Martina Navratilova says doctors told her she is cancer-free
- 2023-03-21 14:53:47Z
Martina Navratilova has been told by doctors that, "as far as they know, I'm cancer-free," and that she should be "good to go" after some additional radiation treatment.
Martina Navratilova has revealed she is now "cancer-free" after the tennis great feared she "may not see next Christmas" following a devastating double diagnosis.Navratilova, winner of 59 Grand Slam titles in singles and doubles, revealed her diagnosis had left her fearing the worst.
World number one Iga Swiatek has signed a partnership deal with Swiss sportswear brand On, co-owned by Roger Federer, the Polish tennis player said on Monday."I'm very excited to be the first female player to join with On," Swiatek -- who previously competed wearing Japanese brand Asics -- said in a statement on the On website.
Having been in the men's top 10 tennis players since winning his first Barcelona Open title in 2005, Rafael Nadal has finally dropped out.
Carlos Alcaraz returned to the top of the ATP rankings on Monday after his Indian Wells triumph, while Rafael Nadal dropped out of the top 10 for the first time in 18 years.ATP top 20 1.
Lindsay Brandon is a lawyer whose past clients include athletes disputing doping suspensions. In her new post as the WTA's first director of safeguarding, Brandon is leading an increased effort to protect athletes from predatory coaches - and others - on the women's professional tennis tour. There can be issue with respect to training staff separate from coaches.
After Novak Djokovic withdrew from tournaments in Florida and California because he still can't travel to the United States as a foreign citizen who is not vaccinated against COVID-19, a U.S. Tennis Association spokesman said Saturday the group is "very hopeful" the top-ranked player will be allowed into the country for the U.S. Open in August.
Carlos Alcaraz defeated Daniil Medvedev 6-3, 6-2 on Sunday to win the BNP Paribas Open title and regain the world's No. 1 ranking.
Elena Rybakina defeated Aryna Sabalenka 7-6 (11), 6-4 on Sunday to win the BNP Paribas Open and hand the world's second-ranked player just her second loss this year.
Daniil Medvedev, routed in straight sets by Carlos Alcaraz in the Indian Wells final, says the 19-year-old Spaniard has "100%" earned his return to number one in the world, despite the absence of Novak Djokovic."Carlos is deservedly World No. 1.
Spain's Carlos Alcaraz swept past Daniil Medvedev 6-3, 6-2 on Sunday to win the Indian Wells ATP Masters 1000 and secure his return to number one in the world.Alcaraz, 19, became the youngest world number one ever after his triumph at Flushing Meadows last year, claimed his third Masters 1000 title and joined compatriot rafael Nadal as the only players to win at least three as a teenager.
Wimbledon champion Elena Rybakina edged Aryna Sabalenka 7-6 (13/11), 6-4 on Sunday to win the Indian Wells WTA title and avenge her loss to the Belarusian in the Australian Open final.She's the first Indian Wells WTA champion to beat both the No. 1 and No. 2 players on the way to the title. bb/js
Carlos Alcaraz defeated Daniil Medvedev 6-3, 6-2 on Sunday to win the BNP Paribas Open title and regain the world's No. 1 ranking. The 19-year-old Spaniard ...
Carlos Alcaraz defeated Jannik Sinner 7-6 (4), 6-3 on Saturday to advance to the BNP Paribas Open final against Daniil Medvedev.
Daniil Medvedev defeated Frances Tiafoe 7-5, 7-6 (4), winning on his eighth match point, Saturday for his 19th consecutive match victory of the year and a berth in the BNP Paribas Open final.
Carlos Alcaraz and Daniil Medvedev won't be distracted by streaks, stats or even the lure of World No. 1 when they clash for the Indian Wells ATP Masters 1000 crown on Sunday.For both, a first Indian Wells title is the goal that concerns them.
Former world number ones Carlos Alcaraz and Daniil Medvedev will battle for a first Indian Wells ATP Masters 1000 title after straight sets semi-final victories on Saturday.Tiafoe had reached his first Masters 1000 semi-final without dropping a set, but Medvedev kept him at bay in the opening set, winning 24 of his 27 service points.
Dialed-in Daniil Medvedev suppressed a late surge from Frances Tiafoe to beat the American 7-5, 7-6 (7/4) on Saturday and reach the Indian Wells final for the first time.
