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Obituary – David N. Dinkins

New York’s first African-American Mayor and a benefactor for tennis died on 23 November at the age of 93.

Medvedev makes a clean sweep at the final O2

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Thiem and Medvedev spring two shocks to reach final

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Salisbury & Ram lose No 1 spot hope

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Djokovic makes up the final four

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Salisbury & Ram on course for top spot

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Salisbury & Ram make semi-finals at the O2

With the year-end World No 1 spot up for grabs, Joe Salisbury & Rajeev Ram secured their semi-final berth at the Nitto ATP Finals after a thrilling marathon win over Germany’s Kevin Krawietz & Andreas Mies, 7-6(5) 6-7(4) [10-4], in 2 hours and 5 minutes, the...

Nadal trumps Tsitsipas

Rafa Nadal has got himself back on track to achieve his goal of winning the Nitto ATP Finals for the first time by eliminating the defending champion Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-4 4-6 6-2 and reach the semi-finals of the prestigious end-of-season event being played out at...

Australian Open still causing concern

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Townsend is Pregnant 

Taylor Townsend, the 24-year old American, is planning to join the growing ranks of tennis mothers on tour after announcing on Instagram that she is pregnant and expecting her baby in March.

My entire life, my entire career, I’ve heard ‘You can’t. You won’t,’ and I’ve used it as a reason to fight hard, and as motivation to keep playing. I’m sure this won’t be any different, so I’ll have to prove them all wrong again, Taylor Townsend

“Life has a funny way of putting you exactly where you are supposed to be. I’m so excited to embark on the journey of motherhood!!” Townsend wrote on Instagram.

“My entire life, my entire career, I’ve heard ‘You can’t. You won’t,’ and I’ve used it as a reason to fight hard, and as motivation to keep playing. I’m sure this won’t be any different, so I’ll have to prove them all wrong again,” Townsend added.

The World No 90 broke the news on her Instagram profile on Wednesday, posting a long an emotional video showing her baby bump to announce the news, and adding that she plans to return to tennis as a mother.

Townsend is a former World No 61 who defeated Simona Halep at last year’s US Open en route to a career-best 4th-round performance.

The American was notably absent from the clay-court swing after a great run to the semi-finals of the US Open with Asia Muhammad, who paired with Jessica Pegula instead at Roland Garros, where they reached the quarter-finals.

Townsend, who reached the fourth round of the US Open in singles last year with an upset of Simona Halep, fell in the first round to Sachia Vickery.

Townsend will benefit from a protected ranking allowing her to enter main draw events when she returns to the WTA tour, a relatively new rule that recently saw Tsvetana Pironkova reach the last 8 of the US Open in her first event in three years after giving birth to her first child.






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