Madrid Open cancelled as coronavirus cases surge in Spain

The organisers of the Madrid Open have announced they have had to cancel their tournament for the second time due to the coronavirus pandemic. The event, which has been a precursor to the French Open in recent years, was postponed in May due to the worldwide pandemic. With Roland Garros

Maria Sakkari considered running in the 100m at the national athletics championships

Maria Sakkari says she was so desperate for competition during the coronavirus shutdown she considered running in the 100m at the national athletics championships. The 25-year-old is seeded third at the WTA’s Palermo Ladies Open, which marks the return of professional tennis five months after it was halted due to

Andy Murray worried about flying to New York ahead of the US Open

Andy Murray admits he has apprehensions about flying to New York for the first time since lockdown ahead of the Western & Southern Open and US Open in the next couple of weeks. The Grand Slam will be played without fans in attendance with organisers United States Tennis Association planning

US Open: World No 1 Ashleigh Barty withdraws due to coronavirus pandemic risks

World No 1 Ashleigh Barty has pulled out of the US Open- Tennis and become the first of what is expected to be a number of high profile withdrawals from the tournament due to Covid-19. The Australian announced her withdrawal from the Grand Slam event and a lead-up tournament, saying

Simona Halep withdraws from Palermo Ladies Open following change to quarantine rules

Simona Halep has withdrawn from next month’s Palermo Ladies Open following Italy’s decision to impose a mandatory quarantine amid the coronavirus pandemic Italian Health Minister Roberto Speranza said people who have been in Romania and Bulgaria in the past 14 days will be quarantined upon arrival in Italy, a move

Andy Murray ‘mentally planning’ for US Open but ‘apprehensive’ about travel

Andy Murray says he is “mentally planning” for the US open to go ahead next month but admits he is “apprehensive” about travelling to New York. The tournament is scheduled to take place at Flushing Meadows without fans from August 31 to September 13. However, the resumption of the men’s

Murray and Konta appear to expect US Open to now go ahead

British duo Andy Murray and Jo Konta to tailor their schedules in expectation that the US Open WILL go ahead with a definitive decision looming this week Andy Murray and Jo Konta appear to believe the US Open will now be staged  Both British stars are tailoring their schedules this

Andy Murray drops retirement hint in surprise talk held by Kate Middleton

Andy Murray has admitted retirement might not be too far from the future after a surprise appearance in a video call hosted by Kate Middleton with pupils from Bond Primary School in Mitcham, south London. The 33-year-old announced in an emotional press conference at the Australian Open that he may

Wimbledon hailed a ‘class act’ after incredible $18M move

Wimbledon was hailed as “a class act” after the tournament agreed to award £10 million ($AUD18m) in prize money to the 620 players who would have taken part in the tournament had it not been cancelled. The All England Club said that based on world rankings, 224 players who would

Tim Henman’s Wimbledon memories

Tim Henman takes a trip down memory lane on his all-time favourite moments of The Championships as we mark the year of no grass-court action, and look forward to a return to the courts of Wimbledon next year. The Great Britain ATP Cup captain recalls his first memory of Wimbledon,