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Category: Wimbledon

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BBC to broadcast summer of sport nostalgia during coronavirus crisis

Schedule to feature London 2012 opening ceremony and Euro 96Pundits pick top Premier League games for Match of their DayCoronavirus – latest updates | See all our coronavirus coverageThe BBC is preparing to unleash the power of nostalgia in a bid to he…

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BBC to broadcast summer of sport nostalgia during coronavirus crisis

Schedule to feature London 2012 opening ceremony and Euro 96Pundits pick top Premier League games for Match of their DayCoronavirus – latest updates | See all our coronavirus coverageThe BBC is preparing to unleash the power of nostalgia in a bid to he…

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Wimbledon chief says tennis may not return until 2021 due to coronavirus

‘It’s not unrealistic to say there may be no more tennis this year’ Hope remains that US Open will still go ahead in August Richard Lewis, the outgoing chief executive of Wimbledon, hopes tennis can be “off and running again” by August, when the US Ope…

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Better late than never to cancel Wimbledon but what took them so long? | Kevin Mitchell

The health, safety and lives of players, staff and spectators so obviously override mere Wimbledon. How could that ever have been in doubt?Hung juries have taken less time than the All England Club to convict a villain as bang to rights as coronavirus….

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Wimbledon 2020 cancelled in response to coronavirus pandemic

All England Lawn Tennis Club forced to make decisionFirst Wimbledon cancellation since the second world warCoronavirus: latest updates | See all our coronavirus coverageThis summer’s Wimbledon has been cancelled, the All England Lawn Tennis Club announ…

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Wimbledon’s expected cancellation could be followed by Davis Cup

Next Wimbledon in 2021 partly due to grass maintenanceSerious reservations over holding this year’s Davis CupThis summer’s Wimbledon almost certainly will be abandoned on Wednesday and the Davis Cup Finals in Madrid could be the next major tennis event…

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Wimbledon 2020 ‘to be cancelled on Wednesday’ as French Open fury grows

German tennis official says SW19 decision has been madeFrench Open told to rethink dates or ‘degenerate into chaos’Coronavirus – latest updatesWimbledon organisers will announce the cancellation of the 2020 tournament on Wednesday because of the corona…

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Katie Swan puts tennis aside to help coronavirus relief effort in Kansas

British player is making use of enforced career break to organise care packages for delivery in her adopted home of WichitaWhile Covid-19 seeps daily into the consciousness of the White House, 1,200 miles away in Wichita, Kansas, a British tennis playe…

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Wimbledon faces prospect of cancellation due to global uncertainty

Decision will have to be made by start of May at the latestLittle room in calender even if health crisis endsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageWimbledon, which sits perilously close to the prime minister’s best-case forecast …

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Wimbledon faces prospect of cancellation due to global uncertainty

Decision will have to be made by start of May at the latestLittle room in calender even if health crisis endsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageWimbledon, which sits perilously close to the prime minister’s best-case forecast …

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Johanna Konta dwelling on uncertain future with Olympics delay

Knee rehab continues in isolation amid coronavirus outbreak‘It’s important to be hopeful,’ British No 1 says of WimbledonCoronavirus – latest updates | See all our coronavirus coverageTennis, already frozen in the sunshine, took another hit on Tuesday …

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Wimbledon and the Open could suffer effects of a disrupted summer

All England Club have been contingency planning since JanuaryR&A say they are undertaking a ‘comprehensive evaluation’Concern that the jewels of the British sporting summer will be threatened by the Covid-19 virus is increasing, with heightened unc…

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Olympics, World Cups and more: Tom Jenkins’ pictures of the decade

The Guardian and Observer sport photographer picks his favourite images from the thousands he shot during the past 10 yearsThis is a collection of images I have shot during the last decade. I wasn’t selecting them because they were necessarily the bigg…

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Jaw-dropping sport moments of 2019: Coco Gauff beats Venus Williams

Teenager’s victory in the first round at Wimbledon – her first grand slam match – created an instant global superstarCoco Gauff does not believe in fate. She says that fate is antithetical to her belief that she has the power to determine her own desti…

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Jaw-dropping sport moments of 2019: Coco Gauff beats Venus Williams

Teenager’s victory in the first round at Wimbledon – her first grand slam match – created an instant global superstarCoco Gauff does not believe in fate. She says that fate is antithetical to her belief that she has the power to determine her own desti…

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Alleged tout given suspended sentence over sale of Wimbledon tickets

Luke McKay refused to comply with court order to hand over details of past transactionsAn alleged tout who said he would rather go to prison than “grass up” his boss, who prosecutors claim is a reality TV star, has been handed a six-month suspended pri…

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My ringside seat on the decade: ‘I watched Andy Murray jump in the air in delight’

Michael Davies umpires as the tennis player wins the men’s final at the London Olympics, 5 August 2012This was a rematch: Andy Murray had played Roger Federer in the Wimbledon final a month earlier, and lost. He was tearful afterwards. I was a line ump…

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My ringside seat on the decade: ‘I watched Andy Murray jump in the air in delight’

Michael Davies umpires as the tennis player wins the men’s final at the London Olympics, 5 August 2012This was a rematch: Andy Murray had played Roger Federer in the Wimbledon final a month earlier, and lost. He was tearful afterwards. I was a line ump…

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Peter McNamara obituary

Australian tennis player who found fame in doubles with Paul McNameeiThe tennis player Peter McNamara, who has died aged 64 from prostate cancer, was as straightforward as he was talented. “Macca won well and he lost well, which is so hard,” said the o…

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Coco Gauff, 15, enjoys homecoming celebrations after dream Wimbledon run – video

Cori “Coco” Gauff said she is ‘ living prove that everything is possible’ while celebrating her homecoming in Florida following a dream run at Wimbledon.The 15-year-old was the story of this year’s championships, attracting the largest British TV audie…