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FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2020, file photo, Sofia Kenin of the U.S. holds the Daphne Akhurst Memorial Cup after defeating Spain's Garbine Muguruza in the women's singles final at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia. Tennis Australia chief executive Craig Tiley will be looking at the delayed running of both the U.S. Open and French Open to help plan contingencies for the first Grand Slam tournament of 2021, but Tiley says the tournament has already decided on how the Australian Open will shape up in January, reduced seating due to social distancing, players in a secure biosecurity

2021 Australian Open: Smaller crowds, player bio-security

Jul. 24, 2020 11:47 PM EDT

Australian Open organizers have settled on a plan to host the 2021 tournament complete with bio-security and fewer spectators. Tennis Australia chief executive Craig Tiley will be looking at the running of both the U.S. Open and delayed French Open to help plan contingencies for the first Grand Slam tournament of...

Springfield Laser tennis player Olga Govortsova delivers a serve during the World TeamTennis tournament at The Greenbrier resort Sunday July 12, 2020, in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Fans welcomed to World TeamTennis matches in West Virginia

Jul. 12, 2020 6:12 PM EDT

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) — Tennys Sandgren celebrated a game-clinching point in pandemic-appropriate fashion, retrieving the ball himself in the absence of ball kids, and exchanging an awkward fist-to-elbow bump with a teammate as the World TeamTennis season started before mask-wearing fans on...

FILE - In this July 14, 2015, file photo, Washington Kastles' Venus Williams serves to Austin Aces' Nicole Gibbs during a tennis match in Washington. World TeamTennis says Venus Williams has committed to play in its three-week season that starts July 12, 2020. Williams will be a member of the Washington Kastles. That is one of nine teams that will gather at a resort in West Virginia. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

Venus Williams joins World TeamTennis; season starts in July

Jun. 25, 2020 2:34 PM EDT

Venus Williams has signed up to play World TeamTennis for the 15th time, the league announced Thursday. She will be a member of the Washington Kastles, one of nine teams that will gather at a resort in West Virginia for a three-week season starting July 12. Matches normally are played at various sites around the...

FILE - In this July 19, 2013, file photo, Texas Wild's Bob Bryan, left, covers his mouth as he talks with partner and brother, Mike Bryan during their World TeamTennis men's doubles match against the Washington Kastles in Irving, Texas. World TeamTennis is changing two key policies related to players who test positive for COVID-19, including giving full salaries, instead of its original plan to only offer a prorated portion, to those who get sick during the three-week season. (AP Photo/Kim Johnson Flodin, File)

World TeamTennis changes policies for COVID-positive players

Jun. 17, 2020 5:18 PM EDT

World TeamTennis is changing two key policies related to players who test positive for COVID-19, including giving full salaries — instead of its original plan to only offer a prorated portion — to those who get sick during the three-week season. WTT CEO Carlos Silva told The Associated Press in a...

FILE - In this Feb. 17, 2020, file photo, Belgium's Kim Clijsters returns the ball to Spain's Gabrine Muguruza during a match of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championship in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Any World TeamTennis player or coach who tests positive for COVID-19 when arriving for the three-week 2020 season will be dropped from the league without pay. The health plan released Tuesday, June 16, 2020, by the WTT for its matches starting July 12 at The Greenbrier in West Virginia also calls for two daily temperature checks for spectators, no ball kids, a chair umpire aided by electronic line-calling instead of line judges, and no high-fives or handshakes between opponents. The rosters announced for the WTT's nine teams include Grand Slam title winners Kim Clijsters, Sloane Stephens, Sofia Kenin and the Bryan brothers.  (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)

World TeamTennis players testing positive for COVID lose pay

Jun. 16, 2020 2:32 PM EDT

A World TeamTennis player or coach who tests positive for COVID-19 when arriving for the three-week 2020 season will be dropped from the league without pay. Someone testing positive once competition has started would be held out for the rest of the season but still be compensated on a prorated basis. The health...