Resuming the season later this year is not ideal as it would not be fair when calculating ranking points, insists Ons Jabeur. File / Reuters
Top seed Sofia Kenin of the United States moved into the third round of the Abu Dhabi WTA Women’s Tennis Open on Friday afternoon after Belgium’s Kirsten Flipkens had to retire due to a left ankle injury which occurred during the match.
Tunisian trailblazer Ons Jabeur is holed up in New York due to the coronavirus pandemic and says she is contemplating taking up dancing to remain fit as the tennis world finds innovative ways to deal with the lockdown.
"I really work hard to get to this Court as this was my first appearance. I have had very good preparation for the matches. I still feel that I have more stamina and improving with every match. I hope this preparation will continue,” the Czech star said.
The six-time defending champions showed their opponents no mercy in sweltering conditions on the final day of sporting action in Birmingham.
The BCCI also announced that Shreyas Iyer, Deepak Chahar and Axar Patel will be backup players for Asia Cup 2022. Asia Cup 2022 will be played in the UAE from Aug.27 to Sept.11.
Javelin thrower Arshad Nadeem created history as he became the first South Asian to cross the 90.18-metre barrier in the sport and the first ever Pakistani to claim the athletics gold medal at the Commonwealth Games.
The international flavour of the Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup was more evident than ever at the 2022 renewal of the world’s premier international jockeys’ competition at Ascot Racecourse on Saturday, despite a home win for the Great Britain & Ireland team who finished with 132 points.