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Seeds tumble in San José but Kasatkina survives

Four players advanced to the quarter-finals at the Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic on Wednesday, but only one seed, Daria Kasatkina, seeded 4, who overcame Caroline Garcia in a clash of former Top 10 players, while Zhang Shuai took out Madison Keys, the 3rd seed,...

Olympic dreams fulfilled…

After Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova & Andrey Rublev won the Mixed Doubles at Tokyo 2020 by the narrowest of margins, the Olympic Tennis Event came to a close on Day 9.

Montréal suffers pull-outs

The US Open Series provides the tune-up for the US Open and the second tournament, the National Bank Open in Montréal, the first WTA 1000 event of the summer hard-court swing through North American, takes place next week with disappointing news that Naomi Osaka, Sofia...

Americans progress as Tomjlanovic saves match points in San José

The first round of matches at the Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic were completed on Tuesday with three Americans advancing at the expense of two others, and an Australian coming back from match points down to defeat yet another.

Raducanu falls to Zhang in San José

It was not quite the fairytale return for Emma Raducanu at the Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic in San José on Monday, but a valuable experience nevertheless when veteran Zhang Shusi rolled past her 6-3 6-2.

Raducanu set to play San José WTA 500

As the dust settles on the Olympic Tennis Event and many of those involved take a breather, attention turns to the hard courts of north American where the WTA Tour heads towards the US Open, starting with the Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic hosted on the campus at San...

Lepchenko wins Charleston WTA125

In an all-American final, No 4 seed Varvara Lepchenko won her first WTA 125 title at the LTP Women's Open in Charleston with a 7-6(4), 4-6, 6-4 triumph over Jamie Loeb on Sunday. 

Schmiedlova wins inaugural Belgrade Open

Anna Karolina Schmiedlova lifted the inaugural Belgrade Ladies Open trophy with a straight-sets victory over second seed Arantxa Rus in the final of the WTA 125 event on Sunday.

Zverev is the new Olympic Champion

Alexander ‘Sascha’ Zverev has emulated incomparable compatriot Steffi Graf and struck Olympic gold, declaring: “There is nothing better than this.”

Krejcikova & Siniakova take Gold at Tokyo 2020

Top seeds Barbora Krejcikova & Katerina Siniakova became the first Czech players to win Gold at the Olympic Tennis Event after defeating Switzerland's Belinda Bencic & Viktorija Golubic 7-5 6-1 in the women's doubles final on Sunday at the Ariake Tennis Park...
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ITF to host virtual AGM

The ITF has announced that the 2020 ITF Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held virtually on Saturday 21 November 2020 following the ongoing restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Conference webinars now will be arranged prior to the AGM to provide updates and discussions on key topics for delegates from national and regional associations, who will be able to attend the AGM electronically in real-time, ask questions by both video and audio, and vote via a secure log in. ITF Statement

The ITF Conference and AGM was originally scheduled to take place in Madrid, at the kind invitation of the Real Federacion Espanola de Tenis (RFET), on 21-23 November ahead of the 2020 Davis Cup by Rakuten Finals.

Because of the COVID-19 outbreak the Finals, and the Fed Cup Finals, have been postponed until 2021.

Conference webinars now will be arranged prior to the AGM to provide updates and discussions on key topics for delegates from national and regional associations, who will be able to attend the AGM electronically in real-time, ask questions by both video and audio, and vote via a secure log in.

The tennis calendar has been heavily affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, with the three remaining 2020 Grand Slams all impacted.

Wimbledon was cancelled for the first time since the Second World War, while the French Open has been moved to new dates in September and October and the US Open hopes to begin next month as planned, but behind closed doors.


Meanwhile, the USTA has cancelled 5 ITF World Tennis Tour events in August.

“Due to the current situation surrounding COVID-19, the USTA has cancelled all 5 ITF World Tennis Tour events taking place in the US in August,” the USTA website sates.

“The decision was made to ensure the health and safety of all those involved with these events.

“On the women’s circuit, two $ 100,000 ITF tournaments have been cancelled – the first scheduled in Lexington, Kentucky, beginning August 3 and the next scheduled to take place the following week in Landisville, Pennsylvania.

“In the week of August 17, two men’s and one women’s tournaments have been cancelled – the $60,000 women’s event to be held in Concord, Massachusetts and the men’s tournaments of prize money $ 25,000 in Decatur (Illinois) and Memphis (Tennessee).”





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