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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 […]

Serena loses to world No. 72

Serena loses to world No. 72

Serena Williams pulled no punches in analyzing how poorly she played during a shock defeat to fellow American Madison Brengle at the ASB Classic in Auckland. In her comeback tournament after a four-month struggle with shoulder and knee injuries, the 22-time grand slam winner was dumped out in the second round after hitting a staggering […]

Murray extends streak to 25

Murray extends streak to 25

World number one Andy Murray extended his career-best winning streak on the ATP Tour to 25 as he swept past Frenchman Jeremy Chardy 6-0 7-6(2) in his opener at the Qatar Open on Tuesday. In his first competitive match of 2017, the 29-year-old Scot, who received a knighthood in the New Year’s Honours list after […]

Ivanovic retires from pro tennis

Ivanovic retires from pro tennis

Former world No 1 and French Open winner Ana Ivanovic has announced her retirement from tennis at the age of 29. Ivanovic confirmed several recent injuries are the reason for her decision to call time on a 13-year professional career which peaked with victory at Roland Garros in 2008, the year she reached the summit […]

Moseley, Lawrence miss final

Moseley, Lawrence miss final

One of Barbados’ up-and-coming tennis prospects Matthew Foster-Estwick will be put to the test when he comes up against the experienced Seanon Williams in Saturday’s Barbados Davis Cup Invitational final. Playing on court one in the first semifinal match at the Barbados Lawn Tennis Association (BLTA), Williams defeated fellow Davis Cup teammate and veteran Russell Moseley […]

Kvitova undergoes hand surgery

Kvitova undergoes hand surgery

PRAGUE – Two-time Wimbledon tennis champion Petra Kvitova underwent nearly four hours of surgery on her playing hand on Tuesday after she was stabbed by a knife-wielding intruder in her home in the Czech Republic. Early indications showed the Czech world number eleven could well make a recovery and return to tennis, where she has […]

Nadal hires Moya in a bid to revive career

Nadal hires Moya in a bid to revive career

Rafael Nadal has turned to former world No. 1 Carlos Moya in a bid to revive his stalled tennis career. Moya has been added to Nadal’s coaching team, to work alongside his uncle Toni and Francis Roig, it was announced Saturday. “To have someone like Carlos, who is not only a friend but also a […]

Williams calls for tennis equality

Williams calls for tennis equality

Serena Williams has hit out at gender inequality and criticised how she is described as one of the “world’s greatest female athletes” in an open letter, published by the Women’s Tennis Association. The American, a 22-time Grand Slam singles champion, wrote the letter as part of Porter Magazine’s Incredible Women of 2016 issue and claimed she […]

Marshall making positive strides

Marshall making positive strides

Kaipo Marshall’s hard work and determination has earned him the 2016 Barbados Sol National Male Junior Tennis Championship. At just 14 years old, Marshall, currently a student of The St Michael School, captured his first under-18 title in exciting fashion when he came from a set down to defeat Kyle Frost 2-1 in the best […]

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