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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 218, had been provisionally suspended
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MELBOURNE, Australia — The political leader of Australia’s Victorian state says despite “incredibly complex” negotiations, he is confident January’s Australian Open tennis tournament will proceed. Daniel Andrews, the state’s top lawmaker, on Monday had cast doubts over planning for the season’s first tennis Grand Slam tournament which is scheduled for Jan. 18-31 at Melbourne Park.
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After one of the strangest and most unpredictable years in modern history, we’ve made it to the end of the 2020 tennis season. The coronavirus pandemic stopped the ATP and WTA seasons in March. Following months of uncertainty, tour-level competition resumed in August. The WTA was forced to cancel its year-end tournament due to restrictions
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BERLIN — Former Wimbledon finalist Sabine Lisicki ended her latest comeback attempt Wednesday because of a severe knee injury. The German player has struggled with injuries in recent years and was trying to rebuild her form when she tore an anterior cruciate ligament on Monday during a doubles match in Linz, Austria. “I already had
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Australia’s Nick Kyrgios has opened up on his experiences with depression and has said returning to live with his parents in Canberra this year has been good for his mind and soul. Kyrgios, who started seeing a psychologist in 2018, has been criticised by some for not caring enough about his tennis career. 1 Related
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