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    (CNN)The woman who​m Nick Kyrgios accused of having had "700 drinks" and being "drunk out of her mind" during this year's Wimbledon final in early July says she is suing the Australian tennis player for defamation.In a statement sent to CNN by her lawyers on Tuesday, Anna Palus accused Kyrgios of making the ​allegation, which she described as "reckless and entirely baseless​," and which she says caused her and her family "substantial damage and distress.""I am not litigious, but after much consideration, I have concluded that I have no alternative but to instruct my solicitors Brett Wilson LLP to bring defamation proceedings against Mr Kyrgios in order to clear my name," the statement read."The need to obtain vindication, and to prevent repetition of the allegation, are the only reasons for taking legal action. Any damages recovered will be donated to charity."She added: "I hope that Mr Kyrgios will reflect on the harm he has caused me and my family and offer a prompt resolution to this matter.Read More"However, if he is unwilling to do this, I am committed to obtaining...
    Serena Williams' Wimbledon journey was cut short after she was knocked out in her first round match, but that hasn't stopped her four-year-old daughter from making the most of her time in London.  Alexis Olympia Ohanian, known as Olympia, travelled to the UK with her mother and father, Reddit founder Alexis Ohanian, ahead of the two-week tennis tournament.  Although they family has spent less time at the All England Club than they had planned, it has meant they've been able to take in the sights of the capital, making trips to tourist hotspots like the Natural History Museum and the London Eye.  But first, let me take a selfie! Alexis Olympia Ohanian, known as Olympia, travelled to the UK with her mother and father, Reddit founder Alexis Ohanian, ahead of the two-week tennis tournament. She enjoyed a trip to the Natural History Museum, pictured  Low profile: Olympia and her father Alexis, who has an estimated net worth of $40million, stayed under the radar as they took in the sights of London from the London Eye Family photo! The four-year-old also tucked into finger...
    NICK KYRGIOS muttered and grumbled and ranted his way to the first Grand Slam singles semi-final of his career with a straight sets victory over Chilean Cristian Garin. The Aussie gob artist was relatively subdued by his own volatile standards, a day after it was revealed that he would face a charge of common assault on his ex-girlfriend in a court in Canberra last month.  4Nick Kyrgios fell to the turf as he booked his spot in a first Grand Slam semi-finalCredit: Getty 4The Aussie looked relaxed and was pretty quiet as he beat Cristian Garin in straight setsCredit: Richard Pelham / The Sun Kyrgios, 26, admitted he thought his chance of reaching the last four of a major had passed him by.  “I thought that ship had sailed,” said Kyrgios, “I thought I might have wasted my chance earlier in my career. “I don’t have a coach - I would never put that burden on someone!  “But each and every one of my team plays an important role.  READ MORE WIMBLEDON STORIESWIMBLEDON 2022 Kyrgios WINS to reach semis, Nadal...
    WIMBLEDON’S number one pain in the a**e overcame a pain in his shoulder to reach the quarter-finals. And he immediately headed off to soften the agony with a large glass of vino - after one no-nonsense punter told him to "stop moaning!" 4Nick Kyrgios had plenty of treatment on his right shoulder during the winCredit: Richard Pelham / The Sun 4He beat Brandon Nakashima in five sets but was relatively flat throughoutCredit: Richard Pelham / The Sun ???? "STOP MOANING!"One fan has got no time for Nick Kyrgios complaints! ????#Wimbledon #BBCTennis pic.twitter.com/Nx8FykY4m4— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) July 4, 2022 Aussie bad boy Nick Kyrgios, though, was on pretty good behaviour while fighting back from a set down to match his best-ever performance on the grass of SW19. Kyrgios was rubbing the top of his right arm after just 20 minutes of play against American debutant Brandon Nakashima on Centre Court. The soreness worsened to the extent that in the third set he required a medical time out and a massage from the on-site physio to see him through the rest of...
