Madison Keys: ‘We’re All On The Same Team’

WASHINGTON, March 28, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) In a time of uncertainty that goes beyond the tennis world, American pro Madison Keys, a native of Rock Island, Illinois, has announced the launch of a new relief initiative called “Kindness in […]

Wimbledon Fate Will Be Decided Next Week

WASHINGTON, March 26, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) Wimbledon organizers announced Wednesday that the All England Club will decide on the fate of the 2020 Wimbledon Championships next week. While the AELTC says they are considering both cancellation and postponement, their […]

Tennis South Africa Extends Tournament Suspension

PRETORIA, March 26, 2020 (Tennis South Africa Press Release) Tennis South Africa (TSA) has announced a further suspension of all sanctioned events, under its jurisdiction, until the 7th June 2020, inclusive. The decision to extend the shutdown of local tennis tournaments, […]

Serena Williams Is Struggling During Coronavirus Crisis

WASHINGTON, March 26, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) Social media can be a powerful – sometimes cathartic – tool in expressing personal feelings. Just ask Serena Williams. Last week, the 23-time Grand Slam champion from the United States expressed, both on […]

Wimbledon Looking At Contingency Plans Due To Coronavirus Pandemic

STARNBERG, March 25, 2020 The All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) confirmed Wednesday that it is continuing a detailed evaluation of all scenarios for this year’s Wimbledon Championships, including postponement and cancellation, as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. The […]

In Challenging Times, Federer Reaches Out To Help Swiss Families

WASHINGTON, March 25, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) Roger Federer and his wife Mirka are donating one million Swiss Francs toward needy families in Switzerland that have been affected most during the novel coronavirus pandemic. Federer made the announcement Wednesday afternoon […]

Olympics Postponement Leaves Gap In Tennis Calendar

WASHINGTON, March 25, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) With the International Olympic Committee and the Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee releasing a joint statement Tuesday announcing the postponement of this year’s Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games to “a date beyond 2020 but not […]

Despite The Uncertainty, Anderson Looks Forward To Playing Again

WASHINGTON, March 25, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) Kevin Anderson can’t wait to get back to playing tennis. Thanks to a series of injuries, he’s only played in eight tournaments in the past year-and-a-half, including just three in 2020. In February, […]