Tennis

9:36 AM ET Associated Press The French tennis federation will set aside €9 million ($9.8 million) for its players who financially struggle as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The money will come from a larger €35 million ($38.1 million) support plan for French tennis as a whole. It will go to the players ranked
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9:03 AM ET New Zealand will stage a team-based tennis tournament for local-based men’s players from June 3, organisers said on Monday. The event will mark the southern hemisphere’s first professional competition since the coronavirus pandemic brought global sport to a halt. All 112 matches of the “NZ Premier League” will be played in Auckland
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7:58 AM ET World No. 27, Nikoloz Basilashvili, has been charged with assaulting his former wife, his lawyer Irma Chkadua said. The Georgian has denied allegations that he attacked his former wife in front of their five-year-old son and he has been released on $26,000 bail. The preliminary court hearing is scheduled for July 16.
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3:00 PM ET World TeamTennis will compress its 2020 season into a three-week, single-site event featuring nine teams starting July 12 at The Greenbrier, a resort in West Virginia, sources familiar with the plan confirmed to ESPN. The players scheduled to participate include Grand Slam singles champions Sloane Stephens and Sofia Kenin, doubles icons Bob
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11:44 AM ET Associated Press Novak Djokovic is planning to set up a series of tennis tournaments in the Balkan region while the sport is suspended amid the coronavirus pandemic. The top-ranked player’s media team says the Adria Tour will start in Belgrade on June 13 and end on July 5 with Djokovic’s exhibition match
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6:20 AM ET Associated Press BRISBANE, Australia — Ashley Cooper, who won four Grand Slam singles titles including the Australian, Wimbledon and U.S. championships in 1958, has died. He was 83. Tennis Australia said Friday that the former No. 1-ranked player and longtime administrator had died after a long illness. Cooper led Australia’s Davis Cup
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8:33 AM ET The debate about the best player to never win a Grand Slam has added poignancy now that the French Open, originally slated to start this week, is postponed and Wimbledon has been canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic. The topic has become even more compelling in an era dominated by the ATP’s
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