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Bencic betters Vondrousova to land Swiss Gold

It could so easily have slipped though her fingers but Belinda Bencic prevailed over Marketa Vondrousova to land the Gold medal at Tokyo 2020 on Saturday after 2 hours 30 minutes of fluctuating but captivating tennis.

Djokovic leaves Tokyo empty-handed

Novak Djokovic has promised to “bounce back” in the 2024 Paris Olympics after failing to win his first Games medal.

Svitolina takes Bronze medal

Ukraine’s Elina Svitolina made history by winning the first ever tennis medal for her country on Saturday when the World No 6 prevailed over Kazakhstan’s Elena Rybakina, 1-6 7-6(5) 6-4, after a battle royal that took 2 hours 28 minutes to resolve and left her winning...

Bronze for Brazil

It was Brazil’s first Olympic Tennis medal ever, delivered by surprise losing semi-finalists Laura Pigossi & Luisa Stefani, who battled hard in the Bronze Medal Match to pip ROC’s Veronika Kudermetova & Elena Vesnina at the post, 4-6 6-4 [11-9], on...

The ROC fill the Mixed Doubles final

There was more disappointment for Novak Djokovic following his singles semi-final loss when he and his partner, Nina Stojanovic, failed to reach the mixed doubles final going out in straight tight sets, 7-6(5) 7-5, to Aslan Karatsev and Elena Vesnina playing under the...

Zverev foils Djokovic’s Golden dream

Alexander Zverev might just have finally signalled a changing of the guard when he ended Novak Djokovic’s dream of becoming the first male in the Open era of winning a Calendar Golden Slam by defeating him in the last four of the Tokyo Olympic singles.

The women waiting for Gold…

Belinda Bencic and Marketa Vondrousova have a day off to rest and reflect on the enormity of the task ahead of them - playing for Olympic Gold on Saturday.

A Djokovic Gold Double is on

With just a few days to go as far as tennis at the Tokyo Olympics are concerned the the big question now is whether anyone can stop Novak Djokovic collecting two Gold medals as he continues his quest of scoring a Grand Slam.

Going for Women’s Doubles Gold

Switzerland’s Belinda Bencic is on a high, having reach both the women's singles and doubles finals on Thursday, which guarantees her two medals as she bids for double gold at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

Djokovic edges closer to Olympic Gold

Novak Djokovic is within one match of his first singles gold medal at the Olympics and warned: "My level of tennis is getting better and better"
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Wimbledon will be played next year

Sally Bolton, the new Chief Executive of the All England Club, has confirmed that next year’s Championships will definitely be played, irrespective of prevailing health situation which the current pandemic is creating.

We are working closely with the relevant government and public health authorities, alongside the rest of the sports industry, to understand the varying challenges and opportunities presented by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. AELTC Statement

“Staging The Championships in 2021 is our number one priority and we are actively engaged in scenario planning in order to deliver on that priority,” she said, alleviating concerns that Wimbledon might be cancelled again as the Government continues to try and contain the spread of Covid-19.

The tournament, which was cancelled this year for the first time since 1945, is now firmly scheduled to run next year from June 28-July 11 and will be held s normal but if necessary with reduced capacity or even behind closed door without any fans, the club statement said.

All of the options are dependent on the status of government and public health guidelines, the club said.

The U.S. Open and French Open were held this year but with strict protocols to reduce the possibility of spreading the virus. No fans were allowed at Flushing Meadows, while Roland Garros was limited to 1,000 fans per day.

“Our overriding priority will continue to be the health and safety of all of our stakeholders, in particular our guests, our staff, and our competitors,” the AELTC statement added.

“We are working closely with the relevant government and public health authorities, alongside the rest of the sports industry, to understand the varying challenges and opportunities presented by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.”

The Australian Open was held this year before the coronavirus pandemic set in and spread its tentacles around the world, and while Craig Tilley Australian Open Chief Executive maintains it will be run as normal as scheduled from Jan. 18-31, there are doubts as we draw closer to the event and the country has imposed a mandatory 14-day hotel quarantine for inbound travellers.






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