Tennis

Denis Shapovalov of Canada reacts after defeating Reilly Opelka of the U.S. in their third round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Friday, Jan. 21, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP /Simon Baker

Canada’s Denis Shapovalov is on to the fourth round of the Australian Open

Shapovalov was eliminated in 2019 and 2021 in third round

Denis Shapovalov of Canada reacts after defeating Reilly Opelka of the U.S. in their third round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Friday, Jan. 21, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP /Simon Baker
Ash Barty of Australia reacts as she is interviewed after defeating Lucia Bronzetti of Italy in their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)

Ash Barty marks First Nations Day with easy win in Australia

Ash Barty marks First Nations Day with easy win in Australia

Ash Barty of Australia reacts as she is interviewed after defeating Lucia Bronzetti of Italy in their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)
FILE - Defending men's champion Serbia's Novak Djokovic practices on Margaret Court Arena ahead of the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, on Jan. 13, 2022. Tennis star Djokovic faces deportation again after the Australian government revoked his visa for a second time. Immigration Minister Alex Hawke said Friday, Jan. 14, he used his ministerial discretion to revoke the 34-year-old Serb’s visa on public interest grounds three days before the Australian Open is to begin.(AP Photo/Mark Baker, File)

Djokovic’s appeal of canceled visa moves to higher court

Djokovic’s appeal of canceled visa moves to higher court

FILE - Defending men's champion Serbia's Novak Djokovic practices on Margaret Court Arena ahead of the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, on Jan. 13, 2022. Tennis star Djokovic faces deportation again after the Australian government revoked his visa for a second time. Immigration Minister Alex Hawke said Friday, Jan. 14, he used his ministerial discretion to revoke the 34-year-old Serb’s visa on public interest grounds three days before the Australian Open is to begin.(AP Photo/Mark Baker, File)
Defending men's champion Serbia's Novak Djokovic practices on Rod Laver Arena ahead of the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022. AP Photo/Mark Baker)

Djokovic admits travel declaration had incorrect information

Djokovic admits travel declaration had incorrect information

Defending men's champion Serbia's Novak Djokovic practices on Rod Laver Arena ahead of the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022. AP Photo/Mark Baker)
Defending men’s champion Serbia’s Novak Djokovic practices on Rod Laver Arena ahead of the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022. AP Photo/Mark Baker)

Djokovic: Not isolating after COVID infection was ‘error’

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Novak Djokovic knew he’d tested positive for COVID-19…

  • Jan 12, 2022
Defending men’s champion Serbia’s Novak Djokovic practices on Rod Laver Arena ahead of the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022. AP Photo/Mark Baker)
Protesters hold banners outside the Park Hotel calling for the release of refugees being detained inside in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, Jan. 8, 2022. The world’s No. 1-ranked tennis player Novak Djokovic is also being held there after border officials canceled his visa last week over a vaccine requirement. (AP Photo/Hamish Blair)

Australian judge says Djokovic can stay but saga not over

Immigration minister could still exercise his power to deport Djokovic

  • Jan 10, 2022
Protesters hold banners outside the Park Hotel calling for the release of refugees being detained inside in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, Jan. 8, 2022. The world’s No. 1-ranked tennis player Novak Djokovic is also being held there after border officials canceled his visa last week over a vaccine requirement. (AP Photo/Hamish Blair)
A supporter of Serbia’s Novak Djokovic holds a Serbian flag and banner during a protest in Belgrade, Serbia, Saturday, Jan. 8, 2022. The No. 1-ranked Djokovic was denied entry at the Melbourne airport late Wednesday after border officials canceled his visa for failing to meet its entry requirement that all non-citizens be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

Djokovic’s Serb fans on edge as Australia visa hearing looms

Case has polarized opinions around the world

  • Jan 9, 2022
A supporter of Serbia’s Novak Djokovic holds a Serbian flag and banner during a protest in Belgrade, Serbia, Saturday, Jan. 8, 2022. The No. 1-ranked Djokovic was denied entry at the Melbourne airport late Wednesday after border officials canceled his visa for failing to meet its entry requirement that all non-citizens be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
Felix Auger-Aliassime, left, and Denis Shapovalov of Canada react to winning their match against Russia’s Daniil Medvedev and Roman Safiullin during their semifinal match at the ATP Cup tennis tournament in Sydney, Saturday, Jan. 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Steve Christo)

Maple Leaf rules: Canada wins ATP Cup with win over Spain

Auger-Aliassime had 15 aces

  • Jan 9, 2022
Felix Auger-Aliassime, left, and Denis Shapovalov of Canada react to winning their match against Russia’s Daniil Medvedev and Roman Safiullin during their semifinal match at the ATP Cup tennis tournament in Sydney, Saturday, Jan. 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Steve Christo)
Russia's Danill Medvedev, right, celebrates with his teammates after he and compatriot Roman Safiullin defeated Italy's Jannik Sinner and Matteo Berrettini in their doubles match at the ATP Cup tennis tournament in Sydney, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)

Canada beats Germany to join Russia in ATP Cup semifinals

Canada beats Germany to join Russia in ATP Cup semifinals

Russia's Danill Medvedev, right, celebrates with his teammates after he and compatriot Roman Safiullin defeated Italy's Jannik Sinner and Matteo Berrettini in their doubles match at the ATP Cup tennis tournament in Sydney, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)
FILE - Serbia's Novak Djokovic after defeating Croatia's Marin Cilic during their Davis Cup tennis semi-final match at Madrid Arena in Madrid, Spain, on Dec. 3, 2021. Top-ranked Novak Djokovic has withdrawn from the ATP Cup in Australia ahead of the first Grand Slam of the season. Cup organizers didn't give a reason. The 34-year-old Serbian has declined to comment on his vaccination status in recent months and Australia’s strict regulations require all players, officials and fans to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

