Call Her Elina Monfils, Novak Djokovic Goes For Mixed Doubles Gold Medal At The Olympics

Coco Gauff is out of the Olympics after testing positive for COVID-19. Due to Olympics rules, Team USA cannot replace Gauff with another US player in the draw (CNN)

American Sameer Banerjee won the 2021 Junior Wimbledon title. Banerjee’s parents are from India, a country that has produced a few junior grand slam winners but is still searching for its big star in singles. He will attend Columbia University in the fall.  (ESPN)

Call her Elina Monfils. Tennis power couple, Gael Monfils and Elina Svitolina get married (WTA)

Naomi Osaka is on the cover of the 2021 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue – the first Japanese and first Haitian to do it. (Bleacher Report)

Former world number 9, Timea Bacsinszky, announces retirement. She won 5 singles titles in her career. (WTA)

Novak Djokovic is going for everything these days. He will play mixed doubles with Nina Stojanović for Serbia at the Olympics.

Wilson Sporting Goods, the company that makes tennis racquets and tennis balls has opened its first retail store in Chicago, its hometown where it was founded 108 years ago (Reel Chicago)

Wimbledon finalist Matteo Berrettini withdraws from the Olympics due to a leg injury (Eurosport)

Jannik Sinner pays attention to detail. That applies even to his cars as he cleans his Alfa Romeo (Twitter)

Stefanos Tsitsipas opened a pandora’ss box by suggesting that tennis allow coaching during matches (Eurosport)

Roger Federer is vacationing in Croatia with his wife Mirka. He also visited the tennis academy run by Ivan Ljubičić. (Croatia Week)

Kevin Anderson wins his first title in almost 2 years at the Hall of Fame Open (ATP)

Federico Coria lost to Casper Ruud at the Swedish Open but Coria impressed the crowd by thanking them in Swedish. He read a message from his phone using an online translator. (La Pelotita)

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