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15-YEAR-OLD COCO GAUFF EARNS FIRST WTA TITLE

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She’s known as Coco to everyone, from tennis diehards to casual sports fans to those who have never sat through an entire tennis match. Now, Cori Gauff can be called a WTA champion. After losing in the qualifying draw of the Upper Austria Ladies Linz indoor tournament, the 15-year-old American took full advantage of her free pass into the main […]

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Russian To Face Zverev In Championship Match

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Bridgetown, Barbados – October 12th, 2019 After a series of surprises on Friday, one trend continued at the Rolex Shanghai Masters on Saturday: Daniil Medvedev’s finals streak. The Russian advanced to his sixth straight tour-level final after beating Stefanos Tsitsipas 7-6(5), 7-5 in Shanghai, extending his FedEx ATP Head2Head series lead against the Greek to 5-0. Medvedev saved four of […]

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Welcome to the Barbados Tennis Association

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Welcome to our website! We hope you will enjoy our presentation of local and overseas tennis and the galleries showing photos of local players and recent events, together with the links to other tennis related sites. Do let us have your comments on the content of the website, and if you have any suggestions for additional tennis related topics that might be of interest to our […]

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History of Tennis

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Tennis is a game played between either two players (“singles”) or two teams of two players (“doubles”). Players use a stringed racquet to strike a hollow rubber ball covered with felt over a net into the opponent’s court. Tennis originated in England in the late 19th century and first spread through the English-speaking world, particularly among the upper classes.[citation needed] […]