Serena and Venus win; now Williams sisters must play each other

Tennis Aug 12, 2020

Serena and Venus win; now Williams sisters must play each other

Serena Williams was calm in a return more dramatic than some might have expected — even after a long layoff. Williams needed to rally to win in her comeback following a six-month layoff, beating unseeded American Bernarda Pera 4-6, 6-4, 6-1 in Tuesday's first round ...

WADA finds no link between therapeutic exemptions, Olympic medals

Olympics May 22, 2020

WADA finds no link between therapeutic exemptions, Olympic medals

There's no meaningful link between an athlete having a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) and winning an Olympic medal, a study unveiled Thursday by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) found. U.S. tennis stars Serena and Venus Williams and reigning Olympic and world all-around gymnastics champion Simone ...

Business / Tech Sep 19, 2019

African star tech startup lays off hundreds of junior developers

Major African tech start-up Andela sacked hundreds of its staff this week — the majority from Nigeria — in one of the largest layoffs in the continent's budding tech industry. The start-up, backed by hundreds of millions of dollars from investors including Facebook and tennis ...

Naomi Osaka ready for defense of U.S. Open title

Tennis Aug 24, 2019

Naomi Osaka ready for defense of U.S. Open title

Serena Williams has the U.S. Open spotlight as she chases tennis history, but a host of Grand Slam winners and high-ranked rivals are also taking aim at the title. The 37-year-old American will be the focus of attention when the Flushing Meadows fortnight begins Monday ...

Naomi Osaka, Kei Nishikori  given easy openers at U.S. Open

Tennis Aug 23, 2019

Naomi Osaka, Kei Nishikori given easy openers at U.S. Open

Top seed and world No. 1 Naomi Osaka will begin her title defense at the U.S. Open with a first-round clash against 93rd-ranked Anna Blinkova of Russia, while seventh seed Kei Nishikori faces a yet-unknown qualifier in his opening match. On Thursday, when the U.S. ...