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Leylah Fernandez pulls out of Billie Jean King Cup, leaving Canada without its top 2 players

Thursday, October 14th, 2021

Leylah Fernandez says she will not compete in this year's Billie Jean King Cup Finals, leaving Canada without its top two players heading into the women's international tennis tournament.

Andreescu falls short in repeat bid with 3rd round loss at Indian Wells

Monday, October 11th, 2021

Canada's Bianca Andreescu came up short in her bid to repeat as champion at the BNP Paribas Open with a third round 7-6 (5), 6-3 loss to Anett Kontaveit on Monday in Indian Wells, Cali.

Canada’s Felix Auger-Aliassime ousted in 2nd round at Indian Wells

Sunday, October 10th, 2021

Canada's Felix Auger-Aliassime has been eliminated from the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, Cali., losing 4-6, 2-6 to Albert Ramos-Vinolas of Spain on Sunday.

Canada’s Leylah Fernandez rolls to victory in 1st match since U.S. Open

Friday, October 8th, 2021

Canadian Leylah Fernandez is picking up right where she left off. The 19-year-old, playing in her first tournament since a stunning run to the U.S. Open final in September, defeated France's Alizé Cornet 6-2, 6-3 in her opening match at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, Calif., on Friday.

Shapovalov saves 6 set points to beat Fritz, Auger-Aliassime pulls out at San Diego Open

Thursday, September 30th, 2021

Denis Shapovalov erased a big deficit and six set points in the opener en route to a 7-6 (7), 6-2 victory over Taylor Fritz at the San Diego Open on Thursday to reach his first quarterfinal since Wimbledon.

Shapovalov falls to Medvedev as Europe takes commanding lead at Laver Cup

Saturday, September 25th, 2021

Stefanos Tsitsipas won his singles contest before returning to court with Andrey Rublev to triumph in doubles as Team Europe swept all matches on Saturday and are one victory away against Team World to maintain their iron grip on the Laver Cup. Canada's Denis Shapovalov lost to Daniil Medvedev 6-4, 6-0 in singles action.

Shapovalov, Isner score lone win for Team World in doubles action at Laver Cup

Friday, September 24th, 2021

The pandemic-delayed fourth edition of the Laver Cup — and first without Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal or Novak Djokovic participating — began Friday with Team Europe taking a 3-1 lead over Team World thanks to victories in singles from Matteo Berrettini, Casper Ruud and Andrey Rublev.

WTA Finals, relocated to Mexico, to be held in N. America for 1st time since 2005

Monday, September 13th, 2021

The season-ending WTA Finals have been moved from China to the Mexican city of Guadalajara, the organizing body of women's pro tennis said Monday. The tourney, scheduled to begin Nov. 8, was supposed to be held in the Chinese city of Shenzhen.

Medvedev foils Djokovic’s historic Grand Slam bid with dominant U.S. Open victory

Sunday, September 12th, 2021

Russia's Daniil Medvedev defeated Novak Djokovic 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 to capture his first major title at the U.S. Open in New York City on Sunday.

Fernandez pays tribute to ‘resilient’ New York City on 9/11 anniversary

Saturday, September 11th, 2021

A remarkable run to the US Open final ended in disappointment Saturday — and a measure of controversy — for Canada's Leylah Fernandez.