Andy Murray backs proposal to merge WTA, ATP tours

Andy Murray has backed Roger Federer’s call to merge the men’s and women’s tours, saying that many top male players believe it will be a positive step for tennis. “When you have a lot of the top male players now starting to discuss and talk about it, that’s definitely very promising, he told CNN on Friday “When [see more]

Maria says goodbye to tennis

I remember this as if it were yesterday. She had a fantastic tournament and defeated Serena Williams in the final. She was just 17 years old and on top of the tennis world. Maria Sharapova has announced that she is retiring from tennis with immediate effect. The 32-year-old Russian enjoyed a glittering career that saw [see more]

Leander Paes to retire in 2020

Leander Paes to retire

Recently retired Marcos Baghdatis to coach Elina Svitolina

Marcos Baghdatis, the 2006 Australian Open runner-up, is going to start helping coach top-10 player Elina Svitolina. Baghdatis wrote Wednesday on Twitter that he was “glad to announce the next chapter of my life.” I am so glad to announce the next chapter of my life and look forward to Coaching a great athlete and super [see more]

Kim Clijsters targets March return 7 years after retiring

BRUSSELS — Kim Clijsters plans to make her delayed comeback to tennis at the Monterrey Open in March, more than seven years after her second retirement. Clijsters said on Monday she accepted wild cards into the Mexican hard-court event which begins on March 2, followed by Indian Wells from March 11, then the Charleston clay tournament from [see more]

Margaret Court doubles down on controversial views

Margaret Court has doubled down on her controversial views in a fiery sermon at her Perth church, condemning trans athletes in the wake of her hard-fought battle to be celebrated by Tennis Australia for the 50th anniversary of her grand slam year next month. In November, Court demanded to be formally welcomed to Melbourne Park [see more]

Ex-French Open champ Francesca Schiavone reveals she is cancer-free

Former French Open champion Francesca Schiavone revealed on Friday she is cancer-free. “They diagnosed me with a [malignant] tumor. It was the toughest fight that I’ve ever faced,” the retired Italian player said in a video on Instagram. “The best thing is that I was able to win this battle. “When they told me a few [see more]

Caroline Wozniacki to Retire after 2020 AO

Wozniacki to retire in 2020