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Formula One group CEO Chase Carey, Australian Grand Prix Corporation chairman Paul Little, Race director Michael Masi and Australian Grand Prix Corporation CEO Andrew Westacott during a press conference after it was announced the Australian Grand Prix would be cancelled after a McLaren team member tested positive for coronavirus REUTERS/Tracey Nearmy

How the coronavirus has hit global sport

AFP looks at the effects on the sport of the coronavirus, which by Thursday had killed over 4,600 people while infecting more than 127,000 in 115 countries and territories.
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Latest update on coronavirus worldwide

Since the novel coronavirus first emerged in late December, 2019, 110,564 cases have been recorded in 100 countries and territories, killing 3,862 people, according to an AFP toll based on official sources on Monday around 1100 GMT.
The ATP and WTA tennis tournament in Indian Wells, California, has been cancelled over concerns about the outbreak of the new coronavirus, making it the first major sporting event in the US to be scrubbed due to health concerns.

Indian Wells tennis cancelled over coronavirus fears

The ATP and WTA tennis tournament in Indian Wells, California, has been cancelled over concerns about the outbreak of the new coronavirus, making it the first major sporting event in the US to be scrubbed due to health concerns.
Simona Halep said the fierce heat and sun killed me during her Australian Open semi-final defeat after she let slip opportunities to put away unseeded Garbine Muguruza on Thursday.

Simona Halep, Angelique Kerber pull out of Indian Wells

Former world number ones Simona Halep and Angelique Kerber have pulled out of next week’s BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells after failing to recover from injuries.
Bianca Andreescu of Canada celebrates her win over Belinda Bencic of Switzerland during their semi-finals women’s Singles match at the 2019 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York on September 5, 2019. (Photo by Don EMMERT / AFP) /

US Open: Bianca Andreescu can handle Serena Williams challenge – coach

Sylvain Bruneau, the coach of US Open finalist Bianca Andreescu, believes the Canadian teenager is fully equipped for Saturday’s showdown with Serena Williams despite calling it the hardest assignment in women’s tennis.
Naomi Osaka of Japan reacts after defeating Magda Linette of Poland during their Round 2 women’s Singles tennis match at the 2019 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York on August 29, 2019. (Kena Betancur - AFP)

Naomi Osaka, Rafael Nadal headline day eight at US Open

Defending champion Naomi Osaka will seek a spot in the U.S. Open quarter-finals when she returns to the court on Monday while second seed Rafa Nadal faces former winner Marin Cilic in last 16 action.
Serena Williams withstood the determined challenge of Czech qualifier Marie Bouzkova Saturday, rallying for a 1-6, 6-3, 6-3 victory to reach the WTA Toronto final.

Serena Williams survives scare to set Bianca Andreescu title clash

Serena Williams withstood the determined challenge of Czech qualifier Marie Bouzkova Saturday, rallying for a 1-6, 6-3, 6-3 victory to reach the WTA Toronto final.
Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal drawn to meet Roger Federer in Wimbledon semis

Rafael Nadal breathed a sigh of relief Friday after he was slated to meet eight-time champion Roger Federer in the Wimbledon semi-finals.
More than two decades after they last met on the red clay of Rome, Serena Williams will take on sister Venus in the second round of the Italian Open on Wednesday.

Serena, Venus Williams clash in Rome

More than two decades after they last met on the red clay of Rome, Serena Williams will take on sister Venus in the second round of the Italian Open on Wednesday.
Serena Williams

Serena Williams looking to turn the clock back in Rome before Roland Garros bid

Serena Williams returns from injury in Rome next week looking to get back to winning ways as she prepares her bid to match Margaret Court’s record of major singles titles at the French Open later this month.
Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal makes winning start in Monte Carlo

Rafael Nadal produced a clay court masterclass to pick apart fellow Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut 6-1 6-1, as the world number two began his Monte Carlo Masters title defence in stunning fashion on Wednesday.
Roger Federer

Roger Federer goes fourth in rankings after Miami triumph

Roger Federer jumped up one spot to fourth in the ATP rankings released on Monday after capturing his 101st career title with his victory over John Isner in Miami.

Novak Djokovic blames Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer after surprise Miami Open loss

Novak Djokovic has suggested Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer are partly to blame for his disappointments in Indian Wells and Miami.
Roger Federer

Roger Federer, Kevin Anderson advance to 4th round in Miami

Roger Federer overcame a sluggish start to defeat Filip Krajinovic 7-5 6-3 and advanced to the fourth round of the Miami Open on Monday.
MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA – MARCH 22: Serena Williams of the United States in action during her match against Rebecca Peterson of Sweden during Day 5 of the Miami Open Presented by Itau at Hard Rock Stadium on March 22, 2019 in Miami Gardens, Florida. Michael Reaves/Getty Images/AFP / Michael Reaves / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / A

Miami Open: Serena Williams withdraws, Naomi Osaka crashes out

Naomi Osaka crashed out of the third round of the WTA and ATP Miami Open on Saturday as Hsieh Su-Wei exacted revenge for a painful Australian Open defeat with a 4-6, 7-6 (7/4), 6-3 victory.
World number one Novak Djokovic blasted past Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-3, 7-5, 6-4 at the Australian Open on Thursday in a repeat of their 2008 Melbourne final, also won by the Serb.

Novak Djokovic wins Miami opener

Novak Djokovic put his Indian Wells disappointment behind him on Friday at the ATP and WTA Miami Open with a ruthless 7-6 (7/2) 6-2 destruction of Australian Bernard Tomic to move into the third round.
MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA – MARCH 22: Serena Williams of the United States in action during her match against Rebecca Peterson of Sweden during Day 5 of the Miami Open Presented by Itau at Hard Rock Stadium on March 22, 2019 in Miami Gardens, Florida. Michael Reaves/Getty Images/AFP / Michael Reaves / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / A

Serena Williams survives scare to advance in Miami

Serena Williams survived an “irresponsible” second set lapse on Friday to see off Sweden’s Rebecca Peterson 6-3, 1-6, 6-1 in her second-round opener of the WTA and ATP Miami Open.
Dominic Thiem has claimed his first ATP Masters 1000 title with a thrilling victory over Roger Federer at the BNP Paribas Open. PA

Dominic Thiem rallies to deny Federer sixth ATP Indian Wells Masters title

Dominic Thiem denied Roger Federer a record sixth Indian Wells title, beating the Swiss great 3-6, 6-3, 7-5 on Sunday to claim his first ATP Masters 1000 crown.

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