sp_AddNewsStory 'US Tennis Chiefs Mull US Open-Cincinnati Double-Header','https://sports.ndtv.com/tennis/us-tennis-chiefs-mull-us-open-cincinnati-double-header-2239777','Under the proposal, the Cincinnati tournament would retain its August 17-23 slot in the calendar as a lead-in to the US Open, whose main draw gets under way on August 31.',75,0,105,'6/3/2020 12:00:00 AM'
sp_AddNewsStory 'French Government Will Decide If Roland Garros Will Have Spectators, Says Federation Head','https://sports.ndtv.com/tennis/french-government-will-decide-if-roland-garros-will-have-spectators-says-federation-head-2239025','The head of French tennis said on Monday he would like a full house at the French Open but conceded only the government can decide if spectators can attend the re-arranged tournament.',75,0,105,'6/3/2020 12:00:00 AM'
sp_AddNewsStory 'What Now For Tennis In 2020?','https://sports.ndtv.com/tennis/what-now-for-tennis-in-2020-2238502','Professional tennis has been in cold storage since March due to the coronavirus pandemic with tournaments unlikely to resume before August.',75,0,105,'6/3/2020 12:00:00 AM'
sp_AddNewsStory 'ITF To Release Funds To Lower-Ranked Players Through National Federations: Report','https://sports.ndtv.com/tennis/itf-to-release-funds-to-lower-ranked-players-through-national-federations-report-2238258','From India''s perspective, the support could be extended to a maximum of 12 players, men and women combined.',75,0,105,'6/3/2020 12:00:00 AM'
sp_AddNewsStory 'Dominic Thiem, Nick Kyrgios To Play Grass, Hard-Court Events In Berlin','https://sports.ndtv.com/tennis/dominic-thiem-nick-kyrgios-to-play-grass-hard-court-events-in-berlin-2237941','The ATP and WTA tours are both suspended until late July due to the global health crisis.',75,0,105,'6/3/2020 12:00:00 AM'
sp_AddNewsStory '"Am I Next?": Rising Tennis Star Coco Gauff Upset By Unarmed Black Man''s Killing','https://sports.ndtv.com/tennis/am-i-next-tennis-phenom-coco-gauff-upset-by-unarmed-black-mans-death-2237622','Coco Gauff, 16, posted a TikTok video on her Twitter feed, juxtaposing an image of herself clad in a black hoodie with photos of George Floyd,',75,0,105,'6/3/2020 12:00:00 AM'
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sp_AddNewsStory 'Ferrero On 2003 Roland Garros Title: ''It Was One Of The Greatest Things I Ever Did''','https://www.atptour.com/en/news/breakthrough-ferrero-roland-garros-2003-tribute','Juan Carlos Ferrero wasted little time showing his prowess on the Parisian terre battue of Roland Garros. In his first three appearances at the clay-court Grand Slam, the Spaniard reached the semi-finals twice, and then the championship match in 2002. Backed by a potent forehand and undeniable speed, Ferrero was clearly on the verge of a breakthrough. “It was one of the tournaments that from when I was 14, 15, it was my dream to go there to play,’ Ferrero told ATPTour.com. “Winning that tournament at the end, it was one of the greatest things that I ever did in my tennis career.” Ferrero wasn’t able to simply waltz across the clay to lift the Coupe des Mousquetaires in 2003, though. Although he was one of the leading contenders, Ferrero had withdrawn from his Rome semi-final against Roger Federer while trailing by a set and a break due to an arm issue. “If his arm is not 100 per cent, there''s no way he can go out and win against the best clay-courters in the world over the course of two weeks and seven matches,” former World No. 11 MaliVai Washington wrote for ESPN at the time. [ATP HERITAGE] But Ferrero did not compete between Rome and Roland Garros, opting to focus on his preparations for the season’s second major. “Of course it’s something that I did to be safe. When you have some pain before the tournament, you have to take care of it a lot,” Ferrero said. “In that moment, I had a very important tournament [coming up] and always you try to be safe and calm in that moment and try to care for the situation.” Perhaps Ferrero’s biggest roadblock came in the quarter-finals against a well-known rival. Five years earlier, big-hitting Chilean Fernando Gonzalez defeated Ferrero to win the Roland Garros boys’ singles title. He’d also won the pair’s first two ATP Head2Head meetings, both of which came within nine months of their Parisian battle. “It was one of the toughest matches that I had in the tournament,” Ferrero said. “Playing Fernando Gonzalez was always special for me because we played many times in the juniors. We played many battles, and obviously he was a very good player on clay.” Ferrero needed three hours and 29 minutes across five sets, but he was able to manouevre past Gonzalez. Both men won 181 points, and Gonzalez refused to go down without letting loose his powerful groundstrokes, but Ferrero refused to be denied. The Spaniard was relentless, earning 29 break points and breaking eight times. Ferrero converted his sixth match point, falling to his knees after Gonzalez missed a backhand long. “It was a very good match,” Ferrero said. “It was one of the keys of the tournament.” [MY POINT] Ferrero then faced another familiar foe in countryman Albert Costa. In the 2002 Roland Garros final, Ferrero got off to a disheartening start against his compatriot. Although he was favoured against then-World No. 22 Costa, it was the underdog who sprinted through the first two sets with the loss of just one game. That deficit proved too large for Ferrero to overcome. But having been pushed to five sets in four of his first five matches, Costa couldn’t replicate a similar performance, and Ferrero moved within one match of Paris glory once again. On 8 June 2003, Ferrero was ready to make his mark in tennis’ record books. It wasn’t that he had forgotten about the previous year’s final; he simply believed he was ready for the challenge of facing Dutchman Martin Verkerk. “I was very prepared. I checked all Verkerk’s matches and he beat some of the favourites like Guillermo Coria and even Carlos Moya, so I watched his game and tried to study his weaknesses. I had a lot of confidence in myself,” Ferrero said. “Everybody was telling me that I was the favourite in the match and that didn’t help me stay very calm, but I was 23. At that time, I was able to manage very well the pressure." Ferrero never let slip his guard. He fell behind by a break in the second set, but immediately recovered. The Spaniard was clearly in control of the match, forcing the typically offensive Verkerk on the back foot in rallies. He never let his mind float towards lifting the trophy. “You’re trying to not think too much about this during the match. But in the third set, when I was two breaks up and serving at the end of the third set, obviously I was able to think that it was almost impossible to lose that match,” Ferrero said. “I knew I had the opportunity to win it. I went into that last game trying to enjoy that moment with my people, with my coach, with my parents. Obviously it was one of the best moments that I had.” [TTV CLASSICS] ‘El Mosquito’ had few hiccups in the match, breaking seven times en route to a convincing victory. Ferrero crushed an inside-in forehand winner on match point against Verkerk to clinch his first Grand Slam triumph 6-1, 6-3, 6-2, falling to his knees in celebration. "I remember that of course before I was a bit nervous, but I had the experience already to play in a Grand Slam final and I played many matches with this kind of pressure," Ferrero said. "I knew that I was prepared to try to fight for the title.” Ferrero went on to reach No. 1 in the FedEx ATP Rankings just months later on 8 September. Although he never earned Grand Slam glory again, Ferrero will always fondly look back on his unforgettable fortnight in Paris in 2003. “I like very much watching tennis on TV and in some of the free moments that I have, I try to come back to that time to see matches that I had against great players that I played. Of course, one of the matches I watched many times is the final of that tournament,” Ferrero said. “Definitely it was one of the best moments that I had in my career.”',54,0,105,'6/2/2020 10:00:00 PM'
sp_AddNewsStory 'Cecchinato On Djokovic Upset: ''I Think It''s Changed My Life''','https://www.atptour.com/en/news/cecchinato-djokovic-roland-garros-2019-flashback','Editor''s Note: But for the COVID-19 pandemic, Roland Garros would now be underway. ATPTour.com this week reflects on memorable matches and happenings at the clay-court Grand Slam, which tournament organisers are now hoping to stage in September. Novak Djokovic and Marco Cecchinato entered the 2018 Roland Garros quarter-finals on completely different ends of the experience spectrum. But that didn’t stop the surprise Italian from springing a memorable upset on the Parisian clay. Cecchinato, the No. 72 player in the FedEx ATP Rankings, arrived in France without a Grand Slam main draw win. The 25-year-old had tried to qualify for the clay-court major three times, failing on each occasion. Djokovic, however, won the 2016 Roland Garros title and was competing in his ninth straight quarter-final at the tournament. “This is the best moment of my life,” Cecchinato said after beating David Goffin in the fourth round. “Maybe it’s a dream.” [ATP HERITAGE] Cecchinato admitted that before playing the biggest match of his life he had nothing to lose. On the other hand, there was plenty of pressure on Djokovic. The Serbian underwent right elbow surgery after the 2018 Australian Open, and he lost eight of 15 matches leading into Roland Garros. That made Djokovic hungry for a big result, and drawing Cecchinato in the quarter-finals seemed a good opportunity for the World No. 22 to reach the last four. But Cecchinato stunned the former champion 6-3, 7-6(4), 1-6, 7-6(11) to continue his dream run. “I think it''s changed [my] life,” Cecchinato said of his efforts on the terre battue. Cecchinato and Djokovic were familiar with each other from practising together in Monte Carlo. But while the Serbian was playing in his 40th Grand Slam quarter-final, Cecchinato was experiencing the pressure of the moment for the first time. “He didn''t seem to be under the impression of the big stadium or big match,” Djokovic said. “He just held his nerves amazingly well in the important moments.” Cecchinato, who had won his first ATP Tour title a month earlier in Budapest, appeared the more comfortable player as he earned a two-set lead. But Djokovic, still working himself into form, found rhythm and breezed through the third set and earned an early break in the fourth. The stage was set for Djokovic to complete a tremendous comeback to show the world that he was “back”. Instead, Cecchinato saved three set points in the ensuing tie-break with great defence before hitting a backhand winner to clinch the biggest win of his career. “We shared a moment after my victory. Novak is a very good person and is unbelievable,” Cecchinato said of the pair’s nice post-match embrace. “He told me, ‘Congrats, man, and it’s unbelievable for you, and good luck.’ It’s a dream for me.” Cecchinato kept his semi-final against Dominic Thiem tight in the first two sets, but succumbed in three. For Djokovic, however, the loss served as a wake-up call, as he reached the final of the Fever-Tree Championships and then won Wimbledon. “It''s never been hard for me to congratulate and hug an opponent that we just shared a great moment on the court. And the one that won deserved to win the match, and that was Marco today,” Djokovic said. “On the other hand, when you walk off the court, of course, it''s a hard one to swallow.” [MY POINT]',54,0,105,'6/2/2020 9:15:00 PM'
sp_AddNewsStory '34 Stats On Rafael Nadal''s 34th Birthday','https://www.atptour.com/en/news/rafael-nadal-34th-birthday','In honour of Rafael Nadal''s 34th birthday, the ATP Tour is celebrating by reliving 34 facts, moments or memories that have made his tennis career spectacular thus far. 34 -  Percentage of return games won for Nadal in his career. 33 - Age when the lefty finished 2019 as the oldest year-end World No. 1 in history. 32 - Consecutive matches won from 2008 Hamburg until 2008 Cincinnati, Nadal''s career-best winning streak. 31 - Number of matches Nadal won at Roland Garros before his first loss at the major in 2009. 30 - Age when Nadal was Spain''s flagbearer for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.  29 - Rafa''s age when he opened his Rafa Nadal Academy by Movistar. 28th tour-level title came at the 2008 Fever-Tree Championships, setting up Nadal for his unforgettable Wimbledon run in which he defeated Roger Federer for his first trophy at The Championships. 27 -  Number of Grand Slam finals Nadal has reached (19-8). 26 -  Victories against Top 10 opponents at Roland Garros. 25 - Clay-court ATP Masters 1000 titles. 24 - Wins against Roger Federer (24-16) 23 - Age when the Spaniard won his 100th Grand Slam match at 2010 Roland Garros against Gianni Mina. He currently holds a 275-39 record at the majors. 22 - Age when Nadal first reached World No. 1 on 18 August 2008. 21 -  Number of ATP 500 titles Nadal has won. 20 -  Triumphs against World No. 1s, with his first coming as a 17-year-old at 2004 Miami against Federer. 19 - Grand Slam titles. 18 - Age when Nadal cracked the Top 10 of the FedEx ATP Rankings for the first time on 25 April 2005. 17 - 6-0 sets won at Roland Garros, where his record is 93-2. 16 -  Years since winning his first title at 2004 Sopot. 15 - Age when Nadal won his first ATP Tour match at 2002 Mallorca against World No. 81 Ramon Delgado/Number of consecutive year-end Top 10 finishes. 14 - Number of year-end finishes inside the Top 5 of the FedEx ATP Rankings. 13 -  No. of Masters 1000 finals Nadal has played Djokovic in. 12 - Roland Garros titles. 11 - Most titles in a single season, which came in 2005. 10 - Number of wins before Nadal cracks the 1,000-victory mark in his career, joining Jimmy Connors (1,274), Roger Federer (1,242) and Ivan Lendl (1,068) as the only players to reach that milestone. 9 - Number of seasons Nadal has led the ATP Tour in percentage of return games won. 8 - Consecutive titles won at the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters from 2005-2012. 7 - Clay-court titles in 2005, his most in a single season. 6 - Wins against Novak Djokovic at Roland Garros. 5 -  Finishes atop the year-end FedEx ATP Rankings. 4 -  Age when he began playing tennis with his uncle, Toni Nadal. 3 - Grand Slam titles won without losing a set, all at Roland Garros (2008, 2010, 2017). 2 -  Losses at Roland Garros compared to 93 wins. 1 -  Total weeks at World No. 1: 209.',54,0,105,'6/2/2020 8:18:00 PM'
sp_AddNewsStory 'Winners Announced For Fan Essay 2','https://www.atptour.com/en/news/emirates-fan-essay-contest-winners-2','The ATP editorial team had another fun time reading the entries that were sent to us for the second installment of our Fan Essay Contest. Writers aged 18 and under were challenged to write an essay of 500 words or less on the topic: ''If you could work any job at an ATP Tour event, what would it be and why?'' The winning entries are featured below. The Fan Essay Contest will run every three weeks and writers are encouraged to keep sending essays for each new question in the competition. The next topic will be announced later this week. Thanks to all of the talented writers who have entered! Check out the Emirates ATP Kids Hub A Day Interviewing On Tour By Aditya Sharma, 16, Gurgaon, India When I was a small kid, I sat in front of the television and saw Roger Federer defeat Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the semi-finals of the 2010 Australian Open. After the match, Jim Courier came on court to interview Roger. He had the audience out of their seats! I was laughing so hard for the next 15 minutes listening to the funny conversation between them. I realised that there was also a funny and casual side to tennis. I thought that it would be so cool to be a post-match on-court interviewer. Tennis is not an easy sport. Standing next to such inspiring people who do it every day, with a microphone and having conversations with them, would be an honour to do on the ATP Tour. I would ask them questions about their daily life and experiences. I’d get to know the human side of them and their struggles, achievements and thoughts. There are so many things that I have learned about the players through their on-court interviews. It gives an insight into their lives and all of their achievements that inspire us. Another exciting experience of being a post-match interviewer is that you get to travel around the world to illustrious ATP Tour events. You’re in the action at the grandest ATP Masters 1000 stages like Madrid, Montreal, Monte-Carlo and Miami. I imagine talking to a player like Roger, who has won 103 Tour-level titles including 20 Grand Slams, and Stan Wawrinka, who has three Grand Slam titles, a Masters 1000 trophy and has defeated a World No. 1 player in all of his major finals. Or to players like Andy Murray and John Millman, who have shown us that a career after threatening injuries is still possible. I imagine myself at the Swiss Indoors Basel and going on court after Roger won his match, asking him questions and maybe having a laugh as well. Who knows who else I’d get to meet? Maybe Rafa in Barcelona? Thiem in Vienna? Many legends of the sport like Courier and John McEnroe have turned to on-court interviewing after ending their illustrious careers. This shows their affection for the game that they love and cherish. Maybe I''d get the chance to meet them on the job as well, learn from them and maybe even get an autograph! This job offers more than interviews. It offers an opportunity to learn, observe, meet various shareholders and become part of the ATP Tour. A Lens Into The Action By Zara Vellani, 15, Sydney, Australia There are highlights in every tournament. Highlights that are brought by the players when they hit a winner, ballkids when they almost dive to make an amazing catch, chair umpires when they put their foot down and Dominic Thiem’s hair this year at the Australian Open. (Get it? Streaks through his hair...highlights...never mind). The point is that the fans see it all in matches. People talk about it and sometimes it even makes the news! However, it is crucial to understand that there is more than what meets the eye. Behind every brilliant match, there is continual effort that extends before and after, as well as throughout the whole tournament. So much support and effort is provided by countless staff who no one knows about. I think that it is vital to recognise these people who dedicate so much time without being in the spotlight. If I were an employee at an ATP Tour event, I would probably like to be one of those people. More specifically, I would like to be a cameraman (or camerawoman in my case) or videographer at tournaments. Everyone knows that there are cameramen, but these unsung heroes are the reason that people can enjoy tournaments all over the world. I think that these employees are extremely special because they are working in an environment where they are so close to top players, but cannot interact with them. I think that it would require a lot of mental strength and resilience to be a cameraman. Being so close yet so far, contributing so much to the game and getting little credit for such an exhausting job deserves credit in itself. Having these humble traits is something that I aspire to. This isn’t to say that I don’t like getting credit where it is due, but I think it’s a good point about how there are hard workers everywhere who make things look very easy. I think that being a cameraman is a good balance of having an important job that you also enjoy. They have a vital role and must stay focussed. Being able to consistently work hard for extremely long periods of time is something that I highly value. Plus, they get an awesome view of the match! It’s a job which requires a lot of mental strength and a good work ethic. Their critical role in the tournaments is one which requires a massive amount of effort and dedication. I''d be satisfied if I could have half the strength of these amazing people. Banter In The Locker Room By Joaquin Ramirez Kakarieka, 17, Santiago, Chile If the dream and desire to be a professional tennis player has always stayed with me, the opportunity to work at the ATP Tour is also another dream. I’d love to be there, see players pass by and observe their lives from another perspective. I thought up nine job options and ended up choosing one. We start with the ball kid. They must all have a great time together and also have the luck of being inside a tennis court, perhaps even being able to witness a final up close in Centre Court at Wimbledon or watching Roger Federer face Rafael Nadal. But they also have many rules. They have to be very focussed on their obligations and cannot simply be spectators watching a match. A chair umpire and a linesman have a lot of responsibility. One mistake and the players on court can get upset or you have the whole public against you. That would be hard. A courtesy car driver could be a very relaxing job, but there may not be much interaction with the players and that''s what I''m looking for. A reporter or photographer is much more attentive to his work than to matches. They’re both very tiring jobs. A post-match on-court interviewer has to do a perfect job. They must manage the nerves of being able to interview players after the match, prepare good questions and also delight both the public and the player. A physiotherapist is another option that I considered, but you have to know how to communicate very well with them and understand what pains they feel. After much thought, I decided that my dream job on the ATP Tour would be as a locker room attendant. You need to have everything prepared spotlessly like the towels for each player, the bottles they need, ice tubs, showers and bathrooms. I would try to interact as much as possible with the players and also observe their routines before and after each game. I’d ask them how their day was and how they handle matches. You can get another perspective of how the players are inside the locker room and also be there to help them. You will see fearsome players with a strong personality on court, but they can be friendly and talk to you in the locker room. I would have to handle my nerves, but believe they would go away once I started chatting with them. From Ball Boy To Pro  By Gabe Joshua Oliver Dodanwela, 10, Singapore I’m a kid and the only job for a kid on the ATP Tour is being a ball boy. Being a ball boy requires speed, accuracy and effort. Some kids will want to be the CEO or hold the most important jobs on the ATP Tour, but you could also have an amazing time as a ball kid! Firstly, the ball kids get attention when there are positive or funny moments. At the Australian Open this year, Rafael Nadal accidentally hit a ball girl and gave her a kiss afterwards. When you are a ball kid, everyone depends on you to help the match keep moving quickly. Ball kids have to take a trial for the job and are selected by other people. They have to practise a lot and keep getting experience until they are doing their job in a major match at the Nitto ATP Finals. They must have a lot of stamina, especially if a match goes on for hours on end. It’s a lot of hard work, but it pays off in the end. I think it’s the best job because you can still be a top tennis player when you get older and rewrite the history books. It might be the start of a fantastic tennis career. There are plenty of positives because you might meet some of your favorite tennis players, be seen on TV and have your family get to watch you.',54,0,105,'6/2/2020 2:10:00 PM'
sp_AddNewsStory 'Resurfaced: How Uncle Toni''s Tough Love Shaped Rafa','https://www.atptour.com/en/news/toni-nadal-feature-june-2018','Editor''s Note: But for the COVID-19 pandemic, Roland Garros would now be underway. ATPTour.com is reflecting on memorable stories from the clay-court major. This story was originally published on 5 June 2018. “ &*#!! ” curses Toni Nadal. Interrupt Toni when he is in task mode and the oaths fly out of his mouth like hot sparks from a blacksmith’s anvil. It is important to understand that Toni does not curse casually, nor as a form of insult, rather of exasperation. In this particular case, it is the frustration of being delayed and quite possibly missing a flight from Palma de Mallorca to Madrid. We are at the entrance of the Rafael Nadal Tennis Academy in Manacor, and the airport is nearly an hour’s drive away. I am but one of a handful of obstacles keeping Toni from getting to the airport on time. Standing aside, I watch Toni multi-task. He answers phone calls, signs papers, buttons his dress shirt, ties his leather shoes, and wrestles my oversize travel bag into the back of his two-door Mercedes SLC Roadster. Eventually, the retractable hardtop comes down, my bag goes in and we are ready to go. I briefly consider suggesting a hands-free apparatus for his phone, but then I realise that Toni Nadal is anything but hands-free. Finally we are on our way. Toni looks at his watch and utters one last ‘ &*#! ! ’. But this curse is different, a bit softer, more of a slow, drawn out sigh of relief. Leaving the academy, Toni drives through a mix of newly paved roads, narrow cobblestone alleys and a couple of roundabouts that he accelerates out of with the grace, speed, and confidence one would expect from Formula 1 driver Fernando Alonso. As if on cue, the phone finally stops ringing just as Toni hits the Ma-15 highway. “ One time I have a big discussion with Pato Clavet,” Toni begins. “Pato believes it is his job to make sure his player has everything in order to play his best; racquets perfect, water, balls, and like this. And I say, ‘this is not my opinion.’ If Rafa forgets his water, I say, ‘Well, it is your problem, today you don’t drink water.’ My work is not to bring water. Do you want to be a professional coach or a waiter?” Our route to the airport takes us through the heart of Mallorca, where windmills that used to grind grain and pump water cast long shadows over fields that produce almond, fig and olive trees in great abundance. Restaurants fortified with heavy brick barbeque grills and wood-fired ovens look like they were built to feed legions of Roman soldiers. Meals are peasant food soaked in olive oil and portions are big enough to last for days. While Barcelona may very well be the cradle of Spanish tennis, it is here on the island of Mallorca, part of Spain’s autonomous zone, that lie the clues to how the world’s most successful tennis coach was formed. “ The relationship between player and coach is very important,” Toni continues as if some subterranean fire has been stoked inside of him. “Also it is the education that the player gets at home. My family formed my character. My father did not talk too much, but you see what he has done and I learned my character from his example.” There can be no doubt where Toni Nadal’s demarcation line is drawn: respect for people. “ In this life, respect is very important as it should come from the younger to the older persons,” Toni says. “Not the other way around. Unbelievable the way the young today behave not showing respect. &*#!! !” Like the great Carthaginian General Hannibal, who was born here in the Balearic Islands, Toni commands by both example and charisma. Just as Hannibal was fueled by a single-minded purpose in defeating Rome, so too has been Toni’s intense focus on forming his nephew. With each military victory, Hannibal’s legend grew, and so too did Toni Nadal’s opinions gain merit with every Grand Slam Rafa won. While the amount of trophies they have collected together is impressive, equally so is that neither Toni nor Rafa fell victim to a trap as old as time. A trap that has tripped many a successful man – hubris. “ What I remember most about Toni from my time on Tour was how kind he was to people,” remembers Peter Lundgren, former coach of Roger Federer and other ATP World Tour stars. ”He was always very polite.” Juan Manual Esparcia of Spain, another ATP World Tour coach, has observed Toni and Rafa rise to greatness from the beginning. “ Toni puts great emphasis on the education of strong values,” says Esparcia. “Rafa’s attitude to overcome the many adversities he has had to face and doing so in the most gracious manner, the example that Rafa Nadal gives to everyone every day, not only as a professional, but as a person, has Toni’s philosophy written all over it.” Jack Reader, former coach of Viktor Troicki and Alexandr Dolgolopov, echoes a similar opinion. “ We often practised with Rafa,” says Reader. “And I never once saw Toni say something to Rafa that Rafa did not immediately acknowledge. I don’t know what Toni would say, but I do know that from the outside theirs seemed a relationship built on absolute respect and trust.” Toni recalls: “ I have said to Rafa, ''In my opinion you have to do this, but make what you want''... Do you think that I like to see my nephew’s forehand follow-through wrapping his racquet around his head? Many times I say to him about the biomechanics and physics of a tennis stroke. If you want to put the ball there, then the arm goes here. But make what you want; it is your problem. It is your responsibility.” At heart Toni is a professor. And like any good teacher, he is an astute student. However, his form of communicating is not for the sensitive type. “ Normally when you are not stupid you can learn,” Toni declares. “I have watched the greatest players in the world on the practice court and in competition. In this life, when you know that you are not the best and if you want to defeat the best you must be open to new ideas and keep learning to improve.” A good example is Rafa changing his service grip two days before the start of the 2010 US Open. And then another change to the serve came before the 2016 US Open, where they experimented with more slice and angle. That being said, if after consideration Toni does not agree with something, then you will know it immediately. “ I talk always about to make the things simple,” Toni says. “Today we have a problem that society believes if it is too simple, then it is difficult to earn too much money. I have seen many people talk about analytics. And they forgot to see how is the player with the ball? What is most important is to arrive good to the ball, follow through and have good movements around the court.” “ It is true when you have more information, it is good, but information without the eyes and feeling of the coach is not enough. Many times you cannot see the things that analysts write. For example, the statistics say that you make 10 unforced errors with your backhand today. But maybe that is because your forehand is not right in this moment. A good coach needs to observe with his eyes on the situation, not just numbers on a paper.” Agree or disagree with Toni, he is very consistent on the subject of eliminating excuses. “ I was disappointed at Wimbledon in 2013,” Toni admits. “My nephew lost to Steve Darcis. Rafa says to me that he can do nothing as he has knee problems. I say, ‘No, I don’t agree. If this match was in the final would you play like this?’ After many years I know it is impossible to win always – it is a part of the game – but let us speak the truth.” Esparcia says, “ I think Toni’s best quality and strength is knowing to analyse the needs in each situation in order to reach the next goal... To give Rafa the right solution at specifically the right moment, and to find the way to motivate him, regardless of the circumstances he might be facing.” “ Another time, in 2006 at the US Open,” Toni remembers, “and my nephew is complaining about the balls, that he cannot give them spin. Every day he is telling me the same. And so I say to Rafael, “OK, I go to the tournament director and see if he can change the balls for you.’ Then Rafael lost to James Blake. I go home to Mallorca and he went to Beijing and wins the tournament with the same balls he lost to Blake. So I ask him how the balls can take your spin in Beijing but not New York?” There can be no better proof positive of the Pygmalion effect theory than Toni and Rafael Nadal. “ I remember once we were in Barcelona at Carlos Moya’s house,” Toni recalls. “Rafa was 15 or maybe 16, and Carlos says to me, ‘Toni, would you sign your name that in the future that Rafael will be good like Alberto Costa?’ And I say, ‘No, I don’t sign because I believe that Rafael will be better.’ And Carlos Moya was a little surprised. Because immediately he says, ‘Do you sign that in the future Rafael will be like Carlos Moya?’ And I say, ‘OK, yes, because you were No. 1 in the world.’ But I did not sign anything. When I went out of the house with my nephew that night I said to Rafael, ‘You can be better than Carlos Moya, but I do not want to show disrespect to him in his house.’ I knew my nephew was special.” “ For me was always too important to form the player,” Toni continues. “I was always happy when we were on the court and I was able to construct his game.” Jose Perlas is one of the ATP World Tour’s most recognised coaches. There is not much in professional tennis, Spain or worldwide, that he has not seen. “ In some ways it was a perfect storm,” begins Perlas. “The Nadal family had experience of being athletes at the highest level of sport. Toni knew what it took to be good, and he also knew how much work it took to sustain that level. He was a tennis coach who had very strong opinions and he spoke with great conviction. Then Rafa had all the physical and mental gifts of an exceptional athlete, and the intense hunger to be great. Toni was an extremely dedicated professional coach who understood how to use his authority while assembling a team of experts around Rafa.” As we enter the airport a journalist and camera crew are assembled and waiting on Toni to arrive. Though Toni may not be on the ATP World Tour any more, he is still in demand. When your pupil has 16 Grand Slams and is considered one of the greatest players in the history of tennis, your opinions matter. Quite possibly, Toni might be the last of the breed. That species of tennis coach who commands from the frontline while saying what needs to be said without fear of retribution. The coach of yesteryear who demands hard work every day, a good attitude, respect for the game and those people associated with it. And no matter how great the stakes or painful the loss, refuses to make excuses while offering a simple no-frills match analysis. My guess is that Harry Hopman would certainly approve of Toni Nadal. - Reproduced with permission from Elite Tennis Journal',54,0,105,'6/2/2020 8:50:00 AM'
sp_AddNewsStory 'Laver’s Grand Slam: 1969 Roland Garros','https://www.atptour.com/en/news/laver-1969-grand-slam-roland-garros-feature','Editor''s Note: But for the COVID-19 pandemic, Roland Garros would now be underway. During the next two weeks ATPTour.com will look back on memorable matches and happenings at the clay-court Grand Slam, which tournament organisers are now hoping to stage in September. This story was originally published on 8 June 2019. It is an examination of ability: technique, tactics, physical-conditioning, emotional and mental stamina. Roland Garros is a great advertisement for the sport, where crowds take matches, grim struggles to heart, and Rod Laver, who arrived in Paris 50 years ago, knew that he faced his toughest fortnight of the year. Every player of consequence was present in 1969, prize money was increasing, and there were new names under the heading, ‘Le comité du tournoi’ on the front page of the 1969 programme. French tennis meant business. “I enjoyed the emotional involvement, watching matches and witnessing the crowds cheer and boo,” Laver told ATPTour.com, 50 years on. “Coming back is much more possible on clay than on grass courts. Early on, you looked forward to and dreaded every match, the low-pressure balls, but by Roland Garros in 1969, I was as fit as I’d ever been in my life. In late Spring that year, I remember that the clay was dry, dusty and, as a result, slippery." Laver, who had beaten Andres Gimeno in January for the Australian Open crown, had played at a round-robin tournament in Amsterdam the week before and was confident after claiming the second biggest title of the year, two weeks earlier, at Madison Square Garden in New York over Roy Emerson on a slow, synthetic court. Having swept past the Japanese Koji Watanabe in the Roland Garros first round, the 30-year-old looked up to fellow Australian Dick Crealy. “He was 6’5” and had a big forehand,” recalls Laver. “He hit the ball extremely hard and throughout the first set I was chasing balls. By the time he let up, I was two sets down, but rain stopped play, when it was dark under the lights, at two sets to one up. “I remember waking at 7 a.m. the next day, practised with Emmo before 9am for a 45-minute pre-match workout, then was ready to go for 10:30am, when it was very windy. It wasn’t a spectator’s hour, as I reckon there were four people in the stadium. I won nine of the next 11 games, but Dick recovered from 1-3 in the fifth set to lead 4-3. He missed a volley into an open court, in the ninth game at 40/30. It was the good fortune I had.” Laver completed a 3-6, 7-9, 6-2, 6-2, 6-4 second-round victory with the wind on his back, grateful to survive. “The tournament committee were eager to get to the quarter-final stage by the end of the week, so, on the same day, after some lunch, I came out to beat Italian Pietro Marzano [6-1, 6-0, 8-6],” he said. “I then played Stan Smith, the 6’4” big-hitter, who was rapidly improving and I had a tough match against him a month later at Wimbledon. He had a cold, it was cold and the match finished in drizzle. I didn’t want it to be carried over to the next morning [again], so I worked hard in the third set [for a 6-4, 6-2, 6-4 win].” Laver, who first travelled to compete in Paris in 1956, had to learn to play on clay, and prior to 1962, when he won his first calendar-year Grand Slam, had a 6-5 match record at the championship. “I had to learn to play on clay,” said Laver. “I’ve always believed that the key to playing well on clay is having patience and strength in your legs. It is all about accuracy over speed as clay blunts serve power, but it’s an exciting test of your abilities. To me, the importance of getting first serves in was key, as I didn’t have a cannonball serve, but I did fire the occasional ace.” Through to the quarter-finals in 1969, Laver then waited on Gimeno, who shook off nerves to edge past 1961 and 1964 champion Manuel Santana, who had pulled a groin muscle in lunging for a ball in the fourth set. “Perhaps the victory in the previous round, helped him to win the first set against me, but I got down to work by keeping the ball low, slicing my backhand and heading to the net. Slicing was more often the best form of attack, giving you time to approach the net. You didn’t think Gimeno ever thought he could beat you, but he gave a good show and I won in four sets [3-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-3].” Laver then challenged Tom Okker, a terrifically quick Dutchman with fast reflexes and a hitter of big topspin strokes. “This was early Okker, but he won the first set and I knew that I had to dig in,” says Laver. “By then, I’d sharpened my anticipation and remember half-volleying well and taking the net away from him to win [4-6, 6-0, 6-2, 6-4]." In a re-match of the 1968 Roland Garros final, the sport’s two best players came face-to-face once more for the 75th time – through amateur, pro tour and Open Eras. In the 11th edition of their clay-court rivalry, Laver, who had beaten Ken Rosewall two weeks earlier, 6-2, 1-6, 6-3 at the Dutch Pro Championships, was totally focused as they walked through the dark tunnel in the bowels of the stadium and out onto the main show court. Rosewall had defeated 1966 titlist Tony Roche 7-5, 6-2, 6-2 in the other semi-final. “I played him in the final the year before, when he beat me in four sets,” says Laver. “So I just knew that I had to change my game a little bit. I decided I was going to hit my groundstrokes, heavy groundstrokes and pressure him when I could. Bill Tilden always used to say, “Never change a winning game.” I always knew that a player who played cautiously after building up a lead took a risk, so I’d tend to go hard for the first point of a game, and the first two games of every set.” During the 1969 Roland Garros final, Laver’s groundstroke length kept 1953 champion Rosewall under pressure to force errors. Rosewall was simply unable to pounce on any short ball with his backhand and hit the net to produce crisp, well angled volleys. Laver knew, anything less than keeping his long-time rival behind the baseline and he was in trouble. “It all worked for me,” said Laver, who collected $7,000 in prize money. “I was timing the ball perfectly that day, perfect control from game one. That’s what it takes to win any match. I led 3-1, then went 3-4 down in the first set, but came through 6-4, 6-3, 6-4 [in one hour and 33 minutes]. I think Ken felt that I played him better on instinct. My form stayed all the way through.” Laver would later see a 4-3, 40/0 advantage evaporate in the fifth set of the Roland Garros doubles final with Emerson against John Newcombe and Roche, who won the 13 straight points for the match. But Laver was halfway to the Grand Slam , seven years on from his first in 1962, having conquered the most physically demanding championship. "A Grand Slam year starts in January and ends in September; from the Australian Open and ends with the US Open,” said Laver. “You have to win 28 matches, not beat 128 players in every draw. While I knew Wimbledon and the US Open would be tricky, the dream was alive.” Coming up in July 2019: Laver Reflects On 1969 Wimbledon',54,0,105,'6/2/2020 8:48:00 AM'
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sp_AddNewsStory 'Feat of Clay: Sharapova found unexpected sanctuary at Roland Garros','http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/tennisworld-bodo/~3/Sn9QL7g-SDI/','Maria Sharapova, who retired without fanfare in late February at age 32 after struggling with injuries and eroding form for most of the past two years, was renowned for her droll wit—a talent that stood in stark contrast to her unambiguous, aggressive game. Four years ago, in a press conference to announce that she faced a doping suspension, Sharapova assured reporters that she wasn’t about to declare her retirement in a downtown Los Angeles hotel “with this ugly carpet.” On another occasion, when a reporter attempted to bond with her by revealing that his own daughter also liked the book Pippi Longstocking, Sharapova quipped, “Great, maybe we can start a book club.” But the remark that proved to have the longest shelf life, as well as the most relevance to her career, was one she made almost 14 years ago at the French Open following a tidy, second-round win over American veteran Jill Craybas. Of playing on the red clay, Sharapova said that the slippery nature of the surface made her feel “like a cow on ice.” The image vividly sums up the challenge that players like Sharapova, who prefer the sure footing and predictable bounce of hard courts, and the relative quickness of grass, face on slow, slippery clay. But in the late stages of Sharapova’s career, the bon mot came to symbolize something entirely different. It became less of a joke Sharapova told on herself than a tribute to her diligence, zeal for competition, and fearlessness. That’s because that proverbial cow morphed into a tigress, and the ice was transformed into the tall grass of the veld. Sharapova’s greatest weapon on clay wasn’t tactical or physical, but rather mental: her unwavering belief. (Getty Images ) Sharapova’s father Yuri brought her to the United States from their native Russia in 1994. She has permanent resident status in the U.S., but has identified as Russian throughout her entire career. (She carried the Russian flag in the 2012 Olympic games.) The family faced financial straits in the early years, which many pundits believe helped implant Sharapova’s precocious drive and discipline. Whatever the motivational fuel, Sharapova belted her way to overnight stardom 16 years ago at the age of 17 with a sensational upset of Serena Williams in the Wimbledon final. That triumph, just the fourth title of Sharapova’s budding career, made her just the second woman in the Open era—Martina Hingis was the first—to secure the most coveted title in tennis at such a young age. Preternaturally poised, statuesque and, we would learn, extremely marketable, Sharapova rapidly compiled honors. She became the first Russian to reach the No. 1 ranking, she would win 34 singles titles, and she held the top spot in the WTA rankings on five different occasions. Yet for all the achievements she logged over the course of her 19-year career, Sharapova never finished as the year-end No. 1, and her Grand Slam haul pales in comparison with her quartet of career-Slam peers. Her output, five major singles titles, is 13 fewer than the next lowest tally, held by Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert. One of the chief reasons: Sharapova’s game had a brittle quality. Her swing-for-the fences style scored big at times, but it also produced abundant unforced errors and double faults, tennis’ version of strikeouts. The greatest curb on Sharapova’s success proved to be the same woman who had inadvertently helped catapult her to fame. Serena took that 2004 Wimbledon defeat to heart. It sowed the seeds of what would become a fierce rivalry, if that word can be applied to such a one-sided battle, colored by an animus the women tried to conceal but which periodically leaked through the veneer of their professionalism. Williams won 20 of their 22 meetings, seven of them in Grand Slam tournaments, year-end championships or the Olympic Games. Her only loss to Sharapova after that Wimbledon final was later that same year, at the season-ending championships. Luck undeniably broke Sharapova’s way to facilitate her watershed win in 2012. She played just one opponent ranked higher than No. 21, No. 4 seed Petra Kvitova, who herself had struggled on clay. Sharapova whacked Kvitova with ease, 6–3, 6–3, to set up a final against first-time Grand Slam finalist Sara Errani. The diminutive Italian was 0–28 against Top 10 players at the start of the tournament. (Getty Images) Three major singles titles, Sharapova’s tally after winning the 2008 Australian Open at age 20, was nothing to scoff at. But over the next 15 Grand Slam tournaments, she would reach just one final. When Victoria Azarenka kicked off the 2012 season with a bold TKO of Sharapova in the Australian Open final, some felt that the game was leaving Maria behind. At that juncture, Sharapova was a player in sore need of a game-changing statement. The one she produced at the French Open would resonate in tennis history and establish her legacy. And having won a title at each of the other three majors, it all but enshrined Sharapova in Newport. Sharapova’s shortcomings on clay once were conspicuous. Her game was rooted in power and shotmaking; clay is kinder to players who value consistency over a desire to end points quickly. Her serve, while a great weapon, wasn’t always reliable, a handicap due in part to her damaged right rotator cuff. Her movement was tailored for hard-court success, she was rangy and fast but not quick, and she had trouble mastering the signature move of an accomplished clay-courter: the ability to slide into shots and then seamlessly execute a swift change of direction. But Sharapova worked diligently on the mechanics and, just as important, continued to believe in her game. “I’ve definitely progressed and improved [on clay], that’s no secret,” Sharapova said in Rome in 2015. “[But] It was not an overnight success.” After final-round losses at Indian Wells and Miami, Sharapova found a winning formula on clay. She won Stuttgart and Rome, two top-tier tune-ups, and dropped just one set en route to the final at Roland Garros. There, Sharapova mercilessly lashed at 5’5” Sara Errani’s weak serves, and easily secured her career Slam with a 6–3, 6–2 blowout. “We’ve had champions in the past not be good on a surface, whether it’s the Spaniards on grass or the Americans on clay,” Lindsay Davenport, an American Grand Slam champ who struggled on clay, told the New York Times after Sharapova’s 2014 French Open title. “Most of the time, players just throw the towel in. . . what Sharapova has done is amazing.” (Getty Images) “It’s the most unique moment I’ve experienced in my career,” Sharapova said afterward. “I never thought I would have that.” The whole in this case was more than a sum of the parts. The win vaulted Sharapova into the company of just the four other women in the Open era who had completed a career Grand Slam—a feat that Hingis, among many other esteemed Grand Slam champions, never accomplished. Nor could Sharapova, or anyone else, predict that she would also go on to play the next two finals at Roland Garros. She lost the 2013 decider to—who else?—Serena, but rebounded to bag her second title with a win over Simona Halep in a high-quality final in 2014. Sharapova wouldn’t win another major after 2014, despite her mightiest of efforts. But that was alright. Her French Open run revived a flagging career and landed her in the Hall of Fame, a place more fitting for a tigress than a cow.',50,0,105,'4/19/2020 8:11:00 AM'
sp_AddNewsStory 'French Open preview: Petra Kvitova more than a sentimental favorite','http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/tennisworld-bodo/~3/A9d4DiKW0jY/','Petra Kvitova is no longer haunted by the queasy feeling she sometimes experienced when picking up a racquet with her surgically repaired left hand. She doesn’t scan public places any more, anxiously looking for strangers. She’s gotten over her fear of being alone, something she felt even in the safe confines of a tournament locker room. The memory of the man who invaded Kvitova’s home and severely injured her left, hitting hand in December 2016 will never go away. “I’ve been through many, many things, not really great ones,” the 28-year-old Czech said at this year’s Australian Open, during her runner-up press conference. Kvitova repeated the words of gratitude she had told her team inside Rod Laver Arena, following a narrow defeat to Naomi Osaka, as she basked in the admiration of a supportive crowd. Her team’s faith and confidence in her, she said, were invaluable. “I didn’t know if I going to hold the racquet again,” Kvitova said. “But I’m holding it now. Thank you.” Thus, one chapter in the unexpectedly dramatic life of Petra Kvitova quietly closed on that sultry evening: a tale of powers stolen and now regained. Having done no better than two Grand Slam quarterfinals since winning her second Wimbledon title in 2014, Kvitova appears to be a force at the majors once again. It wasn’t just that Kvitova reached the Australian Open final, it was how she did it. She won a tune-up title in Sydney, posting straight-set wins over Aryna Sabalenka and Angelique Kerber along the way, and didn’t drop a set in Melbourne until her encounter with Osaka. A few weeks later, Kvitova reached her third final in her first five tournaments of 2019, at the talent-laden Dubai event. Ranked No. 29 at the start of 2018, the former No. 2 was up to No. 3 again by the end of February.  “It’s kind of weird, to be honest,” Kvitova said of her hot start, “Because I didn’t know even if I’m gonna play tennis again.” As the aforementioned chapter ended with Kvitova’s return to the top of the sport, another chapter advanced toward conclusion with the long-awaited identification, arrest and trial of her assailant. The chapters that remain have to do with challenges many players are familiar with, albeit not on Kvitova’s grand scale. Kvitova is a prodigious talent, a bedeviling southpaw who has won two Grand Slam tournaments, a WTA year-end championship and 27 tour-level titles–most recently on the red clay in Stuttgart just over three weeks ago. She has a swerving, shutdown serve and a shotmaker’s yen for cracking winners. “Petra is absolutely capable of taking a match away from someone,” the clever counterpuncher Ashleigh Barty said after losing to Kvitova in January. “At times it’s very much out of my control, what she does from her end of the court.” Yet a graph of Kvitova’s career is noteworthy for its valleys as well as its peaks. She’s been a win away from the No. 1 ranking, but never achieved it. She’s looked unbeatable at majors, only to lose the plot and take a baffling loss. Between her second title at Wimbledon in 2014 and the 2016 US Open, Kvitova reached the quarterfinals at a Slam just once in nine tries. Her career-redefining run Down Under improved her record in Grand Slam quarterfinals to a middling 6–5. The reason: a still-unresolved, career-long battle with nerves. “The nerves were there again,” Kvitova acknowledged at Wimbledon last July, after losing in the first round to 50th-ranked Aliaksandra Sasnovich. “I just tried to fight with myself. I was probably the biggest opponent.” Kvitova is often asked how the Czech Republic manages to produce so many terrific tennis players, including Hall of Famers Ivan Lendl, Martina Navratilova and Jana Novotna. Her reply has become a stock one: “Maybe something in the water or in the air.” Or maybe something in the parents. Kvitova was introduced to the game by her father Jiri Kvita, a schoolteacher and, as a coach, a stern taskmaster. She had a fine if not dazzling junior career that peaked with an ITF junior ranking of No. 27. It didn’t take long for her to capitalize on her built-in lefty advantage, flat groundstrokes and the power she’s capable of generating with her 6-foot height and long limbs. Her turf-ready game earned her the Wimbledon junior title in 2007. As a pro, Kvitova popped onto the scene in a big way at 19, when she bounced world No. 1 Dinara Safina out of the 2009 US Open. The following year, she made the semifinals at Wimbledon, and then won it all in 2011. Beaten at her own power game in that Wimbledon final, 6–3, 6–4, Maria Sharapova admitted that Kvitova simply “hit deeper and harder,” adding, “she has a tremendous amount of potential to go even further and achieve many great things.” But Kvitova wasn’t fully prepared for the pressure and stress created by her sudden fame. Friendly but shy, she found it difficult to adjust to the limelight. She felt pressure from the outside, and piled massive expectations upon herself. “You’re thinking you have to win every single match because you won a Grand Slam,” Kvitova put it recently about her early-career success. Kvitova adjusted to life near the top, but kinks remained in her game and temperament. A streaky player by nature, Kvitova has been subject to dramatic mood swings that have her cracking bold winners for a period, then spraying balls all over the court in other intervals. In big matches, her nerves often betrayed her. At its best, Kvitova’s hot-and-cold game has carried her as close as you can get to tennis’ summit without reaching it. In the semifinals of the 2012 Australian Open, a win over Sharapova would have given Kvitova the No. 1 ranking. She led by a break in the third set, but Sharapova prevailed. The No. 1 ranking also was up for grabs in this year’s Australian Open final. Kvitova held the momentum after winning the second set, but it was Osaka who took both prizes. The mind is like 80 percent of the game,” Kvitova said after her 7–6 (2), 5–7, 6–4 loss to the unflappable Osaka. “You really have to believe in yourself. Sometimes everyone has those troubles to do that. I think that’s human. I’m not [an] exception.” The French Open warms to players who accept that they are only human. Rafael Nadal is remarkably humble for an 11-time champion. Simona Halep, the 2018 winner, was embraced for the way she admitted to her shortcomings in the previous years’ final. Happy-go-lucky Gustavo Kuerten of Brazil became an icon on the terre battue. As sentimental favorites go, Kvitova would be near the top of the list. While faster surfaces are friendliest to Kvitova’s game, nobody would have guessed that Sharapova would win more majors at the French Open than anywhere else, and nobody ever mistook Serena Williams for a clay-court specialist, either. It just may be that a positive, come-what-may attitude, and a willingness to absorb the frustrations that are part of the slower clay game, are the real keys to flourishing in Paris. If so, Kvitova may be on her way. In 2017, she chose to launch her comeback from her injury at Roland Garros, rather than on comfortable grass a few weeks later. The French crowd took to Kvitova like a beloved compatriot. After winning her first match in straight sets, she said “it was a really heartwarming welcome the court... a pleasure to play in front of that crowd.” Warm feelings aside, Kvitova has taken great strides in her clay game. Last year, she logged a 13-match win streak on the surface, including a title at the Madrid Open. In the lead-up to Roland Garros, Kvitova felt “sad” that the clay season was coming to a close. It came to an earlier close than expected, with Kvitova taking a third-round loss to Anett Kontaveit in Paris. That may have had less to do with clay than with Kvitova’s well-documented nerves, as she struggled once again with the demands of Grand Slam competition and pressure. “When I was younger, I played better on the Grand Slams than the other tournaments,” Kvitova said after losing her first-round match at Wimbledon last July. “Now I’m playing better on the other tournaments than the Grand Slams. So I make a promise that I’m going to be very patient and I’m going to try to break [through] again for the other side.” After losing in the third round of her next major, the US Open, she made good on that promise, reaching the final at the Australian Open. Now, instead of apologizing for her anxiety-induced breakdowns, Kvitova is plotting a new career. It sometimes works that way when a player takes a long break, even an unplanned one. “I’m calling it my second career,” Kvitova said upon reaching the final four in Melbourne. “So it’s the first semifinal of my second career... I’m happy this time it’s different.” The WTA landscape is rich with opportunity for both mature and young players. It’s an ideal environment for those hoping to break through in a big way, as Kvitova did at Wimbledon in 2011, or for experienced pros seeking to redress shortcomings, take advantage of newfound dedication or maturity, or to make the most of second chances—like Kvitova now. The events that have provided Kvitova with the chance to view the coming months and years as a second career were appalling. But if her new, deeper appreciation of the game ena-bles her to relax a little more and to build on her recent success, she may add more chapters of Grand Slam glory to her remarkable autobiography.',50,0,105,'5/21/2019 7:57:00 AM'
