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Murray and LTA get tennis back on court in UK

Tennis is starting to stir back to life as the Covid-19 pandemic grip is slowly running its course and while we all still await news of the actual tours resuming, the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) has announced that they will be staging four tournaments under the...

Kvitova against closed door majors

Petra Kvitova said yesterday that she didn’t like the idea of majors being played behind closed doors which is what the Covid-19 pandemic is threatening.

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Basilashvili arrested and charged

Georgia’s top player, Nikoloz Basilashvili, 28, has been charged with assaulting his ex-wife Neka Dorokashvili in front of their five-year old child, Lukas, having first been arrested in Tbilisi on Friday the 22nd May, when allegedly the incident took place.

Unsanctioned events popping up all over

Unofficial pro events continue to proliferate as the Credit One Bank Invitational on Daniel Island in South Carolina is scheduled to get underway on 23 June and Novak Djokovic announces a series of matches to run from 13 June to 5 July in the Balkan region.

Will there be a US Open or Roland Garros this year?

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Four-time Grand Slam winner Ashley Cooper dies at 83

Four-time singles grand slam champion, Ashley Cooper, who was born on 15th September, 1936, died in Brisbane on 15th May after a long illness, aged 83.

Osaka passes Serena Williams earnings

Naomi Osaka has surpassed Serena Williams by setting a new record for most money earned by a female athlete over a 12-month period, according to forbes.com on Friday, who stated the Japanese made $37.4 million in earnings and endorsements, $1.4 million more than the...
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Wimbledon | Strycova bounces back to reach Doubles final

Popular Czech Barbora Strycova rebounded from the disappointment of losing in the women’s singles semi-finals at Wimbledon to reach the final of the women’s doubles on Friday with Taiwanese partner Hsieh Su-Wei.

Strycova & Hsieh, who had gone off to have a traditional English cup of tea while her partner was losing to Serena Williams in the singles on Thursday, ousted the top seeded pairing of Hungary’s Timea Babos & Frenchwoman Kristina Mladenovic, 7-6 (7/5) 6-4.

They will play China’s Xu Yifan & Gabriela Dabrowski of Canada in Saturday’s final.

Xu & Dabrowski had also upset the seedings earlier on Friday, beating defending champions and second seeds Barbora Krejickova & Katerina Siniakova of the Czech Republic, 6-1 3-6 6-3.

It will be 33-year-old Strycova’s first appearance in a Grand Slam final, whilst Hsieh has won 2 doubles titles, the 2013 Wimbledon crown and the French Open a year later.

Seeded four Xu, 30, and 27-year-old Dabrowski will both be appearing in their first Grand Slam final.






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