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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Bia bolts into Toronto semis

AN OUTSTANDING come-from-behind quarter finals win over 12th seed Belinda Bencic has seen Brazilian Beatriz Haddad Maia make history. The unseeded talent became the first Brazilian to reach the semi-finals of a WTA Tour 1000 event, achieving the feat in the National Bank Open in Toronto. Haddad Maia won in three sets, 2-6 6-3 6-3, […]

Chinese teenager takes out home nation hope

QINWEN Zheng has continued her remarkable rise up the WTA Tour world rankings by reaching a quarter final in Toronto, defeating local hope Bianca Andreescu in three sets. The hard-hitting Chinese star fought it out across a tough first two sets before running away with the match thanks to a couple of crucial breaks in […]

Upsets galore in Canada as seeds fall

IT was absolute carnage in both Montreal and Toronto at the top-end as seven of the nine top five seeds in action bowed out of their respective Masters 1000 tournaments. In what showed the evenness of the overall ATP and WTA Tours at the moment, only top women’s seed Iga Swiatek, and fourth men’s seed […]

Kyrgios bowls Baez, next up Medvedev in Montreal

AUSTRALIAN Nick Kyrgios has set up a mouth-watering second round clash against world number one Daniil Medvedev at the National Bank Open in Montreal. The world number 37 – who is coming off a title at the Citi Open in Washington – is in red-hot form and disposed of Argentinian Sebastian Baez in one hour […]

Serena breaks 430-day drought

SERENA Williams has broken her 430-day winless drought by defeating Spaniard, Nuria Parrizas Diaz in straight sets. The American 23-time Grand Slam winner proved too good for the lucky loser, finally getting her first win in more than a year at the National Bank Open in Toronto. Williams’ Round of 64 victory was one of […]

Kyrgios king in Washington win

A “TRANSFORMED” Nick Kyrgios has continued his red-hot form in 2022, winning the Citi Open in Washington overnight. The Australian proved too good for Japanese giant-killer Yoshihito Nishioka, winning in straight sets, 6-4 6-3. The win marked Kyrgios’ 11th in 12 games, with the only defeat coming in the Wimbledon final against Novak Djokovic. Kyrgios […]

Medvedev claims Los Cabos title as Rublev falls

IT was a mixed bag for the Russians across the ATP Tour, with world number one Daniil Medvedev claiming his 14th career title. In what was Medvedev’s first title since winning last year’s US Open, the top seed shook off an early challenge from Brit Cameron Norrie to win the last eight games of the […]

Upsets galore at Washington

IT was a huge day of upsets at Washington after rain interrupted play the day before, as the semi-finalists in both the women’s WTA 250 event and men’s ATP 500 event were decided. In the women’s both seeds were ousted in a couple of upsets, with second seed Emma Raducanu and fourth seed Victoria Azarenka […]

Roger(s) That, Shelby reaches San Jose quarters

AMERICAN Shelby Rogers has stormed into the San Jose quarter finals with a dominant straight sets victory over Greek top seed Maria Sakkari to back up her victory over US Open winner Bianca Andreescu in the first round. Rogers won 6-1 6-3 in an hour and 12 minutes, converting four of a possible 10 break […]

Saville upsets top seed Pegula in Washington

AUSTRALIAN Daria Saville has flown the flag for the nation across the tennis globe by defeating top seed Jessica Pegula in the WTA 250 event in Washington. Saville was one of only two Australians to win on the day – while a massive seven lost – and advanced through to the quarter finals of that […]

Naomi returns to win first match since April

FOUR-time Grand Slam winner Naomi Osaka has returned to the WTA Tour, producing a hard-fought three set win over promising Chinese teenager Qinwen Zheng. The former world number one has not played since her first round loss at Roland Garros, and has not won a match since the Madrid Open on April 30. In a […]

Mandlik reaps reward over Riske in San Jose

AMERICAN 21-year-old Elizabeth Mandlik has won through to the second round of the San Jose WTA 500 event, claiming her first ever WTA Tour main draw win in the process. Having stunned top qualifying seed Jil Teichmann to reach the main draw, Mandlik took down compatriot and former Top 20 player Alison Riske in straight […]

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