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. ...

Naomi Osaka and Serena Williams set for a rematch in Toronto

Tennis Aug 9, 2019

Naomi Osaka and Serena Williams set for a rematch in Toronto

Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka advanced to the Rogers Cup quarterfinals on Thursday to set up their first meeting since the American's infamous row with an umpire overshadowed last year's U.S. Open final. Osaka won her first career Grand Slam at Flushing Meadows but the ...

Osaka advances to ensure Barty out as No. 1

Tennis Aug 8, 2019

Osaka advances to ensure Barty out as No. 1

Naomi Osaka advanced to the third round of the Rogers Cup on Wednesday, ensuring Australian Ashleigh Barty will be dethroned this week as world No. 1. Serena Williams, the 37-year-old American star chasing a record-tying 24th Grand Slam singles title, won her opener in the ...

Serena Williams issued $10,000 fine for Wimbledon court damage

Tennis Jul 9, 2019

Serena Williams issued $10,000 fine for Wimbledon court damage

Seven-time Wimbledon champion Serena Williams has been fined $10,000 for damaging one of the All England Club courts with her racket, officials said Tuesday. The 37-year-old American was sanctioned for an incident that took place during a practice session before the tournament got underway. "The code ...