sp_AddNewsStory 'Indian Wells is known for its doubles. Could the event team with UTR?','http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/tennisworld-bodo/~3/UNLlvcrPjhE/','The Jack Kramer Club in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA, where legendary coaches such as Vic Braden and Robert Lansdorp helped shape the nascent games of Open-era icons including Tracy Austin, Pete Sampras and Lindsay Davenport, added another significant chapter to its legacy last December. It hosted the inaugural California Championships.  The event offered a modest, $30,000 purse. The highest seed was then-ATP No. 33 Steve Johnson; the winner was then-ATP No. 51 Sam Querrey. Mardy Fish and Tommy Haas, whose tournament-playing days are behind them, were among the other notable competitors. What was so historic about it? For one, it was perhaps the most “open” of all tennis tournaments ever staged. Over the course of a hectic week, 269 recreational and professional players competed in the California Championships, using an orderly format and entry system based on a new, disruptive technology sweeping the game: UTR. Universal Tennis Rating (UTR) is an algorithm-driven system that rates a player based on his or her 30 most recent matches over the past 12 months, on a numerical scale ranging from 1.00 (raw beginner) to 16.5 (Novak Djokovic territory). It is based on the quality of the opponents and the score differential—competitiveness—of matches, rather than simply wins or losses. It is blind to age or gender. Any match between players registered with UTR can be tracked as long as UTR is provided the data, either by the players or tournament. More than a million players already have UTR ratings, and UTR has processed over 10 million match results. “The possibilities with UTR are almost limitless,” says Manhattan Beach native Jeff Tarango, a former pro and California Championships tournament director. At last year’s Miami Open, when ESPN tennis analyst Brad Gilbert ran into colleague Patrick McEnroe and McEnroe’s daughter, Victoria, a highly skilled junior player, the first words out of her mouth to Gilbert were, “So what’s your UTR?” UTR is not a coming thing. It is an already here thing. Novak Djokovic (UTR 16.28 at the 2019 Australian Open) and Tennis Australia recently announced a partnership with UTR, which gives pro-tour insights. Ranked No. 1 in Melbourne, Simona Halep’s UTR (13.28) was less than Serena Williams’ (13.34); Williams won their fourth-round match, 6–1, 4–6, 6–4. Competitive tennis is like an enormous onion, with layer after layer of expertise. The weekend warrior who annually dominates his club championships enters a sectional USTA event and gets waxed in the second round by the No. 7 seed, love-and-two. That player then can’t get a set off of a solid Division I NCAA college player—who then can’t buy a win in an ATP Challenger qualifying event. And so forth. Official rankings in such a competitively deep sport have always been a perilous exercise. They were principally comprised in two ways: through the subjective evaluation and comparison of players’ performances in sanctioned tournaments; or on the basis of points earned, usually by the rounds reached in those events, as on the ATP and WTA. One drawback of such rankings was that it favored players who were willing and able to travel to and play many events, especially as the competition grew stiffer. The other drawback was that, except for the top events, the skill levels of players was far too disparate. Virginia tennis pro Dave Howell, who launched UTR in 2008, analyzed tournament results and found that, on average, only one of four matches at a junior tournament were competitive. Howell’s inspiration for UTR was a similar ranking system already used in France, with some data-based modifications. He ultimately sold UTR to a group headed by Silicon Valley venture capitalist Mark Leschly, who played college tennis and recruited a formidable group of investors including tech powerhouse Oracle, Blue Ridge Capital and Roger Federer’s management group, Team8. Almost overnight, UTR has given tennis players something they have never had: a simple, clear rating system that, like a handicap in golf, provides an objective, results-based measure of one’s skill. That opens opportunities that had never before been available in tennis: level-based competition; the chance to improve without traveling to distant tournaments; the ability to better your ranking even without winning (by playing well against higher-rated opponent, in terms of games won) and a vastly expanded menu of tournaments from which to build ratings. With UTR-based entry, the California Championships hosted 128 matches on the first day, featuring players ranked as low as 2.96—roughly the equivalent of an NTRP men’s rating of 3.0. The early rounds were contested with Fast4 rules. Using a staggered feed-in, players with higher UTR ratings didn’t compete until the later rounds, as a way to ensure competitive matches from start to finish. After 223 total matches, the highest UTR level was the champion Querrey’s, at 15.46. “It’s a great way to organize and run a tournament,” says Tarango. “The reverse [staggered] feed-in works great. It brings in players in at their own level, and that makes a big difference.” In his winner’s speech, Querrey got to the heart of what made the event unique, and UTR’s impact on it. “It’s fun to have everyone from 8-year-olds to—I don’t know how old the oldest person was—play the same tournament,” he said. UTR’s greatest impact may currently be felt in college tennis. Coaches have a standard rating to measure potential recruits against, and players have more opportunities to find comparable competition to better their skills­ and their rating, no matter where they live. “Tennis is a traditional sport, but it’s been held back because of it,” says Leschly, the CEO of Universal Tennis. “We need to make some changes to grow the game because we’re living in a digital world, especially when it comes to kids. We need to take advantage of tech and connectivity.” Using tech and its reach isn’t just about fancy algorithms. It’s about empowering disadvantaged players, broadening the pool of tournaments, finding players for teams and introducing a greater degree of certainty to college recruiting. “Say there’s a young Frances Tiafoe out there, but he doesn’t have the $50,000 it takes to travel to tournaments chasing points in order to develop a ranking,” Leschly says. “Now he can play locally across all age and gender groups, develop a UTR and become eligible for a college scholarship.” Until UTR gained traction, Leschly’s own son, an excellent college player, had trouble finding a decent group of practice partners close to home. With UTR, he learned there was a pool of over 20 ideal candidates nearby. As any club or organization is free to host an official UTR tournament, the opportunities for a player to improve at little expense grows exponentially. “My kids are crazy about UTR,” says Kamau Murray, currently the coach of Olympic gold medalist Monica Puig. He’s also the CEO of XS Tennis, a well-funded program that targets the underserved youth of Chicago. “They love it. It lowers a lot of barriers to getting noticed and maybe earning a scholarship.” UTR may be having its greatest impact in the collegiate game. As Leschly puts it, how is a coach supposed to compare a player with a high national ranking in Romania to a player from the always-strong NorCal USTA section? The integrity of tournaments and rankings isn’t always guaranteed, but it’s much harder to game the UTR system. More important, perhaps, is the way UTR can help players aspiring to go pro with the ITF Transition Tour. The pathway onto the ATP is now much narrower. “The chance for a college player to excel up through the game without wild cards is virtually non-existent on the transition tour,” Leschly says. “We’re trying to create a pathway with UTR.” Steve Johnson was the highest-ranked ATP pro to enter the 269-player California Championships. But the winner of the event, which included players as young as 8 years of age, was Sam Querrey, whose UTR of 15.46 was the highest in the field. The ATP and WTA Indian Wells tournament will not rely in any substantial way on UTR—at least not this year. But it almost seems inevitable that at some point it will. Larry Ellison, the owner of the popular March event, is an innovator. He’s also the founder of tech behemoth Oracle, which powers UTR. People always ask Leschly if UTR is “better” than the ATP rankings, or if UTR hopes to replace them. “We’re not here to change the ATP or WTA rankings,” he said. “Theirs is based on point accumulation. Ours is different. At the pro level we tell an interesting narrative that compliments the rankings. The ATP tells the story of how far you went at major tournaments in the last 12 months. “UTR is about how you’re competing, especially in relation to other players. Which seems better? It’s in the eye of the beholder.” Leschly’s disclaimer doesn’t change the fact that UTR features its pro ratings prominently on its home page . The ratings are similar enough to the tour rankings to be relevant, different enough to be compelling. In addition to the overall rating, each player has a three-month trending rating. In UTR, a slumping player isn’t living off points earned nine months earlier, nor punished when results from long ago drop off. To be sure, a few aspects of UTR can and probably will be tweaked. The rating doesn’t take playing surface into account, nor a player’s surface proficiency. Also, while UTR is blind to gender and age, a lack of crossover play influences the ratings. Serena Williams held a rating of 13.28 at the start of 2019. She was ranked No. 16 by the WTA, but rated No. 2—a whisker behind then-WTA No. 1 Simona Halep—in UTR. That isn’t even in the Top 150 among men’s UTR ratings. For Williams to significantly improve her UTR, she would have to do well against more highly rated players—she would have to play men. That notwithstanding, UTR has already been an age and gender barrier-busting technology. At most levels, the ratings produce competitive matchups. If you’re a UTR 6.0, you can expect a good match against a woman who plays Division III collegiate tennis, a man with an NTRP of 4.0, a woman with an NTRP of 4.5 or a boys’ USTA sectional 14-and under contender. Pairing a senior player against a youngster of the same UTR can provide an objective lesson in maturity. That points to the overarching potential value of UTR as a tool for community building. Leschly didn’t acquire UTR and attract his string of heavy-hitting investors just because he wanted to give tennis a handicapping system. He plans to make UTR a platform for a full range of tennis-related activities, from shopping to tournament entry and social interaction. Think of Leschly as the Mark Zuckerberg of tennis, but 16 years older and wearing a white polo instead of a hoodie. The advantage Leschly’s company may have over other digital tennis platforms is UTR itself. Players will gather because of the common rating system, and from there, a racquet or tickets will be a click away. “We want to build a very large platform and become a destination where people can engage digitally,” he says. “This is the Yelp, the OpenTable of tennis.” The effort is bearing fruit. The California Championships was a landmark event, but it wasn’t a one-off experiment. A UTR community engagement platform was rolled out last July, featuring a fully-integrated tournament and event management system, and it has already been the host for 1,800 UTR events. Perhaps the acronym should stand for Universal Tennis Revolution.',50,0,105,'3/4/2019 3:03:00 PM'
sp_AddNewsStory 'The 37 Club: What does 2019 have in store for Serena and Federer?','http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/tennisworld-bodo/~3/azJpTBDfhVU/','Court Report: Serena Williams, just one Slam shy of Margaret Court''s record, is ready for 2019   They are the twin rails on which the game has traveled for nearly two decades, like some great locomotive powering its way across the public’s imagination. Serena Williams and Roger Federer, hailed by most as the greatest players of all time in their respective divisions of the sport, are like railroad tracks: their careers progressed on parallel paths, forever in great proximity. Rail tracks never meet, not even at the end of the line, except by optical illusion on the distant horizon. One of the rails never stops while the other goes on. After she won her first-round match at Wimbledon last July, Serena bantered with the press, saying of her future in the game: “Oh, I’m just playing until Roger stops. As long as he’s here, I’m going to try to be here.” Williams’ words came in the wake of the headlines Federer generated when he told The Wall Street Journal that Serena was the greatest tennis player of all time—“overall,” not just female, he clarified. “I feel the same about him,” Williams promptly lobbed back. Born about six weeks apart but to well-chronicled, vastly different circumstances in profoundly different cultures, Federer and Williams are both 37 years old. Williams has 23 Grand Slam singles titles and Federer has a men’s record 20, but although both remain threats to add to those totals, 37 is the more pertinent number. It’s an age when injury lurks beneath every explosive move; when inspiration and consistency are no longer automatic; when shocking losses bear down, unseen in the rear-view mirror, until it’s too late. If you’re a sentimentalist or superstitious, you might be inclined to believe one player will invariably go the way of the other in 2019. The way 2018 played out suggests that assumption is reasonable, but also that this will be a challenging year for both. Serena Williams 2018 Record: 18-6 Australian Open: DNP French Open: 4R Wimbledon: F US Open: F Our final image of Williams in 2018 was that of an overwrought player caught in a vortex of emotions, arguing and drifting farther and farther from the fact that she, the imperious queen of women’s tennis, was locked in a perilously tight match with Naomi Osaka, a 20-year old, first-time Grand Slam finalist. Forget the rights and wrongs of the incident for the moment. It represented a disastrous loss of focus—a miscalculation that could only be put down to Williams feeling pressure, so much pressure that it blew a valve. Williams resolutely denies feeling pressure as a matter of course, yet how can she not? There she was in September, losing to a youngster who grew up idolizing her. There’s also the matter of that single, elusive major title she still needs to equal Margaret Court’s record. Williams imposed an embargo on the topic well before her maternity leave, but don’t believe she’s forgotten its significance. When Williams began her comeback at Indian Wells, six months after giving birth to a daughter, Alexis Olympia Jr., her goal was simply to find her game. “I’m out there, and I can’t really replicate the situation no matter how much I do in practice, or [if] I make those shots 10 times out of 10 in practice,” she said after losing to her sister, Venus, in her third match. “It’s just the nerves, the anticipation you feel naturally. You know, it’s a little bit of everything that comes in a match that just doesn’t normally happen.” After a first-round loss to Osaka in Miami, Williams had an excellent French Open, winning three matches before she was obliged to withdraw with an injured pectoral muscle. She was philosophical about the setback, saying, “I can only take solace in the fact I’m going to continue to get better—and I’m coming up on surfaces that are my absolute favorite to play on, and that I do best on.” True to her prediction, Williams was lethal at Wimbledon, if buoyed by a favorable draw. In the final she met Angelique Kerber, the woman she’d beaten for the title in 2016. Surprising everyone but herself, Kerber played a brilliant match to win, 6–3, 6–3. A disappointed Williams nonetheless took something away from the event. “I feel really proud to be a role model,” Williams said at Wimbledon of her status as a mother on tour. “I’ve embraced it. . . I think it’s so important for me. It’s one of my life goals.” With the US Open on the horizon, Serena was everywhere—on television, on billboards, on social media. But her game was nowhere to be found. She went just 1–2 before the Open, and her 6–1, 6–0 blowout loss to Johanna Konta in San Jose was the worst of her career in terms of games won. A few days later, she took to Instagram, writing in part: “Last week was not easy for me. Not only was I accepting some tough personal stuff, but I just was in a funk. Mostly, I felt like I was not a good mom. I read several articles that said postpartum emotions can last up to three years if not dealt with.” It became clear in the dog days of August that even as Williams’ game was fraying, her celebrity was bourgeoning. That put her in a difficult position at the US Open, where she already had a checkered history. Sometimes it seems that the sheer volume of hype and the glitz of Gotham simply gets to Williams and keeps her from playing her finest, most relaxed tennis. Still, Williams played admirably up until she ran off the rails in the final, where she received three code violations, launched into a tirade against chair umpire Carlos Ramos and, soon after, lost to Osaka, 6–2, 6–4. Williams will return to the tour under different, potentially less stressful conditions. She ought to be less distracted, better able to focus on tennis, fitter and stronger. On a given day, she can still demolish any opponent. But the fluctuations she experienced in 2018 are a warning sign. The tour is brimming with gifted young players whose respect for Williams is undiminished but whose awe of her has declined. She hasn’t won a major in nearly two years, since she became the oldest woman in the Open era to claim one. The next one, if she can win it, will stand as her greatest victory. Roger Federer 2018 Record: 48-10 Australian Open: W French Open: DNP Wimbledon: QF US Open: 4R In mid-September at the Laver Cup, the event Federer helped conceive to honor his role model, Rod Laver, I sat chatting with the player-founder about his immediate future. He was enthusiastic about the Asian swing, undecided about the Paris Indoors. He nonchalantly mentioned that the 2019 clay-court season was “under review.” When I pressed, he explained that Euroclay, the April to mid-June segment that he has avoided for the past three seasons, “is not off the table.” I nearly did a double take, because the conventional wisdom held that Federer’s spectacular, post-knee surgery resurgence at age 35 was partly due to his decision to cut red clay from his schedule. More relevant, at the moment, was that given Federer’s history and his struggles in the second half of 2018, returning to clay and all its potential troubles seemed foolhardy. But that’s Federer. The clay issue wasn’t a calculation; it was, as he said, “A full on passion thing.” And it’s hard to get someone invigorated by passion to focus on the past and its shortcomings instead of the future and its promises. Federer launched his 2018 campaign with another age-defying statement, a win at the Australian Open. He then slashed his way through the field in Rotterdam. He was 17–0 on the year when his run was finally halted in the Indian Wells final by Juan Martin del Potro, after holding match points. The first big surprise came a week later in Miami, when Federer took an opening-round loss to Thanasi Kokkinakis. It set the tone for the coming months, during which Federer won just one title until late October, when he triumphed for the ninth time in his hometown of Basel. Far from an alarming record, Federer’s 2018 mark is one most players would give their eye tooth for. He went 48–10 with four titles, including a major. Federer also regained the No. 1 ranking, albeit briefly, three times. So what is so concerning about 2019? The answer lies in the big matches Federer uncharacteristically lost in the second half of the season. He lost them in unexpected ways, and in some cases to players he was widely expected to beat. Borna Coric, who’s never been within shouting distance of a Grand Slam final, beat Federer twice in 2018, including in the Halle grass final. Despite holding a ranking between No. 1 and No. 3 all year, Federer went just 4–6 against Top 10 players, including a loss at the ATP Finals to Kei Nishikori, who had lost his previous six matches to the Swiss. It would be one thing if Federer were taking puzzling or close-call defeats in small events. But it was in the biggest tournaments that his game let him down. He lost a bitterly contested, five-set Wimbledon quarterfinal to Kevin Anderson despite leading by two sets and holding a match point. “You have moments when you rise to the occasion,” Federer said afterward at the All England Club. “Just today, when I needed it, I couldn’t get up. That’s why it’s an average performance and not a good one.” Then, at the US Open, Federer lost in the fourth round, in stifling heat and humidity, to journeyman John Millman. “It was just hot. No shame there,” Federer said. “Just I think these are the things that unfortunately sometimes happen. . . hopefully [I’ll] finish the year strong.” Federer is a superbly resilient player, whose sheer love of the game is a great hedge against disillusion, or loss of confidence. After the US Open, the 37-year-old made three semifinals and won the Swiss Indoors for his 99th career title. One of those semifinal defeats, at the Paris Masters, came against Novak Djokovic in one the season’s best matches. At the year-end ATP Finals, Federer seemed poised to challenge Djokovic one last time, perhaps end the year in a blaze of glory. But after going 2–1 in round-robin play, Federer lost a straight-set semifinal to the eventual champion, Alexander Zverev. “Maybe I didn’t push enough, or I didn’t have enough today to make the difference, to be honest.” Federer told reporters afterward. “[But] I’m very proud that at 37, I’m still so competitive and so happy playing tennis. If I take a step back, I’m actually very happy about the season.” True to their parallel careers, Williams and Federer have the same excellent hole card to play at the start of 2019—their success at the Australian Open. Federer launched his resurgence in Melbourne in 2017, and defended successfully in 2018. Williams has won the event seven times. There’s no better place for the twin tracks to get the train rolling again. This Week on Tennis Channel Plus: Hopman Cup (Sat - Sat 12.29 - 1.5) •    Roger Federer, Alexander Zverev, Serena Williams and Angelique Kerber headline the Hopman Cup. Watch live coverage on Tennis Channel Plus beginning Saturday 12/29 at 9:00pm ET. ATP/WTA Brisbane (Sun - Sun 12.30 - 1.6) •    Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray, Naomi Osaka and Sloane Stephens open their 2019 seasons in Brisbane. Live coverage from three courts begins on Tennis Channel Plus on Sunday 12/30 at 8:00pm ET. WTA Auckland (Sun - Sun 12.30 - 1.6) •    Catch the action from the ASB Classic including Venus Williams and Caroline Wozniacki. Live coverage begins on Tennis Channel Plus on Sunday 12/30 at 8:00pm ET. WTA Shenzhen (Sat - Sat 12.29 - 1.5) •    Watch first to last ball action from the Shenzhen Open featuring Maria Sharapova and Jelena Ostapenko beginning Saturday 12/29 at 11:00pm ET. ATP Pune (Mon - Sat 12.31 - 1.5) •    Watch Kevin Anderson, Marin Cilic and Hyeon Chung live from Pune starting Monday 12/31 at 6:30am ET.',50,0,105,'12/31/2018 8:00:00 AM'
sp_AddNewsStory '50 Years, 50 Heroes: Mirjana Lucic-Baroni, 1997','http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/tennisworld-bodo/~3/vR4MIWfAJB0/','For our sixth annual Heroes Issue, we’ve selected passages from the last 50 years of Tennis Magazine and TENNIS.com—starting in 1969 and ending in 2018—to highlight 50 worthy heroes. Each passage acknowledges the person as they were then; each subsequent story catches up with the person, or highlights their impact, as they are now. It is best summed up with a quote from the great Arthur Ashe, that was featured on the cover of the November/December issue of this magazine in 2015: “True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but the urge to serve others at whatever cost.” Q: What goals do you have for the future? A: The only goal for me is to play my best. I just love having the opportunity to compete.  - Joel Drucker / November 1997 There’s no end to the kinds of people who might embrace Mirjana Lucic-Baroni as an inspirational figure: ambitious athletes in the 35-and over age group; those who believe that life can have a second or third act; former burnouts and—perhaps most important, the victims of abuse suffered at the hands of a loved one. In Lucic-Baroni’s case, a demanding father, Marinko. During her spectacular youth, Lucic joined Martina Hingis and Jennifer Capriati as the only women to have won multiple Grand Slam junior singles before turning 15. She was 15 when she won the first pro tournament she entered, the 1997 Croatian Ladies’ Open, as well as the women’s doubles title at the 1998 Australian Open. In 1999, she upset Monica Seles and Nathalie Tauziat to reach the Wimbledon semifinals. Then it all fell apart. Tormented by personal problems, Lucic revealed the abuse she suffered at the hands of her father, the victim of financial setbacks, just before the 1998 US Open. She continued to play on tour until the 2003 US Open, then took an extended hiatus, married Italian restaurateur Daniele Baroni and settled into a quiet life in Sarasota, FL. To that point, her career-high WTA singles ranking peaked at No. 32. But Lucic-Baroni, a power baseliner in the Seles-Capriati mold, wasn’t finished in the limelight. She burst back onto the sports pages at the 2014 US Open, reaching the fourth round as a qualifier with upset wins over Garbine Muguruza and No. 2 seed Simona Halep. At her very next tournament in Quebec City, she defeated Venus Williams in the final. The win set a WTA record for the longest dry spell between titles: over 16 years. Three years later, Lucic-Baroni hit a new career-high singles ranking of No. 20. “I feel like I’m 15 now. I’m 32, but I don’t feel like that,” Lucic-Baroni said after her win over Halep at Flushing Meadows. “My body is really great. I feel fit. I feel strong in my mind. “I still have so much desire, so much to play for.”',50,0,105,'12/14/2018 8:00:00 AM'