Billie Jean King achievements on and off the tennis court are legendary, but she may be best known for beating Bobby Riggs in 1973's "Battle of the Sexes."
After Novak Djokovic withdrew from tournaments in Florida and California because he still can't travel to the United States as a foreign citizen who is not vaccinated against COVID-19, a U.S. Tennis Association spokesman said the group is "very hopeful" he can play the U.S. Open.
Novak Djokovic withdrew from Miami Open again because he still can't travel to the United States as a foreign citizen who is not vaccinated against COVID-19.
Kazakhstan's Elena Rybakina will be out to turn the tables on Aryna Sabalenka on Sunday when they clash for the Indian Wells title in a rematch of the Australian Open final won by the Belarusian.Swiatek, whose eight 2022 titles included the French and US Opens, was the defending Indian Wells champion, but Rybakina beat her convincingly, winning the majority of Swiatek's first serve points as she converted all five of her break opportunities.
Novak Djokovic will not play at the Miami Open after failing to receive a waiver to enter the United States despite not being vaccinated for Covid-19.US authorities are expected to ease vaccination entry requirements in May, which would allow Djokovic to play at the US Open.
Elena Rybakina fired seven aces in routing top-ranked Iga Swiatek 6-2, 6-2 on Friday to advance to the BNP Paribas Open final.
Aryna Sabalenka defeated Maria Sakkari 6-2, 6-3 on Friday to move into the BNP Paribas Open final.
Russia's invasion of Ukraine continues to stir tension in the tennis world, and Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka said Friday that it's not only Ukrainian players who are feeling the strain."All of us (are) just trying to keep calm in the locker room ... all of us understand Ukrainians and we really feel bad for them."
Iga Swiatek's Indian Wells title defense ground to a halt in a straight sets semi-final loss to Elena Rybakina on Friday, the world number one later revealing she is battling a rib injury.Swiatek was disappointed that she was unable to implement the tactics her coach had devised after analyzing her loss to Rybakina in Melbourne.
Elena Rybakina again proved too much for world number one Iga Swiatek, denying the defending champion a return to the Indian Wells final with an emphatic 6-2, 6-2 semi-final victory on Friday.World number two Sabalenka advanced with a 6-2, 6-3 victory over seventh-seeded Maria Sakkari of Greece.
Elena Rybakina fired seven aces in routing top-ranked Iga Swiatek 6-2, 6-2 on Friday to advance to the BNP Paribas Open final. Rybakina will play second-seeded Aryna Sabalenka, who beat Maria Sakkari 6-2, 6-3, in Sunday's final in the Southern California desert. "It's going to be huge," said Sabalenka, who won the doubles title in 2019.
Australian Open champion Aryna Sabalenka beat Maria Sakkari 6-2, 6-3 in a Stadium Court slugfest on Friday to reach the final of the Indian Wells WTA and ATP Masters 1000 hard court tennis tournament.Sabalenka finished the match with 21 winners to Sakkari's nine as she denied Sakkari a return to the Indian Wells final.
Carlos Alcaraz and Jannik Sinner renew their rivalry Saturday in the semi-finals of the Indian Wells WTA and ATP Masters 1000, where a title would see Alcaraz return to number one in the world.He said he was up for the challenge he expects from Sinner, who is seeking his first Masters 1000 title.
Former world number three Elina Svitolina will make her return to the WTA Tour next month at Charleston, ending a maternity layoff of more than a year, organizers announced Friday.Svitolina has accepted a wildcard berth into the main draw for the WTA Charleston Open on clay in the South Carolina city on April 3-9.
Tennessee earns a 5-2 victory at Alabama.
Iga Swiatek breezed past Sorana Cirstea in the quarters.
Top-seeded Carlos Alcaraz edged Felix Auger-Aliassime 6-4, 6-4 on Thursday to book a semi-final meeting with Jannik Sinner at the WTA and ATP Masters 1000 at Indian Wells.Italy's Sinner reached the final four with a 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 victory over defending champion Taylor Fritz and now has a chance to avenge his loss to Alcaraz in a quarter-final thriller at the US Open last year.
