The ban, which would make Wimbledon the first tennis event to restrict individual Russian and Belarusian athletes from competing, would exclude a number of highly ranked players.
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By posting pictures of their protest in support of Peng at the tournament on social media, local activists are keeping the conversation going.
Upset again in the third round by a young unseeded talent on the rise, Naomi Osaka was in a different mood and better place at this Grand Slam tournament.
He has one of the best first serves and backhands in the world. His improved court positioning and a shored-up forehand was often a decisive punch down the stretch in Turin.
The case has prompted the women’s tennis tour to rethink its focus in China, where it has threatened to pull events if it cannot verify her safety and that her allegations are investigated.
Mardy Fish now acts as a mentor, sharing his experience as a prominent athlete who had to deal with mental health problems when the subject was close to taboo in pro sports.
A tense moment highlighted how Osaka has put a spotlight on the mental health of athletes while challenging the established ways that they communicate with journalists.
Williams has been one of the most successful Olympians in tennis, winning gold medals in doubles with her 41-year-old sister, Venus, in 2000, 2008 and 2012.
Naomi Osaka, a superstar in the sport, pulled out of the French Open after she was fined for skipping a news conference. Did it have to end this way?
The surprisingly stern warning was delivered in a statement signed by the leaders of the four Grand Slam tournaments.