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Tennis must keep making noise about Peng Shuai to put pressure on China

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Huang Xueqin was only ever trying to make her world a better place. Over the years she has become well known as a bold Chinese feminist activist and journalist who has aided survivors of sexual assault and wrote detai...

Fernandez and Auger-Aliassime show a hopeful side of Canada’s tennis dream

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A few months ago, Leylah Annie Fernandez was far from a household name in Canada. But after a series of stunning performances at the US Open, she is the toast of the town – french toast with extra maple syrup, to be p...

Carlos Alcaraz becomes youngest men’s top 10 tennis player since Rafael Nadal

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Carlos Alcaraz moved up to No 9 in the ATP rankings on Monday, a little more than a month before he turns 19, making him the youngest man to break into the top 10 since Rafael Nadal did it exactly 17 years ago. Alcara...

Johanna Konta can leave professional tennis knowing she gave everything

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As the 2015 tennis season began six years ago, Johanna Konta’s name was nowhere to be seen on any main-draw sheet. Six months earlier she had briefly reached the top 100 for the first time in her career but, as had be...

Naomi Osaka expresses ‘shock’ over missing Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai

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World No 1 tennis star Naomi Osaka has joined the growing calls for answers on the whereabouts of Chinese player Peng Shuai, who has not been heard from publicly since she accused the country’s former vice premier of ...

Naomi Osaka stunned as face of Tokyo Games knocked out of Olympic tennis

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Naomi Osaka will not win an Olympic medal on home soil in Japan after she was upset in the third round of the Tokyo Games by Markéta Vondroušová of the Czech Republic 6-1, 6-4. Osaka, who opened her home Games by ligh...

Andy Murray to defend Olympic tennis title at Tokyo Games

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Two-time Olympic gold medalist Andy Murray will defend his title in Tokyo after being named in Team GB’s team for the Tokyo Games. Murray, who won the singles competitions at London 2012 and Rio 2016, will compete in ...

Konta and Federer become latest tennis players to pull out of Tokyo Olympics

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Johanna Konta and Roger Federer have both withdrawn from the Tokyo Olympics. Konta has revealed she has been suffering with the after-effects of Covid-19 after a member of the British tennis star’s team tested positiv...

Tactical blunder impacted Ash Barty at US Open, says tennis world No 1’s coach

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Ash Barty’s coach has revealed how he made a tactical and technical change that impacted the world No 1’s serving before her shock third-round loss at last week’s US Open. But Craig Tyzzer stressed the change-up did n...

Lleyton Hewitt’s son Cruz, 12, wins Australian junior tennis clay-court title

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Cruz Hewitt has added more tennis silverware to the family’s stash, watched on by his dad, former world No 1 Lleyton Hewitt, as he breezed to the Australian under-12 clay court title. The 12-year-old did not drop a se...

Emma Raducanu makes tennis history with US Open final win

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There are so many basic milestones that Emma Raducanu has not yet recorded in a professional tennis career that only began in full three months ago. She has never been a direct entrant to a grand slam main draw, she i...

Emma Raducanu stresses ‘patience’ as she grows into top-level tennis

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As Emma Raducanu completes her preparations before returning to competition in her first professional tournament on Romanian soil in Cluj-Napoca, she has stressed the need for patience with her career as she continues...

Tennis Australia defends banning ‘Where is Peng Shuai?’ T-shirts at Australian Open

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Tennis Australia maintains Peng Shuai’s safety is its “primary concern” despite asking fans at Melbourne Park to remove T-shirts and a banner bearing the words “Where is Peng Shuai?” Australian Open players have conti...

Tennis great Chris Evert having treatment for ovarian cancer

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Tennis great Chris Evert has been diagnosed with ovarian cancer and is undergoing treatment. The 18-time grand slam singles champion said the diagnosis came in early December following a preventive hysterectomy after ...

Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai tells IOC she is ‘safe and well’

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The Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai said she was safe and well in a video call on Sunday, the International Olympic Committee has said, amid growing international demands for assurances that she is free and not under t...

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