Retired tennis player Patrick McEnroe tests positive for coronavirus

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ESPN commentator and former tennis player Patrick McEnroe tested positive for COVID-19, he said in a video he released via Twitter on Tuesday, but said he's feeling better as he remains in quarantine in the basement of his home in Westchester, N.Y.

McEnroe, 53, said he "got some minor symptoms" and self-isolated 10 or 11 days ago. He recently ...Read more

WTA and ATP tours cancel more tournaments amid the coronavirus pandemic

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The professional tennis calendar lost more events on Wednesday when the men's and women's tours announced the cancellation of tournaments through June 7. That wiped out high-profile tournaments in Madrid and Rome, as well as women's tournaments in Strasbourg, France, and Rabat, Morocco, and men's events in Munich, Germany; Estoril, Portugal; ...Read more

Miami Open tennis tournament wiped out due to the coronavirus outbreak

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MIAMI -- The Miami Open, one of the world's most prestigious tennis tournaments, joined the long list of sporting events to be canceled due to the coronavirus outbreak. The tournament, featuring nearly all of the sport's top players, was scheduled to take place March 23-April 5 at Hard Rock Stadium.

More than 300,000 fans attend the tournament ...Read more

Miami Open still 'moving forward as scheduled' as coronavirus prompts other cancellations

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MIAMI -- Despite coronavirus fears causing Miami to cancel the Ultra Music Festival and Calle Ocho, the Miami Open is still scheduled for later this month.

The two-week tennis tournament, which features the top men's and women's players in the world, is expected to attract a large crowd after bringing in over 388,000 spectators last year to ...Read more

BNP Paribas Open to offer fans refunds amid coronavirus outbreak

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LOS ANGELES -- Organized interaction between players and fans at the BNP Paribas Open will be limited and players will be required to manage their own towels without the help of ball kids, organizers said on Friday in announcing additional actions designed to keep players, fans and volunteers safe from the coronavirus. A chair will be placed at ...Read more

Roger Federer, Serena Williams headline star-studded 2020 Miami Open field

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Roger Federer and Serena Williams are returning to the Miami Open.

For the second year at Hard Rock Stadium, fans will get a chance to see another star-studded lineup with the field featuring 19 players who have a combined 100 career Grand Slam singles titles.

The Miami Open, which was previously held at Crandon Park ...Read more

Kenin beats Muguruza in Australian Open final to capture first Grand Slam title

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MELBOURNE, Australia -- Fourteenth-seeded American Sofia Kenin defeated former world No. 1 Garbine Muguruza 4-6, 6-2, 6-2, in the Australian Open final on Saturday to claim her first career Grand Slam title.

The 21-year-old became the youngest to win the title in Melbourne since Maria Sharapova defeated Ana Ivanovic in the 2008 final between 20...Read more

Thiem defeats Zverev to reach first career Australian Open final

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MELBOURNE, Australia -- Fifth seed Dominic Thiem on Friday defeated seventh seed and friend Alexander Zverev 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7-3), 7-6 (7-4) to reach his first Australian Open final, where he will face defending champion Novak Djokovic.

The 26-year-old came from one set down and saved two set points in the third set as he before wrapped up ...Read more

Djokovic routs Federer to reach 8th Australian Open final; Kenin, Muguruza to meet for women's title

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MELBOURNE, Australia -- Defending champion Novak Djokovic on Thursday night defeated ailing 20-time Grand Slam winner Roger Federer 7-6 (7-1), 6-4, 6-3 to claim sole ownership of the all-time record for most Australian Open finals with an eighth appearance.

Spain's Garbine Muguruza, meanwhile, defeated fourth seed Simona Halep 7-6 (10-8), 7-5 ...Read more

Thiem stuns Nadal to face Zverev in Australian Open semifinal

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MELBOURNE, Australia -- Austria's Dominic Thiem upset world No. 1 Rafael Nadal 7-6 (7-3), 7-6 (7-4), 4-6, 7-6 (8-6) with an inspired performance on Wednesday night to make his first Australian Open semifinal.

