Grand Slam

ITF, Grand Slam Tournaments Support Wheelchair Tennis

ITF Press Release, June 2, 2020 The four Grand Slam tournaments and the ITF have come together to pledge over US$300,000 in financial support for wheelchair tennis. The fund will provide grants to help wheelchair athletes and national association event […]

Plenty Of Scenarios Being Discussed To Make US Open Happen

WASHINGTON, May 31, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) Imagine, a US Open with charter flights to ferry tennis players – and their limited “teams” – from Europe (Paris, Vienna, Frankfurt), South America (Buenos Aires) and the Middle East (Dubai) to New […]

Roland Garros: ‘Thinking Of Our Mates’ In Paris

WASHINGTON, May 25, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) On Sunday, the day this year’s Roland Garros was originally due to begin, there were a variety of tributes offered across social media channels. For instance, Tennis.com published an enjoyable and informative feature […]

Roland-Garros Launches Its #RGEnsemble Initative

PARIS, May 23, 2020 (Roland Garros Press Release) Though the 2020 Roland-Garros tournament will not be held on the dates it was originally scheduled (18th May – 7th June) due to the current health crisis, the Parisian Grand Slam will […]

A US Open In New York City? Maybe, But …

WASHINGTON, May 20 ,2020 (by Michael Dickens) New York Governor Andrew Cuomo expressed his support for a return of major pro sports – including the United States Open – in his state following its shutdown from the coronavirus outbreak on […]

What Is The Status Of The 2020 US Open?

WASHINGTON, May 16, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) During Friday afternoon’s Tennis Channel Live broadcast, Tennis Channel insider Jon Wertheim interviewed New York Times tennis correspondent Christopher Clarey about the disappointing but not surprising Covid-19 suspension extensions announced earlier in the day […]

US Open: USTA Talking About Contingency Plans

WASHINGTON, May 15, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) A New York Times story by Matthew Futterman, “For U.S. Open Tennis, Florida and California May Be Escape Hatches,” published in its Thursday print edition, presents a real picture of exactly what the […]

AELTC Announces Contributions To Support Covid-19 Recovery

WASHINGTON, May 14, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) While the 2020 Wimbledon Championships have already been cancelled this summer due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, meaning there will be no summer fortnight activity at the SW19 grass courts for the first time […]

Roland Garros Behind Closed Doors? It Could Happen.

WASHINGTON, May 11, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) Don’t be surprised if Roland Garros is played behind closed doors. It could happen. The dates for this year’s event have already been moved once. They could be moved out a week later. […]