(CNN) Citing the "complicated" nature of the world under the pandemic, Rafael Nadal has opted not to defend his US Open title later this month in Flushing Meadows, New York. In a tweet posted Tuesday, Nadal said: "I have decided not to play this year's US Open. 2 Nadal is a four-time US Open winner and has collected 19 grand slam singles titles, one behind Roger Federer, who will also miss the US Open with a knee injury.
Rafael Nadal confirms he will not defend his U.S. Open tennis crown this year becasue of health concerns in North America. The Spaniard is the highest profile men's player to withdraw from the event already scheduled to be played without spectators. Adam Reed reports.
Serena Williams and her daughter Alexis Olympia Ohanian are part of a group that will own the newest soccer team in the U.S. According to CNN, Natalie Portman is also part of the majority woman founded group. The National Women's Soccer League announced that Los Angeles will be home to the franchise, The Angel City group. Portman said in a statement; "I am thrilled by the opportunity to partner with this incredible group of people".
Serena Williams, a 23-time grand slam champion, hit the tennis court with her daughter Olympia. Serena recently shared pictures of she and her 2-year old daughter, in matching purple outfits on Instagram. They are shown celebrating, sharing a high five and walking off court. Olympia leaves her racket for mom to pick up. The WTA Tour is scheduled to return in August, which will be followed by the US Open in late August.
Three UK has unveiled an art installation that shows trending moments duringthe Covid-19 lockdown. Illustrated by London artist Emmy Lupin, How WeScrolled: Lockdown 2020 is an undulating, 25-metre look at what kept peopleconnected over the five months.
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The public are “ready” to get back to watching live theatre performances, anactor starring in an upcoming outdoor production of Jesus Christ Superstar hassaid. The Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre will stage its production of Tim Riceand Andrew Lloyd Webber’s stage show from Friday. The London venue has reducedits normal capacity of 1,256 down to 390 to allow for social distancing.
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London landmarks were lit red on Tuesday evening to mark 'Red Alert' day, highlighting the plight of arts and events venues affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. Report by Jonesia. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Hundreds of arts venues across the UK have been lit up red in a show ofsolidarity with the ailing creative industries. London landmarks including theTate Modern, Millennium Bridge, Southbank Centre and Waterloo Bridge wereilluminated to symbolise the sector going into “red alert” amid thecoronavirus pandemic. The action, titled Throw Us A Line, also saw workersfrom the creative industries line up along the River Thames’ banks andbridges.
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The Duchess of Cambridge has narrated a video to mark what would have been the opening day of Wimbledon, telling tennis fans it will be “worth the wait”.Kate, who is patron of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club (AELTC), urged supporters of the championships to bide their time until they are back on the edges of their seats.
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