June Ann Byrne won the over-85 women’s doubles title at the ITF Super-Seniors World Championships two weeks ago alongside Dutch player Wil Sevenstern. Byrne, who is originally from Cobh and now lives in Dundrum, is a member of Carrickmines and Rushbrooke Tennis Clubs.
A huge expansion of the Wimbledon tennis championships which would transform the tournament and bring qualifying on-site moved a big step closer yesterday after a local golf club decided all members would benefit equally from a proposed buyout.
Serena Williams’ behaviour in Saturday’s US Open final divided the tennis world after she called the chair umpire a “liar” and a “thief” and said he treated her differently than male players during her loss to Naomi Osaka.
The events and the arguing and the booing that would make this a US Open final unlike any other began when Serena Williams’ coach made what she insisted was an innocent thumbs-up, but the chair umpire interpreted as a helpful signal.