“Last year’s French Open was the most special tournament of my career so this is not a decision I have made lightly,” Barty, who won her first major title last year at the French Open, said in a statement Tuesday. “I wish the players and the French Federation all the best for a successful tournament.” … [Read more...] about Barty opts out of French Open title defense amid pandemic
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So does the Dutchman think Saturday's finale will be a rematch of the controversial final that saw Osaka beat Williams or a rematch of the Western & Southern Open final that never was? Osaka withdrew ahead of her tussle with Azarenka due to a hamstring injury. … [Read more...] about Serena Williams and Victoria Azarenka: Friends, moms and tennis greats set for blockbuster battle in US Open semifinals
"And my trainer, getting me a lot fitter, stronger," she said. "And then also knowing what to do with my game, having a clear game plan on every single match that I go out there and I know what I have to do in order to win the match, having good execution and, yeah, just playing within myself but playing aggressive tennis." … [Read more...] about Jennifer Brady reaches US Open semifinals after a trip to Germany
"For me personally, it never mattered. I just always tried to focus on my next match," said the Austrian. "My focus or my concentration, it's the same. It doesn't matter if I play one of the Big Three members or if I play somebody else. … [Read more...] about Novak Djokovic’s default opens the door for young stars to win a grand slam, but will success come with an asterisk?
Certainly no thunderous applause or cacophony of yells that normally would reverberate over and over and over again through the course of a Grand Slam final, accompanying the players' introductions or preceding the first point or after the greatest of shots. … [Read more...] about Osaka Comes Back, Bests Azarenka at US Open