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Pro tennis bounces back in New Zealand

New Zealand Tennis said Monday it was set to host the southern hemisphere’s first professional tournament since the COVID-19 shutdown. The men’s Premier League tournament in Auckland next month will feature 24 players competing in three teams at spectator-free arenas over three weeks. Tennis NZ high performance director Christophe Lambert said the tournament, which begins […]

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Clijsters determined to press on with comeback

Kim Clijsters is looking forward to returning to the US Open even though the coronavirus pandemic means that since her second comeback from retirement she has spent more time with her family. “I’m still motivated,” the four-time Grand Slam winner told a Belgium newspaper on Sunday. “I hope we can still play this season. But […]

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Osaka is now world’s highest-paid female athlete

Japanese tennis star Naomi Osaka has become the world’s highest-paid female athlete, making $37.4 million in the past 12 months for an earnings record, Forbes magazine reported Friday. The 22-year-old Asian star, a two-time Grand Slam champion, edged US rival Serena Williams by $1.4 million in prize money and endorsement income over the past year. […]

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Birthday boy Djokovic to organize tournament

Novak Djokovic will gather some of the world’s best players for a tennis tournament in the Balkans next month, with the professional season on a coronavirus-enforced hiatus. In a statement, a spokesman for world number one Djokovic said that the Adria Tour will be held between June 13-July 5 in Serbia, Croatia, Montenegro and Bosnia. […]

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Women’s tennis pros vie mini-tournament

Americans Alison Riske and Danielle Collins and Aussie Ajla Tomljanovic were among the winners Friday on the opening day of a women’s tennis mini-tournament in Florida that offered pros a chance to play amid the coronavirus pandemic. The WTA women’s tennis tour cancelled four more events this week and won’t resume until at least July […]

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Tsitsipas: Lockdown would be good for planet

The coronavirus pandemic has stalled young Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas’s burgeoning career but he remains philosophical about the current tennis shutdown. The world No. 6 would have been preparing for the French Open that was originally scheduled to start this weekend but was postponed to September. While he is missing life on Tour, Tsitsipas believes the […]

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