Ashleigh Barty waves after winning her semi final match against Germany's Angelique Kerber. Reuters
One is motivated by a significant anniversary, another rediscovered the grass is definitely greener for her form, a third is driven on by ‘brutal’ critics and the fourth, the girl with a tiger tattoo, finds herself in unknown Grand Slam territory.
Ashleigh Barty will fulfil a childhood dream when she plays in Saturday’s Wimbledon final but Karolina Pliskova stands in her way of achieving a more significant one. Barty is attempting to win her first Wimbledon title on the 50th anniversary
Barty wore an outfit at Wimbledon that was a tribute to the dress Goolagong played in when she won the tournament for the first time in 1971. Goolagong had not worn a corset under dress throughout the tourney.
India and Pakistan are set to renew rivalry in a spine-tingling and the most anticipated clash of the T20 World Cup in Dubai on Sunday.
Namibia reached the Twenty20 World Cup second round for the first time on Friday when they defeated Ireland by eight wickets.World number 19 Namibia, the lowest-ranked team in the tournament, chased down their modest target of 126 with skipper Gerhard Erasmus making an unbeaten 53.
Fans from both the nations have shown immense interest in watching Sunday's game in Dubai as tickets for the key contest were sold out hours after they went on sale early this month.
Ireland and Namibia face off in a knockout clash of the T20 World Cup with a Super 12 berth at stake in Sharjah on Friday. The match will mark the exit for the loser while winners will punch a ticket for the Super 12, which gets under way on Oct.23.