    HEATHER WATSON was dumped out of Wimbledon in a classic case of After the Lord Mayor’s Show. The British No3 failed to find any inspiration on Centre Court as she was defeated 6-2 6-4 by German outsider Jule Niemeier in the last 16 of the Championships. 2Heather Watson crashed out of her maiden Grand Slam fourth roundCredit: Richard Pelham / The Sun It was a huge disappointment for the Guernsey star, who had been outstanding in her previous encounter on SW19 in the third round. Before the first ball was struck in anger this afternoon, there was a special Champions Parade of former winners. Mega stars like Roger Federer, Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic, Rafa Nadal, Billie Jean King, John McEnroe and Bjorn Borg were among the 26 former champions who took part in the 100th Centre Court anniversary celebrations. Yet once all the legends had departed and thousands of photos had been taken, it fell incredibly flat, in terms of atmosphere, and hundreds of people took the opportunity to get lunch. READ MORE ON WIMBLEDONWIMBLEDON 2022 Heather Watson and Cam...
    HARRIET DART was involved in a furious row with umpire Paula Vieira Souza after losing her second-round match at Wimbledon. The British No2 was upset that opponent Jessica Pegula - the richest tennis player in the world - was allowed to make a late challenge to a line call on match point. 2Harriet Dart argued with the umpire following her loss to Jessica PegulaCredit: Richard Pelham / The Sun 2Dart was furious after Pegula was allowed to make a late challenge on match pointCredit: Richard Pelham / The Sun The Hawkeye replay went the way of the No8 seed from the USA. Ultimately it allowed her to complete a thrilling comeback win 4-6 6-3 6-1. Dart, 25, had her chances in a seesawing match that featured 11 breaks of serve. She won the first set after letting her early lead slip and then threatened to fight her way back into the second. READ MORE WIMBLEDON STORIESWIMBLEDON 2022 Centre Court goes wild as Nadal RACES to opening set victory But Pegula, 28, ran away with the third set. Despite the late controversy,...
    EMMA RADUCANU crashed out of Wimbledon but said public pressure on her to win Slams every time was a “joke”. The Brit, 19, was beaten 6-3 6-3 by Frenchwoman Caroline Garcia in her second-ever Centre Court match. 3Emam Raducanu was dumped out of Wimbledon by Caroline GarciaCredit: Richard Pelham / The Sun 3She pushed back on suggestions there is any pressure on her young shouldersCredit: PA Her next appearance at major level will be a title defence at the US Open in New York in late August. Asked if she was ready to return as defending champion following this SW19 exit, Raducanu said: “There’s no pressure. “Like, why is there any pressure? I’m still 19. Like, it’s a joke. I literally won a slam. “Yes, I have had attention. But I’m a slam champion, so no one’s going to take that away from me. READ MORE ON WIMBLEDONWIMBLEDON 2022 Bad day for Brits on Centre Court as Murray goes CRASHING out of Wimbledon “If anything, the pressure is on those who haven’t done that. “Going back to New York, it’s...
    SERENA WILLIAMS was knocked out of Wimbledon in a shock result on Centre Court. The 40-year-old icon was beaten in three sets in a marathon first-round match by Harmony Tan. 4Serena Williams lost a marathon first round match at WimbledonCredit: Rex 4The 40-year-old returned from a year out injured on Tuesday nightCredit: Reuters Serena was playing singles for the first time since injury forced to withdraw in the first round of this tournament last year. The seven-time Wimbledon champion was cheered on by British fans late into the night. But Tan triumphed 7-5, 1-6, 7-6 in a thrilling first round encounter. More to follow READ MORE SPORT STORIESFEATURED GROUP Claire Hogle dubbed 'next Paige Spiranac' as golf star has social media boomBABY STEPS Inside Mahomes and Brittany's marriage as they get ready to welcome second child Most read in TennisBLAST FROM THE PLAST Why does Serena Williams wear plasters on her face when she plays?ONE LOVE Who is Xisca Perello? The wife of Spanish tennis star Rafael NadalNICK RAGE Watch Kyrgios call line judge 'SNITCH' in meltdown after 12 MINUTES...
