The World number four Naomi Osaka turns pro this time as she clinched the Pan Pacific Open final on Sunday. With this win, she becomes first Japanese to win Pan Pacific Open since Kimiko Date’s historic win in 1995.
The issue was highlighted last year after Serena Williams married the entrepreneur Alexis Ohanian. She did not change her last name, and when she was referred to as “Mrs Williams” on the court, things turned awkward and the issue was brought to the notice.
Simona Halep earned her a second Grand Slam title. “I didn’t think at all against who I play. I’ve always been intimidated a little bit when I faced Serena,” she said.
A promising teenage player Simona Halep will face-off with the dominating Serena Williams in the Wimbledon Final, and that’s the only block the American has on the way to achieving her long held ambition of equalling Margaret Court’s Grand Slam title record.
“Not only was a game taken from me but a defining, triumphant moment was taken from another player” said the 37-year-old Williams.
Murray and Williams won their respective Wimbledon singles titles in 2016, now according to him, playing with the 23 Grand Slam winner Williams is an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity which he could not miss.
An emotional Maria Sharapova quits Wimbledon 2019 due to injury on Tuesday, raising more questions about her future in the sport.