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Osaka to consider skipping Wimbledon after tournament stripped of ranking points
# Thinking It Over
# Thinking It Over

Osaka to consider skipping Wimbledon after tournament stripped of ranking points

May 23rd 2022, 2:20 PM 5,593 Views 2 Comments

No points will be offered at this year’s tournament after Wimbledon chiefs banned Russian and Belarusian players from competing.

Wimbledon stripped of ATP ranking points after decision to ban Russian players
# Sw19
# Sw19

Wimbledon stripped of ATP ranking points after decision to ban Russian players

May 20th 2022, 8:32 PM 7,602 Views 11 Comments

Wimbledon chairman Ian Hewitt said the UK Government had left them with “no viable alternative” following invasion of Ukraine.

WTA still 'concerned' over Peng Shuai after new denial
# Response
# Response

WTA still 'concerned' over Peng Shuai after new denial

Feb 7th 2022, 7:49 PM 2,525 Views 0 Comments

The Chinese tennis player has issued a further denial of sexual assault allegations.

# wta - Last year 2021

ATP expresses concern for Peng Shuai but does not suspend tournaments in China
# Stopping Short
# Stopping Short

ATP expresses concern for Peng Shuai but does not suspend tournaments in China

Dec 2nd 2021, 7:38 PM 2,942 Views 18 Comments

Concerns for the welfare of Peng have prompted a rare show of unity in tennis, but so far that does not look set to extend to a sport-wide boycott of China.

Women's Tennis Association suspends all tournaments in China over Peng Shuai concerns
# Peng Shuai
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# Peng Shuai

Women's Tennis Association suspends all tournaments in China over Peng Shuai concerns

Dec 1st 2021, 8:14 PM 18,935 Views 8 Comments

The WTA is concerned about Peng following her accusations of sexual assault against a powerful politician.

Women's Tennis Association: 'concerns raised' for Peng Shuai after Chinese media letter
# China
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# China

Women's Tennis Association: 'concerns raised' for Peng Shuai after Chinese media letter

Nov 18th 2021, 8:58 AM 16,134 Views 0 Comments

Peng, a former Wimbledon and French Open doubles champion, has not been heard from for two weeks.

Concern grows for missing Chinese tennis star after letter allegedly from player is published
# Worry
# Worry

Concern grows for missing Chinese tennis star after letter allegedly from player is published

Nov 17th 2021, 10:37 PM 7,081 Views 0 Comments

Peng Shuai has not been heard from since alleging that a Chinese politician sexually assaulted her.

Unvaccinated players can compete at Australian Open: leaked email
# Change Of Heart
# Change Of Heart

Unvaccinated players can compete at Australian Open: leaked email

Oct 25th 2021, 10:19 AM 2,649 Views 1 Comment

The email contradicts officials’ earlier statements implying unvaccinated players would not be granted visas.

WTA says players have responsibility to do media as Naomi Osaka begins boycott
# French Open
# French Open

WTA says players have responsibility to do media as Naomi Osaka begins boycott

May 28th 2021, 3:04 PM 4,124 Views 8 Comments

Osaka’s decision not to do any press during the French Open has been the talk of tennis.

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Federer 'devastated' at Wimbledon cancellation
# Tennis
# Tennis

Federer 'devastated' at Wimbledon cancellation

Apr 1st 2020, 8:09 PM 8,985 Views 9 Comments

Tennis stars have reacted with dismay to the news that Wimbledon has been cancelled for 2020.

French Open rescheduled, Roland-Garros officials confirm
# Another Postponement
# Another Postponement

French Open rescheduled, Roland-Garros officials confirm

Mar 17th 2020, 4:50 PM 11,162 Views 1 Comment

The French Open was due to start in May but the Grand Slam will now take place in September due to coronavirus.

'Barty Party' over as Kenin reaches maiden slam final against Muguruza
# Down To Two
# Down To Two

'Barty Party' over as Kenin reaches maiden slam final against Muguruza

Jan 30th 2020, 8:17 AM 4,536 Views 0 Comments

Sofia Kenin became the first American other than a Williams sister to progress to the Australian Open final since Lindsay Davenport in 2005.

Ash Barty beats Kvitova to end 36-year wait
# Ace
# Ace

Ash Barty beats Kvitova to end 36-year wait

Jan 28th 2020, 8:18 AM 4,800 Views 0 Comments

The home favourite proved too good for Petra Kvitova in the Australian Open quarter-finals.

