6h ago| Tennis

Fired up Nadal douses Sonego's challenge

An irritated Rafael Nadal's pursuit of a rare calendar Grand Slam gathered momentum on Saturday as he took it upon himself to reprimand Lorenzo Sonego before condemning the Italian to a 6-1 6-2 6-4 defeat in the Wimbledon third round.

8h ago| Tennis

Swiatek's 37-match winning streak ends at Wimbledon

Iga Swiatek was dumped out of Wimbledon in straight sets on Saturday by French veteran Alize Cornet, ending the world number one's 37-match winning streak.

1d ago| Tennis

Djokovic schools Kecmanovic to reach last 16 again

Novak Djokovic clinically disposed of fellow Serb Miomir Kecmanovic as he continued his relentless pursuit of a fourth successive Wimbledon title with a 6-0 6-3 6-4 victory on Friday.

3d ago| Tennis

Serena diminished at Wimbledon, but flame flickers still

Playing her first singles match for a year after injury, Serena Williams' opening-round Wimbledon loss to Harmony Tan on Tuesday was hardly her most unexpected defeat, but there were plenty of signs it could be the most portentous yet.

4d ago| Tennis

Serena Williams returns to singles tennis at Wimbledon

Serena Williams returned to singles tennis at Wimbledon on Tuesday after a year away, as she took on unseeded Harmony Tan of France.

4d ago| Tennis

Nadal overcomes scare to reach Wimbledon second round

Rafael Nadal overcame a scare in his Wimbledon opener on Tuesday, fighting back from dropping the third set and falling a break down in the fourth to eventually see off Argentina's Francisco Cerundolo.

July 3, 2022
July 3, 2022

Fired up Nadal douses Sonego's challenge

An irritated Rafael Nadal's pursuit of a rare calendar Grand Slam gathered momentum on Saturday as he took it upon himself to reprimand Lorenzo Sonego before condemning the Italian to a 6-1 6-2 6-4 defeat in the Wimbledon third round.

July 2, 2022
July 2, 2022

Swiatek's 37-match winning streak ends at Wimbledon

Iga Swiatek was dumped out of Wimbledon in straight sets on Saturday by French veteran Alize Cornet, ending the world number one's 37-match winning streak.

July 2, 2022
July 2, 2022

Djokovic schools Kecmanovic to reach last 16 again

Novak Djokovic clinically disposed of fellow Serb Miomir Kecmanovic as he continued his relentless pursuit of a fourth successive Wimbledon title with a 6-0 6-3 6-4 victory on Friday.

July 2, 2022
July 2, 2022

‘So far, so good’

Three-time defending champion Novak Djokovic reached the Wimbledon fourth round for the 14th time on Friday with a straight-sets demolition of Serbian compatriot Miomir Kecmanovic.

July 1, 2022
July 1, 2022

Nadal and Swiatek survive wobbles to progress at Wimbledon

Rafael Nadal was again forced to dig deep to reach the Wimbledon third round on Thursday as women's top seed Iga Swiatek survived a stumble to win her 37th match on the spin.

July 1, 2022
July 1, 2022

Kyrgios behaves to reach last 32

Nick Kyrgios buried the rage he showed in his Wimbledon opener to ease into the third round on Thursday and warned: “I just wanted to remind everyone

June 30, 2022
June 30, 2022

Budding athletes seek further training

The country’s budding athletes have been quite happy to undergo short-term training but they apparently sought further training in a bid to reach a competitive level.

June 30, 2022
June 30, 2022

No racket? No problem

Frenchman Ugo Humbert forgot his rackets but definitely brought his A game to Wimbledon on Wednesday as he recovered strongly from a shaky start to beat French Open runner-up Casper Ruud 3-6 6-2 7-5 6-4 in the second round.

June 30, 2022
June 30, 2022

Tennis's forgotten pathfinder Gibson is given a voice

Althea Gibson's journey from poverty to becoming the first black person to win Wimbledon is the fulfilment of the American Dream but she remains shamefully unknown, the English playwright and actor who is playing her on stage told AFP.

June 30, 2022
June 30, 2022

Djokovic storms into third round

Top seed Novak Djokovic once again looked every bit the dominant player who has won the last three Wimbledon titles as he swept aside Australian Thanasi Kokkinakis 6-1, 6-4, 6-2 on Wednesday to power into the third round of the Championships.