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Australian Open chief Craig Tiley says players, fans can expect 'decisions soon' on tournament dates
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Australian Open chief Craig Tiley says players, fans can expect 'decisions soon' on tournament dates

Tiley had originally wanted players to start arriving in Australia from mid-December so they could undergo a mandatory 14-day quarantine.

Australian Open warm-up events in Victoria 'not a done deal', says state premier Dan Andrews
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Australian Open warm-up events in Victoria 'not a done deal', says state premier Dan Andrews

The new arrangements will involve players flying into Melbourne to undergo two weeks of mandatory quarantine, when they will be restricted to hotels but have access to tennis courts.

Boris Becker accused of failing to hand over Wimbledon, Australian Open trophies
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Boris Becker accused of failing to hand over Wimbledon, Australian Open trophies

The German took the tennis world by storm as a 17-year-old as he became the then youngest-ever men's Grand Slam champion at Wimbledon in 1985, defending his trophy the following year.

French Open 2020: Novak Djokovic says he's learnt lessons in ‘greatest of defeats’ to Rafael Nadal in final
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French Open 2020: Novak Djokovic says he's learnt lessons in ‘greatest of defeats’ to Rafael Nadal in final

The Serb, a 2016 champion in Paris, was denied in his bid to become the first man in half a century to win all four Slams twice as he lost 6-0, 6-2, 7-5 in his 56th meeting with Nadal.

French Open 2020: 'My dream is to be No 1', qualifier Nadia Podoroska aims high after sensational run at Roland Garros
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French Open 2020: 'My dream is to be No 1', qualifier Nadia Podoroska aims high after sensational run at Roland Garros

World number 131 Podoroska had never won a Grand Slam match before the tournament but stunned third seed Elina Svitolina 6-2, 6-4 to continue her incredible French Open run.

French Open 2020: Serena Williams admits she’s not a ‘100 percent physically’ in build-up to event
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French Open 2020: Serena Williams admits she’s not a ‘100 percent physically’ in build-up to event

She has yet to play on clay this season and withdrew from the Italian Open in Rome last week due to a left Achilles tendon injury sustained in New York.

French Open 2020: After years of hating clay, Victoria Azarenka looks forward to Roland Garros challenge
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French Open 2020: After years of hating clay, Victoria Azarenka looks forward to Roland Garros challenge

Azarenka, a two-time Australian Open champion, credited increased maturity for her resurgence and sounded enthusiastic about her French Open prospects.

French Open 2020: Simona Halep says players need to thank 'everyone for fighting so hard' to make tournament possible
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French Open 2020: Simona Halep says players need to thank 'everyone for fighting so hard' to make tournament possible

Delayed four months from its traditional spring billing, players must contend with vastly different conditions and far cooler temperatures than they are used to in the French capital.

US Open 2020: 'An amazing fight', Twitter reacts to Dominic Thiem's maiden title at Flushing Meadows
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US Open 2020: 'An amazing fight', Twitter reacts to Dominic Thiem's maiden title at Flushing Meadows

Fans react to Thiem's first grand slam win on Twitter. Here are some reactions.

US Open 2020: Naomi Osaka earns plaudits in Japan for third Grand Slam title, stand against racism
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US Open 2020: Naomi Osaka earns plaudits in Japan for third Grand Slam title, stand against racism

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was among those who congratulated Osaka after her victory over Victoria Azarenka in the US Open 2020 women singles final.

US Open 2020, Quarter-finals, Tennis Highlights: Thiem beats De Minaur to reach semis; Azarenka sets up mouth-watering clash with Serena
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US Open 2020, Quarter-finals, Tennis Highlights: Thiem beats De Minaur to reach semis; Azarenka sets up mouth-watering clash with Serena

Follow all the latest action, live scores and more from the US Open 2020 quarter-finals on Firstpost.com's live blog!

US Open 2020: Players believed to have come in contact with Benoit Paire to remain in event, say organisers
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US Open 2020: Players believed to have come in contact with Benoit Paire to remain in event, say organisers

Several players including Richard Gasquet, Adrian Mannarino and Edouard Roger-Vasselin had been in contact with Paire, according to French sports publication L'Equipe.

US Open 2020: Former champion Andy Murray 'pumped' to be back at Flushing Meadows after two years
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US Open 2020: Former champion Andy Murray 'pumped' to be back at Flushing Meadows after two years

Ahead of Monday's start of the US Open, the former world number one said the last time he felt this pain-free going into a tennis major was at Roland Garros in 2017.

US Open 2020: Novak Djokovic determined to win fourth title, says he has no regrets over Adria Tour
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US Open 2020: Novak Djokovic determined to win fourth title, says he has no regrets over Adria Tour

Djokovic, who has topped the world rankings for 282 weeks, could overtake Federer's record of 310 weeks at number one by March and said that is a major goal as well.

US Open: Karolina Pliskova goes against the trend of withdrawals, says she's looking forward to Major
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US Open: Karolina Pliskova goes against the trend of withdrawals, says she's looking forward to Major

Karolina Pliskova's words are in stark contrast to a series of withdrawals from the tournament held in a country which has been hit the worst by the COVID-19 pandemic.

In lockdown, tennis players pursue online business and management courses to aid their careers off court
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In lockdown, tennis players pursue online business and management courses to aid their careers off court

With the coronavirus outbreak forcing a suspension of tennis tours since March, players have some time on their hands to widen their horizons.

Naomi Osaka to play both US Open as well as tuneup event before Grand Slam, says player’s agent
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Naomi Osaka to play both US Open as well as tuneup event before Grand Slam, says player’s agent

Osaka's agent, Stuart Duguid, said Thursday that the former No 1-ranked player will enter both tournaments the US Tennis Association is holding in Flushing Meadows.

Tennis has enjoyed a golden generation, but a golden era has eluded the sport
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Tennis has enjoyed a golden generation, but a golden era has eluded the sport

Serve-and-volley tennis was not a feature of the sport from its inception, and it only came to prominence in the 1950s. However, it presented a genuinely innovative way to explore court geometry.

Serena Williams set to return to action at new hard-court tournament in Kentucky next month
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Serena Williams set to return to action at new hard-court tournament in Kentucky next month

Serena Williams already has said she will enter the next scheduled Grand Slam tournament, the US Open, which is supposed to begin in New York on 3 August.

French Open to allow up to 60 percent of seats to be filled for 2020 edition, say organisers
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French Open to allow up to 60 percent of seats to be filled for 2020 edition, say organisers

While a maximum of four spectators will be able to sit together on the main courts with an empty seat between two groups, the other courts will have an empty seat between two individuals.