Wimbledon looks certain to be scrapped for the first time since World War II by tournament chiefs on Wednesday as the coronavirus wreaks further havoc on the global sporting calendar.
Wimbledon could be postponed or even cancelled.
“When the crowd is chanting ‘Roger’ I hear ‘Novak’,” freshly-crowned Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic said with a smile on Sunday.
Nadia Comaneci predicts “no one in Romania will be working for a few days”.
As the Wimbledon women’s quarter-finals took place yesterday without any of the top six seeds, the men’s competition has a far more familiar look with the “Big Three” not only safely through but, in most cases, barely breaking sweat.
Ash Barty’s surprise fourth-round defeat to unheralded American Alison Riske at Wimbledon was a bitter pill to swallow after her giddy ride to the top of world tennis but the Australian said it would only fortify her for the rest of the year.
Ash Barty has raised Australian hopes of a first Wimbledon singles title since 2002 by storming into the fourth round of the championships but the world number one has also managed to calmly dodge a rash of potential controversies in week one.
When it comes to Wimbledon, there is no hotter property than Roger Federer.
Former champions Maria Sharapova and Garbine Muguruza crashed out of Wimbledon in quick succession on Tuesday as big-name casualties continued to pile up.
Australian broadcaster Seven Network has defended its decision to televise Nick Kyrgios’s first round match rather than world number one Ash Barty’s opener after being hit with claims of “sexism” over its Wimbledon coverage.
Andy Murray wanted it, the British fans were desperate for it and the media were working themselves into a frenzy about it and on Tuesday it was confirmed that Serena Williams had said yes.
When American high school student Cori Gauff began the 2019 season ranked 875 in the world, not many would have given her a second glance let alone predicted that six months later she would set Wimbledon alight.
New world No.1 and Wimbledon top seed Ash Barty says she has not even glanced at the All England Club draw, which considering the obstacles in her quarter, is just as well.
Lack of grass courts will not be detrimental to Djokovic’s bid to defend his title.
Eight-time champion Roger Federer was confirmed as the second seed for Wimbledon yesterday, bumping Rafael Nadal down to third despite being ranked below the Spaniard.
Wimbledon was the tournament I was looking forward to win one day: Kerber.
Rafael Nadal has complained about Wimbledon’s seeding system after the Spaniard was placed at number three, behind Roger Federer, for next week’s grand slam in London.
Greek star Stefanos Tsitsipas said he is determined to help break the Wimbledon title stranglehold of tennis’ ‘Big Four’ which has existed since 2003.
French Open champion Rafael Nadal said he will play no grasscourt warm-up tournaments ahead of Wimbledon but is confident he can mount a challenge for a third title in southwest London.
Isner welcomes Wimbledon’s decision to introduce tiebreaks at 12-12 in the final set.
Mountain climbing helped Djokovic rediscover his mojo to win the 2018 Wimbledon.
Novak Djokovic finally clinched the title missing from his resume with a 6-4 6-4 win over Roger Federer on Sunday.
Former Wimbledon doubles champion Peng Shuai’s season was all but over.
The real tennis action is under way: the world’s best players of the original sport are duelling it out at the game’s spiritual home.
Novak Djokovic will now target a third career Wimbledon/US Open double.
Angelique Kerber becomes the first German woman to win Wimbledon for 22 years after a miserable 2017 season.
Serena Williams says a fear of failure is driving her bid for an eighth Wimbledon title.
Roger Federer and Serena Williams will be expected to maintain their flawless progress.
Nadal returns to the scene of his most epic triumph against Roger Federer still believing he can reawaken his Wimbledon best.
Serena Williams has been seeded 25 for this year’s women’s singles by the organisers despite being ranked 183 in the world.