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‘I’m with a heavy heart’: Serena Williams on protests over George Floyd’s death

May 31, 2020 3:29:44 pm

Serena Williams posted an emotional video on Instagram with a heart-rending caption, where a small African-American girl is seen speaking about how they are treated differently than others.

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Dominic Thiem, Nick Kyrgios to compete in July event in Berlin

May 31, 2020 9:24:56 am

The ATP and WTA tours have been on hiatus since mid-March. Wimbledon, whose finals had been slated for July 11-12, was canceled for the first time since World War II.

‘Am I next?’ Tennis star Coco Gauff joins chorus of protest after Minneapolis death

May 30, 2020 11:10:19 am

Coco Gauff’s video also includes a photo of Trayvon Martin, a black teenager whose killing helped spark the “Black Lives Matter” movement

Roger Federer replaces Lionel Messi as the world’s highest-paid athlete

May 30, 2020 3:22:28 pm

Roger Federer ($106.3 million), Cristiano Ronaldo ($105 million), Lionel Messi ($104 million), Neymar ($95.5 million), and LeBron James ($88.2 million) rounded out the top five of Forbes' list.

Dressed for French Open, Petra Kvitova wins all-Czech crown on return to action

May 29, 2020 8:22:00 am

The Prague tournament was one of the first after professional tennis was suspended in early March as the world went into lockdown to contain the spread of the virus.

Frances Tiafoe wants to draw more black kids to tennis

May 27, 2020 1:59:05 pm

American Frances Tiafoe has already changed the lives of his immigrant parents thanks to his tennis career and the 2019 Australian Open quarter-finalist hopes he can also inspire more black kids to take up the sport.

World TeamTennis to allow up to 500 fans at matches

May 27, 2020 8:07:20 am

WTT said it would adhere to all health and safety protocols required by authorities to ensure the well-being of its players, coaches and essential staff amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Rohan Bopanna launches tennis scholarship programme, to sponsor 60 kids

May 26, 2020 7:30:29 pm

Rohan Bopanna on Tuesday launched an ambitious scholarship project, aimed at providing tennis and academic education simultaneously to 60 kids at an annual cost of Rs 10 lakh each.

Cancel Grand Slams if there are no fans, says Petra Kvitova

May 26, 2020 12:00:02 pm

Petra Kvitova said she would prefer canceling the remaining Grand Slam events to playing them without spectators due to the coronavirus pandemic.

‘95% of players struggling, I consider myself responsible’: Novak Djokovic

May 26, 2020 8:27:07 am

Although over $6 million has been raised to help lower-ranked players, Novak Djokovic has pitched in personally by helping the Serbian Tennis Federation in organizing an exhibition event.

‘It would be difficult for me to play behind closed doors’: Roger Federer

May 24, 2020 5:13:23 pm

Roger Federer said that he can't imagine competing in an empty stadium and clarified his position on the idea of tournaments taking place behind closed doors.

French Open organisers working with authorities to avoid US Open clash

May 23, 2020 8:54:36 pm

The French Open had originally been due to start on Sunday, but the coronavirus crisis forced organisers to postpone the start to September 20, one week after the scheduled final of the US Open.

22-year-old Naomi Osaka becomes world’s highest-earning female athlete

May 23, 2020 2:03:59 pm

The 22-year-old twice Grand Slam champion’s total is the most ever earned by a female athlete in a 12-month period.

Sofia Kenin, Bianca Andreescu to be part of team event in Charleston in June

May 23, 2020 1:00:12 pm

Sofia Kenin and Bianca Andreescu will be among 16 women’s players to compete in Charleston next month in the largest event held since the season was derailed in mid-March by the Covid-19 crisis.

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Four-time Grand Slam winner Ashley Cooper dies at 83

May 23, 2020 8:59:33 am

Part of a cohort of champions coached by Harry Hopman, Ashley Cooper won the Australian championship, Wimbledon and U.S. Nationals in 1958, one of only 11 men to claim three Grand Slam crowns in a calendar year.

Yearly lockdown would be good for planet, says Stefanos Tsitsipas

May 22, 2020 8:52:43 am

Stefanos Tsitsipas would have been preparing for the French Open that was originally scheduled to start this weekend but was postponed to September.

Cash or health? Resumption will show game’s priorities: John Millman

May 20, 2020 3:30:52 pm

The professional game has been suspended since March because of the Covid-19 pandemic and the International Tennis Federation, WTA and ATP have put back plans for a resumption until August at the earliest.

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‘Big 3’ won’t be affected much due to COVID-19 pandemic: Vijay Amritraj

May 20, 2020 2:14:07 pm

The Indian tennis legend said the situation is tough for a large pool of players across the globe, specially the ones outside the top-100 bracket.

India’s Davis Cup team set to go to Pakistan in September

ITF plans on new relief fund to support lower-level players

May 19, 2020 11:50:38 am

The professional tennis season was halted in early March and will remain shut until at least July end due to travel restrictions that numerous countries have implemented to contain the spread of the virus.

Federer is the best but Djokovic tougher for Rafael Nadal, says uncle Toni

May 18, 2020 8:03:49 pm

Novak Djokovic had a stellar start to 2020 before the pandemic halted tennis in March as the Serbian won an eighth Australian Open title and the ATP Cup, extending his unbeaten run to 21 matches.

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