Month: October 2018

Muguruza: Women's game deserves more TV
Muguruza: Women's game deserves more TV

HONG KONG – Former world No 1 Garbine Muguruza on Monday called for greater television coverage of women’s tennis, as the game battles to recover from allegations of sexism that erupted at the US Open. The Spaniard, who is struggling to end a slump that has seen her slip to…

Shanghai creating a Masterful blueprint
Shanghai creating a Masterful blueprint

Excitement on and off the court highlighted Monday’s opening of the Rolex Shanghai Masters and underlined its influence on Chinese tennis since the tournament’s inception in 2009. The Qizhong Tennis Center in western Shanghai was bustling as thousands of fans jostled for courtside seats to watch the afternoon practice sessions…

Li says Osaka needs 'desire'
Li says Osaka needs 'desire'

Chinese tennis great Li Na said US Open champion Naomi Osaka can go on and win multiple Grand Slam titles – if she can find the inner desire to match her physical abilities. Osaka has admitted feeling burdened by expectations after last month’s stunning victory in New York, saying she…

Embiid on song in Sixers tune-up
Embiid on song in Sixers tune-up

Joel Embiid had 21 points on 9-of-15 shooting and grabbed seven rebounds in 22 minutes as the Philadelphia 76ers beat the Orlando Magic 120-114 in their preseason match on Monday. Ben Simmons added nine points, five rebounds, seven assists, two steals and a block. Furkan Korkmaz made 6 of 8…

Osaka seals her Singapore spot with Beijing win
Osaka seals her Singapore spot with Beijing win

US Open champion Naomi Osaka has become the third player to secure a berth at the season-ending WTA Finals later this month after the 20-year-old from Japan amassed enough points in the Race to Singapore to qualify for the eight-woman event. Osaka stunned Serena Williams in straight sets to claim…