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    Tennis Tours Debate Ranking Systems Frozen by the Coronavirus

    For professional tennis players, the coronavirus pandemic has meant canceled tournaments, lost income and frozen rankings, with the men’s and women’s tours putting their systems on hold in mid-March. Rankings are, in many respects, the coin of the tennis realm: the determining factor in players’ ability to enter events, receive seedings and even earn certain […] More

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    U.S.T.A. Reinstates U.S. Open Wheelchair Tournament

    After an outcry from players, the United States Tennis Association has restored the wheelchair tennis competition to the 2020 United States Open. In the initial plans for the tournament announced last week, the wheelchair events, mixed doubles and the junior and legends events had been eliminated. Part of the reasoning for the cuts was the […] More

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    Novak Djokovic Tests Positive for the Coronavirus

    Novak Djokovic, the world’s top-ranked male tennis player, said on Tuesday that he and his wife, Jelena, had tested positive for the coronavirus, after days of growing criticism over a tournament he organized after which other players and coaches were also found to be infected. The exhibition tournament, called the Adria Tour, was supposed to […] More

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    As Other Stars Waver, Serena Williams Says She’ll Play in the U.S. Open

    As the tennis tours laid out their road maps on Wednesday for a return to play in August, Serena Williams confirmed her desire to be a major part of those comeback plans and to play in this year’s United States Open. “Ultimately I really cannot wait to return to New York and play,” she said […] More

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    Cuomo Announces Support of U.S. Open in New York

    Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced Tuesday that the United States Open would be held as originally scheduled but without spectators at the U.S.T.A. Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Queens, approving a plan by the United States Tennis Association to salvage the Grand Slam tournament, one of the biggest sporting events in New York. […] More