Nick Kyrgios has withdrawn from the US Open because of concerns over the coronavirus and in honor of the "hundreds and thousands of Americans" who have died from COVID-19.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
The tournament was set to begin on August 14 and serve as a build-up for the US Open.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
The 36-year-old Australian tennis pro announced Monday on Instagram that her partner, Liz, gave birth to a girl in June.
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.
“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.
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).
“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.
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.
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.
"It really wasn't until the end of our careers, maybe the last five years, that we got along well," Evert said.
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 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.
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.