    It took just 12 minutes for Nick Kyrgios to kick off at Wimbledon - smashing a ball out of court 3 after dropping his serve during the first set of his clash with Paul Jubb.  The Australian bad-boy - who is known for losing his temper - lashed out on Tuesday afternoon during his Wimbledon first-round match against the world No 219.  Kyrgios hit the ball out of the stadium after Jubb broke him to serve out the set at 6-3. He then went on to lose his temper with a line judge following their call.  'Has one person today come to see her speak?' Kyrgios asked. 'No. I understand, but why is she doing that? Not one person in the stadium has come here to watch her do anything! Not one person. 'Like, you know what I mean? You got fans, but she has got none. 'What did I do? Like, come on. I know, but what? She just selfishly walks to you in the middle of a game because she's a snitch!' More to follow...  RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next ...
    US Open winner Emma Raducanu was seen arriving at Wimbledon today as she prepares to make her big comeback after a string of injury scares.  The British No 1 waved at onlookers as she arrived at the All England Club, before sheltering under an umbrella during a downpour.  Raducanu, 19, who was sporting a Rafael Nadal t-shirt, will make her Centre Court debut in a tough opener against Belgian Alison Van Uytvanck.   Now without a permanent coach, Raducanu has been seen training at Wimbledon with Jane O'Donoghue - who played a prominent role in her development between the ages of 13 and 17. Emma Raducanu waves to onlookers as she arrives at Wimbledon on day one of the Championships  Raducanu was forced to retire from the Nottingham Open earlier this month after said she felt pain in her left side from the moment she served in her first round match against Viktorija Golubic. She took painkillers and was laid out flat on court for treatment during two change of ends, later declaring that she would seek a scan - which left her involvement at...
    EMMA RADUCANU's life turned upside down when she won the US Open in New York last year. The 19-year-old is now a global household name with 2.4million Instagram followers and a net worth of a whopping $12m. 12Emma Raducanu's US Open win changed her life forever - and her bank balance too 12She has landed herself a whole host of whopping deals with various brands Some even predict the London ace will become the first $1billion female athlete as a marketer’s dream model and representative.  Around a fifth of her current value, $2.2m, came as prize money following her heroic Flushing Meadows run, not dropping a set in her ten matches. A further $222k was from her breakthrough Wimbledon venture that captured the heart of the nation. But the majority rolled in the wake of that win. READ MORE SPORT STORIESHATE MOB Golf star Paige Spiranac hits back at fan who claims she's had a boob jobFLAT STICK Tom Brady shuts down Josh Allen after Bills quarterback tried to mock his golf The megabucks, at least $10m, came rolling in...
    The threat of Wimbledon being stripped of ranking points came closer to reality on Tuesday night when the head of the women’s tour backed the idea. WTA Chief Executive Steve Simon told a heavily-attended conference call of leading players that he was formally recommending it as a response the banning of Russians and Belarussians from SW19. Sportsmail understands that other UK grass court events will be spared the same fate, on the basis that there are alternative places for the barred players to compete during those weeks. Wimbledon set to be stripped of ranking points for women after banning Russian players  RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Nick Kyrgios declares himself the world's best grass court... Men's ATP Tour announces that it will NOT strip UK's... Junior Wimbledon winner and British Olympic silver medallist... 'It sets a precedent and puts other sports in an... Share this article Share 60 shares The rendering of Wimbledon as effectively an exhibition event for the women will be confirmed later this week if his stance...
