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Konta suffers heart scare in Lexington exit

Britain's Johanna Konta suffered a health scare as she crashed out of the opening round of the WTA Top Seed Open in Lexington on Monday with a straight-set defeat to the Czech Republic's Marie Bouzkova.
Soure:AFP: 2020/8/11 16:53:41

Defending champion Nadal won't play US Open

Defending champion Rafael Nadal said Tuesday he will not play the US Open, citing concerns over the coronavirus and slamming tennis' "barbaric" revised calendar.
Soure:AFP: 2020/8/5 16:43:41

Tennis returns as service resumes at Palermo WTA

The stadium announcer at Palermo on Monday wished a warm and welcome return to tennis lovers as the WTA tournament in Italy started five months after the last one, with bottles of hand sanitizer attached to the nets.
Soure:AFP: 2020/8/4 17:13:40

Kyrgios out of US Open

An emotional Nick Kyrgios pulled out of the US Open Sunday, for “the hundreds of thousands of Americans who have lost their lives,” while pleading with players who attend to not be selfish and act responsibly.
Soure:AFP: 2020/8/2 17:08:40

Nadal wavers over US Open, Roland Garros; Murray fears player safety

As Rafael Nadal was described as ­wavering over defending his US Open title or preparing for an assault on a 13th Roland Garros, Britain's Andy Murray said Saturday he fears for the safety of top players as tennis emerges from its 5-month-long coronavirus lockdown.
Soure:AFP: 2020/6/28 16:58:40

Serbian tennis ace Novak Djokovic has tested positive for the coronavirus

Serbian tennis ace Novak Djokovic has tested positive for the coronavirus.
Soure:Global Times: 2020/6/23 20:35:07

Virus cases raise questions over Djokovic tournament

Grigor Dimitrov, Borna Coric and Viktor Troicki have all tested positive for coronavirus after taking part in an exhibition tennis tournament in the Balkans featuring world No.1 Novak Djokovic, raising questions over the sport's planned return in August.
Soure:AFP: 2020/6/23 16:28:40

Williams 'excited' to play

Serena Williams committed to play at this year's US Open on Wednesday as US Tennis Association (USTA) officials vowed they can safely stage the first Grand Slam since the coronavirus pandemic shutdown.
Soure:AFP: 2020/6/18 16:08:42

US Open receives green light to go ahead

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday gave the green light for the US Open to be held from August 31 to September 13 without fans as part of the state's reopening from shutdowns related to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Soure:Reuters: 2020/6/17 16:08:40

Venus keeps dreaming

When Venus Williams first stepped onto a tennis court in Oakland for her professional debut in 1994, the Rolling Stones were playing a concert next door at a neighboring stadium.
Soure:AFP: 2020/6/16 16:33:40

Djokovic's tennis 'capital' shrugs off trouble on border

Novak Djokovic's Balkans charity tennis tournament suffered an embarrassing setback on Saturday when the planned Montenegro leg of a four-nation tour was canceled over coronavirus protocol rules.
Soure:AFP: 2020/6/14 16:48:41

Fans welcome as tennis returns in Belgrade

After being suspended for three months due to the coronavirus pandemic, top-level international tennis returns this weekend in Belgrade with a charity tournament hosted by world No.1 Novak Djokovic and where fans will be welcome.
Soure:AFP: 2020/6/11 15:53:41

Taylor Townsend says fans confuse her with other black tennis players

Taylor Townsend says at one time or another she has been mistaken for every other American female black tennis player, including Venus Williams.
Soure:AFP: 2020/6/8 16:58:41

Asia's first tennis superstar

It is nine years this week since Li Na cemented her place as the first lady of Asian tennis.
Soure:Global Times: 2020/6/4 15:08:42

Federer ranked by Forbes as world's highest-paid athlete

Roger Federer topped the 2020 Forbes magazine list of highest-paid global athletes announced Friday, leading the lineup for the first time with pre-tax earnings of $106.3 million.
Soure:AFP: 2020/5/31 16:28:42

Djokovic to host Balkan event

Novak Djokovic marked his return to Serbia, after being stranded in the Spanish resort of Marbella for two months due to the coronavirus lockdown, by announcing that he has organized an event which will be contested across the Balkans.
Soure:Reuters: 2020/5/26 16:38:40

Young Algerian tennis player

Ines Ibbou, a young Algerian tennis player who hit back at Dominic Thiem for saying he did not want to give money to lowly ranked players, has drawn support from Venus Williams as well as her country's government.
Soure:AFP: 2020/5/12 17:23:41

Roland Garros could be behind closed doors, says tennis boss

French tennis chief Bernard Guidicelli admitted Sunday that Roland Garros, already controversially pushed back four months due to the coronavirus, could be staged behind closed doors.
Soure:AFP: 2020/5/10 16:13:40