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Barcelona fear rivals could meet Messi’s €700m release clause

A top official at the Camp Nou club has described the current market situation as "crazy" and refused to make any guarantees about the future

Lionel Messi’s €700 million release clause may not be big enough to prevent rivals clubs from matching it, Barcelona’s financial and strategy director Pancho Schroder says.

Serena Williams

Serena Williams says she frequently wondered how she would keep going after returning to the practice courts following the birth of her first child.

The 23-time Grand Slam singles champion will return to the WTA Tour at Indian Wells in California this week.

In an interview with BBC Sport, the 36-year-old American said she is motivated by the thought of playing long enough for her six-month-old daughter to have memories of watching her.

“It’s been hard,” she said.

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