Tennis

Djokovic A Hit Among Athletes In Olympia

Tennis world No. 1 Novak Djokovic appears to be enjoying much more from the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games than just the likelihood of a gold medal to look forward to after he beat his first-round opponent, world No. 140, Hugo Dellian of Bolivia, to the victory post on Saturday. The ….

COVID-19 Forces Coco Gauff To Withdraw From The Olympics

We are days away from the Tokyo Olympics, and American tennis star Coco Gauff has been forced to withdraw from the games after testing positive for COVID-19. The 17-year-old took to Twitter to make the announcement on Sunday. She has not indicated when she received her results, although her last ….

Sports Stars Defend Emma Raducanu’s Wimbledon Withdrawal

18-year-old British tennis player Emma Raducanu was forced to withdraw from Wimbledon following an injury. The sports world has come to life with mixed emotions as some tell her to toughen up while others support the decision. During her 16-round competition against Ajla Tomljanovic, Raducanu found herself down 0-3 in ….

2022 ASB Classic Cancelled

ASB organisers have announced that the 2022 tournament will not be taking place. This comes as a result of ongoing COVID-19 restrictions and health concerns. This is the second year in a row that it has been cancelled. At the end of last year, the 2021 tournament was cancelled as ….

Serena Williams To Skip Olympics

During a pre-Wimbledon conference, tennis superstar Serena Williams has revealed that she will not be competing in this year’s Olympics. She refused to tell reporters the reason behind this. She has, however, made mention of the fact that there are many reasons behind the decision but does not feel like ….

Andy Murray Withdraws From French Open

Scottish tennis star Andy Murray has withdrawn from this year’s French Open, citing discomfort from a recent string of injuries and a desire to focus on Wimbledon as the main motivations behind the decision. Murray was recently seen struggling with discomfort during the ATP Masters 1000 event in Rome, Italy. ….

Lydia Ko In Recovery After Singapore Tour

Kiwi golfer Lydia Ko is now four shots away from the lead after she completed an exceptionally strong round in Singapore in the LPGA Tour’s HSBC Women’s World Championship. Ko’s stellar performance included a 4-under-68 shot after Thursday’s round saw her do a polished performance at 69. After getting off ….

Kiwi Tennis Star Apologises For Party Pukana

A top New Zealand Davis Cup tennis player has issued an apology after he was filmed supposedly mocking Mãori culture while at a party on a $21 million dollar boat owned by toy giant Zuru founder Nick Mowbray on Wednesday night. Ajeet Rai, 22, will reportedly be sanctioned by Tennis ….

Kiwi Michael Venus Off To A Strong AO Start

New Zealander Michael Venus has made a phenomenal start to this year’s Australian Open doubles competition. He and Aussie partner John Peers made quick work of dealing with top Australian singles player Alex De Minaur and mate Matt Reid at an impressive score of 6-3, 6-2 in all of 64 ….

All Eyes On Tennis’ Te Anau Invitational

Since quarantine requirements have dealt a death blow to several top local sporting tournament events, including Auckland’s ASB Classic, local tennis fans now have their sights set on December’s Te Anau Invitational. Alongside similar classics such as the Wellington Open / New Zealand Championship, the upcoming invitational remains one of ….