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Darlene Hard, 3-time major tennis champion, dies at 85

Dec. 03, 2021 23:10 PM EST

Darlene Hard, an aggressive serve-and-volley player who won three major singles titles and 18 major doubles titles in a Hall of Fame tennis career, has died. She was 85. She died Thursday at Northridge Hospital in the Los Angeles area after a brief illness, according to...

Column: Women's tennis leads lonely fight for human rights

Dec. 03, 2021 07:54 AM EST

If Thomas Bach or Adam Silver need some pointers on standing up for human rights instead of the bottom line, they should give a call to Steve Simon over at the women's tennis tour. Finally, someone picked right over the almighty yuan. Treading...

Women's tennis' China stance could be unique, cost millions

Dec. 02, 2021 18:58 PM EST

WTA President and CEO Steve Simon did not set out to lead the way for how sports should confront China when he announced that the women’s tennis tour would suspend tournaments there because of concerns about former Grand Slam doubles champion Peng Shuai's well-being. ...

Final goodbye: Recalling influential people who died in 2021

Dec. 02, 2021 13:59 PM EST

They both carved out sterling reputations as military and political leaders over years of public service. But both also saw their legacies tarnished by their actions in the long, bloody war in Iraq. Former Secretary of State Colin Powell and former Defense Secretary...

IOC says it had 2nd video call with tennis player Peng Shuai

Dec. 02, 2021 13:21 PM EST

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The International Olympic Committee said it held a second video call with Peng Shuai but again didn't release any video or transcript nor make any reference to the tennis player's sexual assault allegation against a former Chinese government official. ...

Billie Jean King to receive SI's Muhammad Ali Legacy Award

Dec. 02, 2021 09:41 AM EST

Billie Jean King will receive the Muhammad Ali Legacy Award at the Sports Illustrated Awards. The winner of 39 Grand Slam titles will be honored Tuesday at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida. Jessica Mendoza, a baseball...

WTA to AP: Loss of China events over Peng could go past '22

Dec. 02, 2021 05:23 AM EST

The suspension of all WTA tournaments in China because of concerns about the safety of Peng Shuai, a Grand Slam doubles champion who accused a former government official there of sexual assault, could result in cancellations of those events beyond 2022, the head of the women's professional...

Women's professional tennis tour says it is suspending tournaments in China because of concern about Peng Shuai's safety

Dec. 01, 2021 14:27 PM EST
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Women's professional tennis tour says it is suspending tournaments in China because of concern about Peng Shuai's safety.

WTA remains "concerned' about Peng's ability to speak freely

Nov. 27, 2021 22:38 PM EST

Steve Simon, the head of the WTA, says he remains “deeply concerned” about the whereabouts of Chinese tennis player Peng Shuai and her ability to “communicate freely, openly and directly" after allegations that a powerful politician forced her to have sex. Peng, a...

IOC call with Chinese tennis star Peng raises more questions

Nov. 22, 2021 10:58 AM EST

A video call between the head of the International Olympic Committee and Chinese tennis player Peng Shuai, whose nearly three-week disappearance from public view sparked an outcry, was meant to reassure the world that she was safe — but instead has raised more questions. ...