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Former French Open finalist Errani gets 2-month doping ban

last weekHumor / odd : The Sideshow

LONDON (AP) — Former French Open finalist Sara Errani must serve a two-month doping ban after testing positive for the banned substance letrozole in a test taken in February, the International Tennis Federation said on Monday.

UPDATE 1-Tennis-Italy's Errani banned after taking mother's cancer drug by mistake

ROME, Aug 7 (Reuters) - Italian player Sara Errani has been suspended for two months after a hearing concluded she accidentally took her mother's medication for breast cancer, the International Tennis Federation (ITF) confirmed on Monday.

Tennis-Italy's Sara Errani banned for doping violation

ROME, Aug 7 (Reuters) - Italian player Sara Errani has been suspended for two months for an anti-doping violation, the International Tennis Federation (ITF) confirmed on Monday.

Davis Cup singles matches to remain best of 5 sets

Singles matches at the Davis Cup will remain best-of-five sets after a proposal for them to be played as best-of-three tiebreak sets was rejected at an Annual General Meeting of the International Tennis Federation on Friday        

Tennis-Davis Cup singles to remain best-of-five set affairs

Aug 4 (Reuters) - Davis Cup singles matches will continue to be decided over the best-of-five sets after a proposal to shorten the contests failed to achieve the required mandate, the International Tennis Federation (ITF) said on Friday.

How Table Tennis Balls Are Made

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

In an interesting episode of Pingsider by the International Table Tennis Federation, they visit ball production company Double Happiness (DHS) and learn how table tennis balls are made. via The Awesomer A Surprisingly Beautiful Film That Shows the Intricate Process Used to Make Wilson Tennis BallsiPong, a Table Tennis Practice BuddyAn Interactive Table Tennis Trainer...

Brazilian tennis player banned 3 years, 9 months for steroid

The International Tennis Federation has banned a Brazilian doubles player for three years and nine months for using an anabolic steroid        

Tennis-Nastase given three-year ITF ban after Fed Cup meltdown

July 21 (Reuters) - Romanian Fed Cup captain Ilie Nastase has been banned from acting in an official capacity at all International Tennis Federation (ITF) team competitions until Dec. 31, 2020, the governing body said on Friday.

Roger Federer’s Kids and Their Adorable Reactions Have Stolen Hearts Across the Internet

last monthNews : NewsFeed

Roger Federer, internationally renowned Swiss tennis superstar, just clinched a record-breaking eighth Wimbledon win over the weekend, marking his 19th Grand Slam title. Not bad! But the internet is going wild for something else related to Federer: his two sets of twin kids with wife Mirka, a former pro herself. Captured by the cameras courtside…

ITF plans to create World Cup of Tennis met with anger

The International Tennis Federation has risked the wrath of the leading players by announcing plans to hold a combined event featuring the Davis and Fed Cup finals in Geneva from 2018-20.

Kyle Edmund lost for words after Dan Evans' drug admission

Dan Evans announced on Friday he had tested positive for cocaine at the Barcelona Open in April and the 27-year-old could be banned for up to four years by the International Tennis Federation.

How ping pong balls are made

2 months agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

A fine example of factory porn: The International Table Tennis Federation paid a visit to Double Happiness, manufacturers of balls and other ping pong products.

Tennis-Geneva picked to host Davis, Fed cup finals together from 2018 under reform proposal

2 months agoSports / Tennis : Reuters: Tennis

June 28 (Reuters) - Geneva was chosen as preferred bidder to host combined Davis Cup and Fed Cup finals from 2018 as part of reforms to transform the season-ending events, the International Tennis Federation (ITF) said on Wednesday.

Davis Cup singles could be cut to best-of-3-set matches

Davis Cup singles matches would be reduced to best-of-three-sets, instead of the current best-of-five, under one of the proposals recommended by the International Tennis Federation board of directors        

This is the 6-step process for making ping pong balls

The ITTF (International Table Tennis Federation) has released a video showing the manufacturing of ping pong balls and it's incredibly satisfying to watch. It details the 6 steps in the process from shaping to packaging. Produced by Leon Siciliano Join the conversation about this story »

INTERVIEW-Tennis-Reforms and big names will secure future amid eSports rise

3 months agoSports / Tennis : Reuters: Tennis

May 22 (Reuters) - Reforms, new concepts and the big names of tennis will ensure a solid future for the sport despite growing competition and the emergence of eSports, international federation (ITF) president David Haggerty said.

Ion Tiriac defends Ilie Nastase over Fed Cup controversy

MIKE DICKSON - EXCLUSIVE: Nastase, it turns out, has three lawyers fighting his suspension by the International Tennis Federation, including a human rights specialist.

Tennis authorities to step-up anti-doping efforts

The International Tennis Federation says more doping tests will be carried out on professional players this year        

Serena Williams Calls Out Former Tennis Star For Making Racist Remark About Her Unborn Baby!

Do NOT mess with Serena Williams or her unborn baby! As you surely know, celebrated tennis vet Ilie Nastase is under investigation by the International Tennis Federation for allegedly making a racist comment about Miz Williams' unborn child. How awful! Related: Serena Writes The Sweetest Message To Her Baby! In regards to the A-list athlete's pregnancy, it's said [...]

UPDATE 1-Tennis-Serena fires back at Nastase for 'racist' comments

4 months agoSports / Tennis : Reuters: Tennis

April 24 (Reuters) - Serena Williams on Monday called the alleged comments about her unborn child made by former world number one Ilie Nastase "racist" and applauded the International Tennis Federation for launching a probe into the remarks.

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