Tennis establishes virus player fund, raises $6 million

PARIS: A fund for tennis players hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic has been created, the sport’s governing bodies announce, adding that they had contributed more than 6 million (5.3…

Tennis plans virus-related financial fund: 800 players, $6M

WASHINGTON: The governing bodies of tennis plan to announce as soon as this week they are launching a fund of more than 6 million aimed at lessening the financial effects…

Tennis plans virus-related financial fund: 800 players, $6M

WASHINGTON: The governing bodies of tennis plan to announce as soon as this week they are launching a fund of more than 6 million aimed at lessening the financial effects of…

Nadal frustrated by tennis lockdown, Federer happy with surgery recovery

MADRID: Rafael Nadal expressed his frustration that tennis players remain unable to practice due to the coronavirus pandemic, while Roger Federer revealed he was happy with his recovery from knee…

Djokovic says tennis ‘big three’ plan to help lowest-ranked players

PARIS: Novak Djokovic has said that he, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal are organizing aid for players struggling with the paralysis of the game due to the coronavirus pandemic. “I…

Serena Williams’ coach and Nadal planning matches at academies

PARIS: Both Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams’ coach Patrick Mouratoglou announced plans to stage matches at their tennis academies. With top-level professional tennis shut down until at least July 13, both…

Fifteen years on, how maiden Monte Carlo win sparked Nadal breakthrough

Paris: Rafael Nadal celebrates the 15th anniversary of his first Monte Carlo Masters title on Sunday, a victory which sparked a breakthrough season, a maiden Grand Slam triumph at Roland Garros…

Quebec virus ban puts WTA Montreal event in limbo

Montreal: The WTA tournament in Montreal, scheduled for August 7-16, is in jeopardy after Quebec Province officials requested that all sporting and cultural events be cancelled through August 31. The measure…

ITF president takes 30% pay cut to help ‘job retention scheme’

London: The International Tennis Federation (ITF) has announced a range of new measures to help its staff during the coronavirus pandemic, with the governing body’s president David Haggerty taking a voluntary…

Hunger games?: Tennis foot soldiers struggle in time of virus

Paris: With careers spent scratching around dusty outposts, sometimes with “just USD 100” in their pockets, tennis’ unheralded army of foot soldiers claim they are struggling to afford food after being…

US Open tennis championship could be postponed by coronavirus

New York: The US Tennis Association acknowledged Tuesday that developments in the coronavirus pandemic could dictate moving the US Open, now scheduled to start in August. But the American federation…

NBA shut down, fans shut out as coronavirus hits US sport

Los Angeles: Sport across the United States and Canada was gripped by coronavirus fears, with the NBA suspending its season after a Utah Jazz player tested positive for COVID-19. The…

I am sure more Indian sportswomen will win medals: Sindhu

New Delhi: India’s champion shuttler P V Sindhu feels more women will win medals for the country in future. Reigning world champion Sindhu recently won the BBC Indian Sportswoman of…

Indian Wells tennis cancelled over coronavirus fears

Los Angeles: 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…

Fist bumps replace handshakes, sweaty towels off limits in Davis Cup

Paris: Davis Cup qualifying started Friday under the shadow of the deadly coronavirus with fist bumps instead of handshakes, ball boys and girls keeping their distance from sweat-stained towels and…

Defending champ Andreescu out of Indian Wells

Indian Wells (US): World number four Bianca Andreescu won’t defend her title at Indian Wells, pulling out of next week’s BNP Paribas Open with a left knee injury. The Canadian…

Fist bumps replace handshakes, sweaty towels off limits in Davis Cup

Paris: Davis Cup qualifying started Friday under the shadow of the deadly coronavirus with fist bumps instead of handshakes, ball boys and girls keeping their distance from sweat-stained towels and…

Ecuador upset Japan to advance to Davis Cup finals

Tokyo: Underdogs Ecuador, maintaining their early lead, swept their Davis Cup qualifier against Japan on Saturday to win a ticket for the finals, played behind closed doors due the coronavirus…

India ready for Fed Cup challenge with in-form Ankita and Sania in side

Dubai: Ankita Raina’s red-hot form and Sania Mirza’s assuring presence will give India a much better shot at the Play-offs place when the six-team Fed Cup competition begins here from…

Seyboth Wild emulates Nadal with ‘Golden Swing’ title

Santiago: Brazilian teenager Thiago Seyboth Wild on Sunday became the youngest champion on Latin America’s clay court ‘Golden Swing’ since Rafael Nadal in 2005 when he captured the Santiago title.…