Sports world: Serena Williams takes taxi to finish line

Serena Williams takes taxi to finish line

MIAMI • Tennis star Serena Williams was seen on Sunday speeding to the finish line of her 5km charity run - in a taxi.

The world No. 1 stopped at the 2km mark of her Serena Williams Live Ultimate Run, held at Miami Beach, and hopped into a cab, which took her to the finish line, confirmed the WTA website.

Her sister and world No. 7 Venus was among 3,000 runners who took part in the event to raise funds for the Serena Williams Fund. Later, Serena, 34, said in a video on Facebook: "I didn't run the whole way this year, but next year I will."

Rome to stage 2022 Ryder Cup

ROME • Rome organisers were celebrating yesterday after the Italian capital won the right to stage the 2022 edition of golf's Ryder Cup for the first time.

The cream of world golf will descend on the Marco Simone Golf and Country Club in seven years' time for the biennial contest between Europe and the United States, Ryder Cup organisers announced in a statement.


Banks being treated for kidney cancer again

LONDON • Gordon Banks, England's goalkeeper in their 1966 World Cup-winning campaign, has announced that he is being treated for kidney cancer for a second time at the age of 77.

Banks, famed for making what is still hailed by many as football's greatest save when he clawed away Pele's header at the 1970 World Cup, said that he was having chemotherapy treatment in the hope of avoiding a transplant, a decade after he lost one kidney to cancer.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 15, 2015, with the headline 'SportsWorld'. Subscribe