Remarkable Australian Open run of 15-year-old Coco Gauff comes to an end
# Tennis
# Tennis

Remarkable Australian Open run of 15-year-old Coco Gauff comes to an end

Updated Jan 26th 2020, 1:34 PM 11,734 Views 0 Comments

Meanwhile, Novak Djokovic remains on course for a record-extending eighth Australian Open title.

'I just couldn’t breathe anymore' - Tennis player abandons Australian Open match played in thick smoke
# Poor Air Conditions
# Poor Air Conditions

'I just couldn’t breathe anymore' - Tennis player abandons Australian Open match played in thick smoke

Jan 14th 2020, 8:04 AM 47,149 Views 15 Comments

Slovenian Dalila Jakupovic had a coughing fit on court at Melbourne Park and was forced to retire.

Serena Williams ends three-year title drought in Auckland
# Winning Ways
# Winning Ways

Serena Williams ends three-year title drought in Auckland

Jan 12th 2020, 12:37 PM 5,824 Views 2 Comments

Williams beat fellow American Jessica Pegula 6-3 6-4 in the women’s final in New Zealand.

2010 French Open winner 'back in action' following cancer diagnosis
# Recovery
# Recovery

2010 French Open winner 'back in action' following cancer diagnosis

Dec 13th 2019, 8:33 PM 4,766 Views 1 Comment

Francesca Schiavone originally retired last year after 22 seasons in the sport.

'I'll remember this day for the rest of my life' - Teenage star Gauff wins first WTA title
# Breakthrough
# Breakthrough

'I'll remember this day for the rest of my life' - Teenage star Gauff wins first WTA title

Oct 13th 2019, 4:29 PM 6,404 Views 5 Comments

The 15-year-old triumphed in the final in Linz against Jelena Ostapenko.

Homework first for 15-year-old sensation Gauff before maiden WTA semi-final
# Coco
# Coco

Homework first for 15-year-old sensation Gauff before maiden WTA semi-final

Oct 11th 2019, 8:31 PM 2,935 Views 0 Comments

More history for the American teen, who upended the top seed to become the youngest semi-finalist in 15 years.

Williams slams 'inexcusable' performance as wait for record-equalling win goes on
# US Open
# US Open

Williams slams 'inexcusable' performance as wait for record-equalling win goes on

Sep 8th 2019, 9:20 AM 9,862 Views 15 Comments

Teenager Bianca Andreescu stunned the American in Saturday’s final.

'I saw she was tearing up' - Osaka shares poignant moment with teen star Gauff after US Open battle
# Nice Gesture
# Nice Gesture

'I saw she was tearing up' - Osaka shares poignant moment with teen star Gauff after US Open battle

Sep 1st 2019, 10:19 AM 11,476 Views 2 Comments

The defending champion did not want to see the young American leave the court sad.

Wimbledon star Coco Gauff receives US Open wildcard
# Flushing Meadows
# Flushing Meadows

Wimbledon star Coco Gauff receives US Open wildcard

Aug 13th 2019, 5:50 PM 3,290 Views 0 Comments

The 15-year-old American will get another chance at her home grand slam.

'The worst months of my life' - Former world number one opens up about tennis struggles
# Looking Forward
# Looking Forward

'The worst months of my life' - Former world number one opens up about tennis struggles

Aug 1st 2019, 11:15 AM 9,182 Views 4 Comments

Naomi Osaka says she hasn’t had much fun playing the sport since her Australian Open triumph.

'A lifetime experience': Serena refuses to rule out future Murray pairing
# Mixed Doubles
# Mixed Doubles

'A lifetime experience': Serena refuses to rule out future Murray pairing

Jul 11th 2019, 9:09 AM 5,247 Views 2 Comments

Although their Wimbledon dream came to an end, Williams and Murray are keen to play with each other again.

Wimbledon greats Serena and Murray thrill in mixed doubles opener
# First Look
# First Look

Wimbledon greats Serena and Murray thrill in mixed doubles opener

Jul 6th 2019, 9:10 PM 10,424 Views 4 Comments

The pair teamed up for the first time to good effect on Saturday, winning in Wimbledon’s mixed doubles.

'I hope Beyonce saw that. I'd love to go to a concert,' says Wimbledon's 15-year-old star
# Dream Come True
# Dream Come True

'I hope Beyonce saw that. I'd love to go to a concert,' says Wimbledon's 15-year-old star

Jul 6th 2019, 9:16 AM 9,002 Views 12 Comments

Cori Gauff saw off Polona Hercog with a stunning fightback on Friday evening.

15-year-old makes Wimbledon history by earning main-draw spot
# Prodigy
# Prodigy

15-year-old makes Wimbledon history by earning main-draw spot

Jun 27th 2019, 8:38 PM 14,235 Views 6 Comments

Cori Gauff is the youngest women to qualify for the singles event in the Open Era.

