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  • Venus eclipsed by rising Russian in Auckland

    Former world no.1s Venus Williams and Ana Ivanovic endured a humbling start to the season after the top two seeds were dumped out of the Auckland Classic in the first round by unheralded opponents yesterday. Russian teenager Daria Kasatkina,...

  • Serena retires from Hopman Cup match

    Serena Williams retired from her Hopman Cup match against Australian Jarmila Wolfe yesterday with a knee injury barely two weeks before launching her bid for a seventh Australian Open title. Williams was trailing 7-5 2-1 when she decided not to...

  • Tennis coaching clinics at VLTC

    The Vittoriosa Lawn Tennis Club (VLTC) will be hosting another series of the Wilson Tennis Coaching Courses, starting on January 17. Coaching sessions will be divided into two categories: beginners and advanced beginners, starting from...

  • Azarenka sets up clash with Halep in Brisbane

    Azarenka sets up clash with Halep in Brisbane

    Twice Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka breezed past Russian Elena Vesnina 6-2 6-0 in the Brisbane International yesterday to set up a second-round showdown against top seed Simona Halep. The former world number one has been plagued by...

  • Duval delights in role as stand-in

    Having battled and overcome cancer last year, American Vicky Duval is just happy to grab any time on court she can. The 20-year-old Haiti-born world no.656 gratefully accepted one unlikely opportunity yesterday at the mixed team Hopman Cup in...

  • Kyrgios completes Australia Green’s perfect start

    Kyrgios completes Australia Green’s perfect start

    With a first-up Hopman Cup singles victory under his belt, Nick Kyrgios wasted no time in focusing on his next challenge – the clash with world no.2 Andy Murray tomorrow. Kyrgios was all business in an impressive three-set victory over towering...

  • Federer to start in Brisbane

    Federer to start in Brisbane

    After claiming six ATP World Tour titles and compiling a 63-11 record last year, defending champion Roger Federer will start his season in Brisbane for a third consecutive year this week. “It’s an absolute pleasure to be back in Brisbane,” Federer...

  • Serena has learnt to love her curves

    Serena has learnt to love her curves

    World number one Serena Williams says she has learned to love her curves, despite years of criticism and the risks and difficulty of playing sport with large breasts. The world number and reigning Wimbledon champion said it had been “a struggle to...

  • Wawrinka targets a hat-trick of Chennai Open titles

    World number four Stan Wawrinka will be aiming to make it a hat-trick of titles at the Chennai Open in India after confirming his participation for the 2016 edition to be held in January. Switzerland’s Wawrinka, 30, has won the last two editions...

  • Asciak retains the title as Genovese wins women’s tournament

    Asciak retains the title as Genovese wins women’s tournament

    Matthew Asciak continued to cement himself as the top player in the local tennis scene after winning the BOV Tennis Masters Championship which was played recently at Marsa Sports Club. It was Asciak’s fifth Masters title since 2010, and his third...

  • Wawrinka leads Singapore Slammers to final victory

    Wawrinka leads Singapore Slammers to final victory

    Stan Wawrinka showed his class in both singles and doubles to lead the Singapore Slammers to victory in the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) final in front of a delighted home crowd at the Indoor Stadium yesterday. Matches in the...

  • Williams eyes more slams

    Serena Williams added to one of the longest resumès in sports by collecting the Sportsperson of the Year award from Sports Illustrated, becoming only the third individual woman to claim the honour since its 1956 inception. Williams, 34, won the...

  • Federer excited to partner Hingis in Rio

    Federer excited to partner Hingis in Rio

    Switzerland’s two greatest tennis players will join forces at next year’s Rio Olympics when Roger Federer and Martina Hingis play together in the mixed doubles. “Roll back the years with @mhingis. Really excited to be playing mixed doubles with...

  • Federer parts with Edberg, brings Ljubicic on board

    Federer parts with Edberg, brings Ljubicic on board

    Roger Federer has rejigged his coaching team for next year by parting company with Stefan Edberg and bringing Ivan Ljubicic on board, the 17-times grand slam champion said. Former world number one Edberg had worked as part of a team led by...

  • Murray criticises LTA over state of GB game

    Murray criticises LTA over state of GB game

    Andy Murray is downbeat about the future of British tennis despite starring in their extraordinary Davis Cup victory. Speaking after his heroics earned Great Britain a 3-1 win over Belgium to win the cup last weekend, the world number two said...

  • Murray leads Britain to title

    Murray leads Britain to title

    The moment Andy Murray has pursued with fanatical zeal arrived, unforgettably, yesterday when an outrageous lob arced over Belgium’s David Goffin to seal Britain’s first Davis Cup title for 79 years. Fittingly for a player who has almost...

  • Murray brothers give Britain lead over Belgium in final

    Murray brothers give Britain lead over Belgium in final

    Andy Murray and brother Jamie put Britain within touching distance of a first Davis Cup triumph for 79 years with victory over Belgium duo David Goffin and Steve Darcis yesterday. A match played out in an electrifying atmosphere ebbed and flowed...

  • Murray brothers give Britain 2-1 lead in Davis Cup final

    Murray brothers give Britain 2-1 lead in Davis Cup final

    Andy Murray and brother Jamie put Britain within touching distance of a first Davis Cup triumph for 79 years with victory over Belgium duo David Goffin and Steve Darcis today. A match played out in an electrifying atmosphere ebbed and flowed...

  • Murray levels Davis Cup final as Goffin survives scare

    Murray levels Davis Cup final as Goffin survives scare

    Britain’s Andy Murray levelled the Davis Cup final at 1-1 with a comfortable defeat of Ruben Bemelmans after David Goffin had escaped from two sets down to give Belgium the lead at the Flanders Expo yesterday. The 28-year-old world number two...

  • Edmund makes baptism of fire in Davis Cup final

    Unheralded British youngster Kyle Edmund faces a Davis Cup baptism of fire when he makes his debut in the final today against Belgium’s David Goffin in the opening rubber. The 20-year-old, ranked 100th in the world, will join an elite group,...

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