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Russia and Belarusian tennis players banned from competing at Wimbledon amid invasion of Ukraine

Russian and Belarusian players will not be allowed to compete at Wimbledon this year because of the invasion of Ukraine. Men’s world number two Daniil Medvedev of Russia and women’s world number four Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus are the highest-ranked players to be affected. The All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) said it had a […]

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Rafael Nadal suffers stress fracture in one of his ribs, ruled out for up to six weeks

Rafael Nadal, the 21-time grand slam champion, has suffered a stress fracture in one of his ribs and will be out for four to six weeks, the Spaniard announced on Twitter Tuesday. Nadal’s perfect start to 2022 was ended on Sunday by American Taylor Fritz who secured a surprise victory in the final at Indian […]

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Naomi Osaka gets emotional after being heckled during Indian Wells defeat

Former world number one Naomi Osaka was brought to tears by a heckler during her 6-0 6-4 defeat by Veronika Kudermetova at Indian Wells. The four-time Grand Slam winner was taunted in the first set by someone in the crowd yelling “Naomi, you suck”. Osaka was playing her third event since taking a break in […]

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International Tennis Federations suspends Russia and Belarus, cancels events in the countries

Russia and Belarus have been expelled from team events in tennis but individual players, like the men’s world No 1 Daniil Medvedev, will be allowed to play on in tournaments around the world. The International Tennis Federation board on Tuesday decided the response to Russia’s brutal invasion of Ukraine. The meeting followed the announcement by […]

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Tennis star Peng Shuai says her accusation against former Chinese party leader was a ‘huge misunderstanding’

Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai says there has been a “huge misunderstanding” over a post in which she made a sexual assault accusation against a former Chinese party leader. In her first interview with a Western media outlet, she again denied accusing anyone of sexual assault. After the post last year was removed, she wasn’t […]

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35-year-old man guilty of stalking British number one tennis player Emma Raducanu

A 35-year-old man has been found guilty of stalking British number one tennis player Emma Raducanu. Amrit Magar from Edgware was convicted at Bromley Magistrates’ Court on Friday and will be sentenced at a later date. Magar was captured on door camera footage at the 19-year-old player’s south London home, where she lives with her […]

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Australian Open 2022: Ashleigh Barty beats Danielle Collins to become first home singles champion since 1978

Ashleigh Barty became the first home Australian Open champion since 1978 after beating grand slam final debutante Danielle Collins 6-3 7-6 in Saturday’s final. The world No. 1 was utterly dominant throughout the tournament and clinched a historic title without even dropping a set. Australian tennis fans had to wait more than four decades for […]

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Australian Open 2022: Martina Navratilova criticises ban on ‘Where is Peng Shuai?’ t-shirts

Retired tennis star Martina Navratilova blasted a decision by Australian Open organisers to ban T-shirts supporting Chinese player Peng Shuai Security staff had on Friday asked spectators trying to enter the grounds to remove T-shirts saying “Where is Peng Shuai?”. Ms Peng disappeared for weeks after accusing a top Chinese official of sexual misconduct in […]

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Sania Mirza: Indian tennis star announces retirement after 2022 season

Former Wimbledon doubles champion Sania Mirza, one of India’s most celebrated sports stars, has announced she will retire from tennis after 2022. Mirza’s comments came after her first-round loss in the women’s doubles in the Australian Open, reports said. “I’ve decided that this will be my last season. I’m taking it week by week. Not […]

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Federal court upholds Novak Djokovic’s deportation ahead of Australian Open

Novak Djokovic will be deported from Australia ahead of the Australian Open after the full federal court dismissed the world No 1’s bid to restore his visa. On Sunday the court rejected a challenge to the decision of Australian immigration minister, Alex Hawke, to cancel the visa on the basis Djokovic’s presence in Australia might […]

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Novak Djokovic: Australia cancels tennis players’ visa for the second time

Novak Djokovic is set to be detained on Saturday after Australia cancelled his visa for a second time, in a row over his right to remain in the country unvaccinated. The decision on “health and good order” grounds means he faces deportation and a three-year visa ban. Djokovic’s lawyers called the decision “patently irrational” and […]

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Tennis star Novak Djokovic admits to breaking isolation while being Covid-19 positive

Tennis star Novak Djokovic admitted there were mistakes on his immigration forms and to meeting a journalist despite testing positive for Covid, as Australia mulls deporting him. Djokovic made the admissions in an Instagram post to clarify “ongoing misinformation” about his movements. The men’s tennis number one is hoping to play in the Australian Open […]