Tennis

Williams sisters to meet in Australian Open final

Venus and Serena Williams will meet in a Grand Slam final for the ninth time after the American sisters came through their semi-finals in Melbourne. Thirteenth seed Venus, 36, beat fellow American Coco Vandeweghe 6-7 (3-7) 6-2 6-3 to reach her first major final since 2009. World number two Serena, 35, saw off unseeded Croat… Continue reading Williams sisters to meet in Australian Open final

Tennis

US Open 2016: Stan Wawrinka stuns Novak Djokovic to win final

Switzerland’s Stan Wawrinka beat world number one Novak Djokovic with a scintillating display to win his first US Open and third Grand Slam title. Wawrinka, seeded third, won 6-7 (1-7) 6-4 7-5 6-3 to add the US title to those he had already won in Australia and France over the last two years. The 31-year-old… Continue reading US Open 2016: Stan Wawrinka stuns Novak Djokovic to win final

Inspiration · Tennis

Wimbledon 2016: Serena Williams beats Angelique Kerber to win 22nd Grand Slam

World number one Serena Williams beat German fourth seed Angelique Kerber to win a seventh Wimbledon and 22nd Grand Slam title. The American, 34, coped with a gusty wind on Centre Court to win 7-5 6-3 and equal Steffi Graf’s Open era record of major titles. Kerber had beaten Williams in the Australian Open final… Continue reading Wimbledon 2016: Serena Williams beats Angelique Kerber to win 22nd Grand Slam

Inspiration · Sport

After Kidney Transplant, Olympic Champion Merritt Has Heart Set On Rio Gold

Aries Merritt wasn’t sure he’d wake up after kidney transplant surgery. “You know they give you all the disclaimers,” Merritt said. All he knew for certain was that his kidneys were being attacked by a genetic disorder inherited from his father’s side of the family. It made no difference that he was an Olympic champion… Continue reading After Kidney Transplant, Olympic Champion Merritt Has Heart Set On Rio Gold

Football

LinkedIn: Slovenian club sign right-back after posting advert

Attacking right-back Alvaro Brachi is waiting to connect… Not one for fax machines and agents’ fees, Slovenian club NK Domzale had a novel way of avoiding the madness of the January transfer window – using LinkedIn. The online networking service is best known for telling you an old colleague has a better job than yours… Continue reading LinkedIn: Slovenian club sign right-back after posting advert