Tennis

MADRID: The ITF has confirmed it is considering a series of proposals by event partner Kosmos Tennis to enhance the Davis Cup finals following a thorough review of the inaugural event in 2019. Under the proposals, the ITF board has already approved the finals becoming an 11-day event with the 2021 edition set to take place from 25 November to 5 December.

The ITF board also approved a transition from 18 to 16 teams from 2022 and will now enter a period of consultation over the introduction of a multi-city format for the 2021 edition onwards.

Jan 06, 2021 12:01
ST PETERSBURG, FL, USA - The WTA has announced a provisional 2021 Tour calendar that maps out the season through July 11.
Jan 05, 2021 11:01
THE BNP PARIBAS OPEN will not be held March 8-21, 2021 as originally scheduled.  The ATP 1,000 tournament, which was cancelled last year on account of the COVID-19 pandemic, is "proactively working with the ATP and WTA Tours as well as title sponsor BNP Paribas to confirm dates later in the year to hold the event".  Details will be released in the near future as plans are finalized.
Jan 04, 2021 16:01
MUMBAI: India is among 16 countries to have have confirmed participation for the International Tennis Federation (ITF) World Junior Championship slated for January 18 to February 6, 2021 at the Kenyan capital's Nairobi Club. Some of the other countries expected to grace the three-week event include Turkey, France, South Africa, Great Britain, Italy, Belgium, France, USA, Denmark, Canada and Egypt.
Dec 23, 2020 19:12
MELBOURNE: Tickets to Australian Open 2021 have gone on sale effective 12:00 noon AEDT Wednesday, as preparations ramp up for the historic 8 February start of the first Grand Slam of the year. “The AO will be a great celebration for Melbourne and all Victoria after an incredibly tough year,” Australian Open Tournament director Craig Tiley says.
Dec 21, 2020 14:12
PUNE: Following the rescheduling of the Australian Open with the recently announced ATP Tour calendar for the upcoming COVID-19 disrupted season, India's premier tennis tournament, Tata Open Maharashtra is looking (at least publicly) for possible new dates in 2021.
Dec 17, 2020 15:12
MUMBAI: Forbes has released "The Celebrity 100" - its 2020 list of highest-paid celebrities. No prizes for guessing that figuring in it are usual suspects Roger Federer, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.
Dec 17, 2020 12:12
LONDON: The ATP has announced an update to the 2021 ATP Tour calendar, outlining a revised schedule for the first seven weeks of the season as tennis continues to navigate its return during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dec 10, 2020 14:12
LONDON: The ATP Wednesday, December 11, launched its new global marketing campaign, "This Is Tennis", marking a significant brand-shift for the Tour. The campaign promotes both players and tournaments with more dynamism, and a tone of voice that allows tennis to cut through with greater cultural relevance, particularly among the next generation of tennis fans.
Dec 08, 2020 13:12
LAUSANNE: The executive board (EB) of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Monday approved the event programme and athlete quotas for the Olympic Games Paris 2024, which are centred on gender equality and youth.
Dec 03, 2020 14:12
ST. PETERSBURG, FL, USA: The WTA (Women’s Tennis Association) has introduced a new corporate identity, redefining the organization's strength as a collective unit of inspiring athletes and tournaments.