Tennis

SYDNEY — Revitalised after a fortnight’s family holiday in the Maldives, Roger Federer has arrived in Australia ready to embark on his milestone 20th year on the professional tennis tour. The Swiss superstar touched down in Perth just after midnight on Thursday morning ahead of the Hopman Cup starting on Saturday. It was at the
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Serena Williams will play her first competitive tennis since the Australian Open at the Mubadala World Tennis Championship this upcoming Saturday, tournament organizers announced Sunday. Williams will face defending French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko in an exhibition match. Williams has not played since winning her 23rd Grand Slam title while approximately eight weeks pregnant. “I
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AUCKLAND, New Zealand — A continuing custody dispute has prevented two-time Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka from resuming her tennis career at the ASB Classic in Auckland on Jan. 1. Azarenka notified tournament organizers on Sunday that she will be unable to play the tournament for “personal reasons.” The former world No. 1 has not
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Dec 22, 2017 Peter BodoTennis Close Peter Bodo has been covering tennis for over 35 years, mostly recently for ESPN. He is a former WTA Writer of the Year and the author of numerous books, including the classic “The Courts of Babylon” and the New York Times bestseller (with Pete Sampras), “A Champion’s Mind.” Like
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MIAMI — While the Miami Open is giving up its picturesque island setting for suburban sprawl, the tennis tournament’s new home will include a 13,800-seat showcase court in the Miami Dolphins‘ stadium and 29 permanent outer courts, with the largest seating 5,042 spectators. IMG, which owns the event, said Wednesday that the new site will
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10:09 AM ET Peter BodoTennis Close Peter Bodo has been covering tennis for over 35 years, mostly recently for ESPN. He is a former WTA Writer of the Year and the author of numerous books, including the classic “The Courts of Babylon” and the New York Times bestseller (with Pete Sampras), “A Champion’s Mind.” Choosing
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Marion Bartoli, the 2013 Wimbledon champion, says she is coming out of retirement and returning to the tennis tour next season. Marion Bartoli drops her racket after beating Sabine Lisicki to win Wimbledon in 2013. Carl Court/AFP/Getty Images The 33-year-old Frenchwoman made the announcement via a Twitter post on Tuesday. “Hi, guys. I have something to
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10:36 AM ET Peter BodoTennis Close Peter Bodo has been covering tennis for over 35 years, mostly recently for ESPN. He is a former WTA Writer of the Year and the author of numerous books, including the classic “The Courts of Babylon” and the New York Times bestseller (with Pete Sampras), “A Champion’s Mind.” Roger
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