    RUSSIAN and Belarusian tennis stars will NOT be allowed to compete at Wimbledon this year following Vladimir Putin's invasion of Ukraine. Athletes have already paid the price for Russia's invasion of their neighbouring country. 1Medvedev has been banned from this year's wimbledonCredit: REX FEATURES Russia were booted out of the World Cup play-offs for the 2022 World Cup. The women's team are also not allowed to compete at this year's European Championship. And Belarusian athletes have also been punished due to their country's allegiance to Putin's Russia. According to the Daily Mail, action has now also been taken by Wimbledon's main committee. Russians and Belarusians are BANNED from this year's Grand Slam. That means men's world No2 Daniil Medvedev will NOT be able to compete. More to follow... Most read in TennisACE LOOK Tennis beauty Eugenie Bouchard and twin Beatrice stun at Coachella FestivalEM-AZING Raducanu's tiny bank balance revealed before earning £12m from US Open triumphPR-EM FAN 'How could you?' - Morgan leads reaction after Raducanu comes out as a Spurs fanFOOT FAULT Raducanu thrashed in Billie Jean King play-offs...
    WILL 2022 be the year in which Serena Williams finally hangs up her tennis rackets? At the age of 40, the American has achieved almost everything she has ever wanted to throughout a magnificent career. 4Serena Williams has won 23 Grand Slam titlesCredit: The Mega Agency 4Could Serena be calling time on her career later in 2022?Credit: Getty Yet with every Slam that passes by these days without her on the entry list, the feeling grows that time will soon be up for the youngest Williams sister. It was at Wimbledon last year where she left Centre Court in tears after tearing her hamstring just seven games into a first-round clash against Aliaksandra Sasnovich. Since then she has missed the Tokyo Olympics, the US Open and injury has now ruled her out of next month’s Australian Open. Medical experts believe it is not wise for her to compete in Melbourne, a venue where she has won seven singles titles. Given that clay is not her best surface, and she rarely plays outside of the majors these days, Wimbledon or the...
    SERENA WILLIAMS is OUT of the US Open through injury. And it means her long wait to equal Margaret Court's record of 24 Grand Slam singles titles goes on. 3Serena Williams has pulled out of the US Open due to a hamstring injuryCredit: PA The American icon, who was going for an overall record 42nd major before her 40th birthday, damaged her hamstring at Wimbledon as she was forced to retire hurt in the first round. She took a nasty tumble on Centre Court and managed just six games before handing victory to Aliaksandra Sasnovich. Williams did not play at the Olympics then pulled out of the hard-court tournaments in Montreal and Cincinnati but promised to return 'very soon'. However, the final major of the year which starts on Monday has come too soon for the world No22. In a statement posted on social media, Serena wrote: "After careful consideration and following the advice of my doctors and medical team, I have decided to withdraw from the US Open to allow my body to heal completely from a torn...
    Serena Williams has withdrawn from the US Open to allow her 'body to heal completely' after tearing her hamstring at Wimbledon.  Williams suffered an early exit from Wimbledon after sustaining an on-court injury. Her withdrawal from the competition marked only the second time in career that she has retired from a major tournament match.   As a result, she will now forego for the Open in a bid to regain her fitness after 'consulting with her medical team'.    Serena Williams has withdrawn from the US Open to allow her 'body to heal completely' View this post on Instagram A post shared by Serena Williams (@serenawilliams) RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next British starlet Emma Raducanu primed for US Open test after... Emma Raducanu beats American Claire Liu to reach the final... Rafael Nadal OUT of this month's US Open and will miss the... Tennis world No 3 Stefanos Tsitsipas, 23, is slammed by his... Share this article Share Williams released as statement on her Instagram saying: 'After careful consideration and following the advice...
    SILVERSTONE welcomed Emma Raducanu to the British Grand Prix on Sunday amid the Wimbledon ace's stunning rise. The Brit, 18, broke through to reach the fourth-round of this year's tennis tournament - her first-ever appearance at a Grand Slam. 5Emma Raducanu was one of the many famous faces at Silverstone on SundayCredit: Getty 5The tennis ace detailed her day out on her Instagram pageCredit: Instagram @emmaraducanu And she joked that her routine had 'slightly changed' after being invited to go behind the scenes for the Formula One race. Raducanu sat on the Red Bull pit wall as part of her tour of the paddock, posing for photographs with the array of historic cars that took to the track ahead of the Grand Prix. After waving to the 140,000 fans at Silverstone while riding on the drivers' parade, the teenager hopped behind the wheel of a McLaren supercar. Fellow celebs including Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang were snapped hanging out with Raducanu, with the likes of Tom Cruise and Prince Edward also present for Sunday's spectacle. She wrote on Instagram: "A Sunday routine that...
