Tennis

May 01, 2019 - 5:26 pm
LONDON (AP) — Marco Trungelliti has received support from the Tennis Integrity Unit more than two weeks after he complained that he'd been "used" and felt abandoned after acting as a witness in the prosecution of three fellow Argentinian players who subsequently received bans for gambling-related...
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May 01, 2019 - 12:20 pm
ROME (AP) — Three-time champion Maria Sharapova has withdrawn from the upcoming Italian Open as she continues to recover from a right shoulder injury. Rome organizers announced Wednesday that Sharapova's spot in the draw for the May 13-19 tournament will be taken by 45th-ranked Viktoria Kuzmova of...
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FILE - In this July 23, 2008, file photo, Justin Gimelstob, then a member of Kastles' World Team Tennis, smiles during a match in Washington. Now a tennis broadcaster and coach, Gimelstob pleaded no contest to misdemeanor assault for attacking a former friend in Los Angeles on Halloween 2017. The district attorney's office says the 42-year-old former pro player was sentenced Monday, April 22, 2019, to three years of probation, 60 days of community service and a year's worth of anger management classes. (AP Photo/Lawrence Jackson, File)
May 01, 2019 - 8:38 am
Justin Gimelstob has announced his resignation from the ATP board of directors, a little more than a week after pleading no contest to misdemeanor assault for attacking a former friend. The former professional tennis player, who also has worked as a coach and broadcaster, posted a statement...
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April 30, 2019 - 5:36 am
LONDON (AP) — Wimbledon is "highly likely" at the 2020 tournament to introduce a serve clock for players that debuted in Grand Slams at last year's US Open. Tournament CEO Richard Lewis detailed the timetable at a news conference on Tuesday which announced a near-12% raise in prize money for the...
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United States' Sloane Stephens reacts after defeating Switzerland's Timea Bacsinszky during their playoff-round Fed Cup tennis match, Saturday, April 20, 2019, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Darren Abate)
April 29, 2019 - 2:22 pm
Talk about matchmaking: 2017 U.S. Open champion Sloane Stephens and soccer player Jozy Altidore are engaged. Both tweeted the news Monday, posting a photo and brief message. Hers said: "Forever yes." His said: "Forever starts now." In addition to winning a Grand Slam title 1½ years ago, Stephens...
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April 28, 2019 - 2:08 pm
STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Third-seeded Petra Kvitova beat No. 8 Anett Kontaveit 6-3, 7-6 (2) to win the Porsche Grand Prix final on Sunday. The 29-year-old Czech clinched her second title of the year after winning Sydney in January. Kvitova, playing in her fourth final of the year, saved two set...
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Japan's Naomi Osaka speaks during a press conference at the WTA-Tour Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart, Germany, Saturday, April 27, 2019. (Marijan Murat/dpa via AP)
April 27, 2019 - 9:26 am
STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Top-ranked Naomi Osaka withdrew from the Porsche Grand Prix semifinals because of an abdominal injury on Saturday. Osaka said she began to feel the injury before her quarterfinal on Friday, when she came back from 5-1 down in the third set to beat Donna Vekic of Croatia. "...
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April 25, 2019 - 9:22 am
LONDON (AP) — A Belgian tennis player has been suspended for one month for betting on matches. Benjamin D'Hoe, a 22-year-old player who reached a career-high ranking of No. 782 in 2017, admitted to placing more than 900 mostly low-value bets on professional tennis matches from Jan. 31-Feb. 26, 2017...
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April 24, 2019 - 10:02 am
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — U.S. Open tournament director David Brewer is stepping down after this year's championship. The U.S. Tennis Association announced Wednesday that Brewer also will leave his job as its chief professional tennis officer. Brewer joined the USTA in 1997 and became the U.S. Open...
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FILE - This Sunday Nov. 22, 2009 file photo shows a view of the stadium as Britain's Andy Murray plays his tennis match against Argentina's Juan Martin Del Potro during the ATP World Tour Finals at the O2 Arena in London. The ATP Finals is moving to the Italian city of Turin in 2021, the ATP is expected to announce the move Wednesday April 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)
April 24, 2019 - 2:59 am
ROME (AP) — The ATP Finals is moving to Turin in 2021. The Italian city will host the tennis event for five years through 2025, succeeding current host London. The tournament will be played inside the PalaAlpitour, a 15,000-seat multi-purpose arena built to host hockey games during the 2006 Turin...
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