Archive for the ‘Sports/Tennis’ Category

Women’s event added for quarantining Australian Open players

Sunday, January 24th, 2021
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The Women's Tennis Association has announced a new tournament in Melbourne for players undergoing a 14-day quarantine without an opportunity to practice ahead of the Australian Open beginning Feb. 8.

Havoc continues to reign at Aussie Open as more players test positive

Sunday, January 17th, 2021
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Four more Australian Open participants, including one player, have been recorded with COVID-19 infections and more cases may come to light as testing continues, officials said on Monday.

Aussie Open arrivals hit by positive COVID-19 tests: reports

Friday, January 15th, 2021
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Two-time Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka was among the earliest arrivals into Melbourne on one of the 15 charter flights bringing players and officials into the city for the first Grand Slam tennis tournament of the year.

Canada’s Rebecca Marino qualifies for Australian Open after 3rd straight win

Wednesday, January 13th, 2021
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Canada's Rebecca Marino has qualified for the Australian Open, securing her first berth in a Grand Slam since 2013.

Rebecca Marino 1 win away from 1st Australian Open appearance since 2013

Tuesday, January 12th, 2021
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Vancouver's Rebecca Marino beat No. 24 qualifying seed Viktoriya Tomova of Bulgaria 6-2, 7-6 (7) in the second round of Australian Open qualifying on Tuesday. Marino hasn't played in a Grand Slam since the 2013 Australian Open.

Canada’s Gabriela Dabrowski hoping to boost profile of doubles tennis

Friday, January 8th, 2021
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Canada's Gabriela Dabrowski, ranked 10th in the world in doubles, serves on the WTA Players' Council and has worked to promote and strengthen the doubles game. The 28-year-old Ottawa native was hoping to implement some doubles initiatives last season but the COVID-19 pandemic postponed those plans.

Canadian Vasek Pospisil named ATP comeback player of the year

Monday, December 21st, 2020
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Vancouver's Vasek Pospisil reached two tournament finals during the abbreviated 2020 season after undergoing back surgery last year.

Australian Open ‘most likely’ to be delayed, says state sports minister

Tuesday, November 24th, 2020
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The sports minister for Victoria state says the 2021 Australian Open in Melbourne will "most likely" be delayed by a week or two from its scheduled start of Jan. 18.

Steady if unspectacular season ends for world No. 21 Auger-Aliassime

Monday, November 23rd, 2020
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Canada's Felix Auger-Aliassime started the year at No. 21 in the world rankings and finished the tennis season in the same position. Growth in some areas was stymied by an inability to take the next step on the ATP Tour.

Novak Djokovic beats Alexander Zverev, advances to ATP Finals semis

Friday, November 20th, 2020
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Novak Djokovic ensured the world's top four players reached the semifinals of the ATP Finals for the first time since 2004 by eliminating Alexander Zverev 6-3, 7-6 (4) on Friday. Daniil Medvedev blew away Diego Schwartzman 6-3, 6-3 late Friday.