After winning her second major competition in just several weeks, tennis sensation Coco Gauff took a moment during her speech after her victory at the 2023 Western & Southern Open Women’s Single Championship to thank her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Post-pandemic, pickeball is all the rage it seems. With great fun however means increased noise, and in some communities across the U.S. it seems like certain neighbors aren’t too happy hearing paddles and ricochets all hours of the day. Because of this unwanted additional noise, there is a movement to actually shut down pickleball courts (probably coming from the same people who thought Kevin Bacon was the bad guy in ‘Footloose’).
After uproar ensued after a man was allowed to compete against female tennis players in the women’s division of the state’s Governor’s Cup, the president of a Wyoming tennis association has resigned from her position in protest of the ludicrous situation.
Tennis champion Novak Djokovic has announced that he will no be competing in this year’s U.S. Open because of the Biden administration’s policies prohibiting unvaccinated visitors from entering the country.
Tennis superstar Serena Williams has announced she is officially retiring from the world of tennis after this year’s US Open, but is making it very clear she is doing so begrudgingly and isn’t even very keen on using the word “retirement” either.
American tennis star Serena Williams decided to completely blow off the traditional Centre Court centenary celebrations at Wimbledon because representatives from the tennis organization told her she had to stop using the five courtesy cars that were loaned to her for the whole tournament, which Williams was no longer competing in.
The disappearance of 36-year-old Chinese women’s tennis player, Peng Shuai, has caused many to worry about the athlete’s well-being, so a group of activists attempted to raise awareness of the issue inside of the Wimbledon grounds before they were abruptly questioned and searched by security guards, who later told them they were not allowed to speak in any way about Shuai.
As the world remains impacted by the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the realm of sports hasn’t been an exception. Wimbledon has been the primary geopolitical battleground this summer as they have continued stand by their decision to ban players from Russia and Belarus, despite being fined $1,000,000 by the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA).
Australian tennis player Nick Kyrgios is making news after his first-round match in Wimbledon, but it isn’t because of his victory though. During the match, Kyrgios actually spat in the direction of a fan he felt was behaving in a disrespectful way.
Serena Williams was flying high and the expectations for her performance at Wimbledon 2022 were even higher, which makes her first match loss all the more disappointing, especially since this marks her first loss in a full year.