    Roger Federer will not participate in the Tokyo Olympics, writing on social media Tuesday that he "experienced a setback" with his knee during the grass-court season. Federer had said before Wimbledon that he would make a decision about going to the Summer Games after the Grand Slam tournament ended. The 39-year-old from Switzerland lost in the quarterfinals at the All England Club last week to Hubert Hurkacz. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM Federer had two operations on his right knee in 2020 and went more than a full year between matches. He returned to Grand Slam action at the French Open and then pulled out of that tournament after three victories, saying he wanted to be rested and ready for the grass circuit — especially Wimbledon. On Tuesday, he said in a post on Twitter that because of the setback, he has "accepted that I must withdraw from the Tokyo Olympic Games. I am greatly disappointed, as it has been an honor and highlight of my career each time I have represented Switzerland." Federer won a gold...
    Novak Djokovic faces Matteo Berrettini in the Wimbledon's final today from 2pm, and the world No 1 has history on his mind. Victory in the showpiece final at SW19 for Djokovic would mean the Serb would level Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal at 20 Grand Slam titles apiece. But the tricky Matteo Berrettini stands in his way, and Djokovic knows he will be in for an extremely tough test as the Italian looks to follow up his victory from Queen's.  Follow Sportsmail's Nathan Salt for live coverage of the men's Wimbledon final, contested by Novak Djokovic and Matteo Berrettini, including build-up, scoreline and updates.   Jonathan Spencer Host commentator Nathan Salt Host commentator Auto-update 15:39 *Djokovic 6-7 Berrettini, 4-0 A hold to love.  That's absolutely ruthless. No messing around here.  Given we had a 70-minute first set this one has been just 20 minutes! 15:37 Djokovic 6-7 Berrettini*, 3-0 Again Berrettini is forced into a second serve and a third break point opportunity doesn't go to waste....
    ASHLEIGH BARTY has made her childhood dream of playing in a Wimbledon final come true. The Australian overcame a second-half fightback from Angelique Kerber to win 6-3 7-6. 4Ashleigh Barty will fulfil a childhood dream on Saturday when she steps out for the Wimbledon finalCredit: PA And now she is desperate to add the Ladies’ Singles title to her current world No1 status. Barty, 25, said: “This is incredible. "Angelique brought the best out of me as I thought she would. “I am incredibly proud of what my team and me have achieved. "And now I get the chance to live out a childhood dream.” Barty eased through the first set and broke former champion Kerber’s serve at the first attempt to lead 2-0 and took the first set with relative ease. But dogged Kerber, the 2018 champion, recovered in the second set to lead 4-1 at one point before battling Barty staged her own comeback and won the match on a tie break. She had six match points but needed four of them before finally hauling herself...
     John McEnroe shared Andy Murray's pessimism after the former world number one's Wimbledon exit on Friday night. The Scot had spoken of his delight at being back at the All England Club after two memorable victories but his mood was very different following a 6-4 6-2 6-2 loss to Denis Shapovalov in the third round. Murray has struggled with a succession of niggles since his hip resurfacing surgery in 2019, the latest a groin problem that has severely limited his practice opportunities. Andy Murray (right) lost his third round match at Wimbledon to Denis Shapovalov John McEnroe is unsure if Murray's body can cope with Tennis after his injuries/operations RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Andy Murray's father-in-law and Emma Raducanu's coach Nigel... Andy Murray is OUT of Wimbledon in round three after... Marathon man Cameron Norrie hoping to make his impressive... Ons Jabeur throws up on Centre Court on MATCH POINT before... Share this article Share That left the 34-year-old to ponder whether it was worth all the...