sp_AddNewsStory '50 Years, 50 Heroes: Helena Sukova, 1987','http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/tennisworld-bodo/~3/undM8_s9gww/','WATCH—Hereos - Helena Sukova:  For our sixth annual Heroes Issue, we’ve selected passages from the last 50 years of Tennis Magazine and TENNIS.com—starting in 1969 and ending in 2018—to highlight 50 worthy heroes. Each passage acknowledges the person as they were then; each subsequent story catches up with the person, or highlights their impact, as they are now. It is best summed up with a quote from the great Arthur Ashe, that was featured on the cover of the November/December issue of this magazine in 2015: “True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but the urge to serve others at whatever cost.” She says she is, and indeed seems to be, happy living in Czechoslovakia rather than a less gray, less restricting Western locale. - Roger Williams / May 1987 Every sport has them. They are the people who eat, sleep and drink the game, giving their all to the enterprise they love yet passing through it almost unremarked upon. Some are victims of poor timing, overshadowed by peers. Others simply don’t care for the limelight. Both of those qualifiers apply to Helena Sukova. At 6''2" with a massive serve, heavy forehand and surprisingly soft hands, Sukova was born into a royal tennis family. Her father was a former head of the Czech tennis federation. Her mother, Vera, was an elite player and captain of a Czech Fed Cup team featuring Martina Navratilova. The lineage helps explain why doing well in the sport she loved always seemed to be enough for Sukova. It may also account for her prowess and appreciation for the game of doubles. She’s a paragon for anyone who simply burns with love of the game. Sukova reached four Grand Slam singles finals, losing one to Navratilova, one to Chris Evert and a pair to Steffi Graf. Despite reaching No. 4 in the world, she was never was able to benefit from that bit of luck that the draw gods or upset makers sometimes provide to propel a player of her caliber to break through. Sukova compensated for some of her Grand Slam final shortcomings as a soloist by bagging 10 tour singles titles—and a staggering 69 doubles titles. She won nine Grand Slam doubles titles, five more in mixed doubles and reached No. 1 in the world rankings. Sukova’s wingspan, bone-crunching overhead and crisp volleys created a perfect foundation for grand-scale doubles success. Battling through four Grand Slam singles finals without a win is probably enough to make anyone seek therapy. Sukova went one better: after retiring from tennis, she earned a doctorate degree in psychology and now works as a therapist with, among others, athletes. She also serves as vice president of the Association of Sports Psychologists in the Czech Republic. “When I was growing up we had Ivan Lendl, Jan Kodes and Martina Navratilova,” Sukova told WTA Insider this summer. “The kids wanted to play like them. Now the kids want to be like Petra Kvitova and Karolina Pliskova. So we need those girls, and we’re happy to have them.”',50,0,105,'12/7/2018 6:15:00 AM'
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sp_AddNewsStory 'Politicians Serve Orwellian Tennis Rules - The Wall Street Journal','https://www.wsj.com/articles/politicians-serve-orwellian-tennis-rules-11591139878','<a href="https://www.wsj.com/articles/politicians-serve-orwellian-tennis-rules-11591139878" target="_blank">Politicians Serve Orwellian Tennis Rules</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">The Wall Street Journal</font>',24,0,100
sp_AddNewsStory 'Politicians Serve Orwellian Tennis Rules - The Wall Street Journal','https://www.wsj.com/articles/politicians-serve-orwellian-tennis-rules-11591139878','<a href="https://www.wsj.com/articles/politicians-serve-orwellian-tennis-rules-11591139878" target="_blank">Politicians Serve Orwellian Tennis Rules</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">The Wall Street Journal</font>',24,0,105
sp_AddNewsStory 'The Rally: Have Nadal''s victories at French Open elevated its stature? - Tennis Magazine','https://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2020/06/rally-has-nadals-victories-french-open-elevated-its-stature/89011/','<a href="https://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2020/06/rally-has-nadals-victories-french-open-elevated-its-stature/89011/" target="_blank">The Rally: Have Nadal''s victories at French Open elevated its stature?</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Tennis Magazine</font>',24,0,100
sp_AddNewsStory 'The Rally: Have Nadal''s victories at French Open elevated its stature? - Tennis Magazine','https://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2020/06/rally-has-nadals-victories-french-open-elevated-its-stature/89011/','<a href="https://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2020/06/rally-has-nadals-victories-french-open-elevated-its-stature/89011/" target="_blank">The Rally: Have Nadal''s victories at French Open elevated its stature?</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Tennis Magazine</font>',24,0,105
sp_AddNewsStory 'Tennis'' Youth Rises to the Occasion on #BlackoutTuesday - Tennis Now','http://www.tennisnow.com/News/2020/June/Tennis-Youth-Rises-to-the-Occasion-on-BlackoutTu.aspx','<a href="http://www.tennisnow.com/News/2020/June/Tennis-Youth-Rises-to-the-Occasion-on-BlackoutTu.aspx" target="_blank">Tennis'' Youth Rises to the Occasion on #BlackoutTuesday</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Tennis Now</font>',24,0,100
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sp_AddNewsStory 'Report: U.S. Open, Western & Southern Open tennis tournaments could come together as NYC doubleheader - USA TODAY','https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/tennis/2020/06/02/us-open-western-southern-open-tennis-doubleheader-nyc-considered/3123581001/','<a href="https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/tennis/2020/06/02/us-open-western-southern-open-tennis-doubleheader-nyc-considered/3123581001/" target="_blank">Report: U.S. Open, Western & Southern Open tennis tournaments could come together as NYC doubleheader</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">USA TODAY</font>',24,0,100
sp_AddNewsStory 'Report: U.S. Open, Western & Southern Open tennis tournaments could come together as NYC doubleheader - USA TODAY','https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/tennis/2020/06/02/us-open-western-southern-open-tennis-doubleheader-nyc-considered/3123581001/','<a href="https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/tennis/2020/06/02/us-open-western-southern-open-tennis-doubleheader-nyc-considered/3123581001/" target="_blank">Report: U.S. Open, Western & Southern Open tennis tournaments could come together as NYC doubleheader</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">USA TODAY</font>',24,0,105
sp_AddNewsStory 'Buhl Farm Park tennis season opens Friday | Sports - Sharonherald','https://www.sharonherald.com/sports/buhl-farm-park-tennis-season-opens-friday/article_5e69214c-a52f-11ea-a83f-9bc6247a326a.html','<a href="https://www.sharonherald.com/sports/buhl-farm-park-tennis-season-opens-friday/article_5e69214c-a52f-11ea-a83f-9bc6247a326a.html" target="_blank">Buhl Farm Park tennis season opens Friday | Sports</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Sharonherald</font>',24,0,100
sp_AddNewsStory 'Buhl Farm Park tennis season opens Friday | Sports - Sharonherald','https://www.sharonherald.com/sports/buhl-farm-park-tennis-season-opens-friday/article_5e69214c-a52f-11ea-a83f-9bc6247a326a.html','<a href="https://www.sharonherald.com/sports/buhl-farm-park-tennis-season-opens-friday/article_5e69214c-a52f-11ea-a83f-9bc6247a326a.html" target="_blank">Buhl Farm Park tennis season opens Friday | Sports</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Sharonherald</font>',24,0,105
sp_AddNewsStory 'The Eurosport Cup: Vote for the greatest men''s champion ever - Eurosport - INTERNATIONAL (EN)','https://www.eurosport.com/tennis/the-eurosport-cup-vote-for-the-greatest-men-s-champion-ever_sto7765428/story.shtml','<a href="https://www.eurosport.com/tennis/the-eurosport-cup-vote-for-the-greatest-men-s-champion-ever_sto7765428/story.shtml" target="_blank">The Eurosport Cup: Vote for the greatest men''s champion ever</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Eurosport - INTERNATIONAL (EN)</font>',24,0,100
sp_AddNewsStory 'The Eurosport Cup: Vote for the greatest men''s champion ever - Eurosport - INTERNATIONAL (EN)','https://www.eurosport.com/tennis/the-eurosport-cup-vote-for-the-greatest-men-s-champion-ever_sto7765428/story.shtml','<a href="https://www.eurosport.com/tennis/the-eurosport-cup-vote-for-the-greatest-men-s-champion-ever_sto7765428/story.shtml" target="_blank">The Eurosport Cup: Vote for the greatest men''s champion ever</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Eurosport - INTERNATIONAL (EN)</font>',24,0,105
sp_AddNewsStory 'McCracken''s Shiben named 2020 ''Ms. Tennis'' | Sports - Paducah Sun','https://www.paducahsun.com/sports/mccrackens-shiben-named-2020-ms-tennis/article_62a7eade-4696-50d3-b0f6-fa682bdc61b5.html','<a href="https://www.paducahsun.com/sports/mccrackens-shiben-named-2020-ms-tennis/article_62a7eade-4696-50d3-b0f6-fa682bdc61b5.html" target="_blank">McCracken''s Shiben named 2020 ''Ms. Tennis'' | Sports</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Paducah Sun</font>',24,0,100
sp_AddNewsStory 'McCracken''s Shiben named 2020 ''Ms. Tennis'' | Sports - Paducah Sun','https://www.paducahsun.com/sports/mccrackens-shiben-named-2020-ms-tennis/article_62a7eade-4696-50d3-b0f6-fa682bdc61b5.html','<a href="https://www.paducahsun.com/sports/mccrackens-shiben-named-2020-ms-tennis/article_62a7eade-4696-50d3-b0f6-fa682bdc61b5.html" target="_blank">McCracken''s Shiben named 2020 ''Ms. Tennis'' | Sports</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Paducah Sun</font>',24,0,105
sp_AddNewsStory 'Athlete Spotlight: Handley tennis player Niklas Flood | Winchester Star | winchesterstar.com - The Winchester Star','https://www.winchesterstar.com/winchester_star/athlete-spotlight-handley-tennis-player-niklas-flood/article_3effe7ec-0e19-56cd-857c-98582ce2d335.html','<a href="https://www.winchesterstar.com/winchester_star/athlete-spotlight-handley-tennis-player-niklas-flood/article_3effe7ec-0e19-56cd-857c-98582ce2d335.html" target="_blank">Athlete Spotlight: Handley tennis player Niklas Flood | Winchester Star | winchesterstar.com</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">The Winchester Star</font>',24,0,100
sp_AddNewsStory 'Athlete Spotlight: Handley tennis player Niklas Flood | Winchester Star | winchesterstar.com - The Winchester Star','https://www.winchesterstar.com/winchester_star/athlete-spotlight-handley-tennis-player-niklas-flood/article_3effe7ec-0e19-56cd-857c-98582ce2d335.html','<a href="https://www.winchesterstar.com/winchester_star/athlete-spotlight-handley-tennis-player-niklas-flood/article_3effe7ec-0e19-56cd-857c-98582ce2d335.html" target="_blank">Athlete Spotlight: Handley tennis player Niklas Flood | Winchester Star | winchesterstar.com</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">The Winchester Star</font>',24,0,105
sp_AddNewsStory 'Albuquerque loses one of its finest tennis coaches, boosters in Becky Lee - Albuquerque Journal','https://www.abqjournal.com/1462330/albuquerque-loses-one-of-its-finest-tennis-coaches-boosters-in-becky-lee.html','<a href="https://www.abqjournal.com/1462330/albuquerque-loses-one-of-its-finest-tennis-coaches-boosters-in-becky-lee.html" target="_blank">Albuquerque loses one of its finest tennis coaches, boosters in Becky Lee</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Albuquerque Journal</font>',24,0,100
sp_AddNewsStory 'Albuquerque loses one of its finest tennis coaches, boosters in Becky Lee - Albuquerque Journal','https://www.abqjournal.com/1462330/albuquerque-loses-one-of-its-finest-tennis-coaches-boosters-in-becky-lee.html','<a href="https://www.abqjournal.com/1462330/albuquerque-loses-one-of-its-finest-tennis-coaches-boosters-in-becky-lee.html" target="_blank">Albuquerque loses one of its finest tennis coaches, boosters in Becky Lee</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Albuquerque Journal</font>',24,0,105
sp_AddNewsStory 'Game, set and match: The smartest Tennis Clubs to join now - Tatler','https://www.tatler.com/gallery/smartest-tennis-clubs-to-join-now','<a href="https://www.tatler.com/gallery/smartest-tennis-clubs-to-join-now" target="_blank">Game, set and match: The smartest Tennis Clubs to join now</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Tatler</font>',24,0,100
sp_AddNewsStory 'Game, set and match: The smartest Tennis Clubs to join now - Tatler','https://www.tatler.com/gallery/smartest-tennis-clubs-to-join-now','<a href="https://www.tatler.com/gallery/smartest-tennis-clubs-to-join-now" target="_blank">Game, set and match: The smartest Tennis Clubs to join now</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Tatler</font>',24,0,105
sp_AddNewsStory 'US Open plans in works, including group flights, coronavirus tests - Tennis Magazine','https://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2020/05/us-open-plan-in-works-including-group-flights-covid-tests/88999/','<a href="https://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2020/05/us-open-plan-in-works-including-group-flights-covid-tests/88999/" target="_blank">US Open plans in works, including group flights, coronavirus tests</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Tennis Magazine</font>',24,0,100
sp_AddNewsStory 'US Open plans in works, including group flights, coronavirus tests - Tennis Magazine','https://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2020/05/us-open-plan-in-works-including-group-flights-covid-tests/88999/','<a href="https://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2020/05/us-open-plan-in-works-including-group-flights-covid-tests/88999/" target="_blank">US Open plans in works, including group flights, coronavirus tests</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Tennis Magazine</font>',24,0,105
sp_AddNewsStory 'Enough: Tiafoe & Broomfield spearhead "Racquets Down, Hands Up" video - Tennis Magazine','https://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2020/06/frances-tiafoe-ayan-broomfield-racquets-down-hands-video-george-floyd-racism/89032/','<a href="https://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2020/06/frances-tiafoe-ayan-broomfield-racquets-down-hands-video-george-floyd-racism/89032/" target="_blank">Enough: Tiafoe & Broomfield spearhead "Racquets Down, Hands Up" video</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Tennis Magazine</font>',24,0,100
sp_AddNewsStory 'Enough: Tiafoe & Broomfield spearhead "Racquets Down, Hands Up" video - Tennis Magazine','https://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2020/06/frances-tiafoe-ayan-broomfield-racquets-down-hands-video-george-floyd-racism/89032/','<a href="https://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2020/06/frances-tiafoe-ayan-broomfield-racquets-down-hands-video-george-floyd-racism/89032/" target="_blank">Enough: Tiafoe & Broomfield spearhead "Racquets Down, Hands Up" video</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Tennis Magazine</font>',24,0,105
sp_AddNewsStory 'ATP apologizes after it asks tennis players if they are ‘sissies’ - Outsports','https://www.outsports.com/2020/6/1/21277371/atp-apology-tennis-players-sissies','<a href="https://www.outsports.com/2020/6/1/21277371/atp-apology-tennis-players-sissies" target="_blank">ATP apologizes after it asks tennis players if they are ‘sissies’</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Outsports</font>',24,0,100
sp_AddNewsStory 'ATP apologizes after it asks tennis players if they are ‘sissies’ - Outsports','https://www.outsports.com/2020/6/1/21277371/atp-apology-tennis-players-sissies','<a href="https://www.outsports.com/2020/6/1/21277371/atp-apology-tennis-players-sissies" target="_blank">ATP apologizes after it asks tennis players if they are ‘sissies’</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Outsports</font>',24,0,105
sp_AddNewsStory 'Federer the first in tennis to become world''s highest-paid athlete - Tennis Magazine','https://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2020/05/roger-federer-forbes-first-tennis-player-highest-paid-athlete-djokovic-nadal-nishikori/88984/','<a href="https://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2020/05/roger-federer-forbes-first-tennis-player-highest-paid-athlete-djokovic-nadal-nishikori/88984/" target="_blank">Federer the first in tennis to become world''s highest-paid athlete</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Tennis Magazine</font>',24,0,100
sp_AddNewsStory 'Federer the first in tennis to become world''s highest-paid athlete - Tennis Magazine','https://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2020/05/roger-federer-forbes-first-tennis-player-highest-paid-athlete-djokovic-nadal-nishikori/88984/','<a href="https://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2020/05/roger-federer-forbes-first-tennis-player-highest-paid-athlete-djokovic-nadal-nishikori/88984/" target="_blank">Federer the first in tennis to become world''s highest-paid athlete</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Tennis Magazine</font>',24,0,105
sp_AddNewsStory '2019-20 Men''s Tennis Schedule - BU Athletics','https://athletics.bellarmine.edu/sports/mten/schedule','<a href="https://athletics.bellarmine.edu/sports/mten/schedule" target="_blank">2019-20 Men''s Tennis Schedule</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">BU Athletics</font>',24,0,100
sp_AddNewsStory '2019-20 Men''s Tennis Schedule - BU Athletics','https://athletics.bellarmine.edu/sports/mten/schedule','<a href="https://athletics.bellarmine.edu/sports/mten/schedule" target="_blank">2019-20 Men''s Tennis Schedule</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">BU Athletics</font>',24,0,105
sp_AddNewsStory 'Albuquerque High School tennis coach dies after battle with cancer - KOB','https://www.kob.com/nm-high-school-sports/albuquerque-high-school-tennis-coach-dies-after-battle-with-cancer/5749203/','<a href="https://www.kob.com/nm-high-school-sports/albuquerque-high-school-tennis-coach-dies-after-battle-with-cancer/5749203/" target="_blank">Albuquerque High School tennis coach dies after battle with cancer</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">KOB</font>',24,0,100
sp_AddNewsStory 'Albuquerque High School tennis coach dies after battle with cancer - KOB','https://www.kob.com/nm-high-school-sports/albuquerque-high-school-tennis-coach-dies-after-battle-with-cancer/5749203/','<a href="https://www.kob.com/nm-high-school-sports/albuquerque-high-school-tennis-coach-dies-after-battle-with-cancer/5749203/" target="_blank">Albuquerque High School tennis coach dies after battle with cancer</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">KOB</font>',24,0,105
sp_AddNewsStory '“It Will be Difficult For Me” – Simona Halep on Restarting Tennis - Essentially Sports','https://www.essentiallysports.com/tennis-news-wta-it-will-be-difficult-for-me-simona-halep-on-restarting-tennis/','<a href="https://www.essentiallysports.com/tennis-news-wta-it-will-be-difficult-for-me-simona-halep-on-restarting-tennis/" target="_blank">“It Will be Difficult For Me” – Simona Halep on Restarting Tennis</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Essentially Sports</font>',24,0,100
sp_AddNewsStory '“It Will be Difficult For Me” – Simona Halep on Restarting Tennis - Essentially Sports','https://www.essentiallysports.com/tennis-news-wta-it-will-be-difficult-for-me-simona-halep-on-restarting-tennis/','<a href="https://www.essentiallysports.com/tennis-news-wta-it-will-be-difficult-for-me-simona-halep-on-restarting-tennis/" target="_blank">“It Will be Difficult For Me” – Simona Halep on Restarting Tennis</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Essentially Sports</font>',24,0,105
sp_AddNewsStory 'Ash Barty at centre of brutal Serena Williams snub - Yahoo Sport Australia','https://au.sports.yahoo.com/tennis-news-ash-barty-cops-snub-serena-williams-maria-sharapova-213622340.html','<a href="https://au.sports.yahoo.com/tennis-news-ash-barty-cops-snub-serena-williams-maria-sharapova-213622340.html" target="_blank">Ash Barty at centre of brutal Serena Williams snub</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Yahoo Sport Australia</font>',24,0,100
sp_AddNewsStory 'Ash Barty at centre of brutal Serena Williams snub - Yahoo Sport Australia','https://au.sports.yahoo.com/tennis-news-ash-barty-cops-snub-serena-williams-maria-sharapova-213622340.html','<a href="https://au.sports.yahoo.com/tennis-news-ash-barty-cops-snub-serena-williams-maria-sharapova-213622340.html" target="_blank">Ash Barty at centre of brutal Serena Williams snub</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Yahoo Sport Australia</font>',24,0,105
sp_AddNewsStory 'Professional tennis set to return in New Zealand with mens tournament on June 3 - ESPN','https://www.espn.com/tennis/story/_/id/29218786/professional-tennis-set-return-new-zealand-mens-tournament-june-3','<a href="https://www.espn.com/tennis/story/_/id/29218786/professional-tennis-set-return-new-zealand-mens-tournament-june-3" target="_blank">Professional tennis set to return in New Zealand with mens tournament on June 3</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">ESPN</font>',24,0,100
sp_AddNewsStory 'Professional tennis set to return in New Zealand with mens tournament on June 3 - ESPN','https://www.espn.com/tennis/story/_/id/29218786/professional-tennis-set-return-new-zealand-mens-tournament-june-3','<a href="https://www.espn.com/tennis/story/_/id/29218786/professional-tennis-set-return-new-zealand-mens-tournament-june-3" target="_blank">Professional tennis set to return in New Zealand with mens tournament on June 3</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">ESPN</font>',24,0,105
sp_AddNewsStory 'HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS: Four local players selected to All-State teams - Elizabethtown News Enterprise','https://www.thenewsenterprise.com/sports/high_school_sports/central_hardin/high-school-tennis-four-local-players-selected-to-all-state-teams/article_c8eb6ae3-ace7-51ac-8d06-d53ce92c68e0.html','<a href="https://www.thenewsenterprise.com/sports/high_school_sports/central_hardin/high-school-tennis-four-local-players-selected-to-all-state-teams/article_c8eb6ae3-ace7-51ac-8d06-d53ce92c68e0.html" target="_blank">HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS: Four local players selected to All-State teams</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Elizabethtown News Enterprise</font>',24,0,100
sp_AddNewsStory 'HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS: Four local players selected to All-State teams - Elizabethtown News Enterprise','https://www.thenewsenterprise.com/sports/high_school_sports/central_hardin/high-school-tennis-four-local-players-selected-to-all-state-teams/article_c8eb6ae3-ace7-51ac-8d06-d53ce92c68e0.html','<a href="https://www.thenewsenterprise.com/sports/high_school_sports/central_hardin/high-school-tennis-four-local-players-selected-to-all-state-teams/article_c8eb6ae3-ace7-51ac-8d06-d53ce92c68e0.html" target="_blank">HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS: Four local players selected to All-State teams</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Elizabethtown News Enterprise</font>',24,0,105
sp_AddNewsStory 'College tennis the perfect setting for Stephenson''s team-first attitude - Dailyuw','http://www.dailyuw.com/sports/article_4e40fcfe-a552-11ea-9f15-df87127c5de8.html','<a href="http://www.dailyuw.com/sports/article_4e40fcfe-a552-11ea-9f15-df87127c5de8.html" target="_blank">College tennis the perfect setting for Stephenson''s team-first attitude</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Dailyuw</font>',24,0,100
sp_AddNewsStory 'College tennis the perfect setting for Stephenson''s team-first attitude - Dailyuw','http://www.dailyuw.com/sports/article_4e40fcfe-a552-11ea-9f15-df87127c5de8.html','<a href="http://www.dailyuw.com/sports/article_4e40fcfe-a552-11ea-9f15-df87127c5de8.html" target="_blank">College tennis the perfect setting for Stephenson''s team-first attitude</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Dailyuw</font>',24,0,105
sp_AddNewsStory 'Adjust by experimenting: a new normal for tennis players and viewers - Tennis Magazine','https://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2020/05/experiment-adjust-new-normal-tennis-players-viewers-utr-pro-match-series-anisimova-collins/88892/','<a href="https://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2020/05/experiment-adjust-new-normal-tennis-players-viewers-utr-pro-match-series-anisimova-collins/88892/" target="_blank">Adjust by experimenting: a new normal for tennis players and viewers</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Tennis Magazine</font>',24,0,100
sp_AddNewsStory 'Adjust by experimenting: a new normal for tennis players and viewers - Tennis Magazine','https://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2020/05/experiment-adjust-new-normal-tennis-players-viewers-utr-pro-match-series-anisimova-collins/88892/','<a href="https://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2020/05/experiment-adjust-new-normal-tennis-players-viewers-utr-pro-match-series-anisimova-collins/88892/" target="_blank">Adjust by experimenting: a new normal for tennis players and viewers</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Tennis Magazine</font>',24,0,105
sp_AddNewsStory 'Federer, Kerber get invite to return at Berlin exhibition in July - Tennis Magazine','https://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2020/06/federer-kerber-get-invite-return-berlin-exhibition-july/89009/','<a href="https://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2020/06/federer-kerber-get-invite-return-berlin-exhibition-july/89009/" target="_blank">Federer, Kerber get invite to return at Berlin exhibition in July</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Tennis Magazine</font>',24,0,100
sp_AddNewsStory 'Federer, Kerber get invite to return at Berlin exhibition in July - Tennis Magazine','https://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2020/06/federer-kerber-get-invite-return-berlin-exhibition-july/89009/','<a href="https://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2020/06/federer-kerber-get-invite-return-berlin-exhibition-july/89009/" target="_blank">Federer, Kerber get invite to return at Berlin exhibition in July</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Tennis Magazine</font>',24,0,105
sp_AddNewsStory 'Tennis is back in strictly controlled, socially distanced conditions - ESPN','https://www.espn.com/tennis/story/_/id/29137560/tennis-back-strictly-controlled-socially-distanced-conditions','<a href="https://www.espn.com/tennis/story/_/id/29137560/tennis-back-strictly-controlled-socially-distanced-conditions" target="_blank">Tennis is back in strictly controlled, socially distanced conditions</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">ESPN</font>',24,0,100
sp_AddNewsStory 'Tennis is back in strictly controlled, socially distanced conditions - ESPN','https://www.espn.com/tennis/story/_/id/29137560/tennis-back-strictly-controlled-socially-distanced-conditions','<a href="https://www.espn.com/tennis/story/_/id/29137560/tennis-back-strictly-controlled-socially-distanced-conditions" target="_blank">Tennis is back in strictly controlled, socially distanced conditions</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">ESPN</font>',24,0,105
sp_AddNewsStory 'Three days remain for UAH Tennis teams to reach GoFundMe goal - WHNT News 19','https://whnt.com/sports/three-days-remain-for-uah-tennis-teams-to-reach-gofundme-goal/','<a href="https://whnt.com/sports/three-days-remain-for-uah-tennis-teams-to-reach-gofundme-goal/" target="_blank">Three days remain for UAH Tennis teams to reach GoFundMe goal</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">WHNT News 19</font>',24,0,100
sp_AddNewsStory 'Three days remain for UAH Tennis teams to reach GoFundMe goal - WHNT News 19','https://whnt.com/sports/three-days-remain-for-uah-tennis-teams-to-reach-gofundme-goal/','<a href="https://whnt.com/sports/three-days-remain-for-uah-tennis-teams-to-reach-gofundme-goal/" target="_blank">Three days remain for UAH Tennis teams to reach GoFundMe goal</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">WHNT News 19</font>',24,0,105
