Tennis

8:35 AM ET Caroline Wozniacki, the former world No. 1 and 2018 Australian Open winner, will play the 2020 Australian Open as her final tournament, she told ABC’s “Good Morning America” on Friday. She also announced her decision in a post on Instagram. View this post on Instagram I’ve played professionally since I was 15
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9:55 AM ET Tennis is now in its annual offseason, but don’t blink, lest you miss it. It says something about this 12-month sport that the 2019 season hasn’t even really ended — it’s been quietly humming along in the background with Challenger (ATP) and 175K WTA Tour events, offering both rankings points, prize money
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5:41 PM ET Ashleigh Barty has added yet more silverware to her stunning 2019 collection after winning a third straight Newcombe Medal as Australia’s outstanding tennis player of the year. Never in doubt, Barty formally received her award from John Newcombe at tennis’s night of nights at Melbourne’s Crown Palladium on Monday. During an unforgettable
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6:37 AM ET Associated Press BERN, Switzerland — The Swiss government says it will produce a 20 franc silver coin with Roger Federer’s image on it. The government says it’s the first time it has dedicated a commemorative coin to a living person. A 50 franc gold coin with Federer’s image on it will be
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Nov 29, 2019 NUR-SULTAN — Leander Paes bettered his own Davis Cup record by winning his 44th doubles match along with debutant Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan as India took an unassailable 3-0 lead against Pakistan with victory in the third rubber in Nur-Sultan on Saturday. The reverse singles rubbers were cancelled after India secured the tie. Pakistani
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12:37 AM ET Associated Press Tennis Australia has confirmed it plans to honor Margaret Court’s 50th anniversary of her 1970 Grand Slam during January’s Australian Open but has stressed her controversial anti-gay views “do not align with our values of equality, diversity and inclusion.” Court won 24 Grand Slam singles titles, including the French Open,
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3:06 AM ET Former world No. 1 Andy Murray has said he can finally play without worrying about his hip following career-saving surgery in January, but expects next year’s Australian Open to be the biggest test of his progress. The 32-year-old looked on the verge of ending his career at the start of 2019 after
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8:37 AM ET Associated Press PRAGUE — World No. 2 Karolina Pliskova has hired Daniel Vallverdu as coach to replace Conchita Martinez. Vallverdu, who previously was part of the coaching teams of Andy Murray, Stan Wawrinka, Tomas Berdych and Juan Martin del Potro, will aim to help Pliskova succeed at Grand Slams. Her best so
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3:49 AM ET Roger Federer and Alexander Zverev‘s exhibition contest in Mexico City on Saturday broke the world record for attendance at a tennis match, with 42,517 watching at the Plaza de Toros bullring. As reported by ESPN Mexico, 20-time Grand Slam champion Federer defeated world No. 7 Zverev 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 in front of
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10:00 AM ET Associated Press MADRID — The United States will face Uzbekistan in qualifiers for the 2020 Davis Cup finals. The Americans, the Davis Cup’s most successful team with 32 titles, will have choice of venues for the tie in March. Sunday’s draw also determined that 2019 champion Croatia will face the winner of
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1:35 PM ET ESPN News Services MADRID — Canada reached its first final in 106 years of playing Davis Cup by beating Russia 2-1 on Saturday. The Canadians will meet host and five-time champion Spain in Sunday’s final. In the decisive doubles match, Canada’s Vasek Pospisil and Denis Shapovalov beat Russia’s Karen Khachanov and Andrey
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