French Open postponed until September due to coronavirus

The French Open tennis tournament was postponed for about four months because of the coronavirus pandemic, shifting from May to September. The French tennis federation announced the decision Tuesday. Main-draw matches for the clay-court tournament at Roland Garros in Paris were scheduled to begin on May 24. This is the first instance

ATP suspends men’s tennis tournaments for six weeks amid coronavirus concerns

The ATP suspended its professional men’s tennis tour for six weeks on Thursday, citing concerns over the coronavirus outbreak, which has upended major sporting events across the globe. The announcement came moments after Miami-Dade County said it would suspend the Miami Open and following Sunday’s last-minute cancellation of the Indian Wells

Rybakina downs Pliskova to reach Dubai semis, Muguruza out

Kazakhstan’s Elena Rybakina produced another upset by beating second seed Karolina Pliskova 7-6(1) 6-3 at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships on Thursday to move into the semi-finals. Having knocked out Australian Open champion Sofia Kenin in the first round, the 20-year-old Rybakina struck 33 winners and 11 aces to oust

ATP roundup: Thiem fights off scare in Rio opener

Top-seeded Dominic Thiem of Austria overcame a second-set hiccup on Tuesday to win in the opening round of the clay-court Rio Open, downing Brazilian wild card Felipe Meligeni Rodrigues Alves 6-2, 4-6, 6-1 in Rio de Janeiro. Thiem, ranked fourth in the world, needed 37 minutes to claim the opening set,

Kenin and Bencic fall at first hurdle on day of upsets in Dubai

Australian Open champion Sofia Kenin, defending champion Belinda Bencic and third seed Elina Svitolina made swift exits at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships after they all fell in the first round on Tuesday. Fifth seed Kenin was eliminated by Kazakh Elena Rybakina, who came back from a set down to