Serena Williams retiring after US Open: ‘Evolving away from tennis’

The US Open will be Serena Williams’ final tournament. Williams announced she was “evolving away from tennis” in a Vogue magazine article that was published on Tuesday morning. “I’m here to tell you that I’m evolving away from tennis, toward other things that are important to me,” Williams wrote. “A few years ago I quietly … Read more

‘I’m Not Joking’: Serena Williams Hints HARD At Retirement

Appreciate Serena Williams’ tennis while you can. The player widely considered the best-ever strongly suggested Monday the end is near in her career. Like thisclose. (Watch the video below.) In a telling exchange with a reporter after beating Nuria Parrizas-Diaz at the National Bank Open for her first singles match victory in more than a … Read more

Hockey Canada board Chair Michael Brind’Amour stepping down from position

CALGARY — The Chair of Hockey Canada’s board of directors is stepping down from his position effective immediately. Hockey Canada says Michael Brind’Amour informed the board of his decision on Friday evening as the organization deals with intense scrutiny for its handling of sexual assault allegations and its culture of silence. Brind’Amour issued a statement … Read more

Emma Raducanu vs Liudmila Samsonova live: score and latest match updates from the Citi Open

It was after take 18 of Helter Skelter that Ringo Starr uttered his famous cry: “I’ve got blisters on my fingers.” It is not recorded how the Beatle overcame this distressing affliction for all manual workers – surgical spirit? Friar’s Balsam? Elastoplast? A potion of Calamine lotion? Meths? There are myriad ‘cures’ for the complaint that … Read more

Emma Raducanu vs Camila Osorio live: Score and latest updates from the Citi Open round of 16

Hello and welcome to coverage from the Citi Open as Emma Raducanu continues her campaign against Camila Osorio. The British No 1 has returned to action this week in Washington, a month after her early exit at Wimbledon to Caroline Garcia. With the grass court season over, Raducanu’s focus is now on the US Open, … Read more

De Minaur claims second Atlanta Open as Kyrgios and Kokkinakis sweep the doubles

Australia Day came early in Atlanta after Alex de Minaur claimed the men’s singles title before Nick Kyrgios and Thanasi Kokkinakis swept the doubles. Key points: Alex de Minaur claimed his second Atlanta Open, beating Jenson Brooksby 6-3, 6-3 The victory sees the Australian move up the rankings nine places to number 21 in the world … Read more

‘I hope you won’t be too hard on me’: Nick Kyrgios fronts crowd following Atlanta Open withdrawal

Fresh off his Wimbledon final loss, Nick Kyrgios has withdrawn from the singles draw at the Atlanta Open citing injury. Key points: Nick Kyrgios’s singles campaign at the Atlanta Open is over but the Wimbledon runner-up is hoping to continue in doubles Kyrgios told the crowd he was “shattered” to withdraw due to injury The Australian … Read more