Wimbledon puts Federer ahead of Nadal in controversial seedings move
# Sw19
# Sw19

Wimbledon puts Federer ahead of Nadal in controversial seedings move

Jun 26th 2019, 12:23 PM 6,345 Views 10 Comments

It’s been confirmed that the Spaniard will be seeded behind Roger Federer this year despite their world ranking positions.

'These four women have played so well and earned their right to play on the biggest stage'
# Washout
# Washout

'These four women have played so well and earned their right to play on the biggest stage'

Jun 6th 2019, 10:01 PM 6,954 Views 3 Comments

Sexism row stirs as women’s French Open semi-finals are moved away from showpiece court in ‘unfair and inappropriate’ rescheduling.

Sloane Stephens exits French Open as magnificent Konta books first semi-final place
# Roland Garros
# Roland Garros

Sloane Stephens exits French Open as magnificent Konta books first semi-final place

Jun 4th 2019, 3:33 PM 3,894 Views 3 Comments

Stephens’ hopes of going one better than last year in Paris were ended by an inspired Johanna Konta.

Osaka: First-round scare was the most nervous I've ever been on court
# Me Nerves
# Me Nerves

Osaka: First-round scare was the most nervous I've ever been on court

May 28th 2019, 8:30 PM 3,624 Views 0 Comments

The 21-year-old has attributed her sloppy display on Tuesday to the kind of nerves she has not yet experienced in her career.

Injured Serena withdraws in Rome ahead of Williams sisters clash
# Out Of Action
# Out Of Action

Injured Serena withdraws in Rome ahead of Williams sisters clash

Updated May 14th 2019, 7:18 PM 5,118 Views 3 Comments

Serena and Venus Williams were due to meet in the second round at the Foro Italico 21 years after their only other clash in Rome.

Naomi Osaka upset in first match as world number one days after splitting from coach
# Defeat
# Defeat

Naomi Osaka upset in first match as world number one days after splitting from coach

Feb 19th 2019, 6:25 PM 5,969 Views 1 Comment

Playing as world number one without a full-time coach, Osaka crashed out of the Dubai Tennis Championships.

World number one Osaka splits with coach after recent success
# Shock
# Shock

World number one Osaka splits with coach after recent success

Feb 12th 2019, 8:46 AM 4,821 Views 1 Comment

The Australian Open champion enjoyed a breakthrough 2018 alongside Sascha Bajin but the two have parted ways.

'I'm used to it now' – Australian Open champ Osaka becoming slam specialist
# Glory Glory
# Glory Glory

'I'm used to it now' – Australian Open champ Osaka becoming slam specialist

Jan 27th 2019, 9:17 AM 11,424 Views 2 Comments

The 21-year-old compared her slam victories following Saturday’s success in Melbourne.

World number one felt like she was 'hit by a train' during Serena Williams defeat
# Hard Lines
# Hard Lines

World number one felt like she was 'hit by a train' during Serena Williams defeat

Jan 21st 2019, 3:59 PM 8,390 Views 2 Comments

Simona Halep is taking the positives as she bows out of the Australian Open while Williams advances to the quarter-finals.

Maria Sharapova refuses to answer reporters' questions after Melbourne exit
# Tension
# Tension

Maria Sharapova refuses to answer reporters' questions after Melbourne exit

Jan 20th 2019, 7:17 PM 17,630 Views 8 Comments

It was a forgettable day for 2008 champion, as she crashed out of the Australian Open.

Sharapova stuns Wozniacki as ice man Federer ploughs on
# Aussie Open
# Aussie Open

Sharapova stuns Wozniacki as ice man Federer ploughs on

Jan 18th 2019, 7:54 AM 6,542 Views 16 Comments

In their first meeting since 2015, Sharapova overpowered the Dane.

Serena Williams calls first round Australian Open rout 'the greatest win' of her career
# Claim
# Claim

Serena Williams calls first round Australian Open rout 'the greatest win' of her career

Jan 15th 2019, 8:07 AM 5,461 Views 1 Comment

Serena Williams, who is seeking an eighth Australian Open title, revelled in her 6-0 6-2 demolition of Tatjana Maria in Melbourne.

Sharapova remorseless after dishing out double-bagel defeat to tearful British qualifier Dart
# Australian Open
# Australian Open

Sharapova remorseless after dishing out double-bagel defeat to tearful British qualifier Dart

Jan 14th 2019, 9:50 AM 8,747 Views 9 Comments

Maria Sharapova was in a ruthless mood following her demolition of Harriet Dart in round one of the Australian Open.

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