WTA remains ‘deeply concerned’ about Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai

In an email statement on Saturday, the WTA says CEO Steve Simon has attempted to reach out to Peng “via various communication channels,” including two emails “to which it was clear her responses were influenced by others.” Simon has therefore “decided not to re-engage via email until he was satisfied her responses were her own, … Read more

IOC member Dick Pound ‘puzzled’ by reaction to Peng Shuai video call

The video call comes after Peng, one of China’s most recognizable sports stars, publicly accused former Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli of coercing her into sex at his home, according to screenshots of a since-deleted social media post dated November 2. Following the accusation, Peng disappeared from public view, prompting several fellow tennis players to express … Read more

WTA’s stance on Peng has made it human rights champion, says former U.S. official

The whereabouts of Peng, a former tennis doubles world number one, became a matter of international concern for nearly three weeks after she posted a message on social media alleging that a former top Chinese government official had sexually assaulted her. She re-appeared over the weekend in Beijing. The WTA, the main organizational body for … Read more

Chinese state media release alleged email from tennis star Peng Shuai amid worry over whereabouts

Simon has said he doubts the email is authentic, and that it raises his concerns for Peng’s safety. “The statement released today by Chinese state media concerning Peng Shuai only raises my concerns as to her safety and whereabouts,” Simon said in a statement, “I have a hard time believing that Peng Shuai actually wrote … Read more

Aryna Sabalenka says she got vaccinated after contracting Covid-19

The Belarusian, speaking on the eve of the season-ending WTA Finals in Guadalajara, Mexico, had previously expressed concern about the vaccines, saying she was worried about how quickly they had been produced and which one might be the best for her. “I think I’m clear right now because in Miami I did the vaccine, Johnson … Read more

ATP to investigate Alexander Zverev’s domestic abuse allegations

The ATP said in a statement it “fully condemns any form of violence or abuse and will investigate such allegations related to conduct at an ATP member tournament.” In an interview with Slate in August, the German’s ex-girlfriend, Olya Sharypova accused him of physically and emotionally abusing her at the ATP Masters 1000 event in … Read more

Diede de Groot becomes the first player to complete the golden slam in wheelchair tennis

The Dutch top seed beat Japan’s second seed Yui Kamiji 6-3 6-2 in the women’s match at the Louis Armstrong Stadium in what was a repeat of the gold medal match at the Tokyo Paralympic Games earlier this month. “For a long time it wasn’t possible because Wimbledon didn’t have a singles event. For a … Read more

Novak Djokovic v Daniil Medvedev: US Open men’s final – live!

9.44pm BST21:44 First set: Djokovic 3-4 Medvedev* (* denotes next server) We interrupt this broadcast for some shocking news. Djokovic made an error on a volley at the net. That’s the only point he loses in a routine hold. 9.41pm BST21:41 First set: *Djokovic 2-4 Medvedev (* denotes next server) VoiceOfTheMysterons (@Mysteron_Voice) @duresport Nothing to … Read more

Health Benefits of Tennis

When you maintain an active lifestyle, you improve your overall health while building strong muscles and bones. But over time, doing the same physical activities can become boring. If you’re looking for a new activity to add to your fitness routine, consider tennis. Why Is Tennis Good For Your Health? Whether you’re an … Read more