Tennis

Bianca Andreescu of Canada plays a backhand return to Marie Bouzkova of the Czech Republic during their first round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Monday, Jan. 16, 2023. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

Canada’s Andreescu, Shapovalov and Auger-Aliassime win Aussie Open openers

Auger-Aliassime bounced Vernon, B.C., native Vasek Pospisil, Vancouver’s Rebecca Marino also lost

 

FILE - Naomi Osaka of Japan smiles during her first round match against Camila Osorio of Colombia at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Monday, Jan. 17, 2022. Naomi Osaka is pregnant and plans to return to competition in 2024, the tennis star announced Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. The former world No. 1 posted a life update Wednesday on social media, including a picture of an ultrasound. (AP Photo/Simon Baker, File)

Naomi Osaka says she’s pregnant, plans tennis return in 2024

Osaka hasn’t played a competitive match since September

 

Canada’s Felix Auger Aliassime celebrates after defeating Australia’s Alex de Minaur during the final Davis Cup tennis match between Australia and Canada in Malaga, Spain, Sunday, Nov. 27, 2022. Auger-Aliassime is being rewarded for his breakthrough season by winning the Lionel Conacher Award as The Canadian Press male athlete of the year. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Joan Monfort

Auger-Aliassime voted Canadian Press male athlete of the year

22-year-old Montreal star rose from 11th to 6th in world rankings this year

 

Canada’s Felix Auger Aliassime reacts as he plays Australia’s Alex de Minaur during the final Davis Cup tennis match between Australia and Canada in Malaga, Spain, Sunday, Nov. 27, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Joan Monfort
Canada’s Felix Auger Aliassime reacts as he plays Australia’s Alex de Minaur during the final Davis Cup tennis match between Australia and Canada in Malaga, Spain, Sunday, Nov. 27, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Joan Monfort
Olympian Daniel Nestor stands at the back of centre court during a game at the Askew Tennis Centre in Salmon Arm on Saturday, April 10, 2022. (Salmon Arm Tennis Club photo)

Column: Salmon Arm’s amazing year-round tennis club

Shuswap Passion by Jim Cooperman

  • Nov 27, 2022
Olympian Daniel Nestor stands at the back of centre court during a game at the Askew Tennis Centre in Salmon Arm on Saturday, April 10, 2022. (Salmon Arm Tennis Club photo)
Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil won the ATP Challenger Tour’s National Bank Challenger Sunday, Nov. 20, in Drummondville, Que., beating American Michael Mmoh in three sets in the final.(THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson file photo)

Vernon tennis player up to Quebec Challenge

Vasek Pospisil wins ATP Challenger Tour’s National Bank final Sunday, Nov. 20, outside Montreal

Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil won the ATP Challenger Tour’s National Bank Challenger Sunday, Nov. 20, in Drummondville, Que., beating American Michael Mmoh in three sets in the final.(THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson file photo)
Work removing the old tennis court concrete as well as pruning trees on School District 83 property at the north end of the soccer fields off Third Street SW nearest the Trans-Canada Highway was ongoing on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2022. (Martha Wickett-Salmon Arm Observer)

Tennis court concrete removed, trees pruned in Salmon Arm on soccer fields

People camping on the School District 83 property were informed week before about upcoming work

Work removing the old tennis court concrete as well as pruning trees on School District 83 property at the north end of the soccer fields off Third Street SW nearest the Trans-Canada Highway was ongoing on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2022. (Martha Wickett-Salmon Arm Observer)
The Salmon Arm Tennis Club hosted its annual Snowball Tournament on Sunday, Oct. 23, 2022. (Salmon Arm Tennis Club photos)

Salmon Arm Tennis Club hosts snowless snowball tourney

Salmon Arm’s Lisa-Marie and West Martin-Patterson win gold

  • Oct 25, 2022
The Salmon Arm Tennis Club hosted its annual Snowball Tournament on Sunday, Oct. 23, 2022. (Salmon Arm Tennis Club photos)
Canada’s Felix Auger-Aliassime returns the ball during the men’s singles final against Sebastian Korda of the United States at the European Open tennis tournament in Antwerp, Belgium, Sunday, Oct. 23, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Olivier Matthys
Canada’s Felix Auger-Aliassime returns the ball during the men’s singles final against Sebastian Korda of the United States at the European Open tennis tournament in Antwerp, Belgium, Sunday, Oct. 23, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Olivier Matthys
Switzerland’s Roger Federer smiles during a media conference ahead of the Laver Cup tennis tournament at the O2 in London, Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022. Federer will meet with the media Wednesday to discuss walking away from the game at age 41 after 20 Grand Slam titles. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

Roger Federer’s goodbye will be in doubles, maybe with Nadal

Smiles as tennis legend appeared at a news conference to discuss his retirement

Switzerland’s Roger Federer smiles during a media conference ahead of the Laver Cup tennis tournament at the O2 in London, Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022. Federer will meet with the media Wednesday to discuss walking away from the game at age 41 after 20 Grand Slam titles. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil (centre) and Team Canada celebrate Montreal’s Felix Auger-Aliassime stunning win over world No. 1 Carlos Alcaraz of the host country in Davis Cup action Friday, Sept. 16, Spain. (Facebook photo)

