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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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Yastremska appeal dismissed

Following a decision by the Chair of the Independent Tribunal to deny an application to lift the provisional suspension imposed on her on 7 January 2021 under Article 8.3.1(c) of the 2020 Tennis Anti-Doping Programme, Dayana Yastremska (UKR) appealed that decision to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).

The CAS has dismissed that appeal and Ms Yastremska therefore remains ineligible to compete, pending the final resolution of her case.

This was Yastremska’s last-ditch attempt to be cleared to play in the Australian Open after the Ukrainian World No 29 travelled to Melbourne despite being under a provisional suspension following the discovery of banned substance mesterolone in an out-of-competition test sample.

Yastremska, who was placed into quarantine on arrival along with others involved in the tournament, had claimed the positive test was the result of a ‘contamination event’.

The CAS, however, has confirmed her provisional ban will remain in place, ruling her out of any AO participation, which is scheduled to begin on Monday, 8 February.

Yastremska was on one of the 3 charter flights to Melbourne where positive COVID-19 cases were later identified, and was among the 72 players forced into a two-week period of strict quarantine prior to the start of the first Grand Slam of the year.

The tournament was postponed by three weeks to allow for the period of quarantine after players arrive in the country.

Calls had been made for the event to be pushed back again due to positive coronavirus tests from players and quarantine periods.

Between 500 and 600 people connected to the Australian Open were forced into isolation on Thursday after a worker at one of the tournament’s quarantine hotels tested positive, throwing plans for the event into disarray just days before it is set to start.






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