Kvitova wins Eastbourne in Wimbledon boost

Petra Kvitova has clinched the Eastbourne International singles title for the first time with a dominant straight-sets victory over defending champion Jelena Ostapenko. Two-time Wimbledon winner Kvitova, who lost the 2011 final to Marion Bartoli, controlled a one-sided encounter from the outset en route to triumphing 6-3 6-2 in just an hour and 17 minutes … Read more

WNBA, NWSL, athletes react after United States Supreme Court overturns Roe v Wade

The Women’s National Basketball Association, the National Women’s Soccer League as well as sporting icons — such as Megan Rapinoe and Billie Jean King — have spoken out against the United States Supreme Court’s decision to overturn federal abortion rights. Key points: The 1972 Roe v Wade decision guaranteed women’s federal right to abortion Tennis … Read more

Emma Raducanu, Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal discover first-round opponents

Hello and welcome to coverage of the eagerly anticipated draw for the Wimbledon Championships. All eyes will be on who Emma Raducanu faces amid doubts about her fitness as she recovers from an abdominal injury. Among the potential opponents for the US Open champion is Serena Williams, who has a wildcard into the event and … Read more

Nick Kyrgios withdraws from Mallorca event due to abdominal pain ahead of Wimbledon, opposes ATP trial of off-court coaching

Nick Kyrgios has taken a “no-risk” approach towards his Wimbledon fitness, but the same cannot be said of his blast at the men’s tour over off-court coaching trials. Key points: Australia’s Nick Kyrgios has been in top form on grass ahead of the upcoming Wimbledon tournament However, he has pulled out of an event in … Read more

Jack Draper rides British wave at Eastbourne to reach quarter-finals

Young British talent Jack Draper reached his second tour-level quarter-final of his career and capped it off with an unwelcome present from a seagull at Eastbourne. Draper’s 7-5, 7-6 win over world No 15 Diego Schwartzman was the second-best of his career based on ranking, and saw him reach the last-eight in what was another … Read more