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Author: Barbara Wancke

Wimbledon Day 9 | Karolina Pliskova becomes World No 1

Karolina Pliskova is taking the top spot of the WTA rankings without striking a ball after Simona Halep lost to Johanna Konta in the quarter-finals on Tuesday. In doing so, she overhauls Germany’s Angelique Kerber by way of the quirky nature of the points-based ranking system that sees the 25-year-old rise to the summit and become the 23rd player to do...

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Wimbledon Day 7 | Juniors kick off at Wimbledon

The Junior Championships at Wimbledon have a huge following as spectators know this is the breeding ground of future Grand Slam champions. The likes of Bjorn Borg, Ivan Lendl, Pat Cash, Stefan Edberg and Roger Federer have hoisted the Boys trophy and gone on to win the senior title, while the girls include Ann Haydon Jones, Olga Morozova, Tracy Austin, Martina HIngis and Amelie...

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Palm Beach | Venus not to blame

Seven-time Grand Slam winner Venus Williams has been found to have been ‘driving lawfully’ during the fatal car crash in Florida last month. Williams was accused of being at fault for the crash in Palm Beach Gardens, which led to the death of a 78-year-old male, but police have now rescinded their initial...

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