Tennis

11:05 AM ET Simon Cambers The Wimbledon Championships for this year have been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, the All England Club confirmed in a statement Wednesday. Wimbledon had been scheduled to be played between June 29 and July 12. Though the All England Club considered a number of alternatives, including postponement, it decided
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1:39 PM ET ESPN News Services Former U.S. Davis Cup captain Patrick McEnroe said in a video posted on social media that he tested positive for the coronavirus. McEnroe, younger brother of eight-time major champion John McEnroe, said he took a drive-through test in Westchester County, New York, after developing what he called “minor symptoms”
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5:49 AM ET The Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) said on Tuesday it is working to boost players’ earnings when the sport resumes and may extend the 2020 season. The season was suspended in early March due to the coronavirus pandemic, leaving players in the lowest tiers without any opportunity to earn a livelihood. 2 Related
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8:17 PM ET ESPN News Services The site of the US Open tennis tournament in New York is going to be used for 350 temporary hospital beds and to prepare food packages during the coronavirus pandemic. 2 Related U.S. Tennis Association spokesman Chris Widmaier says an area that houses indoor courts at the Billie Jean
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5:00 PM ET Associated Press MADRID — Athletes and musicians took part in an online global music festival organized by La Liga that raised more than €500,000 ($552,000) on Saturday for the fight against the coronavirus. Barcelona’s Gerard Pique, Real Madrid’s Sergio Ramos and tennis star Rafael Nadal were among those who participated in the
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1:20 PM ET Associated Press Two-time Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka says she is disappointed that the Olympics in her native Japan were postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic, but she supports the decision to delay the Summer Games to 2021. In a posting Saturday on social media, she said she’s “been thinking about how
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6:00 PM ET ESPN Stats & Information As Serena Williams and the rest of the tennis world are on hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic, ESPN2 will present a 12-hour programming marathon on Friday, highlighting several of Williams’ championship victories over the past two decades. The marathon slate will feature six marquee championship matchups —
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12:50 PM ET Simon Cambers Wimbledon will decide next week whether to go ahead with this year’s championships as planned or cancel them due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In a statement Wednesday, the All England Club suggested cancellation is more likely than postponement, should it decide it can’t hold the event as scheduled between June
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9:25 AM ET Roger Federer has joined the list of sports stars helping out during the coronavirus pandemic, with the former world No. 1 and his wife donating $1.02 million to vulnerable families in his native Switzerland. Barcelona forward Lionel Messi and Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola had each donated $1.08m to help clinics and
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