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Serena stunned by Rogers in Lexington

She may not have been expecting to win the tournament but Serena Williams certainly did not contemplate losing to the World No 116 Shelby Rogers, who stunned the No 1 seed on Friday in the quarter-finals at the Top Seed Open presented by Bluegrass Orthopaedics in...

Final will celebrate anniversary at the O2

The Nitto ATP Tour Finals remains on the ATP revised calendar announced Friday and will be played for the last time since it made its debut at the O2 in London in 2009 – between the 15th to 22nd of November – in what will be the events 50th anniversary.

Halep and Mertens hustle into Prague semi-finals

Top-seeded Simona Halep finally found her mojo and barely broke into a sweat, cruising past lucky loser Magdalena Frech in just under an hour with the loss of just two games into the Prague semi-finals on Friday; while 3rd-seeded Elise Mertens took over 2 hours to get...

Serena steals the show in Sister Act 31

Sister Act 31 lived up to its billing at the Top Seed Open presented by Bluegrass Orthopaedics in Lexington, Kentucky, with Serena Williams coming from behind to narrowly outlast Venus, 3-6 6-3 6-4.

Halep and Bouchard battle through in Prague

World No 2 Simona Halep is not having an easy time of it in Prague, surviving another scare before battling back from a set down to beat Barbora Krejcikova, 3-6 7-5 6-2, on Thursday; while wild-card entry Eugenie Bouchard advanced by overcoming Tamara Zidansek, 7-6(2)...

Good and bad news for the US Open

Finally, some good news for the US Open organisers with Novak Djokovic declaring his intentions to compete at Flushing Meadows following all the speculation that he wouldn’t. Unfortunately, there was also bad news, the women’s defending champion, Bianca Andreescu, has...

Gauff upsets Sabalenka in Kentucky

Despite dropping her serve 7 times, American teenage sensation Coco Gauff still managed to pull off an impressive upset of Aryna Sabalenka, the No 2 seed from Belarus, at the Top Seed Open presented by Bluegrass Orthopaedics in Lexington, Kentucky on Wednesday.

Learning lessons for next season

There is still a feeling of uncertainty as the tours try to get back up and running following the five-month shutdown caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

Pliskova and Mertens reach Prague quarters

While the No 2 seed at the Prague Open, Petra Martic, was upset in the second round on Wednesday by Kristyna Pliskova, the left-handed twin sister of Karolina, 6-1 7-5, who advances to the quarter-finals to meet Romania’s Ana Bogdan, Elise Mertens, the 3rd seed, came...

They’re back!

Serena Williams is back, and so is her sister, Venus, and the two will meet in the second round of the Top Seed Open presented by Bluegrass Orthopaedics in Lexington, Kentucky, on Wednesday.
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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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