Tag Archives: Tennis players

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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14Sep/17

Serena Williams shows off baby girl Alexis in photos, video diary

(SERENA WILLIAMS/ALEXIS OHANIAN – American tennis star Serena Williams on Wednesday (September 13) announced the name and released first pictures of her baby girl, revealing that they had spent a week in the hospital following the Sept. 1 birth in Florida because of unspecified complications.
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02Sep/17

Serena Williams gives birth to baby girl, according to reports

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES (REUTERS) – Serena Williams has given birth to a baby girl, the first child for the former world number one tennis player, according to reports Friday (September 1) and well wishes from friends.
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28Jun/17

Serena Williams says ‘heart dropped’ at surprise pregnancy

(ANNIE LEIBOVITZ EXCLUSIVELY FOR VANITY FAIR) – Serena Williams was completely taken aback by her pregnancy, taking six home tests before believing she was expecting her first child, the tennis superstar told Vanity Fair magazine.
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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