Novak Djokovic denied entry to Australia, has visa canceled

Novak Djokovic denied entry to Australia, has visa canceled

FILE - Serbia's Novak Djokovic after defeating Croatia's Marin Cilic during their Davis Cup tennis semi-final match at Madrid Arena in Madrid, Spain, on Dec. 3, 2021. Top-ranked Novak Djokovic has withdrawn from the ATP Cup in Australia ahead of the first Grand Slam of the season. Cup organizers didn't give a reason. The 34-year-old Serbian has declined to comment on his vaccination status in recent months and Australia’s strict regulations require all players, officials and fans to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
Leylah Fernandez, of Canada, returns a shot to Shelby Rogers at the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021, in Indian Wells, Calif. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Mark J. Terrill
Leylah Fernandez, of Canada, returns a shot to Shelby Rogers at the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021, in Indian Wells, Calif. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Mark J. Terrill
FILE - China’s Peng Shuai waves after losing to Canada Eugenie Bouchard in their first round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia on Jan. 15, 2019. Out of public view for almost three weeks, Chinese tennis player Peng Shuai appeared Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021 in a live video call with International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)

US Olympic board member pushes quiet diplomacy in Peng case

Peng dropped from sight after publicly accusing a former top Communist Party official of sexual assault

  • Dec 8, 2021
FILE - China’s Peng Shuai waves after losing to Canada Eugenie Bouchard in their first round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia on Jan. 15, 2019. Out of public view for almost three weeks, Chinese tennis player Peng Shuai appeared Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021 in a live video call with International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)
Canada's Bianca Andreescu makes a backhand return during her second round match against Taiwan's Hsieh Su-Wei at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Rick Rycroft

Andreescu isn’t playing at Aussie Open, citing a need for more recovery time

Andreescu isn’t playing at Aussie Open, citing a need for more recovery time

Canada's Bianca Andreescu makes a backhand return during her second round match against Taiwan's Hsieh Su-Wei at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Rick Rycroft
Kazakhstan’s Mikhail Kukushkin celebrates a point against Serbia’s Miomir Kecmanovic during a Davis Cup quarter final match between Serbia and Kazakhstan at the Madrid Arena stadium in Madrid, Spain, Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

Djokovic wins twice to lead Serbia to Davis Cup semifinals

Serbia will face Croatia which got past Italy on Monday

  • Dec 2, 2021
Kazakhstan’s Mikhail Kukushkin celebrates a point against Serbia’s Miomir Kecmanovic during a Davis Cup quarter final match between Serbia and Kazakhstan at the Madrid Arena stadium in Madrid, Spain, Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

Tennis star Bianca Andreescu pens kids’ book about tennis, meditation

Tennis star Bianca Andreescu pens kids’ book about tennis, meditation

FILE - China’s Peng Shuai waves after losing to Canada Eugenie Bouchard in their first round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia on Jan. 15, 2019. Out of public view for almost three weeks, Chinese tennis player Peng Shuai appeared Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021 in a live video call with International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)

EU wants ‘verifiable proof’ Chinese tennis player is safe

Growing number of Chinese businesspeople, activists and ordinary people have disappeared

  • Nov 30, 2021
FILE - China’s Peng Shuai waves after losing to Canada Eugenie Bouchard in their first round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia on Jan. 15, 2019. Out of public view for almost three weeks, Chinese tennis player Peng Shuai appeared Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021 in a live video call with International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)
FILE - China’s Peng Shuai reacts during her first round singles match against Japan’s Nao Hibino at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia on Jan. 21, 2020. The editor of a Communist Party newspaper posted a video online that he said showed missing tennis star Peng Shuai watching a match Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021 as the ruling party tried to quell fears abroad while suppressing information in China about Peng after she accused a senior leader of sexual assault. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill, File)

Missing Chinese tennis star reappears in public in Beijing

Ruling party appears to be trying to defuse alarm about Peng

  • Nov 21, 2021
FILE - China’s Peng Shuai reacts during her first round singles match against Japan’s Nao Hibino at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia on Jan. 21, 2020. The editor of a Communist Party newspaper posted a video online that he said showed missing tennis star Peng Shuai watching a match Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021 as the ruling party tried to quell fears abroad while suppressing information in China about Peng after she accused a senior leader of sexual assault. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill, File)

Canada’s tennis community has joined the call for an independent investigation into the whereabouts and well-being of China’s Peng Shuai.

Canada’s tennis community has joined the call for an independent investigation into the whereabouts and well-being of China’s Peng Shuai.

FILE - China’s Shuai Peng plays a shot against Romania’s Sorana Cirstea during their first round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France. Tuesday, May 30, 2017. Chinese authorities have squelched virtually all online discussion of sexual assault accusations apparently made by the Chinese professional tennis star against a former top government official, showing how sensitive the ruling Communist Party is to such charges. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)

China says ‘not aware’ of tennis player Peng Shuai issue

International Olympic Committee declined to comment

  • Nov 19, 2021
FILE - China’s Shuai Peng plays a shot against Romania’s Sorana Cirstea during their first round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France. Tuesday, May 30, 2017. Chinese authorities have squelched virtually all online discussion of sexual assault accusations apparently made by the Chinese professional tennis star against a former top government official, showing how sensitive the ruling Communist Party is to such charges. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)
Australia's Storm Sanders celebrates after defeating Belgium's Elise Mertens during their group B Billie Jean King Cup finals tennis match in Prague, Czech Republic, Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

Canada eliminated at BJK Cup finals with loss to Russia

Canada eliminated at BJK Cup finals with loss to Russia

Australia's Storm Sanders celebrates after defeating Belgium's Elise Mertens during their group B Billie Jean King Cup finals tennis match in Prague, Czech Republic, Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)