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French Open postponed to May 30 amid COVID-19 crisis

This year’s French Open tennis tournament has been postponed by a week due to the COVID-19 pandemic and will begin on May 30, the French Tennis Federation (FFT) said on Thursday. The French Open, which last year was postponed by four months and took place in front of limited crowds, was due to start this […]

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‘French Open postponement a possibility’

French Sports Minister Roxana Maracineanu said it was possible the French Open could be postoned for the second year amid the COVID-19 crisis. France entered a third nationwide lockdown on Saturday to contain the coronavirus spread, although professional sports have largely been spared. An exception is cycling’s Paris-Roubaix one-day race, which has been postponed from […]

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Jannik Sinner blends tranquillity, talent to keep rising in Miami Open

Aged just 19, men’s Miami Open tennis finalist Jannik Sinner already stands out on the ATP tour for a calm demeanour belying his youth – something his coach Riccardo Piatti puts down to the Italian’s background as a junior ski champion. In February, Sinner became the youngest man since Novak Djokovic in 2006 to win […]

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Italian 19-year-old Jannik Sinner reaches Miami Open final

Former junior skiing champion Jannik Sinner has joined some fast company at the Miami Open. On Friday, the 19-year-old Italian became the fourth teenager to reach the Miami men’s final. The others: Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Andre Agassi. “It’s nice, but it doesn’t mean anything,” Sinner said. “The road to have a big name […]

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Ashleigh Barty storms into final at Miami Open

Top-seeded Ashleigh Barty of Australia cruised into the Miami Open final with a 6-3, 6-3 win over fifth-seeded Elina Svitolina of Ukraine on Thursday. Barty, ranked No. 1 in the world, needed 89 minutes to dispatch her rival. The 2019 Miami Open champion won her 11th straight match at the event and improved to 12-2 […]

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Ash Barty, Daniil Medvedev rise to challenge on tough day at Miami Open

Aryna Sabalenka clearly labored in the final set of her match. Frances Tiafoe seemed to barely have the energy needed to reach the post-match handshake. Conditions were tough at the Miami Open. The top seeds, however, were up to the challenge. World No. 1 Ash Barty of Australia won the final nine points to finish […]

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Top-ranked Ashleigh Barty overcomes match point for win at Miami Open

Because of cancelled flights, it took Ash Barty 45 hours to travel from her native Australia to Florida for a tennis tournament. Her stay at the Miami Open will be longer than that, thanks only to an improbable comeback Thursday. The top-ranked Barty rallied from a big third-set deficit and overcame a match point to […]

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Zverev beats Tsitsipas to win Mexican Open in Acapulco thriller

World number seven Alexander Zverev recovered from an uncertain start to beat Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-4 7-6 (3) in a thrilling Mexican Open final in Acapulco on Saturday and land his 14th ATP title. The 23-year-old German lost the final of the hardcourt tournament to Nick Kyrgios in 2019 and quickly went 4-1 down to the […]