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June

23
Serena Williams looks sharper in 2nd doubles match, advances to semifinals at Eastbourne

Serena Williams might yet win a title in her comeback event. The American star moved into the semifinals of the women’s doubles at Eastbourne by partnering with Ons Jabeur in a 6-2, 6-4 victory over Shuko Aoyama and Hao-Ching Chan on Wednesday. And, ahead of playing in the singles at Wimbledon next week, there were signs that the 40-year-old Williams is regaining some sharpness after nearly a year out. Like the back-to-back pick-up shots off her toes early in the first set. Like the three straight aces on break points in the second game of the second set. Indeed, Williams’ serve — the biggest the women’s game […]

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May

31
Marin Cilic continues impressive run at French Open, upsets No. 2 Daniil Medvedev in night match

Marin Cilic, the 2014 U.S. Open champion, continued an impressive run Monday at the French Open, defeating Daniil Medvedev 6-2, 6-3, 6-2 in the last match of the day. Medvedev is the 2021 U.S. Open champion and the No. 2 seed here, but he struggled Monday, and Cilic took advantage. “I enjoyed the atmosphere, I enjoyed the night session here,” Cilic said in his postmatch interview on the court. “I played incredible tennis, one of the best matches of my career, from start to finish.” The victory sets up a Wednesday date with No. 7 Andrey Rublev in an interesting round on the men’s […]

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May

20
Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Carlos Alcaraz drawn to same half for French Open

Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Carlos Alcaraz all were placed in the same half of the French Open men’s bracket during Thursday’s draw for the clay-court Grand Slam. Djokovic, who is the defending champion and seeded No. 1, could meet 13-time champion Nadal in the quarterfinals at Roland Garros. Djokovic defeated Nadal in the semifinals a year ago. In the women’s draw, No. 1 Iga Swiatek, the 2020 champion who enters the French Open on a 28-match winning streak, could face two-time major runner-up Karolina Pliskova in the quarterfinals and either Paula Badosa or Aryna Sabalenka in the semifinals. Possible quarterfinal matchups in the other half of the draw include defending […]

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April

15
Alexander Zverev, Stefanos Tsitsipas advance to quarterfinals in Monte Carlo

Third-ranked Alexander Zverev defeated Pablo Carreno Busta 6-2, 7-5 at the Monte Carlo Masters on Thursday to reach the quarterfinals of the clay-court season opener in Monaco. Carreno Busta broke Zverev to open the second set and built a 3-1 lead before the German rallied, setting up a quarterfinal match versus Jannik Sinner. “I have lost focus a little bit in the second set,” Zverev said. He then played more aggressively, adding: “I am not going to win big titles just by pushing the ball.” Looking for the best online betting site and Live betting? Visit Heritage Sports! Defending champion Stefanos Tsitsipas advanced by beating Laslo […]

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March

08
ATP puts Alexander Zverev on probation for one year for outburst in Acapulco

Tokyo Olympics gold medalist Alexander Zverev was put on probation for one year by the ATP on Monday for violently hitting the chair umpire’s stand repeatedly with his racket following a loss in doubles at the Mexico Open. If Zverev receives a code violation that results in a fine for unsportsmanlike conduct or for “verbal or physical abuse of an official, opponent, spectator or any other person while on-court or on-site,” he will be suspended from ATP events for eight weeks and fined an additional $25,000, the men’s tennis tour announced. Zverev, who is currently ranked No. 3 and was the runner-up […]

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February

28
Rafael Nadal defeats Cameron Norrie in Mexican Open final for third title in 2022

Rafael Nadal stated earlier in the week that he wasn’t aware of his career statistics. Now, he might want to have a look at them. The 35-year-old Spaniard defeated Cameron Norrie 6-4, 6-4 on Saturday to win the Mexican Open and extend his career-best start for a season to 15-0 as he won his 91st ATP title. Nadal, who collected his third title in 2022, including the Australian Open for his record 21st Grand Slam singles title, is three victories from tying Ivan Lendl’s total of 94 for third place for most championships in the Open Era. Jimmy Connors leads with 109 and Roger […]

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February

09
Juan Martin del Potro, in tears as retirement nears, loses in Argentina Open

Juan Martin del Potro lost on Tuesday in what appeared to be a farewell match in front of his home fans at the Argentina Open tournament. Del Potro, who is 33 and had not played since 2019 due to injuries, was eliminated by compatriot Federico Delbonis 6-1, 6-3 in an emotional match in Buenos Aires. He was already in tears as the final game unraveled. Looking for the best online betting site and Live betting? Visit Heritage Sports! Del Potro stated on Saturday he is likely to retire from professional tennis after playing the Rio Open tournament in Brazil next week. He told […]

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February

04
Tennis player Dominic Thiem delays return from wrist injury until March

Dominic Thiem, the 2020 US Open champion, has delayed his return because of a hurt hand and now plans to make his return at Indian Wells in March. Thiem hasn’t played in a tournament since June because of a wrist injury and was unable to defend his title at Flushing Meadows last year. He had been planning to play at the Cordoba Open this week but was forced to pull out after feeling pain in the knuckles on his right hand. Looking for the best online betting site and Live betting? Visit Heritage Sports! Thiem revealed Thursday that he has […]

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January

11
Nick Kyrgios pulls out of Sydney Tennis Classic after testing positive for COVID-19

Nick Kyrgios has pulled out of the Sydney Tennis Classic after testing positive for Covid-19, but hoped to be at the Australian Open next week “if all goes well”. Australian Kyrgios had withdrawn from the Melbourne Summer Set ATP tournament last week due to asthma, according to the organizers, and pulled out of his clash with Italian seventh seed Fabio Fognini on Monday. Looking for the best online betting site and Live betting? Visit Heritage Sports! “I just want to be open and transparent with everyone, the reason I have had to pull out of Sydney is because I tested […]

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December

27
Andrey Rublev the latest to test positive for COVID after Abu Dhabi exhibition

World No. 5 Andrey Rublev is the fifth player to test positive for COVID-19 after playing at an exhibition event in Abu Dhabi this month. Spaniard Rafael Nadal, Canadian Denis Shapovalov, Switzerland’s Olympic champion Belinda Bencic and Tunisian Ons Jabeur all tested positive after taking part in the event. Looking for the best online betting site and Live betting? Visit Heritage Sports! US Open champion Emma Raducanu tested positive in Abu Dhabi before the event and withdrew, while Nadal’s coach Carlos Moya also contracted the novel coronavirus. The 24-year-old Rublev, who beat Andy Murray in the World Tennis Championship final on Dec. 18, confirmed on Twitter he was isolating with minimal symptoms. “I am currently […]

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