Serena Williams has withdrawn from this month's Italian Open, five days after opting out of the WTA event in Madrid. The decision puts in doubt her participation at the French Open, which begins on 27 May. Williams is a four-time winner of the Rome event, which takes place from 14-20 May.
Liebherr 2018: Nigeria Beat Spain Face Slovakia In Quarter-Finals
Nigeria’s table tennis team defeated Spain 3-1 in the round of 16 stage at the ongoing Liebherr 2018 World Team Table Tennis Championships in Halmstad, Sweden.
They will face Slovakia who handed them their only defeat in the group stage of the tournament in the quarter-final game at noon on Friday.
Lowly Ranked Martin Klizan Dumps Novak Djokovic From In Barcelona Open
Novak Djokovic lost again, this time falling to 140th-ranked Martin Klizan 6-2, 1-6, 6-3 on Wednesday in the second round of the Barcelona Open. Djokovic, trying to return to form after a lingering right elbow injury, hasn't made it past the last 16 in five tournaments this year. The 12th-ranked Serb got off to a slow start but rebounded to force a third set. He was then broken while trailing 4-3, allowing Klizan to serve out for the victory.
Serena, Murray Set To Make French Open Appearance
Former world No 1 Serena Williams was officially entered on the Roland Garros entry list on Wednesday in what would be her first Grand Slam event since the 2017 Australian Open. Also appearing on the main draw line-up in the men's event is Andy Murray, who hasn't played since last year's Wimbledon and was widely expected to return to action at a grass court event in the Netherlands the week after the French Open in June.
Liebherr 2018: Nigeria’s Table Tennis Team To Face Spain In Round Of 16
Nigeria’s table tennis team will take on Spain later today (Thursday) at 6pm in a round 16 clash at the ongoing Liebherr 2018 World Team Table Tennis Championships in Halmstad, Sweden, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.
The Nigerian team defeated Australia 3-0 in their final Men’s Division 2 Group F game Wednesday night to finish second behind group winners Slovakia.
Nadal Wins A Record 11th Monte Carlo Masters Title
Rafael Nadal powered to a record-extending 11th Monte Carlo Masters title by brushing aside an outclassed Kei Nishikori in Sunday's final to retain the world No 1 ranking. The 31-year-old saw off Nishikori 6-3, 6-2 to become the first man to win a single tournament 11 times in the Open era with his 76th ATP Tour title in 93 minutes.
Rafael Nadal Thrashes Dimitrov For A 31st Monte Carlo Final Appearance
Rafael Nadal remains on course for a record 31st Masters title after beating Grigor Dimitrov 6-4, 6-1 in the Monte Carlo Masters semifinals on Saturday. The top-ranked Spaniard never looked in trouble as he beat the fourth-seeded Bulgarian for the 11th time in 12 career meetings. If Nadal wins Sunday's final, he will also keep his No. 1 ranking. Should he lose, Roger Federer will reclaim it.