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FILE - In this July 6, 2017, file photo, Switzerland's Roger Federer kisses the trophy after defeating Croatia's Marin Cilic to win the men's singles final match on day thirteen at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)

AP PHOTOS: No Wimbledon champs in 2020, but plenty in past

Jul. 5, 2020 4:14 AM EDT

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — When one thinks of Wimbledon, one thinks of royalty — the sort that sits in the Royal Box and hands out the trophies, and the sort that earns the right to accept that championship hardware. There will be no tennis royalty or tennis champions at the All England Club in 2020,...

New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone during a baseball workout at Yankee Stadium in New York, Saturday, July 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

The Latest: Yankees' LeMahieu, Cessa test positive for virus

Jul. 4, 2020 7:34 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on sports around the world: ___ Yankees All-Star infielder DJ LeMahieu and right-hander Luis Cessa tested positive for the coronavirus before traveling to New York for preseason camp and are self-isolating at home. Manager Aaron Boone said LeMahieu was...

FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020 file photo, Frances Tiafoe of the United States makes a backhand return to Russia's Daniil Medvedev during their first round singles match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia. Frances Tiafoe has tested positive for the coronavirus and withdrawn from the All-American Team Cup tennis tournament. Tiafoe was scheduled to face Tennys Sandgren on Saturday, July 4, 2020 in the weekend tournament involving eight top American men’s players at Life Time Fitness in Peachtree Corners.(AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File)

Frances Tiafoe has coronavirus, exits Atlanta tennis event

Jul. 4, 2020 11:33 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Frances Tiafoe has tested positive for the coronavirus and withdrawn from the All-American Team Cup tennis tournament. Tiafoe was scheduled to face Tennys Sandgren on Saturday in the weekend tournament involving eight top American men's players at Life Time Fitness in Peachtree Corners. The...

Displaced Georgia tennis academy searches for permanent home

Jul. 4, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

WATKINSVILLE, Ga. (AP) — For the past 10 years, husband and wife tennis duo Michael and Debbie Beck of the Beck Tennis Academy have taught lessons intended to develop young athletes interested in improving their competitive tennis at any level. Though the Becks previously worked out of the Jennings Mill...

FILE - In this July 4, 1985, file photo, Chris Evert, left, and Martina Navratilova joke with Police Constable Les Bowie on Number Two Court at Wimbledon, England. Navratilova successfully defended her title against Evert on July 6, 1985. (AP Photo/Dave Caulkin, File)

Evert recalls ups and downs of long rivalry with Navratilova

Jul. 3, 2020 5:03 AM EDT

Chris Evert’s view of Martina Navratilova went from up-and-coming danger to doubles partner to foil in a record 14 Grand Slam finals to, these days, close pal. “My sister passed away in February, and Martina was there the whole day. She was at the funeral. She was there for the burial. She was at...

A workout area sits idle in the concourse under the first base stands at Fenway Park, Thursday, July 2, 2020, in Boston. The Boston Red Sox are scheduled resume training camp Friday at Fenway. (AP Photo/Jimmy Golen)

The Latest: USL's Indy Eleven to return with limited fans

Jul. 2, 2020 7:34 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The United Soccer League’s Indy Eleven will return to action next Saturday with limited fans at Lucas Oil Stadium. League officials announced a 263-game schedule that will be played over a 13-week span, leading to a...

FILE - In this June 4, 2017 file photo, spectators crowd around a bronze plaque of French tennis player Suzanne Lenglen at the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris. The French Tennis Federation says up to 60% of the stands can be filled with fans when play starts in September at Roland Garros. The clay-court tournament had been scheduled to start on May 24 but was postponed to Sept. 20 because of the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)

French Open to allow fans in stands at the tournament

Jul. 2, 2020 11:34 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The French Open will allow fans to attend this year's postponed tournament. The French Tennis Federation said Thursday up to 60% of the stands can be filled with fans when play starts in September at Roland Garros. Tickets will go on sale on July 16 for the Sept. 27-Oct. Oct. 11 tournament....

In this photo taken on Friday, June 12, 2020, Serbia's Novak Djokovic, centre, poses with volunteers and players during the Adria Tour charity tournament, in Belgrade Serbia. Novak  Djokovic’s parents have defended their son and blamed another tennis player for spreading the coronavirus at a series of exhibition matches hosted by the top-ranked player. Djokovic and his wife tested positive for the virus on Tuesday, June 23, 2020. Djokovic’s outspoken father blamed the cancellation of the Adria Tour on Grigor Dimitrov. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

Novak Djokovic and his wife test negative for coronavirus

Jul. 2, 2020 7:03 AM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Novak Djokovic and his wife have tested negative for the coronavirus, his media team said Thursday, 10 days after announcing they had contracted the disease. The top-ranked player tested positive for the virus after playing in an exhibition series he organized in Serbia and Croatia...

FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2020, file photo, Switzerland's Roger Federer, right, congratulates Serbia's Novak Djokovic on winning their semifinal match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill, File)

Analysis: No Wimbledon, jumbled season and 'Big 4' legacies

Jul. 1, 2020 6:03 AM EDT

It’s a complete guessing game, but it’s still fun to discuss: Will the legacies of the four most prominent and successful tennis players of today — and maybe ever — be affected by the coronavirus-interrupted 2020 season? And how will Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic...

FILE - In this July 13, 2017, file photo, Rick Street mows the grass on Centre Court at the All England Club on day nine at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London. At 7:30 a.m. each day of the Wimbledon fortnight, hours before competition begins, the keepers of the grass gather to meticulously prepare the tournament's famous courts for play. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)

AP PHOTOS: Wimbledon's grass, whites, rain and strawberries

Jun. 30, 2020 6:03 AM EDT

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Wimbledon is, of course, known for its carefully groomed grass courts — or, more properly, lawns. The surface is one of the most distinct aspects of the All England Club's Grand Slam tournament, which first was played in the 1870s. Not this year, though: Wimbledon was...