Tennis

Daily Visual 22.11.15: ATP and WTA Finals Roundup

The culmination of the men’s tennis season came on Sunday, as Novak Djokovic faced Roger Federer in the ATP World Tour Finals. Djokovic overcame Federer in straight sets, winning 6-3, 6-4, to claim the tournament championship for an unprecedented fourth time in a row. Djokovic, who ends the season ranked number 1 in the world, has now won the ATP World…

The Story of Wimbledon 2015

Wimbledon 2015 took place from 29 June to 12 July, at the All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, England. The third Grand Slam tournament of the tennis season, this was the 129th iteration of the championships, the 48th since the beginning of the Open Era. On the opening day of play, the defending champion in the men’s draw, Novak Djokovic,…

Live Wimbledon 2015 Semi-Final: Muguruza vs. Radwanska

Live Wimbledon 2015 Semi-Final: Muguruza vs. Radwanska

Welcome to Culturedarm’s live blog on day ten of Wimbledon 2015. It is Ladies’ Semi-Finals day, and the first match on Centre Court sees Garbine Muguruza vs. Agnieszka Radwanska. They will compete for a place in Saturday’s final, where the winner will meet the victor of today’s later match between Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova.

Daily Visual 29.06.15: Wimbledon 2015 Day One

Today the 2015 edition of the Wimbledon Championships commenced at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in Wimbledon, London. This marks the 129th year of the championships, and the 48th in the Open Era of tennis. The tournament will run, as usual, over the next fourteen days; with a total prize fund of £26.5 million, of which £1.88…

Live Sports Commentary 07.06.15: French Open Final Etc.

Live Sports Commentary 07.06.15: French Open Final Etc.

19:25 – Following Canada’s last-gasp penalty last night, which gave the home nation a 1-0 victory over a resolute China side in the opening game of the Women’s World Cup, their Group A competitors New Zealand and the Netherlands took to the field at Commonwealth Stadium, Edmonton. Making their debut at a World Cup finals, the Netherlands won the match…

Live Sports Commentary 06.06.15: French Open and Football

Live Sports Commentary 06.06.15: French Open and Football

01:10 – And with that, I shall depart for the day. Thanks to anyone who has read any of this. New Zealand and the Netherlands, the other two teams from the Women’s World Cup Group A, will kick off in just under an hour, at 02:00 BST. And tomorrow will see the 2015 French Open men’s final, between Novak Djokovic…

Live 2015 French Open Semi-Final: Djokovic vs. Murray

13:30 – That all seemed to resolve itself very quickly. We were on court for about an hour, with Djokovic faltering at the end of the fourth set, but storming through the fifth for a place in the final. He did well to recover his composure at the beginning of the fifth, and was able to start putting a bit…

Live 2015 French Open Quarter-Final: Djokovic vs. Nadal

So that is that: a much briefer game than many will have expected, but with an unsurprising result given the respective form of the two players. This is Djokovic’s first win over Nadal at the French Open. He will go on to face the winner of the match currently taking place on Suzanne Lenglen, where Andy Murray leads David Ferrer…

Who Wore It Best: Christine Ohuruogu vs. Serena Williams

Who Wore It Best: Christine Ohuruogu vs. Serena Williams

The smallest of questions can impel the most vociferous judgements and debates: in grammar, in philosophy, in sociology, but most of all in matters of aesthetics. We do not believe that our eyes can lie to us. ‘Who wore it best?’ implicates a primal dual as much as it does centuries of human refinement. It is a question we are…