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No fireworks for Wimbledon

The 4th July, American Independence Day, is very different this year, and with no Championships at Wimbledon due to the coronavirus pandemic, there will be no fireworks and fans must get their tennis fix virtually.

Zverev could be banned

It has been asked on many an occasion over the past few weeks – what punishment will be handed down on those who break the Covid-19 safety regulations at a tournament?

US and French Opens to allow spectators

The decision by the USTA and FFT to allow a limited number of spectators to their respective events comes as a bit of a surprise bearing in mind the disastrous Adria Tour mini-series where the Covid-19 spiked followed the disregard of safety protocols.

Wimbledon strawberries for NHS birthday celebrations

Ahead of the NHS’s 72nd birthday celebrations, the AELTC is saying thank you with a donation of 200 punnets of Wimbledon strawberries per day to NHS staff and frontline workers in London.

The men play for Wimbledon’s pineapple

They make their appearances over the final weekend of The Championships and are highly prized - the five Wimbledon Trophies, one of which proudly displays an unlikely pineapple on the top - but, sadly, will not be on show this year.

Serbian Prime Minister, Gomez and Tipsarevic enter the debate

The fall out of the Adria Tour continues as many struggle to find someone to lay the blame on. In the main that someone is Novak Djokovic who led the campaign for this mini circuit and as it has been repeatedly said, his intentions were good and it had the backing of...

Watson joins Progress Tour Women’s Championships field

Heather Watson has accepted a wildcard and will compete alongside GB Fed Cup teammates Harriet Dart and Katie Boulter at next month’s £30,000 Progress Tour Women’s Championships at the National Tennis Centre.

Wimbledon’s green grass of home

The courts at Wimbledon are lush and green but absent are the world’s best players, who should be completing the first round of matches today had The Championships not been cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic.

It’s the ‘doughnut’ versus the ‘rat’

Nick Kyrgios and Boris Becker have got themselves embroiled in a major bust-up over Alexander Zverev’s recent escapade, namely caught on video partying after the cancellation of the Adria Tour which left a number of players and staff testing positive for the Covid-19...

Murray Trophy – Glasgow 2020 postponed

The Murray Trophy, an ATP Challenger tournament scheduled for 13-20 September at the Scotstoun Leisure Centre in Glasgow, has been postponed until 2021 due to the enforced suspension of professional tennis because of the Coronavirus pandemic, and the subsequent...
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Zverev could be banned

Zverev could be banned

It has been asked on many an occasion over the past few weeks – what punishment will be handed down on those who break the Covid-19 safety regulations at a tournament?

read more
US and French Opens to allow spectators

US and French Opens to allow spectators

The decision by the USTA and FFT to allow a limited number of spectators to their respective events comes as a bit of a surprise bearing in mind the disastrous Adria Tour mini-series where the Covid-19 spiked followed the disregard of safety protocols.

read more
No fireworks for Wimbledon

No fireworks for Wimbledon

The 4th July, American Independence Day, is very different this year, and with no Championships at Wimbledon due to the coronavirus pandemic, there will be no fireworks and fans must get their tennis fix virtually.

read more
The men play for Wimbledon’s pineapple

The men play for Wimbledon’s pineapple

They make their appearances over the final weekend of The Championships and are highly prized - the five Wimbledon Trophies, one of which proudly displays an unlikely pineapple on the top - but, sadly, will not be on show this year.

read more

ATP TOUR

Take proper tennis back to Serbia

Take proper tennis back to Serbia

Last weekend’s inaugural weekend of the Adria Tour may well have attracted a lot of criticism but despite that, it has highlighted the popularity of the sport in Belgrade if not the country.

Lopez calls for unity to protect the tours

Lopez calls for unity to protect the tours

Feliciano Lopez, the Spanish veteran who won both the singles and doubles titles at Queen’s Club’s Fever Tree Championships 12 months ago – the latter in partnership with Andy Murray – has voiced a major concern which players and organisers will have to face up to...

WTA TOUR

Kvitova against closed door majors

Kvitova against closed door majors

Petra Kvitova said yesterday that she didn’t like the idea of majors being played behind closed doors which is what the Covid-19 pandemic is threatening.

