Category Archives: Tennis

18Jan/22

Novak Djokovic is not the only notable absence at the Australian Open – no openly gay or bisexual men are taking part in the tournament

MELBOURNE, Jan 17 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Tennis World No. 1 Novak Djokovic, who lost his visa battle to compete in the Australian Open this week, is not the only player who will be absent from the tournament’s starting line-up on Monday.

There are no openly gay or bisexual male players competing for the Grand Slam title, highlighting a dearth of LGBT+ players in top-level men’s tennis that contrasts with their growing visibility in other major sports.

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29Jan/18

Six time winner of the Australian Open, Roger Federer poses with trophy

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA (JANUARY 29, 2018) (AUSTRALIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION) – Roger Federer posed with his Australian Open trophy in Melbourne on Monday (January 29) after winning the title six times and clinching a very “special” 20th grand slam title. Continue reading

10Sep/17

Unseeded Sloane Stephens wins U.S.Open women’s singles title

NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK, USA (SEPTEMBER 9, 2017)(IMG/USTA) – Sloane Stephens stayed composed throughout an all American U.S. Open final and played near-perfect tennis to win her maiden grand slam title with a 6-3 6-0 victory against Madison Keys on Saturday (September 9).
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08May/17

Bouchard claims victory over Sharapova in thriller

MADRID, SPAIN (MAY 8, 2017) (PERFORM) – Eugenie Bouchard beat Maria Sharapova for the first time with a 7-5 2-6 6-4 triumph in the Madrid Open second round on Monday (May 8) in a thrilling match full of significance after the Canadian had called the Russian a cheater following her doping ban. Continue reading