Tennis

7:44 AM ET Associated Press Tennis great Goran Ivanisevic says he has tested positive for the coronavirus. The former Wimbledon champion coaches top-ranked Novak Djokovic and was at the recent Adria Tour exhibition series in Serbia and Croatia. Djokovic and three other players have also tested positive for the virus after playing in the events.
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2:44 PM ET Associated Press Venus Williams has signed up to play World TeamTennis for the 15th time, the league announced Thursday. Williams will be a member of the Washington Kastles, one of nine teams that will gather at a resort in West Virginia for a three-week season starting July 12. Matches normally are played
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6:57 AM ET World no. 3 Dominic Thiem is “extremely sorry” for the way players conducted themselves at Novak Djokovic‘s Adria Tour exhibition event after which four players tested positive for coronavirus, the Austrian said on Thursday. Djokovic, Grigor Dimitrov, Borna Coric and Viktor Troicki tested positive after playing in the charity tournament in Serbia
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4:38 PM ET Associated Press The University of Northern Colorado will discontinue the men’s and women’s tennis programs as part of a cost-saving effort due to budget shortfalls created by the coronavirus pandemic. The school located in Greeley, Colorado, will now sponsor 17 intercollegiate athletic programs, including nine women’s sports. Northern Colorado says it will
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2:38 PM ET Associated Press NEW YORK — The U.S. Tennis Association changed its plans and now will include wheelchair competition at this year’s scaled-down US Open after athletes complained about the original decision to drop their event. The USTA announced Wednesday that wheelchair tennis will be played at Flushing Meadows from Sept. 10-13, the
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3:48 AM ET Associated Press MELBOURNE, Australia — Tennis players in Australia will have a chance to compete for prize money for the first time since March in a UTR pro series starting this weekend in Sydney and continuing in city hubs across the country from next week. Top-ranked Ashleigh Barty is unlikely to compete,
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8:07 AM ET ESPN News Services BELGRADE, Serbia — Novak Djokovic says he has tested positive for the coronavirus. The news comes after three players tested positive for the coronavirus after participating in Djokovic’s Adria Tour of exhibition matches. Viktor Troicki, Grigor Dimitrov and Borna Coric all tested positive, prompting Djokovic to say that he
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5:36 AM ET World No.1 Novak Djokovic should put his hand up and accept responsibility after three players tested positive for coronavirus while participating in his Adria Tour exhibition tournament, Briton Dan Evans said on Monday. Grigor Dimitrov, a three-time Grand Slam semifinalist from Bulgaria, announced on Sunday he had tested positive for the coronavirus.
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12:39 PM ET Associated Press The ATP men’s tennis tour says it is continuing to “plan and adjust” its precautions and protocols related to the coronavirus pandemic with an eye to its planned Aug. 14 resumption of competition. The tour issued a statement Monday following word that two top-35 players tested positive for COVID-19 after
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6:52 AM ET Australian Nick Kyrgios has labelled the decision to go ahead with the Adria Tour as “boneheaded” after Borna Coric became the second tennis player to confirm that he tested positive for the coronavirus on Monday. The exhibition event in Croatia, organised by world No. 1 Novak Djokovic, was cancelled on Sunday after
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3:14 PM ET Associated Press Grigor Dimitrov said Sunday he has tested positive for the coronavirus, leading to the cancellation of an exhibition event in Croatia where top-ranked Novak Djokovic was scheduled to play. Dimitrov, ranked No. 19 and a three-time Grand Slam semifinalist, is the highest-profile current player to say he has the virus,
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3:57 PM ET Associated Press There might be wheelchair tennis competition at the 2020 US Open, after all. The U.S. Tennis Association acknowledged Friday it should have consulted wheelchair athletes before announcing their events at Flushing Meadows were being canceled — and now is willing to change its stance. USTA spokesman Chris Widmaier said in
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11:32 AM ET Associated Press LONDON — Tennis authorities suspended Venezuelan referee Armando Belardi for two years and six months on Friday for not reporting approaches to him to alter match scores. Belardi was approached twice in 2018 by unidentified parties, the Tennis Integrity Unit said. The investigation found that Belardi did not alter the
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3:45 PM ET Novak Djokovic, the No. 1-ranked player in tennis and president of the ATP Player Council, is less reluctant to play the US Open now that USTA officials have provided a clearer look at the safety precautions designed to lower the risk of players and others contracting the coronavirus. The USTA on Wednesday
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11:17 PM ET Tennis Australia have offered their support to Dylan Alcott over his disappointment at the wheelchair events being cut from the U.S. Open and said they were optimistic of running a full programme at January’s Australian Open. Australian Alcott, who has won 10 Grand Slam wheelchair singles titles including two at Flushing Meadows,
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