Tennis

10:35 PM ET Unvaccinated tennis players are unlikely to get a visa to travel to Australia and play in the Australian Open Grand Slam, a government official said on Tuesday. “I don’t think an unvaccinated tennis player is going to get a visa to come into this country and if they did get a visa
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8:03 PM ET Associated Press INDIAN WELLS, Calif. — Paula Badosa edged Victoria Azarenka 7-6 (5), 2-6, 7-6 (2) on Sunday to win the BNP Paribas Open in her debut in the Southern California desert, where the tournament returned after a 2 1/2-year absence because of the coronavirus. She joined Bianca Andreescu in 2019 and
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5:17 PM ET Associated Press INDIAN WELLS, Calif. — Nikoloz Basilashvili outlasted No. 2 seed Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-4, 2-6, 6-4 Friday to move into the semifinals of the BNP Paribas Open with the biggest win of his career. Basilashvili next plays either No. 3 Alexander Zverev or American Taylor Fritz, who met in a later
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4:54 AM ET U.S. Open champion Emma Raducanu has pulled out of next week’s Kremlin Cup in Moscow following her second-round loss at the Indian Wells tournament. No immediate reason was given for the withdrawal. 1 Related “Unfortunately, I’ve had to make a tournament schedule change and won’t be able to play Moscow this year
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6:45 PM ET Associated Press INDIAN WELLS, Calif. — Cameron Norrie routed 11th-seeded Diego Schwartzman 6-0, 6-2 on Thursday to reach the semifinals of the BNP Paribas Open and extend the best season of his young career. Norrie needed just 73 minutes to dismantle Schwartzman, who finally held serve to open the second set, drawing
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12:43 PM ET Associated Press TORONTO — US Open runner-up Leylah Fernandez will not be part of Canada’s team for the Billie Jean King Cup finals next month. Tennis Canada confirmed that Fernandez pulled out of the team’s roster for the Nov. 1-6 matches in Prague and is being replaced by Carol Zhao. The other
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12:34 PM ET Associated Press NEW YORK — Olympians Allyson Felix and Jordan Larson were honored as Sportswomen of the Year by the Women’s Sports Foundation. Felix won two medals at the Tokyo Games — giving her 11 in her career — to surpass Carl Lewis as the most decorated American in Olympic track and
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8:52 AM ET Associated Press NEWPORT, R.I. — Grand Slam title winners Ana Ivanovic, Flavia Pennetta, Carlos Moya and Cara Black are the new nominees on the International Tennis Hall of Fame ballot for the class of 2022, joining holdovers Lisa Raymond and Juan Carlos Ferrero. The Hall announced the candidates Thursday. The half-dozen nominees
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9:14 PM ET Associated Press INDIAN WELLS, Calif. — Grigor Dimitrov outlasted top-seeded Daniil Medvedev 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 Wednesday in the fourth round of the BNP Paribas Open, extending the parade of upsets that has knocked out several top players. Medvedev’s loss left the combined ATP and WTA tournament without its top two men’s and
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7:17 AM ET Andy Murray has said he expects unvaccinated players to compete at the Australian Open but would support moves by local authorities to impose stricter conditions on them at Melbourne Park than those who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Victoria sports minister Martin Pakula said on Tuesday that players planning to compete
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1:43 AM ET Associated Press INDIAN WELLS, Calif. — Upsets dominated the fourth round at the BNP Paribas Open on Tuesday, with four top-five seeds getting dismissed in straight sets. Andy Murray and US Open runner-up Leylah Fernandez were knocked out, too. No. 2 Iga Swiatek, the highest remaining women’s seed, lost to No. 24
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2:28 AM ET Associated Press INDIAN WELLS, Calif. — Top-seeded Daniil Medvedev beat Filip Krajinovic 6-2, 7-6 (1) to reach the round of 16 on a gusty Monday night at the BNP Paribas Open. Karolina Pliskova, the women’s top seed, was upset by Beatriz Haddad Maia 6-3, 7-5. Medvedev, the US Open champion, connected on
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8:03 PM ET International tennis stars have been urged to get vaccinated if they are serious about playing in next year’s Australian Open. “If I was an ATP or WTA player, I’d be getting vaccinated,” Victoria’s sports minister Martin Pakula told Melbourne radio station SEN on Monday. “That will give them the best opportunity to
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5:56 PM ET Associated Press INDIAN WELLS, Calif — Iga Swiatek routed 25th-seeded Veronika Kudermetova 6-1, 6-0 on Sunday to reach the third round of the BNP Paribas Open. Swiatek has dropped just five games in two matches during her first visit to the combined ATP and WTA tour event. She needed just 54 minutes
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