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France announces return of tennis in July despite lockdown

PARIS: French tennis announced a cautious step out of the coronavirus lockdown on Saturday with the announcement of the return of professional tournaments in July including a mini-tour on the Riviera. The idea of a small tour in the south has been pushed for a while by former French professional ...

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Novak Djokovic opposes compulsory coronavirus vaccination

LONDON: The world number one tennis plyer ,Novak Djokovic faces a dilemma if it becomes compulsory for players to get vaccinated before they can begin competing once the tennis season resumes following the hiatus created by the coronavirus pandemic, the world number one said. “Personally I am opposed to vaccination ...

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Pliskova wins Italian Open for biggest clay title of career

ROME: Karolina Pliskova captured the biggest clay-court title of her career by beating Johanna Konta 6-3, 6-4 Sunday in the Italian Open final. Adding to a very consistent year from the 2016 U.S. Open runner-up, the victory will move Pliskova up to No. 2 in the rankings and makes her ...

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Novak Djokovic wins his 3rd Madrid Open title

MADRID: Novak Djokovic celebrated a lot more than a record-tying 33rd Masters 1000 title at the Madrid Open. Djokovic left the Spanish capital feeling pretty good about his game, too, carrying a lot of confidence into the rest of the clay-court season. The top-ranked Djokovic earned a comfortable 6-3, 6-4 ...

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Soo stuns Toglukdemir in ITF Pakistan World Jr Tennis Championship

ISLAMABAD: Unseeded Soo Han Jang of Korea stunned top seed Mina Toglukdemir (TUR) in straight sets in the Syed Tajammul Abbas ITF Pakistan World Junior Ranking Tennis Championship 2019 matches here at Senator Dilawar Abbas PTF Complex. In other upsets of the day, unseeded Korean Ji Hyun Kang shocked second ...

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Tearful former champ Azarenka determined to end slump

MELBOURNE: A despondent Victoria Azarenka has vowed to fight her way out of a career-threatening slump and recapture the form that delivered her two Australian Open titles. The former world number one was dumped from the season-opening Grand Slam in a gut-wrenching loss to little-known German Laura Siegemund late Tuesday ...

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Australian Open could be last, says retiring Andy Murray

LONDON: Britain’s Andy Murray says he plans to retire after this year’s Wimbledon but fears next week’s Australian Open could be the final tournament of his career. The three-time Grand Slam winner, who is struggling to recover from hip surgery, was in tears at a news conference in Melbourne on ...

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World number one Halep stunned in Sydney

World number one Simona Halep’s preparations for next week’s Australian Open suffered a huge setback Wednesday when she was bundled out of the Sydney International at the first hurdle. The Romanian hadn’t played since withdrawing from the WTA Finals in October with a herniated disc, and was no match for ...

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Maria Sharapova progresses at Shenzhen WTA

BEIJING: Former world number one Maria Sharapova qualified for the quarter-finals of the Shenzhen WTA after struggling against China´s great tennis hope Wang Xinyu, who was forced to retire from the match in pain. The fifth-seed Russian was surprised early on by the power of her 17-year-old opponent, who took ...

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