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Wimbledon to hold ’emergency meeting’ with postponement or cancellation on cards

Wimbledon to hold ’emergency meeting’ with postponement or cancellation on cards

  LONDON (AFP) – Wimbledon could be postponed or even cancelled after All England Club chiefs called an “emergency meeting” for next week to discuss whether to go ahead with this year’s tournament amid the coronavirus outbreak. Wimbledon is set to start in London on June 29, but the continuing spread of the virus has […]

Social distancing has Serena Williams ‘on edge’

LOS ANGELES (AFP) – Tennis great Serena Williams says she is “on edge” as she practices social distancing recommended by health experts in a bid to slow the spread of coronavirus. The 23-time Grand Slam champion posted a series of videos on TikTok describing her concerns for her 2-year-old daughter, Olympia. “Now I’ve been social […]

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Coronavirus also wrecks French Open sked

London (AFP) – The global tennis calendar has been thrown into further chaos after the decision by French Open organisers to postpone the Grand Slam, with players and rival tournaments critical of the apparently unilateral move. The event at Roland Garros, traditionally the second major of the season, was on Tuesday moved from a May […]

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Inspired Alcantara, pal down rivals in Qatar tourney

By Kristel Satumbaga     Inspired by his performance against the Greeks in their recent Davis Cup tie, Francis Casey Alcantara played beautifully with Thai Wishaya Trongcharoenchaikul and pulled off 3-6, 6-2, 10-4 win over Bulgaria’s Gabriel Donev and Germany’s Milen Ianakiev in the opening 1st Qatar Men’s ITF World Tennis Tour 2020 in Doha. They […]

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Carbonilla, Padilla share limelight in Zamboanga tennis tilt

Aslan Carbonilla wore down top seed Nash Agustines in a grueling duel, 6-7(5), 7-6(5), 10-2, to snare the boys’ singles 16-and-under crown and match Judy Ann Padilla’s two-title feat in the PPS-PEPP JNY Cup national age-grouper in Molave, Zamboanga del Sur last weekend. The 14-year-old Carbonilla’s escape win came on the heels of his emphatic […]

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‘Platform to get better’

By KRISTEL SATUMBAGA The Philippine Davis Cup team is treating its World Group II playoff tie loss to Greece as a platform to continue striving for improvement in future ties. The Filipino Cuppers yielded to the visiting Greeks, 4-1, and was relegated to the Regional Group III under the new tournament format. Team captain Chris […]

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