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French Open goes dark at Roland Garros
It should have been the first days of the French Open at Roland Garros. Instead, the grounds were deserted due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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Osaka tops Serena as top-earning female athlete
Naomi Osaka has been a Grand Slam champion and No. 1 in the WTA rankings -- and now she’s No. 1 on another list: top-earning female athlete.
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John Millman back at practice after backyard tennis
Just four matches after losing his five-setter against Roger Federer at the Australian Open, John Millman had to scramble to find a practice court.
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Complications behind merging men's, women's tennis
Mary Carillo takes a look at Roger Federer's take on combining men's and women's tennis governing bodies and explains why a merger like that wouldn't be so simple.
Carillo: 'Attendance key' to tennis' success
Mary Carillo assess tennis' future in a post-pandemic world and says it can't easily be regionalized because it's such an international sport that travels globally and competes on different surfaces.
French tennis players return to training
Nicolas Mahut once spent three days on court in the longest match in tennis history, yet even light training for one hour proved challenging for him recently.
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Serena, Venus Williams offer fans yoga tips
Serena is looking forward to getting back to competition, but Venus is looking forward to hanging out at a rooftop bar.
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French Open may be held without fans
The president of the French Tennis Federation says holding the French Open without fans later this year is an option.
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King lobbies to unite men's, women's tennis
Billie Jean King explains to Kathryn Tappen how she continues to lobby for men's and women's tennis to unite and details what would lead to it happening.
King tennis center used as COVID-19 hospital
Tennis superstar Billie Jean King sits down wtih Kathryn Tappen to discuss why she decided to use the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center as a hospital for COVID-19 and other medical emergencies.
Australian Open considering contingency plans
The head of the Australian Open says various contingency plans are being considered for the Grand Slam tournament scheduled for January 2021.
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Novak Djokovic mistakenly allowed to train
The tennis club where Novak Djokovic broke confinement rules in Spain said it mistakenly allowed the top-ranked Serb to practice and apologized for the error.
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Tennis plans virus-related financial fund
The governing bodies of tennis are launching a fund of more than $6 million aimed at lessening the financial effects of the coronavirus pandemic.
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Egyptian tennis pro joins brother with lifetime ban
A 21-year-old Egyptian professional tennis player once ranked in the top 300 was banned for life - just like his older brother was in 2018 - after an investigation found evidence of match-fixing.
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World TeamTennis aims for matches in one city
World TeamTennis is in discussions with several cities in an attempt to find one to host the league's full nine-team schedule in one venue without spectators amid the coronavirus pandemic.
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Andy Murray’s cursing, muttering highlight virtual tennis
A little glimpse of what a mic'd-up Andy Murray might sound like on a real-life court has managed to provide the highlights for the coronavirus pandemic's first video game tennis tournament involving pros.
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Becker thinks U.S. Open shouldn't happen
Six-time Grand Slam champion Boris Becker thinks the U.S. Open should not be held as scheduled because of the coronavirus pandemic.
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Coco Gauff’s dad, Corey, gets coaching honor
Coco Gauff's father, Corey, was announced as the 2019 Team USA Developmental Coach of the Year by the U.S. Tennis Association.
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Serena, Venus to compete in virtual event
Serena and Venus Williams and Maria Sharapova are scheduled to compete in a video game tennis tournament for charity called the "Stay at Home Slam."
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Injury, glitches during virtual Madrid Open tennis
The real clay-court tuneup for the French Open was supposed to be played May 1-10.
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NBCSN to air nightly programming from NBC Sports’ vault of historic games, beginning April 27
Beginning Monday, April 27, through Sunday, May 3, NBCSN is going to relive some of the most iconic sporting events in history. “NBC Sports From the Vault” will air nightly primetime programming...
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Tsitsipas, Serena’s coach raising money
Stefanos Tsitsipas and Patrick Mouratoglou are starting an auction to raise money for tennis players in need of financial help during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Federer raises prospect of merging tours
Roger Federer calls for the merger of the two gender-specific governing bodies that oversee the sport's professional tours.
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Unemployment in tennis could lead some to quit
Hundreds if not thousands of men and women need tournaments to happen so they can earn money, but all tennis tours are suspended at least until mid-July.
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Novak Djokovic wouldn’t take COVID-19 vaccination
Novak Djokovic says if an anti-coronavirus vaccination is compulsory for tennis players to return to the world tours then he won't take it.
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Nicolas Jarry receives 11-month doping ban
Top 100 tennis player Nicolas Jarry was given an 11-month doping ban by the ITF, stemming from a failed test at the Davis Cup Finals in November.
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Federer, Nadal, Djokovic let fans listen in
Ever wondered what a chat between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal might sound like? How about Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray or Stan Wawrinka?
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Djokovic, Fed, Nadal in talks to start fund
The tennis stars are working with the ATP to set up a fund to help lower-ranked tennis players financially affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Serena’s coach sets up independent league
Patrick Mouratoglou is starting an independent tennis league to have professionals play matches without spectators beginning in May at his academy in Nice, France.
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Laver Cup in Boston postponed to 2021
The fourth edition of the Laver Cup exhibition event founded by Roger Federer's management company is being postponed by a year.
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No fans at U.S. Open ‘unlikely’
The new CEO of the U.S. Tennis Association says he expects a decision on the status of the 2020 U.S. Open to be made by June.
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USTA overseeing commitment of $50 million for tennis
The U.S. Tennis Association says it is overseeing a commitment of more than $50 million to help the sport deal with the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.
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Djokovic praised for donation to Italy
Novak Djokovic was praised by the director general of the local health authority in Bergamo for his donation to help control Italy's COVID-19 outbreak.
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Nadal, Murray enter virtual tennis event
Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray are among 12 players confirmed to play in the virtual Madrid Open tennis tournament this month.
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Rogers Cup women’s tournament canceled
The Rogers Cup women's tennis tournament will not be played this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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French tennis sets up support plan for players
The French tennis federation set up a support plan worth $38 million to help professional players facing financial problems due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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International Tennis Federation cuts salaries
The International Tennis Federation is putting about half of its staff on furlough and cutting other employees' salaries due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Group monitoring tennis gambling says rise due to COVID-19
The group charged with monitoring gambling and punishing corruption in tennis found a near-doubling in the number of suspect matches during the first three months of 2020.
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Serena-Wozniacki match postponed
Former No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki's exhibition match against Serena Williams has been postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak.
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Simona Halep says injured foot is pain-free
Two-time major champion Simona Halep's injured foot is well enough that she has started running on it without pain.
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Tennis tours coordinating possible post-virus rescheduling
The men's and women's professional tennis tours are examining contingency plans for post-coronavirus rescheduling.
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USTA: Best not to play right now
The U.S. Tennis Association says its best not to play the sport right now because of the coronavirus pandemic.
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World TeamTennis sends $1K each to its players
The CEO of World TeamTennis says the league has sent $1,000 each to about 60 players and coaches as a "gift."
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Patrick Keane suspended, fined for gambling
Patrick Keane was suspended for at least three months and fined at least $500 for betting on six matches involving other players.
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Wimbledon canceled for first time since WWII
For the first time since World War II, the oldest Grand Slam tennis tournament won't be played.
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Patrick McEnroe has COVID-19
Former U.S. Davis Cup captain Patrick McEnroe says in a video posted on social media that he tested positive for COVID-19.
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Swiss Indoors ticket sales to start on time
Organizers of the Swiss Indoors tennis tournament in Roger Federer's hometown of Basel say ticket sales will start on schedule.
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