Elena Rybakina stuns world No. 1 Iga Suatek to reach Indian Wells final CNN

CNN – Elena Rybakina continued her electrifying run this season to reach the Indian Wells final with a straight sets win over world number one Iga Suatek on Friday. There was no answer to the Wimbledon champion’s powerful groundstrokes as the Pole was beaten 6-2 6-2 in one hour and 16 minutes. With the win, … Read more

Golf ball rule proposal sparks controversy: ‘So bad for the game,’ says Justin Thomas | CNN

CNN – The R&A and the United States Golf Association (USGA) held a press conference on Tuesday to announce their proposals to roll back the distances golf balls can fly in elite tournaments. In response, golf’s elite let several fly. Speaking ahead of the PGA Tour’s Valspar Championship, world No 15 Sam Barnes described the … Read more

World No. 1 tennis player Novak Djokovic to miss Miami Open due to vaccination status CNN

CNN – The world’s top male tennis player, Novak Djokovic, will miss next week’s Miami Open, after being denied entry to the United States because he has not been vaccinated against Covid-19, tournament director James Blake announced on Friday. The United States still requires international visitors to be vaccinated against Covid-19, and the Serbian, who … Read more

Iga Swiatek: World No. 1 calls for more support for Ukrainian tennis players | CNN

CNN – World No. 1 Iga Svitek called for more support for Ukrainian players from the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA), adding that “everything we discuss in tennis is about Belarusian and Russian players.” Swietek’s comments on Tuesday followed events at the Indian Wells tournament, where Russia’s Anastasia Potapova wore a Spartak Moscow soccer jersey and … Read more

Novak Djokovic defeats Stefanos Tsitsipas to win 10th Australian Open title and record-equalling 22nd Grand Slam | CNN

CNN – The result was familiar, the ease with which it was achieved somewhat surprising. The historic impact of this match certainly did not deter Novak Djokovic as the Serb beat Stefanos Tsitsipas in straight sets to win his 10th Australian Open title and 22nd Grand Slam. After securing the 6-3 7-6 (7-4) 7-6 (7-5) … Read more

Photo of Roger Federer with Blackpink goes viral with over a million likes CNN

CNN – Blink and you’ll miss it. But the tennis and K-pop worlds collided on Roger Federer’s Instagram after he posted a photo of himself with K-pop star Blackpink in Paris. “My kids said it was a certain IG post,” the 20-time Grand Slam winner commented, and as her likes ticked over a million, it … Read more

Novak Djokovic says he was ’emotionally broken’ after Australian Open win CNN

CNN – For nearly two decades, we’ve grown accustomed to Novak Djokovic winning Grand Slams. But celebrating the Australian Open win with his family and team saw the world number one in tears on the floor. He would later say that he was “emotionally broken.” A straight sets victory over Stefanos Tsitsipas in Melbourne on … Read more

Former tennis star Patrick McEnroe says Novak Djokovic can win ‘four or five’ more Grand Slam titles. CNN

CNN – Former tennis player and US Davis Cup team captain Patrick McEnroe says Novak Djokovic can win another “four or five” Grand Slams before he retires. The Serbian equaled Rafael Nadal’s record for most men’s Grand Slams after winning his 22nd title at the Australian Open on Sunday and has looked almost unstoppable for … Read more

ATP says no disciplinary action will be taken against Alexander Zverev following investigation into allegations of abuse CNN

CNN – The ATP Tour announced on Tuesday that no disciplinary action would be taken against Alexander Zverev after an investigation found insufficient evidence to substantiate published allegations of abuse. In October 2021, the ATP, the governing body of men’s professional tennis, said it was opening an investigation after allegations of domestic abuse were made … Read more

Novak Djokovic faces Stefanos Tsitsipas in Australian Open final CNN

CNN – It all comes down to this. With history and a spot at the top of the world rankings on the line, Novak Djokovic will face Stefanos Tsitsipas in the Australian Open men’s final on Sunday. The winner will be named the new World No. 1; It will be a first for Tsitsipas but … Read more