Peter Williams

Peter founded the Bound For Glory News Rising Stars program in 2012, and Draft Central in 2016, having followed the male and female footballing pathways for over a decade.

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Rybakina slays Sabs at Indian Wells

AFTER going down to her in the 2023 Australian Open final, rising Kazakhstan talent Elena Rybakina was ecstatic she could topple the most recent Grand Slam winner, Aryna Sabalenka in the 2023 BNP Paribas Open final. The second seeded Belarusian was running hot, but Rybakina – coming off her second straight sets win over world […]

‘Foe sure – Frances books semis spot

AMERICAN Frances Tiafoe continued his strong form of the past 12 months to book his first ever ATP Masters 1000 semi-final following a 6-4 6-4 triumph over Brit, Cameron Norrie today. The United States representative proved far too strong for the red-hot Norrie, recording a 6-4 6-4 victory to set up a semi-final clash with […]

Iga breaks Bibi in intense contest

WORLD number one Iga Swiatek has come away with the win against 2019 US Open winner Bianca Andreescu in the third round of Indian Wells, but not without a massive fight first. After an easy second round win following a Round of 128 bye, Swiatek had to buckle down against the world number 36, eventually […]

Garin places – Cristian gives Casper Ruud awakening

CHILEAN Cristian Garin stunned world number four Casper Ruud overnight to advance through to the fourth round of Indian Wells. The clay court dominant player has had a horrid last couple of years, tumbling out of the Top 20 down to 97th in the world, but in their Round of 32 clash, Garin won in […]

Swiatek’s swift surge to Doha title

WORLD number one Iga Swiatek made light work of the rest of the competition at Doha, claiming the WTA 500 title in just three hours. That was not the length of the final, but rather, the entire tournament, as Swiatek dropped just five games in three matches, as well as having a first round bye […]

Wu weathers storm to make history

RISING talent Yibing Wu has withstood a clinical serving performance from home nation hope John Isner to become the first ever Chinese man to win an ATP Tour title. Wu took to the court in the Dallas Open decider against Isner, having beaten another American, world number eight Taylor Fritz in the semi-final. While China […]

Brilliant Bencic back from the brink to win title

SWISS star Belinda Bencic looked dead and buried when it came to her Abu Dhabi title chances, but somehow found a way to save three championship points and defeat Russian Liudmila Samsonova 1-6 7-6 6-4. In the inaugural Abu Dhabi Open, Bencic fought back from a disappointing first set, as well as three break points […]

ITF update: Aussies and Japanese dominate in Burnie

ALL eight of the remaining contenders in the ITF W25 event in Burnie are either home nation hopes or Japanese talents with the Apple Isle event edging closer to the pointy end. Aussie young gun Olivia Gadecki headlines the field, having reached the quarter finals after some impressive performances, and will now take on compatriot […]

Zheng continues ascent up WTA rankings

POWERFUL Chinese young gun Qinwen Zheng remains one of the shining lights on Tour, backing up a promising start to 2023 to reach the quarter finals of the Abu Dhabi Open. Following the conclusion of the Australian Open – where Zheng had a shock loss to American Bernarda Pera as 29th seed – the Chinese […]

2023 Davis Cup Finalists confirmed

ALL 12 Davis Cup Finalists have been confirmed for November’s massive event, with the remaining qualifying matches completed. On Monday, seven of the 12 teams had been locked in, with the remaining five teams now secured following their respective victories. Those five nations are Croatia, Chile, Netherlands, Finland and Czech Republic, who due to timezone […]

Out of the Parks: Alycia joins Zhu with maiden title

TWO first-time WTA Tour title winners were crowned in the first week of February with American Alycia Parks and Chinese talent Lin Zhu both triumphant in their respective tournaments. Parks lifted the WTA 250 trophy at Lyon by defeating top seed and Top 5 talent Caroline Garcia, while Zhu ended the run of Ukrainian Lesia […]

Stan’s Swiss stun Germany in Davis Cup

SWITZERLAND knocked world number six Germany out of the Davis Cup Finals contention after a spirited 3-2 victory over their European counterpart. Switzerland – lead by Marc-Andrea Huesler and Grand Slam winner Stan Wawrinka – fought back from 1-2 down to book their spot in November’s main event. The lowest ranked nation in the World […]

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