sp_AddNewsStory 'WATCH FULL EPISODE—Tennis Channel Live, May 31: ''19 French Open, Day 8 - Tennis Magazine','https://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2020/06/watch-full-episodetennis-channel-live-may-31-19-french-open-day-8/88992/','<a href="https://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2020/06/watch-full-episodetennis-channel-live-may-31-19-french-open-day-8/88992/" target="_blank">WATCH FULL EPISODE—Tennis Channel Live, May 31: ''19 French Open, Day 8</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Tennis Magazine</font>',24,0,100
sp_AddNewsStory 'WATCH FULL EPISODE—Tennis Channel Live, May 31: ''19 French Open, Day 8 - Tennis Magazine','https://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2020/06/watch-full-episodetennis-channel-live-may-31-19-french-open-day-8/88992/','<a href="https://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2020/06/watch-full-episodetennis-channel-live-may-31-19-french-open-day-8/88992/" target="_blank">WATCH FULL EPISODE—Tennis Channel Live, May 31: ''19 French Open, Day 8</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Tennis Magazine</font>',24,0,105
sp_AddNewsStory 'Student-Athlete Spotlights: Severna Park Tennis Seniors | Severna Park - Severna Park Voice','https://www.severnaparkvoice.com/stories/student-athlete-spotlights-severna-park-tennis-seniors,31559','<a href="https://www.severnaparkvoice.com/stories/student-athlete-spotlights-severna-park-tennis-seniors,31559" target="_blank">Student-Athlete Spotlights: Severna Park Tennis Seniors | Severna Park</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Severna Park Voice</font>',24,0,100
sp_AddNewsStory 'Student-Athlete Spotlights: Severna Park Tennis Seniors | Severna Park - Severna Park Voice','https://www.severnaparkvoice.com/stories/student-athlete-spotlights-severna-park-tennis-seniors,31559','<a href="https://www.severnaparkvoice.com/stories/student-athlete-spotlights-severna-park-tennis-seniors,31559" target="_blank">Student-Athlete Spotlights: Severna Park Tennis Seniors | Severna Park</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Severna Park Voice</font>',24,0,105
sp_AddNewsStory 'The Rally: How do we feel about tennis'' new, fan-less template? - Tennis Magazine','https://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2020/05/rally-how-do-we-feel-about-tennis-new-fan-less-template/88739/','<a href="https://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2020/05/rally-how-do-we-feel-about-tennis-new-fan-less-template/88739/" target="_blank">The Rally: How do we feel about tennis'' new, fan-less template?</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Tennis Magazine</font>',24,0,100
sp_AddNewsStory 'The Rally: How do we feel about tennis'' new, fan-less template? - Tennis Magazine','https://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2020/05/rally-how-do-we-feel-about-tennis-new-fan-less-template/88739/','<a href="https://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2020/05/rally-how-do-we-feel-about-tennis-new-fan-less-template/88739/" target="_blank">The Rally: How do we feel about tennis'' new, fan-less template?</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Tennis Magazine</font>',24,0,105
sp_AddNewsStory 'Tennis Community Freaks Out After Hearing News of ‘Other’ Nadal Retiring - Essentially Sports','https://www.essentiallysports.com/tennis-news-tennis-community-freaks-out-after-hearing-news-of-other-nadal-retiring-atp/','<a href="https://www.essentiallysports.com/tennis-news-tennis-community-freaks-out-after-hearing-news-of-other-nadal-retiring-atp/" target="_blank">Tennis Community Freaks Out After Hearing News of ‘Other’ Nadal Retiring</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Essentially Sports</font>',24,0,100
sp_AddNewsStory 'Tennis Community Freaks Out After Hearing News of ‘Other’ Nadal Retiring - Essentially Sports','https://www.essentiallysports.com/tennis-news-tennis-community-freaks-out-after-hearing-news-of-other-nadal-retiring-atp/','<a href="https://www.essentiallysports.com/tennis-news-tennis-community-freaks-out-after-hearing-news-of-other-nadal-retiring-atp/" target="_blank">Tennis Community Freaks Out After Hearing News of ‘Other’ Nadal Retiring</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Essentially Sports</font>',24,0,105
sp_AddNewsStory 'Tennis: Former star James Blake still shaken by encounter with cop in ''15 - Napa Valley Register','https://napavalleyregister.com/sports/tennis-former-star-james-blake-still-shaken-by-encounter-with-cop-in-15/article_48f67e3e-68ba-5a90-8cbd-cc1e9cc9b969.html','<a href="https://napavalleyregister.com/sports/tennis-former-star-james-blake-still-shaken-by-encounter-with-cop-in-15/article_48f67e3e-68ba-5a90-8cbd-cc1e9cc9b969.html" target="_blank">Tennis: Former star James Blake still shaken by encounter with cop in ''15</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Napa Valley Register</font>',24,0,100
sp_AddNewsStory 'Tennis: Former star James Blake still shaken by encounter with cop in ''15 - Napa Valley Register','https://napavalleyregister.com/sports/tennis-former-star-james-blake-still-shaken-by-encounter-with-cop-in-15/article_48f67e3e-68ba-5a90-8cbd-cc1e9cc9b969.html','<a href="https://napavalleyregister.com/sports/tennis-former-star-james-blake-still-shaken-by-encounter-with-cop-in-15/article_48f67e3e-68ba-5a90-8cbd-cc1e9cc9b969.html" target="_blank">Tennis: Former star James Blake still shaken by encounter with cop in ''15</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Napa Valley Register</font>',24,0,105
sp_AddNewsStory 'Award-winning SIUE tennis player looks back after final season ends - The Alestle','https://www.alestlelive.com/sports/article_a3d53bd4-a53f-11ea-823d-ff64e100e784.html','<a href="https://www.alestlelive.com/sports/article_a3d53bd4-a53f-11ea-823d-ff64e100e784.html" target="_blank">Award-winning SIUE tennis player looks back after final season ends</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">The Alestle</font>',24,0,100
sp_AddNewsStory 'Award-winning SIUE tennis player looks back after final season ends - The Alestle','https://www.alestlelive.com/sports/article_a3d53bd4-a53f-11ea-823d-ff64e100e784.html','<a href="https://www.alestlelive.com/sports/article_a3d53bd4-a53f-11ea-823d-ff64e100e784.html" target="_blank">Award-winning SIUE tennis player looks back after final season ends</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">The Alestle</font>',24,0,105
sp_AddNewsStory 'Female tennis star blasts ''super weak'' male players - Yahoo Sport Australia','https://au.sports.yahoo.com/tennis-karolina-pliskova-slams-weak-men-against-equal-pay-005023802.html','<a href="https://au.sports.yahoo.com/tennis-karolina-pliskova-slams-weak-men-against-equal-pay-005023802.html" target="_blank">Female tennis star blasts ''super weak'' male players</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Yahoo Sport Australia</font>',24,0,100
sp_AddNewsStory 'Female tennis star blasts ''super weak'' male players - Yahoo Sport Australia','https://au.sports.yahoo.com/tennis-karolina-pliskova-slams-weak-men-against-equal-pay-005023802.html','<a href="https://au.sports.yahoo.com/tennis-karolina-pliskova-slams-weak-men-against-equal-pay-005023802.html" target="_blank">Female tennis star blasts ''super weak'' male players</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Yahoo Sport Australia</font>',24,0,105
sp_AddNewsStory 'VYPE Awards: Stratford''s Fain puts Spartan tennis on the Top 25 map, Memorial wins 2nd title - KPRC Click2Houston','https://www.click2houston.com/sports/local/2020/06/02/vype-awards-stratfords-fain-puts-spartan-tennis-on-the-top-25-map-memorial-wins-2nd-title/','<a href="https://www.click2houston.com/sports/local/2020/06/02/vype-awards-stratfords-fain-puts-spartan-tennis-on-the-top-25-map-memorial-wins-2nd-title/" target="_blank">VYPE Awards: Stratford''s Fain puts Spartan tennis on the Top 25 map, Memorial wins 2nd title</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">KPRC Click2Houston</font>',24,0,100
sp_AddNewsStory 'VYPE Awards: Stratford''s Fain puts Spartan tennis on the Top 25 map, Memorial wins 2nd title - KPRC Click2Houston','https://www.click2houston.com/sports/local/2020/06/02/vype-awards-stratfords-fain-puts-spartan-tennis-on-the-top-25-map-memorial-wins-2nd-title/','<a href="https://www.click2houston.com/sports/local/2020/06/02/vype-awards-stratfords-fain-puts-spartan-tennis-on-the-top-25-map-memorial-wins-2nd-title/" target="_blank">VYPE Awards: Stratford''s Fain puts Spartan tennis on the Top 25 map, Memorial wins 2nd title</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">KPRC Click2Houston</font>',24,0,105
sp_AddNewsStory 'Tennis Courts, Parks Reopen In Reading: Rules To Know - Reading, MA Patch','https://patch.com/massachusetts/reading/tennis-courts-parks-reopen-reading-rules-know','<a href="https://patch.com/massachusetts/reading/tennis-courts-parks-reopen-reading-rules-know" target="_blank">Tennis Courts, Parks Reopen In Reading: Rules To Know</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Reading, MA Patch</font>',24,0,100
sp_AddNewsStory 'Tennis Courts, Parks Reopen In Reading: Rules To Know - Reading, MA Patch','https://patch.com/massachusetts/reading/tennis-courts-parks-reopen-reading-rules-know','<a href="https://patch.com/massachusetts/reading/tennis-courts-parks-reopen-reading-rules-know" target="_blank">Tennis Courts, Parks Reopen In Reading: Rules To Know</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Reading, MA Patch</font>',24,0,105
sp_AddNewsStory 'Novak Djokovic, Garbine Muguruza Discuss Breakfast Routines, Tournament Tears On Tennis United - ATP Tour','https://www.atptour.com/en/news/djokovic-muguruza-tennis-united-episode-8','<a href="https://www.atptour.com/en/news/djokovic-muguruza-tennis-united-episode-8" target="_blank">Novak Djokovic, Garbine Muguruza Discuss Breakfast Routines, Tournament Tears On Tennis United</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">ATP Tour</font>',24,0,100
sp_AddNewsStory 'Novak Djokovic, Garbine Muguruza Discuss Breakfast Routines, Tournament Tears On Tennis United - ATP Tour','https://www.atptour.com/en/news/djokovic-muguruza-tennis-united-episode-8','<a href="https://www.atptour.com/en/news/djokovic-muguruza-tennis-united-episode-8" target="_blank">Novak Djokovic, Garbine Muguruza Discuss Breakfast Routines, Tournament Tears On Tennis United</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">ATP Tour</font>',24,0,105
sp_AddNewsStory 'WATCH FULL EPISODE—Tennis Channel Live, May 27: ''19 French Open, Day 4 - Tennis Magazine','https://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2020/05/watch-full-episodetennis-channel-live-may-25-19-french-open-day-4/88960/','<a href="https://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2020/05/watch-full-episodetennis-channel-live-may-25-19-french-open-day-4/88960/" target="_blank">WATCH FULL EPISODE—Tennis Channel Live, May 27: ''19 French Open, Day 4</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Tennis Magazine</font>',24,0,100
sp_AddNewsStory 'WATCH FULL EPISODE—Tennis Channel Live, May 27: ''19 French Open, Day 4 - Tennis Magazine','https://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2020/05/watch-full-episodetennis-channel-live-may-25-19-french-open-day-4/88960/','<a href="https://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2020/05/watch-full-episodetennis-channel-live-may-25-19-french-open-day-4/88960/" target="_blank">WATCH FULL EPISODE—Tennis Channel Live, May 27: ''19 French Open, Day 4</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Tennis Magazine</font>',24,0,105
sp_AddNewsStory 'George Floyd: Coco Gauff and Naomi Osaka take strong, admirable stands - Tennis Magazine','https://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2020/05/coco-gauff-naomi-osaka-george-floyd-protests-minnesota/89001/','<a href="https://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2020/05/coco-gauff-naomi-osaka-george-floyd-protests-minnesota/89001/" target="_blank">George Floyd: Coco Gauff and Naomi Osaka take strong, admirable stands</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Tennis Magazine</font>',24,0,100
sp_AddNewsStory 'George Floyd: Coco Gauff and Naomi Osaka take strong, admirable stands - Tennis Magazine','https://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2020/05/coco-gauff-naomi-osaka-george-floyd-protests-minnesota/89001/','<a href="https://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2020/05/coco-gauff-naomi-osaka-george-floyd-protests-minnesota/89001/" target="_blank">George Floyd: Coco Gauff and Naomi Osaka take strong, admirable stands</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Tennis Magazine</font>',24,0,105
sp_AddNewsStory 'Tennis summer camps kick off in Bibb County - 13WMAZ.com','https://www.13wmaz.com/article/life/agapetenniscamp/93-64fa89bd-33f6-4644-adfb-5ad65ef3e580','<a href="https://www.13wmaz.com/article/life/agapetenniscamp/93-64fa89bd-33f6-4644-adfb-5ad65ef3e580" target="_blank">Tennis summer camps kick off in Bibb County</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">13WMAZ.com</font>',24,0,100
sp_AddNewsStory 'Tennis summer camps kick off in Bibb County - 13WMAZ.com','https://www.13wmaz.com/article/life/agapetenniscamp/93-64fa89bd-33f6-4644-adfb-5ad65ef3e580','<a href="https://www.13wmaz.com/article/life/agapetenniscamp/93-64fa89bd-33f6-4644-adfb-5ad65ef3e580" target="_blank">Tennis summer camps kick off in Bibb County</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">13WMAZ.com</font>',24,0,105
sp_AddNewsStory 'This dog is in love with tennis balls - CNYcentral.com','https://cnycentral.com/news/videos/this-dog-is-in-love-with-tennis-balls','<a href="https://cnycentral.com/news/videos/this-dog-is-in-love-with-tennis-balls" target="_blank">This dog is in love with tennis balls</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">CNYcentral.com</font>',24,0,100
sp_AddNewsStory 'This dog is in love with tennis balls - CNYcentral.com','https://cnycentral.com/news/videos/this-dog-is-in-love-with-tennis-balls','<a href="https://cnycentral.com/news/videos/this-dog-is-in-love-with-tennis-balls" target="_blank">This dog is in love with tennis balls</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">CNYcentral.com</font>',24,0,105
sp_AddNewsStory 'The old normal isn''t coming back any time soon: how tennis moves ahead - Tennis Magazine','https://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2020/05/craig-tiley-2021-australian-open-no-fans/88734/','<a href="https://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2020/05/craig-tiley-2021-australian-open-no-fans/88734/" target="_blank">The old normal isn''t coming back any time soon: how tennis moves ahead</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Tennis Magazine</font>',24,0,100
sp_AddNewsStory 'The old normal isn''t coming back any time soon: how tennis moves ahead - Tennis Magazine','https://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2020/05/craig-tiley-2021-australian-open-no-fans/88734/','<a href="https://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2020/05/craig-tiley-2021-australian-open-no-fans/88734/" target="_blank">The old normal isn''t coming back any time soon: how tennis moves ahead</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Tennis Magazine</font>',24,0,105
sp_AddNewsStory 'Can we train? Confusion mounts as players return to tennis courts - Tennis Magazine','https://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2020/05/confusion-mounts-players-return-tennis-courts-djokovic-nadal-granollers-covid-19/88685/','<a href="https://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2020/05/confusion-mounts-players-return-tennis-courts-djokovic-nadal-granollers-covid-19/88685/" target="_blank">Can we train? Confusion mounts as players return to tennis courts</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Tennis Magazine</font>',24,0,100
sp_AddNewsStory 'Can we train? Confusion mounts as players return to tennis courts - Tennis Magazine','https://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2020/05/confusion-mounts-players-return-tennis-courts-djokovic-nadal-granollers-covid-19/88685/','<a href="https://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2020/05/confusion-mounts-players-return-tennis-courts-djokovic-nadal-granollers-covid-19/88685/" target="_blank">Can we train? Confusion mounts as players return to tennis courts</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Tennis Magazine</font>',24,0,105
sp_AddNewsStory 'Council begins phased opening of tennis facilities - Derry Now','https://www.derrynow.com/news/news/547394/council-begins-phased-opening-of-tennis-facilities.html','<a href="https://www.derrynow.com/news/news/547394/council-begins-phased-opening-of-tennis-facilities.html" target="_blank">Council begins phased opening of tennis facilities</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Derry Now</font>',24,0,100
sp_AddNewsStory 'Council begins phased opening of tennis facilities - Derry Now','https://www.derrynow.com/news/news/547394/council-begins-phased-opening-of-tennis-facilities.html','<a href="https://www.derrynow.com/news/news/547394/council-begins-phased-opening-of-tennis-facilities.html" target="_blank">Council begins phased opening of tennis facilities</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Derry Now</font>',24,0,105
sp_AddNewsStory 'Frances Tiafoe: ''Tennis Chose Me'' - ATP Tour','https://www.atptour.com/en/news/tiafoe-uncovered-feature-may-2020','<a href="https://www.atptour.com/en/news/tiafoe-uncovered-feature-may-2020" target="_blank">Frances Tiafoe: ''Tennis Chose Me''</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">ATP Tour</font>',24,0,100
sp_AddNewsStory 'Frances Tiafoe: ''Tennis Chose Me'' - ATP Tour','https://www.atptour.com/en/news/tiafoe-uncovered-feature-may-2020','<a href="https://www.atptour.com/en/news/tiafoe-uncovered-feature-may-2020" target="_blank">Frances Tiafoe: ''Tennis Chose Me''</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">ATP Tour</font>',24,0,105
sp_AddNewsStory 'Rewatch, French Open 2010: Djokovic''s career-changing loss to Melzer - Tennis Magazine','https://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2020/06/rewatch-french-open-2010-novak-djokovic-career-changing-loss-melzer-paris/89018/','<a href="https://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2020/06/rewatch-french-open-2010-novak-djokovic-career-changing-loss-melzer-paris/89018/" target="_blank">Rewatch, French Open 2010: Djokovic''s career-changing loss to Melzer</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Tennis Magazine</font>',24,0,100
sp_AddNewsStory 'Rewatch, French Open 2010: Djokovic''s career-changing loss to Melzer - Tennis Magazine','https://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2020/06/rewatch-french-open-2010-novak-djokovic-career-changing-loss-melzer-paris/89018/','<a href="https://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2020/06/rewatch-french-open-2010-novak-djokovic-career-changing-loss-melzer-paris/89018/" target="_blank">Rewatch, French Open 2010: Djokovic''s career-changing loss to Melzer</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Tennis Magazine</font>',24,0,105
sp_AddNewsStory 'The Tennis Podcast: 2001 - Jennifer Capriati; The crowning and the cautionary tale - The Telegraph','https://www.telegraph.co.uk/tennis/2020/06/03/tennis-podcast-2001-jennifer-capriati-crowning-cautionary/','<a href="https://www.telegraph.co.uk/tennis/2020/06/03/tennis-podcast-2001-jennifer-capriati-crowning-cautionary/" target="_blank">The Tennis Podcast: 2001 - Jennifer Capriati; The crowning and the cautionary tale</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">The Telegraph</font>',24,0,100
sp_AddNewsStory 'The Tennis Podcast: 2001 - Jennifer Capriati; The crowning and the cautionary tale - The Telegraph','https://www.telegraph.co.uk/tennis/2020/06/03/tennis-podcast-2001-jennifer-capriati-crowning-cautionary/','<a href="https://www.telegraph.co.uk/tennis/2020/06/03/tennis-podcast-2001-jennifer-capriati-crowning-cautionary/" target="_blank">The Tennis Podcast: 2001 - Jennifer Capriati; The crowning and the cautionary tale</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">The Telegraph</font>',24,0,105
sp_AddNewsStory 'An Argentine journalist''s 13-year quest to do right by tennis legend Guillermo Vilas - ESPN','https://www.espn.com/tennis/story/_/id/29237076/an-argentine-journalist-13-year-quest-do-right-tennis-legend-guillermo-vilas','<a href="https://www.espn.com/tennis/story/_/id/29237076/an-argentine-journalist-13-year-quest-do-right-tennis-legend-guillermo-vilas" target="_blank">An Argentine journalist''s 13-year quest to do right by tennis legend Guillermo Vilas</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">ESPN</font>',24,0,100
sp_AddNewsStory 'An Argentine journalist''s 13-year quest to do right by tennis legend Guillermo Vilas - ESPN','https://www.espn.com/tennis/story/_/id/29237076/an-argentine-journalist-13-year-quest-do-right-tennis-legend-guillermo-vilas','<a href="https://www.espn.com/tennis/story/_/id/29237076/an-argentine-journalist-13-year-quest-do-right-tennis-legend-guillermo-vilas" target="_blank">An Argentine journalist''s 13-year quest to do right by tennis legend Guillermo Vilas</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">ESPN</font>',24,0,105
sp_AddNewsStory '$300K in grants offered in wheelchair tennis - ESPN','https://www.espn.com/tennis/story/_/id/29251629/300k-grants-offered-wheelchair-tennis','<a href="https://www.espn.com/tennis/story/_/id/29251629/300k-grants-offered-wheelchair-tennis" target="_blank">$300K in grants offered in wheelchair tennis</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">ESPN</font>',24,0,100
sp_AddNewsStory '$300K in grants offered in wheelchair tennis - ESPN','https://www.espn.com/tennis/story/_/id/29251629/300k-grants-offered-wheelchair-tennis','<a href="https://www.espn.com/tennis/story/_/id/29251629/300k-grants-offered-wheelchair-tennis" target="_blank">$300K in grants offered in wheelchair tennis</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">ESPN</font>',24,0,105
sp_AddNewsStory 'Federer thinks return of tennis is a ''long way off'' - CNN International','https://edition.cnn.com/2020/05/24/tennis/federer-tennis-return-kuerten-nadal-intl-spt/index.html','<a href="https://edition.cnn.com/2020/05/24/tennis/federer-tennis-return-kuerten-nadal-intl-spt/index.html" target="_blank">Federer thinks return of tennis is a ''long way off''</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">CNN International</font>',24,0,100
sp_AddNewsStory 'Federer thinks return of tennis is a ''long way off'' - CNN International','https://edition.cnn.com/2020/05/24/tennis/federer-tennis-return-kuerten-nadal-intl-spt/index.html','<a href="https://edition.cnn.com/2020/05/24/tennis/federer-tennis-return-kuerten-nadal-intl-spt/index.html" target="_blank">Federer thinks return of tennis is a ''long way off''</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">CNN International</font>',24,0,105
sp_AddNewsStory 'Rally to Save NJ Business at Randolph Tennis and Pickleball Center Sends a Message to Governor Murphy - TAPinto.net','https://www.tapinto.net/towns/madison/sections/other-nj-news/articles/rally-to-save-nj-business-at-randolph-tennis-and-pickleball-center-sends-a-message-to-governor-murphy','<a href="https://www.tapinto.net/towns/madison/sections/other-nj-news/articles/rally-to-save-nj-business-at-randolph-tennis-and-pickleball-center-sends-a-message-to-governor-murphy" target="_blank">Rally to Save NJ Business at Randolph Tennis and Pickleball Center Sends a Message to Governor Murphy</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">TAPinto.net</font>',24,0,100
sp_AddNewsStory 'Rally to Save NJ Business at Randolph Tennis and Pickleball Center Sends a Message to Governor Murphy - TAPinto.net','https://www.tapinto.net/towns/madison/sections/other-nj-news/articles/rally-to-save-nj-business-at-randolph-tennis-and-pickleball-center-sends-a-message-to-governor-murphy','<a href="https://www.tapinto.net/towns/madison/sections/other-nj-news/articles/rally-to-save-nj-business-at-randolph-tennis-and-pickleball-center-sends-a-message-to-governor-murphy" target="_blank">Rally to Save NJ Business at Randolph Tennis and Pickleball Center Sends a Message to Governor Murphy</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">TAPinto.net</font>',24,0,105
sp_AddNewsStory 'Former NCAA champ Reka Zsilinszka brings a tennis mentality to the ER - Tennis Magazine','https://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2020/05/covid-19-coronavirus-duke-tennis-ncaa-championships-reka-zsilinszka/88826/','<a href="https://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2020/05/covid-19-coronavirus-duke-tennis-ncaa-championships-reka-zsilinszka/88826/" target="_blank">Former NCAA champ Reka Zsilinszka brings a tennis mentality to the ER</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Tennis Magazine</font>',24,0,100
sp_AddNewsStory 'Former NCAA champ Reka Zsilinszka brings a tennis mentality to the ER - Tennis Magazine','https://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2020/05/covid-19-coronavirus-duke-tennis-ncaa-championships-reka-zsilinszka/88826/','<a href="https://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2020/05/covid-19-coronavirus-duke-tennis-ncaa-championships-reka-zsilinszka/88826/" target="_blank">Former NCAA champ Reka Zsilinszka brings a tennis mentality to the ER</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Tennis Magazine</font>',24,0,105
sp_AddNewsStory 'Live Updates; Video Highlights: Women''s UTR Pro Match Series, May 22 - Tennis Magazine','https://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2020/05/live-updates-demand-video-womens-utr-pro-match-series-may-22/88875/','<a href="https://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2020/05/live-updates-demand-video-womens-utr-pro-match-series-may-22/88875/" target="_blank">Live Updates; Video Highlights: Women''s UTR Pro Match Series, May 22</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Tennis Magazine</font>',24,0,100
sp_AddNewsStory 'Live Updates; Video Highlights: Women''s UTR Pro Match Series, May 22 - Tennis Magazine','https://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2020/05/live-updates-demand-video-womens-utr-pro-match-series-may-22/88875/','<a href="https://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2020/05/live-updates-demand-video-womens-utr-pro-match-series-may-22/88875/" target="_blank">Live Updates; Video Highlights: Women''s UTR Pro Match Series, May 22</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Tennis Magazine</font>',24,0,105
sp_AddNewsStory 'WATCH FULL EPISODE—Tennis Channel Live, May 28: ''19 French Open, Day 5 - Tennis Magazine','https://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2020/05/watch-full-episodetennis-channel-live-may-25-19-french-open-day-5/88969/','<a href="https://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2020/05/watch-full-episodetennis-channel-live-may-25-19-french-open-day-5/88969/" target="_blank">WATCH FULL EPISODE—Tennis Channel Live, May 28: ''19 French Open, Day 5</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Tennis Magazine</font>',24,0,100
sp_AddNewsStory 'WATCH FULL EPISODE—Tennis Channel Live, May 28: ''19 French Open, Day 5 - Tennis Magazine','https://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2020/05/watch-full-episodetennis-channel-live-may-25-19-french-open-day-5/88969/','<a href="https://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2020/05/watch-full-episodetennis-channel-live-may-25-19-french-open-day-5/88969/" target="_blank">WATCH FULL EPISODE—Tennis Channel Live, May 28: ''19 French Open, Day 5</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Tennis Magazine</font>',24,0,105
sp_AddNewsStory 'World Team Tennis to start season mid-July in West Virginia with fans - Yahoo Sports','https://sports.yahoo.com/world-team-tennis-start-season-153307588.html','<a href="https://sports.yahoo.com/world-team-tennis-start-season-153307588.html" target="_blank">World Team Tennis to start season mid-July in West Virginia with fans</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Yahoo Sports</font>',24,0,100
sp_AddNewsStory 'World Team Tennis to start season mid-July in West Virginia with fans - Yahoo Sports','https://sports.yahoo.com/world-team-tennis-start-season-153307588.html','<a href="https://sports.yahoo.com/world-team-tennis-start-season-153307588.html" target="_blank">World Team Tennis to start season mid-July in West Virginia with fans</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Yahoo Sports</font>',24,0,105
