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Davis Cup showdown

Davis Cup showdown

Tomorrow is a big day for Barbados’ tennis and though many eyes will be fixed on ace player Darian King, there is another player eager to show Barbadians he has what it takes to represent the Barbados flag on a major stage. Matthew Foster-Estwick is anxious to deliver his maiden serve on home soil when […]

King going with the Flow

King going with the Flow

The king of swing can continue to count on the support of Flow. Tennis star Darian King, who last month made history at the US Open by becoming the first Barbadian to play in the main draw of a Grand Slam, was recently toasted by his leading sponsor at a special reception held at Champers […]

Sloane Stephens Wins 1st Grand Slam with US Open Final Victory over Madison Keys

Sloane Stephens Wins 1st Grand Slam with US Open Final Victory over Madison Keys

Sloane Stephens completed her epic run through the 2017 U.S. Open with a 6-3, 6-0 win over Madison Keys in Sunday’s final. This is not only the first career Grand Slam title for Stephens, but she also became the first American woman other than Venus and Serena Williams to win a major since Jennifer Capriati in 2002. The 24-year-old was ranked […]

Bajans ready for Venezuelans

Bajans ready for Venezuelans

Fresh off a favourable outing at the United States Open, tennis ace Darian King is back home to bolster Barbados’ chance for promotion into Davis Cup Group l.  The 106 world ranked King, among the Association of Tennis Professionals’ best players, is high on confidence having defied the odds when he overcame a shoulder injury […]

King beaten but not disgraced

King beaten but not disgraced

by Anmar Goodridge-Boyce He may have lost the match, but Darian King’s world class performance in his debut at the US Open has won the hearts of Barbadians. Barbados’ top seed created history on Friday afternoon at the Louis Armstrong Stadium when he came from a set and a break down to defeat Slovakian Lucas […]

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 […]