WTA Receives Email It Doubts Is From Peng Shuai

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A Chinese media outlet has posted a copy of an e-mail it says was written by missing WTA tennis star Peng Shuai to the tour’s CEO Steve Simon. The content of the brief e-mail was tweeted by CGTN Europe, a China state-affiliated media organization. The e-mail purporting to be from Peng claims the missing star […] READ MORE


Federer Could Play 2022 Australian Open

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Roger Federer is reportedly back on the tennis court, training hard and is eyeing a possible return to tennis at the 2022 Australian Open. Darren Cahill, a respected television analyst for ESPN, former coach to Simona Halep and native Australian said on the Aussie TV program Sportsday that he’s “pretty sure” Federer will play in […] READ MORE


The New Look of the 2022 Australian Open

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The 2022 Australian Open is shaping up to have a vastly different look than the previous year’s tournament, due in part to the possibility of eliminating hard quarantines as well as an altered lineup of players. Newly crowned Indian Wells champion Paula Badosa will have a starkly different experience, for one. Previous reports have shown […] READ MORE


At Indian Wells, It’s Not ‘Clear’ What The App Is For

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Getting into the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells as a fan is not simple in 2021. First of all, let me state for the record that I’m pro-vaccine and pro-showing proof of vaccine. What the US Open did in New York this year, by requiring proof of vaccine, but for the most part, not […] READ MORE


Australian Open Considering Options for Quarantine, Including Bubble

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Tennis Australia is considering a few different protocols for the 2022 Australian Open, including an “open bubble,” which would allow players to train and compete without having to stay sequestered in a hotel room. Earlier this week, The Age of Australia reported that the Australian government is leaning heavily toward requiring all players to be […] READ MORE


IBM Watson Downgrades Djokovic at US Open

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Official Grand Slam data analysis partner IBM has skeptically graded the chances of Novak Djokovic to win the 2021 US Open. Heading into the tournament, “Power Rankings” on the US Open website have put 20-time Grand Slam Champion Djokovic as only the #2 favorite to win. At this stage, IBM Watson has picked current World […] READ MORE


What’s Next For Federer After Canada, Cincinnati Withdrawals?

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The Roger Federer withdrawal from two major North American hardcourt tournaments has put his participation in the US Open very much in doubt. The tournaments announced separately that Federer had pulled out due to his lingering right knee injury. The reason that the Federer withdrawal from these Masters 1000 tournaments makes his US Open future […] READ MORE


It’s Time To Change The Medical Timeout Rules In Tennis

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Belinda Bencic of Switzerland took home Olympic gold with a three-set win over Czech Marketa Vondrousova, but controversy surrounding medical timeouts once again threatened to overshadow the on-court action. On serve in the third set, with Bencic leading 4-3 and Vondrousova ready to serve, the Swiss called for and was granted a medical timeout for […] READ MORE


Are We Pressuring Our Female Athletes To The Brink?

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After the exits of Simone Biles and Naomi Osaka from the Tokyo Olympics, as well as Emma Raducanu from Wimbledon, all implicating pressure as a reason, I have to wonder: What are we doing to our female athletes? Has the pressure around these women gone too far? Hear me out for a sec. I really […] READ MORE


The Obstacles Between Djokovic and Gold, Ranked

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Novak Djokovic has been sailing through a barrage of challenges at the Tokyo Olympics as if it were an easy put away at the net. But even the GOAT struggles with his overhead sometimes, so here’s a look at the biggest hurdles Djokovic has on his way to his quest for an Olympic Gold Medal, […] READ MORE