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King makes the grade

King makes the grade

First, it was Daniel Nguyen, then Nicolas Jarry. And now Lukas Lacko has become the latest victim as Barbados’ best tennis player Darian King came from a set down to create history by reaching the main draw of the US Open. The three-day journey started on Wednesday at Flushing Meadows in New York City when […]

Wimbledon 2017: Roger Federer beats Marin Cilic to win record eighth title

Wimbledon 2017: Roger Federer beats Marin Cilic to win record eighth title

Roger Federer became the first man to win Wimbledon eight times and extended his record to 19 Grand Slam titles with victory over Croatia’s Marin Cilic. The Swiss third seed won 6-3 6-1 6-4 as seventh seed Cilic struggled with a blister on his left foot and broke down in tears during the second set. […]

Venus chasing history Saturday

Venus chasing history Saturday

Venus Williams could become the oldest woman to win a Grand Slam singles title in the Open Era when she meets Garbine Muguruza in Saturday’s Wimbledon final. The American, 37, will overtake sister Serena’s record – set when she was aged 35 at the Australian Open in January – by winning her sixth SW19 title. […]

Venus storms into Wimbledon final

Venus storms into Wimbledon final

LONDON (Reuters) – Venus Williams became the oldest woman in 23 years to reach a Wimbledon final as she defied her age and a despondent home crowd to inflict a crushing defeat on British hope Johanna Konta Thursday. Eight years after her last Wimbledon final and more than two decades since Martina Navratilova became the […]

Djokovic, Murray out of Wimbledon

Djokovic, Murray out of Wimbledon

LONDON – Three-times Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic’s painful year continued as he retired with an elbow injury during his quarter-final against Czech Tomas Berdych today. The second seed had lost the opening set and was down a break in the second when he walked to the net and shook his opponent’s hand. The retirement, with […]

Venus overcomes major threat

Venus overcomes major threat

Venus Williams handed out another lesson to one of Wimbledon’s young upstarts when she beat Jelena Ostapenko 6-3 7-5 Tuesday to become the oldest women’s semi-finalist for 23 years. The five-times champion, who turned 37 last month, tamed the big-hitting Latvian with a rock-solid performance under the Centre Court roof, winning with something to spare. […]

Nadal roars on at Wimbledon

Nadal roars on  at Wimbledon

Two-time champion Rafael Nadal marked his return to Centre Court with a 6-4 6-2 7-5 victory over Donald Young to reach the third round at Wimbledon today. The 31-year-old Spaniard, who missed last year’s tournament through injury, looked to be easing to victory until he was broken by the aggressive American when serving for the […]

New serve

New serve

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 […]