Tennis Community Mourns The Passing Away of Kobe Bryant in a Helicopter Crash

NBA’s superstar Kobe Bryant passed away in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, Los Angeles, California. He was traveling with his daughter Gianna Bryant, Gianna’s teammate, the teammate’s parent, and the pilot. All of them have lost their lives in the fatal helicopter crash. Learning upon the cruel accident of Mamba in the western part of the planet, the tennis world lamented.

Presently, the elite tennis professionals are swinging their racquets in Melbourne at the Australian Open 2020. Waking up to this dreadful news in California must have shaken them within.

At the Australian Open 2020, Novak Djokovic shared about his close association with Kobe Bryant. He mentioned that the legendary basketballer Bryant was one of his mentors. “Kobe has been one of my mentors. I’ve had several phone conversations with him and also of course when we see each other live in the past couple of years,” the Serb said.

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The Belgium star Kim Clijsters was supposed to feature at the Melbourne major, but she delayed her comeback due to injuries.

The Czech Petra Kvitova is in the quarterfinals of Australian Open 2020, she will battle against Ashleigh Barty for the place in the semifinals.

The Canadian Bianca Andreescu withdrew from Australian Open 2020 due to her on-going knee injury.

The Spaniard Garbine Muguruza has her fourth-round match in Melbourne scheduled against Kiki Bertens.

The teenage phenom Coco Gauff ended her dream run in the fourth round of the Australian Open.

World Number two Karolina Pliskova lost in the third round in Melbourne.

The five-time major champion Maria Sharapova lost in the first round of Melbourne major.

The Canadian Eugenie Bouchard failed to qualify for the Melbourne major this year.

The three-time Grand Slam champion Stan Wawrinka has his fourth-round match scheduled against Daniil Medvedev.

The American Sloane Stephans lost in the opening round of Australian Open 2020.

Tenth seed Madison Keys lost in the third round of Australian Open to Maria Sakkari.

The Canadian Denis Shapovalov was a round-one upset in Melbourne.

Condolences from veterans to Kobe Bryant