Serena entered for ‘family-friendly’ Australian Open

New mum Serena Williams has accepted a place at the Australian Open and is "anticipated to return" to the tournament in January, less than five months after giving birth, organisers said Friday. The defending women's champion was among 98 of...

Nadal seals year-end No.1 ranking for 4th time

Rafael Nadal secured the year-end world number one ranking with a 7-5, 6-3 second-round victory over South Korean Hyeon Chung at the Paris Masters on Wednesday. The 16-time Grand Slam champion is the oldest man to finish a season at...

Rafael Nadal picks up 16th Slam with routine win in US Open 2017 final

Rafael Nadal made it 16 slams, 3 behind Roger Federer, with an easy straight sets win over Kevin Anderson, 6-3 6-3 6-4. It wasn’t really all that competitive although Anderson played tough to ensure he did not embarrass himself in his first...

Nadal vows return despite fresh Wimbledon headache

Rafael Nadal must have realised it wasn't going to be his day at Wimbledon when he bashed his head against a door frame performing a warm-up leap in the bowels of Court One as he prepared to face Gilles...

Wawrinka knocked out of Wimbledon by first-time winner

Swiss fifth seed and French Open runner-up Stan Wawrinka was knocked out of Wimbledon in the first round by Russia's Daniil Medvedev on Monday, losing 6-4, 3-6, 6-4, 6-1. World number 49 Medvedev, making his Wimbledon debut, goes on to...
Jeļena Ostapenko

Wimbledon braced for new women’s shock

With Serena Williams preparing for the birth of her first child and Maria Sharapova sidelined by a thigh injury, the race to be crowned Wimbledon champion is the most wide-open in a generation. Having stepped away from the court as...
Federer

Federer poised for record Wimbledon triumph

Twelve months after shutting down his season in the wake of a devastating semi-final defeat, Roger Federer returns to Wimbledon as favourite to capture a record-breaking eighth title and become the tournament's oldest champion. The evergreen Swiss superstar, who turns...
Maria Sharapova

Sharapova denied French Open wild card

Two-time champion Maria Sharapova will miss Roland Garros this year after the French tennis federation denied her a wild card, FFT president Bernard Guidicelli said on Tuesday. The former world number one, who only returned from a 15-month doping ban...
Maria Sharapova

‘Best feeling in world’ as Sharapova wins on return

Maria Sharapova marked her return from a 15-month doping ban on Wednesday with a rusty 7-5, 6-3 win over Roberta Vinci in Stuttgart, describing victory as the "best feeling in the world". Sharapova, the former world number one and five-time...
Maria Sharapova

Sharapova rags-to-riches journey resumes in Stuttgart

From the shadow of Chernobyl's nuclear wasteland to international super-stardom and from penniless arrival in the United States, without a word of English, to a fortune of $200 million. It may sound like the stuff of Hollywood dreams, but the...

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