Archive for the ‘Sports/Tennis’ Category

Bianca Andreescu slated for return to competition in June

Friday, May 22nd, 2020

Bianca Andreescu and Sofia Kenin 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, the Tennis Channel said on Friday.

Tennis star Naomi Osaka surpasses Serena Williams as world’s highest-paid female athlete

Friday, May 22nd, 2020

Japan's Naomi Osaka has surpassed Serena Williams as the world's highest-paid female athlete, raking in $37.4 million in prize money and endorsements over the last year, according to Forbes.

Novak Djokovic believes he will break the Grand Slam record

Sunday, May 17th, 2020

Novak Djokovic insists that he will win the most Grand Slam titles and become the longest-reigning world No. 1 by the time he is ready to retire.

WTA chief says merger with ATP would not be ‘acquisition’

Wednesday, May 6th, 2020
The Week That Was in Asia Photo Gallery

Women's Tennis Association 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."

Andreescu working on mental game during shutdown, wants to be world No. 1

Wednesday, May 6th, 2020

U.S. Open champion Bianca Andreescu has discovered a powerful tool to compensate for limited training opportunities amid the COVID-19 lockdown as the Canadian teenager remains focused on her goal to climb to the top of the women's rankings.

Tennis officials consider hosting U.S. Open at Indian Wells

Sunday, May 3rd, 2020
French Open Canada

New USTA executive director Michael Dowse told Inside Tennis magazine that he will know more in June, but if the September event is unable to take place at the USTA Billie Jean National Tennis Center in Queens because of the coronavirus pandemic, he has an alternate option at the ready.

Bianca Andreescu headlines Canadian tennis trio competing in virtual Madrid Open

Sunday, April 26th, 2020

Spanish star Rafael Nadal and recently retired Caroline Wozniacki are among the 32 players who will compete in the Mutua Madrid Open Virtual Pro, beginning Monday.

Rafael Nadal pessimistic that tennis will make a quick return to normalcy

Sunday, April 26th, 2020

Rafa Nadal has said he is very pessimistic about the possibility of tennis returning to normal any time soon because of the novel coronavirus pandemic that shut down the sport last month.

Former tennis star sees opportunity to rebrand after Federer’s idea to merge tours

Friday, April 24th, 2020
Australia Fast4 Tennis Tournament

Seven-time Grand Slam champion Mats Wilander has thrown his support behind Roger Federer's suggestion that the men's ATP Tour and women's WTA Tour could merge.

Roger Federer’s call for merger of men’s, women’s pro tours gains wide support among tennis stars

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020
Federer Merging Tours Tennis

Roger Federer began a string of posts on Twitter by saying the shutdown of tennis because of the coronavirus outbreak has given the sport an ideal opportunity to assess its future.