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US Open: Svitolina, Bertens latest tennis stars to withdraw

US Open: Svitolina, Bertens latest tennis stars to withdraw

New York, Aug 7 (IANS) World No.5 Elina Svitolina and No.7 Kiki Bertens on Friday became the latest tennis stars to pull out of this year's US Open citing COVID-19 concerns. Earlier, World No.1 Ashleigh Barty too had withdrawn from the Grand Slam in New York.The US Open is currently scheduled to be ...

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COVID-19: NSW offers to host 2021 Australian Open

COVID-19: NSW offers to host 2021 Australian Open

Sydney, Aug 7 (IANS) The Australian state of New South Wales (NSW) has offered to host the 2021 edition of the Australian Open alongwith other sporting events that are usually held in neighbouring Victoria.The Australian Open is first of the four Grand Slams during the season and usually starts in l...

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Kim Clijsters, Andy Murray get wild cards for 2020 US Open

Kim Clijsters, Andy Murray get wild cards for 2020 US Open

Washington, Aug 7 (IANS) Former US Open champions and world No. 1 players Kim Clijsters and Andy Murray have received wild cards for the 2020 US Open, which is slated to begin from August 31.Belgium's Clijsters will be looking to repeat her magic from the 2009 US Open, when she famously won the sing...

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US Open reduces prize money amid Covid-19 pandemic

US Open reduces prize money amid Covid-19 pandemic

New York, Aug 6 (IANS) The US Open has slashed its prize money for the singles title winner for the 2020 edition of the tournament by $850,000. This is, however, accompanied by an increase in prize money for the first round which starts on August 31.Both the men's and women's singles champion will e...

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Nick Kyrgios hints at pulling out of French Open 2020

Nick Kyrgios hints at pulling out of French Open 2020

Canberra, Aug 6 (IANS) Just days after opting against participating in this year's US Open, Australia tennis star Nick Kyrgios has hinted that he will not be taking part in the French Open either.Apart from Kyrgios, defending champion Rafael Nadal also pulled out of the US Open citing COVID-19 conce...

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Dimitrov 'uncertain' over US Open participation after battling past COVID-19

Dimitrov 'uncertain' over US Open participation after battling past COVID-19

London, Aug 5 (IANS) Bulgarian tennis star Grigor Dimitrov remains uncertain over his participation at this year's US Open as he tries to regain his full fitness after battling past COVID-19 recently.Dmitrov was one of the few players who had tested positive for the deadly virus after taking part in...

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Haven't been home this long in 25 years, says Federer

Haven't been home this long in 25 years, says Federer

Zurich, Aug 5 (IANS) Swiss great Roger Federer has said that he hasn't been home for this long in 25 years as he has been during the coronavirus enforced lockdown. Federer last played at the 2020 Australian Open in January following which a knee surgery forced him to call off the rest of his 2020 se...

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Top seed Wang Qiang suffers shock exit at CTA Tour

Top seed Wang Qiang suffers shock exit at CTA Tour

Kunming, Aug 5 (IANS) China's top female tennis player Wang Qiang crashed out of the Chinese Tennis Association (CTA) Tour after losing in a three-set thriller 6-4, 4-6, 6-10 against Yang Ziyi in the round of 16 on Wednesday.Wang, world No. 29 and top seed of the tournament in southwest China's city...

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Sumit Nagal receives direct entry into main-draw of US Open 2020

Sumit Nagal receives direct entry into main-draw of US Open 2020

New Delhi [India], August 5 (ANI): Indian tennis star Sumit Nagal has received a direct entry into the men's singles main-draw of the US Open 2020.The 2020 US Open main-draw entry list was announced on Tuesday. The competition is scheduled to be played from August 31 to September 13 at New York, Uni...

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Sumit Nagal gets direct entry into US Open men's singles draw

Sumit Nagal gets direct entry into US Open men's singles draw

New York, Aug 5 (IANS) India tennis star Sumit Nagal has gained direct entry into this year's US Open men's singles draw after a string a top-ranked players pulled out of the competition citing coronavirus concerns.Nagal sneaked through as top 128 ranked ATP players made the cut with the 22-year-old...

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