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US Open ‘seriously considered’ copying Wimbledon as Ukraine pledge comes to light

US Open organisers have revealed that they “seriously considered” copying Wimbledon’s ban on Russian and Belarusian players following the invasion of Ukraine. The news comes as the United States Tennis Association has announced the sport’s largest fundraiser event for Ukraine, a charity match to be held on the country’s independence day of August 24. The […]

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Dewsbury youngster set to play at Wimbledon in finals of national tennis event

Neo Hodkinson will be among the junior tennis players from across the UK taking part in the national finals of the LTA and AELTC’s grassroots tournament Play Your Way to Wimbledon, Powered by Vodafone, at The All England Lawn Tennis Club. Talented players aged 18 and under have battled it out in county and regional […]

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Tennis-Azarenka withdraws from Toronto Open due to visa rejection | Sports-Games

Belarussian Victoria Azarenka will not play in the WTA 1000 tournament in Toronto next week after her visa application was rejected, the twice grand slam champion said on Twitter https://twitter.com/vika7/status/1556302134928441345. The 33-year-old, ranked 20th in the world, also missed Wimbledon in June due to a ban on Belarussian players. The tennis governing bodies have banned […]

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Henman backing Play Your Way to Wimbledon to fire tennis’ accessibility to even greater heights

British tennis star Tim Henman believes Play Your Way to Wimbledon provides a vital opportunity for young children to get involved in the sport. Play Your Way to Wimbledon, powered by Vodafone, has seen thousands of children aged 11-18 take part in singles and doubles competitions across the UK with the chance to play on […]

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Serena Williams Plans Her Post-Tennis ‘Second Career’ With Venture Capitalist Firm

Photo: Daniel Leal (Getty Images) When it comes to tennis, Serena Williams is the unquestioned GOAT. The 23-time Grand Slam champion has nothing left to prove. Of course, that doesn’t stop commentators from constantly bringing up her age every time she steps on the court. Yes, she’s 40, but it turns out, that’s not actually […]

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Wimbledon row erupts as local residents raise concerns over extension plans

“Therefore, central to our proposals is the creation of a new 9.4-hectare park that will open to the public previously private land, as well as a new boardwalk around Wimbledon Park Lake,” said the AELTC in an update, per London News Online. “We believe these benefits, alongside others such as an increase in biodiversity of […]

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Emma Raducanu defends decision to publicly support Nick Kyrgios at Wimbledon

“I’m glad that I have those supporters. If she loves watching my tennis, that’s great. I enjoy watching her tennis, as well. But I think that was just a bit of a payback for how much I’ve kind of stuck up for her in the media.” The pair are set to cross paths in Washington […]

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BBC may face Wimbledon grumbles after already being made to regret one Sue Barker decision

The BBC will be hoping to avoid a repeat of the backlash they received recently when selecting a replacement for Sue Barker in their Wimbledon coverage. The TV icon stepped down from her role as the anchor of their two-week long broadcast this year, rejecting a three-year contract extension to retire – and the broadcaster […]

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‘Would have won’ – Nick Kyrgios’ bold Wimbledon final claim after US Open setback

Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios believes he would have won the 2022 Wimbledon final if he was playing against anyone other than Novak Djokovic.  Kyrgios was featuring in his first Grand Slam final and managed to win the first set before being unable to stop Djokovic’s charge to another title as the Serbian won 4-6 […]

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Players to watch and a guide to the Winston-Salem Open tennis tournament

STAFF REPORT The field for the ATP Tour’s Winston-Salem Open tennis tournament will include former champions and a handful of young players trying to move up in the ranks alongside tournament veterans Daniil Medvedev, the 2018 champion who is ranked No. 1, or last year’s semifinalist Carlos Alcaraz, who is now No. 5. About the […]