Tennis

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Tennis Australia denies seeking loopholes for unvaccinated players as Novak Djokovic included in draw
Australian Open organisers say ‘all players, participants and staff’ must be vaccinated as Djokovic, who has not revealed his vaccination status, is included in tournament draw

Elias Visontay

08, Dec, 2021 @6:41 AM

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The 50 best TV shows of 2021: 50-11
Our countdown of the year’s best telly brings a footballing comedy that shoots and scores again, and a sitcom about an all-female, all-Muslim punk band

08, Dec, 2021 @6:01 AM

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Citizen Ashe review – tribute to Wimbledon champ and Obama’s quiet inspiration
This documentary tracks the life of African American tennis star Arthur Ashe who was a pioneering radical despite his restrained style

Peter Bradshaw

07, Dec, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Best sport books of 2021
Memoirs by Billie Jean King and Rob Burrow, Michael Holding on racism in sport and the story of Barça

Nicholas Wroe

07, Dec, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Australian Open possible as Novak Djokovic named for Serbia in ATP Cup
The world No 1 will travel to Australia in January amid ongoing speculation about his Covid-19 vaccination status

Guardian sport and agencies

07, Dec, 2021 @5:35 AM

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Peng Shuai: International Tennis Federation does not want to ‘punish 1.4bn people’ with a China boycott
The ITF has reportedly said it will not cancel any tournaments in China over concerns for Peng Shuai, because it does not want to ‘punish 1.4 billion people’

Helen Davidson

06, Dec, 2021 @7:25 AM

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WTA does the right thing in standing up to China over Peng Shuai | Barney Ronay
Peng Shuai’s safety is uncertain since her accusations against a politician and the WTA’s Steve Simon is taking the lead

Barney Ronay

03, Dec, 2021 @6:26 PM

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Sports quiz of the week: England, the Ashes, Ralf Rangnick, F1 and chess
Who took over? Who walked away? Who kept going?

Paul Campbell

03, Dec, 2021 @12:11 PM

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China hits back at WTA as IOC says it has spoken again to Peng Shuai
ATP and ITF steer clear of the subject of future events in a market worth billions of dollars

Vincent Ni China affairs correspondent

02, Dec, 2021 @6:42 PM

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Steve Simon: the WTA boss placing principle ahead of profit in standing up to China | Courtney Walsh
The American’s intervention over Peng Shuai is typical of a skilled, innovative administrator capable of deft leadership

Courtney Walsh

02, Dec, 2021 @5:27 AM

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WTA suspends tournaments in China amid concern for Peng Shuai
The WTA has announced the suspension of its tournaments in China amid concerns about the safety of Peng Shuai

Vincent Ni, China affairs correspondent, and Helen Davidson

01, Dec, 2021 @7:43 PM

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Johanna Konta can leave professional tennis knowing she gave everything | Tumaini Carayol
The former world No 4 has retired from professional tennis, and does so safe in the knowledge she made the most of her talents and paved the way for others

Tumaini Carayol

01, Dec, 2021 @7:03 PM

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