Demetrius Andrade: Ready to show I’m the best, after Liam Williams victory

Having successfully defended his WBO world middleweight strap with a points win over a spirited Liam Williams display on Saturday night, Demetrius Andrade (30-0, 18 KOs) called for fellow divisional champions to step-up and fight him, as he wants to make unification fights with WBC champion Jermall Charlo and IBF, IBO title-holder Gennadiy Golovkin in … Continue reading Demetrius Andrade: Ready to show I’m the best, after Liam Williams victory

NBA news round-up: Zion progressing, Williams’ knee surgery, Wembanyama’s draft caution and more

As the domestic campaign gets underway this weekend in France, projected 2023 top draft pick and teenage center Victor Wembanyama spoke with understandable caution about preferring team fit as well as a favourable environment rather than just being the No. 1 selection. Zion Williamson’s strength-and-conditioning coach provided an encouraging endorsement, Robert Williams III (knee) will … Continue reading NBA news round-up: Zion progressing, Williams’ knee surgery, Wembanyama’s draft caution and more

Citi Open: Rebecca Marino secures three-set turnaround win, snaps Venus Williams’ comeback

Three weeks shy of a year since her last competitive singles match ended in defeat by Su-Wei Hsieh in Chicago, seven-time Major winner Venus Williams returned to a rapturous reception in Washington and started brilliantly but sadly her tennis faded drastically against Canadian qualifier Rebecca Marino – losing 4-6, 6-1, 6-4 despite leading the decider … Continue reading Citi Open: Rebecca Marino secures three-set turnaround win, snaps Venus Williams’ comeback

Wimbledon 2022 – Day 2: Nervy finishes as Nadal, Gauff pushed then Tan-Williams steals the show

France’s Harmony Tan stole set one and rallied from 4-0 down in the decider to beat seven-time Wimbledon champion Serena Williams 10-7 during a rollercoaster tiebreak, finishing day two with another in a host of surprise results as the competition at SW19 intensifies. Elsewhere, Iga Swiatek’s winning streak extended to 36 while Rafael Nadal and … Continue reading Wimbledon 2022 – Day 2: Nervy finishes as Nadal, Gauff pushed then Tan-Williams steals the show

US Open 2021: Williams sisters withdraw with injuries, Kenin out with COVID

The list of high-profile withdrawals ahead of the year’s final Grand Slam continues, with Venus and younger sister Serena Williams revealing they won’t feature at Flushing Meadows. After news of Roger Federer (knee) and Rafael Nadal (foot) shutting down their 2021 seasons in the last fortnight, this will be the first Slam tournament without the … Continue reading US Open 2021: Williams sisters withdraw with injuries, Kenin out with COVID

Wimbledon 2021: Serena Williams withdraws mid-match, sustains ankle injury

Serena Williams’ quest for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam triumph, on the surface where she’s clinched six Major titles since beating older sister Venus to first win in 2002, is over on Day 2 – but not as you’d expect. The sixth seed slipped awkwardly behind the baseline, limped towards her chair and it was … Continue reading Wimbledon 2021: Serena Williams withdraws mid-match, sustains ankle injury

Australian Open 2021: Naomi Osaka beats Serena Williams, earns another Final berth

Naomi Osaka (#3) recovered from a sluggish start, down an early break and needing to save points to avoid a 3-0 deficit, to beat Serena Williams 6-3, 6-4 in an hour 15 minutes as fans returned, watching in awe as the 23-year-old once again put her idol’s aspirations for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title … Continue reading Australian Open 2021: Naomi Osaka beats Serena Williams, earns another Final berth