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.
Liam Broady delights in ‘career-high moment’ after upsetting Hubert Hurkacz at the Tokyo Olympics
“It couldn’t have gone better,” says Liam Broady.
Andy Murray gives fitness update after men’s doubles win and explains why he ‘loves’ the Olympics
Andy Murray happy to prioritise men’s doubles at Olympics.
No complacency from Andy Murray and Joe Salisbury as they look to join Britain’s medal rush at Olympics
Andy Murray and Joe Salisbury into the men’s doubles quarter-finals.
Naomi Osaka admits she ‘didn’t really know how to cope with Olympics pressure’
Naomi Osaka’s gold medal dreams at Tokyo 2020 over.
High praise for Carlos Alcaraz as Richard Gasquet declares ‘he has the potential to win in a Grand Slam’
Richard Gasquet highlights Carlos Alcaraz’s impressive tennis features.
Naomi Osaka ‘sad’ after crashing out of Tokyo 2020, but ‘really happy with first Olympic experience’
Osaka had hoped to become the first Japanese tennis player to win Olympic gold.
‘We are also human,’ says Iga Swiatek after breaking down following exit from singles at Tokyo Olympics
An emotional exit from Tokyo Games for Iga Swiatek.
The Novak Djokovic steamroller reaches third round at Olympics as Serbian finds ‘a higher level of tennis’
Novak Djokovic four wins away from Olympic gold.
‘It was a tough match for us,’ says Jamie Murray after losing doubles at Olympics alongside Neal Skupski
No medal for Jamie Murray and Neal Skupski at Tokyo Games.