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Japan's Naomi Osaka looks dejected after the match against Cori Gauff of the U.S. REUTERS-Hannah Mckay-File Photo

Naomi Osaka withdraws from French Open with ‘hamstring’ injury

Japan’s Naomi Osaka has withdrawn from the upcoming French Open with a hamstring injury.
Spain’s Rafael Nadal plays a backhand to Spain’s Pablo Carreno Busta on day three of the Men’s Italian Open at Foro Italico on September 16, 2020 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Riccardo Antimiani - POOL - AFP)

‘Perfect start’ for Rafael Nadal on Rome return

In his first match in over six months, Rafael Nadal swept aside fellow Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta on Wednesday to reach the third round of the Italian Open. The nine-time Rome winner came through 6-1,...
Serena Williams of the United Sates returns the ball during her game against Maria Sharapova of Russia during for the Round 1 women’s Singles match at the 2019 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York on August 26, 2019 (Photo by Kena Betancur / AFP)

Serena Williams withdraws from WTA clay-court tournament with Achilles strain

Serena Williams withdrew from the WTA clay-court tournament that begins Monday in Rome due to a left Achilles tendon injury sustained in her US Open semi-final defeat, the tour announced Saturday.
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 07: Serena Williams of the United States is seen after defeating Maria Sakkari of Greece during their Women’s Singles fourth round match on Day Eight of the 2020 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 7, 2020 in the Queens borough of New York City. Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP

Serena Williams pulls out of WTA tournament in Rome

Serena Williams withdrew from the WTA clay-court tournament that begins Monday in Rome due to a left Achilles tendon injury sustained in her US Open semi-final defeat, the tour announced Saturday.
World number one Ashleigh Barty battled into the China Open semi-finals on Friday with a gutsy three-set victory over familiar foe Petra Kvitova.

Ashleigh Barty to skip French Open over virus fears

World number one Ashleigh Barty announced Tuesday she will not defend her French Open crown, citing the coronavirus fears that also prompted her and several other top players to withdraw from the US Open.
Serena Williams is seeking her seventh US Open singles title. Frank Franklin II-AP

US Open: Serena Williams advances to last 32, Andy Murray crashes out

Serena Williams continued her hunt for a record seventh US Open title with a straight-sets win on Thursday as Andy Murray crashed out in the second round at Flushing Meadows.
Tennis star Naomi Osaka has pulled out of the Western and Southern Open tournament in protest over Jacob Blake's shooting.

Injured Naomi Osaka climbs to ninth in WTA rankings

Naomi Osaka climbed one place to number nine in the new WTA rankings, which were released on Monday ahead of the US Open, after withdrawing from the Western & Southern Open final at the weekend.
Novak Djokovic didn’t have the luxury of easing back into tournament play at the Western & Southern Open Monday night in his first match back since the end of the ATP Tour suspension.

Novak Djokovic seeks 18th Slam win at US Open

The US Open gives top-ranked Novak Djokovic a prime opportunity to gain ground on absent Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal in chasing the all-time men’s Grand Slam singles title record.
Switzerland's Belinda Bencic. REUTERS-David W Cerny

Belinda Bencic latest to withdraw from U.S. Open

World number eight Belinda Bencic has withdrawn from this year’s U.S. Open, joining a growing list of players who have decided to skip the tournament amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
The reimposition of quarantine measures in the Philippines at short notice left many workers stranded (AFP Photo-Ted ALJIBE)

Countries tighten measures as global virus death toll nears 700,000

France and the Netherlands are gearing up for stricter mask-wearing rules to fight the coronavirus as the global death toll from the pandemic neared 700,000.
Nick Kyrgios breezed through apparel and slow challenge controversies as easily as he dispatched 104th-ranked Frenchman Antoine Hoang on Thursday to reach the third round of the US Open.

Nick Kyrgios withdraws from US Open over virus fears

Outspoken Nick Kyrgios pulled out of the US Open Sunday, saying he was giving it a miss for “the hundreds of thousands of Americans who have lost their lives”.
Australia's Ashleigh Barty in action during her semi final match against Czech Republic's Petra Kvitova. REUTERS-Ibraheem Al Omari

World number one Ashleigh Barty to skip US Open over coronavirus concerns

World number one Ash Barty will skip the U.S. Open and the tournament preceding it in New York due to concerns over the coronavirus pandemic.
World number one Ashleigh Barty battled into the China Open semi-finals on Friday with a gutsy three-set victory over familiar foe Petra Kvitova.

Ashleigh Barty still on top but gap narrows ahead of Australia Open

Dumped out of the Brisbane International in straight sets last week, Barty retains a comfortable cushion of 1,607 points over the Czech, who went on to win the Brisbane title for the third time in four years on Sunday.
Ashleigh Barty of Australia reacts after a point against Jennifer Brady of the US during their women’s singles match at the Brisbane International tennis tournament in Brisbane on January 9, 2020. (Photo by Patrick HAMILTON - AFP)

Ashleigh Barty looks to kickstart season in Adelaide

Ashleigh Barty plans to use next week’s ATP-WTA Adelaide International to put the final polish on her Australian Open preparations after a shock defeat in Brisbane.

Venus Williams pulls out of Brisbane International

Venus Williams pulled out of the season-opening Brisbane International on Wednesday after a “setback” during practice.
Former world number one Maria Sharapova said Tuesday she still had “a lot of fire” as she attempts to resurrect her career after an injury-plagued 2019.

Australian Open: Maria Sharapova says there’s still a lot of fire amid wildcard offer

Former world number one Maria Sharapova said Tuesday she still had “a lot of fire” as she attempts to resurrect her career after an injury-plagued 2019.
France’s Caroline Garcia (R) talks with Kristina Mladenovic during the doubles match against Ashleigh Barty and Samantha Stosur of Australia in the Fed Cup final tennis competition between Australia and France in Perth on November 10, 2019. Tony Ashby / AFP

France crush Australian dreams to win Fed Cup final

A jubilant Kristina Mladenovic and Caroline Garcia led France to its first Fed Cup title since 2003 on Sunday, winning a deciding doubles rubber to crush Australian dreams 3-2.
In-form Naomi Osaka outlasted Petra Kvitova in a three-set marathon for a drought-breaking victory at the WTA Finals on Sunday.

Naomi Osaka suffers WTA Finals injury heartbreak for second year running

Two-time Grand Slam winner Naomi Osaka withdrew from the season-ending WTA Finals with a shoulder problem on Tuesday, the second straight year she has been forced out due to injury.

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