sp_AddNewsStory 'Tennis Channel Adjusts To New Reality Of Live Coverage - Front Office Sports','https://frntofficesport.com/tennis-channel-live-coverage/','<a href="https://frntofficesport.com/tennis-channel-live-coverage/" target="_blank">Tennis Channel Adjusts To New Reality Of Live Coverage</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Front Office Sports</font>',24,0,100
sp_AddNewsStory 'Tennis Channel Adjusts To New Reality Of Live Coverage - Front Office Sports','https://frntofficesport.com/tennis-channel-live-coverage/','<a href="https://frntofficesport.com/tennis-channel-live-coverage/" target="_blank">Tennis Channel Adjusts To New Reality Of Live Coverage</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Front Office Sports</font>',24,0,105
sp_AddNewsStory 'On Behind The Racquet, Noah Rubin brings tennis players'' mental, emotional struggles into focus - ESPN','https://www.espn.com/tennis/story/_/id/29178989/on-racquet-noah-rubin-brings-tennis-players-mental-emotional-struggles-focus','<a href="https://www.espn.com/tennis/story/_/id/29178989/on-racquet-noah-rubin-brings-tennis-players-mental-emotional-struggles-focus" target="_blank">On Behind The Racquet, Noah Rubin brings tennis players'' mental, emotional struggles into focus</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">ESPN</font>',24,0,100
sp_AddNewsStory 'On Behind The Racquet, Noah Rubin brings tennis players'' mental, emotional struggles into focus - ESPN','https://www.espn.com/tennis/story/_/id/29178989/on-racquet-noah-rubin-brings-tennis-players-mental-emotional-struggles-focus','<a href="https://www.espn.com/tennis/story/_/id/29178989/on-racquet-noah-rubin-brings-tennis-players-mental-emotional-struggles-focus" target="_blank">On Behind The Racquet, Noah Rubin brings tennis players'' mental, emotional struggles into focus</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">ESPN</font>',24,0,105
sp_AddNewsStory 'No tennis at the French Open | News, Sports, Jobs - The Steubenville Herald-Star','https://www.heraldstaronline.com/sports/local-sports/2020/05/no-tennis-at-the-french-open-2/','<a href="https://www.heraldstaronline.com/sports/local-sports/2020/05/no-tennis-at-the-french-open-2/" target="_blank">No tennis at the French Open | News, Sports, Jobs</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">The Steubenville Herald-Star</font>',24,0,100
sp_AddNewsStory 'No tennis at the French Open | News, Sports, Jobs - The Steubenville Herald-Star','https://www.heraldstaronline.com/sports/local-sports/2020/05/no-tennis-at-the-french-open-2/','<a href="https://www.heraldstaronline.com/sports/local-sports/2020/05/no-tennis-at-the-french-open-2/" target="_blank">No tennis at the French Open | News, Sports, Jobs</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">The Steubenville Herald-Star</font>',24,0,105
sp_AddNewsStory 'The Rally: Is Dominic Thiem''s player relief-fund reaction justifiable? - Tennis Magazine','https://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2020/05/the-rally-is-dominic-thiem-player-relief-fund-reaction-justifiable-compensation/88818/','<a href="https://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2020/05/the-rally-is-dominic-thiem-player-relief-fund-reaction-justifiable-compensation/88818/" target="_blank">The Rally: Is Dominic Thiem''s player relief-fund reaction justifiable?</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Tennis Magazine</font>',24,0,100
sp_AddNewsStory 'The Rally: Is Dominic Thiem''s player relief-fund reaction justifiable? - Tennis Magazine','https://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2020/05/the-rally-is-dominic-thiem-player-relief-fund-reaction-justifiable-compensation/88818/','<a href="https://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2020/05/the-rally-is-dominic-thiem-player-relief-fund-reaction-justifiable-compensation/88818/" target="_blank">The Rally: Is Dominic Thiem''s player relief-fund reaction justifiable?</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Tennis Magazine</font>',24,0,105
sp_AddNewsStory 'Pro tennis returns to California for "Home Court Advantage" exhibition - Tennis Magazine','https://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2020/05/pro-tennis-returns-california-home-court-advantage-exhibition-querrey-svajda/88810/','<a href="https://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2020/05/pro-tennis-returns-california-home-court-advantage-exhibition-querrey-svajda/88810/" target="_blank">Pro tennis returns to California for "Home Court Advantage" exhibition</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Tennis Magazine</font>',24,0,100
sp_AddNewsStory 'Pro tennis returns to California for "Home Court Advantage" exhibition - Tennis Magazine','https://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2020/05/pro-tennis-returns-california-home-court-advantage-exhibition-querrey-svajda/88810/','<a href="https://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2020/05/pro-tennis-returns-california-home-court-advantage-exhibition-querrey-svajda/88810/" target="_blank">Pro tennis returns to California for "Home Court Advantage" exhibition</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Tennis Magazine</font>',24,0,105
sp_AddNewsStory 'QUIZ: All Rafael Nadal''s Grand Slam wins - Eurosport - INTERNATIONAL (EN)','https://www.eurosport.com/tennis/quiz-all-rafael-nadal-s-grand-slam-wins_sto7724920/story.shtml','<a href="https://www.eurosport.com/tennis/quiz-all-rafael-nadal-s-grand-slam-wins_sto7724920/story.shtml" target="_blank">QUIZ: All Rafael Nadal''s Grand Slam wins</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Eurosport - INTERNATIONAL (EN)</font>',24,0,100
sp_AddNewsStory 'QUIZ: All Rafael Nadal''s Grand Slam wins - Eurosport - INTERNATIONAL (EN)','https://www.eurosport.com/tennis/quiz-all-rafael-nadal-s-grand-slam-wins_sto7724920/story.shtml','<a href="https://www.eurosport.com/tennis/quiz-all-rafael-nadal-s-grand-slam-wins_sto7724920/story.shtml" target="_blank">QUIZ: All Rafael Nadal''s Grand Slam wins</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Eurosport - INTERNATIONAL (EN)</font>',24,0,105
sp_AddNewsStory 'Can Pro Tennis Leverage Its COVID-19 Hiatus to Build a Better Future? - InsideHook','https://www.insidehook.com/article/sports/future-pro-tennis-after-coronavirus','<a href="https://www.insidehook.com/article/sports/future-pro-tennis-after-coronavirus" target="_blank">Can Pro Tennis Leverage Its COVID-19 Hiatus to Build a Better Future?</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">InsideHook</font>',24,0,100
sp_AddNewsStory 'Can Pro Tennis Leverage Its COVID-19 Hiatus to Build a Better Future? - InsideHook','https://www.insidehook.com/article/sports/future-pro-tennis-after-coronavirus','<a href="https://www.insidehook.com/article/sports/future-pro-tennis-after-coronavirus" target="_blank">Can Pro Tennis Leverage Its COVID-19 Hiatus to Build a Better Future?</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">InsideHook</font>',24,0,105
sp_AddNewsStory 'How do we get tennis back? Here is a Tennis365 plan on how the sport can make a return - Tennis365','https://www.tennis365.com/kevin-palmer/how-do-we-get-tennis-back-here-is-a-tennis365-plan-on-how-the-sport-can-make-a-return/','<a href="https://www.tennis365.com/kevin-palmer/how-do-we-get-tennis-back-here-is-a-tennis365-plan-on-how-the-sport-can-make-a-return/" target="_blank">How do we get tennis back? Here is a Tennis365 plan on how the sport can make a return</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Tennis365</font>',24,0,100
sp_AddNewsStory 'How do we get tennis back? Here is a Tennis365 plan on how the sport can make a return - Tennis365','https://www.tennis365.com/kevin-palmer/how-do-we-get-tennis-back-here-is-a-tennis365-plan-on-how-the-sport-can-make-a-return/','<a href="https://www.tennis365.com/kevin-palmer/how-do-we-get-tennis-back-here-is-a-tennis365-plan-on-how-the-sport-can-make-a-return/" target="_blank">How do we get tennis back? Here is a Tennis365 plan on how the sport can make a return</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Tennis365</font>',24,0,105
sp_AddNewsStory 'Mailbag: Will There Be a 2020 U.S. Open? And Should There Be? - Sports Illustrated','https://www.si.com/tennis/2020/05/20/mailbag-2020-us-open-status-dominic-thiem-comments','<a href="https://www.si.com/tennis/2020/05/20/mailbag-2020-us-open-status-dominic-thiem-comments" target="_blank">Mailbag: Will There Be a 2020 U.S. Open? And Should There Be?</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Sports Illustrated</font>',24,0,100
sp_AddNewsStory 'Mailbag: Will There Be a 2020 U.S. Open? And Should There Be? - Sports Illustrated','https://www.si.com/tennis/2020/05/20/mailbag-2020-us-open-status-dominic-thiem-comments','<a href="https://www.si.com/tennis/2020/05/20/mailbag-2020-us-open-status-dominic-thiem-comments" target="_blank">Mailbag: Will There Be a 2020 U.S. Open? And Should There Be?</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Sports Illustrated</font>',24,0,105
sp_AddNewsStory 'Inside Novak Djokovic’s Luxurious House With Tennis Court Where He and His Family Were Quarantined - Essentially Sports','https://www.essentiallysports.com/inside-novak-djokovic-luxurious-house-with-tennis-court-where-he-and-his-family-were-quarantined-atp-news/','<a href="https://www.essentiallysports.com/inside-novak-djokovic-luxurious-house-with-tennis-court-where-he-and-his-family-were-quarantined-atp-news/" target="_blank">Inside Novak Djokovic’s Luxurious House With Tennis Court Where He and His Family Were Quarantined</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Essentially Sports</font>',24,0,100
sp_AddNewsStory 'Inside Novak Djokovic’s Luxurious House With Tennis Court Where He and His Family Were Quarantined - Essentially Sports','https://www.essentiallysports.com/inside-novak-djokovic-luxurious-house-with-tennis-court-where-he-and-his-family-were-quarantined-atp-news/','<a href="https://www.essentiallysports.com/inside-novak-djokovic-luxurious-house-with-tennis-court-where-he-and-his-family-were-quarantined-atp-news/" target="_blank">Inside Novak Djokovic’s Luxurious House With Tennis Court Where He and His Family Were Quarantined</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Essentially Sports</font>',24,0,105
sp_AddNewsStory 'Tennis Announces 2020 Team Awards - Rutgers Scarlet Knights','https://scarletknights.com/news/2020/5/20/womens-tennis-tennis-announces-2020-team-awards.aspx','<a href="https://scarletknights.com/news/2020/5/20/womens-tennis-tennis-announces-2020-team-awards.aspx" target="_blank">Tennis Announces 2020 Team Awards</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Rutgers Scarlet Knights</font>',24,0,100
sp_AddNewsStory 'Tennis Announces 2020 Team Awards - Rutgers Scarlet Knights','https://scarletknights.com/news/2020/5/20/womens-tennis-tennis-announces-2020-team-awards.aspx','<a href="https://scarletknights.com/news/2020/5/20/womens-tennis-tennis-announces-2020-team-awards.aspx" target="_blank">Tennis Announces 2020 Team Awards</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Rutgers Scarlet Knights</font>',24,0,105
sp_AddNewsStory 'All-Decade boys tennis spotlight: Parkway South''s Haskins has continued to soar for Hoosiers - St. Louis Post-Dispatch','https://www.stltoday.com/sports/high-school/all-metro/boys-tennis/all-decade-boys-tennis-spotlight-parkway-souths-haskins-has-continued-to-soar-for-hoosiers/article_894a6e10-a4f9-11ea-936b-273994e65af4.html','<a href="https://www.stltoday.com/sports/high-school/all-metro/boys-tennis/all-decade-boys-tennis-spotlight-parkway-souths-haskins-has-continued-to-soar-for-hoosiers/article_894a6e10-a4f9-11ea-936b-273994e65af4.html" target="_blank">All-Decade boys tennis spotlight: Parkway South''s Haskins has continued to soar for Hoosiers</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">St. Louis Post-Dispatch</font>',24,0,100
sp_AddNewsStory 'All-Decade boys tennis spotlight: Parkway South''s Haskins has continued to soar for Hoosiers - St. Louis Post-Dispatch','https://www.stltoday.com/sports/high-school/all-metro/boys-tennis/all-decade-boys-tennis-spotlight-parkway-souths-haskins-has-continued-to-soar-for-hoosiers/article_894a6e10-a4f9-11ea-936b-273994e65af4.html','<a href="https://www.stltoday.com/sports/high-school/all-metro/boys-tennis/all-decade-boys-tennis-spotlight-parkway-souths-haskins-has-continued-to-soar-for-hoosiers/article_894a6e10-a4f9-11ea-936b-273994e65af4.html" target="_blank">All-Decade boys tennis spotlight: Parkway South''s Haskins has continued to soar for Hoosiers</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">St. Louis Post-Dispatch</font>',24,0,105
sp_AddNewsStory 'Tennis Authorities Reveal Their Plan to Organise Italian Open 2020 - Essentially Sports','https://www.essentiallysports.com/tennis-authorities-reveal-their-plan-to-organise-italian-open-2020-atp-wta-news/','<a href="https://www.essentiallysports.com/tennis-authorities-reveal-their-plan-to-organise-italian-open-2020-atp-wta-news/" target="_blank">Tennis Authorities Reveal Their Plan to Organise Italian Open 2020</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Essentially Sports</font>',24,0,100
sp_AddNewsStory 'Tennis Authorities Reveal Their Plan to Organise Italian Open 2020 - Essentially Sports','https://www.essentiallysports.com/tennis-authorities-reveal-their-plan-to-organise-italian-open-2020-atp-wta-news/','<a href="https://www.essentiallysports.com/tennis-authorities-reveal-their-plan-to-organise-italian-open-2020-atp-wta-news/" target="_blank">Tennis Authorities Reveal Their Plan to Organise Italian Open 2020</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Essentially Sports</font>',24,0,105
sp_AddNewsStory 'UTR Pro Match Series preview: Anisimova, Riske, Tomljanovic, Collins - Tennis Magazine','https://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2020/05/anisimova-riske-tomljanovic-collins-women-utr-pro-match-series/88849/','<a href="https://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2020/05/anisimova-riske-tomljanovic-collins-women-utr-pro-match-series/88849/" target="_blank">UTR Pro Match Series preview: Anisimova, Riske, Tomljanovic, Collins</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Tennis Magazine</font>',24,0,100
sp_AddNewsStory 'UTR Pro Match Series preview: Anisimova, Riske, Tomljanovic, Collins - Tennis Magazine','https://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2020/05/anisimova-riske-tomljanovic-collins-women-utr-pro-match-series/88849/','<a href="https://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2020/05/anisimova-riske-tomljanovic-collins-women-utr-pro-match-series/88849/" target="_blank">UTR Pro Match Series preview: Anisimova, Riske, Tomljanovic, Collins</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Tennis Magazine</font>',24,0,105
sp_AddNewsStory 'Hurkacz, Kecmanovic, Opelka & Paul set to launch UTR Pro Match Series - Tennis Magazine','https://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2020/05/utr-pro-match-series-tennis-what-it-how-it-works-playing-safety-west-palm-beach/88671/','<a href="https://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2020/05/utr-pro-match-series-tennis-what-it-how-it-works-playing-safety-west-palm-beach/88671/" target="_blank">Hurkacz, Kecmanovic, Opelka & Paul set to launch UTR Pro Match Series</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Tennis Magazine</font>',24,0,100
sp_AddNewsStory 'Hurkacz, Kecmanovic, Opelka & Paul set to launch UTR Pro Match Series - Tennis Magazine','https://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2020/05/utr-pro-match-series-tennis-what-it-how-it-works-playing-safety-west-palm-beach/88671/','<a href="https://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2020/05/utr-pro-match-series-tennis-what-it-how-it-works-playing-safety-west-palm-beach/88671/" target="_blank">Hurkacz, Kecmanovic, Opelka & Paul set to launch UTR Pro Match Series</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Tennis Magazine</font>',24,0,105
sp_AddNewsStory 'Bud Collins''s writing helped show the progressive potential in tennis - Tennis Magazine','https://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2020/05/bud-collins-writing-helped-reveal-tennis-progressive-potential-my-life-with-pros/88741/','<a href="https://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2020/05/bud-collins-writing-helped-reveal-tennis-progressive-potential-my-life-with-pros/88741/" target="_blank">Bud Collins''s writing helped show the progressive potential in tennis</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Tennis Magazine</font>',24,0,100
sp_AddNewsStory 'Bud Collins''s writing helped show the progressive potential in tennis - Tennis Magazine','https://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2020/05/bud-collins-writing-helped-reveal-tennis-progressive-potential-my-life-with-pros/88741/','<a href="https://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2020/05/bud-collins-writing-helped-reveal-tennis-progressive-potential-my-life-with-pros/88741/" target="_blank">Bud Collins''s writing helped show the progressive potential in tennis</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Tennis Magazine</font>',24,0,105
sp_AddNewsStory 'Welsh Government explain exactly why you can''t play tennis in Wales like the rest of Europe - Wales Online','https://www.walesonline.co.uk/sport/other-sport/tennis/welsh-government-explain-exactly-you-18347530','<a href="https://www.walesonline.co.uk/sport/other-sport/tennis/welsh-government-explain-exactly-you-18347530" target="_blank">Welsh Government explain exactly why you can''t play tennis in Wales like the rest of Europe</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Wales Online</font>',24,0,100
sp_AddNewsStory 'Welsh Government explain exactly why you can''t play tennis in Wales like the rest of Europe - Wales Online','https://www.walesonline.co.uk/sport/other-sport/tennis/welsh-government-explain-exactly-you-18347530','<a href="https://www.walesonline.co.uk/sport/other-sport/tennis/welsh-government-explain-exactly-you-18347530" target="_blank">Welsh Government explain exactly why you can''t play tennis in Wales like the rest of Europe</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Wales Online</font>',24,0,105
sp_AddNewsStory 'Andy Murray hopes for June return as plans to restart tennis gather pace - The Guardian','https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2020/may/27/andy-murray-tennis-return-coronavirus-jamie-murray-novak-djokovic','<a href="https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2020/may/27/andy-murray-tennis-return-coronavirus-jamie-murray-novak-djokovic" target="_blank">Andy Murray hopes for June return as plans to restart tennis gather pace</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">The Guardian</font>',24,0,100
sp_AddNewsStory 'Andy Murray hopes for June return as plans to restart tennis gather pace - The Guardian','https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2020/may/27/andy-murray-tennis-return-coronavirus-jamie-murray-novak-djokovic','<a href="https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2020/may/27/andy-murray-tennis-return-coronavirus-jamie-murray-novak-djokovic" target="_blank">Andy Murray hopes for June return as plans to restart tennis gather pace</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">The Guardian</font>',24,0,105
sp_AddNewsStory 'How coronavirus is affecting tennis - Yahoo Sports','https://sports.yahoo.com/coronavirus-affecting-tennis-202803657.html','<a href="https://sports.yahoo.com/coronavirus-affecting-tennis-202803657.html" target="_blank">How coronavirus is affecting tennis</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Yahoo Sports</font>',24,0,100
sp_AddNewsStory 'How coronavirus is affecting tennis - Yahoo Sports','https://sports.yahoo.com/coronavirus-affecting-tennis-202803657.html','<a href="https://sports.yahoo.com/coronavirus-affecting-tennis-202803657.html" target="_blank">How coronavirus is affecting tennis</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Yahoo Sports</font>',24,0,105
sp_AddNewsStory 'WATCH FULL EPISODE—Tennis Channel Live, May 26: ''19 French Open, Day 3 - Tennis Magazine','https://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2020/05/watch-full-episodetennis-channel-live-may-25-19-french-open-day-3/88940/','<a href="https://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2020/05/watch-full-episodetennis-channel-live-may-25-19-french-open-day-3/88940/" target="_blank">WATCH FULL EPISODE—Tennis Channel Live, May 26: ''19 French Open, Day 3</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Tennis Magazine</font>',24,0,100
sp_AddNewsStory 'WATCH FULL EPISODE—Tennis Channel Live, May 26: ''19 French Open, Day 3 - Tennis Magazine','https://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2020/05/watch-full-episodetennis-channel-live-may-25-19-french-open-day-3/88940/','<a href="https://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2020/05/watch-full-episodetennis-channel-live-may-25-19-french-open-day-3/88940/" target="_blank">WATCH FULL EPISODE—Tennis Channel Live, May 26: ''19 French Open, Day 3</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Tennis Magazine</font>',24,0,105
sp_AddNewsStory 'WATCH ON DEMAND: Yannick Hanfmann wins Tennis Point Exhibition Series - Tennis Magazine','https://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2020/05/watch-demand-tennis-point-exhibition-seriesgermany-day-4-may-4/88648/','<a href="https://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2020/05/watch-demand-tennis-point-exhibition-seriesgermany-day-4-may-4/88648/" target="_blank">WATCH ON DEMAND: Yannick Hanfmann wins Tennis Point Exhibition Series</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Tennis Magazine</font>',24,0,100
sp_AddNewsStory 'WATCH ON DEMAND: Yannick Hanfmann wins Tennis Point Exhibition Series - Tennis Magazine','https://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2020/05/watch-demand-tennis-point-exhibition-seriesgermany-day-4-may-4/88648/','<a href="https://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2020/05/watch-demand-tennis-point-exhibition-seriesgermany-day-4-may-4/88648/" target="_blank">WATCH ON DEMAND: Yannick Hanfmann wins Tennis Point Exhibition Series</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Tennis Magazine</font>',24,0,105
sp_AddNewsStory 'Tennis tours extend coronavirus breaks; 40-plus events off - Yahoo Sports','https://sports.yahoo.com/tennis-tours-extend-coronavirus-suspensions-july-150558538--ten.html','<a href="https://sports.yahoo.com/tennis-tours-extend-coronavirus-suspensions-july-150558538--ten.html" target="_blank">Tennis tours extend coronavirus breaks; 40-plus events off</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Yahoo Sports</font>',24,0,100
sp_AddNewsStory 'Tennis tours extend coronavirus breaks; 40-plus events off - Yahoo Sports','https://sports.yahoo.com/tennis-tours-extend-coronavirus-suspensions-july-150558538--ten.html','<a href="https://sports.yahoo.com/tennis-tours-extend-coronavirus-suspensions-july-150558538--ten.html" target="_blank">Tennis tours extend coronavirus breaks; 40-plus events off</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Yahoo Sports</font>',24,0,105
sp_AddNewsStory 'Andy Roddick on Federer''s 2006 season: "He was a downhill snowball" - Tennis Magazine','https://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2020/05/andy-roddick-federer-2006-season-he-was-downhill-snowball-us-open-nadal/88787/','<a href="https://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2020/05/andy-roddick-federer-2006-season-he-was-downhill-snowball-us-open-nadal/88787/" target="_blank">Andy Roddick on Federer''s 2006 season: "He was a downhill snowball"</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Tennis Magazine</font>',24,0,100
sp_AddNewsStory 'Andy Roddick on Federer''s 2006 season: "He was a downhill snowball" - Tennis Magazine','https://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2020/05/andy-roddick-federer-2006-season-he-was-downhill-snowball-us-open-nadal/88787/','<a href="https://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2020/05/andy-roddick-federer-2006-season-he-was-downhill-snowball-us-open-nadal/88787/" target="_blank">Andy Roddick on Federer''s 2006 season: "He was a downhill snowball"</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Tennis Magazine</font>',24,0,105
sp_AddNewsStory 'Kyrgios'' big debuts, Williamses in doubles—The 5 Most Underrated Stats - Tennis Magazine','https://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2020/05/kyrgios-debuts-rafas-record-5-most-underrated-stats/88644/','<a href="https://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2020/05/kyrgios-debuts-rafas-record-5-most-underrated-stats/88644/" target="_blank">Kyrgios'' big debuts, Williamses in doubles—The 5 Most Underrated Stats</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Tennis Magazine</font>',24,0,100
sp_AddNewsStory 'Kyrgios'' big debuts, Williamses in doubles—The 5 Most Underrated Stats - Tennis Magazine','https://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2020/05/kyrgios-debuts-rafas-record-5-most-underrated-stats/88644/','<a href="https://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2020/05/kyrgios-debuts-rafas-record-5-most-underrated-stats/88644/" target="_blank">Kyrgios'' big debuts, Williamses in doubles—The 5 Most Underrated Stats</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Tennis Magazine</font>',24,0,105
sp_AddNewsStory 'Players support #BlackOutTuesday campaign - Tennis Threads','https://tennisthreads.net/players-support-blackouttuesday-campaign/','<a href="https://tennisthreads.net/players-support-blackouttuesday-campaign/" target="_blank">Players support #BlackOutTuesday campaign</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Tennis Threads</font>',24,0,100
sp_AddNewsStory 'Players support #BlackOutTuesday campaign - Tennis Threads','https://tennisthreads.net/players-support-blackouttuesday-campaign/','<a href="https://tennisthreads.net/players-support-blackouttuesday-campaign/" target="_blank">Players support #BlackOutTuesday campaign</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Tennis Threads</font>',24,0,105
sp_AddNewsStory 'Andreescu, Kenin lead 16-player team event set for June in Charleston - Tennis Magazine','https://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2020/05/credit-bank-invitational-16-player-team-event-charleston-andreescu-kenin-keys-azarenka/88877/','<a href="https://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2020/05/credit-bank-invitational-16-player-team-event-charleston-andreescu-kenin-keys-azarenka/88877/" target="_blank">Andreescu, Kenin lead 16-player team event set for June in Charleston</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Tennis Magazine</font>',24,0,100
sp_AddNewsStory 'Andreescu, Kenin lead 16-player team event set for June in Charleston - Tennis Magazine','https://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2020/05/credit-bank-invitational-16-player-team-event-charleston-andreescu-kenin-keys-azarenka/88877/','<a href="https://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2020/05/credit-bank-invitational-16-player-team-event-charleston-andreescu-kenin-keys-azarenka/88877/" target="_blank">Andreescu, Kenin lead 16-player team event set for June in Charleston</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Tennis Magazine</font>',24,0,105
sp_AddNewsStory 'Trungelliti slams tennis'' governing bodies for lack of player relief - Tennis Magazine','https://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2020/05/trungelliti-lack-communication-concern-lower-ranked-players/88720/','<a href="https://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2020/05/trungelliti-lack-communication-concern-lower-ranked-players/88720/" target="_blank">Trungelliti slams tennis'' governing bodies for lack of player relief</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Tennis Magazine</font>',24,0,100
sp_AddNewsStory 'Trungelliti slams tennis'' governing bodies for lack of player relief - Tennis Magazine','https://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2020/05/trungelliti-lack-communication-concern-lower-ranked-players/88720/','<a href="https://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2020/05/trungelliti-lack-communication-concern-lower-ranked-players/88720/" target="_blank">Trungelliti slams tennis'' governing bodies for lack of player relief</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Tennis Magazine</font>',24,0,105
