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World no.1 Ash Barty announces shock retirement at the age of 25

World number one Ashleigh Barty stunned the tennis world Wednesday by announcing her early retirement from the sport at the age of just 25. Barty dropped the bombshell weeks after becoming the first home-grown champion of the Australian Open in 44 years, joining tennis royalty’s most exclusive club with a Grand Slam crown on three […]

All Grand Slams to trial thw final set 10 point tie breaker

All four Grand Slam tennis tournaments will now use a 10-point tiebreaker when matches reach 6-6 in the final set. The Grand Slam Board announced the trial move, taking effect immediately, on behalf of the Australian, French and U.S. Opens and Wimbledon on Wednesday. “The Grand Slam Board’s decision is based on a strong desire […]

Novak Djokovic will be allowed to play at the French Open, says organizers

Novak Djokovic will be allowed to play at the French Open even if he is not vaccinated against COVID-19 as long as the coronavirus situation in France remains stable, organizers said on Wednesday. Russian tennis players, including top-ranked Daniil Medvedev, will also be admitted to play in the tournament but as neutral athletes because of […]

Medvedev crashes out of Indian Wells; loses no.1 ranking

Daniil Medvedev was sent crashing out of the ATP/WTA Indian Wells Masters in a stunning defeat to Gael Monfils on Monday that ended the Russian’s three-week reign as world number one. French world number 28 Monfils produced a vintage performance to down Medvedev 4-6, 6-3, 6-1 in just over two hours to advance to the […]

World no. 1 Ash Barty withdraws from Indian Wells and the Miami Open

World number one Ash Barty on Thursday withdrew from the Indian Wells and the Miami Open tennis tournaments, saying her body has not recovered after her January triumph at the Australian Open. The 25-year-old Australian has struggled with shoulder, back and foot injuries during her career, in which she has won three different Grand Slam […]

France’ new rules could allow Novak Djokovic to play the Ronald Garros

France is easing its vaccination rules later this month, which could pave the way for Novak Djokovic to compete at this year’s French Open. French Prime Minister Jean Castex announced on Thursday that people will no longer have to show proof of vaccination against COVID-19 to access venues such as sports stadiums and restaurants from […]

Bob and Mike Bryan donate to Elina Svitlona’s Ukraine charity

Bob and Mike Bryan, the most successful men’s doubles team in tennis, said on Thursday they will raise funds at this month’s Indian Wells tournament to support Elina Svitolina’s drive to provide humanitarian aid to Ukrainian refugees. Former world number three Svitolina is trying to unite the tennis world behind her country following Russia’s invasion […]

Former world no. 1 Novak Djokovic parts from his coach Marian Vajda

Former world number one Novak Djokovic has split from his coach Marian Vajda for a second time. Serbia’s Djokovic, 34, lost the number one ranking to Russian Daniil Medvedev on Monday. The Serb, a 20-time Grand Slam winner, began working with Slovakian Vajda as a teenager in 2006 and the pair briefly split for one […]