    Andy Murray's wife Kim Sears looked devastated as she watched her tennis star husband crash out of Wimbledon in three straight sets against opponent Denis Shapovalov yesterday. Kim, 33, dressed in a vibrant green frock embellished with white flowers, appeared on the edge of her seat as she watched Andy battle it out against Canadian Shapovalov. However, while Murray, 34, put on a strong show against his opponent, he eventually went down 6-4 6-2 6-2 to his 22-year-old opponent. Andy Murray's wife Kim Sears (pictured) looked devastated as she watched her tennis star husband crash out of Wimbledon in three straight sets against opponent Denis Shapovalov yesterday Kim, 33, donned a vibrant green shirt-dress embellished with white flowers (pictured) While Murray (pictured), 34, put on a strong show against his opponent, he eventually went down 6-4 6-2 6-2 to his 22-year-old opponent Looking crestfallen, mother-of-four Kim cut a sombre figure when pictured leaving following the tense match. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Wimbledon star who trained on the street: How Britain's... My mistakes...
    Ray-Ban Owner Makes Peace With GrandVision After Lengthy Spat European stocks and U.S. equity futures fall at quarter’s end as COVID-19 worries haunt investors Serena Williams remains one Grand Slam title behind Margaret Court's all-time record of 24 after the 39-year-old was forced to retire from Tuesday's first-round Wimbledon match against Aliaksandra Sasnovich because of an injury she suffered when she slipped in the first set.  © Peter Van den Berg-USA TODAY Sports Venus Williams first encountered a problem serving in the fifth game, and a medical timeout merely delayed the inevitable. Williams addressed the setback via an Instagram post and admitted she was "heartbroken" to be out of the tournament so quickly:  View this post on Instagram As D'Arcy Maine noted for ESPN, Williams first encountered a problem serving in the fifth game, and a medical timeout merely delayed the inevitable. After the seven-time Wimbledon singles champion dropped to her knees in pain during her attempt to continue, she tearfully acknowledged the crowd and then exited.  © Peter Van den Berg-USA TODAY Sports Venus Williams first encountered...
    Serena Williams. ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images Serena Williams suffered an apparent ankle injury during her first-round match at Wimbledon. The 23-time Grand Slam champion fell to the grass and let out a scream before leaving the court. She retired from the major tournament, marking the second time she's done so in her esteemed career. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Serena Williams is out at Wimbledon. The 23-time Grand Slam champion was once again vying for her record-tying 24th major title, but an apparent injury has put that quest on hold. Serena Williams falls during her first-round match at Wimbledon 2021. Adam Davy/PA Images via Getty Images Williams faced 100th-ranked Belarusian player Aliaksandra Sasnovich in the first round of tennis' most esteemed tournament — and the 39-year-old's favorite Grand Slam — Tuesday evening. But early in the first set, Williams looked to have tweaked her ankle and limped in pain. Though she tried to play through her apparent discomfort, Williams reached a point during the seventh game of the set in which she could no longer...
    JO KONTA is OUT of Wimbledon after coming into contact with a positive Covid-19 case. The British No1 is now required to self-isolate for ten days. 3Jo Konta has been ruled out of Wimbledon after coming into close-contact with somebody with Covid-19Credit: Getty It is an agonising blow for the 30-year-old. A tournament statement confirmed: “The Referee’s Office has advised that Johanna Konta (GBR) has been withdrawn from the Ladies' Singles Draw, having been classified as a close contact of a positive test for COVID-19. “In line with government legislation, Konta is required to spend ten days in self isolation.” Konta reached the semi-finals of the ladies’ singles at SW19 in 2017. She has struggled for form and fitness over the last 18 months. And the star revealed just last week that she may have to manage her long-running knee problem for the rest of her career. But she had high hopes for this year’s Championships. That was after winning her fourth WTA title just two weeks ago at the Nottingham Open. CASINO SIGN UP OFFER: GET £10 FREE BONUS...
