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Navratilova

Navratilova on Transgender Athletes in Women’s Sports

Martina Navratilova, a tennis legend with an illustrious career, has been a vocal critic of transgender athletes competing in women's sports. Her views have sparked controversy, with accusations of transphobia, yet she maintains her position on preserving fair competition and equal opportunities for female athletes. Navratilova's tennis achievements are nothing short of remarkable, boasting 18 Grand Slam singles titles, 31 doubles titles, and 10 mixed doubles titles. Her 59 Major trophies make her the most decorated tennis player of the Open Era, retiring
Serena

Serena & Anna’s Reunion Delights Fans

Serena & Anna's Reunion Delights Fans The recent Trilogy Tour concert featuring Enrique Iglesias, Ricky Martin, and Pitbull in Miami, Florida, became more than just a musical extravaganza for tennis fans as Serena Williams reconnected with Anna Kournikova, marking a nostalgic reunion 21 years after their last on-court meeting. Attending the concert at the Kaseya Center on November 10, Serena Williams shared her delightful experience on social media. The tennis legend's Instagram post included a video compilation capturing her backstage interactions with the
Wozniacki's

Serena’s CFDA Fashion: Wozniacki’s Wow Moment

Former World No. 1 tennis star, Caroline Wozniacki's, recently expressed her admiration for Serena Williams' fashion prowess at the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) awards. The event, held in New York on Tuesday, November 7, witnessed Serena Williams being honored with the prestigious Fashion Icon of The Year award. Serena's choice of attire for the awards ceremony captured the attention of many, including her fellow tennis professional, Caroline Wozniacki. The 23-time Grand Slam champion donned a custom corset gown designed by
Women's Tennis WTA Rankings

Women’s Tennis WTA Rankings 2023

Women's Tennis WTA Rankings 2023 - Singles Rankings RKNAMEPOINTSAGE1Belarus - Aryna Sabalenka9,480252Poland - Iga Swiatek8,890223USA - Coco Gauff6,455194USA - Jessica Pegula5,955295Kazakhstan - Elena Rybakina5,870246Greece - Maria Sakkari4,475287Tunisia - Ons Jabeur4,150298Czechia - Marketa Vondrousova3,839249Czechia - Karolina Muchova3,6642710France - Caroline Garcia3,4502911USA - Madison Keys2,9402812Russia - Daria Kasatkina2,8302613Latvia - Jelena Ostapenko2,6652614Czechia - Petra Kvitova2,6603315Switzerland - Belinda Bencic2,6052616Russia - Liudmila Samsonova2,5952417Russia - Veronika Kudermetova2,5502618Czechia - Barbora Krejcikova2,4802719Belarus - Victoria Azarenka2,2253420Brazil - Beatriz Haddad Maia2,2102721Croatia - Donna Vekic2,1202722Russia - Ekaterina Alexandrova2,0352823Poland - Magda Linette1,8763124China - Zheng Qinwen1,8732125Ukraine -
Rennae Stubbs'

Rennae Stubbs’ WTA Website Outage Frustration

Rennae Stubbs' WTA Website Outage Frustration Former coach to tennis legend Serena Williams, Rennae Stubbs, recently voiced her frustration over a website outage on the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) website due to essential maintenance. This incident left Stubbs, who is passionate about promoting the sport, disappointed and seeking assistance from the WTA. On Tuesday, October 3, the WTA website became temporarily inaccessible due to maintenance. The website serves as the primary source for information and updates related to women's tennis, including rankings, live
Maria Sharapova

Maria Sharapova Cheers Ons Jabeur’s Grand Slam Dream

Maria Sharapova Support for Ons Jabeur's Grand Slam Aspirations Former WTA No.1 Maria Sharapova has always been known for her fierce competitiveness and dedication to tennis. As a five-time Grand Slam champion, she understands the challenges and pressures that come with competing at the highest level of the sport. Recently, Sharapova shared her admiration and support for a rising star in women's tennis, Tunisian player Ons Jabeur, and expressed her hopes for Jabeur to clinch her maiden Grand Slam title. In a compelling
Serena Williams

Serena Williams Delights with Nike Gifts for her Baby

Serena Williams Shows Off Newborn Baby Adira's Stylish Nike Gifts Serena Williams, the former World No. 1 tennis legend, recently delighted her fans by showcasing a package of brand-new outfits and footwear gifted to her newborn daughter, Adira. Serena and her husband, Alexis Ohanian, welcomed their second daughter, Adira River, into the world on August 22, 2023. The couple, who tied the knot in November 2017, has been sharing glimpses of their family life on social media, keeping their fans updated with heartwarming
Zhang Shuai

Zhang Retires in tears after Opponent Erases mark on…

China's Zhang Shuai retired from her Hungarian Grand Prix match in tears on Tuesday after her local opponent Amarissa Toth erased a ball mark on the clay court following a disputed line call. Second seed Zhang hit a crosscourt forehand that appeared to land on the line but was called out by the line judge. The chair umpire then stepped down to take a look at the mark and confirmed the ball had landed outside the line. Zhang was incensed by the call
Carlos Alcaraz

You have given us immense joy today: Rafael Nadal…

Rafael Nadal was among the first ones to congratulate compatriot Carlos Alcaraz after he made history by defeating Novak Djokovic and claiming his first Wimbledon crown on Sunday. “Congratulations @carlosalcaraz. You have given us immense joy today and I am sure that our pioneer in Spanish tennis, Manolo Santana, has also been cheering wherever he is. A very strong hug and enjoy the moment, Champion!!!,” Nadal posted on Twitter. Alcaraz heralded the changing of the guard in men’s tennis as he ended Djokovic’s
Andy Murray

