The Forbes 2017 list of ‘The World’s highest paid athletes’ was unveiled on Thursday (June 8) and features athletes from 21 countries, representing 11 sports. Among those in the list, tennis ace Serena Williams (35) is the only woman among the 100 highest paid athletes. She is ranked 51st in the list, which is topped by Real Madrid soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo.
Fifteen months after Maria Sharapova was barred from the tennis court due to a doping ban, she returns to her earlier life of a champion player on Wednesday. She was chosen as a wild card entry into this week’s Stuttgart event. Sharapova knows it would be hard for her to return and that she would(…)
Tennis ace Sania Mirza and her mixed doubles partner Ivan Dodig thrashed local favourites Samantha Stosur and Sam Groth today to ease into the final at the Australian Open. With this win, Sania cleared another step (one win away) to clinch her 7th Grand Slam title. .@AustralianOpen 2017: Sania Mirza-Ivan Dodig Beat Samantha Stosur-Sam Groth to Enter Mixed Doubles Final(…)
Venus Williams scripted history by becoming the oldest Grand Slam semifinalist in 23 years. She clinched up the place from Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-4 7-6(3) on Tuesday. This is Venus’ first semifinal at the Australian Open in 14 years. Venus and the 24th-ranked Russian were battling the quarter-final, held at Rod Laver Arena. Venus is still in her(…)
Age is just a number, as this 83-year-old Argentine tennis player has proved. Ana Obarrio de Pereyra Iraola was stopped by her husband when she made a mark as a tennis star in 1949. Many years later now, when she is shackle-free from marriage and responsibilities of the family, she has decided to follow her(…)
‘If I were a man, I’d have been one of the greatest athletes ever, 6-7 years ago’— said Serena Williams, the one woman in sports who doesn’t fear speak of her mind openly. She was interviewed by ESPN recently, and as expected there were some revelations from Williams about sexism and how she as a woman(…)
She has a strong grip on her game and on her beliefs. When Serena Williams speaks, the world is bound to get up and listen, especially when she is talking about feminism. As a role model to many, she only proved once again that taking a stand is important for women in today’s world. The(…)