    JAPANESE tennis star Naomi Osaka has pulled out of Wimbledon to take 'some personal time'. The 23-year-old quit the French Open last month citing mental health reasons after her media boycott. 2Naomi Osaka has pulled out of Wimbledon beginning later this monthCredit: Reuters And a statement from her team on Thursday night confirmed she will not feature at the All England Club this summer. The statement read: "Naomi won’t be playing Wimbledon this year. "She is taking some personal time with friends and family. "She will be ready for the Olympics and is excited to play in front of her home fans." Four-time grand slam champion Osaka's best finish at Wimbledon was reaching the third round in 2017 and 2018. Wimbledon gets underway on Monday 28 June at SW19. And world No 2 Osaka will not be present on the grass courts. The 23-year-old was threatened with expulsion from Roland Garros and potential suspension from the other Slams last month if she persisted not to talk to worldwide press after matches. BETTING SPECIAL: GET ENGLAND AT 50/1 OR...
    RAFAEL NADAL has pulled out of Wimbledon and the Tokyo Olympics with fitness concerns and 'to prolong my career'. The Spaniard hinted that he was a doubt for the SW19 tournament, which starts on June 28, following his epic four-hour, four-set defeat to Novak Djokovic in the French Open semi-finals. 6Rafael Nadal has pulled out of Wimbledon and the Tokyo Olympics to 'rest his body'Credit: AFP Hi all, I have decided not to participate at this year’s Championships at Wimbledon and the Olympic Games in Tokyo. It’s never an easy decision to take but after listening to my body and discuss it with my team I understand that it is the right decision— Rafa Nadal (@RafaelNadal) June 17, 2021 Nadal, who is tied on 20 Grand Slams with Roger Federer, has also expressed his reservation about going to Japan next month due to the restrictions and Covid-19 protocols in place. In a statement put out on social media to his 15.5milllion Twitter followers, world No3 Nadal said that the fortnight gap between the French Open finishing and the start of...
    Rafael Nadal has announced he will not be playing at Wimbledon or the Olympic Games this summer. The 35-year-old, who won the last of his two titles at the All England Club in 2010, revealed the news on his Twitter feed. He wrote: 'Hi all, I have decided not to participate at this year's Championships at Wimbledon and the Olympic Games in Tokyo.  Rafael Nadal has announced he won't be competing at Wimbledon or the Olympic Games View this post on Instagram A post shared by Rafa Nadal (@rafaelnadal) RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Deadly Jack Draper sets up a rare all-Brit quarter-final at... Andy Murray WILL play in the Wimbledon men's singles main... Wimbledon tickets to go on sale at 1pm TOMORROW as fans get... Andy Murray showed he remains a wonderful ball striker in... Share this article Share Rafael Nadal's statement in full Hello everybody. I want to inform you that I have decided not to participate in the next edition of Wimbledon that will be held...
    Dating apps enjoyed a huge boom in lockdown as the pandemic put paid to the idea of meeting a potential partner in normal social situations. One of those who dabbled in online dating for the first time was model Lilly Becker, 44, estranged wife of tennis champion Boris Becker, who decided it was time to 'get back out there' after her traumatic split in 2018 following nine years of marriage. Here, she shares her hilarious account of trying to find romance over the past six months, with her first foray into the world of dating apps... POUR THE PLONK, SWIPE LEFT — THIS IS FUN! Confession time: there is wine involved. It's November and I'm at the point in lockdown where I'm going a bit crazy. I'm quite a sociable person.  I love nothing more than putting on a dress and heels, going for a drink and flirting. I miss flirting. My friend Bianca is round. She's single, too (we have bubbled-up). She's on the sofa, with her phone, swiping away and laughing. Dating apps have enjoyed a huge...
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