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  • Fitness doubts remain on Halep

    Fitness doubts remain on Halep

    World number two Simona Halep overcame a nagging Achilles problem to beat Caroline Garcia, of France, at the Sydney International yesterday ahead of next week’s Australian Open. The Romanian withdrew from the Brisbane International last week...

  • Murray hopes for Djokovic drop-off

    Murray hopes for Djokovic drop-off

    Finally clinching an elusive Australian Open crown is Andy Murray’s number one goal for the new year but the Briton concedes that his hopes of success at Melbourne Park may rest on champion Novak Djokovic having an off-day. World number one...

  • Raonic takes revenge on Federer to win in Brisbane

    Raonic takes revenge on Federer to win in Brisbane

    An inspired Milos Raonic toppled Roger Federer 6-4 6-4 to win the Brisbane International yesterday and avenge his defeat to the Swiss master in last year’s final. Raonic unleashed his usual serving blitz but it was the rangy Canadian’s...

  • Bouchard heads to Melbourne with low expectations

    Former golden girl Eugenie Bouchard is heading into the Australian Open with “zero expectations” of success after a year plagued by injury and poor form. Following a breakout year in 2014, the Canadian tumbled out of the top 10 with first round...

  • Azarenka sounds warning with fine win in Brisbane

    Azarenka sounds warning with fine win in Brisbane

    Victoria Azarenka displayed the kind of form that could lead her to a hat-trick of Australian Open titles later this month by brushing aside German fourth seed Angelique Kerber 6-3 6-1 in the Brisbane International final, yesterday. The former...

  • Djokovic crushes Nadal to start new year with Doha title

    Djokovic crushes Nadal to start new year with Doha title

    Novak Djokovic moved ahead for the first time in his long-running rivalry with Rafael Nadal when the world number one thrashed the Spaniard to win the Qatar Open in Doha today. Serbian Djokovic, appearing in his 16th consecutive final, won 6-1 6-2...

  • Federer edges past Dimitrov in Brisbane quarter-finals

    Federer edges past Dimitrov in Brisbane quarter-finals

    Roger Federer quelled Grigor Dimitrov’s challenge in three sets in the Brisbane International quarter-finals and Victoria Azarenka blew away Samantha Crawford to reach the final in the women’s draw yesterday. Azarenka ended American qualifier...

  • Great Britain miss out on final spot in the Hopman Cup

    Great Britain were denied a place in the Hopman Cup final as Australia Green edged out France in a tense finish. The British team of Andy Murray and Heather Watson had put pressure on Australia by beating Germany 3-0 in Perth, earlier in the...

  • Federer sails in Brisbane

    Roger Federer took 55 minutes to dispel all injury doubts with a 6-2 6-1 routing of unheralded German Tobias Kamke in the second round of the Brisbane International yesterday. Media speculations swirled around the fitness of the world number three...

  • Brit Broady prevails after racquet row in Auckland

    Brit Broady prevails after racquet row in Auckland

    A fired-up Naomi Broady let her racquet do the talking as she stormed back to beat Jelena Ostapenko in an ill-tempered Auckland Classic clash marred by an on-court row after the Briton called for the Latvian to be disqualified. Tensions boiled...

  • Serena withdraws from the Hopman Cup

    Serena withdraws from the Hopman Cup

    Serena Williams has withdrawn from the Hopman Cup because of a knee injury and will not play in the USA’s final match today. The world number one missed the first match of the round-robin tournament and then retired during the second set of her...

  • Injured Sharapova and Halep out of the Brisbane event

    Injured Sharapova and Halep out of the Brisbane event

    Australian Open contenders Maria Sharapova and Simona Halep withdrew from the Brisbane International yesterday after suffering injuries less than two weeks before the first grand slam of the year. Romanian top seed Halep was felled by inflammation...

  • 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...

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