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WTA Tour resumes in Palermo

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The British Bulldogs just edge it

As the organiser of the Battle of the Brits Team event, Jamie Murray couldn’t have been more delighted that, after a week’s highly competitive play, the final outcome of the event wasn’t settled until the last match.

New York Empire win World TeamTennis 2020

New York Empire defeated Chicago Smash, 21-20 in a supertiebreaker, to win the 2020 World Team Tennis season in a nail-biting finish at West Virginia’s Greenbrier Resort on Sunday, and hoist the King Trophy for the first time.

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Race to the line

Jamie Murray, the man behind the Battle of the Brit events, will be delighted that his team event has reached the final day with both teams sharing the points and the finishing line of 60, just ten matches away

US Open to go ahead

The USTA has confirmed that the US Open will go ahead as planned, alongside the Western & Southern Open tune-up event the week before, both with strict protocols in place.

Player tests positive at Palermo

The WTA’s woes continue as news broke of a player testing positive for coronavirus at the Palermo Open follows hot on the heels of the cancellation of the Toray Pan Pacific Open in Japan.

Watson and Edmund are Friday’s standout players

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London | Pospisil belives Roland Garros should be penalised

“It doesn’t seem the governing body has much power if an individual event can just make such a dramatic move. It’s very clear that they, especially the Grand Slams, are their own entity, their own event,” the veteran Canadian said.

I think what needs to happen – and this is just my opinion – there needs to be some kind of penalty, repercussions for this as you set a horrible precedent if you just let this slide Vasek Pospisil

“I think what needs to happen – and this is just my opinion – there needs to be some kind of penalty, repercussions for this as you set a horrible precedent if you just let this slide.”

The announcement had surprised everyone involved in the game even invoking a bit of a reprimand from the US Open. “Such a decision should not be made unilaterally” the said in a statement following the French announcement. But the ITF’s President David Haggerty has revealed via the ‘firstserve.com.au’ that there had been discussions with some players and other stakeholders before the FFT announcement.

“I think tennis is organised differently than some other sports. As you know we have seven stakeholders, the ITF, the two Tours – the ATP and WTA – and then the four Grand Slams are also very important,” he said.

“Tennis does best when we collaborate together and that is something that we try to do. Some of these recent decisions have gotten tennis talking again, trying to collaborate, looking at the calendar because we know the cancellations or postponements of events is going to carry on through June.

“I can tell you that there are conversations and dialogues going on with the Tours as well as other events to try to get an understanding of what the rest of the year is going to look like. It’s very difficult to know what is going to happen in six weeks.
“It is important that tennis works together. There were conversations before the announcement about Roland Garros moving, there were some people who were disappointed with the way it was done, but there are ongoing discussions.

“It’s the seven bodies that work together. That’s why at times, a situation like this can occur. It’s not the ITF’s role to say an event can do this or can do that. Together with the Tours and Grand Slams we try to work together to look at the calendar and look at what’s best for tennis. That’s the goal that all of us have.”

He added: “There were conversions before the announcement was made with several of the stakeholders that were involved, but not all the stakeholders were involved.”






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