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The Philippe-Chatrier tennis court with its retractable roof is pictured from a top building in Paris, Sunday, May 24, 2020 as the Roland Garros tournament is posponed. It should have been the first day of the French Open tennis tournament, with thousands of fans flocking to Roland Garros in western Paris hoping to catch a glimpse of 12-time champion Rafael Nadal or No. 1 Novak Djokovic. Instead, the grounds are deserted amid the coronavirus pandemic, with the famed tennis tournament on hold until late September. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

Tennis, anyone? Not on this sunny Sunday at the French Open

May. 24, 2020 3:02 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Tennis, anyone? Not Sunday at the French Open. Nobody was there. Maybe they will be in September. It should have been the first day of the clay-court Grand Slam tournament held annually at Roland Garros — with thousands flocking to catch a glimpse of Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic or...

FILE - In this Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018 file photo, Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Artie Burns reacts on the sideline after a play during the first half of an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Jacksonville, Fla. The Chicago Bears and cornerback Artie Burns agreed to a one-year contract, agent Drew Rosenhaus said on Saturday, March 21, 2020.(AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)

The Latest: Outlaws run in front of limited fans in Missouri

May. 23, 2020 12:23 AM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The World of Outlaws raced in front of live fans -- through attendance was greatly capped because of the coronavirus pandemic -- for the first time in months at a Sprint Car event in Peavley, Missouri. The Outlaws returned last...

Japan's Naomi Osaka makes a backhand return to Coco Gauff of the U.S. during their third round singles match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

Osaka tops Serena on Forbes' list of sports annual earnings

May. 22, 2020 1:28 PM EDT

Naomi Osaka has been a Grand Slam champion and No. 1 in the WTA rankings -- and now she’s No. 1 on another list: top-earning female athlete. According to a story posted on Forbes.com on Friday, the 22-year-old player earned $37.4 million over the past 12 months from endorsements and prize money, eclipsing...

FILE - In this Feb. 28, 2020, file photo, John Isner of the U.S., front, returns a ball in his semifinal match against Taylor Fritz of the U.S. at the Mexican Tennis Open in Acapulco, Mexico. According to an email obtained by The Associated Press on Monday, May 4, the WTA and ATP professional tours, the groups that run the four Grand Slam tournaments and the International Tennis Federation are expected to establish eligibility rules that will factor in the players’ rankings and past prize money earnings. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell, File)

The Latest: Pennsylvania working on sports virus guidelines

May. 20, 2020 8:55 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ HARRISBURG, Pa. — Pennsylvania is working on guidelines to allow sporting events and exhibitions to get back to “some semblance of normalcy” after practically everything shut down to help stem the spread of...

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 professional tennis tours extended their suspensions caused by the coronavirus pandemic through at least the end of July on Friday, May 15, 2020, bringing the total number of scrapped tournaments around the world to more than 40. (Martin Bureau/Pool via AP, File)

Tennis tours extend coronavirus breaks; 40-plus events off

May. 15, 2020 2:05 PM EDT

More than 40 top-level professional tennis tournaments are off the sport's 2020 calendar because of the coronavirus pandemic as of Friday, when the men's and women's tours extended their breaks and the sport's Hall of Fame canceled its induction ceremony. ATP chairman Andrea Gaudenzi said in a statement that his...

In an otherwise empty ballpark, a grounds crew member continues to keep the Seattle Mariners' field in playing shape as the ballpark goes into its seventh week without baseball played because of the coronavirus outbreak Monday, May 11, 2020, in Seattle. A person familiar with the decision tells The Associated Press that Major League Baseball owners have given the go-ahead to making a proposal to the players' union that could lead to the coronavirus-delayed season starting around the Fourth of July weekend in ballparks without fans. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

The Latest: Division II league in Calif suspends fall sports

May. 12, 2020 7:17 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The California Collegiate Athletic Association has suspended all fall sports for the upcoming year, the league announced on Tuesday. The NCAA Division II conference currently has 13 members but will lose one with UC San Diego...

FILE - In this Dec. 27, 2018, file photo, Venus Williams, left, celebrates winning against her sister Serena, right, after a match on the opening day of the Mubadala World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Serena Williams is looking forward to getting back to competing on a tennis court when the coronavirus pandemic permits it. Her older sister, Venus, is looking forward to hanging out at a rooftop bar. Two of the most famous and successful siblings in the history of sports shared those thoughts and more Tuesday, May 12, 2020, after doing some yoga together during an online session that offered workout tips and some laughs. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)

Stretch it out: Serena, Venus Williams offer fans yoga tips

May. 12, 2020 3:52 PM EDT

Serena Williams is looking forward to getting back to competing when the coronavirus pandemic permits it, in part because she’s “feeling better than ever.” Her older sister, Venus, is looking forward to hanging out at a rooftop bar. Two of the most famous and successful siblings in the...

FILE - In this Sept. 28, 2019, file photo, Chicago Cubs' Nico Hoerner, left, celebrates with teammate Ian Happ after Happ hit a two-run home run during the third inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals in St. Louis. When the coronavirus pandemic stopped spring training last month, Ian Happ offered Nico Hoerner, Zack Short and Dakota Mekkes a place to stay if they wanted to remain in Arizona. That's how “The Compound” was born. (AP Photo/Scott Kane, File)

The Latest: MLB bat factory resumed production

May. 11, 2020 9:17 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Major League Baseball may be weeks away from playing again, but the factory that supplies bats to many of its players resumed production Monday in Kentucky. The Hillerich & Bradsby plant that makes Louisville Slugger bats...

FILE - In this May 18, 2019, file photo, jockey Tyler Gaffalione, right, reacts aboard War of Will as they cross the finish line to win the Preakness Stakes horse race at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore. The Preakness Stakes, the second leg of horse racing's Triple Crown would have been this week if not for the  coronavirus pandemic. There is still no new date for the race. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)

What Would Have Been: Another PGA major, Triple Crown race

May. 11, 2020 2:12 AM EDT

While NASCAR will resume its season with live racing and the world's No. 1-ranked golfer is part of a televised charity skins match, the sports calendar still remains mostly on hold because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Associated Press takes a look at some of the live sporting events that had been scheduled...

FILE - In this Jan. 22, 2020, file photo, Tommy Paul, of the United States, makes a forehand return to Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov during their second round singles match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia. There was a shortcoming to the matches Friday and Saturday in West Palm Beach, Fla, involving Reilly Opelka, Tommy Paul, Hubert Hurkacz  and Miomir Kecmanovic -- the three-day event was shortened to two because of rain in Sunday's forecast -- and aired by Tennis Channel: It didn't offer a true model for what real tournaments might look like whenever they return from an already months-long hiatus due to the COVID-19 outbreak. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill, File)

Analysis: Tennis pros' US return amid pandemic no true model

May. 9, 2020 1:52 PM EDT

The four players sure seemed thrilled to be playing some tennis with some prize money (amount undisclosed) at stake amid the coronavirus pandemic — even if the court was near the backyard swimming pool at someone’s mansion and there were zero ATP rankings points on the line, zero locker rooms, zero...