Rafael Nadal and Naomi Osaka, with 24 Grand Slam titles between them, both withdrew from Wimbledon on Thursday with the Spanish star also pulling out of the Tokyo Olympics in a bid "to prolong my career". Rafael Nadal Nadal's snub of the Olympics was later followed by world number five Dominic Thiem also withdrawing from … Continue reading Naomi Osaka and Rafael Nadal officially withdraw from Wimbledon
The highest-paid female athlete in the world, tennis superstar Naomi Osaka, decided to leave the French Open at the end of May citing her battle with depression and anxiety. Her withdrawal from the tournament created a media frenzy, and divided journalists and fans. But it has also started a conversation about athletes and mental health that … Continue reading Naomi Osaka opens up on mental health issues
Novak Djokovic tested positive for the coronavirus on Tuesday after taking part in a tennis exhibition series he organised in Serbia and Croatia. The World No 1 ranked Serb is the fourth player to test positive for the virus after first playing in Belgrade and then again last weekend in Zadar. His wife also tested … Continue reading Novak Djokovic and wife test positive for COVID-19
Rafa Nadal spoke exclusively to a Spanish sports media, AS, at his academy in Manacor, Mallorca, where the world No. 1 lives. The tennis icon discussed his successes across the 2019 season and the adjustments he has made to his game to sustain his reign at the top with a fifth year-end number one ranking, … Continue reading Rafael Nadal: The road to success wasn’t easy
In-form Naomi Osaka outlasted Petra Kvitova in a three-set marathon for a drought-breaking victory at the WTA Finals on Sunday. Opening the $14 million round-robin tournament, the first in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen, the world No.3 regrouped from several lethargic stretches to win 7-6 (7/1), 4-6, 6-4 in two hours and 39 minutes. It was the Japanese … Continue reading WTA Finals: Naomi Osaka soars high above Petra Kvitova
Naomi Osaka became a world champion after trashing Serena Williams in their 2018 U.S. Open (Women’s Singles) final, but the landmark achievement on that "memorable day (06.09.2018)" has been a subject of prolonged debate. In Japan, and in fact, to Japanese citizens all over the world, Naomi is immortal. That unexpected status quo-altering triumph … Continue reading This ‘racist’ cartoon of Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka will make you laugh and cry
Serena Williams has advised women to consider talking to someone – a close friend or relative, if they feel threatened by postpartum disorders. The world-class tennis star gave birth to her first daughter last September but apparently suffered mental health issues ahead of her recent 6-1 6-0 loss to Johanna Konta in their first round … Continue reading Serena Williams urges women to adopt a positive approach to mental health issues
WTA Tour Ranking for the year 2017 has been released and Simona Halep of Romania was voted No. 1 with 6,175 points. Image: Simona Halep Although Halep is yet to win her first grand slam title, she admits this achievement will play a big role in motivating her to work harder for another breakthrough next … Continue reading WTA Ranking 2017: What has to be done
At a press conference in Los Angeles yesterday 7 March, 2016 Maria Sharapova announced that she failed a doping test at the Australian Open in January. She has been handed a provisional suspension starting this Saturday. The 28-year-old admitted that she tested positive for Meldonium but stressed that she has been on the same drug … Continue reading Maria Sharapova Failed A Doping Test.
Life isn't just about wearing white tennis outfit on the court and winning trophies. At times we need to chillax, show appreciation to supporters and give ourselves some treats. Serena chose to spice up her achievements by partying in a bridal inspired gown. How about that? She attended the 2016 Vanity Fair Oscar Party, hosted by … Continue reading Serena Williams Is On With It.