Tennis

5:49 AM ET The Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) said on Tuesday it is working to boost players’ earnings when the sport resumes and may extend the 2020 season. The season was suspended in early March due to the coronavirus pandemic, leaving players in the lowest tiers without any opportunity to earn a livelihood. 2 Related
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8:17 PM ET ESPN News Services The site of the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York is going to be used for 350 temporary hospital beds and to prepare food packages during the coronavirus pandemic. 2 Related U.S. Tennis Association spokesman Chris Widmaier says an area that houses indoor courts at the Billie Jean
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5:00 PM ET Associated Press MADRID — Athletes and musicians took part in an online global music festival organized by La Liga that raised more than 500,000 euros ($552,000) for the fight against the coronavirus on Saturday. Barcelona’s Gerard Pique, Real Madrid’s Sergio Ramos and tennis star Rafael Nadal were among those who participated in
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1:20 PM ET Associated Press Two-time Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka says she is disappointed that the Olympics in her native Japan were postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic, but she supports the decision to delay the Summer Games to 2021. In a posting Saturday on social media, she said she’s “been thinking about how
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This article was originally published on May 30, 2017. Ah, s—, it’s all happening again.” Roger Federer remembers the moment, the word, with painful clarity. “Again.” He was down 3-1 in the fifth set of the 2017 Australian Open final, losing to Rafael Nadal, his career kryptonite. Nadal, who was 6-0 against Federer in grand
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Mar 27, 2020 ESPN Stats & Information As Serena Williams and the rest of the tennis world are on hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic, ESPN2 will present a 12-hour programming marathon on Friday, highlighting several of Williams’ championship victories over the past two decades. The marathon slate will feature six marquee championship matchups —
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12:50 PM ET Associated Press The All England Club said Wednesday it is still evaluating whether to postpone or cancel Wimbledon because of the coronavirus pandemic and that it plans to make a decision next week. That’s when the club’s main board is scheduled to hold an emergency meeting. Main-draw play at Wimbledon is slated
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9:25 AM ET Roger Federer has joined the list of sports stars helping out during the coronavirus pandemic, with the former world No. 1 and his wife donating $1.02 million to vulnerable families in his native Switzerland. Barcelona forward Lionel Messi and Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola had each donated $1.08m to help clinics and
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10:10 AM ET Rafael Nadal may find himself vying for the French Open men’s singles title under conditions he has never encountered in his previous 12 victories at Roland Garros: the molten sunshine and chilly afternoons of autumn. That’s the plan for now. However, the French Tennis Federation’s (FFT) controversial decision to push the second
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3:37 PM ET The ATP and WTA have jointly announced Wednesday that the suspension of play on both tours has been extended to June 7, a decision that eliminates the entire clay-court swing through Europe. The decision also applies to the ATP Challenger Tour and ITF World Tennis Tour. In addition, the ATP and WTA
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