sp_AddNewsStory 'Q@A with Head Men''s & Women''s Tennis Coach Oliver Reynolds - WashingtonCollegeSports.com','https://washingtoncollegesports.com/sports/mten/2019-20/releases/20200529mfndma','<a href="https://washingtoncollegesports.com/sports/mten/2019-20/releases/20200529mfndma" target="_blank">Q@A with Head Men''s & Women''s Tennis Coach Oliver Reynolds</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">WashingtonCollegeSports.com</font>',24,0,100
sp_AddNewsStory 'Q@A with Head Men''s & Women''s Tennis Coach Oliver Reynolds - WashingtonCollegeSports.com','https://washingtoncollegesports.com/sports/mten/2019-20/releases/20200529mfndma','<a href="https://washingtoncollegesports.com/sports/mten/2019-20/releases/20200529mfndma" target="_blank">Q@A with Head Men''s & Women''s Tennis Coach Oliver Reynolds</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">WashingtonCollegeSports.com</font>',24,0,105
sp_AddNewsStory 'Harriet Dart excited to be playing tennis again - Sky Sports','https://www.skysports.com/tennis/news/12110/11999060/harriet-dart-excited-to-be-playing-tennis-again','<a href="https://www.skysports.com/tennis/news/12110/11999060/harriet-dart-excited-to-be-playing-tennis-again" target="_blank">Harriet Dart excited to be playing tennis again</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Sky Sports</font>',24,0,100
sp_AddNewsStory 'Harriet Dart excited to be playing tennis again - Sky Sports','https://www.skysports.com/tennis/news/12110/11999060/harriet-dart-excited-to-be-playing-tennis-again','<a href="https://www.skysports.com/tennis/news/12110/11999060/harriet-dart-excited-to-be-playing-tennis-again" target="_blank">Harriet Dart excited to be playing tennis again</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Sky Sports</font>',24,0,105
sp_AddNewsStory 'Here''s How Rafael Nadal Plays Tennis Like A Chess Grandmaster - ATP Tour','https://www.atptour.com/en/news/nadal-rally-length-infosys-beyond-the-numbers-may-2020','<a href="https://www.atptour.com/en/news/nadal-rally-length-infosys-beyond-the-numbers-may-2020" target="_blank">Here''s How Rafael Nadal Plays Tennis Like A Chess Grandmaster</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">ATP Tour</font>',24,0,100
sp_AddNewsStory 'Here''s How Rafael Nadal Plays Tennis Like A Chess Grandmaster - ATP Tour','https://www.atptour.com/en/news/nadal-rally-length-infosys-beyond-the-numbers-may-2020','<a href="https://www.atptour.com/en/news/nadal-rally-length-infosys-beyond-the-numbers-may-2020" target="_blank">Here''s How Rafael Nadal Plays Tennis Like A Chess Grandmaster</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">ATP Tour</font>',24,0,105
sp_AddNewsStory 'Andy Murray''s UK tennis comeback confirmed as he teams up with brother Jamie - Express','https://www.express.co.uk/sport/tennis/1288604/Andy-Murray-UK-tennis-comeback-brother-Jamie-injury','<a href="https://www.express.co.uk/sport/tennis/1288604/Andy-Murray-UK-tennis-comeback-brother-Jamie-injury" target="_blank">Andy Murray''s UK tennis comeback confirmed as he teams up with brother Jamie</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Express</font>',24,0,100
sp_AddNewsStory 'Andy Murray''s UK tennis comeback confirmed as he teams up with brother Jamie - Express','https://www.express.co.uk/sport/tennis/1288604/Andy-Murray-UK-tennis-comeback-brother-Jamie-injury','<a href="https://www.express.co.uk/sport/tennis/1288604/Andy-Murray-UK-tennis-comeback-brother-Jamie-injury" target="_blank">Andy Murray''s UK tennis comeback confirmed as he teams up with brother Jamie</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Express</font>',24,0,105
sp_AddNewsStory 'Quiz: How well do you know Novak Djokovic? - Tennis Magazine','https://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2020/05/quiz-how-well-do-you-know-novak-djokovic/88854/','<a href="https://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2020/05/quiz-how-well-do-you-know-novak-djokovic/88854/" target="_blank">Quiz: How well do you know Novak Djokovic?</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Tennis Magazine</font>',24,0,100
sp_AddNewsStory 'Quiz: How well do you know Novak Djokovic? - Tennis Magazine','https://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2020/05/quiz-how-well-do-you-know-novak-djokovic/88854/','<a href="https://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2020/05/quiz-how-well-do-you-know-novak-djokovic/88854/" target="_blank">Quiz: How well do you know Novak Djokovic?</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Tennis Magazine</font>',24,0,105
sp_AddNewsStory 'The daily routine of a professional tennis player who wakes up at 7 a.m. and does 3 workouts a day in quarantine - CNBC','https://www.cnbc.com/2020/05/24/how-tennis-champion-bethanie-mattek-sands-spends-time-in-quarantine.html','<a href="https://www.cnbc.com/2020/05/24/how-tennis-champion-bethanie-mattek-sands-spends-time-in-quarantine.html" target="_blank">The daily routine of a professional tennis player who wakes up at 7 a.m. and does 3 workouts a day in quarantine</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">CNBC</font>',24,0,100
sp_AddNewsStory 'The daily routine of a professional tennis player who wakes up at 7 a.m. and does 3 workouts a day in quarantine - CNBC','https://www.cnbc.com/2020/05/24/how-tennis-champion-bethanie-mattek-sands-spends-time-in-quarantine.html','<a href="https://www.cnbc.com/2020/05/24/how-tennis-champion-bethanie-mattek-sands-spends-time-in-quarantine.html" target="_blank">The daily routine of a professional tennis player who wakes up at 7 a.m. and does 3 workouts a day in quarantine</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">CNBC</font>',24,0,105
sp_AddNewsStory 'Tennis players hitting aces in return to play - CHAT News Today','https://chatnewstoday.ca/2020/06/02/tennis-players-hitting-aces-in-return-to-play/','<a href="https://chatnewstoday.ca/2020/06/02/tennis-players-hitting-aces-in-return-to-play/" target="_blank">Tennis players hitting aces in return to play</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">CHAT News Today</font>',24,0,100
sp_AddNewsStory 'Tennis players hitting aces in return to play - CHAT News Today','https://chatnewstoday.ca/2020/06/02/tennis-players-hitting-aces-in-return-to-play/','<a href="https://chatnewstoday.ca/2020/06/02/tennis-players-hitting-aces-in-return-to-play/" target="_blank">Tennis players hitting aces in return to play</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">CHAT News Today</font>',24,0,105
sp_AddNewsStory 'WATCH FULL EPISODE—Tennis Channel Live, May 7: Australian Open 2020 - Tennis Magazine','https://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2020/05/watch-full-episodetennis-channel-live-may-7-australian-open-2020/88707/','<a href="https://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2020/05/watch-full-episodetennis-channel-live-may-7-australian-open-2020/88707/" target="_blank">WATCH FULL EPISODE—Tennis Channel Live, May 7: Australian Open 2020</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Tennis Magazine</font>',24,0,100
sp_AddNewsStory 'WATCH FULL EPISODE—Tennis Channel Live, May 7: Australian Open 2020 - Tennis Magazine','https://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2020/05/watch-full-episodetennis-channel-live-may-7-australian-open-2020/88707/','<a href="https://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2020/05/watch-full-episodetennis-channel-live-may-7-australian-open-2020/88707/" target="_blank">WATCH FULL EPISODE—Tennis Channel Live, May 7: Australian Open 2020</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Tennis Magazine</font>',24,0,105
sp_AddNewsStory 'SI Insider: A Rundown of the Upcoming Unsanctioned Events in Tennis - Sports Illustrated','https://www.si.com/tennis/video/2020/05/21/unsanctioned-events-professional-tennis','<a href="https://www.si.com/tennis/video/2020/05/21/unsanctioned-events-professional-tennis" target="_blank">SI Insider: A Rundown of the Upcoming Unsanctioned Events in Tennis</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Sports Illustrated</font>',24,0,100
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sp_AddNewsStory 'Berkeley reopens tennis and pickleball courts for singles play only - Berkeleyside','https://www.berkeleyside.com/2020/05/22/berkeley-reopens-tennis-and-pickleball-courts-for-singles-play-only','<a href="https://www.berkeleyside.com/2020/05/22/berkeley-reopens-tennis-and-pickleball-courts-for-singles-play-only" target="_blank">Berkeley reopens tennis and pickleball courts for singles play only</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Berkeleyside</font>',24,0,100
sp_AddNewsStory 'Berkeley reopens tennis and pickleball courts for singles play only - Berkeleyside','https://www.berkeleyside.com/2020/05/22/berkeley-reopens-tennis-and-pickleball-courts-for-singles-play-only','<a href="https://www.berkeleyside.com/2020/05/22/berkeley-reopens-tennis-and-pickleball-courts-for-singles-play-only" target="_blank">Berkeley reopens tennis and pickleball courts for singles play only</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Berkeleyside</font>',24,0,105
sp_AddNewsStory 'Swiss tennis clubs count costs of survival - CNNMoney Switzerland','https://www.cnnmoney.ch/news/swiss-tennis-clubs-count-costs-of-survival/','<a href="https://www.cnnmoney.ch/news/swiss-tennis-clubs-count-costs-of-survival/" target="_blank">Swiss tennis clubs count costs of survival</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">CNNMoney Switzerland</font>',24,0,100
sp_AddNewsStory 'Swiss tennis clubs count costs of survival - CNNMoney Switzerland','https://www.cnnmoney.ch/news/swiss-tennis-clubs-count-costs-of-survival/','<a href="https://www.cnnmoney.ch/news/swiss-tennis-clubs-count-costs-of-survival/" target="_blank">Swiss tennis clubs count costs of survival</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">CNNMoney Switzerland</font>',24,0,105
sp_AddNewsStory 'Tennis Canada Unveils Ambitious Policy To Support Tennis Players - Essentially Sports','https://www.essentiallysports.com/tennis-canada-unveils-ambitious-policy-to-support-tennis-players-wta-atp-tennis-news/','<a href="https://www.essentiallysports.com/tennis-canada-unveils-ambitious-policy-to-support-tennis-players-wta-atp-tennis-news/" target="_blank">Tennis Canada Unveils Ambitious Policy To Support Tennis Players</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Essentially Sports</font>',24,0,100
sp_AddNewsStory 'Tennis Canada Unveils Ambitious Policy To Support Tennis Players - Essentially Sports','https://www.essentiallysports.com/tennis-canada-unveils-ambitious-policy-to-support-tennis-players-wta-atp-tennis-news/','<a href="https://www.essentiallysports.com/tennis-canada-unveils-ambitious-policy-to-support-tennis-players-wta-atp-tennis-news/" target="_blank">Tennis Canada Unveils Ambitious Policy To Support Tennis Players</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Essentially Sports</font>',24,0,105
sp_AddNewsStory 'Nikoloz Basilashvili: Georgian tennis star charged with assaulting ex-wife - BBC News','https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-52795454','<a href="https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-52795454" target="_blank">Nikoloz Basilashvili: Georgian tennis star charged with assaulting ex-wife</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">BBC News</font>',24,0,100
sp_AddNewsStory 'Nikoloz Basilashvili: Georgian tennis star charged with assaulting ex-wife - BBC News','https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-52795454','<a href="https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-52795454" target="_blank">Nikoloz Basilashvili: Georgian tennis star charged with assaulting ex-wife</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">BBC News</font>',24,0,105
sp_AddNewsStory 'The new normal: A guide to playing tennis - Reuters','https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-howtoguide-tennis/the-new-normal-a-guide-to-playing-tennis-idUSKBN2321NT','<a href="https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-howtoguide-tennis/the-new-normal-a-guide-to-playing-tennis-idUSKBN2321NT" target="_blank">The new normal: A guide to playing tennis</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Reuters</font>',24,0,100
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sp_AddNewsStory 'REPORTS: Top-100 Tennis Players To Play Spanish Tour Tournaments in July - Essentially Sports','https://www.essentiallysports.com/tennis-news-atp-reports-top-100-tennis-players-to-play-spanish-tour-tournaments-in-july/','<a href="https://www.essentiallysports.com/tennis-news-atp-reports-top-100-tennis-players-to-play-spanish-tour-tournaments-in-july/" target="_blank">REPORTS: Top-100 Tennis Players To Play Spanish Tour Tournaments in July</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Essentially Sports</font>',24,0,100
sp_AddNewsStory 'REPORTS: Top-100 Tennis Players To Play Spanish Tour Tournaments in July - Essentially Sports','https://www.essentiallysports.com/tennis-news-atp-reports-top-100-tennis-players-to-play-spanish-tour-tournaments-in-july/','<a href="https://www.essentiallysports.com/tennis-news-atp-reports-top-100-tennis-players-to-play-spanish-tour-tournaments-in-july/" target="_blank">REPORTS: Top-100 Tennis Players To Play Spanish Tour Tournaments in July</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Essentially Sports</font>',24,0,105
sp_AddNewsStory 'TENNIS.com Podcast: Rajeev Ram on achieving his Grand Slam dreams - Tennis Magazine','https://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2020/05/rajeev-ram-pete-sampras-joe-salisbury-australian-open-us-open-olympics/88838/','<a href="https://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2020/05/rajeev-ram-pete-sampras-joe-salisbury-australian-open-us-open-olympics/88838/" target="_blank">TENNIS.com Podcast: Rajeev Ram on achieving his Grand Slam dreams</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Tennis Magazine</font>',24,0,100
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sp_AddNewsStory 'Nadal, Williams, and More: Every Tennis Player''s Reaction to Roger Federer''s Tennis Merger Idea - Sportscasting','https://www.sportscasting.com/nadal-williams-and-more-every-tennis-players-reaction-to-roger-federers-tennis-merger-idea/','<a href="https://www.sportscasting.com/nadal-williams-and-more-every-tennis-players-reaction-to-roger-federers-tennis-merger-idea/" target="_blank">Nadal, Williams, and More: Every Tennis Player''s Reaction to Roger Federer''s Tennis Merger Idea</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Sportscasting</font>',24,0,100
sp_AddNewsStory 'Nadal, Williams, and More: Every Tennis Player''s Reaction to Roger Federer''s Tennis Merger Idea - Sportscasting','https://www.sportscasting.com/nadal-williams-and-more-every-tennis-players-reaction-to-roger-federers-tennis-merger-idea/','<a href="https://www.sportscasting.com/nadal-williams-and-more-every-tennis-players-reaction-to-roger-federers-tennis-merger-idea/" target="_blank">Nadal, Williams, and More: Every Tennis Player''s Reaction to Roger Federer''s Tennis Merger Idea</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Sportscasting</font>',24,0,105
sp_AddNewsStory '“I Hope Not” – Hubert Hurkacz Opens Up On Tennis Behind Closed Doors - Essentially Sports','https://www.essentiallysports.com/i-hope-not-hubert-hurkacz-opens-up-on-tennis-behind-closed-doors-atp-tennis-news/','<a href="https://www.essentiallysports.com/i-hope-not-hubert-hurkacz-opens-up-on-tennis-behind-closed-doors-atp-tennis-news/" target="_blank">“I Hope Not” – Hubert Hurkacz Opens Up On Tennis Behind Closed Doors</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Essentially Sports</font>',24,0,100
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Rejecting for relevancy match:As Black Lives Matter protests spread across the country one week after a white police officer allegedly murdered a black man, George Floyd, it’s becoming clear that attacks by police on journalists are becoming a widespread pattern, not one-off incidents. While violence against press-credentialed reporters covering the protests may still be dwarfed by violence against...
Rejecting for relevancy match:A teenager held her phone steady enough to capture the final moments of George Perry Floyd’s life as he apparently suffocated under the weight of a Minneapolis police officer’s knee on his neck. The video went viral. What happened next has played out time and again in American cities after high-profile cases of alleged police...
Rejecting for relevancy match:When protesters reached the police precinct home to the officer who has been charged with murdering George Floyd, Unicorn Riot was there. The “decentralized” and “non-hierarchical” media organization has received attention for its on-the-ground interviews and streams — which have shown viewers the inside of the burning station, police violence, and more. Unicorn Riot is...
Rejecting for relevancy match:As protestors in Minneapolis denounced the murder of George Floyd, an African American man, by a white police officer who pressed his knee into Floyd’s neck for five minutes despite his protests that he couldn’t breathe, and as protests spread across the rest of the country over police killings of black people, and as a...sp_AddNewsStory 'The types of coronavirus coverage that people want to read are shifting over time','http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/NiemanJournalismLab/~3/j__PikhuIps/','As local U.S. newsrooms approach at least three months of covering the coronavirus pandemic and its impact from home, they’ve also had to adapt to their audiences’ needs and interests. A new report by the Center for Media Engagement at the University of Texas at Austin found that between March and April, local news outlets...',69,0,121,'5/28/2020 12:24:06 PM'
sp_AddNewsStory 'The Toronto Star’s owner once dreamed that it would be a nonprofit. Now it’s being sold to a private equity firm.','http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/NiemanJournalismLab/~3/UtEzKpSX7ZM/','There’s a major irony behind this week’s sale of the Canadian newspaper publisher Torstar. Fabled owner Joseph Atkinson left Torstar’s flagship newspaper, the Toronto Star, to his foundation upon his death in 1948. If that arrangement had gone ahead, the paper would have been an early example of the ownership model of the Tampa Bay...',69,0,121,'5/28/2020 10:13:16 AM'
sp_AddNewsStory 'Indiegraf aims to reimagine the newspaper chain for digital news outlets','http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/NiemanJournalismLab/~3/sgdEw5LA-gY/','What would a newspaper chain look like if it were reimagined for a group of digital, subscriber-funded publications? Indiegraf, a new network of independent local news outlets launching in Canada Wednesday, thinks it might have the answer. Founded by sisters Erin Millar and Caitlin Havlak of The Discourse, Indiegraf will provide publications with pooled resources...',69,0,121,'5/27/2020 8:00:42 AM'
sp_AddNewsStory 'The Information is launching a free “news summer school” on Zoom','http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/NiemanJournalismLab/~3/hvtc3RZKLDA/','In-person internships may be off for this summer but for those who want to brush up on their journalism skills anyway, The Information is offering a free “news summer school” in July. It will consist of eight hour-long sessions over four weeks — on Zoom, of course, and with virtual breakout groups. And, again, the price...',69,0,121,'5/27/2020 7:45:35 AM'
sp_AddNewsStory 'A window into one newsroom’s diversity opens, but an industry-wide door shuts (for now)','http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/NiemanJournalismLab/~3/0j5lCXuwySY/','The New York Times’ annual diversity report, released late last week, showed the staff becoming increasingly diverse across gender, race, and ethnicity, but with a large gap in representation at the leadership level left to close. At the end of 2019, women were 51 percent of the staff and held 49 percent of leadership positions....',69,0,121,'5/26/2020 12:17:23 PM'
sp_AddNewsStory 'When you leave a company, can you take your podcast with you? Here’s how one team did it','http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/NiemanJournalismLab/~3/-614LAoU8KA/','Welcome to Hot Pod, a newsletter about podcasts. This is issue 260, dated May 26, 2020. Pandemic watch. It’s Week 13, according to Stitcher’s pandemic timeline, or 12 weeks after the initial widespread implementation of stay-at-home measures in these United States. The word from the most recent Podtrac’s coronavirus update: the upwards slither continues, with...',69,0,121,'5/26/2020 8:47:40 AM'
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sp_AddNewsStory 'Grass Valley Launches The “GVX” Customer Council','https://tvnewscheck.com/article/249579/grass-valley-launches-the-gvx-customer-council/','Grass Valley today introduced GVX, a council of customers selected from the media industry’s “most influential technologists and business leaders.” It says this group of key leaders will “work closely with Grass Valley executives to move media technology innovation forward in a mutually beneficial fashion, providing the industry with solutions that are perfectly matched with […]

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sp_AddNewsStory 'Qligent Appoints Brick Eksten CEO','https://tvnewscheck.com/article/249556/qligent-appoints-brick-eksten-ceo/','Qligent, a provider of cloud-based media delivery quality assurance solutions, said today that media technology veteran Brick Eksten has joined the company as its new CEO. Eugene Shchemelev, Qligent’s founder, has been president and CEO since 2014, and will continue with the company as executive chairman of the board of directors. Eksten has a background leading companies that help media enterprises leverage disruptive technologies to increase efficiency, profitability and audience share. He joins Qligent from Imagine Communications, where he most recently […]

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sp_AddNewsStory 'Protests and the coronavirus dominate headlines. But what are people searching for?','https://www.poynter.org/reporting-editing/2020/protests-and-the-coronavirus-dominate-headlines-but-what-are-people-searching-for/','Covering COVID-19 is a daily Poynter briefing of story ideas about the coronavirus for journalists, written by senior faculty Al Tompkins. Sign up here to have it delivered to your inbox every weekday morning. A note from Al: For a couple of months now I have focused solely on the COVID-19 story and I am […] The post Protests and the coronavirus dominate headlines. But what are people searching for? appeared first on Poynter .',67,0,121,'6/3/2020 5:00:27 AM'
sp_AddNewsStory 'Student journalists were pepper-sprayed by police during an Ohio protest','https://www.poynter.org/educators-students/2020/lantern-student-newspaper-pepper-sprayed-protest-ohio/','The student journalists from Ohio State University’s Lantern are sure of this: They did everything right. They were standing on a sidewalk, while protestors were in the middle of a nearby intersection. The students showed their press badges. They repeatedly and clearly stated they were reporters, that they were with the media. But that didn’t […] The post Student journalists were pepper-sprayed by police during an Ohio protest appeared first on Poynter .',67,0,121,'6/2/2020 7:01:16 PM'
sp_AddNewsStory 'The New York Times was accused of siding with police because of ill-placed passive voice','https://www.poynter.org/ethics-trust/2020/new-york-times-tweet-passive-voice/','A tweet from The New York Times about protests over the weekend attracted criticism for, of all things, its use of the passive voice. The tweet links to this story that details arrests, harassment and attacks that targeted journalists covering the nationwide uprisings in response to the death of George Floyd during an arrest in […] The post The New York Times was accused of siding with police because of ill-placed passive voice appeared first on Poynter .',67,0,121,'6/2/2020 10:21:22 AM'
sp_AddNewsStory 'R.I.P. Civil — Lessons from a failed startup','https://www.poynter.org/business-work/2020/r-i-p-civil-lessons-from-a-failed-startup/','Civil, the high-profile, blockchain-backed attempt to nurture nascent digital news sites, is shutting down. Its website continued to post stories from 100+ member organizations as recently as this week, but founder and CEO Matthew Iles told me Tuesday he had concluded the venture was not sustainable. It’s “the end of Civil,” he said. Iles and […] The post R.I.P. Civil — Lessons from a failed startup appeared first on Poynter .',67,0,121,'6/2/2020 10:19:05 AM'
sp_AddNewsStory 'COVID-19 scams and the ‘unprecedented struggle to contain them','https://www.poynter.org/fact-checking/2020/covid-19-scams-and-the-unprecedented-struggle-to-contain-them/','PolitiFact and MediaWise are teaming up to debunk misinformation about the coronavirus crisis. To have Coronavirus Facts delivered to your inbox Monday-Friday, click here. Scott Zalkind was just trying to keep his one-man business safe. As the owner of Lucky Dog Hot Sauce in Hayward, California, Zalkind relies on farmers markets to make sales. So […] The post COVID-19 scams and the ‘unprecedented struggle to contain them appeared first on Poynter .',67,0,121,'6/2/2020 10:00:44 AM'
sp_AddNewsStory 'She gave birth alone in the hospital. Six days later, she was back to work as a newsroom CEO facing the pandemic.','https://www.poynter.org/business-work/2020/she-gave-birth-alone-in-the-hospital-six-days-later-she-was-back-to-work-as-a-newsroom-ceo-facing-the-pandemic/','Below is a Q&A with Cristi Hegranes, founder, publisher and CEO of Global Press. It has been edited for length and clarity and first appeared in Poynter’s Cohort newsletter. Subscribe to The Cohort to join a community of women in media moving the conversation about workplaces forward.    Mel Grau: For someone who is not […] The post She gave birth alone in the hospital. Six days later, she was back to work as a newsroom CEO facing the pandemic. appeared first on Poynter .',67,0,121,'6/2/2020 9:30:20 AM'
sp_AddNewsStory 'Groups Condemn Detainment of Journalists in Atlanta Protests','https://www.editorandpublisher.com/news/groups-condemn-detainment-of-journalists-in-atlanta-protests/','Journalism organizations are condemning authorities’ detainment of two journalists who were covering protests in Atlanta. The Georgia chapter of the',66,0,121,'6/2/2020 4:40:39 PM'
sp_AddNewsStory 'Peru: At Least 20 Journalists Died from Covid-19 as They Covered Pandemic','https://www.editorandpublisher.com/news/peru-at-least-20-journalists-died-from-covid-19-as-they-covered-pandemic/','At least 20 journalists have died from Covid-19 in Peru as reporters, photographers and camera operators raced to cover the',66,0,121,'6/2/2020 4:38:48 PM'
sp_AddNewsStory 'Gutted Newsrooms Juggle Pandemic and Protests','https://www.editorandpublisher.com/news/gutted-newsrooms-juggle-pandemic-and-protests/','Local news publications have been hard hit by financial pressure stemming from the pandemic, with many operating newsrooms gutted by',66,0,121,'6/2/2020 4:33:34 PM'
sp_AddNewsStory 'Editor in Chief Audrey Cooper to Leave San Francisco Chronicle','https://www.editorandpublisher.com/people/editor-in-chief-audrey-cooper-to-leave-san-francisco-chronicle/','Audrey Cooper, The Chronicle’s editor in chief, told her staff Monday she would leave the newspaper later this month for',66,0,121,'6/2/2020 2:37:29 PM'
sp_AddNewsStory 'Pulitzer Prize Winner Named Editor in Sharon, New Castle','https://www.editorandpublisher.com/people/pulitzer-prize-winner-named-editor-in-sharon-new-castle/','Jeffrey Gerritt, recipient of the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for editorial writing, has been appointed editor of the Sharon Herald and',66,0,121,'6/2/2020 2:35:11 PM'
sp_AddNewsStory 'The New York Times was Accused of Siding with Police Because of Ill-Placed Passive Voice','https://www.editorandpublisher.com/news/the-new-york-times-was-accused-of-siding-with-police-because-of-ill-placed-passive-voice/','A tweet from The New York Times about protests over the weekend attracted criticism for, of all things, its use',66,0,121,'6/2/2020 2:00:55 PM'
