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Nick Kyrgios offers to feed struggling Australians during COVID-19 pandemic

Nick Kyrgios offers to feed struggling Australians during COVID-19 pandemic Tennis star Nick Kyrgios is taking to Instagram to support his native Australia during the COVID-19 pandemic. The ATP's 40th-ranked player wrote he'd deliver food to the doorsteps of people in need. "If ANYONE is not working/getting an income and runs out of food, or times are just tough…please don't go to sleep with an empty stomach," wrote Kyrgios, who the ATP gave a 16-week suspension in 2019 for aggravated behavior. "Don't be afraid or embarrassed to send me a private message." This isn't the first time Kyrgios has stepped up to help his fellow Australians. In January, the 24-year-old announced he'd donate $200 toward bushfire relief efforts for every ace he hit this summer. Kyrgios, an elite server, has the sixth most aces (176) in 2020. I’m kicking off the support for those affected by the fires. I’ll be donating $200 per ace that I hit across all the events I play th..

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Coronavirus: Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, home of the US Open, converts into temporary hospital

Coronavirus: Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, home of the US Open, converts into temporary hospital As the coronavirus pandemic continues to affect nearly every corner of the globe, more and more things are having to be repurposed in a way that helps parts of this country better deal with this disease. The latest transformation comes from the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, which is the home of the US Open in Queens, New York. The center is being repurposed a 350-bed hospital facility to serve as supplemental space for medical facilities in New York City, one of the places the virus has hit the hardest in the United States. New York City's Emergency Management office is the organization behind this coordinated transformation. This is Armstrong Stadium in BJK National Tennis Center. Other parts of the center will become a hospital. This stadium is a food prep & distribution center where hero staff will prepare up to 25,000 food packages daily, each w/2 day..

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Roger Federer ‘devastated’ by Wimbledon cancellation, as other tennis stars share disappointment

Roger Federer 'devastated' by Wimbledon cancellation, as other tennis stars share disappointment To help contain the COVID-19 pandemic, the All-England Lawn and Tennis Club announced Wednesday that it's canceling its Wimbledon for the first time since World War II, when it was on hold from 1940 to 1945. And the world's top tennis players are sharing their collective disappointment. Devastated https://t.co/Fg2c1EuTQY pic.twitter.com/cm1wE2VwIp — Roger Federer (@rogerfederer) April 1, 2020 Wimbledon's cancellation is an especially tough blow to Federer, who is running out of Grand Slam opportunities at age 38. The Swiss star won eight of his record 20 Grand Slams at the tournament. On the other side of the age spectrum is Coco Gauff, the 16-year-old American who rose to stardom by defeating Venus Williams in the 2019 Wimbledon Championships. This year's tournament offered Gauff a chance at winning her first Grand Slam. i’m gonna miss playing in @Wim..

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Coronavirus: Wimbledon canceled for first time since World War II

Coronavirus: Wimbledon canceled for first time since World War IIThe decision was made official on Wednesday The coronavirus outbreak has halted sporting events all around the world. On Wednesday, Wimbledon was officially canceled in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. It marks the first time since 1945 -- in the midst of World War II -- that the Grand Slam tournament has been canceled. Wimbledon was scheduled to begin on June 29 and last until July 12. The All England Club, which organizes the tournament, held an emergency meeting on Wednesday where it made the decision to cancel the event official. "It is with great regret that the Main Board of the All England Club (AELTC) and the Committee of Management of The Championships have today decided that The Championships 2020 will be cancelled due to public health concerns linked to the coronavirus epidemic," Wimbledon wrote in a statement on their website. "Following a series of detailed deliberations on all of the above, it is the Com..

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Coronavirus: US Open tennis complex turned into temporary hospital amid COVID-19 outbreak

Coronavirus: US Open tennis complex turned into temporary hospital amid COVID-19 outbreakThe Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, located in Queens, started being used as a medical facility on Tuesday The coronavirus outbreak has heavily hit New York City and extra measures are being taken to make more room for patients in the area as the disease continues to spread. One of those extras measure includes the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Queens, which hosts the US Open every year, being used as a temporary aid station. On Tuesday, the indoor facility was transformed into a 350-bed hospital, according to USTA spokesman Chris Widmaier. The New York Post reports that the plan is for the indoor arena to be used for patients that haven't been affected by the COVID-19 virus. Louis Armstrong Stadium, which serves as the No. 2 court behind Arthur Ashe Stadium, is being used as a commissary where 25,000 meals will be made on a daily basis for medical patients, healthcare ..

