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ITF puts half of staff on furlough, cuts others’ pay

The International Tennis Federation is putting about half of its staff on furlough and cutting other employees' salaries because of the coronavirus pandemic.The move includes a 30% pay drop in 2020 for ITF President David Haggerty and reductions of...

In Britain, Summer Sports Cancellations Just Hit Different

That is, of course, in part because minds are on the much more pressing concern of the soaring death tolls of the coronavirus pandemic; in part it is because, locked down and scared, few would have assumed those landmarks...

Tennis Integrity Unit links rising gambling alerts to coronavirus

The group charged with monitoring gambling and punishing corruption in tennis found nearly double the number of suspect matches during the first three months of 2020 -- an increase it tied to the coronavirus pandemic.The London-based Tennis Integrity Unit...

Serenas coach wants revolting tennis industry to change amid coronavirus pandemic

Serena Williams' coach Patrick Mouratoglou has called on tennis governing bodies to come together and devise a way of helping lower level professionals struggling financially due to the coronavirus shutdown.The tennis season was halted in early March due to...

Roger Federer offers solo tennis drill, feedback for Twitter fans

Roger Federer offered stuck-at-home amateurs the ultimate online fantasy camp of sorts Tuesday, a chance to get tennis tips from a guy many consider the greatest of all time.While people all over the world are cooped up because of...

Caroline Wozniacki’s final match vs. Serena Williams postponed

Former No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki's farewell to tennis -- an exhibition match against good friend Serena Williams -- is being postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak.The last tournament of the 29-year-old Wozniacki's professional career came in January at the...

Live, From a Connecticut Backyard, It’s … a Sport!

Televised live sports have all but vanished in the age of coronavirus, but an unlikely exception emerged recently on ESPN3: the “2020 Platform Tennis World Championships.”The name was rather grandiose for a makeshift tournament streamed live from a backyard...

Simona Halep says injured foot is pain-free, but tennis still on hold

Two-time major champion Simona Halep's injured foot is well enough that she has started running on it without pain.Halep said in a video posted on Twitter on Monday that she still is not healed to the point that she...

Tennis tours mull pushing back end of 2020 season as part of post-virus rescheduling

The men's and women's professional tennis tours are examining contingency plans for post-coronavirus rescheduling, including the possibility of pushing back the end of the 2020 season.The heads of the WTA and ATP said Monday their groups are working together...

How the home of US Open is transforming into a makeshift hospital

Barely seven months ago, scores of fans milled around the grounds of the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center during the US Open. Inside the exclusive, air-conditioned hospitality zone at the site's Indoor Training Center, lobster rolls and...

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