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WTA chief says merger with ATP would not be 'acquisition'

Women's Tennis Association (WTA) chief Steve Simon has said a merger with the men's ATP "makes all the sense in the world" but that it would not take the form of "an acquisition."
Soure:Reuters: 2020/5/7 19:08:41

Nadal frustrated by tennis lockdown

Rafael Nadal on Monday expressed his frustration that tennis players remain unable to practice due to the coronavirus pandemic, while Roger Federer revealed he was happy with his recovery from knee surgery.
Soure:AFP: 2020/4/21 17:28:40

How maiden Monte Carlo victory sparked breakthrough for Nadal

Rafael Nadal celebrates the 15th anniversary of his first Monte Carlo Masters title on Sunday, a victory which sparked a breakthrough season, a maiden Grand Slam triumph at Roland Garros and set the Spaniard on the road to becoming one of the sport's greatest players.
Soure:AFP: 2020/4/19 23:48:40

'Big three' plan to help lowest-ranked players

Novak Djokovic said on Saturday that he, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal are organizing aid for players struggling with the paralysis of the game due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Soure:AFP: 2020/4/19 23:33:40

Wimbledon will be canceled, says German tennis official

Wimbledon organizers will announce the cancelation of the grasscourt Grand Slam this week due to the coronavirus pandemic, German Tennis Federation Vice President Dirk Hordorff has told Sky Sports.
Soure:AFP: 2020/3/30 17:38:41

Hunger games?

With careers spent scratching around dusty outposts, sometimes with "just $100" in their pockets, tennis' unheralded army of foot soldiers claim they are struggling to afford food after being made unemployed overnight by the coronavirus pandemic.
Soure:AFP: 2020/3/29 16:28:40

Wimbledon to hold 'emergency meeting'

Wimbledon could be postponed or even canceled after All England Club chiefs called an “emergency meeting” for next week to discuss whether to go ahead with this year's tournament amid the coronavirus outbreak.
Soure:AFP: 2020/3/26 17:18:41

French Open date change over pandemic rocks tennis

The global tennis calendar has been thrown into further chaos after the decision by French Open organizers to postpone the Grand Slam, with players and rival tournaments critical of the apparently unilateral move.
Soure:AFP: 2020/3/19 17:38:40

Players cry foul after shock French Open move

Tennis players around the world have hit out at the lack of communication from the game's governing bodies in the wake of the French Open's shock switch to September from May because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Soure:Reuters: 2020/3/18 18:03:46

Miami Open to go ahead after Indian Wells axed

Organizers of the Miami Open said Monday the tournament was still set to go ahead, a day after the ATP/WTA Indian Wells event in California was cancelled due to coronavirus. A brief statement released by organizers on Twitter said preparations for the March 23-April 5 event were “moving forward as scheduled.”
Soure:AFP: 2020/3/10 17:38:40

Indian Wells canceled over coronavirus fears

The ATP and WTA tennis tournament in Indian Wells, California, has been canceled over concerns about the outbreak of the new coronavirus, making it the first major sporting event in the US to be scrubbed due to health concerns.
Soure:AFP: 2020/3/9 17:03:41

Clijsters keen to improve after defeat

Former world No.1 Kim Clijsters said she was looking forward to getting more matches under her belt and improving, after losing 6-3, 7-5 to Briton Johanna Konta in the opening round of the Monterrey Open on Tuesday evening.
Soure:Reuters: 2020/3/4 18:28:42

Nadal cruises past Fritz to win Mexico title

World No.2 Rafael Nadal captured his first title of 2020, easily defeating unseeded Taylor Fritz in straight sets, 6-3, 6-2, in the final of the ATP Mexico Open on Saturday.
Soure:AFP: 2020/3/1 18:43:42

Sharapova 'legend with mind of champion,' says Djokovic

Novak Djokovic hailed Maria Sharapova as a “legend” with “the mind of a champion” after the Russian superstar announced her retirement from tennis at the age of 32 on Wednesday.
Soure:AFP: 2020/2/27 19:08:40

Nadal feels at home in Acapulco

Rafael Nadal says the Mexican Open in Acapulco feels “a little bit like home” as the Spaniard returns to action on Tuesday for the first time since being dethroned as world No.1 by Novak Djokovic.
Soure:Reuters: 2020/2/27 11:38:41

Opelka fires 27 aces in beating Nishioka in Florida for second ATP title

Towering American Reilly Opelka beat Japan's Yoshihito Nishioka in three sets to win his second career ATP Tour title at the Delray Beach Open in Florida on Sunday.
Soure:Agencies: 2020/2/24 23:43:40

Thiem stopped in bid to pass Federer in world rankings

World No.4 Dominic Thiem of Austria missed a chance to reach a career-best third in the ATP rankings with a Rio Open quarterfinal loss Saturday to Italy's Gianluca Mager.
Soure:AFP: 2020/2/23 18:23:40

Australian Open winner Kenin loses to Rybakina

The US' Sofia Kenin lost her first WTA match since winning the Australian Open earlier this month as she went down 6-7 (2/7), 6-3, 6-3 to Elena Rybakina on Tuesday at the Dubai Championships.
Soure:AFP: 2020/2/19 20:38:40