Archive for the ‘Sports/Tennis’ Category

WTA Tour resumes in Italy with no handshakes or showers

Monday, August 3rd, 2020
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Tour-level tennis resumed after a five-month enforced break on Monday, and players at the Palermo Ladies Open had to handle their own towels and not shake hands of opponents.

Top-ranked Ash Barty withdraws from U.S. Open over pandemic travel concerns

Wednesday, July 29th, 2020
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No. 1-ranked Ash Barty says she has withdrawn from the U.S. Open because she is not comfortable with travelling during the coronavirus pandemic.

Simona Halep withdraws from Palermo Open after quarantine order

Sunday, July 26th, 2020
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Second-ranked Simona Halep withdrew from the Palermo Ladies Open Sunday following a quarantine ordinance issued by Italy's health ministry.

With elbow bumps and masked fans, World TeamTennis kicks off season

Sunday, July 12th, 2020
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2017 U.S. Open winner Sloane Stephens defeated reigning Olympic gold medalist Monica Puig 5-1 to help expansion franchise Chicago Smash defeat the Vegas Rollers in the kickoff of World TeamTennis' (WTT) regular season on Sunday.

Tennis star Novak Djokovic, wife test negative for coronavirus 10 days after positive result

Thursday, July 2nd, 2020
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Novak Djokovic and his wife have tested negative for the coronavirus, his media team said Thursday, 10 days after announcing they had contracted the disease.

Grigor Dimitrov tests positive for COVID-19 after appearance at Djokovic tourney

Sunday, June 21st, 2020
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Grigor Dimitrov said on Sunday he has tested positive for COVID-19, making him the highest-profile tennis player to reveal he has the disease.

Djokovic reaches final of own exhibition tournament

Saturday, June 20th, 2020
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World number one Novak Djokovic romped into the final of his own exhibition tournament after winning both opening singles at the Adria Tour in Croatia's coastal resort Zadar on Saturday.

U.S. Open wheelchair tennis champ slams ‘disgusting discrimination’ of event’s exclusion

Thursday, June 18th, 2020
Australian Open Tennis

Australian Paralympic tennis champion Dylan Alcott has slammed the omission of the wheelchair tournament from the U.S. Open, calling it "disgusting discrimination."

Canadian tennis star Andreescu in favour of summer U.S. Open despite pandemic

Wednesday, June 17th, 2020
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The 20-year old, who captured her first ever Grand Slam title at last year's Open, says she has "no doubt" that the association came up with a plan to ensure players' safety at the tournament.

Canada’s Gabriela Dabrowski critical of decision to play U.S. Open

Wednesday, June 17th, 2020
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Canadian doubles specialist Gabriela Dabrowski has hit out at the decision to go ahead with this year's U.S. Open, saying that despite strict health protocols it will be "impossible" to protect players in a bio-secure bubble throughout the event.