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Tennis: Clay field wide open for new women's champion

24 May 2019

Want to know who will win the women's French Open? Stick a pin in the draw. That cliche has seldom rang more true than at this year's Roland Garros, where no players stand out and few seem to be hitting form in the run up to the year's second major.

Where are they now? Ostapenko's back with hope but high hurdles

24 May 2019

When Jelena Ostapenko cracked a backhand down the line to win the French Open in 2017, it flew with a sound that seemed to herald a new star in women's sport.

Where are they now? Ostapenko's back with hope but high hurdles

24 May 2019

When Jelena Ostapenko cracked a backhand down the line to win the French Open in 2017, it flew with a sound that seemed to herald a new star in women's sport.

Soccer - Title-winning Saints women get first shirt sponsor

10 May 2019

SOUTHAMPTON, England Southampton's title-winning women's team will start next season on a level pegging with their Premier League male counterparts in at least one respect after Virgin Media announced on Friday it would become the side's first-ever shirt sponsor.

Gibraltar pulls plug on online ticket sales to foil Irish

06 Feb 2019

Gibraltar's Football Association pulled the plug on their online ticket sales system, to prevent Irish soccer fans swamping the British Overseas Territory for next month's Euro 2020 Group D qualifier.

No safety-first as Saints eye win at Burnley

31 Jan 2019

It may be a clash at the wrong end of the table, but Southampton's visit to Burnley on Saturday pits two resurgent teams against one another, with neither set to take a backwards step.

Success the tonic as sickly Saints bounce to action

21 Dec 2018

SOUTHAMPTON, England It might seem success is the greatest tonic, after Southampton reported a full bill of health for their match at Huddersfield this weekend in the wake of their pulsating 3-2 win over Arsenal.

Saints put on alert as new boss considers clear out

07 Dec 2018

SOUTHAMPTON, England Southampton’s floundering footballers have been put on alert by new manager Ralph Hasenhuettl, who has hinted a number of the squad will likely be shown the door in January.

Saints set to fill Hughes' shoes; ex-Leipzig man in frame

03 Dec 2018

LONDON Former RB Leipzig coach Ralph Hasenhuettl emerged as odds-on favourite to fill Mark Hughes' shoes at Southampton after the Premier League strugglers sacked their manager on Monday with the club mired in the relegation zone.

Serena coach makes plea for honest and open on-court coaching

18 Oct 2018

The coach whose attempts to guide Serena Williams mid-match during this year's U.S. Open final led to her explosive row with the umpire and a code violation en route to defeat, has called for on-court coaching to be permitted.

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