Tennis

6:46 PM ET Associated Press STATELINE, Nev. — Former tennis player Mardy Fish birdied the final five holes Saturday to take a three-point lead over former Buffalo defensive tackle Kyle Williams in the American Century Championship. The celebrity tournament is being played without fans at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course because of the coronavirus pandemic. The
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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 Lawn and Tennis Club, which hosts Wimbledon, announced Friday that it will pay prize money to all players that 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
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7:33 AM ET Pro-tennis player Dayana Yastremska has defended pictures she posted on social media of her doing blackface as “misunderstood.” The World No. 25 ranked player posted four photos of herself with half her body painted black and a caption which read “Equality.” Following criticism, Yastremska deleted the pictures and posted an explanation on
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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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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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10:06 PM ET ESPN staff Welcome to ESPN’s fan vote, where you, the reader and sports fan, will decide which individual or team has been the most dominant in the 21st century. In our third quarter-final, we have the King of Clay Rafael Nadal squaring up against arguably 21st century’s greatest professional boxer, Floyd Mayweather
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4:23 PM ET The ATP announced on Monday the revisions it is making in the rankings system due to the lengthy suspension of official tournament play caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The tour’s ranking system has been in place with no comparably major modifications since the rankings were first published in 1973. “In anticipation of
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1:56 PM ET Associated Press Frances Tiafoe will not play in the World TeamTennis season after testing positive for the coronavirus. The American was playing in a weekend tournament in Atlanta and was tested after feeling symptoms during his match on Friday. He withdrew from the event the following day and said he was following
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11:03 AM ET Associated Press ZURICH — Roger Federer is already focusing on the 2021 season, including the postponed Tokyo Olympics, as he recovers from two knee surgeries. Federer said Monday that he is not yet able to play top-level tennis but is on the mend. “I feel much better again,” Federer said when taking
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11:19 AM ET Associated Press Frances Tiafoe has tested positive for the coronavirus and withdrawn from the All-American Team Cup tennis tournament in Atlanta. Tiafoe was scheduled to face Tennys Sandgren on Saturday in the weekend tournament involving eight top American men’s players. The event is allowing a limited number of fans and not requiring
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