Even amid boycott, IOC still hit with Peng Shuai questions
IOC President Thomas Bach can’t escape repeated questions about Peng Shuai and issues raised by two video calls the International Olympic Committee has had with her
The Top 5 WTA Players of 2021, No. 3: Naomi Osaka
As far as her tennis year goes, there were familiar moments of glory. Beyond the lines, the Tokyo Olympics cauldron lighter might well have accomplished something more heroic, bringing attention to life’s psychological challenges.
US Olympic board member pushes quiet diplomacy in Peng case
A member of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee’s board of directors is among those echoing the IOC’s call for behind-the-scenes negotiations to ensure the well-being of tennis player Peng Shuai
The Top 10 Matches of 2021, No. 3: Carlos Alcaraz d. Stefanos Tsitsipas, US Open third round
The 18-year-old Spaniard made his big-stage debut in grand style, and showed the steely grace of a future champion in his five-set win over the No. 3 seed.
"Not where I need to be physically": Serena Williams won't play Australian Open; Novak Djokovic on entry list
Not long after her name was absent from the entry list for the Australian Open, the 23-time major winner confirmed she would not be heading Down Under in January.
The Top 5 WTA Players of 2021, No. 4: Anett Kontaveit
World No. 7 Anett Kontaveit became the highest-ranked Estonian ever after a late-season breakthrough that led to four WTA titles and an appearance at the WTA Finals.
Daniil Medvedev: My on-court demeanor different from Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal
"They are probably the most fairest sportsmen in all the history of the sport," says the reigning US Open champion.
Former player Guy Forget resigns as French Open director
French Open director Guy Forget has stepped down
The Top 10 Matches of 2021, No. 4: Paula Badosa d. Victoria Azarenka, Indian Wells final
In a three-hour war where every point felt like a mini-match, the Spaniard out-dueled the two-time BNP Paribas Open champion and put a capstone on her 2021 climb into the Top 10.
Opting to focus on mental health, Bianca Andreescu delays 2022 return beyond Australian swing
The 2019 US Open champion cites persistent physical and emotional struggles that have kept her off court for large swaths of the last two seasons.
The Top 5 WTA Players of 2021, No. 5: Garbiñe Muguruza
The former No. 1 won a career-high three titles, became Spain's first WTA Finals champion, and returned to the Top 3 of the rankings.