Tennis

12:50 PM ET Associated Press BERLIN — Former Wimbledon semifinalist Julia Goerges announced her retirement from tennis Wednesday at the age of 31. The German reached her highest ranking of 9th in the world in 2018 and was ranked 45th at her retirement. Her most recent match was a second-round loss to fellow German Laura
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6:56 PM ET Star Richmond forward Jack Riewoldt believes the club has grown stronger and closer after overcoming a series of controversies this year. The Tigers have the chance to cement themselves as one of the great modern-day teams when they take on Geelong in Saturday’s AFL Grand Final. 1 Related Richmond won the flag
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10:11 PM ET Tennis world No.1 and lifelong Richmond supporter Ashleigh Barty will present the premiership cup if the Tigers win Saturday’s AFL Grand Final. Queensland local Barty – who is Richmond’s inaugural AFLW member – had been a constant presence in the crowd at the Tigers’ two finals this month at Metricon Stadium and
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5:55 AM ET Andy Murray has suffered another injury setback and has pulled out of this week’s ATP Tour event in Germany due to a lingering pelvic problem, raising doubts over his participation for the remainder of the year. The former world No. 1 returned from a second hip surgery in January 2019 to win
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2:09 PM ET Associated Press SANTA MARGHERITA DI PULA, Sardinia — Laslo Djere of Serbia beat Italian wild card Marco Cecchinato to win the Sardegna Open on Sunday. Djere won 7-6 (3), 7-5, sealing the final with a deep backhand return. It was the 74th-ranked Djere’s second title. Both have come on clay and 11
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11:29 AM ET Associated Press COLOGNE, Germany — Alexander Zverev ended his 17-month wait for a title by drawing on the pain of his US 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
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3:53 PM ET Associated Press COLOGNE, Germany — Alexander Zverev moved one win from a third title in his native Germany on Saturday and will play Felix Auger-Aliassime in the final of the Cologne Indoors tournament. Top-seeded Zverev defeated Alejandro Davidovich Fokina 7-5, 7-6 (3) in the semifinals. The 20-year-old Auger-Aliassime also beat a Spanish
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5:22 PM ET Associated Press Tennis Canada has postponed three Challenger pro events because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The organization announced Friday that the Calgary, Alberta, and Drummondville, Quebec, National Bank Challenger men’s events and the Fredericton, New Brunswick, women’s event are off the schedule. The Calgary event was scheduled for February; Fredericton and Drummondville
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7:15 AM ET Associated Press WIMBLEDON, England — The Wimbledon tennis tournament is planning its comeback in 2021. Wimbledon was the only Grand Slam tournament canceled this year because of the coronavirus pandemic, but the All England Club announced plans Friday for its return next year. “Staging The Championships in 2021 is our number one
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3:33 AM ET Associated Press Top-seeded Alexander Zverev advanced to the quarterfinals of the Cologne Indoors by beating Fernando Verdasco 6-4, 6-1 on Thursday. Zverev was playing indoors for the first time this year after a mixed record on indoor hard courts in 2019. He has been strong in those conditions in the past with
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9:56 AM ET Associated Press ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — 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 Thursday. The tournament said Querrey and his wife tested positive Sunday, the day
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3:24 AM ET Associated Press Dennis Novak reached his first ATP tour quarterfinal by beating fourth-seeded Benoit Paire 6-3, 6-4 on Wednesday at the Cologne Indoors. Paire struggled with his serve, landing just 46% of first serves and double-faulting four times in the second-round match. Paire, who had a first-round bye in Cologne, is 1-5
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1:11 AM ET Associated Press MELBOURNE, Australia — Australian Open chief executive Craig Tiley wants international tennis players arriving for the first Grand Slam tournament of 2021 to be exempt from the strict, 14-day hotel quarantines that are mandatory now for inbound travelers. Tiley on Thursday said he remained “absolutely” confident the Australian Open will
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