7:30 AM ET Associated Press LONDON — Ukrainian tennis player Stanislav Poplavskyy has been given a lifetime ban for participating in match-fixing activities, the Tennis Integrity Unit said Friday. The TIU said Poplavskyy took part in match-fixing and “courtsiding” activities on multiple occasions between 2015 and 2019. Courtsiding involves transmission of live scoring data from
4:35 PM ET Associated Press The U.S. Tennis Association has canceled its National Winter Championships in Arizona and Florida because of the coronavirus pandemic. The youth tournaments were supposed to run from Dec. 28 to Jan. 3. The USTA said Wednesday that it took into account recent CDC recommendations to limit interstate travel and problems
2:38 AM ET The 2021 Australian Open is reportedly set to go ahead on Feb. 8, three weeks after the original Melbourne Park start date. According to multiple sources, Tennis Australia CEO Craig Tiley has sent an email to players, coaches and managers outlining strict conditions, including two weeks quarantine. News Corp reported Tiley’s leaked
7:06 AM ET Associated Press LONDON — – Spanish tennis player Enrique López was banned for eight years on Tuesday for fixing matches at tournaments in 2017. The Tennis Integrity Unit said López cannot play in or attend any officially recognized tournament while banned. He was fined $25,000. The 29-year-old Lopez reached a career high
9:19 AM ET ESPN News Services Three-time Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka will be starring in a new Japanese manga comic book series as a cartoon character in a magazine for teenage girls. Osaka’s sister, Mari, helped produce “Unrivaled Naomi Tenka-ichi” — or “world number one” — which will be running in “Nakayosi” magazine starting
8:33 AM ET Associated Press HAMBURG, Germany — Tennis great Boris Becker said Wednesday he is stepping down from a position overseeing youth development and the Davis Cup team at the German Tennis Federation. The six-time major winner said he no longer had enough time to do the job that he started in 2017. Becker
7:01 PM ET Victorian Sports and Tourism Minister Martin Pakula concedes the 2021 Australian Open will “most likely” be delayed – but only by a week or two. Pakula on Wednesday also said the delicate negotiations between the governments and various stakeholders were close to a conclusion, after Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews earlier told the
4:49 AM ET Andy Murray has said Lewis Hamilton is deserving of a knighthood but added that he doesn’t believe athletes should be given the award from Queen Elizabeth II. The Times reported that seven-time Formula One champion Hamilton would receive the honour in recognition of his achievements in 2020. 1 Related Hamilton, 35, has
4:33 PM ET Associated Press LONDON — Nearing defeat, Daniil Medvedev suddenly switched tactics at the ATP Finals and collected the biggest title of his career by beating U.S. Open champion Dominic Thiem 4-6, 7-6 (2), 6-4 on Sunday. The fourth-ranked Medvedev became the first player to beat each of the men who were Nos.
11:34 PM ET Associated Press MELBOURNE, Australia — Tennis Australia said the dates for next year’s Australian Open in Melbourne should be known within two weeks. Chief executive Craig Tiley responded on Sunday to unsourced reports the season-opening grand slam event might be pushed back until February, March or even later. The tournament is scheduled
12:50 PM ET Associated Press LONDON — The Tennis Integrity Unit has banned Bulgarian player Aleksandrina Naydenova for life and fined her $150,000 for match-fixing offenses. Naydenova “had partaken in match-fixing activity multiple times between 2015 and 2019,” the anti-corruption body said in a statement Friday. The 28-year-old Naydenova, whose highest WTA singles ranking was
11:23 AM ET Associated Press LONDON — Novak Djokovic reached the semifinals at the ATP Finals and eliminated Alexander Zverev on Friday by beating the German 6-3, 7-6 (4), ensuring the top four players in the world advanced to the semifinals at the season-ending event for the first time since 2004. The top-ranked Djokovic set
9:31 AM ET A former LSU women’s tennis player has accused her former coach of lying about her knowledge of a Tigers football player physically abusing her between May 2017 and August 2018, and accused the coach of “betraying” her during an investigation. The former player, Jade Lewis, 21, of Hilton Head, South Carolina, posted