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Victoria Azarenka from Belarus reacts after winning during the Ostrava Open 2020 tennis tournament final match against Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus in Ostrava, Czech Republic, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020. (Jaroslav Ozana/CTK Pool via AP)

Sabalenka cruises past Azarenka for title at Ostrava Open

Oct. 25, 2020 11:54 AM EDT

OSTRAVA, Czech Republic (AP) — Third-seeded Aryna Sabalenka cruised to the title at the inaugural Ostrava Open on Sunday, defeating fourth-seeded Victoria Azarenka 6-2, 6-2 in the first WTA all-Belarusian final. The big-hitting 22-year-old Sabalenka dominated the match but her former top-ranked opponent...

File—File picture taken June 28, 2020 shows Poland's President Andrzej Duda casting his vote during presidential election in Krakow, Poland. Duda was tested positive on Corona. (AP Photo/Beata Zawrzal, file)

Poland's president has coronavirus, apologizes to contacts

Oct. 24, 2020 11:24 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish President Andrzej Duda says he feels well despite testing positive for the coronavirus, and he apologized Saturday to everyone who must quarantine because they had contact with him. Duda, 48, said in a recording published on Twitter that he was experiencing no COVID-19 symptoms...

Boris Becker leaves Southwark Crown Court in London, Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020. German tennis star Boris Becker is charged with 19 offences of failing to disclose money and property as part of bankruptcy proceedings. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

Becker accused of failing to surrender Wimbledon trophies

Oct. 22, 2020 9:03 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Tennis great Boris Becker appeared in a London court on Thursday, accused of failing to surrender two of his Wimbledon trophies to be sold to settle his debts. The 52-year-old Becker, who was declared bankrupt in 2017, has also failed to turn over his two Australian Open trophies, according...

This screengrab released by Time shows Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, hosting a special Time100 talk Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, focusing on the digital world. They said the idea is to help make online communities safer and free of misinformation. (Time via AP)

Duke and Duchess of Sussex convene session on digital world

Oct. 20, 2020 6:30 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Creating online communities free of danger and misinformation is crucial in building a better world, the Duchess of Sussex told an online audience Tuesday during a special Time100 Talks episode she curated with her husband, Prince Harry. "This isn’t just a tech problem. This...

Germany's Alexander Zverev reacts during his ATP bett1HULKS Indoors tennis final against Canada's Felix Auger-Aliassime in Cologne, Germany, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

Zverev beats Auger-Aliassime in Cologne to end title wait

Oct. 18, 2020 2:02 PM EDT

COLOGNE, Germany (AP) — Alexander Zverev ended his 17-month wait for a title by drawing on the pain of his U.S. Open final defeat to beat Felix Auger-Aliassime 6-3, 6-3 and win the Cologne Indoors on Sunday. Zverev has had a breakthrough year in Grand Slam tournaments with his first semifinal at the...

FILE - In this Friday, Jan. 24, 2020 file photo, Sam Querrey of the U.S. makes a forehand return to compatriot Tennys Sandgren during their third round singles match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia. U.S. tennis player Sam Querrey was placed in isolation by Russian authorities after testing positive for the coronavirus but left the country on a private plane, organizers of the St. Petersburg Open said on Thursday Oct. 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara, File)

Querrey accused of leaving Russia despite virus positive

Oct. 15, 2020 12:03 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — American tennis player Sam Querrey was placed in isolation by Russian authorities after testing positive for the coronavirus and then left the country on a private plane, organizers of the St. Petersburg Open said Thursday. The tournament said Querrey and his wife tested...

An Italian fan wears a protective mask attends the UEFA Nations League soccer match between Poland and Italy at Energa stadium in Gdansk, Poland, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

The Latest: Women's title fight called off because of virus

Oct. 14, 2020 11:03 AM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ A women’s world middleweight title fight in England has been called off after a trainer tested positive for the coronavirus. The trainer is Peter Fury. He is the uncle of heavyweight champion Tyson Fury. Peter Fury is...

FILE  - In this June 5, 2011, file photo, Spain's Rafael Nadal, right, and Switzerland's Roger Federer pose with their trophies after the men's final match for the French Open tennis tournament at Roland Garros stadium in Paris. Rafael Nadal beat Novak Djokovic 6-0, 6-2, 7-5 in the French Open final to win his 20th Grand Slam title, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020. That ties Roger Federer’s record for most major tennis championships by a man. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau, File)

Analysis: Let Nadal vs. Federer vs. Djokovic GOAT debate go

Oct. 12, 2020 1:19 PM EDT

Now that the 2020 Grand Slam season is done and Rafael Nadal is tied with Roger Federer at 20 major championships, the most for a man in tennis history, followed by Novak Djokovic at 17, some might be tempted to rekindle the conversation about which is the “Greatest of All-Time.” The truth is,...

The Eiffel Tower is seen in the background, as Poland's Iga Swiatek, suddenly becoming a Grand Slam champion at the age of 19, poses with her trophy during a photo call on the rooftop of Galeries Lafayette, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, after winning the final match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Saturday. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

French Open champ Swiatek rises to 17th; Djokovic, Nadal 1-2

Oct. 12, 2020 9:47 AM EDT

French Open champion Iga Swiatek joined the Top 20 for the first time Monday by rising 37 spots in the WTA rankings to a career-best No. 17. Rafael Nadal’s 6-0, 6-2, 7-5 victory over Novak Djokovic on Sunday for a 13th championship at Roland Garros and 20th Grand Slam trophy in all — tying Roger...

Referee Daniele Doveri inspects the pitch of the Allianz Stadium in Turin, Italy, Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020 ahead of the scheduled Serie A soccer match between Juventus and Napoli. Napoli is likely to be handed a 3-0 loss by the Italian league’s judge for failing to show for its Serie A match at Juventus on Sunday night. Napoli did not travel to Turin for the match after local health authorities ordered the squad into quarantine after two players tested positive for the coronavirus. (Tano Pecoraro/LaPresse via AP)

The Latest: Unnamed tennis player positive for virus

Oct. 12, 2020 7:03 AM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ A unnamed tennis player has been withdrawn from the St. Petersburg Open after testing positive for the coronavirus. The ATP Tour says the player has been moved into isolation and “is currently asymptomatic.” The...