Anastasija Sevastova (WTA No. 13) beat Latvia's No.2 racket Aļona Ostapenko (WTA No. 29) in a three-set battle with 6-2, 4-6, 6-0 in the first round of the Stuttgart Open, organizers say.
Latvia's hopes of defeating Germany in next weekend's Fed Cup tennis clash with Germany have taken a knock with the news that top-ranked player Anastasija Sevastova will not be participating.
Latvia's Anastasija Grigorjeva on April 11 won a bronze medal at the European Wrestling Championships in the Romanian capital city of Bucharest, reported the LETA newswire.
The Cabinet of Ministers on April 9 agreed on guarantees regarding Latvia's participation in the organization of the 2026 Winter Olympic together with Sweden.
Latvia's second tennis player Aļona Ostapeno defeated American Shelby Rogers 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7:4) in the second round of the Charleston Open tennis tournament on April 3.
Justice was very belatedly done March 27 with confirmation that Latvia's gold medal bobsleigh team are winners of Olympic gold.
Latvia's mutiple world skeleton champion Martins Dukurs said March 27 he was already eyeing participation in the next Winter Olympic games, due to be held in Beijing, China in three years.
Latvia's national soccer team on March 21 lost its opening EURO 2020 qualifier to North Macedonia 1:3.
The new trainer of Latvia's national soccer team was officially announced March 13. A press conference of the Latvian Football Federation (LFF) introduced Slovenian Slaviša Stojanovič as the man who will attempt to get Latvia into the 2020 European Championship finals.
Oskars Ķibermanis and his team secured a silver medal for Latvia in the 4-man bobsleigh World Championship in Whistler, Canada on March 10, notching up a new track record along the way.
Skeleton legend Martins Dukurs added yet again to his trophy cabinet March 8, becoming world champion for the sixth time
Basketball player Dairis Bertāns has become the latest Latvian to join the ranks of the world's top basketball league, the NBA in the United States.
Latvian Football Federation President Kaspars Gorkšs survived a vote of no confidence during the federation's extraordinary meeting on March 28.
In a crucial FIBA World Cup qualifier in Podgorica on February 25, the Latvian national basketball team defeated Montenegro 80:74 (16:8, 20:23, 24:24, 20:19), but sadly that was not enough for Latvia to qualify for the World Cup.
Latvia's women tennis players scored a thrilling victory over Slovakia's finest in the Federations Cup at the weekend, advancing them in the prestigious competition with the promise of even bigger days to come.
The National Baketball Association's Dallas Mavericks have acquired All-Star Latvian forward Kristaps Porziņģis and three other players from the New York Knicks in exchange for a package that includes point guard Dennis Smith Jr. and two future first-round picks, ESPN reports.
On January 30, Latvia's second-best ranked woman tennis player Alona Ostapenko defeated France's Kristina Mladenovic 6-1, 0-6, 6-0 in the opening round of the St Petersburg WTA Premier series tennis tournament.
In NBA action on January 27, Latvian forward Dāvis Bertāns scored 21 points as his San Antonio Spurs defeated the Washington Wizards 132:119.
Latvia's skeleton hero Martins Dukurs wrote history yet again on January 18, becoming European champion for the tenth time. He has not been beaten for the continental title since 2010.
On Thursday Anastasija Sevastova (WTA No. 12) won Canada's Bianca Andreescu (WTA No. 106) in three sets with 6-3, 3-6, 6-2, reaching the third round of the Australian Open tournament.
According to the Education and Science Ministry's Deputy State Secretary Edgars Severs, the decision on which city will host the 2026 Winter Olympics will take place on June 23 or 24.
On January 15 Latvia's No. 1 tennis player Anastasija Sevastova beat Germany's Mona Barthel in the first round of the Australian Open, the organizers said.
An early start to this winter's ski season due to plenty of snow in December is raising hopes that this could be one of the best and longest for years.
Ineta Mackeviča has become the first squash player from the Baltics to qualify for the world championships, Mackeviča's representatives told the press January 9.
In NBA action on January 7, Latvian forward Rodions Kurucs matched his career high with 24 points, but the Brooklyn Nets lost to the Boston Celtics 95:116 (22:34, 23:22, 29:30, 21:30), snapping a three-game winning streak.
Latvian forward Rūdolfs Balcers scored his first NHL goal in his second career game on January 6, yet the Ottawa Senators lost to the Carolina Hurricanes 4:5 (0:2, 4:2, 0:1).
On January 2, Latvia's top-ranked male tennis player Ernests Gulbis defeated South Korea's Hyeon Chung 7-6, 6-2 to advance to the quarterfinals of the Pune ATP World 250 series tennis tournament.
Latvia will host a Women's Tennis Association (WTA) tournament next year, Latvian Tennis Union's Secretary General Karlis Lejnieks told LETA.
Latvian teams showed excellent results in the World Cup bobsleigh and skeleton events taking place at Sigulda over the weekend.