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Are the next global tennis stars among these tweens?

May 1, 2022 9:51:20 am

The search for elite players is so competitive that IMG, the agency that once ruled tennis, is cultivating preteens to find the next prodigy, giving kids access to representatives from the pro tours and Nike.

Boris Becker’s sensational entry into tennis and the retirement plan that went terribly awry

April 30, 2022 7:01:05 am

Becker, like anyone else, needs to face the consequences of his actions but purely for that magical night you feel the law should avoid the course that slithers past his trophy cabinet.

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Boris Becker gets 2 1/2 years in prison for bankruptcy offenses

April 29, 2022 8:53:31 pm

Becker, wearing a striped tie in Wimbledon’s purple and green colors, walked into the courthouse hand in hand with girlfriend Lilian de Carvalho Monteiro.

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World No.1 Iga Swiatek pulls out of Madrid with shoulder injury

April 27, 2022 5:00:18 pm

Swiatek, who won her maiden Grand Slam title at the French Open in 2020, was scheduled to open her campaign against a qualifier at the WTA 1000 event on clay in Madrid, the main draw of which starts on Thursday.

Federer plans tournament return at Swiss Indoors in October

April 26, 2022 8:20:27 pm

The event in Basel announced in a statement posted on its website on Tuesday that the 20-time Grand Slam champion “has officially entered the tournament and will appear on the entry list with the protected ATP ranking" of No. 9.

US Open champion Raducanu parts ways with coach

April 26, 2022 7:07:17 pm

The 19-year-old British player said Tuesday she's seeking “a new training model” despite rising to a career-high ranking of No. 11 this week after reaching the quarterfinals at the Stuttgart Open.

Djokovic can play at Wimbledon; no vaccination required

April 26, 2022 6:51:08 pm

During the annual spring briefing ahead of Wimbledon, which starts on June 27, Bolton said that “whilst, of course, it is encouraged” that all players get vaccinated, “it will not be a condition of entry to compete” at the grass-court Grand Slam tournament this year.

Rublev defeats Djokovic 6-2, 6-7 (4), 6-0 to win Serbia Open

April 24, 2022 10:59:57 pm

The second-seeded Russian player dug deep to stop Djokovic from mounting another comeback as he prevented the top-ranked Serb from claiming his first title of 2022.

Carlos Alcaraz

Barcelona Open: Carlos Alcaraz stuns top-seed Stefanos Tsitsipas to reach semis

April 23, 2022 12:29:17 pm

Alcaraz won the quarterfinal 6-4, 5-7, 6-2 after breaking the fifth-ranked Greek five times on the outdoor clay court named for Rafael Nadal.

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Tennis world divided on Wimbledon banning Russians, Belarusians

April 22, 2022 9:03:05 pm

The ongoing war waged on Ukraine has prompted sporting bodies to ban Russian and Belarusian athletes and organisations.

Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic digs deep again to reach Serbia Open semifinals

April 22, 2022 9:56:16 am

Djokovic next plays third-seeded Karen Khachanov, who defeated Brazilian qualifier Thiago Monteiro 7-5, 6-4.

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Ex-tennis pro Pam Shriver: ‘had an inappropriate and damaging relationship with my much older coach’

April 21, 2022 9:44:12 am

In a first-person account published Wednesday by British newspaper 'The Telegraph', Shriver describes a "painful and emotional journey" that included what she writes was a relationship with coach Don Candy that lasted a little more than five years.

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Organiser says Novak Djokovic cleared to play at Italian Open

April 20, 2022 9:00:06 pm

Djokovic lost last year's Rome final to Rafael Nadal, who is working his way back from a rib injury.

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Russian, Belarusian players to be barred from competing at Wimbledon

April 20, 2022 8:45:17 pm

A ban on Russian players prevents world number two Daniil Medvedev and Andrey Rublev, ranked eighth, from competing in the men's draw.

Iga Swiatek

BJK Cup: Iga Swiatek powers Poland to finals, Czechs top Britain

April 17, 2022 10:29:27 am

Other winners included old hands the Czech Republic — six-time winners since 2011 — Spain, Canada and the United States.

Stefanos Tsitsipas

Monte Carlo Open: Stefanos Tsitsipas beats Alexander Zverev to enter final

April 17, 2022 10:20:19 am

Tsitsipas lined up the first big final of the clay-court season against Alejandro Davidovich Fokina, the Spaniard who knocked out Novak Djokovic in the second round.

Jga Swiatek

Emma Raducanu levels for Britain, Swiatek’s Poland ahead

April 16, 2022 11:57:04 am

Swiatek can secure Poland's place in the finals when she faces Begu in the first reverse singles on Saturday.

Alexander Zverev

Monte Carlo Masters: Alexander Zverev, Stefanos Tsitsipas advance to quarterfinals

April 15, 2022 10:54:22 am

Alexander Zverev beat Pablo Carreno Busta 6-2, 7-5 at the Monte Carlo Masters. Defending champion Stefanos Tsitsipas advanced by beating Laslo Djere 7-5, 7-6 (1).

Sebastian Korda

Sebastian Korda beats Miami winner Alcaraz to advance in Monte Carlo

April 14, 2022 11:06:39 am

Sebastian Korda has beaten Carlos Alcaraz 7-6 (2), 6-7 (5), 6-3 at the Monte Carlo Masters to reach the third round of the clay-court season opener in Monaco

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Sebastian Korda upsets Alcaraz in three-hour Monte Carlo battle

April 13, 2022 7:43:47 pm

The 21-year-old Korda raced to a 4-2 lead in the opening set before Alcaraz fought back and twice served for the set, but was broken both times and was outplayed in the tiebreak.

Rafael Nadal skips Barcelona Open, return date still uncertain

April 12, 2022 3:56:46 pm

The Spaniard, who has won 21 Grand Slam singles titles, was ruled out last month for up to six weeks with a stress fracture in his rib.

Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic is motivated to compete again for biggest titles

April 11, 2022 10:36:40 am

Novak Djokovic could not defend his Australian Open title in January after he was deported from the country for not being inoculated.

Spain's Carlos Alcaraz

Alcaraz, youngest in top 10 since Nadal in 2005, a right-handed Rafa or the next Novak

April 27, 2022 7:45:04 am

Teenaged Spaniard has taken the tennis world by storm with his all-court game and seems the real deal.

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Boris Becker found guilty over bankruptcy, could face jail

April 8, 2022 9:56:41 pm

A jury at London’s Southwark Crown Court convicted Becker on four charges under the Insolvency Act, including removal of property, concealing debt and two counts of failing to disclose estate.

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga to retire after French Open

April 7, 2022 1:01:31 pm

The 36-year-old Frenchman reached a career-high ranking of No. 5 in 2012.