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A year after former vice president of the Barbados Table Tennis Association (BTTA) John Pilgrim said the sport was “in chaos” and called for the National Sports Council and the Barbados Olympic Association to intervene and provide administrative guidance, a senior member of the BTTA executive  says  table tennis is in “very good vein”. “We […]

‘Sharapova should not play again’

‘Sharapova should not  play again’

Canadian Eugenie Bouchard has lashed out at the WTA for giving Maria Sharapova the chance to compete in tournaments after serving a 15-month doping ban and said the Russian is a “cheater” who should never be allowed to play again. Sharapova beat Italian Roberta Vinci in the first round of the Stuttgart Grand Prix yesterday […]

Williams responds to Nastase

Williams responds to Nastase

Serena Williams yesterday called the alleged comments about her unborn child made by former world number one Ilie Nastase “racist” and applauded the International Tennis Federation for launching a probe into the remarks. Former tennis bad boy Nastase, who won two grand slam titles in the 1970s, was quoted by Romanian and some British media […]

Barbados overcome Guatemala 3-2

Barbados overcome Guatemala 3-2

Darian King has led the Barbados Davis Cup team to an historic win and in so doing has moved to a career high 112th world ranking. For the first time in Davis Cup history, Barbados defeated Guatemala 3-2 and earned their place once more in the Americas Group ll final. After the opening day on […]

King leads Davis Cup challenge

King leads Davis Cup challenge

It was all too easy for Barbadian tennis ace Darian King.  Competing in Davis Cup Group ll Americas, King continued his impressive form on home court with a three straight win against Luciano Ramazzini Friday afternoon at the Barbados Lawn Tennis Association.  Barbados were placed early on the back foot 1-0 against the Guatemalans but King, […]

Barbados ready

Barbados ready

Barbados will seek to register their first ever win over Guatemala this coming Friday, April 7 in their Group 2 Americas Zone Davis Cup tie. The Bajan tennis players will surely be high on confidence considering they recently won their first away tie in Group 2 against Paraguay 3-2. The team led by non-playing captain […]

Barbados defeat Paraguay 3-2

Barbados defeat Paraguay 3-2

Barbados defeated Paraguay 3-2 in their first round, Group 2 American Zone Davis Cup tie Sunday at the Rakiura Resort in Luque, Paraguay. They were boosted by the excellent play of their number one player Darian King, who beat Paraguayan number one Ayed Zatar 7-6, 6-1, 6-1. The hosts’ Bruno Britez defeated Seanon Williams 6-3, 6-2 […]

Serena beats Venus to set Grand Slam record

Serena beats Venus to set Grand Slam record

Serena Williams reigned supreme in tennis’s great sibling rivalry, edging an emotion-charged clash with sister Venus to claim her seventh Australian Open on Saturday and a record 23rd grand slam title in the professional era. Beset by nerves early in the tense family affair, the American needed all her firepower and famed mental strength to […]

Murray continues Qatar quest

Murray continues Qatar quest

Top-seeded Andy Murray defeated Spain’s Nicolas Almagro in testing, blustery conditions to reach his first semi-final of the season at the Qatar Open on Thursday. Murray came through 7-6 (7-4) 7-5 and will take on the winner of the later match between third-seeded Czech Tomas Berdych and Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in Friday’s semi-finals. The Scot […]

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