Controversial courtside ads for UK bookmaker William Hill have been dumped from next month's Australian Open tennis tournament. Tennis Australia confirmed on Friday it would no longer offer "on-court signage" to the betting agency. The ads were criticised in January after the BBC and BuzzFeed revealed evidence of widespread match-fixing at the top level of world tennis. William Hill was not implicated in the match-fixing allegations. However, the scandal renewed criticism of the betting agency's deal in 2015 to become the Australian Open's "official betting partner". Anti-gambling campaigners said the agreement represented a problematic deepening of ties between large bookmakers and the sport.
It’s been more than 35 years since Ronald Reagan stated, during his first inaugural address, “Those who say that we’re in a time when there are no heroes, they just don’t know where to look.” We discovered heroes in every state, starting with the determined 69-year-old who won a match at an ITF Pro Circuit event earlier this year in the Alabama town of Pelham, and culminating with the coach who has overcome multiple sclerosis to build a winning program at the University of Wyoming. Dee Maynard of Shelbyville, KY, first picked up a racquet at 50 years old, and was instantly drawn to the fact that speed on the court was only part of the tennis equation. First taught by one of the teenage students at the school where she volunteered in Shelby County, Maynard knew she had found her passion.
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