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Staff writer Daniel Kaplan covers the NFL, finance and tennis.

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Bouchard Says She Cannot Take Part In Settlement Talks With USTA

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 04 / 25 / 17

Tennis player Eugenie Bouchard told a federal court she is unable to participate in settlement talks with the USTA, including via Skype. As a result, the court declined to schedule a third round of the talks. The parties may try private mediation. The disclosure was made yesterday by the magi...

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