Thu., March 7, 2019 As part of the Star’s Women in Sport series, we reached out to well-known figures in the world of sports to find out which female athlete they admired most. Here’s what they said: SERENA WILLIAMS, tennis player “She was dominant when she was young, dominant in her 20s, dominant after she had a baby, and she will be dominant tomorrow. She has to be mentioned with and compared to all the greatest athletes of all time, men included.” — Masai Ujiri, Toronto Raptors president “(She) is arguably the greatest tennis player of all time, but her impact far exceeds the boundaries of the court. Regardless of what barriers she has faced; classism, racism, and sexism, she has always used her platform and voice to stand up for fairness and equality.” Article Continued Below — Caroline Cameron, Host, Hockey Central Tonight & NHL on Sportsnet CHRISTINE SINCLAIR, soccer player “Having two daughters of my … [Read more...] about ‘Fierce, fair, and formidable.’ Sports celebrities pick their favourite female athletes
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By Rosie DiManno Star Columnist Tues., Jan. 15, 2019 When Genie Bouchard recently posted a photo of her bikini-clad self on social media, with a poor-lonely-me caption, Mets pitching ace and Instagram follower Noah Syndergaard was quick to respond, in a drooling manner. “If that pool wasn’t heated before, it is now.” Oh to be young and gorgeous, as both athletes certainly are. It’s unclear whether Syndergaard and Bouchard made hook-up plans for the future. The Westmount native says she uses social media for a laugh, engaging with her 2 million followers. But for now, Bouchard has a date with Serena Williams. Possibly a date the 24-year-old would rather have avoided. Could be a speed-dating thing when the two women meet in the second round of the Australian Open on Thursday, Down Under time. Article Continued Below Williams, of course, is the greatest female tennis player of all time. And, were she to emerge victorious from the … [Read more...] about Eugenie and Serena set dream date after Canadian sweep in Australia
By The Canadian Press Wed., Dec. 19, 2018 MONTREAL—Canada’s Aleksandra Wozniak has retired from tennis. The 31-year-old Montreal native announced her decision at a news conference in her hometown on Wednesday. Wozniak reached a career-high No. 21 in the world in 2009, but has struggled with injuries the past few years. During her breakthrough 2009 campaign, she won the Bobbie Rosenfeld Award as the Canadian female athlete of the year. A year earlier, she became the first Quebec player in history to win a WTA title when she captured a championship in Stanford, Calif. Article Continued Below Wozniak holds Canadian records for most wins (40) and ties played in Fed Cup play. Read more: Canadian tennis player Aleksandra Wozniak out with shoulder injury Canadian Aleksandra Wozniak wins at French Open Aleksandra Wozniak named CP female athlete of the year “The past few years have been challenging with all of the injuries, but I always … [Read more...] about Canadian tennis player Aleksandra Wozniak retires from sport
By David Friend The Canadian Press Sun., Sept. 9, 2018 Country superstar Shania Twain and a substantial roster of female nominees will bring an extra spark of energy to the Canadian Country Music Association Awards tonight. The annual event of performances and accolades, held this year in Hamilton, packs plenty of big-name artists from across the country and beyond its borders. It also has two of Canada’s rising country stars vying for the most awards. Jess Moskaluke and Brett Kissel both have six nominations each, marking a rare instance when two genders are represented as equally top nominees. The show will open with a tribute to Twain’s legendary status with performances by three of Canadian country music’s new generation of female voices: Moskaluke, Kira Isabella and Madeline Merlo. Twain will then join the trio on stage to begin hosting duties. Article Continued Below International country star Keith Urban is among the other big names set … [Read more...] about Shania Twain and solid lineup of female nominees to mark CCMA Awards telecast
By Damien Cox Sports Columnist In professional tennis these days, confusion reigns. Clarity is elusive. Which makes it all terrifically compelling. Usually, at any given time, there is an answer to the basic question: “Who’s No. 1?” If it wasn’t Pete Sampras, it was Andre Agassi. If it wasn’t Justine Henin, it was Lindsay Davenport or Maria Sharapova. These days, this is not the case, and definitely not from the perspective of an intrigued Canadian tennis observer. Who’s really No. 1 among the best men in the world? Not clear. Article Continued Below Who’s really No. 1 among the best women? Nobody knows. Who’s No. 1 among Canada’s best men and women? Your guess is as good as mine. As we move from July’s green lawns of Wimbledon towards the hard courts of the Rogers Cup, answers remained hard to find. Which is the fun of it all, right? Novak Djokovic’s Wimbledon triumph, beating Kevin … [Read more...] about Who can claim the No. 1 spot in tennis?