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Rare Barty baby vision causes a stir at Brisbane International

Rare Barty baby vision causes a stir at Brisbane International

Ash Barty is melting hearts with adorable vision of her appearance at the Brisbane International spreading across the internet. The Aussie tennis champ was all smiles while sitting in the stands inside the Pat Rafter Arena during the men’s singles match between Sebastian Korda’s and Yannick Hanfmann on Tuesday. While the sight of the 27-year-old...

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Women’s tennis returns to China after Peng Shuai boycott | CNN

Women’s tennis returns to China after Peng Shuai boycott | CNN

Hong Kong CNN  —  The Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) kicked off its first tournament in China in more than three years Monday, ending its boycott over the uncertain fate of tennis star Peng Shuai. One of China’s most recognizable sports figures, Peng was feared to be held incommunicado by the Chinese government in 2021 after...

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Serena Williams’ cryptic response as ex-World No.1 Simona Halep cops four-year doping ban

Serena Williams’ cryptic response as ex-World No.1 Simona Halep cops four-year doping ban

Former world number one Simona Halep has been given a four-year suspension from tennis for two doping offences, the International Tennis Integrity Agency said. The 31-year-old Romanian has been provisionally suspended since October last year after testing positive for the blood-boosting substance Roxadustat at the 2022 US Open. And in May the two-time Grand Slam...

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Naomi Osaka announces return to professional tennis in 2024 | CNN

Naomi Osaka announces return to professional tennis in 2024 | CNN

CNN  —  Former world No. 1 Naomi Osaka intends to return to professional tennis in 2024, the 25-year-old said in an interview with ESPN on Wednesday. The four-time major champion – who welcomed a baby girl in July with her boyfriend, rapper Cordae – said she plans to play a busy schedule next year. “It’s...

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For the first time, 2 Black men will face off in US Open quarterfinal | CNN

For the first time, 2 Black men will face off in US Open quarterfinal | CNN

CNN  —  No matter who wins Tuesday’s US Open quarterfinals match between Frances Tiafoe and Ben Shelton, history will be made: For the first time, two Black men will face off in the match. It’s also the first time since 2008 that two Black men play each other at Arthur Ashe Stadium. It’s been nearly...

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‘Still not enough’: ATP Tour’s salary scheme slammed

‘Still not enough’: ATP Tour’s salary scheme slammed

Australian tennis stars Nick Kyrgios and John Millman have weighed in on the ATP Tour’s new funding initiative. The ATP on Wednesday announced the creation from 2024 of a financial security program for players ranked inside the top 250, guaranteeing a minimum yearly income and support in case of injury. Organisers of the men’s professional...