Daria Snigur dedicates shock win over Simona Halep in grand slam debut to Ukraine | CNN

CNN  —  Daria Snigur dedicated her shock victory over Simona Halep in her grand slam debut at the US Open on Monday to her home country, Ukraine. Snigur, ranked No. 124 in the world and qualifier for the US Open, beat seventh seed Halep in the first round in three sets 6-2 0-6 6-4 at … Read more

Brittney Griner is receiving written correspondence from friends and family while she’s detained in Russia, her agent says | CNN

CNN  —  Brittney Griner has been able to receive written correspondence from friends and family during her detention in Russia, where she has been held for over 100 days, her agent tells CNN – but the WNBA star has not been able to speak with her loved ones back home in the United States. “While … Read more

Novak Djokovic criticizes Wimbledon’s ‘lose-lose’ ban on Russian and Belarusian players | CNN

CNN  —  Wimbledon’s decision to ban Russian and Belarusian players from this year’s tournament following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is “wrong,” world number one Novak Djokovic said on Monday. Wimbledon, the third of the four grand slams on the tennis calendar, is arguably the most famous tennis tournament in the world. But this year, the … Read more

Russian and Belarusian players barred from competing at Wimbledon tennis tournament | CNN

CNN  —  Wimbledon organizers announced on Wednesday that Russian and Belarusian players will not be allowed to compete at this year’s grand slam following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. “Given the profile of The Championships in the United Kingdom and around the world, it is our responsibility to play our part in the widespread efforts of … Read more

A tennis star returned to Ukraine to help fight the Russians. He didn’t tell his kids | CNN

CNN  —  Ukrainian tennis star Sergiy Stakhovsky was vacationing with his family in Dubai when Russian forces invaded his home country. He made a tough decision to leave his wife and three young children at their home in Hungary and return to his homeland to join the fight. He’s now a member of the army … Read more