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French prosecutors probe match-fixing at Roland Garros

Paris - French prosecutors said on Tuesday they had begun an investigation into suspected match-fixing at the French Open, reportedly involving a women's doubles match.

Window closing on Williams' quest for 24th Slam title

New York - As a weary Serena Williams packed her bags and left Flushing Meadows in the early hours of Friday morning, her latest bid for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title snuffed out in the semi-finals of the US Open, one question was left hanging in the b...

#Djokovid: tennis star mauled over coronavirus 'horror show'

Paris - World number one Novak Djokovic was widely condemned on Wednesday for hosting a tennis exhibition where he was one of four players to test positive for the coronavirus, a lapse that sent shudders through a sport struggling to get back on its feet.

Djokovic positive for coronavirus, questions over return of tennis

Belgrade - World number one Novak Djokovic tested positive for coronavirus on Tuesday, bringing a premature end to the exhibition tournament he hosted during the pandemic and raising serious questions about the sport's planned return in August.

Djokovic positive for coronavirus, questions over return of tennis

Belgrade - World number one Novak Djokovic's hopes of hosting a successful exhibition tournament during a pandemic spectacularly backfired Tuesday when he became the fourth player to test positive for coronavirus, raising serious questions about the sport's plann...

Coric becomes second player at Djokovic event to test positive for coronavirus

Paris - Borna Coric announced on Monday he has become the second player to test positive for coronavirus after taking part in an exhibition tournament in Croatia featuring world number one Novak Djokovic.

'I'm so sorry': Dimitrov tests positive for coronavirus after playing in Djokovic event

Paris - Grigor Dimitrov said on Sunday he has tested positive for coronavirus after pulling out of an exhibition tournament which also featured world number one Novak Djokovic.

Wimbledon cancelled for first time since WWII

London - Roger Federer and Serena Williams were among the tennis stars left devastated on Wednesday as Wimbledon was cancelled for the first time since World War II due to the coronavirus.

Wimbledon cancelled for first time since WWII

London - Roger Federer and Serena Williams were among the tennis stars left devastated on Wednesday as Wimbledon was cancelled for the first time since World War II due to the coronavirus.

Sharapova ends a career that was stuff of Hollywood

Paris - From the shadow of Chernobyl's nuclear wasteland to international super-stardom and from penniless arrival in the United States, without a word of English, to estimated earnings of at least $300 million.

Bushfire smoke disrupts Australian Open build-up

Melbourne - Bushfire smoke disrupted the Australian Open build-up Wednesday for a second straight day, with qualifying rounds delayed following a barrage of complaints about safety from international tennis players.

Australian Open qualifying delayed due to bushfire smoke

Melbourne - Qualifying rounds for the Australian Open were delayed Wednesday as toxic smoke from widespread bushfires continued to choke Melbourne, throwing the Grand Slam's schedule into chaos.

Tennis and cricket stars rally behind Australia bushfire relief

Sydney - Tennis and cricket stars spearheaded by Nick Kyrgios and Chris Lynn on Friday pledged support for victims of bushfires raging around Australia, donating cash for every ace or six they hit.

Tennis champion Margaret Court hits out at transgender athletes

Melbourne - Australian tennis great Margaret Court has again condemned transgender athletes, while claiming the devil controlled the media and government, in fiery comments just weeks before she is honoured at the Australian Open.

Tennis champion Margaret Court hits out at transgender athletes

Melbourne - Australian tennis great Margaret Court has again condemned transgender athletes, while claiming the devil controlled the media and government, in fiery comments just weeks before she is honoured at the Australian Open.

Medvedev feels 'invincible' after thumping Zverev to win Shanghai

Shanghai - Daniil Medvedev conceded that he had been "invincible" after he won his fourth title of a spectacular year with a thumping 6-4, 6-1 victory over Alexander Zverev in the Shanghai Masters final on Sunday.

Injured del Potro officially out of US Open

New York - Former champion Juan Martin del Potro, who had surgery in June to repair a broken right kneecap, won't be ready for the US Open, organizers said Tuesday.

Infosys offers digital solution for French Open tennis tournament

Tennis has been played the same way for decades, with the only digital touches appearing in terms of the scoreboards. This could change a little this summer with Infosys’s digital solution for French Open tennis tournament.

Dominant Djokovic wins magnificent seventh Australian Open

Melbourne - An imperious Novak Djokovic won a record magnificent seventh Australian Open title by routing Rafael Nadal 6-3, 6-2, 6-3 Sunday with a display of flawless tennis.

Review: Stefanos Tsitsipas beats Roger Federer in Australian Open Special

Greek tennis player Stefanos Tsitsipas has a major reason to celebrate. He triumphed over Roger Federer in the 2019 Australian Open.

Ominous Serena, Djokovic make Open statements

Melbourne - A focused Serena Williams sent an ominous Australian Open warning with a 49-minute first-round demolition Tuesday as world number one Novak Djokovic destroyed his opponent as he targets a record seventh title.

Tennis match-fixing gang dismantled in Spain: police

Madrid - Spanish police have dismantled a gang that allegedly fixed professional tennis matches, detaining 15 people and probing 68 others including players, one of whom competed in last year's US Open, they said Thursday.

Kvitova attacker faces up to 12 years in prison

Prague - The man who attacked two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova with a knife at her Czech home in December 2016 is facing up to 12 years in prison, a prosecutor's office said Friday.

Topless, singing Serena sparks internet breast cancer stir

Sydney - Tennis superstar Serena Williams caused an internet sensation Sunday by posing topless for a video while singing "I Touch Myself" to raise awareness for breast cancer.

Defiant Australian paper reprints 'racist' Serena cartoon

Melbourne - An Australian newspaper defiantly republished a controversial cartoon of tennis star Serena Williams on its front-page Wednesday, slapping aside "politically correct" accusations that the drawing was racist and sexist.

Major Davis Cup shake-up approved

Orlando - World tennis chiefs on Thursday approved a radical Davis Cup revamp that will overhaul the 118-year-old competition, condensing the annual worldwide showpiece into an 18-team, week-long event.The shake-up for the men's team tournament received 71.

Rapes and beatings: the torments of South Korea's young athletes

Seoul - When Kim Eun-hee was 10 years old, a primary school child with dreams of tennis stardom, her coach raped her for the first time. Then he did it again. And again. And again.The would-be South Korean champion was too young to even know what sex was.

Bouchard battles past Bacsinszky in Gstaad opener

Gstaad - Eugenie Bouchard quelled a home threat at the Gstaad WTA tournament on Tuesday, fighting back to beat Timea Bacsinszky 4-6, 7-6 (7/1), 6-4 for a second-round place.

Review: Novak Djokovic wins 2018 Wimbledon, defeats Kevin Anderson Special

London - On July 15, 2018, Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic won the men's singles at the 2018 Wimbledon Championships, which were held in London.

Wimbledon 2018 to use AI to determine player action shots

The Wimbledon tennis tournament starts in July 2018, and for this year's slam status event IBM will be working with the Lawn Tennis Association to use artificial intelligence to help select the best shots for highlights packages.
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