ATP describes Wimbledon’s impending ban of Russian, Belarusian players as discrimination

Daniil Medvedev in action during his mens singles' fourth round match against Hubert Hurkacz on day eight of Wimbledon at The All England Lawn Tennis...

After announcing their controversial decision earlier today, Wimbledon chiefs have been accused of discrimination after banning Russian and Belarusian players from this year’s Championships – direct sanctions due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. This would mean players such as Daniil Medvedev, Aryna Sabalenka and Andrey Rublev wouldn’t be allowed to compete.
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Australian Open 2022: Swiatek, Kanepi, Tsitsipas win ugly after Cornet makes history on Day 8

Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas celebrates after beating Taylor Fritz of the US in their men's singles match at the Australian Open tennis tournament in...

Iga Swiatek, Kaia Kanepi and Stefanos Tsitsipas all had to recover from losing positions before punching their ticket into the Australian Open last-eight, after French veteran Alize Cornet stunned Simona Halep in three sets to reach her first Major quarter-final, on her 63rd attempt.
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Australian Open 2022: Sabalenka surges into week two after another gritty comeback win on Day 6

Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus celebrates winning match point in her third round singles match against Marketa Vondrousova of Czech Republic during day...

Despite questions over her patchy form and serving issues, Aryna Sabalenka [2] once again recovered from a precarious situation to ultimately prove too much vs. 2019 Roland Garros runner-up Marketa Vondrousova [31] in the early hours on Saturday. Post-match, she joked about only serving ten double-faults here, an improvement from a rough 19 from her R2 victory over China’s Xinyu Wang. Up next? Kaia Kanepi, entering uncharted territory in Melbourne…
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Australian Open 2022: Muguruza, Kontaveit both lose as shocks flow across Day 4

Garbine Muguruza of Spain in action against Alize Cornet of France during their second round match of the Australian Open Tennis Tournament at...

Garbine Muguruza’s pursuit of an elusive Australian Open title continues after Alize Cornet stunned the WTA Finals champion. Elsewhere, Anett Kontaveit (#6) and Diego Schwartzman (#13) were among the latest seeds to fall, while US Open semi-finalist Aryna Sabalenka had to save her blushes before disappointing three-set defeats for Andy Murray and Emma Raducanu.
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Anett Kontaveit astonished by top 10 rankings surge, but she really shouldn’t be

Anett Kontaveit of Estonia competes in her women's final match against Ekaterina Alexandrova of Russia during on Day Seven of the VTB Kremlin Cup at...

Having sown the seeds for her progression last year with new career-high Grand Slam finishes in Melbourne and Flushing Meadows, Estonian rising star Anett Kontaveit [9] is said to be in disbelief after surpassing Tunisia’s Ons Jabeur to officially qualify for next week’s WTA Finals – another career first as her resume continues to blossom. There’s no reason she should be. Continue reading

US Open 2021: Fernandez vs. Raducanu in battle of first-time teenage Slam finalists

Teenagers Fernandez, Raducanu gunning for first Grand Slam final

Another day, more history made at this year’s US Open. Two teenagers will contest Saturday’s Grand Slam Final, on their main draw debuts no less, when Canada’s Leylah Fernandez and British qualifier Emma Raducanu duel this weekend. The latter dropped just five games vs. Maria Sakkari (#17), after Fernandez outlasted Aryna Sabalenka (#2) in a three-set battle. Continue reading

US Open 2021: Three new semi-finalists confirmed but Day 9 sadly fizzles out

Leylah Fernandez of Canada waves to the crowd after defeating Elina Svitolina of Ukraine during her Women's Singles quarterfinals match on Day Nine...

Although an unspectacular semi-final and contrasting injuries saw the night session finish within a flash on Day 9, three new Grand Slam semi-finalists were sealed – two for the first time – as 19-year-old Leylah Fernandez’s dizzying tournament continued with a dramatic win over Elina Svitolina, before compatriot Felix Auger-Aliassime fended off Carlos Alcaraz overnight.
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Tokyo Olympics: After seizing gold for Swiss, can Belinda Bencic build on this?

Gold medallist Switzerland's Belinda Bencic poses with her medal during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games women's singles tennis medal ceremony at the...

After earning a 7-5, 2-6, 6-3 win over 2019 Roland Garros finalist Marketa Vondrousova, Belinda Bencic is an Olympic gold medallist. Having also clinched silver in the doubles alongside Viktorija Golubic, the 24-year-old must believe this memorable moment is the first of many in a career that has already promised much but delivered infrequently in Grand Slam competition. Continue reading

Tokyo Olympics: Naomi Osaka eases into R3, is happy again and fulfilling a dream

Naomi Osaka of Team Japan celebrates after match point in her Women's Singles Second Round match against Viktorija Golubic of Team Switzerland on day...

After earning straight-sets victories against China’s Saisai Zheng and last month’s Wimbledon quarter-finalist Viktorija Golubic, world number two Naomi Osaka revealed she was in a better place mentally since taking a break from the tour. Having returned at home in Tokyo, the 23-year-old said she’s putting pressure on herself to perform after lacking match practice of late.
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