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.
Grigor Dimitrov gives his verdict as he secures another big win in Indian Wells
Dimitrov’s revival continues as he battled past Hubert Hurkacz in a deciding set tie-break.
Cameron Norrie reaches first ATP Masters semi-final as Indian Wells win sees him become new British No 1
Cameron Norrie saw off Diego Schwartzman in the last eight.
‘I look forward to returning to the Tour in the next couple of weeks,’ says Emma Raducanu after withdrawing from WTA event
Emma Raducanu won’t be heading to Russia next week.
Billie Jean King Cup
‘I have made the decision to not play the BJK Cup Finals,’ says Leylah Fernandez
Leylah Fernandez won’t represent Canada at the upcoming Billie Jean King Cup Finals.
Exclusive – New ITF World Tennis Number set to revolutionise the game around the globe
Britain’s LTA has played a leading role in the development of the new ITF World Tennis Number.
Rafael Nadal following a very ‘specific plan’ following foot injury as he provides fitness update
“You have to be a little cautious, look a little in the medium term.”
WATCH: Tennis’ rooftop stars spend time at Rafa Nadal Academy as Roger Federer keeps his promise
Roger Federer keeps his promise as youngsters spend time at Rafa Nadal Academy.
Stefanos Tsitsipas explains how he dug himself out of the ‘red zone’ to see off Alex de Minaur in Indian Wells
“I had to go through so many difficulties in order to find a solution,” says Tsitsipas.
Andy Murray on tennis’ vaccination dilemma ahead of Australian Open: ‘I hope more players get it done’
“I support vaccination,” says Andy Murray.
Leylah Fernandez’s schedule for rest of 2021 up in the air with only Billie Jean King Cup Finals pencilled in
Leylah Fernandez “very grateful for what has happened this year”.