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.
Wales have stormed into the European Under-19 Squash Championship quarter-finals following wins against Norway and Denmark. Lewis Poole and Srikar Mummidi won both of their matches to clinch 2-1 wins against both countries, while Ciara Richards Aberdare’s Richards, an 18-year-old ranked 185 in the World, fought two incredibly close and tenacious matches. Richards... Read More
Joe O’Connor, a rookie snooker professional from Leicester, is through to the ManBetX Welsh Open semi-finals after a dramatic victory against John Higgins. The 23-year-old O’Connor, a former under-18 World and European 8-ball pool champion who turned to snooker at the age of 15, plays Stuart Bingham in the last four... Read More
Defending champion John Higgins plays Joe O’Connor in the quarter-finals of the ManBetX Welsh Open this afternoon. Higgins admits his enthusiasm for snooker has diminished and it was fitting that on St Valentine’s Day he said: “I’m keen to fall in love with the game again.” The Scot won 4-3 against Gloucester’s... Read More
Former Bluebirds manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has landed the ‘best job of his life’ says Neil Warnock. Solskjaer’s first match in charge of Manchester United will be at Cardiff City Stadium on Saturday and Warnock said: “It's the best job he will have in his life. "He can't lose. He'll hold the... Read More
Cardiff Devils have Blood on their hands - and their Elite League opponents are not going to be at all happy. Head coach Andrew Lord has signed American defenceman Ben Blood, a 29-year-old former Binghamton Senators and Wheeling Nailers player. The 6ft 4ins blueliner, who earned more than 350 penalty minutes over... Read More
Wales’ steeplechase duo Johnny Hopkins and Ieuan Thomas both clocked European Athletics Championship qualifying times in Holland at the weekend. Thomas, who has already competed at the World Championships and Commonwealth Games over the past 12 months, finished second in the Gouden Spike 3,000m in a new personal best of... Read More