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Wimbledon relaxes all-white clothing rules for women players

London CNN  —  Wimbledon will relax its white clothing rule to allow women players to wear dark-colored undershorts if they want to, organizers announced Thurday. The decision comes after the tournament and its organizers faced growing pressure to reduce anxieties as to whether blood is visible on white clothes for …

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Carlos Alcaraz becomes youngest year-end No. 1 in men’s tennis as Rafael Nadal’s slump continues at ATP Finals

CNN  —  Carlos Alcaraz is set to become the youngest year-end No. 1 in the history of men’s tennis after Rafael Nadal was knocked out of the ATP Finals. At the age of 19 years and 214 days, US Open champion Alcaraz surpasses Lleyton Hewitt’s record of ending the year …

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Novak Djokovic: Australia to overturn three-year visa ban, source says, paving way for Australian Open

Sydney CNN  —  Australia will overturn a three-year ban on tennis player Novak Djokovic entering the country, paving the way for the former world No. 1 to contest the 2023 Australian Open. Australia’s Immigration Minister Andrew Giles will repeal the ban, a source with direct knowledge of the matter told …

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Novak Djokovic leaves no stone unturned in pursuit of perfection, but secrecy with drink mixture draws scrutiny

CNN  —  In his pursuit of greatness, it has been well documented that Novak Djokovic has left no stone unturned. From changing his diet to incorporating meditation into his training, the Serb is constantly trying to find that extra edge to improve his chances on the tennis court. His latest …

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WTA Finals: Caroline Garcia wins biggest title of her career with victory over Aryna Sabalenka

CNN  —  Caroline Garcia capped off a remarkable six-month period in her tennis career as she won the WTA Finals with a 7-6 6-4 victory against Aryna Sabalenka in Fort Worth, Texas. Garcia was outside the top 70 in the world rankings as recently as June, but since then has …

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Billie Jean King’s ‘pet peeve’ is Wimbledon’s ‘horrible’ all white uniform policy

CNN  —  Clothes aren’t just items to keep you warm or cool – they also indicate status, showcase defiance, and even alleviate anxieties. For tennis legend Billie Jean King, clothes allow female tennis players to express their individuality through colors and prints – a right she and the embryonic Women’s …

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Nick Kyrgios settles legal case with Wimbledon fan he accused of being ‘drunk out of her mind,’ her lawyers say

CNN  —  The lawyers for a Wimbledon spectator accused by Nick Kyrgios of being ‘drunk out of her mind,’ have released an apology from the tennis star and say their client’s claim has been resolved. “On 10 July 2022, during the Wimbledon Men’s Final, I told the umpire that a …

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Serena Williams teases tennis fans as she says ‘I’m not retired’

CNN  —  Serena Williams continues to tease tennis fans about whether they will see her back on court, this time saying she is “not retired” from the sport. Williams, considered by many as the greatest player of all time, announced she would “evolve away from tennis” after this year’s US …

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Novak Djokovic is welcome at Australian Open, says tournament director; Russian and Belarusian players can compete

CNN  —  Novak Djokovic would be welcomed to play at the Australian Open if he can obtain a visa, according to tournament director Craig Tiley. The former world No. 1 was deported from Australia in January following a prolonged saga, including time in detention, preventing his participation in this year’s …

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Diede de Groot: How she won an unprecedented back-to-back calendar grand slam

CNN  —  At first glance, winning seems impossibly easy for Diede de Groot; an almost nonchalant habit of 69 consecutive victories, yielding a Golden Slam – all four grand slams and a Paralympic gold medal – in 2021, followed by a calendar grand slam in 2022. Together, these achievements amounted …

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