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Wimbledon to give out £10m prize money for 2020 Championships

Australian Dylan Alcott won the Wimbledon quad wheelchair title last year



Wimbledon will distribute £10m of prize money to the 620 players who would have taken part in the 2020 Championships.

The Grand Slam event was cancelled for the first time since 1945 because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Tennis match-fixing: Egyptian Youssef Hossam banned for match-fixing

Hossam reached a career-high singles ranking of 291 in December 2017



Youssef Hossam has been banned for life by the Tennis Integrity Unit after being found guilty of multiple match-fixing and other corruption offences.

The TIU found that the Egyptian, 21, had committed 21 breaches of anti-corruption rules between 2015 and 2019.

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Coronavirus: ATP & WTA Tours face shutdown until May, Fed Cup Finals postponed

As well as the finals in Budapest, Great Britain's Fed Cup play-off tie with Mexico next month has also been postponed

 

The ATP and WTA Tours are on the verge of being shut down until May following pressure from players.

Assuming the decision is rubber-stamped, then no tennis will be played on either of the main tours before the Madrid Open, which is due to begin on 3 May.

Read more: Coronavirus: ATP & WTA Tours face shutdown until May, Fed Cup Finals postponed

Coronavirus spread: Indian Wells cancelled because of concerns

Canadian teenager Bianca Andreescu won last year's WTA title at Indian Wells

 

The Indian Wells tournament has been cancelled because of concerns about the spread of coronavirus.

The tournament, a combined ATP and WTA event which is one of the biggest and most prestigious outside of the Grand Slams, was due to start this week.

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Australian Open: Novak Djokovic beats Dominic Thiem to win 17th Grand Slam

Victory means Novak Djokovic will reclaim the world number one spot from Rafael Nadal on Monday

 

Novak Djokovic defended his Australian Open crown and won a 17th Grand Slam after digging deep into his physical and mental reserves to beat Dominic Thiem in a gripping five-set final.

The Serbian second seed won 6-4 4-6 2-6 6-3 6-4 for a record-extending eighth title at Melbourne Park.

Read more: Australian Open: Novak Djokovic beats Dominic Thiem to win 17th Grand Slam


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