The 26-year-old will next meet seventh seed Alexander Zverev of Germany, who also defeated a former Melbourne champion, Stan Wawrinka, 1-...Read more

Federer and Djokovic advance to Australian Open semifinals, set to clash for 50th time

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MELBOURNE, Australia -- Defending champion Novak Djokovic on Tuesday overcame the powerful serve of Canada's Milos Raonic, defeating him 6-4, 6-3, 7-6 (7-1), to set up an Australian Open semifinal clash with Roger Federer, their 50th career matchup.

Earlier, Federer pulled off the second great escape of his Melbourne campaign by saving seven ...Read more

Nadal defeats Kyrgios in blockbuster clash to reach quarters

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MELBOURNE, Australia -- World number one Rafael Nadal defeated home hope Nick Kyrgios 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (8-6), 7-6 (7-4) on Monday to progress to the quarter-finals of the Australian Open after an epic battle fought at a sold out Rod Laver Arena.

Fellow Spaniard Garbine Muguruza took down women's ninth seed Kiki Bertens 6-3, 6-3 to equal her best ...Read more

Barty, Federer, Djokovic into Australian Open quarters, Gauff out

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MELBOURNE, Australia -- World number one and 2019 Roland Garros champion Ash Barty got revenge for last year's Wimbledon defeat by Alison Riske with a 6-3, 1-6, 6-4 win over the American to reach the quarter-finals of the Melbourne major on Sunday, Australia Day.

The 23-year-old will meet fellow former Grand Slam winner Petra Kvitova in the ...Read more

Second seed Pliskova crashes out of Australian Open; Nadal sails into fourth round

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MELBOURNE, Australia -- Second seed Karolina Pliskova on Saturday became the latest top contender to crash out of the Australian Open in the third round after being defeated 7-6 (4-7), 7-6 (3-7) by 30th seed Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia.

Pliskova joined the likes of defending champion Naomi Osaka and 23-time Grand Slam winner Serena ...Read more

Serena ousted, Gauff upsets Osaka, Federer escapes in 5 in wild day at Australian Open

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MELBOURNE, Australia -- Naomi Osaka's hopes for a second consecutive Australian Open title were crushed by teenage sensation Coco Gauff, as were Serena Williams' dreams of a record-equaling 24th major title, while Roger Federer pulled off a great escape in a drama-filled Friday.

Gauff pulled off the biggest upset of her young career by ...Read more

Nadal, Medvedev, Pliskova all reach Australian Open third round in straight sets

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MELBOURNE, Australia -- World No. 1 Rafael Nadal on Thursday on led the charge of the high seeds making it into the third round of the Australian Open with a straight-set win over Argentina's Federico Delbonis.

Fourth seed Daniil Medvedev and women's second seed Karolina Pliskova also sailed through in straight sets wins as wind and rain caused...Read more

Federer, Osaka, Djokovic have little trouble advancing to third round at Australian Open

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MELBOURNE, Australia -- Reigning champions Naomi Osaka and Novak Djokovic won in straight sets in windy conditions on Wednesday to continue their title-defense campaigns at the Australian Open, as did former champions Serena Williams and Roger Federer.

Osaka showed signs of frustration as she struggled with consistency in her 6-2, 6-4 win over ...Read more

Nadal, Pliskova sail into second round of Australian Open

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MELBOURNE -- World No. 1 Rafael Nadal had a winning return to Rod Laver Arena with a 6-2, 6-3, 6-0 win over Hugo Dellien, while second seed Karolina Pliskova also stayed perfect against Kristina Mladenovic on her way to the second round of the Australian Open.

The first round on Tuesday claimed the first former Melbourne champion, Maria ...Read more

Pliskova through to second round of Australian Open in straight sets

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MELBOURNE -- World number two Karolina Pliskova returned to the Australian Open on Tuesday with a 6-1, 7-5 win over France's Kristina Mladenovic in a sunny, but chilly, Rod Laver Arena.

The 2019 semi finalist, who is seeking a first Grand Slam singles title, was in control in the opener, where she broke the Frenchwoman's serve twice.

The ...Read more

Winning start for reigning Australian Open champion Osaka

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MELBOURNE -- Australian Open reigning champion Naomi Osaka on Monday cleared the first hurdle to retain her crown with a 6-2, 6-4 win over Marie Bouzkova in the opening match of the tournament at the Rod Laver Arena.

The Japanese star, playing under a cloudy sky, had a shaky start against the Czech player, with a barrage of unforced errors -- ...Read more