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
Five players out of French Open qualifying following positive coronavirus tests
Two players set to take part in the qualifying tournament have tested positive for Covid-19.
Novak Djokovic survives scare to advance to Italian Open final
A limited number of spectators were allowed to watch the last four ties in Rome.
Simona Halep holds off Garbine Muguruza to reach third Italian Open final
Halep is looking for a first title in Rome.
Rafael Nadal hopeful he can address the issues in his game before French Open
Nadal lost 6-2, 7-5 to Schwartzman in Rome.
Rafael Nadal beaten by Diego Schwartzman in Rome quarter-final
Nadal beaten in straight sets by Schwartzman.
The 2020 French Open: When is it, the high-profile absentees, TV channels, betting, prize money
A lowdown on the 2020 French Open.
A list of Rafael Nadal’s defeats on clay. Can you name the players who have beaten him on the red dirt?
Only 24 players have beaten Rafael Nadal on clay.
Novak Djokovic loses his cool again, obliterates his racket and admits ‘I’ll probably do it again’
Don’t expect Novak Djokovic to change any time soon.
Frank Rafael Nadal after losing against Diego Schwartzman: ‘Now is not the moment to find excuses’
‘How I can fix it?’ asks Nadal after Rome exit.
Simona Halep dreaming of maiden Italian Open crown after reaching semi-finals
Halep has twice been beaten in the final at the Foro Italico.