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# tennis - Saturday 3 July, 2021

Federer coasts to third-round victory over Norrie, injured Kyrgios forced to retire
# Fed Express
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# Fed Express

Federer coasts to third-round victory over Norrie, injured Kyrgios forced to retire

Updated Jul 3rd 2021, 6:24 PM 7,079 Views 3 Comments

The Australian is out of the tournament with an abdominal injury.

# tennis - Thursday 1 July, 2021

Victoria Azarenka delivers 13-word press conference after Wimbledon defeat
# Blunt
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# Blunt

Victoria Azarenka delivers 13-word press conference after Wimbledon defeat

Jul 1st 2021, 10:07 PM 13,734 Views 2 Comments

Elsewhere, Great Britain’s Emma Raducanu continued her Wimbledon fairytale with a sensational win over Marketa Vondrousova.

Roger Federer impresses as he continues his dominance over Richard Gasquet
# Blown Away Gasquet
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# Blown Away Gasquet

Roger Federer impresses as he continues his dominance over Richard Gasquet

Updated Jul 1st 2021, 9:42 PM 2,880 Views 0 Comments

There were wins also for Nick Kyrgios, Alexander Zverev, and Daniil Medvedev.

World number one Barty progresses at Wimbledon but third seed Svitolina dumped out
# Recovery
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# Recovery

World number one Barty progresses at Wimbledon but third seed Svitolina dumped out

Jul 1st 2021, 5:38 PM 2,550 Views 0 Comments

Meanwhile, Coco Gauff enjoyed a Centre Court homecoming this afternoon.

# tennis - Wednesday 30 June, 2021

Curfew calls a halt to late-night thriller between Nick Kyrgios and Ugo Humbert
# Nick Of Time
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# Nick Of Time

Curfew calls a halt to late-night thriller between Nick Kyrgios and Ugo Humbert

Jun 30th 2021, 8:15 AM 4,984 Views 0 Comments

The decision drew a few boos from an enthralled crowd before a standing ovation for the players.

# tennis - Tuesday 29 June, 2021

Serena Williams retires injured from first round match at Wimbledon
# Forced Out
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# Forced Out

Serena Williams retires injured from first round match at Wimbledon

Jun 29th 2021, 8:20 PM 29,122 Views 23 Comments

Roger Federer and Ashleigh Barty both progressed but only after overcoming scares.

# tennis - Monday 28 June, 2021

Injured Simona Halep withdraws from Tokyo Olympics
# Ruled Out
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# Ruled Out

Injured Simona Halep withdraws from Tokyo Olympics

Jun 28th 2021, 9:38 PM 2,372 Views 0 Comments

The Romanian has missed the French Open and Wimbledon.

Andy Murray wins first Wimbledon singles match since 2017
# Day One
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# Day One

Andy Murray wins first Wimbledon singles match since 2017

Updated Jun 28th 2021, 9:01 PM 6,069 Views 2 Comments

Elsewhere today at SW19, Novak Djokovic made a winning start and Stefanos Tsitsipas crashed out.

# tennis - Sunday 27 June, 2021

Serena Williams the latest tennis star to opt out of the Olympics
# Decision
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# Decision

Serena Williams the latest tennis star to opt out of the Olympics

Jun 27th 2021, 2:23 PM 4,585 Views 0 Comments

The 39-year-old has four Olympic gold medals and made her debut at the Sydney Games in 2000.

# tennis - Friday 25 June, 2021

Defending champ Simona Halep the latest big-name withdrawal from Wimbledon
# Absent
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# Absent

Defending champ Simona Halep the latest big-name withdrawal from Wimbledon

Jun 25th 2021, 10:31 AM 3,523 Views 0 Comments

The Romanian tore her left calf muscle during a match in Rome in May and also missed the French Open.

# tennis - Sunday 20 June, 2021

Ireland seal Davis Cup promotion after play-off victory over Georgia
# Warriors
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# Warriors

Ireland seal Davis Cup promotion after play-off victory over Georgia

Jun 20th 2021, 11:11 AM 4,440 Views 3 Comments

The side progressed into Group II.

# tennis - Thursday 17 June, 2021

Osaka withdraws from Wimbledon and targets Olympics
# Opting Out
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# Opting Out

Osaka withdraws from Wimbledon and targets Olympics

Jun 17th 2021, 8:49 PM 4,571 Views 4 Comments

The world number two pulled out of the French Open citing her struggle with depression and anxiety.

Rafael Nadal says he is pulling out of Wimbledon and Olympics
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# Game Set And Relax

Rafael Nadal says he is pulling out of Wimbledon and Olympics

Jun 17th 2021, 1:13 PM 9,978 Views 4 Comments

The Spaniard says he is ‘listening to his body’.

