IMAGE: Spectators take shelter under an umbrella during heavy rain falls on Central court at Roland Garros. Photograph: Jacky Naegelen/Reuters If there is a new member of the Grand Slam champions' club this weekend, nobody should be surprised -- the conditions at this year's sodden, chilly French Open suit the underdog. Mats Wilander, a winner of seven Grand Slam crowns, says the heavy balls and slow conditions at Roland Garros favour up-and-coming tyros over the established guard. "To get ... Rediff.com, 4 weeks ago
Tennis Australia are to beef up their integrity unit to fight corruption in the sport after their showcase tournament was blighted earlier this year by allegations of global inaction to combat it. The Australian Open, the year's first grand slam tournament, was rocked on its opening day by reports the sport's global watchdog, the Tennis Integrity Unit, had done little to combat or properly investigate wide-spread match-fixing. Tennis officials, who rejected the reports, later announced they ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
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