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Disappointed Naomi Osaka supports Olympics delay

[ad_1] Two-time Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka says she is disappointed that the Olympics in her native Japan were postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic, but she supports the decision to delay the Summer Games to 2021.In a posting Saturday on social media, she said she's "been thinking about how to articulate my thoughts on this for a couple of days now."The decision to push back the games from July
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French Open postponement shakes up the status quo in tennis

[ad_1] Rafael Nadal may find himself vying for the French Open men's singles title under conditions he has never encountered in his previous 12 victories at Roland Garros: the molten sunshine and chilly afternoons of autumn.That's the plan for now. However, the French Tennis Federation's (FFT) controversial decision to push the second Grand Slam of the year into a fall time slot is fraught with conflicts and problems that could
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How will ATP and WTA players respond when tennis resumes?

[ad_1] The outbreak of the coronavirus created the first major disruption of the tennis tours since World War II. With luck, the interruption will be a lot shorter this time, but the disordering of events is picking up pace. French Open officials announced Tuesday that the second Grand Slam event of the year, which traditionally starts during the final week of May, will be played Sept. 20 to Oct. 4.The
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BNP Paribas Open won’t be played because of the coronavirus

[ad_1] The BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament, set to begin this week, has been called off after a case of the new coronavirus was confirmed in the Coachella Valley in Southern California.The Riverside County Public Health Department declared a public health emergency Sunday for the desert cities 110 miles east of Los Angeles, including Indian Wells, where the ATP and WTA tours were to play the two-week tournament starting Wednesday."There
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Petra Kvitova trending up, Daniil Medvedev down as tennis’ wild month begins

[ad_1] The weeks following the Australian Open have produced some major surprises, including Roger Federer's decision to undergo minor knee surgery (he'll be gone until Wimbledon), the retirement of Maria Sharapova and a new setback in the comeback of Andy Murray.One hopes the revelations in the coming weeks will be mostly on the scoreboard during the upcoming "Sunshine Double," the combined mega-events at Indian Wells and Miami. Qualifying for Indian
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Maria Sharapova’s legacy is a polarizing one — for fans and fellow players

[ad_1] Maria Sharapova is nothing if not knowledgeable about herself.For as long as she has been in the public eye, she remained true to that pared-down, hyper-aggressive game (oh, that piercing war cry when she struck the ball!) that earned her a career Grand Slam, albeit one with an asterisk applied due to her late-career suspension for doping. Sharapova is also tough and savvy, endowed with the ability and determination
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Australian Open winner Sofia Kenin comes up big again to lead U.S. to Fed Cup finals

[ad_1] Exactly one week after hoisting the women's singles trophy at the Australian Open, Sofia Kenin again stood in triumph with cheers cascading over her from an appreciative crowd.This time, Kenin was not alone. On Saturday at a Fed Cup event in Everett, Washington, Kenin celebrated with her doubles partner, Bethanie Mattek-Sands. They had just stopped Latvia's Jelena Ostapenko and Anastasija Sevastova 6-4, 6-0 to give the U.S. a 3-2