Novak Djokovic serves the ball to Henri Laaksonen during their second round match of the French Open in Paris on Thursday. Agence France-Presse
The opening day at Wimbledon on Monday saw its biggest upset when second seed Naomi Osaka’s bid to win a third Grand Slam title came to a premature end as she lost to Kazakh Yulia Putintseva, 7-6 (7/4), 6-2 in the first round. In a repeat of her performance against Osaka in the recent Birmingham event,
Novak Djokovic enhanced his credentials as the greatest threat to Rafael Nadal winning a 12th French Open title next month after he beat Dominic Thiem on Saturday to reach the Madrid Open final. If Nadal overcomes the talented Stefanos Tsitsipas, it will be the Spaniard and Djokovic in Sunday’s final,
Defending champion Rafael Nadal swept past Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-3, 6-4 to advance to his first final on clay this season at the Italian Open on Saturday. The eight-time Rome winner had been stunned by Tsitsipas, seeded eighth, in the semi-finals at the Madrid Open last weekend.
With her 38th birthday fast approaching, the clock is ticking for Serena Williams and on her pursuit of a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title at Roland Garros. The American star won her most recent major at the Australian Open in 2017 while pregnant.
Zimbabwe’s failure to keep its cricket free from government interference has resulted in it being suspended by International Cricket Council (ICC).
Sadio Mane’s Senegal and an Algeria side captained by Riyad Mahrez will attempt to secure their place in Africa Cup of Nations history in Friday’s final in Cairo.
Britain’s Simon Yates won stage 12 of the Tour de France on Thursday, beating two other survivors of a mass breakaway in the Pyrenees. Defending champion Geraint Thomas and current overall leader Julian Alaphilippe finished