Barty suffers shock loss in first round, Osaka advances at Tokyo Olympics

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World No.1 Ashleigh Barty fell at the first hurdle at the Olympic Games in Tokyo, while the star of the tournament Naomi Osaka made a victorious return to tennis. Just two weeks after winning Wimbledon,...

Kiki Bertens finishes the last singles match of her career

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Kiki Bertens today played the last singles match in her professional career. The Dutchwoman lost to Marketa Vondrousova of the Czech Republic 6-4 3-6 6-4 in the first round of the Tokyo Olympics. Kiki Bertens...

Osaka lights Olympic cauldron in Tokyo, three women’s tennis players bear their country’s flags

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WTA players Petra Kvitova, Jelena Ostapenko and Veronika Cepede Royg had the honor of being flag bearers for their countries during Friday's opening ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, while Naomi Osaka was the...

Naomi Osaka’s Olympic opener moved from Saturday to Sunday

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Tokyo 2020 Olympics organizers made a sudden unexplained announcement to move Naomi Osaka's first-round match from Saturday to Sunday. It is assumed that the reason for rescheduling is the fact that the Japanese will...

Tokyo 2020 Olympics women’s singles tennis draw analysis

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A slew of big WTA names have opted out of Tokyo 2020, but the 64-player field is still strong with 15 Top 20 players at the Olympic Tennis Event. Naomi Osaka and Ashleigh Barty...

WTA players arrive at Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

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The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games will start with the Opening Ceremony at the Olympic Stadium on Friday 23 July 2021, while the Olympic Tennis Event will start on Saturday 24 July 2021. Players have...

Coco Gauff tests positive for COVID-19, pulls out of Tokyo Olympics

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Seventeen-year-old American Coco Gauff will not be able to play her first Olympic Games because she has tested positive for COVID-19. The world No.25 Gauff said in a statement on social media: I am disappointed to...

Kerber, Azarenka opt out of Tokyo Olympics

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Multiple Grand Slam champions Angelique Kerber and Victoria Azarenka are the latest WTA players to withdraw from this month's Olympic Games in Tokyo. Kerber, who won a silver medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics, cites...

Johanna Konta had COVID-19, won’t play the Olympics

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British number one Johanna Konta contracted COVID-19, wasn't able to train for more than two weeks and is thus forced to withdraw from the Tokyo Olympics because of lack of preparation. On the eve of...

Bianca Andreescu joins Olympic withdrawal list

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Canada's Bianca Andreescu is the latest WTA player to withdraw from this month's Tokyo Olympics. The reason is the COVID-19 crisis and all the challenges that it imposes. The world No.5 wrote on Instagram: I have...