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World number two Rafael Nadal stepped up his bid for a third ATP Mexico Open title with an impressive display of serving and shotmaking to beat Serbian youngster Miomir Kecmanovic on Wednesday

Rafael Nadal pessimistic about return to action before 2021

Rafael Nadal does not expect to return to play competitive tennis until 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic, which has decimated much of this year’s calendar.
It is unthinkable Wimbledon can go ahead while the world battles the coronavirus pandemic, said the German Tennis Federation vice-president, Dirk Hordorff. Andrew Redington-Getty Images

Wimbledon cancelled for the first time since World War II due to coronavirus

Wimbledon has been cancelled, due to the coronavirus pandemic, for the first time since the Second World War, with All England Club chiefs making the tough decision at an emergency board meeting on Wednesday.
It is unthinkable Wimbledon can go ahead while the world battles the coronavirus pandemic, said the German Tennis Federation vice-president, Dirk Hordorff. Andrew Redington-Getty Images

Wimbledon will be cancelled – German official

Wimbledon organisers will announce the cancellation of the grasscourt Grand Slam this week due to the coronavirus pandemic, German Tennis Federation (DTB) vice-president Dirk Hordorff has told Sky Sports.

Maria Sharapova announces retirement

Maria Sharapova has announced her retirement from tennis at the age of 32 after winning five Grand Slam titles during her career.
Sofia Kenin and Bethanie Mattek-Sands defeated Jelena Ostapenko and Anastasija Sevastova 6-4, 6-0 in a deciding doubles as the USA survived a Saturday scare to beat unheralded Latvia 3-2 and reach the Fed Cup finals.

Fed Cup: USA beat Latvia in doubles decider to reach finals

Sofia Kenin and Bethanie Mattek-Sands defeated Jelena Ostapenko and Anastasija Sevastova 6-4, 6-0 in a deciding doubles as the USA survived a Saturday scare to beat unheralded Latvia 3-2 and reach the Fed Cup finals.
Latvia’s 41st-ranked Anastasija Sevastova handed Serena Williams a shock first Fed Cup singles loss Saturday to level the qualifying tie against the USA 2-2 in Seattle

Fed Cup: Anastasija Sevastova stuns Serena Williams to keep Latvia alive

Latvia’s 41st-ranked Anastasija Sevastova handed Serena Williams a shock first Fed Cup singles loss Saturday to level the qualifying tie against the USA 2-2 in Seattle.
Novak Djokovic celebrates capturing a record eighth Australian Open crown on Sunday with victory over Dominic Thiem.

Novak Djokovic says tough childhood made him a fighter

All-conquering Novak Djokovic Sunday said a turbulent childhood where he had to queue for milk and bread in war-torn Serbia made him hungry for success after he fought back from the brink to win his eighth Australian Open.
Unseeded Tunisian Ons Jabeur sent Chinese hope Wang Qiang crashing out of the Australian Open on Sunday to become the first Tunisian woman to reach a Grand Slam quarter-final.

Ons Jabeur emerges first Tunisian to reach Australian Open quarter-final

Unseeded Tunisian Ons Jabeur sent Chinese hope Wang Qiang crashing out of the Australian Open on Sunday to become the first Tunisian woman to reach a Grand Slam quarter-final.
Simona Halep produced a relentless display to beat Elina Svitolina in straight sets and become the first Romanian woman to reach a Wimbledon singles final.

Australian Open: Simona Halep avoids shocks to ease into last 16

Two-time Grand Slam champion Simona Halep avoided becoming the latest big casualty at the Australian Open when she beat Kazakhstan’s Yulia Putintseva to reach the last 16 on Saturday.
Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal ends year as number one for fifth time

Rafael Nadal was confirmed as the year-end world number one for the fifth time after the ATP released its season-closing rankings on Monday.
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.

World number one Ashleigh Barty battles into China Open semi-finals

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.
Naomi Osaka said she had been really riled up as Japan's two-time Grand Slam champion reached the second round at the China Open on Sunday despite being far from her best.

Naomi Osaka reaches China Open round two despite being ‘riled up’

Naomi Osaka said she had been “really riled up” as Japan’s two-time Grand Slam champion reached the second round at the China Open on Sunday despite being far from her best.
INDIAN WELLS, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 09: Naomi Osaka of Japan during a change of ends against Kristina Mladenovic of France during their women’s singles second round match on day six of the BNP Paribas Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden on March 09, 2019 in Indian Wells, California. Clive Brunskill/Getty Images/AFP

Naomi Osaka sacks coach

Japanese tennis superstar Naomi Osaka announced on Friday she was splitting with her coach, her second break-up this year as she battles for form and slips down the world rankings.
Jamie Murray and Bethanie Mattek-Sands are the first team in 37 years to successfully defend their US Open mixed doubles title.

Jamie Murray, Bethanie Mattek-Sands repeat as US Open mixed doubles champs

Britain’s Jamie Murray and Bethanie Mattek-Sands of the United States captured their second consecutive US Open mixed doubles title on Saturday, defeating top seeds Chan Hao-Ching and Michael Venus 6-2, 6-3.
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Serena Williams to meet teen Bianca Andreescu in US Open final

Serena Williams will face Canadian teenager Bianca Andreescu for the US Open title as the American set herself up for another attempt to clinch a record-equaling 24th Grand Slam singles title.
Serena Williams claimed her 100th win at the U.S. Open in style on Tuesday.

Serena Williams powers into 10th US Open final

Serena Williams cruised into a 10th US Open final on Thursday as she brushed aside fifth seed Elina Svitolina 6-3, 6-1 to claim a record-equaling 101st win at Flushing Meadows.
Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal into US Open semis

Rafael Nadal will play Italy’s Matteo Berrettini in the US Open semi-finals after the 18-time Grand Slam champion defeated Argentine 20th seed Diego Schwartzman 6-4, 7-5, 6-2.
Stefanos Tsitsipas knocked defending champion Alexander Zverev out of the Madrid Open in the quarter-finals on Friday, winning 7-5, 3-6, 6-2.

US Open: Alexander Zverev loses as Rafael Nadal faces former champion

Alexander Zverev slumped to a last-16 defeat at Flushing Meadows on Monday while Rafael Nadal was set to battle Marin Cilic later in a clash of former US Open champions.

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