Benjamin Lock named ITF World Tennis Tour Player of the Month

By London – Benjamin Lock has been named ITF World Tennis Tour Player of the Month after a momentous – and record-breaking – May. The 30-year-old from Harare not only won back-to-back professional singles tournaments for the first time, but also claimed the record for the most ITF singles titles by a player from

US: How Kimberley Bhunu’s tennis journey brought her from Zimbabwe to Cal Poly

By UNITED STATES: Opportunity is a word that is thrown around a lot. However, for graduate tennis player Kimberley Bhunu, the word has profound meaning. Opportunity brought her from Harare, Zimbabwe to France to Cal Poly through tennis. While here, she has earned an education that has helped her create a non-profit to give

Zim tennis great Cara Black back in contention for Hall of Fame

By Sports Reporter  ZIMBABWE tennis legend Cara Black is one of the seven nominees in the race for the International Tennis Hall of Fame once again after a failed bid last year. Black was in the Class of 2022 ballot alongside Spaniards Juan Carlos Ferrero and Carlos Moyá; Ana Ivanović from Serbia, Italian Flavia Pennetta

Russians can compete at Australian Open – say organisers

By Reuters Russian and Belarusian players will be able to compete at the Australian Open as neutrals while Novak Djokovic would also be welcome to play if he can obtain a visa, tournament director Craig Tiley said on Wednesday. Tennis authorities banned Russian and Belarusian players from international team competitions after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

Federer, Nadal, Djokovic set new bar for next generations

By Associated Press LONDON: Here is one way to look at what Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and the now-retired Roger Federer accomplished: The group known as the Big Three of men’s tennis accumulated so many Grand Slam titles — 63 in all — that it seems unlikely anyone will reach the standards they set. Not anytime soon, certainly. Here was

Unvaccinated Djokovic out of US Open; can’t travel to States

By Associated Press NEW YORK: Novak Djokovic will not play in the U.S. Open, as expected, because he is not vaccinated against COVID-19 and thus is not allowed to travel to the United States. Djokovic announced his withdrawal from the year’s last Grand Slam tournament on Twitter on Thursday, hours before the draw for the

UK: Tennis great Becker jailed 2 years for bankruptcy offences

By Associated Press LONDON: Tennis great Boris Becker was sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison on Friday for illicitly transferring large amounts of money and hiding assets after he was declared bankrupt. The three-time Wimbledon champion was convicted earlier this month on four charges under the Insolvency Act and had faced a maximum sentence

Wimbledon bans players from Russia, Belarus over Ukraine war

By Associated Press LONDON: Tennis players from Russia and Belarus will not be allowed to play at Wimbledon this year because of the war in Ukraine, the All England Club announced Wednesday. Among the prominent players affected by the ban are reigning U.S. Open champion Daniil Medvedev, who recently reached No. 1 in the ATP rankings and

Boris Becker Doesn’t Know Where His Wimbledon Trophies Are

By AFP FORMER Wimbledon champion Boris Becker has told a London court he does not know the whereabouts of his All England Club trophies. Becker was declared bankrupt in 2017 and is on trial accused of failing to hand over assets including nine trophies and medals from his glittering career. He told the jury at

Boris Becker accused of hiding tennis trophies during trial

By Associated Press LONDON: Former tennis champion Boris Becker went on trial Monday in London for allegedly concealing property — including nine trophies — from bankruptcy trustees and dodging his obligation to disclose financial information to settle his debts. Prosecutors said Becker, 54, “acted dishonestly” when he hid or failed to hand over assets before

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Zimbabwe’s Loryn Phiri named in ICC Women’s T20I Team Of 2021

By Sports Reporter ZIMBABWE national women’s cricket team player Loryn Phiri has been named in the International Cricket Council (ICC) Women’s T20I Team of the Year in recognition of her superb performances for the team in the shortest version of the game last season. The 23-year-old off-spinner and middle-order batsman was one of the standout

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Chevrons Coach Rajput Tests Covid Positive Ahead Of Sri Lanka Tour

By Sports Reporter THE Chevrons’ preparations for their tour of Sri Lanka have been dealt a huge blow after the cricket head coach Lalchand Rajput tested positive for Covid-19 soon after the team’s arrival in the South Asian nation. Rajput’s positive test means he will miss the first two One-Day Internationals (ODIs) of the three-match

The Plunket twins pose with coach Ernie Steenkamp of Hilton College, their high school in South Africa, at the 2019 World Championships in Tokyo.

From Harare, Pretoria To Harvard: The Story Of Plunket Twins Making Waves

The Harvard Crimson FOR twin brothers Rory and Pat Plunket, the short walk between Mather House and Winthrop House might be the farthest apart they have ever been. “We’ve never spent more than a week or two weeks away from each other, which is really weird to think about over 20 years,” Pat said. As

Zim, SA, Namibia To Co-Host 2027 Cricket World Cup

By Sports Reporter CRICKET in Zimbabwe is set for a major lift following the confirmation of Zimbabwe as the co-hosts of the 50-Over Cricket World Cup in 2027. Other host countries are neighbouring South Africa and Namibia. This will be the second time Zimbabwe will host the International Cricket Council (ICC) Cricket World Cup after