Tennis Today: Naomi Osaka wins peculiar poll, Wimbledon urged to modernise ticketing system
In Tennis Today, Naomi Osaka wins a poll that she is sure to remember when she retires while Wimbledon is told to modernise its ticketing system.
What’s on the site
How long will Roger Federer continue to play professional tennis is a question that keeps popping up. Annabel Croft believes she knows the answer.
Arantxa Sanchez Vicario celebrated her birthday on Tuesday and we took a look at her rise to world No 1.
Then in case you missed it, the WTA has released its 2019 rulebook and it’s good news for returning mothers as well as those players who want to wear catsuits.
What’s in the news
The Daily Mail has an exclusive with Serena and Venus Williams’ father Richard, who is accusing his ex-wife of “forging his signature to take his home”.
One of the weirdest polls Naomi Osaka will win as she has been named the most unfairly treated sportsperson of 2018.
The research was commissioned by online casino PlayOJO and The Independent has the full story for you.
These are the polls she will remember when she retires one day.
Staying with some weird and wonderful stuff, Serena Williams’ daughter’s doll Qai Qai has become a big hit on social media, reports Mashable.
What’s on social media
Naomi Osaka being Naomi Osaka.
Time for Wimbledon to modernise their ticketing system?
A very good point made in this letter in The Times today regarding Wimbledon’s public ballot. It is the year 2018 and the All England Club are still requesting a stamped addressed envelope… pic.twitter.com/ijgWZZZvAx
— Stuart Fraser (@stu_fraser) December 18, 2018
Can the new tennis season just start already!
The players are gearing up for this year’s championship from Dec 27-29! Are you ready to watch 61 grand slams all at one place, in #AbuDhabi? https://t.co/AaDLqtLe3b #MWTC #GrandSlam #Championship pic.twitter.com/Q0CzJP6uNt
— MWTC (@MubadalaTennis) December 18, 2018
We all love a dive in tennis and here is Tennis TV’s best ones from 2018.
The WTA stars talk about their proudest moments of 2018.
Now here’s a throwback of note.
What’s on TV
Still nothing to see here.
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Francisco Cerundolo eyeing remarkable family first ahead of Argentina Open final
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Classy Petra Kvitova in dominant form as she eases to Qatar Open title
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WATCH: Roger Federer practices in Doha as he learns his fate in the draw
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Andrey Rublev’s stunning run of form continues as beats Stefanos Tsitsipas
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Roger Federer sends fans crazy with a social media post ahead of his return to action
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Garbine Muguruza into the final in Qatar after Victoria Azarenka pulls out
Victoria Azarenka withdrew ahead of the Qatar Total Open semi-finals to send Garbine Muguruza.
Stefanos Tsitsipas sets up showdown with Andrey Rublev in Rotterdam
Stefanos Tsitsipas is into the semi-finals of the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam.
Lawn Tennis Association determined to show commitment to inclusion and diversity
Seven people from diverse backgrounds have been appointed to the LTA Council.
Andy Murray’s tips on how to make sure you stay injury-free when tennis resumes after lockdown
Andy Murray is back with some tips.