Summer Of Tennis Begins As More Than 1.5 Million Aussies Hit The Courts

Tennis Australia Press Release, December 3, 2021 The summer of tennis officially launched this week with AusPlay data reporting a record 1,529,000 Aussies, including 1,227,800 adults and 301,200 children, hitting the courts across the country throughout the latest reporting period.  Eight-time Grand Slam champion Sam Stosur joined Chief Tennis […]

Diaz Acosta Upsets Seyboth Wild At Sao Paulo Challenger

SAO PAULO/STARNBERG, December 3, 2021 World No. 349 Facundo Diaz Acosta from Argentina avenged last week’s loss to No. 3 seed Thiago Seyboth Wild of Brazil and reached his second ATP Challenger quarterfinal on Thursday at the Dove Men & […]

Albina Khabibulina Banned For Life From Tennis

ITIA Press Release, December 2, 2021 The International Tennis Integrity Agency (ITIA) has today confirmed that former Uzbekistan tennis player (now believed to be based in Kazakhstan) Albina Khabibulina has been banned for life from tennis. The player was found to […]

Russia Beats Sweden, Reaches Davis Cup Semi-Finals

MADRID/STARNBERG, December 2, 2021 In the last of this year’s Davis Cup by Rakuten quarterfinals, Russia beat Sweden 2-0 at the Madrid Arena on Thursday evening to reach the stage of the last four for the second consecutive season. Andrey […]

Maia Open Main Draw Wild Cards Announced

MAIA, December 2, 2021 The Portuguese trio of Tiago Cacao (World No. 507), Pedro Araujo (No. 723) and Duarte Vale (No. 744) received the wild cards into the main draw of the Maia Open I, one of two €44,820 ATP […]

Amid Peng Shuai Fallout, WTA Suspends All Of Its Tournaments In China

WASHINGTON, December 2, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) The Women’s Tennis Association has immediately suspended all of its tournaments in China, including Hong Kong, in response to ongoing concerns about the safety and well-being of Chinese professional tennis player Peng Shuai. […]

Djokovic Leads Serbia Into Davis Cup Semi-Finals

MADRID/STARNBERG, December 2, 2021 Serbia defeated Kazakhstan 2-1 on Wednesday to reach the semi-finals of the Davis Cup by Rakuten Finals in Madrid. World No. 1 Novak Djokovic led his team to success by winning the second singles rubber against […]

Meligeni Rodrigues Alves Books Quarterfinal Berth In Sao Paulo

SAO PAULO/STARNBERG, December 2, 2021 Felipe Meligeni Rodrigues Alves advanced to the quarterfinals of the Dove Men & Care Challenger Sao Paulo hosted by the Clube Hipico De Santo Amaro in Sao Paulo. The 23-year-old Brazilian rallied from a set […]

Noventi Open Renamed Terra Wortmann Open

HALLE/WESTFALEN, December 1, 2021 The Noventi Open becomes the Terra Wortmann Open. The organizers of Germany’s biggest grass-court tournament announced a new title sponsor. The 29th edition of the ATP 500 event will be held in Halle, Westphalia from June […]