Tennis

Naomi Osaka Withdraws from French Open over Media Boycott

Tennis star Naomi Osaka announced via Twitter, Monday, she will be withdrawing from the French Open saying, she “never wanted to be a distraction” following day of controversy for not participate in the mandatory media interviews at Roland-Garros.

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72 Tennis Players in Lockdown After Virus Cases on Flights

The number of players in hard quarantine swelled to 72 ahead of the Australian Open after a fifth positive coronavirus test was returned from the charter flights bringing players, coaches, officials and media to Melbourne for the season-opening tennis major.

Tennis

WATCH: Djokovic Out of US Open After Hitting Line Judge with Ball

NEW YORK (AP) — Novak Djokovic was kicked out of the U.S. Open for accidentally hitting a line judge in the throat with a tennis ball after dropping a game in his fourth-round match Sunday, a stunning end to his 29-match winning streak and bid for an 18th Grand Slam title.

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Osaka Withdraws in Protest; W&S Put on Hold Thursday

NEW YORK (AP) — Fourth-seeded Naomi Osaka reached the semifinals of the Western & Southern Open on Wednesday and withdrew a few hours later in a call for racial justice, drawing quick support from other players. Soon after, the whole tournament was put on hold for a day.

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Novak Djokovic Tests Positive for Coronavirus

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Top-ranked tennis player Novak Djokovic announced Tuesday he and his wife have COVID-19 after he played in a series of exhibition matches he organized in Serbia and Croatia with zero social distancing amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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