Naomi Osaka celebrates after winning her first round match of the French Open against Anna Karolina Schmiedlova in Paris on Tuesday. Associated Press
Simona Halep kept alive hopes of regaining the world number one ranking Sunday, beating Polona Hercog 5-7, 7-6 (7/1), 6-2 to reach the last 16 of the WTA and ATP Miami Open.
Roger Federer is preparing himself for a barrage of Kevin Anderson big serves after the Swiss superstar sealed his place in the ATP and WTA Miami Open quarter-finals in just 61 minutes on Wednesday.
Roger Federer became the oldest man to reach a Grand Slam quarter-final in 28 years when he booked his place in the Wimbledon last-eight for the 17th time. Eight-time champion Federer breezed past Italy’s Matteo Berrettini 6-1, 6-2, 6-2 in just 74 minutes to make sure of a spot in his 55th quarter-final
The UAE national tennis team is gearing up for their upcoming matches of the 2019 Davis Cup Asia/Oceania Zone, with a training camp at Al Habtoor Tennis Academy (AHTA) in Dubai. Ahead of the premier men’s international tournament’s regional playoffs — being held in Jordan in September 2019
After the first day’s play was washed out due to rain, the inclement weather encouraged New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson to field first after winning the toss with five fast bowlers chosen in the playing XI.
Germany, who suffered a 0-1 defeat in their opening game against France, are in desperate search of a win to keep their knockouts’ hope alive. Germany badly needed a win in Group F - and to stop Ronaldo adding to his phenomenal goal tally.
Ayesha Al Muhairi, who scored with distinction 71 days before the Games in Tokyo, emphasised that women’s sports in the UAE is on the right track and has taken steady steps to achieve aspired ambitions.