(CNN)The year in tennis came and went with familiar faces such as Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic adding to their grand slam hauls and newcomers such as Ashleigh Barty and Bianca Andreescu breaking through. Here we look back at the 2019 season, beginning with the Spaniard who is moving ever closer to tying Roger Federer's grand slam mark. Men's player of the season: Rafael Nadal Not for the first time -- or second, or third -- Nadal entered a season under an injury cloud. This time it came courtesy of yet more knee issues and an abdominal complaint. Follow @cnnsport He has often lamented how much time he has missed over the years but always seems to rally, and impressively. Indeed, "I'll be back" seems like a line tailor made for Nadal, not just for Arnold Schwarzenegger in the "Terminator." Read More For the first time since 2008, the now 33-year-old reached at least the semifinals at all four grand slams, winning the French Open for a mind boggling 12th time and US … [Read more...] about Nadal, Barty, Djokovic and Gauff: Tennis’ 2019 wrap
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Photo: Courtesy Of Random House/Scribner/Nan A. Talese/Doubleday Photo: Courtesy Of Random House/Scribner/Nan A. Talese/Doubleday Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: Courtesy Of Random House/Scribner/Nan A. Talese/Doubleday The Best Books of 2019 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Whether you experience stressful days due to your professional position, your demanding family, or simply the barrage of never-ending depressing news, there is often no better way to unwind than with a good book. Letting your imagination wander into a new world unlike your own can be exciting, it can be thought-provoking, but perhaps most importantly it can be distracting. With that in mind, Variety has selected some of the best books of 2019. More from Variety TV News … [Read more...] about The Best Books of 2019
Volcanoes Safaris maintains a buffer zone along the Kyambura Gorge in Uganda. Volcanoes Safaris maintains a buffer zone along the Kyambura Gorge in Uganda. Photo: Volcanoes Safaris. Photo: Volcanoes Safaris. Image 1 of / 5 Caption Close Image 1 of 5 Volcanoes Safaris maintains a buffer zone along the Kyambura Gorge in Uganda. Volcanoes Safaris maintains a buffer zone along the Kyambura Gorge in Uganda. Photo: Volcanoes Safaris. The world needs trees more than ever. Here's how to plant some on your travels. 1 / 5 Back to Gallery We've heard a lot about trees lately: The devastating deforestation around the world, caused by wildfires and unchecked development. The health benefits of "bathing" under … [Read more...] about The world needs trees more than ever. Here’s how to plant some on your travels.
Photo: PRWeb Photo: PRWeb Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: PRWeb Team USA Announced for World Photographic Cup 2020 in Rome, Italy. 1 / 1 Back to Gallery A record 43 countries are participating in the international event co-founded by Professional Photographers of America. ATLANTA (PRWEB) December 06, 2019 The World Photographic Cup, co-founded by Professional Photographers of America (PPA) and the Federation of European Photographers (FEP), announced the finalists from 43 countries who will square off in 2020. The national teams, including two-time winner Portugal and three-time winner United States, will be vying to take the cup from reigning champ, Team Australia. The World Photographic Cup’s mission is to unite photographers in a … [Read more...] about Team USA Announced for World Photographic Cup 2020 in Rome, Italy.
(CNN)Australia's Bernard Tomic has been fined his full Wimbledon prize money for not meeting the "required professional standard" during his lackluster 58-minute first-round defeat by Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. Tomic was docked the maximum £45,000 ($56,100) penalty for his limp performance in Tuesday's 6-2 6-1 6-4 loss to Tsonga, the shortest men's match at Wimbledon since 2004. Bernard Tomic during his first round defeat against Jo-Wilfred Tsonga at WImbledon. The world no.96 lost the first set in 18 minutes and the second in 17, winning just 47 points. Wimbledon officials penalized Tomic for his lack of effort and professionalism after failing to chase down balls and appearing indifferent to the result. "All players are expected to perform to a professional standard in every Grand Slam match," tournament organizers said in a statement Thursday. Read More "It is the opinion of the Referee that the performance of Bernard Tomic in his first-round match against Jo-Wilfried … [Read more...] about Bernard Tomic fined $56,100 for lack of effort in limp Wimbledon defeat