Tennis

8:50 AM ET The ATP on Wednesday fined Britain’s Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) £820,000 ($1 million) for banning male players from Russia and Belarus from this year’s summer grasscourt events ahead of the Championships over Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Players were banned from the UK grass-court tournaments held in the build-up to Wimbledon, which became
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2:18 PM ET Associated Press Two-time Grand Slam finalist Karolina Pliskova is reuniting with coach Sascha Bajin ahead of the 2023 tennis season. Pliskova posted on her website and her Twitter account on Tuesday about the move, which comes about six months after she and Bajin stopped working together. The pair originally teamed up in
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Dec 6, 2022 Associated Press LONDON — The Hopman Cup tennis competition that pairs one woman and one man from each participating country will return next year and be played in Nice, France. The International Tennis Federation announced Tuesday that the matches will be held on July 19-23. The Nice Lawn Tennis Club will be
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12:40 PM ET Associated Press Teenager Carlos Alcaraz is the youngest year-end No. 1 in the history of the ATP computerized rankings and joins fellow Spaniard Rafael Nadal as the first players from the same country to claim the top two spots at the close of a season since Americans Pete Sampras and Michael Chang
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10:04 AM ET ESPN News Services Nick Bollettieri, the Hall of Fame tennis coach who worked with some of the sport’s biggest stars, including Andre Agassi and Monica Seles, and founded an academy that revolutionized the development of young athletes, has died. He was 91. Bollettieri died Sunday night at home in Florida after a
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7:13 PM ET Dan HajduckyESPN Close Hajducky is a reporter/researcher for ESPN. He has an MFA in creative writing from Fairfield University and played on the men’s soccer teams at Fordham and Southern Connecticut State universities. The 2023 Australian Open will be the first sensory inclusive international sporting event, KultureCity, a nonprofit which trains staff
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1:27 PM ET Associated Press PARIS — The Ultimate Tennis Showdown, a league founded by coach Patrick Mouratoglou that played exhibition matches when the pro tours were shut down during the coronavirus pandemic, plans to return in 2023 with four events. The UTS announced Thursday that it will hold matches in July, September, November and
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9:10 AM ET Associated Press LONDON — Former top-10 professional tennis player Fernando Verdasco accepted a voluntary provisional doping suspension of two months after testing positive for a medication for ADHD, the International Tennis Integrity Agency announced Wednesday. Verdasco, who turned 39 this month, said he was taking methylphenidate as medication prescribed by his doctor
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