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Naomi Osaka: Japanese tennis superstar suffers shocking exit in home Olympics

Japanese superstar Naomi Osaka suffered a surprise exit in her home Olympics as Czech Marketa Vondrousova earned a straight-set win in Tokyo. Osaka, 23, has been one of the faces of the Games in the Japanese capital and had the honour of lighting the Olympic cauldron in last week’s opening ceremony But the four-time Grand […]

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Wimbledon 2021: Novak Djokovic wins 20th Grand Slam title by defeating Matteo Berrettini

Novak Djokovic joined Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal on twenty Grand Slam wins when he claimed his sixth Wimbledon title against Italy’s Matteo Berrettini on Sunday. The 34-year-old Serb won 6-7 (4-7) 6-4 6-4 6-3 in front of a passionate and vocal 15,000 crowd on Centre Court. Seventh seed Berrettini, 25, received loud backing but […]

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Wimbledon 2021: Ashleigh Barty beats Karolina Pliskova to win maiden title

Ashleigh Barty won her maiden Wimbledon title as she beat Karolina Pliskova in the final to become the first Australian women’s champion for 41 years. Barty won the first 14 points to take early charge in a 6-3 6-7 (4-7) 6-3 win on the 50th anniversary of idol Evonne Goolagong Cawley’s maiden win here. “This […]

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Serena Williams to skip delayed 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Serena Williams has confirmed she will skip the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The 23-time grand slam champion speaking to reporters a day before the start of the 2021 Wimbledon Championships, Williams said on Sunday: “I’m actually not on the Olympic list … not that I’m aware of. And if so, then I shouldn’t be on it.” […]

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Tennis star Naomi Osaka withdraws from Wimbledon but plans to return at Tokyo Olympics

Tennis star Naomi Osaka has withdrawn from this year’s Wimbledon but is planning on returning at the Tokyo Olympics, according to her agent Stuart Duguid. “Naomi won’t be playing Wimbledon this year. She is taking some personal time with friends and family,” Duguid said in a statement on Thursday. “She will be ready for the […]

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Rafael Nadal pulls out of Wimbledon and Tokyo Olympics ‘to prolong his career’

Rafael Nadal has announced he is pulling out of Wimbledon and the Tokyo Olympics. In a statement posted on his official Twitter page, the 20-time grand slam champion said: “It’s never an easy decision to take but after listening to my body and discuss it with my team I understand that it is the right […]

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French Open 2021: Novak Djokovic defeats Stefanos Tsitsipas in thrilling final

Novak Djokovic beat Stefanos Tsitsipas in a thrilling French Open final on Sunday. Djokovic came back from two sets down in a grand slam final for the first time in his career. 22-year-old Greek star, Tsitsipas, appearing in only his first grand slam final, displayed experience and poise beyond his years to race into a […]

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French Open 2021: Barbora Krejcikova wins singles Grand Slam title in Paris

Barbora Krejcikova claimed her first major title in a hard-fought French Open final. Unseeded Czech¬†Krejcikova, 25, won 6-1 2-6 6-4 against Russian 31st seed Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova at Roland Garros. The former doubles world number one has won the title on her fifth appearance in a Grand Slam singles draw. On Sunday, Krejcikova has the chance […]

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Roger Federer withdraws from French Open keeping knee trouble and Wimbledon in mind

Former world number one Roger Federer withdrew from the French Open on Sunday, a day after winning a tough third-round match, opting to save himself for the grass-court season at Wimbledon. “After discussions with my team, I decided that I should withdraw from the French Open today,” Federer said in a statement released by the […]

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Yana Sizikova: Russian tennis player arrested on allegations of match fixing in French Open

Russian tennis player Yana Sizikova was arrested in Paris for sports corruption and fraud in an organized group. She was arrested and taken into custody on Thursday for “sports corruption and fraud in an organized group, concerning acts that may have been committed in September 2020,” according to the Paris prosecutor’s office. Sizikova was arrested […]

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‘I never wanted to be a distraction’: Tennis star Naomi Osaka withdraws from French Open

Tennis star Naomi Osaka on Monday withdrew from the French Open after refusing to speak to the media at the grand slam. The four-time major winner posted a statement on Twitter saying she was pulling out so that “everyone can get back to focusing on the tennis going on in Paris,” adding that she would […]

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French Open organisers threaten to expel Naomi Osaka for refusing to speak to media

World number two Naomi Osaka faces expulsion from the French Open if she continues to refuse to speak to the media, Grand Slam organisers said. Japan’s Osaka said last week she will not give any news conferences during the Grand Slam because she wants to protect her mental health. She was fined $15,000 for not […]