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Ukrainian tennis star opposes Russian presence at US Open

Former tennis world number three Elina Svitolina has gone on record stating that she doesn’t agree with the US Open’s decision to allow Russian players to participate in the New York grand slam. The United States Tennis Association (USTA) announced its stance this week, which is line with that of the …

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Ukrainian tennis player criticizes Wimbledon points stripping

Retired Ukrainian tennis player Alexandr Dolgopolov has blasted his former sport’s men’s and women’s tennis tours, the ATP and WTA, for deciding to strip Wimbledon of its ranking points. The ATP and WTA made separate announcements revealing their moves on Friday night, which come as a response to the All …

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Tennis icon Becker jailed for 2.5 years in London

German tennis icon Boris Becker has been sentenced to two-and-a-half years in jail by a UK court after he was found to have violated terms of his 2017 bankruptcy.  The former world number one was found guilty earlier this month in London, the same city in which he won his three Wimbledon …

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Svitolina demands Russians answer 3 questions to avoid tennis ban

Ukrainian star Elina Svitolina has called on the world tennis authorities to demand that Russian and Belarusian players give guarantees that they do not support the leadership of their respective countries before being allowed to compete. Svitolina, 27, issued her demands on Wednesday – the same day that Wimbledon announced …

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Tennis bad boy suffers third straight exit meltdown (VIDEO)

Tennis bad boy Nick Kyrgios raged at an umpire once more as he was knocked out of a third straight US tournament in meltdown fashion on Saturday. The Australian world number 94 had managed to reach the semi-finals of the US Men’s Clay Court Championship in Houston where he faced Reilly Opelka. …

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Tennis legend guilty of four charges in bankruptcy case

Six-time grand slam winner and former tennis icon Boris Becker could be jailed for up to seven years after being found guilty of four charges related to his bankruptcy ordeal. The German ex-world number one stood accused of hiding millions of pounds worth of assets in order to avoid paying …

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Ukrainian tennis ace wants total ban on Russians

Ukrainian former tennis star Alexandr Dolgopolov has accused sports chiefs of being “too passive,” calling on them to ban Russian players from participating in international competitions. While numerous sports federations have suspended Russian athletes and teams following an International Olympic Committee (IOC) recommendation, the International Tennis Federation (ITF) and both the ATP …

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Tennis legend in damning verdict on ‘weird’ Djokovic fiasco

One of the most outspoken figures in tennis has savaged the Australian government over Novak Djokovic’s deportation, calling his Covid vaccination row nonsense as part of a rant in which he seemed confused about some of the facts. Passionate pundit McEnroe has received a mixed reaction after reportedly calling Djokovic’s …

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