Wimbledon’s prize money payout

Prize money set aside for this year’s Championships at Wimbledon will be distributed to those players who were set to take part at this year’s cancelled tournament, the AELTC announced on Friday.

Wimbledon makes further donations

Marking what would have been the second week of The Championships, the AELTC is donating 70,000 Championships tennis balls and towels to the LTA for its ‘Play Your Way’ campaign as part of The Club’s contributions to the recovery from the coronavirus (COVID-19)...

China cancels international events

The WTA’s plans to go ahead with the Asian swing of their tour was apparently scuppered when a press release from the Chinese press agency Xinhua on Thursday announced a decision by the General Administration of Sport of China to cancel all international events due to...

Murray unveils another event for top Brits

The success of the ‘Battle of the Brits’ recently played out behind closed doors in Roehampton, is to be repeated but this time featuring teams consisting of Britain’s best male and female players.

Thiem reaches semis in Austria but may miss US Open

Dominic Thiem is already guaranteed a semi-final slot at the THIEMs7 invitational tournament being held high in the Austrian Alps at Kitzbühel this week, having defeated both Casper Ruud and Jan-Lennard Struff in the round robin stages.

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.

Djokovic now claims he is the subject of a witch-hunt

Novak Djokovic has attacked his critics following his disastrous Adria Tour which has been one of the one of the major topics of discussion in recent weeks on the tennis front.

Revised ATP rankings give Djokovic a boost

The ATP has confirmed its rankings system will be adjusted due to the impact of coronavirus pandemic, once the Tour resumes, in a move that will greatly benefit Novak Djokovic and protect Roger Federer, but could well hurt Rafael Nadal.

No insurance for Wimbledon, or fans at the US Open

During the week that The Championships should have been building to its climax at Wimbledon this coming weekend, thoughts turn again to the next Grand Slam, the US Open, due to be played from 31 August in New York.

Should the US Open be cancelled?

The question as to whether Flushing Meadows should be allowed to go ahead is still being heavily debated despite the assurances from the USTA that it will!
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Schiavone on comeback trail

In her final season on tour, 2010 French Open champion Francesca Schiavone won her eighth career title with a 6-4 7-5 win over fourth seed Lara Arruabarrena at the Claro Open Colsanitas in Bogota, Colombia last Saturday.

IŠ—Èm not thinking about retirement

The 36-year-old Italian veteran had not won a main tour match all season but the victory lifts the former world No4 to 168 within striking distance of gaining a direct entry into this yearŠ—Ès Roland Garros.

Š—“IŠ—Èm not thinking about retirement,Š— she said following her 600th career win. Š—“IŠ—Èm enjoying tennis. I’m very happy and emotional [though] today was a disaster match, but winning was the most important thing."

Making her debut in the winning circle, seventeen-year-old Marketa Vondrousova of the Czech Republic won her first WTA Tour title on Sunday, upsetting world No.99 Anett Kontaveit of Estonia 6-4 7-6(6) in the Biel Ladies Open final in Switzerland.

Vondrousova, ranked 233, came through qualifying to claim overall victory in what washer second appearance on the WTA tour.

After her victory, Vondrousova said: "It’s the biggest win of my career, because I’d mostly played smaller tournament.

"This was one of my first big tournaments, and I was injured in my left elbow for a lot of last year. I had to do a lot of fitness, which helped me become a better mover.

"Now I’m playing really great."

She will now travel to Florida to join the Czech Fed Cup team who will be facing, as champions, the USA in Tampa.

Another youngster also made his debut as a tournament champion, this time on the ATP Tour in Marrakech.

CroatiaŠ—Ès Borna Coric saved five match points to beat German Philipp Kohlschreiber 5-7 7-6(3) 7-5 after wo hours and 38-minutes in the Grand Prix Hassan II final.

The 20-year-old Coric is the third first-time winner on the Tour this year, joining Gilles Muller who won Sydney and Ryan Harrison who claimed the Memphis title.

Š—“I would say thatŠ—Ès my biggest comeback, IŠ—Ève never saved five match points,Š— noted Coric. Š—“Especially in such an important match, I served very well in the big points. ItŠ—Ès an awesome feeling. I didnŠ—Èt know what to expect when I came here and I wasnŠ—Èt in the best shape. But IŠ—Ève been working very hard the past three or four months and now itŠ—Ès paying off.Š—

Back in the USA, Steve Johnson collected his second career title after surviving late cramps to win the U.S. MenŠ—Ès Clay Court Championship, defeating BrazilŠ—Ès Thomaz Bellucci 6-4 4-6 7-6(5) at the River Oaks Country Club in Houston.

Š—“A lot goes into cramping. For me today, it was the nerves of trying to close out the title. I havenŠ—Èt been there enough to feel very comfortable. My body has just physically run out of gas after this weekŠ—_ I was very fortunate to get out of that,Š— Johnson admitted.



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