With Wimbledon lost, Federer and Williams running out of Grand Slam opportunities

4 April 2020, 8:42 AM
The cancellation of Wimbledon this week has not only fanned the possibility of a total tennis wipeout for the rest of the season but may also have put an end to the Grand Slam title chase for both Roger Federer and Serena Williams.
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Chiefs break Baroka hoodoo 22 January 2018, 7:00 AM

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Cilic reaches quarters, celebrates 100th grand slam win 21 January 2018, 11:21 AM

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AmaZulu stun SuperSport United to end winless streak 21 January 2018, 8:23 AM

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Former ANC MP & Border rugby president, John Ncinane laid to rest 20 January 2018, 4:25 PM

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Stormers, Jaguares clash to start 2018 re-structured Super Rugby 20 January 2018, 3:48 PM

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Stadium to be built in honour of Mbulaheni Mulaudzi 20 January 2018, 3:33 PM

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‘We are in no mood for any favours for Ajax’ 20 January 2018, 12:48 PM

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The Cape Cobras are a franchise cricket team representing the Western Province and Boland areas in South African domestic cricket.
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Full fixture of Absa Premiership this weekend

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A senior Gauteng Mental Health services official has told the Life Esidimeni hearing that she continued compiling licenses given to NGO’s without vetting or auditing them. Deputy Director-General responsible for NGO’s Hannah Jacobus  says she was following instructions from former Mental Health Director Dr Makgabo Manamela who resigned as a Gauteng government employee on Wednesday. […]

Supersport United breaks winless streak 18 January 2018, 7:55 AM

A second half Aubrey Modiba strike ensured Supersport United score a 1-nil win over Maritzburg United.

Sharapova speeds into Open third round 18 January 2018, 6:05 AM

Unseeded Maria Sharapova showed she is a serious contender for this year's Australian Open as she destroyed 14th seed Anastasija Sevastova 6-1, 7-6 (7/4) on Thursday.

Sundowns unveil new players 17 January 2018, 9:34 PM

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Sharks upbeat about 2018 Super Rugby season 17 January 2018, 8:07 PM

The Sharks head coach Robert du Preez says there's great energy in his squad ahead of the tough 2018 Super Rugby season.

Southern Kings players blamed for poor performance 17 January 2018, 4:49 PM

Eastern Province Rugby Union executive committee member and rugby commentator, Makhaya Jack, has blamed the Southern Kings players for lack of commitment.

Controversy clouds Under 19 Cricket World Cup match 17 January 2018, 11:59 AM

There's some controversy in the Under 19 Cricket World Cup match between South Africa and the West Indies in New Zealand.

Coach calls for final push as Proteas eye series win 17 January 2018, 6:01 AM

South Africa’s coach Ottis Gibson has urged his side to keep their "game faces" on ahead of day five as they close in on a series victory over top-ranked India in the second test in Pretoria.