Tennis

8:03 AM ET Associated Press LONDON — The Tennis Integrity Unit has raised concerns over 24 “suspicious matches” at exhibitions organized while the men’s and women’s tours are shut down amid the coronavirus pandemic. The TIU, which investigates match-fixing cases in the sport, said Friday it received reports of the matches at private tournaments staged
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4:45 PM ET Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. — On Richmond’s Monument Avenue, the collection of towering statues honoring Confederate veterans was interrupted by one noticeably different: a monument to Black tennis legend and civil rights activist Arthur Ashe. The Ashe statue seemed safe from defacement during recent protests over racism and police brutality, when protesters
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9:30 AM ET The All England Club, which hosts Wimbledon, announced Friday that it will pay prize money to all players who would have qualified for the canceled tournament. Pulling from a pot of £10 million ($12.6 million), the organization will distribute prize money to the “620 players whose world ranking would have enabled them
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5:29 PM ET The WTA has launched a second, new tennis event after negotiations to host both an ATP and WTA draw as usual at the Citi Open in Washington, D.C. collapsed. The Top Seed Open in Lexington, Kentucky, will take place during the same time frame (Aug. 10-16) as another new WTA event, the
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3:57 PM ET In another demonstration of cooperation between the ATP and the WTA, the women’s tennis group has announced that it will reboot and substantially alter its rankings system in a way nearly identical to the path chosen by the ATP. “In order to balance fairness and flexibility for all players, the WTA Rankings
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10:06 AM ET Three of the top four players from Spain will be headlining the UTR Pro Series-Spain, a three-event series that will be played on successive weekends beginning Saturday in Barcelona. Conspicuous in his absence: ATP No. 2 ranked Rafael Nadal, who has not taken part in any of the growing number of “reopening”
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9:21 AM ET Australia’s Nick Kyrgios has slammed Dominic Thiem for defending players who competed at the ill-fated Adria Tour and subsequently tested positive for the coronavirus. Kyrgios has repeatedly criticised organisers and players at the abandoned event in the Balkans, where Novak Djokovic, Grigor Dimitrov, Borna Coric and Viktor Troicki all tested positive for
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10:31 AM ET The DraftKings All-American Team Cup, the first pro tennis event in the U.S. to take place before paying spectators, ended Sunday at a tennis and fitness center in Peachtree Corners, Georgia. It was rocked Friday night when Frances Tiafoe, the popular captain of the young “Stars” team, tested positive for the coronavirus,
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