Tag: Tennis

Ten notable tennis players who will not compete at the U.S. Open

The 2020 United States Open will be held at Flushing Meadows later this month — with zero spectators. It will be the second major of the calendar year, following the Australian Open in February. However, there will be 10 notable tennis players who will not be participating at the U.S. Open, or the Western & […]

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Serena Williams Resumes Her Pursuit of Margaret Court’s Grand Slam Record

After her latest long and unexpected break from the sport she once dominated, Serena Williams will return to competition next week at a new tournament, the Top Seed Open in Lexington, Ky. What’s different about this layoff is that Williams’s comeback to tour-level tennis will be part of everyone else’s. Professional players have been on […]

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An Onslaught of Sports Set for August

Though the return of baseball and basketball might make it feel like professional sports are back, there are still plenty of other leagues and events that have remained idle since pausing because of the coronavirus pandemic. But in 31 days, if the virus allows, the sports world will be running near full steam. Here’s a […]

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No. 1 women’s tennis player Ashleigh Barty opts out of U.S. Open

Ashleigh Barty, currently the no. 1 ranked women’s tennis player in the world, announced that she will not participate in the U.S. Open next month due to safety concerns.  The 24-year-old Australian made the announcement, explaining that she felt uncomfortable about traveling in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. “My team and I have decided […]

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The Bryan Brothers Were Ready to Call It Quits. Now They Might Need One Last Hug.

Bob and Mike Bryan had a really good plan. One last whirl around the world for this unmatched identical twin doubles team. Collect some prize money, doff their caps in Melbourne and Paris and at Wimbledon, then end in one big blanket of tennis love at the U.S. Open in New York, where they have […]

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Canceled Wimbledon still paying qualified players

Even though Wimbledon has been canceled, all qualified players still will be getting paid.  The All England Lawn and Tennis Club, which hosts Wimbledon, announced Friday that it will pay prize money to all players that would have qualified for the canceled tournament, according to ESPN. The organization will pay out $12.6 million between “620 players […]

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French Open plans to have fans in stands

The French Open is planning to have fans in the stands, as the French Tennis Federation announced that over half the amount of usual fans will be allowed to attend the tournament. “The number of spectators allowed in the stadium will be 50%-60% of the usual capacity,” the FFT said. “This reduction will allow strict […]

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Novak Djokovic’s father accuses Grigor Dimitrov of causing COVID-19 outbreak at Adria Tour

While many are blaming Novak Djokovic for the coronavirus outbreak at his charity tournament, the Adria Tour, his father is blaming someone else. Srdjan Djokovic, who is a controversial figure after making unsportsmanlike statements, has accused Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov of causing the spike in coronavirus cases that has seen both Novak and his wife Jelena […]

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Novak Djokovic tests positive for coronavirus, defends organizing charity tournament

Novak Djokovic revealed on Tuesday that he has tested positive for the coronavirus, and the world’s top tennis player is now defending his decision to host a charity tournament in Serbia and Croatia. Djokovic was criticized for organizing the exhibition series, which was canceled over the weekend after tennis players Grigor Dimitrov, Borna Coric and […]

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