Latvia's top-ranked lady tennis player Anastasija Sevastova on Monday defeated Slovakia's Magdalana Rybarikova 4-6, 7-5, 6-3 in the opening round of the Moscow WTA Premier series tournament.
Anastasija Sevastova, the leading Latvian tennis player, reached a new personal best on October 15, taking 11th place in the World Tennis Association rankings.
Stockholm’s bid for the 2026 Winter Olympics and Paralympics - which includes collaboration with Sigulda in Latvia - has been thrown into serious doubt after an agreement was reached between the Stockholm City Council’s two newly-merged parties that it will not host the Games, reported the LETA news agency October 13.
The joint application by the Swedish capital Stockholm and the city of Sigulda, Latvia, was officially included in the short list of candidates for hosting the 2026 Winter Olympics on Tuesday at the International Olympic Committee (SOK) Executive Committee meeting.
Latvia's Anastasija Sevastova was defeated by world number two Caroline Wozniacki (Denmark) 3-6, 3-6 in the final match at the China Open on October 6.
On October 6, Latvia's Anastasija Sevastova defeated U.S. Open champ Naomi Osaka (Japan) 6-4, 6-4 in the semifinals of the Beijing Premier series tennis tournament.
Latvian forward Rodions Kurucs made his debut for the NBA's Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday, scoring 13 points in a pre-season game.
On October 3, Latvia's second-best ranked lady tennis player Anastasija Sevastova defeated Croatia's Donna Vekic 6-3, 6-2 to advance to the quarterfinals of the Beijing WTA Premier series tennis tournament.
Latvia's top-ranked lady tennis player Alona Ostapenko on September 19 defeated Spain's Lara Arruabarrena 6-3, 6-3 in the opening round of the Seoul WTA International tournament.
The US' Serena Williams overcame the challenge of Latvia's Anastasija Sevastova in the semi-finals of the US Open September 6 at Flushing Meadows.
Latvian tennis star Anastasija Sevastova continued her memorable year September 4 by reaching the semi-finals of a Grand Slam tennis tournament for the first time in her career.
Latvia's top women's tennis players Jeļena Ostapenko (WTA #10) and Anastasija Sevastova (WTA #18) have advanced to the third round of the US Open.
The local authority of the central Latvian town of Sigulda will buy a land plot from the local Evangelical Lutheran parish for a development project that might become an Olympic village, LETA was told at the Sigulda local authority.
Latvia's Anastasija Sevastova on Thursday overcame the tenth-seeded Julija Goerges of Germany 6-3, 7-6 (7:2) in the third round of the Canadian Open to reach the tournament's quarterfinals.
Latvia's Anastasija Sevastova on Wednesday saved two match points to defeat Monica Puig (Puerto Rico) 4-6, 7-6 (11:9), 6-1 in the second round of the Canadian Open.
Nigerian striker Adeleke Akinyemi, who plays for Latvian football club Ventspils, based in western Latvia, has been kidnapped and the kidnappers are blackmailing the club, the club claimed in a statement to the press August 8.
Latvian tennis star Aļona (Jelena) Ostapenko is the face of a new tourism film promoting Rīga (above).
Latvia's Toms Skujiņš completed his debut Tour de France July 29, finishing up in 82nd place in the general classification out of 145 riders who made it to the finishing line and 176 who registered to take part at the start, some 3,300 kilometers earlier on July 7.
Latvian road racer Toms Skujiņš is still going strong as this year's epic Tour de France enters its final stages.
Latvia's number 2 woman's tennis star, Anastasija Sevastova, recorded the third tournament win of her career July 22 with a straight-sets 7-6, 6-2 victory over Petra Martic of Croatia at WTA ranking tournament the Bucharest Open.
Latvian boxer Mairis Briedis scored a comfortable victory July 21 in Moscow over French opponent Brandon Deslaurier.
Latvia's Toms Skujiņš is still going strong at the Tour de France, starting Day 9 again in the polka dot joursey of the King of the Mountains. And with Monday designated a rest day, he will retain the jersey until July 17 when the race heads into the Alps proper and competition for the jersey is sure to increase considerably.
Latvia's Toms Skujiņš retained the famous polka dot jersey of the the King of the Mountains after stage 6 of the Tour de France July 12 and will wear it again on July 13.
Latvian tennis star Aļona Ostapenko's bid for the Wimbledon ladies' singles title came to an end July 12 when she was defeated by Germany's Angelique Kerber, 3-6, 3-6.
Latvia's Aļona Ostapenko (known worldwide as Jelena) made it into the last four of the Wimbledon ladies singles July 10 with a powerful 7-5, 6-4 victory over Slovakia's Dominika Cibulkova.
Latvian tennis star Aļona Ostapenko (known internationally as Jelena) is into the last 8 at the Wimbledon tennis championships in the United Kingdom.
Ernests Gulbis continued his return to top form July 7 at the Wimbledon tennis tournament in London with one of his best ever victories over world number 3 Alexander Zverev of Germany in another five-set epic, emerging as the winner 7-6, 4-6, 5-7, 6-3, 6-0.
Latvia's top two male and female tennis players are performing well at the Wimbledon grand slam tennis tournament in the United Kingdom.