Andy’s Reads: Hopman Cup Canceled and Verdasco Becomes Dad

Hopman Cup, the mixed team event held in Perth and served as a warm-up to the Australian Open for years, comes to an end after 31 years (Reuters)

Fernando Verdasco and his wife Ana welcomed a baby boy Miguel.  Anna Kournikova, former WTA star becomes Miguel’s aunt (Think Spain)

Denis Shapovalov did a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) session. One of the questions was “As a Canadian, are you contractually obliged to apologize to every opponent you beat?” (Reddit)

Canada is producing a lot of good tennis players: Bibi Andresscu, Denis Shapovalov and the latest phenom Felix Auger-Aliassime (aka FAA). Learn more about the 18-year old FAA (

The rise and fall of South Korean tennis player Chung Hyeon (Korea Joongang Daily)

Former coach who trained Naomi and Mari Osaka during their junior days sues them for $2 million (NY Post)

Man who stabbed Petra Kvitova gets 8-year prison sentence (

Wimbledon sells 5-year passes to premium seats on Center Court for £80,000 each (The Guardian)

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