Osaka coy on Djokovic, finding joy in tennis again
17 January 2022 | 4:38 pm
Defending Australian Open champion Naomi Osaka called the Novak Djokovic saga "unfortunate" and "sad" Saturday as players complained the scandal was overshadowing the opening Grand Slam of the year.
30 Apr 2021
Tennis legend Federer auctions £1m of memorabilia for charity
17 May 2021
Rafa Nadal warmed up for the French Open with a battling 7-5 1-6 6-3 win over world number one Novak Djokovic as the Spaniard claimed a record-extending 10th Italian Open title in Rome on Sunday in the latest chapter of their rivalry.
23 May 2021
She's considered a table tennis prodigy; aged just 16, Prithika Pavade is heading to the Tokyo Olympics this summer as the youngest member of Team France. Pavade says her main goal is "to gain experience" ahead of the Paris Olympics, and that victory in Tokyo would be an added bonus. The French star, who is a member of Saint Denis Union Sports, has already been crowned European champion in the under-21 category.
6 Jun 2021
Days before the French Open kicks off, a statue of Rafael Nadal is unveiled at Roland Garros.
1 Jun 2021
The four-time Grand Slam champion has pulled out of the tennis tournament citing mental health issues. Organizers had threatened to disqualify her for not attending press conferences.
11 Jun 2021
Novak Djokovic describes Roland Garros semi-final opponent Rafael Nadal as his biggest rival after win that "had it all" against Matteo Berrettini.
11 Jun 2021
Rafael Nadal drops a set to Diego Schwartzman on way to win and settles in to watch rivals fight for a place in the semis.
27 Jun 2021
The 23-year-old tennis champion is skipping the Grand Slam event to spend time with her family and friends. Fans have praised her for advocating for mental health at work.
2 Aug 2021
An expert in sports psychology comments on Japan's Naomi Osaka and USA's Simone Biles speaking out about their mental health around the time of the Olympics.
2 Sep 2021
'Are tennis players abusing toilet breaks?
4 Sep 2021
The world No. 3 tennis player broke down in tears as she announced her decision to withdraw temporarily from the sport.
14 Sep 2021
Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo launches her presidential campaign - a "gamble" according to Libération, considering the steep task of reviving France's Socialist Party. Far-right candidate Marine Le Pen meanwhile sets the tone for a "bitter election campaign" and Emmanuel Macron puzzles over how to frame his re-election bid. Plus, the British papers celebrate 18-year-old Grand Slam champion Emma Raducanu and a 12-year-old Scottish boy races alongside cyclists in the Tour of Britain.
1 hour ago
We look at reactions to the nomination of Elisabeth Borne, France's first female prime minister in 30 years. How politically strategic is Emmanuel Macron's choice? Also, British footballer Jake Daniels comes out as a gay in a historic moment and is lauded by the British press. Finally, after manterrupting and mansplaining, beware of "hepeating" – when men get credit for women's ideas!
1 hour ago
An annual surf competition was held at the weekend on Liberia's coast, in a fishing town that is gaining worldwide recognition for the quality of its waves.
3 hours ago
The fast food giant said it was leaving because of the "unpredictable operating environment" and "humanitarian" reasons. McDonald's was quick to set up shop in the Soviet Union in the waning embers of the Cold War.
3 hours ago
Australia is counting down to its next federal election on May 21. The environmental crisis is high on voters' minds and smaller parties and independents are gaining momentum by riding a wave of disillusionment over the conservative coalition's lack of climate action. With a hung parliament looking likely, these minor players could force the traditional parties to do more to tackle global warming. Climate change is an increasingly hot-button issue since the country's devastating bushfires of 2019-20. Our correspondents Richelle Harrison Plesse and Gregory Plesse report.
5 hours ago
Brooklyn-based duo Bottler (aka producers Pat Butler and Phil Shore) have created a unique soundscape blending a myriad of styles including pop, indie rock, trip-hop and club music. In 2020, they released a double bill of EPs, "Clementine" and "Grow". Now the childhood friends are back with their debut album "Journey Work", in which they’re on a mission to explore and express the full spectrum of human experience. They joined us on Encore! to tell us more.
5 hours ago
Israel's police chief has ordered a probe into the actions of officers at the funeral of reporter Shireen Abu Akleh in Jerusalem. Germany's top diplomat, Annalena Baerbock, said she was "deeply shocked" by the events.