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Watson and Dart out of Progress Tour Championships

Heather Watson and Harriet Dart are out of the Progress Tour Women's Championships through injury. Top seed Watson suffered a foot injury last week while Dart has failed to recover from a groin injury. "It has been getting worse and worse," Watson explained. "I have pain simply walking so I'm taking it very seriously. I won't be playing tennis at all for at least the next three days and will...

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Fed Cup stars to battle it out at the Progress Tour Championships

British Fed Cup stars Harriet Dart and Katie Boulter will go head-to-head after being drawn in the same group at the Progress Tour Women’s Championships.

The event, taking place from 14-18 July at the LTA's National Tennis Centre features some of Britain's top tennis talent. Joining Dart and Boulter in Group Anne Keothavong, named after the Team GB Fed Cup captain, will be Jodie...

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Plans to play in front of fans at French Open

Organisers of the rescheduled French Open have revealled plans to play in front of socially distanced crowds when the event takes place in September.

There are hopes up to 60% of fans will be able to attend, the equivalent of 20,000 a day. Groups of four will be able to sit together with an empty seat between those groups.

The main Court Philippe-Chatrier's usual capacity is...

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Fed Cup finals set for April 2021 debut

The Women's Tennis Association has confirmed the postponed Fed Cup finals will now take place in April 2021.

The inaugural 12-team event will be played in Budapest. Great Britain will miss out having lost in qualifying to Slovakia and now face a world group relegation play-off against Mexico in February.

If Britain come through that tie, they will have the chance to qualify...

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Serena Williams hoping for US Open return

Six-times champion, Serena Williams, wants to play at this year's US Open despite strict restrictions at Flushing Meadow due to the coronavirus crists.

A number of stars have expressed unease at travelling to New York for the tournament which is due to start on 31 August, including Simona Halep, Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Nick Kyrgios.

Williams' agent, Patrick...

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Tennis: British stars set for summer bonanza

Britain's top tennis players are set to compete for a £400,000 prize pot after a new summer tournament was announced.

The UK Pro Series and Classic will be played over six consecutive weeks in July and August at the St George's Hill Club in Weybridge.

Each week 12 women and 12 men will compete in a round-robin format to qualify for the final "Classic" event.

It is...