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The Latest: US Tennis Association says best to not play now

Apr. 3, 2020 6:38 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: The U.S. Tennis Association says its best not to play the sport right now because of the coronavirus pandemic. In a posting on its website on Friday, the USTA called it “in the best interest of society to take a collective...

FILE - In this Wednesday, March 25, 2020, file photo, a man walks in front of a Tokyo Olympics logo at the Tokyo metropolitan government headquarters. The postponement of the Tokyo Games has catapulted the sports organizations that make up the backbone of the U.S. Olympic team into crisis. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara, File)

The Latest: US Open tennis site to house temporary hospital

Mar. 30, 2020 7:52 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The site of the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York is going to be used for 350 temporary hospital beds and to prepare food packages during the coronavirus pandemic. U.S. Tennis Association spokesman Chris Widmaier says an...

An Indian worker works at a quarantine center at the Sarusojai sports complex in Gauhati, India, Saturday, March 28, 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/Anupam Nath)

The Latest: Clemson QB Lawrence restarts virus fundraising

Mar. 28, 2020 3:52 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence and his girlfriend have restarted their efforts to raise money for those affected by the new coronavirus. They announced their decision Saturday on social media. The two had set up a...

FIEL - In this March 12, 2019, file photo, Rafael Nadal, of Spain, casts a shadow as he serves to Diego Schwartzman at the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament in Indian Wells, Calif. The ATP called off all men's professional tennis tournaments for six weeks because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but a WTA spokeswoman told The Associated Press on Thursday, March 12, 2020, that the women's tour was not immediately prepared to do the same. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

US Open changing hard-court brand for 1st time since 1970s

Mar. 23, 2020 12:08 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. Open tennis tournament is changing the brand of its court surfaces for the first time in more than 40 years. The U.S. Tennis Association announced Monday it has a five-year agreement for the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center to use Laykold hard courts made by Advanced Polymer...

FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2020, file photo, construction work of the newly built roof of the Philippe Chatrier center court is pictured at Roland Garros stadium in Paris. The French Open has been postponed because of the coronavirus. The French Tennis Federation announced Tuesday, March 17, 2020, that the clay-court event will run from Sept. 20 to Oct. 4. Main draw competition was supposed to start on May 24. (Martin Bureau/Pool via AP, File)

Tennis tours stop until June for COVID-19; rankings frozen

Mar. 18, 2020 3:23 PM EDT

The ATP and WTA professional tennis tours suspended all competition through at least June 7 because of the new coronavirus pandemic and froze their rankings Wednesday "until further notice." In a rare joint statement by the men's and women's tours, they announced that the entire clay-court circuit "will not be...

Andreescu drops out of Indian Wells, won't defend title

Mar. 7, 2020 5:34 PM EST

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) — Reigning U.S. Open champion Bianca Andreescu of Canada will not defend her title at the BNP Paribas Open because of a lingering left knee injury. Andreescu dropped out of the WTA Tour Premier Mandatory event on Saturday, four days before the main draw begins. She hasn't played a...

FILE - In this Jule 7, 2014, file photo, Russia's Maria Sharapova reacts after defeating Romania's Simona Halep during their final match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France. Sharapova is retiring from professional tennis at the age of 32 after five Grand Slam titles and time ranked No. 1. She has been dealing with shoulder problems for years. In an essay written for Vanity Fair and Vogue about her decision to walk away from the sport, posted online Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, Sharapova asks: “How do you leave behind the only life you’ve ever known?” (AP Photo/David Vincent, File)

Sharapova retires from tennis at age 32 with 5 Slam titles

Feb. 26, 2020 2:20 PM EST

Maria Sharapova was a transcendent star in tennis from the time she was a teenager, someone whose grit and groundstrokes earned her a career Grand Slam and whose off-court success included millions of dollars more in endorsement deals than prize money. And yet, Sharapova walked away from her sport rather quietly...

FILE - In this Sept. 10, 2006, file photo, Maria Sharapova, the U.S. Open tennis women's singles champion, poses with her trophy in New York. Sharapova is retiring from professional tennis at the age of 32 after five Grand Slam titles and time ranked No. 1. She has been dealing with shoulder problems for years. In an essay written for Vanity Fair and Vogue about her decision to walk away from the sport, posted online Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, Sharapova asks: “How do you leave behind the only life you’ve ever known?” (AP Photo/Osamu Honda, File)

Sharapova's time in tennis: teen titles, career Slam, ban

Feb. 26, 2020 12:27 PM EST

Maria Sharapova, who retired Wednesday at age 32, was a star on and off the tennis court, reaching No. 1 in the rankings, winning five Grand Slam titles and making millions of dollars in endorsement deals. Here is a look at some key moments: 1987 Born on April 19 in Nyagan, Russia. Started playing tennis at 4....

Chicago returns to World TeamTennis with expansion Smash

Feb. 10, 2020 8:42 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago will return to World TeamTennis this summer, with 2017 U.S. Open women's champion Sloane Stephens leading the expansion Smash. Stephens' coach, Chicago native Kamau Murray, will coach the team that will play its home matches at Credit Union 1 Arena on the campus of the University of...