sp_AddNewsStory 'Year of Fear, Chapter 17: At the edge of a pandemic, its direction unknown','https://www.cjr.org/special_report/year-of-fear-pandemic-virginia.php/','Welcome back to the Year of Fear. Each week until Election Day, CJR and the Delacorte Review will bring you another chapter from one of our four towns. Click here to subscribe to our weekly newsletter. On March 13, the same day President Trump announced a national emergency over the COVID-19 pandemic, I was released from Mary Washington […]',65,0,121,'6/2/2020 11:11:41 AM'
sp_AddNewsStory 'Journalists, attacked by police and rioters alike, must build local bridges','https://www.cjr.org/opinion/reporters-press-freedom-police-protests.php','In six days and nights of protests across America in response to the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody, journalists have been assaulted, harassed, pepper sprayed, shot with rubber bullets, and arrested on live TV. The volume of incidents and their increasing severity have led some to suggest that President Trump’s anti-media rhetoric […]',65,0,121,'6/2/2020 10:17:02 AM'
sp_AddNewsStory 'Trump, Facebook, and the weaponization of free speech','https://www.cjr.org/the_media_today/trump_shooting_looting_facebook_zuckerberg.php','Yesterday —as protests sparked by the killing of George Floyd, a Black man in Minneapolis, continued across the US—things that President Trump said caused trouble again, and drove the news again. First, Trump laid into governors on a conference call that quickly leaked to the press ; he called most of them “weak,” and advised that if they didn’t “dominate” demonstrators in their states, the governors would “look like a bunch of jerks.” Later, Trump addressed the nation from the White House Rose Garden, and threatened to deploy the military to the states should unrest persist. While he was speaking, police used tear gas and flashbangs to violently clear a peaceful gathering outside the White House; one officer was caught on camera bashing a news camera with his shield. The police, it turned out, were clearing a path so that Trump could walk to a vandalized church for a photo op that was, itself, excruciating. (“That wasn’t even good reality television,” CNN’s Jim Acosta said.) Trump stood outside the church, awkwardly holding a Bible aloft in his right hand. When a reporter asked Trump if the Bible was his , he replied, “It’s a Bible.” Asked what he was thinking, Trump said, “Don’t ask.” For now, we’ll have to wait and see whether Trump’s words about deploying the military to the states come to anything. (Last night, reporters and pundits were parsing the Insurrection Act of 1807 and the Posse Comitatus Act of 1878. It felt like a post-apocalyptic spinoff of The West Wing .) But Trump’s threat alone—and the treatment of protesters outside the White House last night—was shocking. On the surface, at least, it was also grimly ironic, given this president’s recent hypersensitivity about perceived impediments to his own “FREE SPEECH.” Last week, Twitter placed ( very light-touch ) fact checks on a pair of Trump tweets about mail-in voting; Trump, in response, threatened to shut Twitter down, and signed an executive order aimed at undercutting social-media platforms’ (Congressionally legislated) protections from liability for users’ posts. “We’re here today to defend free speech from one of the greatest dangers it has faced in American history,” Trump said, signing the order. (He wasn’t talking about himself.) Legally, the order appears to be unenforceable . Instead, it looks like a case of inflaming his base and working the refs: Don’t touch my speech, or I’ll make your life much harder . Related: The police abuse the press. Again. The most important of the refs, arguably, is basically leaving Trump alone. Last Thursday, Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Facebook, went on Fox News and disagreed with Twitter’s fact-checking decision ; the platforms, he said, should not be “arbiters of truth” online. Then, early on Friday, Trump raised the stakes. As protests intensified in Minneapolis and elsewhere, the president posted an identical message—“when the looting starts, the shooting starts”—on both Twitter and Facebook. Twitter quickly concluded that Trump had breached its rules on glorifying violence, and, in an unprecedented step, hid his tweet behind a warning message. Facebook left the post up. Later on Friday, Zuckerberg suggested that Facebook would remove a hypothetical incitement to violence from Trump , but had decided to leave the looting/shooting message up, because “we think people need to know if the government is planning to deploy force.” Zuckerberg’s decision drew predictable external criticism, but it also roiled the waters inside the company. High-level Facebook staffers took the rare step of speaking out publicly (via Twitter, ironically). Yesterday, hundreds of employees staged an unprecedented virtual “walkout,” in protest of Zuckerberg’s decision, and in support of the Floyd demonstrations. The New York Times called the walkout the “most serious challenge” yet to Zuckerberg’s leadership. Facebook insisted that it welcomed its employees speaking out. (Ryan Mac, a tech reporter at BuzzFeed , noted that the company appeared to be “co-opting” internal dissent to “take back the narrative.”) Later in the day, Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook’s COO, held a call with civil-rights leaders. Afterward, three of them blasted Zuckerberg , alleging that he “did not demonstrate understanding of historic or modern-day voter suppression,” and calling his decision on Trump’s post “incomprehensible.” Writing for The Verge yesterday, Casey Newton made the case that Facebook’s management ran into trouble over Trump’s post because it’s “treating a moral issue as if it’s a legal one.” I’d add that the episode speaks to a central flaw in the philosophy that social-media platforms shouldn’t regulate political speech, and that “open discussion” is always (or almost always) best . Zuckerberg’s laissez-faire approach is attractive, on its face, but, as with any laissez-faire system, it overlooks the problems with the system itself. Facebook, like any network, does not, at base, treat all speech equally—some users and types of content have much greater reach than others, in ways that both aren’t and definitely are Facebook’s fault. (Kevin Roose, a tech writer at the Times , pointed out yesterday , for example, that the protest stories with the most engagement on Facebook skew decidedly to the right.) Algorithms are expressions of values, however much some product people might pretend that they are not. When it comes to Trump’s looting/shooting post, specifically, it would be wrong to conceive of Zuckerberg’s approach as hands-off. Arguably, leaving a violent post up is as much a decision as taking it down or appending warnings to it. Also, Zuckerberg acknowledged publicly that there are lines Trump could conceivably cross, and expressed his personal disapproval of the post. According to Axios , Zuckerberg reiterated that disapproval to Trump in a private phone call on Friday, and told the president that he’s putting Facebook in a difficult position. (A Facebook spokesperson confirmed Axios ’s reporting to CJR.) Zuckerberg reportedly didn’t make any requests of Trump; still, it’s hard to square having a direct line to lobby the most powerful man in the world with the insistence that Facebook’s job is to leave political speech to the politicians. The point here is that free speech necessarily involves tradeoffs. It involves the concept of power, too. Trump’s looting/shooting posts posed a very real threat to the constitutionally-protected speech rights of millions of Americans; whether regulating them violates Trump’s speech rights is, by comparison, an exceedingly minor concern. And that’s before we even get started on the president violently dispersing protesters so he could do a photo op. The regulation of political speech is a minefield, but it isn’t the only distortion we should worry about; the architecture of the platforms is distorting in and of itself. At this moment, in particular, we need a nuanced conception of free speech that grapples with all this. Instead, the public figures at the heart of the speech question—from platform leaders to politicians—talk in terms that range from the sophomoric to the dangerously disingenuous. Below, more on Trump, social media, and free speech: The Headline, 2.0: The front page of today’s print edition of the Times leads off with the words, “As chaos spreads, Trump vows to ‘end it now.’” The headline was quickly savaged online. “I find a lot of the Times bashing petty and jealous,” BuzzFeed ’s Joe Bernstein tweeted , representatively, “but this could be a Breitbart headline.” (The top headline on the paper’s website—“Protesters are dispersed with tear gas so Trump can pose at a church”—was much better.) The print headline recalls a similar controversy last year , when the Times ran the headline “Trump urges unity v. racism” after a gunman murdered 22 Hispanic shoppers at a Texas Walmart; afterward, Dean Baquet, the paper’s executive editor, admitted to Gabriel Snyder , CJR’s public editor for the Times , that the paper messed up. Writing yesterday (prior to the fresh headline kerfuffle), Snyder offered the Times some advice : “Perhaps it’s time,” he wrote, “that the Times stopped focusing on all the news, and took a stand once more on what is fit to print.” It’s not just big cities: BuzzFeed ’s Anne Helen Peterson noted yesterday that small cities and towns are seeing protests, too, and compiled a Twitter thread in a bid to grant them “more visibility.” Among other places, Peterson’s thread includes images and coverage from Pendleton, Oregon ; Idaho Falls, Idaho ; and Belfast, Maine . Reading the room: The protests have been marked by rampant confusion and misinformation about who, exactly, is doing what on the ground. For CJR and the Tow Center for Digital Journalism, Ishaan Jhaveri and George Civeris introduce VizPol —an app, developed by researchers at Tow and Columbia’s journalism and engineering schools, that helps identify symbols spotted at demonstrations. The app aims to give reporters a better idea of the groups, including extremist organizations, that are present. The protests and COVID-19: The risk of COVID-19 transmission has taken something of a back seat in coverage of the protests. Experts told Robinson Meyer, of The Atlantic , that the protests are almost certainly spreading the virus —but some of the experts he spoke with support the protests regardless. Maimuna Majumder, of Harvard, told Meyer, “Structural racism has been a public-health crisis for much longer than the pandemic has.” The new Gaetz-keepers: After hiding Trump’s looting/shooting tweet behind a warning message last week, Twitter has taken similar action against Matt Gaetz, a Republican Congressman from Florida and loyal booster of the president. Gaetz tweeted yesterday that the government should “hunt down” Antifa “like we do those in the Middle East”; hours later, Twitter determined that the tweet glorified violence, and restricted it. (It had already been retweeted more than 12,000 times, however.) The Verge has more . Get over to Galley: This week, CJR’s Mathew Ingram is interviewing journalists and legal experts about Trump’s war on social-media platforms. The interviews are taking place on Galley, CJR’s discussion platform; you can find them here . Yesterday, Ingram spoke with Parker Molloy , of Media Matters for America, and Eric Goldman , a law professor at Santa Clara University. The “diffusion of blame, with the option of claiming credit for success, is a hallmark of the Trump administration and his companies,” Goldman said. “It’s the Huckleberry Finn approach to management.” Other notable stories: For CJR, Luke Ottenhof explores the depletion of the labor beat , and its consequences at a time of overlapping crises in the workplace. “Several labor journalists expressed their concerns to CJR that the current lack of labor reporters—and a corresponding deficit of watchdog coverage—poses an exceptional threat to workers’ rights,” Ottenhof reports. “Paired with a halted legal system and lax accountability standards, this deficit means that new injustices might go unnoticed, while previous ones could reappear.” In newsroom-labor news, staffers at the Phoenix New Times , an alt-weekly in Arizona, have voted to establish a union with the NewsGuild-CWA . Organizers announced their intention to unionize in January, but management opposed the effort, necessitating an election overseen by the National Labor Relations Board . The Voice Media Guild, which represents New Times staff, says the NLRB process was delayed due to the pandemic. Staffers who worked on Trump’s 2016 election campaign are suing the president in New York state court, claiming that nondisclosure agreements the campaign made them sign are overly broad and not legally enforceable. The staffers say the NDAs—which prevent them from ever disparaging Trump or his family—violate contract law, New York’s state constitution, and the First Amendment. The Wall Street Journal ’s Byron Tau has more . In recent weeks, Chinese and Indian soldiers have clashed repeatedly along the border that the two countries share in the Himalayas . According to the South China Morning Post , soldiers from both countries have moved the conflict to social media—posting photos and videos that purport to show their respective sides winning minor skirmishes. Police in Hong Kong have banned a candlelight vigil marking the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre , which is on Thursday—the first time in three decades that such a memorial will not be held. Police cited health concerns linked to COVID-19, but the decision comes days after China advanced plans to crush dissent in Hong Kong. And news tickers are back on MSNBC. According to Variety ’s Brian Steinberg , the network scrapped tickers—which scroll news along the bottom of the screen—two years ago out of concern that they’re distracting, but recently reinstated them to “help viewers as they navigate through several critical news events happening simultaneously.” ICYMI: New York Times public editor: Enough of ‘all the news.’ Time for what’s fit to print.',65,0,121,'6/2/2020 7:08:10 AM'
sp_AddNewsStory 'The Tow Center COVID-19 Newsletter: Political Symbols at Demonstrations','https://www.cjr.org/tow_center/the-tow-center-covid-19-newsletter-extremists-at-demonstrations.php','In recent weeks, the United States has seen two distinct waves of protests. In April and early May, so-called “Reopen America” protests expressed opposition to  COVID-19 lockdown measures in many states. Currently, demonstrators across the country are protesting against anti-black police brutality, in response to the killing of George Floyd by white police officer Derek […]',65,0,121,'6/2/2020 6:00:49 AM'
sp_AddNewsStory 'New York Times public editor: Enough of ‘all the news.’ Time for what’s fit to print.','https://www.cjr.org/public_editor/nytimes-fit-to-print.php','The first time anyone saw the New York Times’ famous motto, “All the News That’s Fit to Print,” wasn’t in the pages of the Times, but in a declaration of war.  In October 1896, a few weeks after Adolph S. Ochs had taken ownership of the “quality” paper that had fallen on hard times, he […]',65,0,121,'6/1/2020 10:57:14 AM'
sp_AddNewsStory 'The police abuse the press. Again.','https://www.cjr.org/the_media_today/the-police-abuses-the-press-again.php','On Friday night —as mass protests sparked by the deaths of George Floyd, in Minneapolis, and Black Americans in Kentucky, Georgia, and elsewhere convulsed America—anchors with wave 3 News, the NBC affiliate in Louisville, Kentucky, were conversing on air with Kaitlin Rust, a reporter who was out covering protests in the city, when Rust cried out twice . “I’m getting shot,” she shouted. Police, Rust said, were firing pepper balls at her. wave ’s camera zoomed in on one officer, who cocked his gun and fired multiple rounds back at the camera.  It was a stomach-churning scene, but not an incongruous one; as the weekend progressed and the protests continued, police officers abused journalists in cities across America. Some— like Omar Jimenez, the CNN reporter who was cuffed live on air Friday morning —were arrested for doing their jobs; others, like Rust, became targets for police weapons, sometimes clearly deliberately. In Minneapolis alone, at least a dozen reporters faced some form of violence. On Friday, Linda Tirado, a freelance photographer, lost her left eye after she was struck by what she believes was a rubber bullet fired by police . On Saturday, MSNBC’s Ali Velshi , two video journalists with Reuters , a CBS News crew , and Tom Aviles, a photojournalist with local station WCCO , all likewise reported being struck with rubber bullets; police also forced Aviles to the floor and arrested him. Officers teargassed a group of journalists including Molly Hennessy-Fiske and Carolyn Cole , of the LA Times ; pepper-sprayed and arrested the writer Simon Moya-Smith ; and shot out the car window of Ryan Faircloth , a reporter with the Minneapolis Star Tribune , while he was driving, propelling shards of glass into Faircloth’s face and arm. Michael Anthony Adams, of Vice , filmed on his phone as police raided a gas station where he was taking shelter. Adams can be heard yelling “PRESS” at an officer advancing toward him with a gun; the officer can be heard replying, “I don’t care, get down.” A second officer then pepper-sprayed Adams in the face. ICYMI: The many coronavirus conspiracy theories It wasn’t just Minneapolis. In New York, police arrested Christopher Mathias , of HuffPost , and Keith Boykin , a commentator on CNN who was documenting proceedings with his phone. In Las Vegas, police arrested photojournalists Bridget Bennett and Ellen Schmidt , who were on assignment, respectively, for Agence France-Presse and the Las Vegas Review-Journal . In Detroit, police pepper-sprayed journalists with the  Free Press  and slapped away a phone that one of its reporters was using to record. In Los Angeles, Cerise Castle, of the radio station KCRW, was hit with a rubber bullet , and another journalist, Lexis-Olivier Ray, said an officer hit him in the stomach . Yesterday, police in Des Moines, Iowa, pepper-sprayed, then arrested, Andrea Sahouri, of the Register . According to the paper’s account , Sahouri could be seen on local TV, “wailing in pain,” her hands zip-tied behind her back. It wasn’t just the police— in cities across the country , including Denver, Pittsburgh, Phoenix, and Seattle, reporters were attacked by protesters, too. In Washington, DC, demonstrators attacked a team from Fox News  and struck Leland Vittert, a Fox correspondent, with his microphone. In Atlanta, protesters vandalized CNN’s headquarters ; the building also houses a police precinct , but according to CNN , anti-media chants could be heard. Unsurprisingly, media critics blamed President Trump’s rhetoric for the wave of anti-media violence. Also unsurprisingly, Trump poured gasoline on the fire, tweeting Saturday that “Fake News is the Enemy of the People.” Trump’s rhetoric clearly doesn’t help. But there are much deeper issues at stake here—especially when it comes to police violence against reporters. Law enforcement have long targeted journalists covering protests. In 2014, for instance, at least eleven reporters were arrested while covering unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, while others faced threats and attacks ; oftentimes, as The Intercept founder Jeremy Scahill noted yesterday , reporters at protests are “unfamous journalists from non-corporate outlets,” so their mistreatment goes unremarked upon. Too often, so does the routine abuse of protesters in America. Many of the journalists targeted this weekend reported that police attacked them even though they were prominently waving their press badges; that’s monstrous, but really, the badges are irrelevant. Wesley Lowery, who was himself arrested while covering Ferguson for the Washington Post , tweeted yesterday that the “ ‘escalating war on the freedom of the press!’ narrative” misses crucial context. “Journalists are not a specially protected class of First Amendment users,” he wrote . “It is no *more* outrageous for a reporter to be targeted with tear gas or rubber bullets or arrest than it is for a citizen peacefully assembling & chanting (no matter how angry) to be met with that same force.” In other words, journalists are people first. The context of these protests—and the racist violence that occasioned them—means that covering them is, inevitably, much more dangerous for journalists of color than it is for their white colleagues. On Friday, CNN’s Josh Campbell, who is white, reported that police in Minneapolis allowed him to stay put at the same time that they were arresting his colleague Jimenez, who is Black; on Saturday, police in Detroit interrogated a Black reporter from the Free Press while leaving his white colleagues alone. As several journalists of color attested over the weekend, having to cover repeat instances of police brutality is emotionally traumatizing, too. “In journalism school they teach you the importance of removing yourself from the story,” L.Z. Granderson wrote in the LA Times on Saturday . “But there aren’t any courses on managing your mental health when you are repeatedly reflected in gut-wrenching stories.” Amanda Barrett, of the AP, wrote of her anger , as an African-American journalist, at having to “explain, again and again, how dehumanizing this all is.” Despite what our colleagues of color have been saying for years, the clear history of police abusing protesters and the press, and the shocking videos involving Jimenez, Rust, and others, too many outlets continue to cover the police credulously . This weekend, that manifested in ways large and small. Official narratives about the protests—around “outside agitators,” for instance—percolated through coverage, even though many of them were misleading , or at least lacking in nuance. (To cite one especially egregious example, the Minnesota State Patrol claimed that Jimenez and his colleagues were released “once they were confirmed to be members of the media,” despite the journalists’ repeatedly having identified themselves as such during their live-on-TV arrests.) More broadly, the routine police violence often felt off-center in the weekend’s grand narratives . A New York Times tweet referring passively to police abuse, but actively to violence committed by protesters, was perhaps an accident, but was held up as telling regardless . Some outlets were forthright—online, Slate won plaudits for its headline “Police Erupt in Violence Nationwide”—but such framing was far from ubiquitous. The protest wave we’re seeing is complex and multifaceted , and thus very hard to cover. Any full account, though, must centrally note the misconduct of police officers—both in the killings of Floyd and other Black Americans, and in the demonstrations that have followed—because police officers are the actors that the state has authorized to commit violence. That demands sharp scrutiny, not fuzziness or credulity. It’s hard to imagine a better reminder of our role here than the particularly widespread abuse of journalists that we witnessed this weekend—whether that was a product of the geographical scale of the protests, Trump-inspired brazenness, the fact some of the abuses were captured on camera, or something else entirely. The video of the Louisville police officer taking aim at a news camera tells a thousand words. Below, more on the police, the protests, and the press: “Officials say…”: For CJR’s Fall 2019 print magazine on disinformation, Alexandria Neason explored how police departments plant false narratives in the press . “In cases of police brutality, law enforcement still has the upper hand: American culture, including the press, gives cops the benefit of the doubt,” Neason wrote. On Friday, Kyle Pope, CJR’s editor and publisher, discussed the current protests with Neason and Danielle Belton , editor in chief of The Root , on our podcast, The Kicker . A satirical eye: For the Post , Karen Attiah imagines how Western media would cover the Minneapolis protests if they were happening in any other country. “In recent years, the international community has sounded the alarm on the deteriorating political and human rights situation in the United States under the regime of Donald Trump,” Attiah writes, satirically. “Now, as the country marks 100,000 deaths from the coronavirus pandemic, the former British colony finds itself in a downward spiral of ethnic violence.” On Jimenez and CNN: Doreen St. Félix, a TV writer at The New Yorker , reflects on the on-air arrest of Jimenez and his colleagues . “CNN made its employee’s ordeal a story,” she writes. “The network has spoken out on behalf of its reporter, and in defense of journalism, but we would be remiss not to interrogate how it has wrung the injustice that Jimenez experienced for high-drama TV.… CNN makes a spectacle of its own act of watching, which is not the same as neutral investigation.” An unprecedented year? In light of the protests, many observers have compared this year to 1968, but that’s not quite right. On Friday, Peter Baker, of the Times , noted on PBS that 2020 has already also been compared to 1998 (impeachment), 1918 (a pandemic year), and 1929 (the Great Depression). Taken altogether, Baker said, 2020 looks increasingly like “a great national trauma.” Other notable stories:  On Saturday, cable news took a break from covering the protests to air the successful SpaceX rocket launch out of Florida— the first time a private company has put astronauts into orbit . (The astronauts docked at the International Space Station yesterday.) “This jarring segue of TV news from racial unrest to a rocket launch just makes it so stark how little has changed in 60 or so years,” Eli Stokols, of the LA Times , noted on Twitter . “We’re still a country more capable of sending humans to space than achieving our foundational ideals.” In other huge-stories-competing-for-airtime news , Trump announced on Friday that he’s pulling the US out of the World Health Organization. In coronavirus media news, the Charleston Post and Courier , in South Carolina, is forcing its staff to report to the office from today, ignoring many employees’ concerns about the virus. The Daily Beast ’s Maxwell Tani has more . Ben Collins and Brandy Zadrozny report, for NBC News, that troll farms in the Philippines and North Macedonia have been pushing covid disinformation on Facebook . And experts told Motherboard’s Karl Bode that local TV stations broke the law when they broadcast a PR package lauding Amazon’s workplace safety practices as if it were news. (Timothy Burke has the video .) Ben Smith, media columnist at the Times , asked cable news executives and talent how they’re handling a period of “record ratings and record chaos.” Among other nuggets, Smith reports that Fox News has built a secret unit to counter and discredit critics, that NBCUniversal is considering filling CNBC’s prime-time hours with right-wing talk shows, and that Jeff Zucker, the president of CNN, isn’t ruling out a bid for mayor of New York. Microsoft is instituting layoffs at its news division —part of a pivot toward news curation by artificial intelligence. The company is cutting around fifty staffers in the US, and around twenty-seven in the UK; it said that the layoffs aren’t related to the crisis caused by covid-19 . Microsoft already uses AI to scan and filter news content, and to match it to photos. Helen Pidd, of The Guardian , has the extraordinary story of Amy Fenton , a local news reporter who was forced to flee Barrow-in-Furness, a town in the UK, after her routine coverage of a court case involving sexual abuse led her to receive dozens of threats. Some locals accused Fenton of belonging to a child-grooming gang that does not exist.  And Forbes stripped Kylie Jenner of her billionaire status . Chase Peterson-Withorn and Madeline Berg report that the Jenner family has gone to great lengths to convince the media that it’s worth more than it actually is, “including inviting Forbes into their mansions and CPA’s offices, and even creating tax returns that were likely forged.” ICYMI: Through the Obamagate',65,0,121,'6/1/2020 7:14:31 AM'

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