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One of the main public entrances to All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet club with the statue of former winner of the Wimbledon tennis championships Fred Perry in the background as the tennis Wimbledon tennis Championships 2020 has been cancelled due to public health concerns linked to the coronavirus, it has announced in London, Wednesday, April 1, 2020. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death.(AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

Virus forces Wimbledon cancellation for 1st time since WWII

Apr. 1, 2020 2:10 PM EDT

For the first time in its nearly century-and-a-half history, Wimbledon was canceled for a reason other than war, scrapped in 2020 on Wednesday because of the coronavirus pandemic. With Britain under a nationwide lockdown, the All England Club announced its decision to call off its storied two-week grass-court...

The Latest: Sparks guard Wiese tests positive for virus

Mar. 27, 2020 6:36 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Los Angeles Sparks guard Sydney Wiese posted on Twitter that she tested positive for COVID-19. Wiese said that she was “feeling well — fortunate to only show mild symptoms, but I am capable of spreading...

FILE - In this Monday, March 11, 2019, file photo, Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, walks off the court during a rain break in his match against Philipp Kohlschreiber, of Germany, at the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament in Indian Wells, Calif. The BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament, set to begin Wednesday, March 11, 2020, has been postponed after a case of coronavirus was confirmed in the Coachella Valley. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

Indian Wells tennis postponed after coronavirus confirmed

Mar. 9, 2020 3:47 AM EDT

The BNP Paribas Open, the near-major tennis tournament set to begin this week in the California desert, won't be played as scheduled after a case of coronavirus was confirmed in the Coachella Valley. It's the largest U.S. sporting event to be called off over concerns about the spread of the disease. The South by...

FILE - In this Nov. 13, 2019, file photo, Rafael Nadal, of Spain, uses a towel after he plays a point against Daniil Medvedev, of Russia, during their ATP World Tour singles tennis match at O2 Arena in London. Tennis players at the BNP Paribas Open that starts next week will have to manage their own towels on court and ball kids will wear gloves while working matches at the combined men's and women's tournament in the Southern California desert. The measures were announced Friday, March 6, 2020, by tournament organizers, who are offering fans uneasy about the coronavirus a refund for this year's event or a credit for next year. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)

Ball kids to wear gloves, not touch towels at Indian Wells

Mar. 6, 2020 5:48 PM EST

Tennis players at the BNP Paribas Open that starts next week will have to manage their own towels on court and ball kids will wear gloves while working matches at the combined men's and women's tournament in the Southern California desert. The measures were announced Friday by tournament organizers, who are...

John McEnroe, Captain of Team World for the Laver Cup, trades jerseys with Boston Celtics forward Gordon Hayward before a game against the Brooklyn Nets, Tuesday, March 3, 2020, in Boston. Laver Cup 2020 will be played at the TD Garden in Boston from September 25-27. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm)

McEnroe not counting out Federer after latest surgery

Mar. 3, 2020 8:17 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Hall of Famer John McEnroe doesn't think tennis has seen the last of Roger Federer playing at an elite level following the 38-year-old's recent knee surgery. Federer announced last month that he will miss the French Open and at least three other tournaments while he recuperates. Federer...

Clijsters, on comeback trail, gets Indian Wells wild card

Feb. 27, 2020 2:16 PM EST

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) — Kim Clijsters has been given a wild card into next month's BNP Paribas Open, another step in her tennis comeback at age 36. The four-time major winner won in 2003 and 2005 at Indian Wells before retiring nearly eight years ago. Clijsters hasn't competed at the tournament in the...

Switzerland's Roger Federer reacts during press conference following his semifinal loss to Serbia's Novak Djokovic at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)

Federer to miss French Open, other events after knee surgery

Feb. 20, 2020 2:36 PM EST

Roger Federer will miss the French Open and no fewer than three other tournaments while he is sidelined for at least four months after having arthroscopic surgery on his right knee. It's only the second operation for the 38-year-old Federer — the other was on his left knee in 2016 — and one that is...

No. 2 seed Raonic ousted in first match at New York Open

Feb. 12, 2020 11:23 PM EST

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — No. 2 seed Milos Raonic was upset in his opening match at the New York Open, falling 7-6 (4), 6-7 (4) 6-4 on Wednesday night to Soonwoo Kwon. The Canadian was playing his first match since losing to eventual champion Novak Djokovic in the quarterfinals of the Australian Open. He ran...