US Open 2020: Bianca Andreescu will not defend title after withdrawing from tournament

Bianca Andreescu will not defend her US Open title after becoming the latest tennis star to pull out of the event. The 20-year-old Canadian beat Serena Williams in straight sets in last year’s final at Flushing Meadows, earning her maiden grand slam triumph. But she will not be back this year, suggesting she wants focus on reaching her best form after lockdown. “After many discussions with those closest to me, I have made the difficult decision not to return to […]

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Novak Djokovic says he will play at the US Open

Novak Djokovic has announced he will play at the US Open, which starts on August 31. The world No 1 said in a statement: “I’m happy to confirm that I’ll participate at #CincyTennis and #USOpen this year. Organisers confident Aus Open will go ahead Dimitrov: Time away has given me renewed focus Three top ten stars headline Kitzbuhel entries “It was not an easy decision to make with all the obstacles and challenges on many sides, but the prospect of […]

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Jo Konta suffered from heart palpitations in Lexington Open defeat

‘There is nothing wrong, I am fit as a fiddle’: Jo Konta reveals she suffered from heart palpitations during first WTA Tour appearance since March in Lexington Open defeat but insists she is ‘absolutely fine’ Johanna Konta fell to a 6-4, 6-4 defeat to Marie Bouzkova at the Lexington Open  The British No 1 needed to take medical timeout in just the second game  She appeared to be breathing heavily and doctors checked up on her Konta reveals she had […]

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Tennis WAG’s savage fat shaming response

If you come at Camille Ringoir’s man, you best not miss. The girlfriend of tennis star Milos Raonic leap to his defence by serving up a cold-hearted sledge to a rival who fat shamed the Canadian on Instagram. Argentine Diego Schwartzman posted a photo on social media earlier in the week of him on the practice court with Raonic. But comments on the picture quickly focused on Raonic’s figure, with many suggesting he’d put on a lot of weight during […]

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Battle of the Brits trick shot challenge

They may be champions on the court but how will the St James’s Place Battle of the Brits Team Tennis stars get on when they take on your epic trick shot challenges? Britain’s finest tennis stars including Kyle Edmund, Heather Watson, Jamie Murray, Greg Rusedski and current Fed Cup captain, Anne Keothavong do their very best to showcase their skills. Source: Read Full Article

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Andy Murray confirms entry to main draw of Western & Southern Open

Andy Murray has confirmed he will enter the main draw of the Western & Southern Open, which will take place in New York and begin on August 20. Murray, who is taking part in the Battle of the Brits Team Tennis competition at the National Tennis Centre in Roehampton, has previously said he was uneasy about travelling to New York but he is mentally preparing for both the Western & Southern Open and the US Open. Kyrgios withdraws from US […]

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Nick Kyrgios pulls out of US Open and makes Novak Djokovic jab in emotional statement

Nick Kygrios has confirmed he won’t be playing at the US Open this year, while criticising Novak Djokovic and other tennis players for their actions during the coronavirus pandemic. Kygrios released an emotional video statement on Saturday night announcing his decision Kyrgios has become the latest player to pull out of the tournament, after women’s world number one Ash Barty confirmed she wouldn’t be competing. This year’s tournament will be significantly impacted by the pandemic, and will feature no fans […]

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Palermo Ladies Open player tests POSITIVE for coronavirus

Unnamed female player set to play in Palermo Ladies Open tests positive for coronavirus as Bulgaria’s Viktoriya Tomova is removed from schedule due to ‘illness’… but the season-opening event WILL still go ahead Palermo Ladies Open qualifying matches brought to an end the sport’s hiatus  It should have been a moment of joy and relief for the handful of spectators  But just before play began, news was released one qualifier had tested positive  Bulgarian Viktoriya Tomova was removed from the […]

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Millman down for US Open despite concerns

John Millman has reservations about travelling to New York for the US Open but the Australian tennis star says he needs to "get back out there and get things rolling again". The ATP and WTA tours are on the cusp of resuming after professional tennis was shut down by the coronavirus pandemic in March. The United States Tennis Association confirmed overnight that it was persisting with plans to stage the hard court major next month, coupled with a lead-in event […]

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US Open 2020: Andy Murray warns of more withdrawals after world No 1 Ashleigh Barty pulls out

Andy Murray expects more top names to follow women’s world No 1 Ashleigh Barty in pulling out of the US Open. Barty announced her withdrawal from the grand slam event in New York, and a warm-up tournament at the same venue, due to fears of Covid-19. Murray claims to have heard that some of the top men’s players will also pull out, even though his commitment to travel to the United States remains firm. World No 1 Novak Djokovic, who […]

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