B.C. player helps Canada to Davis Cup tennis knockout stage

Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil and Team Canada go 2-1 in Spain to guarantee berth in next round

Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil (centre) and Team Canada celebrate Montreal’s Felix Auger-Aliassime stunning win over world No. 1 Carlos Alcaraz of the host country in Davis Cup action Friday, Sept. 16, Spain. (Facebook photo)
FILE - Switzerland’s Roger Federer waves during a 100 years of Centre Court celebration on day seven of the Wimbledon tennis championships in London, on July 3, 2022. Federer announced Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022 he is retiring from tennis. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)

Roger Federer says he is retiring from pro tennis at age 41

Federer won 20 Grand Slam titles and finished five seasons ranked No. 1

FILE - Switzerland’s Roger Federer waves during a 100 years of Centre Court celebration on day seven of the Wimbledon tennis championships in London, on July 3, 2022. Federer announced Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022 he is retiring from tennis. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)
Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil won his singles and doubles matches to help Canada beat the Republic of Korea 2-1 at the Davis Cup Rakuten Finals tennis event in Spain Tuesday, Sept. 13. (Facebook photo)

Vernon player propels Canada past Korea at Davis Cup tennis

Vasek Pospisil wins singles and doubles match to lift Canada to 2-1 victory in Spain

Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil won his singles and doubles matches to help Canada beat the Republic of Korea 2-1 at the Davis Cup Rakuten Finals tennis event in Spain Tuesday, Sept. 13. (Facebook photo)
Nelson’s Max Wong beat Jeremy Bell of Vernon to win the Men’s A Singles event during the SASCU Open Tournament, hosted by the Salmon Arm Tennis Club over the Labour Day weekend. (Contributed)

Salmon Arm Tennis Club hosts successful provincial tournament

Facility draws rave reviews from participants

  • Sep 9, 2022
Nelson’s Max Wong beat Jeremy Bell of Vernon to win the Men’s A Singles event during the SASCU Open Tournament, hosted by the Salmon Arm Tennis Club over the Labour Day weekend. (Contributed)
Leylah Fernandez, of Canada, competes against Liudmila Samsonova, of Russia, during the second round of the U.S. Open tennis championships, Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Julia Nikhinson)
Leylah Fernandez, of Canada, competes against Liudmila Samsonova, of Russia, during the second round of the U.S. Open tennis championships, Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Julia Nikhinson)
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Serena Williams Wins First-Round Match at US Open

On Aug. 31, Williams will play Anett Kontaveit, who is ranked No.…

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Bianca Andreescu, of Canada, reacts after a shot from Harmony Tan, of France, during the first round of the US Open tennis championships, Monday, Aug. 29, 2022, in New York. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/John Minchillo

Andreescu advances to second round at US Open with three-set win over Tan

Ontario 22-year-old and 2019 champion, improved her all-time U.S. Open record to 11-1

Bianca Andreescu, of Canada, reacts after a shot from Harmony Tan, of France, during the first round of the US Open tennis championships, Monday, Aug. 29, 2022, in New York. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/John Minchillo
Leylah Fernandez, of Canada, smiles during a “The Tennis Plays for Peace” exhibition match to raise awareness and humanitarian aid for Ukraine Wednesday, August 24, 2022, in New York. Leylah Fernandez and Bianca Andreescu learned their first-round opponents at the 2022 U.S. Open Thursday as the Canadians look to make another deep run at the final tennis major of the season. Fernandez, the highest seeded Canadian woman at No. 14, opens against France’s Oceane Dodin. Andreescu, who beat Williams in the 2019 final, opens against France’s Harmony Tan. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Frank Franklin II

Path is set as Fernandez, Andreescu look for another deep U.S. Open run

Leylah Fernandez and Bianca Andreescu learned their first-round opponents at the 2022…

Leylah Fernandez, of Canada, smiles during a “The Tennis Plays for Peace” exhibition match to raise awareness and humanitarian aid for Ukraine Wednesday, August 24, 2022, in New York. Leylah Fernandez and Bianca Andreescu learned their first-round opponents at the 2022 U.S. Open Thursday as the Canadians look to make another deep run at the final tennis major of the season. Fernandez, the highest seeded Canadian woman at No. 14, opens against France’s Oceane Dodin. Andreescu, who beat Williams in the 2019 final, opens against France’s Harmony Tan. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Frank Franklin II
Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil advanced to the Odlum Brown VanOpen semifinal with a 6-1, 7-5 win over France’s Gilles Simon Friday night, Aug. 19, 2022. (Joe Ng photo)

Semifinal berth for Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil in Vancouver

The tennis pro defeated France’s Gilles Simon in straight sets Friday night

Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil advanced to the Odlum Brown VanOpen semifinal with a 6-1, 7-5 win over France’s Gilles Simon Friday night, Aug. 19, 2022. (Joe Ng photo)
Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil punched his ticket to the Odlum Brown VanOpen with a 3-6, 6-2, 6-3 win over Austrialian Jordan Thompson Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2022. (Joe Ng photo)

Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil headed to quarterfinal in Vancouver

Pospisil wins second round tennis match against Australian Jordan Thompson

Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil punched his ticket to the Odlum Brown VanOpen with a 3-6, 6-2, 6-3 win over Austrialian Jordan Thompson Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2022. (Joe Ng photo)