ATP and WTA Tours Suspend Events Through July 31
Read at Tennis.com
On Friday, the ATP and WTA tours announced that additional tournaments would be not be played this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.
July tournaments in Hamburg, Bastad, Newport, Los Cabos, Gstaad, Umag, Atlanta and Kitzbühel are cancelled on the ATP tour; tournaments in Bastad, Lausanne, Bucharest and Jurmala are cancelled on the WTA tour. The WTA's Palermo Ladies Open, scheduled to begin on July 20, has not suspended at this time, along with the 125K tournament in Karlsruhe.
“Due to continued uncertainties surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, we regret to announce our decision to extend the suspension of the Tour,” said Andrea Gaudenzi, ATP Chairman. “Just like tennis fans, players and tournament hosts all over the world, we share in the disappointment the Tour continues to be affected in this way. We continue to assess all of our options in an effort to resume the Tour as soon as it is safe to do so, including the feasibility of rescheduling events later in the season. As ever, the health and well-being of the tennis community and wider public remains our top priority in every decision we make.”
A further update on the ATP calendar is expected in mid-June, according to the tour. The USTA has said that it will likely have a decision on the fate of the US Open at the same time.
It's Friday and we are getting a little funky. Ever thought that your service motion was a little odd? Well check out these pros who have made their way to the top with some weird serves themselves!
As you're getting back into the swing of things, remember not to hold the racquet too tight! Learn by low grip pressure will help every part of your swing.
Happy Friday to you! Williams Alejo is a mixologist from Santa Ana Country Club in Costa Rica. He guides us through a step-by-step process on how to mix a fantastic Negroni cocktail! Enjoy!
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What better way to kick off the weekend than with this lower body burner from Paige?! Paige will help you target the lower body from all angles with this strength and cardio-infused burner. Grab your heaviest set of dumbbells for this routine, along with a mat!
This workout follows a 40/20/20 split - 40 seconds of strength work, 20 seconds of cardio, and 20 seconds of rest before starting the next round. You will complete 6 rounds of each strength superset. Before progressing to the next superset, rest for 2 minutes then complete the cardio burst as shown below!
Workout - complete 6 rounds of each before progressing to the next superset
Cardio Burst - complete in between each of the above 5 supersets
For U.S. Open Tennis, Florida and California May Be Escape Hatches
By: Matthew Futterman
Read at The New York Times
After weeks of clinging to its hopes of holding the United States Open at its traditional New York home in front of fans, the United States Tennis Association has begun to seriously explore a series of alternative plans for the signature event that accounts for more than 80 percent of its revenue.
Other options for the U.S. Open this year, though perhaps not in late summer, could be Orlando, Fla., at the organization’s 100-court training facility, or near Palm Springs, Calif., at the site of the BNP Paribas Open in Southern California, commonly known as Indian Wells.