Why Serena Williams is greater than Steffi Graf?

Tweet Serena Williams is the greatest female tennis player of all time. Greater than Steffi Graf. This is not just down to the fact that Williams has more grand slams to her name, there are other factors which justify my case. Let’s take a look at their careers. Without doubt, Graf was the most dominant player of her generation. She captured more grand slams than anyone else winning 22 of the 56 grand slam tournaments she competed in. Likewise, Williams has been the stand out player of her time. She…

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Novak Djokovic advances to second round of the Australian Open

Novak Djokovic defending

Tweet Novak Djokovic got his Australian Open title defence off to a solid start as he defeated Jan-Lennard Struff 7-6, 6-2, 2-6, 6-1 under the lights in Melbourne. This was the first time Djokovic had lost a set in the opening round of the Australian Open since 2006. Djokovic is the heavy favourite to win the Australian Open, and victory in Melbourne would grant the world number two his 17th grand slam. He would therefore bridge the gap between his top rivals Rafael Nadal, who has 19 grand slams and…

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World Athletics Championships not a “disaster”

Tweet The World Athletics Championships faced a vast amount of criticism this year. There was much discussion about the lack of fans at the event, especially when Jamaican sprinter Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce took her 100m victory lap in front of a virtually empty crowd on the first Sunday. However, the championships were not a total “disaster” as decathlon record-holder Kevin Mayer claimed. World champion decathlete Kevin Mayer says holding the World Athletics Championships in Doha is a "disaster". Read: https://t.co/labW71fYcP#bbcathletics pic.twitter.com/qTTyoew9QG — BBC Sport (@BBCSport) September 28, 2019 There were many…

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DOHA 2019: A MEDIA REVIEW

Tweet The World Athletics Championships in Qatar has featured some memorable moments. Britain’s Dina Asher-Smith and Katarina Johnson-Thompson won their first world gold medals, while Shelly Ann Fraser-Pryce and Allyson Felix returned as mothers to win gold medals in their respective events.  However, the championships have not been represented in a positive light by the media and this has threatened Qatar’s soft power strategy to use sport as a tool to become known for the right reasons. Seb Coe getting a grilling from a Swedish journalist about why athletics has…

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What makes the Eastbourne International special?

Tweet The Eastbourne International tennis event is one of the biggest attractions in the seaside town of Eastbourne. The tournament serves as a warm-up for Wimbledon and has become increasingly popular in recent years with blockbuster names Novak Djokovic, Simona Halep and Caroline Wozniacki playing at the event. The championships is hosted at the longstanding Devonshire Park Lawn Tennis Club which opened in 1874. Chairman of Devonshire Park Lawn Tennis Club, Ken Pollock, speaks about this year’s tournament: Last year’s event saw Centre Court and Court One tickets sell out…

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