World number one Iga Swiatek swept past Sorana Cirstea 6-2, 6-3 on Thursday to line up an Indian Wells semi-final grudge match against Wimbledon champion Elena Rybakina.Sabalenka also advanced, blowing past American Coco Gauff 6-4, 6-0 to book a meeting with 2022 finalist Maria Sakkari, who downed two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova 4-6, 7-5, 6-1. bb/js
Italy's Jannik Sinner out-gunned defending champion Taylor Fritz 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 on Thursday to reach the semi-finals of the combined WTA and ATP Masters 1000 at Indian Wells.
World number one and defending champion Iga Swiatek powered past Sorana Cirstea 6-2, 6-3 on Thursday to reach the semi-finals of the Indian Wells combined WTA and ATP Masters 1000 hard court tennis tournament.Rybakina, one of only three women to beat Swiatek this season, beat Czech Karolina Muchova 7-6 (7/4), 2-6, 6-4.
Wimbledon champion Elena Rybakina out-lasted 76th-ranked Karolina Muchova 7-6 (7/4), 2-6, 6-4 on Thursday to reach the semi-finals of the WTA and ATP Masters 1000 at Indian Wells.She went on to break and held at love to take a 6-5 lead, but she, too, was unable to convert a set point.
Frances Tiafoe defeated 10th-seeded Cameron Norrie 6-4, 6-4 Wednesday to reach the semifinals of the BNP Paribas Open.
Aryna Sabalenka, still building on her maiden Grand Slam title at the Australian Open, overpowered Coco Gauff to reach semi-finals at the Indian Wells WTA and ATP Masters 1000 on Wednesday as Frances Tiafoe led the way into the men's semis.The 25-year-old American, in search of a second ATP title, reached his first Masters 1000 semi-final and made it clear he's looking further than the final four.
Daniil Medvedev defeated a determined Alejandro Davidovich Fokina 6-3, 7-5 on Wednesday to reach the semi-finals at Indian Wells and push his ATP match win streak to 18 straight.Medvedev -- who is coming off titles in Rotterdam, Doha and Dubai in the three weeks leading into Indian Wells -- next faces American Frances Tiafoe, who beat 2021 Indian Wells champion Cameron Norrie 6-4, 6-4. bb/js
Australian Open champion Aryna Sabalenka overpowered US teenager Coco Gauff 6-4, 6-0 on Wednesday to reach the semi-finals of the WTA and ATP Masters 1000 at Indian Wells.Sabalenka, in search of a third title this year after a victory at Adelaide and her first Grand Slam crown in Melbourne, needed just 64 minutes to subdue the young American star and set up a clash with either two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova or last year's Indian Wells runner-up, Maria Sakkari of Greece.
American Frances Tiafoe reached the first ATP Masters 1000 semi-final of his career on Wednesday, downing former champion Cameron Norrie 6-4, 6-4 to make the last four at Indian Wells.Tiafoe, ranked 16th in the world, hasn't dropped a set in the combined WTA and Masters 1000 event in the California desert.
Frances Tiafoe defeated 10th-seeded Cameron Norrie 6-4, 6-4 Wednesday to reach the semifinals of the BNP Paribas Open. "Super happy about today," Tiafoe said on court. Tiafoe hit 22 winners and had just nine unforced errors.
Rafael Nadal is aiming to make his comeback from a hip injury at the clay-court Monte Carlo Masters.
Rafael Nadal is aiming to make his comeback from a hip injury at the clay-court Monte Carlo Masters next month, organizers said Wednesday. The 22-time Grand Slam champion has been sidelined with a left hip flexor injury since the Australian Open, and pulled out of hard-court tournaments at Indian Wells and Miami. The Monte Carlo Masters begins on April 8 and tournament director David Massey is optimistic Nadal will play.
World No 1 Iga Swiatek continued her Indian Wells title defence with a 6-3 6-1 victory over Emma Raducanu on Tuesday to set up a quarter-final against unseeded Romanian Sorana Cirstea.
Top seed Carlos Alcaraz reached the Indian Wells quarter-finals Tuesday as Britain's Jack Draper retired from their fourth-round match with an injury to his right side.Alcaraz said he's focused on winning a first Indian Wells title, and will let the ranking take care of itself.
Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova saved four match points to shock third-ranked American Jessica Pegula 6-2, 3-6, 7-6 (13/11) on Tuesday to reach the quarter-finals at Indian Wells for the first time in seven years.Pegula had the first chance at 6-5, but Kvitova won the next two points to give herself a match point.