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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...

FILE - In this June 9, 2019, file photo, Spain's Rafael Nadal reaches for the ball as he plays Austria's Dominic Thiem during the men's final of the French Open tennis tournament at Roland Garros stadium in Paris. If the French Open were being held as scheduled right now, Nadal would have been seeking a 20th Grand Slam title to equal Roger Federer’s record for men. (AP Photo/Jean-Francois Badias, File)

Postponed French Open topics: Rafa's 20th? Serena's 24th?

May. 28, 2020 2:03 AM EDT

If the French Open were being held as scheduled right now -- instead of postponed to September because of the coronavirus pandemic -- Rafael Nadal would have been seeking a 20th Grand Slam title to equal Roger Federer’s record for men. While Federer was going to skip the entire 2020 clay-court circuit...

A general view of the Philippe-Chatrier tennis court with its new retractable roof during a media tour at Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Wednesday, May 27, 2020. The French open will moving to September from the end of May because of the outbreak of the COVID-19 disease. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

The Latest: NBA reminding teams players overseas can return

May. 27, 2020 7:13 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The NBA reminded its teams Wednesday that players who are currently outside the U.S. have been cleared to return, though quarantine rules may apply in some areas. Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad F. Wolf signed an...

Grand Slam winners to play in new Charleston tennis event

May. 27, 2020 4:39 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Australian Open champions Victoria Azarenka and Sofia Kenin and U.S. Open winners Sloane Stephens and Bianca Andreescu will take part in the Credit One Bank Invitational team tennis event in Charleston next month. Tournament organizers announced the 16-player event on Wednesday. It...

FILE - In this Feb. 18, 2020, file photo, Sofia Kenin returns the ball to Kazakhstan's Elena Rybakina during a match of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championship in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. If World TeamTennis gets its way, Grand Slam champions Sofia Kenin and Sloane Stephens could be among the first tennis players to compete in front of fans after the coronavirus pandemic prompted lockdowns around the globe. WTT said Tuesday, May 26, 2020, it is planning to allow up to 500 spectators at each of its outdoor matches during a three-week season from July 12 to Aug. 2 at a resort in West Virginia.(AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)

World TeamTennis plans to have fans at West Virginia matches

May. 26, 2020 12:03 PM EDT

If World TeamTennis gets its way, Grand Slam champions Sofia Kenin and Sloane Stephens could be among the first tennis players to compete in front of fans after the coronavirus pandemic prompted lockdowns around the globe. WTT said Tuesday it is planning to allow up to 500 spectators at each of its outdoor...