Having promised to atone for a topsy-turvy 2021, #1 WBA middleweight contender Chris Eubank Jr will face a stiff test of his world championship aspirations when looking to silence domestic rival Liam Williams in enemy territory at the Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff on December 11.
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
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
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
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
After an impressive start, it was an underwhelming finish as world title hopeful Chris Eubank Jr scored three knockdowns in the first four rounds, en route to retaining his #1 WBA middleweight ranking with a comfortable decision win (116-109, 116-109, 116-108) against Liam Williams.
The first Grand Slam tournament of 2022 will be without more notable champions: 23-time Major winner Serena Williams isn’t fully recovered from her hamstring injury, while Bianca Andreescu has also opted out. Novak Djokovic, a nine-time winner in Melbourne, will participate despite refusing to declare his COVID-19 vaccination status in recent months.
As he continues rehabbing his foot injury, New Orleans Pelicans’ All-Star forward Zion Williamson is out for another 2-3 weeks after head coach Willie Green told reporters that he’s progressing in his recovery. His NOLA teammates (1-6) need him back sooner rather than later.
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
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
With this year’s Championships less than a fortnight away now, the grasscourt season is already underway – former singles champions Andy Murray (#124) and Venus Williams (#112) have been granted wildcard entries into the main draw, which kicks off on June 28 at SW19.
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