Racquet firm Head to extend deal with Sharapova despite the positive doping test report

Racquet manufacturer Head plans to extend its contract with Maria Sharapova, despite her positive test for banned drug meldonium.She has already lost the backing of Nike and Tag Heuer, while Porsche has suspended its relationship with her. Sharapova will be suspended from 12 March and could face a four-year ban after she tested positive at the Australian Open in January. Head described Sharapova as “a role model … Continue reading Racquet firm Head to extend deal with Sharapova despite the positive doping test report

Jatuporn Nalamphun banned guilty of offences under the Tennis Anti-Corruption Program

Unranked Thai player Jatuporn Nalamphun has been banned for 18 months and fined after being found guilty of offences under the Tennis Anti-Corruption Program, according to the London-based Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU). Nalamphun, 22, admitted to three offences of betting on tennis matches between July and November 2014 and was found guilty of a further offence of failing to co-operate with the TIU investigation. Nalamphun … Continue reading Jatuporn Nalamphun banned guilty of offences under the Tennis Anti-Corruption Program

Anil Khanna Re-Elected as Asian Tennis Federation Chief

Anil Khanna, who was recently elected vice-president of the world tennis body International Tennis Federation (ITF), was on Saturday re-elected as the Asian Tennis Federation (ATF) president for another four-year years.  Khanna was re-elected unanimously at ATF’s Annual General Meeting in Colombo on Saturday. Khanna is also the head of All India Tennis Federation (AITA). andy Villanueva was appointed as treasurer of the Asian body while Sheikh … Continue reading Anil Khanna Re-Elected as Asian Tennis Federation Chief

Betting Company to Sponsor Davis Cup and Fed Cup

A leading online betting company has become an international sponsor of the Davis Cup and Fed Cup tennis competitions. The International Tennis Federation (ITF) says Betway will sponsor the men’s and women’s team events for three years through 2018. The ITF sought to dispel any concerns about having a gambling company as a sponsor, saying “all elements of the new sponsorship are fully compliant with … Continue reading Betting Company to Sponsor Davis Cup and Fed Cup

Eugenie Bouchard sues USTA after suffering concussion following a fall at the US Open

Eugenie Bouchard has begun legal action against the United States Tennis Association after suffering concussion following a fall at the US Open. She slipped in the locker room at the Grand Slam event in September. She withdrew from the tournament prior to a fourth-round match and pulled out of her comeback event at the China Open on 5 October because of dizziness. The lawsuit alleges the 21-year-old world … Continue reading Eugenie Bouchard sues USTA after suffering concussion following a fall at the US Open

Nick Kyrgios fined for Shanghai Masters foul-mouthed outburst

Nick Kyrgios has been fined for a foul-mouthed outburst at the Shanghai Masters. This pushes him closer to a potential four-week ban. Kyrgios was heard calling the tournament a “circus” and complaining about the ball kids during his win over Andreas Haider-Maurer. He was fined $1,500 (£984) and could trigger a 28-day ban if he incurs $5,000 in fines before February.  It was his second code violation warning … Continue reading Nick Kyrgios fined for Shanghai Masters foul-mouthed outburst

Adecco extends sponsorship for Davis Cup and Fed Cup

Adecco has signed a three-year extension as an international sponsor and Official HR partner of the International Tennis Federation’s two team competitions, Davis Cup by BNP Paribas and Fed Cup by BNP Paribas. This agreement commences with Davis Cup World Group semifinals and play-offs on 18-20 September and continues through 2019. Adecco has sponsored both competitions since the end of 2010, and was previously a sponsor … Continue reading Adecco extends sponsorship for Davis Cup and Fed Cup