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Nick Kyrgios won’t play US Open due to coronavirus concerns

August 2, 2020 12:57:31 pm

Nick Kyrgios has withdrawn from the US Open because of concerns over the coronavirus and in honor of the "hundreds and thousands of Americans" who have died from COVID-19.

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Top-ranked Ash Barty pulls out of US Open, cites travel concerns

July 30, 2020 3:04:31 pm

Barty is yet to decide if she'll defend the French Open title she won last year for her breakthrough singles major. The clay-court Grand Slam event was postponed earlier in the year and rescheduled to start September 27, after the US Open.

‘I have a chance in singles’: Roger Federer on winning gold at Tokyo Olympics

July 30, 2020 8:02:14 am

Roger Federer, who clinched gold in men's doubles in 2008 and settled for silver in men's singles in 2012, is yet to win an Olympic gold medal at the singles event.

‘I am at the end of my career’: Roger Federer addresses retirement rumours

July 28, 2020 7:54:00 am

Roger Federer has confirmed that he won't be retiring before 2021 as he has committed himself to participating in the next year's Tokyo Olympics.

2021 Australian Open: Smaller crowds, player bio-security

July 25, 2020 4:30:39 pm

Tennis Australia chief executive Craig Tiley will be looking at the running of both the U.S. Open and delayed French Open to help plan contingencies for the first Grand Slam tournament of 2021.

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Simona Halep’s Palermo appearance in doubt after Italy’s quarantine order

July 25, 2020 3:20:45 pm

Palermo Open will mark the first professional tennis event across the WTA and the ATP Tours since early March with action scheduled to get underway on the clay courts from August 3.

‘Like I was preparing for a game’: Maria Sharapova opens up on facing doping ban

July 25, 2020 7:52:53 am

Maria Sharapova was handed a 15-month suspension from tennis after her admittance to using meldonium, an anti-ischemic drug banned by WADA, in March 2016.

Serena Williams’ daughter Olympia becomes youngest pro sports team owner

July 22, 2020 3:26:50 pm

Serena Williams and her two-year old Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr. are officially co-owners of a new Los Angeles–based women's football team called Angel City.

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Citi Open in Washington cancelled due to coronavirus disruption

July 21, 2020 9:28:15 pm

The tournament was set to begin on August 14 and serve as a build-up for the US Open.

Rafael Nadal lauds Real Madrid for ‘overcoming challenges’ after La Liga title win

July 19, 2020 8:54:26 pm

While calling the title win 'special' because of the adversities this season, Rafael Nadal also expressed his disappointment on being unable to celebrate the victory with the fans.

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Serena Williams to return to action in Kentucky next month

July 17, 2020 3:51:50 pm

The Kentucky event, called the Top Seed Open, announced Thursday that Serena Williams and 2017 US Open champion Sloane Stephens will be in the field when play begins there August 10.

AITA to subject junior players to age verification test during Nationals

July 16, 2020 2:47:01 pm

AITA has decided to subject all junior players entering the national championships to age verification test, a step which Mahesh Bhupathi says should have been taken 50 years ago.

I am not pro-Mahesh or pro-Leander but a change was needed: Somdev Devvarman

July 15, 2020 2:39:11 pm

Somdev Devvarman, the former India number one, says the number of players in the country that have remained quiet on issues in their sport infuriates him.

‘Novak Djokovic didn’t commit any crime’: Dominic Thiem slams Adria Tour critics

July 14, 2020 4:29:22 pm

Dominic Thiem believes that the Adria Tour criticism has gone too far as he also hit back at Nick Kyrgios for criticising Alexander Zverev last month for breaking quarantine rules.

2011 US Open champion Sam Stosur announces her partner gave birth

July 13, 2020 10:29:59 pm

The 36-year-old Australian tennis pro announced Monday on Instagram that her partner, Liz, gave birth to a girl in June.

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Somdev Devvarman: Police brutality in India is off the charts. It’s simply a misuse of power.

July 13, 2020 10:40:50 am

In a video chat with The Indian Express, former tennis player Somdev Devvarman shares his experiences with racism and social injustice in India. The Commonwealth and Asian Games gold medallist from Tripura remembers being called ‘Bahadur’ and ‘Chinese’, and breaking barriers with his racquet. Devvarman also speaks out on police brutality in India, and why athletes don’t raise their voices on social issues.

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Tennis star Somdev Devvarman speaks out: ‘Police brutality horrible, off the charts’

July 12, 2020 8:38:00 pm

“I am more likely to say something,” says former India No.1 tennis player, Somdev Devvarman. Especially, he says, when the issues that confront him demand it -- police brutality and racism.

Wimbledon to allocate prize money despite cancellation

July 11, 2020 7:52:28 am

Officials said 256 players who would have competed in the main draw will each receive 25,000 pounds ($31,000), while 224 players who would have competed in qualifying will each receive 12,500 pounds ($15,600).

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Novak Djokovic accuses critics of ‘witch-hunt’, undecided on US Open

July 9, 2020 10:07:49 am

“It’s obviously more than just criticism, it’s like an agenda. Someone has to take the fall, a big name," said Novak Djokovic, who tested positive for COVID-19 after the Adria Tour in June.

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How molestation case led to age fraud accusation against junior Davis Cupper and four others

July 7, 2020 6:00:24 pm

A molestation case, pursued vigorously by a desperate father, has ended up uncovering alleged age fraud by a junior Davis Cupper and four others even as the national tennis federation tip-toed around the issue that has plagued the sport for years.

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Frances Tiafoe tests positive for Covid-19 after playing match in front of fans

July 4, 2020 7:41:59 pm

The organizers had said earlier that all precautions would be in place to avert the possibility of a repeat of what happened at the Adria Tour event.

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Chris Evert recalls ups and downs of long rivalry with Martina Navratilova

July 3, 2020 9:55:18 pm

"It really wasn't until the end of our careers, maybe the last five years, that we got along well," Evert said.

French Open to allow fans in stands, tickets to go on sale in July

July 3, 2020 8:30:40 am

The French Tennis Federation said up to 60% of the stands can be filled with fans when play starts on September 27 at Roland Garros. Tickets will go on sale on July 16.

Novak Djokovic and wife test negative for coronavirus

July 2, 2020 7:59:28 pm

Novak Djokovic had tested positive for the virus 10 days ago after playing in an exhibition series he organized in Serbia and Croatia with zero social distancing amid the pandemic.

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John Isner faces criticism for comments on Black Lives Matter and Covid-19

July 2, 2020 12:36:43 pm

Fans come down hard on John Isner for his 'coronabros' comment. Isner reacts by equating a tennis tournament to the 'Black Lives Matter' movement, inviting even more criticism.

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