Tennis Today: Roger Federer ‘not in mood for politics’, news about ‘pretty s****y’ Serena Williams comments
In Tennis Today, Roger Federer is not interested in politics while Serena Williams has come under fire for her “pretty s****y” comments regarding world No 1 Ashleigh Barty.
What’s on the site
This way for your Wimbledon order of play for day three, featuring Novak Djokovic, Simona Halep and Kyle Edmund.
BBC commentator Annabel Croft spoke exclusively to Tennis365 about John McEnroe’s prediction for Coco Gauff.
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Nick Kyrgios produced another tetchy press conference after his opening win at Wimbledon.
Former champion Maria Sharapova, meanwhile, made an early exit from the All England Club, but she has vowed to fight on.
What’s in the news
Roger Federer was “not in the mood to talk politics” after his first-round win at Wimbledon, according to Tennishead.net.
“I’m honestly not in the mood to talk politics. We’re on the second day of Wimbledon, and that is your last question you had about politics today,” he said.
“Other guys would like to talk about maybe forehands and backhands. But I respect your questions. No problem.”
You might want to read Sam Groth’s piece “Serena Williams is a disgrace to world No.1 Ash Barty” in the Herald Sun.
“I thought Serena Williams’ reaction to Ash Barty becoming world No.1 last week was an absolute disgrace,” he starts.
“I don’t think what Ash has achieved in recent weeks has actually had the recognition it deserves from a lot of people, but as one of the biggest names in tennis, what Serena said was pretty shitty.”
It was another good day for the Brits at Wimbledon as Johanna Konta, Dan Evans, Harriet Dart, Cameron Norrie and Jay Clarke also advanced to the second round, reports The Telegraph.
Bernard Tomic is back in the news for the wrong reasons as The Telegraph says the Australian is “unlikely to receive Wimbledon prize money after losing to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in 58 minutes”.
Of course Daily Mail has you covered with the Duchess of Cambridge’s visit to the All England Club.
Serena Williams’ crystal-covered Nike swoosh made its debut at SW19 and the Daily Mail reports it sent Twitter wild.
In case you were wondering, Romeo Beckham was at Wimbledon on Tuesday and Daily Mail reports he “channelled tennis legend Andre Agassi as he sports an earring for an outing at the tennis championships”.
Australia’s Channel 7 has defended their decision to broadcast Nick Kyrgios’ clash against Jordan Thompson instead of world No 1 Ashleigh Barty’s Wimbledon opener, according to The Guardian.
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