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Roger Federer posts video of his trick-shot skills in the snow

Roger Federer posts video of his trick-shot skills in the snow Swiss tennis star Roger Federer can't train like he normally does because of the coronavirus pandemic, but that isn't stopping him from practicing trick shots at home. Making sure I still remember how to hit trick shots #TennisAtHome pic.twitter.com/DKDKQTaluY — Roger Federer (@rogerfederer) March 30, 2020 Surrounded by mountains and falling snow, Federer hit balls between his legs and behind his back against a wall in a Twitter video he posted Monday. The clip has over 4.2 million views, 25,800 retweets and 210,400 likes as of publication. Federer, who holds the record for most Grand Slam victories with 20, is providing more than entertainment during the pandemic. Last week Federer announced he and his wife, Mirka, would donate 1 million Swiss francs (equivalent to $1.02 million) to help "the most vulnerable families" in Switzerland deal with the coronavirus. View this post on Instagram These are challe..

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World TeamTennis Celebrity All-Star Match: How to watch

World TeamTennis Celebrity All-Star Match: How to watchHere's how to watch the tennis showcase The coronavirus has altered the sports landscape in a big way with the majority of leagues having their seasons canceled or postponed. However, sports fans can get their fix this weekend when highlights from the World TeamTennis Celebrity All-Star Match are aired. The event was held on March 1 prior to the COVID-19 outbreak spreading throughout the United States. "The World TeamTennis All-Star Match Presented by Barefoot Hard Seltzers was a huge success. We hope the one-hour highlight show on CBS on April 4 gives fans a shared sporting experience at home during this difficult time," WTT CEO Carlos Silva said. "It is the beginning of a new tradition in World TeamTennis. The match is a great way to extend our season and celebrate many of WTT's world-class players that we hope to see back on the court soon for the 2020 season." The one-hour special will feature Bob and Mike Bryan, ..

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Coronavirus: Wimbledon will be canceled due to pandemic, German tennis official says

Coronavirus: Wimbledon will be canceled due to pandemic, German tennis official saysThe All England Club has an emergency meeting set to make their official decision on Wednesday The coronavirus outbreak has halted sporting events all around the world. According to German Tennis Federation vice president Dirk Hordorff, Wimbledeon will be the next big event affected. On Sunday, he told Sky Sports Germany that Wimbledon will be canceled. According to Hordorff, the cancellation will be announced on Wednesday after an emergency meeting at the All England Club. "The necessary decisions have already been made," Hordorff said. "Wimbledon will decide to cancel (this) Wednesday. There is no doubt about it. This is necessary in the current situation. Wimbledon is scheduled to begin on June 29 and last until July 12. "It is completely unrealistic to imagine that with the travel restrictions that we currently have an international tennis tournament where hundreds of thousands of people from all ..

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Coronavirus: Serena Williams opens up about the anxiety and stress of social distancing

Coronavirus: Serena Williams opens up about the anxiety and stress of social distancing Social distancing isn't the easiest task for anyone to commit to at any point, let alone during a global coronavirus pandemic. For many, the isolation in it of itself can be an extra source of stress and anxiety to people living in an already uncertain time. This includes tennis superstar Serena Williams. The 23-time grand slam singles champion announced on Instagram over a week ago that she too would be participating in self isolation to limit the spread of COVID-19. The plan was to keep away from the outside world for about six weeks, but less than a third of the way in, Williams started expressing how stressful the whole situation has been for her, particularly with her daughter. "I wanted to take a minute and talk about my experience with corona," she said in a post on TikTok. "It started out with me feeling like: 'Oh it can't really affect me.' And then suddenly Indian W..

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Coronavirus: Tennis star Serena Williams, husband Alexis Ohanian announce six-week self-quarantine

Coronavirus: Tennis star Serena Williams, husband Alexis Ohanian announce six-week self-quarantineWilliams and her family have decided to quarantine themselves for six weeks Tennis star Serena Williams announced on Friday that she will be self-quarantining as a precaution against the coronavirus pandemic. Williams will only be spending time with her immediate family, husband Alexis Ohanian and 2-year-old daughter Olympia. "Spending the next 6 weeks in solitude, Williams wrote on Instagram. "Being a wife. Being a mom. Cooking. Cleaning. Spring cleaning. Face mask. Makeup tutorials. I'll let you know how it goes.... stay safe everyone. This is serious." Williams, 38, last competed n the WTA Tour back in January at the 2020 Australian Open where she advanced to the third round before falling to Wang Qiang in three sets. Williams also played in this year's Fed Cup for Team USA, in February. The 23-time Grand Slam champion has had serious health scares in recent years. In 2017, ..

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