Elina Svitolina and Kiki Bertens are the latest big names to pull out of the US Open. Svitolina, the world No 5, and Bertens, the No 7, have followed in the footsteps of defending men’s champion Rafael Nadal and women’s world No 1 Ashleigh Barty in deciding against playing in NewRead More »
Ferro went 10 matches unbeaten in regional exhibition events after the Tour was suspended in March, and continued to gather further momentum with five more wins in Palermo this week as major tennis returned in the Sicilian capital. "I think it was my best match of the week," the 23-year-old Ferro said after landing the second title of her career with a dominant display. Several exhibition events have taken place globally since the sport was halted in early March due to the pandemic but the women's claycourt tournament in Palermo was the first across both the elite WTA and ATP tours in five months.
Fiona Ferro of France upset fourth-seeded Anett Kontaveit of Estonia in the Palermo Ladies Open final on Sunday to win the first tour-level tennis title in five months. Ferro, who is ranked 53rd in the world, won 6-2, 7-5. ''It means a lot especially after a five tough months of practice,'' Ferro said.
Outspoken on social media, Gauff has released videos protesting against killings of African-Americans in the U.S. amid widespread outrage following the death of George Floyd, an unarmed Black man in police custody in Minneapolis. "I was talking off the cuff and was really nervous," Gauff told a virtual news conference on Sunday. Gauff spoke at the rally after her grandmother Yvonne Odom, who was the first black student at her high school in 1961, addressed the crowd.