Wang Qiang returns against Serena Williams during their match on day five of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on Friday. Agence France-Presse
Fifteen-year-old prodigy Coco Gauff set up an Australian Open blockbuster with defending champion Naomi Osaka on Wednesday, as a pumped-up Serena Williams
Serena Williams’ long chase for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam trophy has been weighing on her mind ahead of next week’s Australian Open, admitted the 39-year-old seven-time Australian Open champion.
Naomi Osaka has won 19 consecutive matches but none of those wins came against Serena Williams. Three-time major champion Osaka will meet 23-time Grand Slam singles title winner Williams in the Australian Open semifinals on Thursday.
Austrian fourth seed Dominic Thiem rallied from a set down to battle past Hungary’s Marton Fucsovics into the third round of the Italian Open on Wednesday. US Open champion Thiem, a semi-finalist in Madrid last week, won 3-6, 7-6 (7/5), 6-0 in 2hr 33min against
Arab and Muslim footballers have been expressing support for Palestinians in recent days, including on social media, amid clashes between Israeli security forces and protesters in Israeli-annexed east Jerusalem. “The world needs peace and love. It will soon be Eid,
Lionel Messi scored a brilliant volley but Barcelona’s title hopes could be over, with a 3-3 draw away at Levante on Tuesday giving Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid the chance to pull away at the top of La Liga. Another slip could prove decisive given Atletico will
Caleb Ewan won the fifth stage of the Giro d’Italia on Wednesday in a sprint finish as Italy’s Alessandro De Marchi kept hold of the overall lead and one of the favourites Mikel Landa crashed out. Lotto-Soudal’s Ewan overtook Giacomo Nizzolo to triumph in the