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Serena eager to return after lockdown break

  American superstar Serena Williams says she’s ready to play “real tennis” after the enforced rest of coronavirus quarantine. “I really look forward to getting back on the court,” the 23-time Grand Slam champion said in a chat with elder sister Venus during an Instagram live workout on Tuesday. “It’s what I do best. I […]

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Algerian netter wins support vs Thiem

Ines Ibbou, a young Algerian tennis player who hit back at Dominic Thiem for saying he did not want to give money to lowly-ranked players, has drawn support from Venus Williams as well as her country’s government. “Dear Dominic,” Ibbou, who is 620th in the WTA singles rankings, said in an emotional nine-minute video posted […]

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Roland Garros could be behind closed doors, says French tennis boss

French tennis chief Bernard Guidicelli admitted Sunday that Roland Garros, already controversially pushed back four months due to the coronavirus, could be staged behind closed doors. Guidicelli, who said that the French federation (FFT) had “no regrets” over its unilateral decision to move the clay court Grand Slam from May 24-June 7 to September 20-October […]

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Grand Slam tally should decide ‘GOAT’ debate –  Lendl

Eight-time Grand Slam winner Ivan Lendl said whoever ends up winning the most majors among the ‘Big Three’ of Roger Federer, Rafa Nadal and Novak Djokovic should be considered the greatest male tennis player of the Open era. The “GOAT” (greatest of all time) debate in men’s tennis has divided opinions for a decade and […]

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Tik Tok star, Fritz triumph in virtual netfest

TOKYO (Reuters) – American tennis player Taylor Fritz and his doubles partner, Tik Tok personality Addison Rae, won the virtual Stay At Home Slam on Sunday as real-life tennis remains on hold because of the coronavirus crisis. The likes of the Williams sisters, Japanese stars Naomi Osaka and Kei Nishikori and the recently retired Maria […]

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Kyrgios tells bitter rival Nadal: Let’s do Insta

  Australian tennis maverick Nick Kyrgios invited Rafael Nadal to take part in a cosy video chat on Sunday despite their stormy on-court relationship. As the coronavirus has sent the tennis season into hibernation until July 13 at the earliest, a host of players have recently taken to social media for face-to-face exchanges. So, on […]

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