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Madison Keys spreading kindness on and off the tennis court

Madison Keys has seen the dark side of the internet. Like so many of her peers, she has received more hateful messages and comments than she can count. The tennis star has talked openly about it over the years and has even previously shared some of the abuse she has encountered on social media.However, Keys also knows what the internet is like at its best. She has seen the good
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China table tennis team takes refuge in Qatar amid coronavirus outbreak

The squad of nearly 30 flew to Doha at the conclusion of the German Open and have settled into the Aspire Academy Arena ahead of the Qatar Open, which gets under way on March 3.The Qatar Table Tennis Association (QTTA) has provided meals, accommodation, 15 practice tables and 2,000 balls.The coronavirus death toll has surpassed 1,000 in mainland China, with 2,478 new cases identified Monday.Visit CNN.com/sport for more news, videos
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Sofia Kenin joins long list of bright, young, American tennis stars

MELBOURNE, Australia -- With the bulbs of the cameras flashing incessantly around her, Sofia Kenin hoisted the Daphne Akhurst Memorial Cup on Saturday night at Rod Laver Arena after enamoring audiences around the world with her aggressive play, relentless self-belief and endearing speech about her lifelong dream coming true. It was the 21-year old's maiden Grand Slam title, and she became the first American to win a major since Sloane
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Novak Djokovic takes another step forward in the race to become tennis’ GOAT

The last, crisp backhand Novak Djokovic fired in the fifth set of the Australian Open final on Sunday forced a match-ending error by Dominic Thiem. The shot signified what could be the beginning of the final phase of a three-way race to become the greatest of all-time in the men's game.Djokovic's triumph was his eighth Down Under and the first time in eight matches that he recovered from a 2-1
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Coco Gauff’s upset over Naomi Osaka highlights a changing of the guard in women’s tennis

MELBOURNE, Australia -- Coco Gauff had just won the biggest match of her life and was clearly still in shock when she was announced as the victor to the packed crowd at Rod Laver Arena. The 15-year-old walked out onto the court and instead of turning and waving to all sides of the crowd as expected, she put her hands on her hips and stared directly at her coaches and
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Australian Open FAQ – How bushfires could impact tennis’ first Grand Slam of 2020

8:36 AM ETPeter BodoCloseESPN.com Staff WriterPeter Bodo has been covering tennis for over 35 years, mostly recently for ESPN. He is a former WTA Writer of the Year and the author of numerous books, including the classic "The Courts of Babylon" and the New York Times bestseller (with Pete Sampras), "A Champion's Mind."Simon CambersAs the Australian Open prepares to begin play Monday, tournament officials face a potential environmental crisis as
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Australian Open FAQ – How fires could impact tennis’ first Grand Slam of 2020

As the Australian Open prepares to begin play Monday, tournament officials face a potential environmental crisis as a result of Australia's ongoing bushfires.Smoke continued to blanket the city of Melbourne on Wednesday, delaying the first two days of qualifying.Tennis Australia boss and Australian Open tournament director Craig Tiley said that when it becomes obvious smoke could have an impact, officials are prepared to act for the welfare of all involved
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Coco Gauff, 15-year-old tennis star, corrects her dad after he cursed on live TV

Coco Gauff was wearing a microphone at the Auckland Open when her dad, Corey, let the word "damn" slip as he was coaching her up courtside. The The 15-year-old American tennis star let him go on for a second before she corrected him. "You can't curse," she said, holding back a laugh. "Did I curse? I said no, it was real weak..." Corey responded. Coco informed him he said the
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Tennis star Nick Kyrgiois criticizes Australia Prime Minister Scott Morrison for ‘slow’ wildfires reponse

A leading voice in his sport's drive to help raise money for relief efforts, Kyrgios last week pledged to donate $140 ($200 AUSD) for every ace he hits at upcoming tournaments -- a deed which has sparked similar gestures from fellow players and tournament organizers in the country.Writing in Athletes Voice, the world No. 29 said: "As the leader of our country, I don't think Scott Morrison has done enough
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Australian Open: How bushfires might impact tennis’ first major

But this year it is raging bushfires which have put the country in the spotlight, and consequently raised questions about player and fan safety ahead of tennis' grand slam curtain-raiser. So what does that mean for the Australian Open, which is scheduled to start on January 20? Melbourne, which hosts the tournament, is expected to see smoke blow over from fires in the southeastern states of Victoria and New South