# tennis - Monday 14 June, 2021

'Everything is possible': Djokovic eyes Golden Grand Slam
# Tennis
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# Tennis

'Everything is possible': Djokovic eyes Golden Grand Slam

Jun 14th 2021, 11:53 AM 3,851 Views 1 Comment

Djokovic now has nine Australian Opens, five Wimbledons, three US Opens and two French Opens.

# tennis - Saturday 12 June, 2021

Krejcikova wins French Open, dedicates victory to Novotna
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# Roland Garros

Krejcikova wins French Open, dedicates victory to Novotna

Jun 12th 2021, 4:36 PM 3,658 Views 1 Comment

The 25-year-old emulates compatriot Hana Mandlikova who claimed the trophy in Paris in 1981.

# tennis - Friday 11 June, 2021

Novak Djokovic overcomes Rafael Nadal in French Open classic to reach final
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# Epic

Novak Djokovic overcomes Rafael Nadal in French Open classic to reach final

Jun 11th 2021, 11:01 PM 7,602 Views 6 Comments

Djokovic came from a set down to end Nadal’s reign as champion.

Stefanos Tsitsipas battles past Alexander Zverev to reach French Open final
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# Roland Garros

Stefanos Tsitsipas battles past Alexander Zverev to reach French Open final

Jun 11th 2021, 8:22 PM 2,490 Views 1 Comment

Zverev recovered from two sets down to force a decider as Tsitsipas prevailed 6-3 6-3 4-6 4-6 6-3.

‘I’m just going to have fun’ – Barbora Krejcikova set for two French Open finals
# Doubling Up
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# Doubling Up

‘I’m just going to have fun’ – Barbora Krejcikova set for two French Open finals

Jun 11th 2021, 5:25 PM 3,074 Views 0 Comments

Krejcikova will play Anastasia Pavlychenkova in the singles final on Saturday and will also contest the doubles final.

# tennis - Thursday 10 June, 2021

Krejcikova saves match point to set up French Open final with Pavlyuchenkova
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# Pav

Krejcikova saves match point to set up French Open final with Pavlyuchenkova

Updated Jun 10th 2021, 7:45 PM 3,512 Views 6 Comments

It will be a Czech Republic v Russia final at Roland Garros.

# tennis - Wednesday 9 June, 2021

Djokovic sets up Nadal reunion after curfew-interrupted French Open quarter-final
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# Roland Garros

Djokovic sets up Nadal reunion after curfew-interrupted French Open quarter-final

Updated Jun 9th 2021, 11:01 PM 4,886 Views 1 Comment

Matteo Berrettini was his quarter-final opponent.

Sakkari stuns reigning champ Swiatek to become first Greek woman to reach Grand Slam semi
# Roland Garros
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# Roland Garros

Sakkari stuns reigning champ Swiatek to become first Greek woman to reach Grand Slam semi

Jun 9th 2021, 4:55 PM 2,668 Views 0 Comments

For the first time in the Open era, the French Open semi-finals will feature four women who have never previously gotten this far at the Slams.

# tennis - Monday 7 June, 2021

French Open quarter-finalist 'locked herself away, cried' before match
# Struggles
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# Struggles

French Open quarter-finalist 'locked herself away, cried' before match

Jun 7th 2021, 3:44 PM 6,587 Views 1 Comment

Barbora Krejcikova, ranked 33 in the world, defeated America’s Sloane Stephens, the 2018 runner-up in Paris.

# tennis - Sunday 6 June, 2021

Serena Williams knocked out of French Open by Rybakina as quest for 24th Slam goes on
# Tennis
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# Tennis

Serena Williams knocked out of French Open by Rybakina as quest for 24th Slam goes on

Jun 6th 2021, 8:20 PM 4,666 Views 3 Comments

Williams took the positives after a 6-3 7-5 defeat to Elena Rybakina.

Roger Federer pulls out of French Open after advancing to last 16
# The Long Game
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# The Long Game

Roger Federer pulls out of French Open after advancing to last 16

Updated Jun 6th 2021, 4:01 PM 59,072 Views 10 Comments

‘It’s important that I listen to my body and make sure I don’t push myself too quickly on my road to recovery.’

# tennis - Friday 4 June, 2021

Serena Williams powers into French Open fourth round to boost record hopes
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# Roland Garros

Serena Williams powers into French Open fourth round to boost record hopes

Jun 4th 2021, 5:18 PM 2,444 Views 0 Comments

Elsewhere there were wins for Daniil Medvedev and Alexander Zverev.

# tennis - Wednesday 2 June, 2021

Djokovic hails 'bold, brave' Osaka for French Open withdrawal
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# Roland Garros

Djokovic hails 'bold, brave' Osaka for French Open withdrawal

Jun 2nd 2021, 8:11 AM 3,464 Views 7 Comments

Osaka refused to attend post-match press conferences, and revealed the depression she has been suffering since 2018.

