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
Novak Djokovic and Emma Raducanu facing huge rankings drop after Wimbledon decision
Djokovic is almost certain to lose his No.1 ranking.
Comment – Why the removal Wimbledon’s ranking points could backfire on the ATP and WTA
Wimbledon has been stripped of its ATP ranking points following the decision to ban Russian and Belarusian players.
Wimbledon didn’t want to ‘risk safety of players’ or ‘success being used as propaganda by Russian regime’
Wimbledon has hit back at the ATP and WTA with a statement of their own.
WTA statement as women’s body also strips Wimbledon of ranking points over Russian player ban
WTA also has harsh words for Wimbledon after stripping grass-court major of ranking points.
ATP statement: Wimbledon slammed for ‘undermining integrity of the ATP Ranking system’
ATP unimpressed by Wimbledon.
Wimbledon thrown into chaos as ATP strips Slam of ranking points over Russian and Belarusian player ban
Big, big news as players won’t earn points for competing at Wimbledon.
Iga Swiatek made French Open favourite by former British No 1 Tim Henman
Tim Henman has been impressed by the progress in Iga Swiatek’s game.
Naomi Osaka admits trepidation ahead of return to Roland Garros
Naomi Osaka took questions at Roland Garros for the first time since her 2021 walkout.
Iga Swiatek prepared to handle the heat of being French Open favourite
The world number one has won five successive tournaments and 28 straight matches.
Rafael Nadal praying the pain stays away in bid to win 14th French Open
The 35-year-old was troubled by the issue in Rome last week.