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Palermo opens way for return of Tours amid pandemic

Aug 10 2020

High-profile withdrawals and a player testing COVID-19 positive threatened to derail the Palermo Ladies Open before it even started but despite the early jitters the event heralded tennis' return from the forced shutdown after five months.

World No.2 Halep to decide on U.S. Open after Prague event

Aug 09 2020

World number two Simona Halep will take the final decision on her participation in the U.S. Open after playing this week's WTA Tour event in Prague, the Romanian said on Sunday.

WTT ready to share recipe for functional 'bubble': CEO

Aug 07 2020

MUMBAI World TeamTennis organisers are keen to share with other sports their experience of hosting a three-week tournament inside a bio-secure 'bubble' amid the COVID-19 pandemic, chief executive Carlos Silva told Reuters.

Vivo pulls 2020 IPL sponsorship amid China backlash

Aug 06 2020

NEW DELHI/MUMBAI China's Vivo will not be the title sponsor of this year's Indian Premier League (IPL), the Indian cricket board (BCCI) said on Thursday, amid a growing backlash against Chinese companies in India.

Vivo withdraws IPL sponsorship, sources say, amid China backlash

Aug 06 2020

NEW DELHI/MUMBAI China's Vivo has pulled out as title sponsor of this year's Indian Premier League (IPL), two sources with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters, amid a growing backlash against Chinese companies in India.

Cricket-Vivo withdraws IPL sponsorship, sources say, amid China backlash

Aug 06 2020

NEW DELHI/MUMBAI, Aug 6 China's Vivo has pulled out as title sponsor of this year's Indian Premier League (IPL), two sources with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters, amid a growing backlash against Chinese companies in India.

U.S. Open will still be a proper Grand Slam despite pullouts, says Nadal

Aug 05 2020

Rafa Nadal believes this year's U.S. Open champion will still feel like a Grand Slam winner despite the tournament losing some glamour due to the withdrawal of top players amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Spaniard said on Wednesday. | Video

Twist to the 'GOAT' race as Nadal opts to skip U.S. Open

Aug 05 2020

Rafa Nadal's decision to skip the U.S. Open because of health concerns has added another twist to the intriguing three-way battle for the most career men's Grand Slam titles and, in many eyes, the title of Greatest Of All Time (GOAT).

Palermo Open marks return of professional tours

Aug 01 2020

A handful of prominent late withdrawals may have taken some of the sheen off the Palermo Ladies Open but the importance of the claycourt event is not lost on the sport as it marks the return of professional tennis on Monday after the COVID-19 shutdown.

Tennis: Kenin ready for career restart after COVID-19 disruption

Jul 31 2020

MUMBAI The COVID-19 shutdown could not have come at a worse time for Australian Open champion Sofia Kenin but the American says she has made full use of the mini off-season and is raring to go when the professional circuit restarts next month.

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