# tennis - Tuesday 1 June, 2021

Djokovic eases to opening Roland Garros win on silent night
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# Tennis

Djokovic eases to opening Roland Garros win on silent night

Jun 1st 2021, 10:55 PM 2,723 Views 1 Comment

A French government Covid-19 curfew started at 9pm.

Grand slams pledge support to Osaka and promise 'meaningful improvements', but stress the need for rules
# Precedent
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# Precedent

Grand slams pledge support to Osaka and promise 'meaningful improvements', but stress the need for rules

Jun 1st 2021, 6:41 PM 4,758 Views 4 Comments

The tennis world has been reacting to Osaka’s shock decision at Roland Garros.

Opinion: When Naomi Osaka talks, we should listen - athletes are not commodities
# Pro Tennis
# Pro Tennis

Opinion: When Naomi Osaka talks, we should listen - athletes are not commodities

Updated Jun 1st 2021, 2:15 PM 20,693 Views 50 Comments

As Osaka withdraws from the French Open, psychology professor Peter Terry says we should remember that athletes are not super human

# tennis - Monday 31 May, 2021

Serena 'feels for' Osaka, has also experienced 'very difficult' press conferences
# Empathy
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# Empathy

Serena 'feels for' Osaka, has also experienced 'very difficult' press conferences

May 31st 2021, 11:07 PM 5,295 Views 7 Comments

The US star earned a first-round 7-6 (8/6), 6-2 win over Irina-Camelia Begu.

Federer impresses with straight-sets win on grand slam return at French Open
# Roland Garros
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# Roland Garros

Federer impresses with straight-sets win on grand slam return at French Open

May 31st 2021, 5:54 PM 2,185 Views 0 Comments

The 39-year-old is playing in his first major tournament since last year’s Australian Open after two knee operations.

Osaka wants to use French Open media boycott 'to bring about change', says coach
# Call For Change
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# Call For Change

Osaka wants to use French Open media boycott 'to bring about change', says coach

May 31st 2021, 11:58 AM 3,053 Views 3 Comments

On Sunday, officials at Roland Garros threatened Osaka, the world number two, with disqualification.

# tennis - Sunday 30 May, 2021

Osaka warned she faces French Open disqualification if she continues to refuse media interviews
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# French Open

Osaka warned she faces French Open disqualification if she continues to refuse media interviews

May 30th 2021, 8:00 PM 54,554 Views 64 Comments

The world number two was fined on Sunday for not holding a post-match press conference.

'Work in progress' Osaka lets racket do talking at French Open
# Roland Garros
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# Roland Garros

'Work in progress' Osaka lets racket do talking at French Open

May 30th 2021, 12:47 PM 3,250 Views 1 Comment

The world number two won her opening match in straight sets.

# tennis - Thursday 27 May, 2021

Naomi Osaka won’t talk to media at French Open due to impact on mental health
# Departure From The Norm
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# Departure From The Norm

Naomi Osaka won’t talk to media at French Open due to impact on mental health

May 27th 2021, 5:09 PM 6,468 Views 15 Comments

The world number two feels news conferences put an unfair burden on players.

# tennis - Monday 26 April, 2021

Zoos and wildlife parks, tennis and golf: Here's what restrictions are changing today
# Reopening
# Reopening

Zoos and wildlife parks, tennis and golf: Here's what restrictions are changing today

Apr 26th 2021, 6:10 AM 33,461 Views 35 Comments

Zoos and wildlife parks are permitted to reopen from today.

# tennis - Thursday 15 April, 2021

Dan Evans stuns Novak Djokovic to reach Monte-Carlo Masters quarter-finals
# Upset
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# Upset

Dan Evans stuns Novak Djokovic to reach Monte-Carlo Masters quarter-finals

Apr 15th 2021, 3:43 PM 2,128 Views 0 Comments

The British number is now in the quarter-finals of a Masters event for the first time, where he will face David Goffin

# tennis - Sunday 11 April, 2021

'The only moment of happiness is when I'm at home' - Tennis' enfant terrible in remarkable outburst
# Angry
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# Angry

'The only moment of happiness is when I'm at home' - Tennis' enfant terrible in remarkable outburst

Apr 11th 2021, 10:32 PM 9,969 Views 0 Comments

Benoit Paire brought his horror show to mainland Europe on Sunday.

# tennis - Thursday 8 April, 2021

French Open postponed by a week in hope for more spectators to attend
# Delayed
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# Delayed

French Open postponed by a week in hope for more spectators to attend

Apr 8th 2021, 9:38 AM 1,905 Views 0 Comments

The main draw is due to start on May 30 and finish on June 13.

# tennis - Thursday 1 April, 2021

Barty reaches Miami final as Hurkacz topples Tsitsipas
# Upsets
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# Upsets

Barty reaches Miami final as Hurkacz topples Tsitsipas

Apr 1st 2021, 11:15 PM 1,775 Views 8 Comments

Australia’s Barty fired 27 winners in a 6-3, 6-3 victory over fifth-seeded Ukrainian Elina.