Tennis Today: Stunning Serena WIlliams impresses again; brilliant Roger Federer #TBT
In Tennis Today, Serena Williams just can’t stop impressing, and #TBT king Roger Federer gives us another treat.
What’s on the site
Did you know it’s been over a year since a British player won an ATP Tour singles title?
Yes? Well, okay smarty-pants. But do you also know the story of how Jeremy Bates ended a 17-year famine for British tennis? Feast your eyes.
Rafael Nadal is, of course, having no such trouble winning tournaments.
The world number one, fresh from winning the Monte Carlo Open last week, is making fine progress in Barcelona, where he has already powered into the quarter-finals.
We also have a wrap of all all things WTA here.
Grigor Dimitrov is also going well, but how much do you know about his Bulgarian’s career?
Find out in our quiz.
What’s in the news
Serena Williams is always great value whenever she speaks and she’s been outdoing even her own usual amazing standards this week.
She’s been sharing her experiences of motherhood and maternal healthcare, and it’s a wonderful read.
And, as if that wasn’t enough, Serena also has issued some royal wedding advice to Meghan Markle!
In less uplifting, heart-warming news, Rafael Nadal’s Barcelona Open quarter-final opponent Martin Klizan has issued a ‘warning’ to the Spaniard.
It sounds dramatic, but it’s not. The ‘warning’ is that Nadal is a human being, which we’re pretty sure everyone already knew.
What’s on social media
Being Serena premiered this week, and the woman herself looked stunning for the occasion.
Speaking of stunning women if the WTA, Simona Halep is a cover girl.
We were offered a simply wonderful Roger Federer throwback Thursday!
And a happy belated birthday day Miami Open champion John Isner! 33 years young yesterday.
What’s on TV
ATP Barcelona Open
LIVE – Sky Sports Arena / Sky Sports Main Event
Catch all the action from the Porsche Grand Prix in Germany.
11:30-17:30 / 18:30-22:30
BT Sport 1 – LIVE
Top seed Caroline Wozniacki is back in action.
11:30-13:30 / 14:00-20:00
BT Sport 3 – LIVE
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Jessica Pegula laments gender pay gap and highlights how women’s tennis can improve
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Novak Djokovic hailed as the ‘most complete player’ who has ‘evolved at a level yet to be reached’
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Tiger Woods pays touching tribute to friend Rafael Nadal as retirement beckons for tennis great
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