Dominic Thiem defeats Alexander Zverev to clinch Grand Slam title

Austria’s Dominic Thiem finally claimed his maiden Grand Slam title with a stunning comeback to beat Germany’s Alexander Zverev 2-6 4-6 6-4 6-3 7-6(6) in a nerve-jangling battle of wills in the U.S. Open final on Sunday. The 27-year-old world number three appeared to have blown his golden chance as he fell two sets behind… Read More Dominic Thiem defeats Alexander Zverev to clinch Grand Slam title

Naomi Osaka wins Grand Slam title, advocates for racial justice

Naomi Osaka capped a transformative U.S. Open with another Grand Slam title and a challenge to the millions watching across the globe on Saturday to “start talking” about racial justice. Striding into Arthur Ashe Stadium for her first-round match 12 days ago, Osaka put her activism front-and-center from the start, wearing a mask to honor… Read More Naomi Osaka wins Grand Slam title, advocates for racial justice

Tennis champion Novak Djokovic disqualified from U.S. Open for striking judge with ball

A petulant swipe at the ball after having his serve broken brought a sensational end to Novak Djokovic’s U.S. Open on Sunday after the world number one was disqualified for striking a line judge in the throat. The dramatic moment came when the overwhelming title favourite reacted angrily to going 5-6 down to Spain’s Pablo… Read More Tennis champion Novak Djokovic disqualified from U.S. Open for striking judge with ball

NBA, other sports postpone games following boycott over racial injustice

The National Basketball Association (NBA) postponed all three playoff games on Wednesday after the Milwaukee Bucks boycotted Game 5 of their series against the Orlando Magic to protest racial injustice, triggering similar moves across other sports. The action by the Wisconsin-based team follows the police shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man, in the city… Read More NBA, other sports postpone games following boycott over racial injustice

World tennis champion Novak Djokovic tests positive for coronavirus

Novak Djokovic, the men’s world number one tennis player, tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday and then apologised to all individuals who contracted the virus after playing in an exhibition tournament he organised in Serbia and Croatia. Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria, Croatia’s Borna Coric and Viktor Troicki have previously tested positive after playing in Djokovic’s… Read More World tennis champion Novak Djokovic tests positive for coronavirus

Japanese tennis champion Naomi Osaka becomes world’s highest-earning female athlete

Japan’s Naomi Osaka has surpassed Serena Williams as the world’s highest-paid female athlete, raking in $37.4 million in prize money and endorsements over the last year, according to Forbes. The 22-year-old twice Grand Slam champion’s total is the most ever earned by a female athlete in a 12-month period. She earned $1.4 million more than… Read More Japanese tennis champion Naomi Osaka becomes world’s highest-earning female athlete