Jana Sopf

Can tennis mitigate against the COVID-19 pandemic?

The fate of the tennis season is dependent on the escalating COVID-19 pandemic, and with the number of confirmed coronavirus cases surpassing 750,000 this week, the end of tennis tournaments as we know them is near. The ripple effects of the novel coronavirus are palpable in the reassessment of all...
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Posted Mar. 31, 2020

Warwick Swimming beat Coventry with double points on Varsity Weekend

On Saturday, the Warwick men’s and women’s swimming teams competed against Coventry University, in a battle for #Varsity2020, the 30th Varsity victory for Warwick. Once the lanes were all set up, the event started at 13:00 with warm-ups. The first race was the 200-meter freestyle, which Warwick won by a...
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Posted Feb. 29, 2020

Australian Open 2020: Djokovic and Kenin Scoop Melbourne Prize

Kicking off the Grand Slam season, this year’s Australian Open tournament ran from 20 January and finished on 2 February in Melbourne, Victoria. Sofia Kenin and Novak Djokovic got their 2020 Grand Slam seasons off to a victorious start, earning their trophies at the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne. Kenin’s...
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Posted Feb. 15, 2020

WTA Finals: Barty beats Svitolina for largest paycheck in the history of sport

The Australian world number one, Ashleigh Barty, beat Ukranian defending champion, Elina Svitolina, for the season-ending Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) title in Shenzhen on Sunday, November 3rd 2019. Barty won 6–4, 6–3, taking home the record largest tennis prize in history, totalling a whopping US$4.42 million (£3.42 million). “It has...
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Posted Nov. 22, 2019

BUCS Wednesday (October 30): Women’s Football

This week the Warwick women’s football seconds team took on Birmingham City University at Cryfield pitches on Wednesday, October 30th.  A resilient performance from the Warwick team, who braved the cold but sadly lost 5-0 to Birmingham City. Kick-off was at promptly 14:00 at the Cryfield pitches. Even though Warwick held...
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Posted Oct. 31, 2019

Why travel matters today

Travel is typically constructed as a fundamentally transforming experience and this characterization is perpetuated by travellers, tourists and travel agencies alike. It allows us to unplug from our daily realities, get unstuck from our university responsibilities and reinforce our willingness to broaden our horizons.
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Posted May. 8, 2019