Australian Open champion Sofia Kenin crashes out in second round

Tennis Feb 11, 2021

Australian Open champion Sofia Kenin crashes out in second round

Reigning champion Sofia Kenin crashed out of the Australian Open in the second round on Thursday, slumping to a 6-3, 6-2 defeat at the hands of world number 65 Kaia Kanepi on Margaret Court Arena. The 22-year-old, who followed her Grand Slam breakthrough at Melbourne ...

Impressive Naomi Osaka makes winning start in Melbourne

Tennis Feb 2, 2021

Impressive Naomi Osaka makes winning start in Melbourne

World No. 3 Naomi Osaka made light work of France's Alize Cornet on Tuesday in the Japanese star's first competitive match since winning the U.S. Open for a second time. The three-time Grand Slam champion hit 22 winners to move into the third round of ...

Most Australian Open participants clear quarantine

Tennis Jan 31, 2021

Most Australian Open participants clear quarantine

The Australian Open quarantine facilities are still holding 15 people, including one player and two others who tested positive for COVID-19 earlier in their lockdown, Melbourne health authorities said on Sunday. The vast majority of the more than 1,000 players and their entourages undergoing 14 ...

Coronavirus may take spit, sweaty towels, handshakes out of sports

Sports Apr 6, 2020

Coronavirus may take spit, sweaty towels, handshakes out of sports

As the coronavirus brings the international sports calendar to a grinding halt, there are some long-standing habits which could change forever once competition resumes. Saliva to take the shine off swing bowling has been a reliable friend to fast bowlers throughout the history of cricket. But ...

Kei Nishikori motors into second round at U.S. Open

Tennis Aug 27, 2019

Kei Nishikori motors into second round at U.S. Open

Kei Nishikori advanced to the second round of the U.S. Open on Monday after Marco Trungelliti retired with an injury in the second set of their match. The seventh-seeded Nishikori had a trouble-free start to his campaign for a first Grand Slam title as he ...