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The 21 & Under Club, 2020 Edition: Felix Auger-Aliassime
ATP Tour Rank: No. 2️⃣0️⃣Universal Tennis Rank: No. 4️⃣2️⃣What he's done since last summer: Reached the final round of ATP 250 Marseille & RotterdamGet ready to see big things from Félix Auger-Aliassime. The Canadian cracked the ATP Top 20 before his 20th birthday and has a sky-high ceiling.
21 & Under Club: Hailing teen talents Sinner and Swiatek
18 years old✅UTR rank: No. 43✅21 & Under Club✅The highly-touted Iga Świątek and Jannik Sinner have more in common than you'd think. The Italian and Pole have showed strong promise on tour. Will both become the real deal?
Serena to help donate 4.25 million masks to students
Serena Williams once again takes action off the court.❤️?The 23-time Grand Slam champion teams up with Bella+Canvas L.A. to provide 4.25 million masks to underserved schools across the country. Serena is teaming up with Bella + Canvas to ensure kids go back to school safely.
TBT, 1996: Andre Agassi’s toughest scare on the road to Olympic gold
“The national anthem starts. I feel my heart swell, and it has nothing to do with tennis, or me, and thus it exceeds all my expectations.”On this day, Andre Agassi won the 1996 Olympic gold medal after playing one of his toughest matches yet. Now in the last eight, Agassi faced his toughest test of the entire event: Wayne Ferreira.
The 21 & Under Club welcomes Caty McNally.2⃣1⃣⬇️With a WTA singles ranking of 124 and doubles ranking of 38, the 18 year old claimed last year's Citi Open and BGL BNP Paribas Luxembourg Open doubles titles with partner Coco Gauff. Team McNally is taking the long view, even though this all-courter has already made waves.
“I try to keep that history alive, it’s a way I can make my own Black life matter."Art Carrington, a 73-year-old former pro, coach, and historian has dedicated his life to celebrating Black tennis and its rich history. The 73-year-old has given his life back to the sport.
Tennis is guilty of anointing young stars as “the next big thing” far too early. But in Coco Gauff's case, it’s really hard to argue with all the hype. Her blistering serve and exceptional speed are likely to pace the WTA for years to come.
Keep the love and empowerment for women going.?The #ChallengeAccepted movement has amplified dramatically this week and the women of the WTA are doing their part. The Instagram trend aims to empower and celebrate women of all different backgrounds.
"In times of hardship people love to look up to someone. And I think he's perfect for that." @naomiosaka talks the return of the @NBA and @WashWizards' rising star, @rui_8mura being a perfect role model for the Black Lives Matter Movement. The tennis champion also discussed Black Lives Matter and her own basketball experiences.
“I love both events, so it was a difficult decision but there are still significant risks involved due to COVID-19 and I don’t feel comfortable putting my team and I in that position."Ash Barty is out of the Western & Southern Open and the US Open Tennis Championships. The 2019 French Open winner is yet to decide on whether she'll play the clay-cou
"The color line was erased, at least temporarily, for the first time in the history of major American tennis yesterday," The Brooklyn Daily Eagle announced on July 30, 1940. Eighty years ago in Harlem, Jimmie McDaniel and Don Budge played in front of 2,000 people.
Not one, not two, but THREE @WorldTeamTennis battles. ?Philadelphia Freedoms vs. New York Empire. Springfield Lasers vs. Orange County Breakers. Washington Kastles vs. Orlando Storm. Thursday's action begins at 9am ET on Tennis Channel →tnns.ch/app
Let's hear it for NEW YORK. ?Jack Sock and @nealskupski seal the deal, defeating the Orange County Breakers 21-19.#WTT2020
First Simona Halep then Johanna Konta.Will more withdraws from the Palermo Ladies Open occur? The event will mark the WTA's re-opening and the first event since the pandemic began.