Murray-Tsitsipas tantalizingly poised, Broady stuns Ruud as Wimbledon Heats…

Andy Murray left a baying Centre Court crowd on tenterhooks as he moved within a set of beating Stefanos Tsitsipas in a late-night Wimbledon thriller to conclude a day in which less-heralded Briton Liam Broady scored a huge shock on Thursday. The 36-year-old twice former champion, who plays with a partly metal hip joint, rolled back the years to lead 6-7(3) 7-6(2) 6-4 when play was stopped with the 11pm curfew looming. Few players can engineer drama like the Scot and he had
David Beckham

David Beckham on Centre Court as sun comes out…

David Beckham took time out from overseeing his Inter Miami side’s dreadful run of form to take in the action on Centre Court at Wimbledon on Wednesday. The former England captain and Manchester United midfielder sat in the Royal Box with his mother Sandra, 74, as play got under way with Russian 11th seed Daria Kasatkina facing Britain’s Jodie Burrage. Dressed in a light brown blazer, the 48-year-old Beckham is a regular visitor to the All England Club – not far from Selhurst
Retired Tennis Champion Ash Barty

Retired Tennis Champion Ash Barty announces Birth of Baby…

Retired tennis champion Ash Barty on Tuesday announced the birth of her first child. The former No. 1 player, who retired just over 15 months ago, revealed on social media that she and husband Garry Kissick had welcomed a baby boy. “Our beautiful boy. Welcome to the world, Hayden!” the Australian wrote on Instagram alongside a photo of the newborn. The three-time Grand Slam champion who spent more than two consecutive years at No. 1 in the rankings retired at the age of
Djokovic Begins Record Quest

Wimbledon: No Slip-ups as Novak Djokovic Begins Record Quest

Four-times defending champion and hot favourite Novak Djokovic began his record quest with a straight-sets Wimbledon victory over a willing but outgunned Argentine Pedro Cachin on Centre Court on Monday. Serbian Djokovic, 36, is seeking a men’s record-extending 24th Grand Slam title that would also draw him level with Australia’s Margaret Court, to match Roger Federer’s eight Wimbledons and equal Federer and Bjorn Borg’s record of five successive men’s singles crowns. Although Cachin claimed an early break in a competitive first set, the
Wozniacki come back

Former world number one Wozniacki Announces Comeback

Caroline Wozniacki is set to make a comeback to tennis after the former world number one said on Thursday that she was ready to return to the Tour having retired from the sport in 2020 to start a family. Danish player Wozniacki spent 71 weeks at the top of the world rankings and finished with 30 singles titles - including a Grand Slam crown at the Australian Open in 2018. She announced her retirement prior to the 2020 Australian Open at the age
Five Top contenders for the Wimbledon

Five Top contenders for the Wimbledon Women’s Crown

Five top contenders for the women's title at Wimbledon, which starts on Monday. IGA SWIATEK (POLAND) World ranking: 1 There will be a sense of deja vu for Swiatek who arrives at the All England Club as world number one and fresh from her French Open triumph for the second year running, but she will hope to master Wimbledon's slick lawns this time around. Swiatek, who won the Wimbledon junior title in 2018, has dominated the tour since replacing the retired Ash Barty
Petra Kvitova

Petra Kvitova warms up for Wimbledon with German Open…

Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova beat Donna Vekic of Croatia 6-2 7-6(6) on Sunday to lift the German Open title and confirm her form on grass just over a week before the Grand Slam in London. The 33-year-old Czech, who also beat Vekic en route to victory at the Miami Open this year, earned her 31st career title. The left-hander looked completely at ease on the surface as she captured her sixth title on grass, more than any other active WTA player, in
World Padel League in Dubai

Mission accomplished for Jaguars in the inaugural World Padel…

When the players walked in at the start of the inaugural World Padel League final, the background music that played was the Mission Impossible theme, which signified the contest expected between Jaguars and Panthers at Coca-Cola Arena in Dubai on Sunday. It was a Mission Impossible for Jaguars at the start on Saturday, when they turned the tables on Panthers and then continued to be on a mission right from the start in the final. Sanyo Gutierrez and Carolina Navarro gave Jaguars the
Novak Djokovic with Grand Slam Title

Novak Djokovic Makes Record, Wins 23 grand Slam Titles…

Since his emergence at the top level of professional tennis 18 years ago, Novak Djokovic has used the dizzying bar set by Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal before him as inspiration to push himself to his limits, never doubting that he would one day rise above it. What once seemed impossible eventually became inevitable. On Sunday, Djokovic finally surpassed his great rivals in the most significant category of all as he defeated Casper Ruud 7-6 (1), 6-3, 7-5 to clinch his 23rd grand
Nick Taylor after win

Nick Taylor becomes the first Canadian Champion since 1954…

Nick Taylor became the first Canadian in 69 years to win his national open, holing a 72-foot eagle putt on the fourth playoff hole to beat Tommy Fleetwood in the RBC Canadian Open. Taylor tossed his putter into the air and jumped into the arms of his caddie after the longest made putt of his PGA Tour career on Sunday, and fellow Canadian players Mike Weir, Corey Conners and Adam Hadwin were among those who ran out to the green to congratulate him.
Mikael Ymer Disqualification

Ymer Disqualified in Lyon after Smashing Racket on Umpire’s…

Mikael Ymer was disqualified from the Lyon Open on Wednesday after he smashed his racket on the umpire's chair following an argument over a line call. Swede Ymer was playing Frenchman Arthur Fils in the last 16 of the ATP 250 event when the 24-year-old argued with the umpire over a return and pointed to a mark on the clay to make his case. The umpire said he saw the ball bounce on the line but Ymer, ranked number 53 in the world,