As he prepares for his senior debut at Wimbledon, Evan Hoyt tells Owen Morgan how his doubles campaign can help fuel his ambition for continuing the climb up the world rankings. Still reeling from defeat in the biggest singles match of his senior career, Welsh tennis number one Evan Hoyt received the perfect phone call to raise his spirits. The 24-year-old had lost in the first round of men’s singles qualifying for Wimbledon - his dream of playing in the main draw at the world’s most prestigious tennis tournament apparently on hold until next year.
Wales 1 Belarus 2 Wales finished sixth after losing their final game of the FIH Series Finals in Valencia. Skipper Leah Wilkinson netted with around 90 seconds left from a penalty corner with her fourth goal of the tournament.
Coming back from serious spinal surgery and attempting to regain your place among the elite of world sport is a difficult enough prospect. Doing so having just become a mum for the second time, and combining training with the demands of looking after two children aged under two, makes it even more daunting. Yet, that is exactly what Helen Jenkins, Wales' most successful triathlete, is attempting to do as she looks to win back her spot in the British team for next year's Olympic Games in Tokyo.
Ffion Tynan led the way as Wales golfers took three of the top four places at the Henry Cooper Junior Masters Girls in Nizels golf club in Kent. The Pontyclun schoolgirl underlined her status as one of Wales' top young golfers as she took a five shot lead into the final round and sensible golf saw her preserve that lead, with a competitive race behind her for second.
Jeremiah Azu, James Tomlinson and Sarah Omoregie have been named in Britain's team for next month's European Under-20 Championships in Sweden. The Welsh trio are among the first wave of selections for the championships in Boras from July 18-21. All three have set new personal bests in their respective disciplines this season to book their ticket to Sweden.
Just hours after defeat at the Wimbledon singles qualifying tournament, Welsh Tennis number one Evan Hoyt was awarded a wildcard into the main draw of the men's doubles tournament. Hoyt's Wimbledon dreams seemed to be in tatters after he suffered a hard fought straight sets singles defeat at the hands of Brazil's Rogerio Dutra Silva at Roehampton on Monday afternoon.
Winter Paralympic gold medallist Menna Fitzpatrick and Commonwealth Games champion Hollie Arnold have both been nominated for the prestigious title of Sunday Times Disabled Sportswoman of the Year. The two Welsh heroines are up against some tough competition to carry off the title in the shape of triple European sprint... Read More
As Wales basks in the yellow-infused glow of Geraint Thomas’s Cardiff homecoming, there’s a nagging question for cycling aficionados and those keen to recognise the pioneering spirit of female riders. Was Thomas the first Welsh rider – and third Briton - to win the Tour de France? Or was he... Read More
Elynor Backstedt was born to be a cyclist. Her Dad won the Paris-Roubaix classic, and picked up stage wins in the Giro D’Italia and Tour de France, while Mum, Megan, won the British road race title and competed for Wales at the Commonwealth Games. But as big an influence as... Read More
"The Welsh Sports Hall of Fame would like to join with everyone else in Wales and beyond in congratulating Geraint Thomas in becoming only the first Welsh cyclist to win the Tour de France. It is a hugely significant victory for one of the greatest sportsmen ever produced in Wales. ... Read More
Nicole Cooke has told a panel of MPs that cycling is a sport “run by men, for men” and the fight against doping is being waged by “the wrong people, in the wrong way, with the wrong tools”. Over 70 minutes of wide-ranging testimony, Wales’ Olympic and world road race... Read More