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Paes, 46, announces 2020 will be his final year as a professional

India's veteran tennis player Leander Paes announced on Wednesday that 2020 would be his "farewell year" as a professional before he hangs up his racket.

Australian Open prize pool jumps to $49 million, biggest gains for early rounds

福利网站The prize pool for the 2020 Australian Open has been boosted by 14% to A$71 million (37.9 million pounds), organisers said on Tuesday, with the biggest gains for players exiting in the early rounds.

Andreescu out of season opener in Auckland with 'knee issues'

福利网站Auckland Classic organisers suffered a major setback to their tournament lineup on Tuesday with U.S. Open champion Bianca Andreescu withdrawing due to "knee issues".

Bolton named as first female AELTC chief executive

福利网站Sally Bolton will become the first female chief executive of the All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) which stages the Wimbledon championships, the club announced http://www.wimbledon.com/en_GB/news/articles/2019-12-19/sally_bolton_obe_appointed_as_next_chief_executive_of_the_aeltc.html on Thursday.

Barty and Nadal claim season-ending ITF awards

福利网站Ash Barty and Rafa Nadal were named International Tennis Federation's (ITF) World Champions for 2019 on Thursday, rewarding them for stellar seasons in which they finished at the top of women's and men's rankings respectively.

Tsitsipas sets Grand Slam target for 2020

Stefanos Tsitsipas said he is targeting a Grand Slam in 2020 as part of his quest to finish the season in the top three of men's tennis, which has been dominated by Rafa Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer in recent seasons.

ITF cuts live scoring data at low-level events to fight corruption

The International Tennis Federation (ITF) has said it will phase out the collection of live scoring data at all World Tennis Tour (WTT) events offering prize money of up to $15,000 as part of its fight against corruption in the sport's lower levels.

2019 a year of upheaval - except for Nadal and Djokovic

福利网站In many ways 2019 felt like a year of upheaval with a revamped Davis Cup, a shake-up in the ATP hierarchy and new faces lighting up the women's game, yet some things - notably the furniture at the top of men's tennis - refuse to budge.

Federer admits 'breakdown' after Bogota match cancelled

Roger Federer admits he suffered a "bit of a breakdown" during last month's tour of Mexico and South America after rioting in Colombian capital Bogota forced him to cancel his exhibition match against Germany's Alexander Zverev.

Osaka appoints Belgian Fissette as coach - Kyodo

Two-time grand slam winner Naomi Osaka has appointed Belgian Wim Fissette as coach, Kyodo news agency on Sunday quoted the Japanese player's management as saying, as she gears up to defend her Australian Open title.

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