Konta insists on equality

Konta insists on equality

The prospect of a merger between the ATP and WTA has come to the forground again thanks to Jo Konta who insists – if it does go ahead – it must be a ‘merger’ of equals and not, as the WTA Chief Executive said a fortnight ago, that it would be a long term objective to...

Wozniacki reveals she hopes to play again, in doubles

Wozniacki reveals she hopes to play again, in doubles

Caroline Wozniacki, the popular former world number from Denmark who retired from the pro tour in January following the Australian Open, has revealed she would consider a return to the sport if her close friend, Serena Williams asked her to play doubles.

OFF COURT

Serbian Prime Minister, Gomez and Tipsarevic enter the debate

Serbian Prime Minister, Gomez and Tipsarevic enter the debate

The fall out of the Adria Tour continues as many struggle to find someone to lay the blame on. In the main that someone is Novak Djokovic who led the campaign for this mini circuit and as it has been repeatedly said, his intentions were good and it had the backing of...

read more
How Louise Hunt has coped with lockdown

How Louise Hunt has coped with lockdown

While Grand Slams try to come to terms with their own immediate futures, and players remain both divided and undecided about the wisdom of returning to the game too soon, spare a thought for our wheelchair players, all of whom have suffered the same lockdown...

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Will Smith Faces Lawsuit Over ‘King Richard’ Biopic

Will Smith Faces Lawsuit Over ‘King Richard’ Biopic

Will Smith’s movie about the life of the father of Serena Williams and Venus Williams, which is scheduled to be released in 2021, is facing a multi-million-dollar breach of contract lawsuit in US courts that could shut down production and distribution.

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Colombian tennis on the move!

Colombian tennis on the move!

South American tennis has been over the years, and still is, a significant force to be reckoned with, but one of the sum of its parts, Colombia, has often struggled to contribute to the continent’s success.

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No fireworks for Wimbledon

No fireworks for Wimbledon

The 4th July, American Independence Day, is very different this year, and with no Championships at Wimbledon due to the coronavirus pandemic, there will be no fireworks and fans must get their tennis fix virtually.

US and French Opens to allow spectators

US and French Opens to allow spectators

The decision by the USTA and FFT to allow a limited number of spectators to their respective events comes as a bit of a surprise bearing in mind the disastrous Adria Tour mini-series where the Covid-19 spiked followed the disregard of safety protocols.

The men play for Wimbledon’s pineapple

The men play for Wimbledon’s pineapple

They make their appearances over the final weekend of The Championships and are highly prized - the five Wimbledon Trophies, one of which proudly displays an unlikely pineapple on the top - but, sadly, will not be on show this year.

LTA NEWS

How Louise Hunt has coped with lockdown

How Louise Hunt has coped with lockdown

While Grand Slams try to come to terms with their own immediate futures, and players remain both divided and undecided about the wisdom of returning to the game too soon, spare a thought for our wheelchair players, all of whom have suffered the same lockdown...

Wheelchair tournament confirmed for Flushing Meadows

Wheelchair tournament confirmed for Flushing Meadows

The US Open has reversed its decision not to include the wheelchair competition at this year’s US Open following a huge amount of criticism led by Australia’s multiple champion, Dylan Alcott who described the decision as ‘discriminatory’.

LTA launches Play your Way

LTA launches Play your Way

The LTA has launched Play Your Way, its commitment to opening tennis up to the nation, with the ambition of inspiring people of all abilities, age and background to pick up a racket and play tennis on their terms. Play Your Way is an invitation to anyone and everyone,...

USTA forced into another U-turn

USTA forced into another U-turn

In what is proving a fast-moving story, the USTA is poised to reverse its decision on dropping the wheelchair event from this year’s US Open, revamped to conform to strict rules and prevent the spread of COVID-19 which is still prevalent in New York.

A major setback for wheelchair tennis

A major setback for wheelchair tennis

Dylan Alcott’s comments yesterday describing the USTA’s decision of axing the wheelchair event from this year’s US Open programme as being ‘discriminatory’, has received plenty of support from fellow players affected by that decree!

Alcott accuses USTA of discrimination

Alcott accuses USTA of discrimination

The USTA’s decision to cancel the wheelchair tournament at this year’s US Open has been described as ‘discriminating’ by Australia’s two-time champion, Dylan Alcott, the current world number one.