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  • Awe-inspiring Nadal claims record-extending 11th French Open title

    Awe-inspiring Nadal claims record-extending 11th French Open title

    Rafael Nadal beat Austrian seventh seed Dominic Thiem 6-4 6-3 6-2 to claim a record-extending 11th French Open title on Sunday. The Spanish world number one took his Roland Garros win-loss record to a jaw-dropping 86-2 as he captured his 17th...

  • Halep fights back to finally clinch French Open title

    Halep fights back to finally clinch French Open title

    World number one Simona Halep ended years of heartache to clinch her first Grand Slam title with 3-6 6-4 6-1 victory over American Sloane Stephens in the French Open final on Saturday. The popular Romanian, who had lost three major finals before...

  • Rain saves Nadal as Spaniard lines up semis clash with Del Potro

    Rain saves Nadal as Spaniard lines up semis clash with Del Potro

    Rafael Nadal admitted the rain saved him from a shock French Open defeat. The 10-time champion needed a downpour on Wednesday evening to rescue him from a deluge of break points, five of which were converted by tricky Argentinian Diego...

  • Halep reaches French Open final and retains number one ranking

    Halep reaches French Open final and retains number one ranking

    Simona Halep reached her third French Open final, and held on to the world number one spot, with a straight-sets victory over Garbine Muguruza. American Sloane Stephens, the 10th seed, now stands between Halep and a first grand slam title. It will...

  • McEnroe predicts tough return for Murray at Wimbledon

    McEnroe predicts tough return for Murray at Wimbledon

    John McEnroe expects Andy Murray to battle past his hip problem and play at Wimbledon this year but has warned the Briton that he faces a tough test against hard-hitting opponents. Former world number one Murray has not played a competitive match...

  • Muguruza thrashes Sharapova in Paris

    Muguruza thrashes Sharapova in Paris

    Spain's Garbine Muguruza thrashed Maria Sharapova to reach the French Open semi-finals on Wednesday as a much-anticipated second top-of-the-bill showdown in three days failed to materialse at Roland Garros. Sharapova's eagerly-awaited fourth-round...

  • Cecchinato stuns former champion Djokovic at French Open

    Cecchinato stuns former champion Djokovic at French Open

    Marco Cecchinato beat former champion and 12-times major winner Novak Djokovic 6-3 7-6(4) 1-6 7-6(11) at the French Open on Tuesday to become the first Italian man to reach a Grand Slam semi-final in 40 years. Cecchinato cruised through the...

  • Belgium detains 13 in tennis match-fixing probe

    Belgium detains 13 in tennis match-fixing probe

    Belgium has detained 13 people in raids over an investigation into suspected match-fixing in the lower ranks of professional tennis, federal prosecutors said on Tuesday. A criminal organisation with ties to Belgium and Armenia has been bribing...

  • Cecchinato upsets Goffin to reach last eight

    Cecchinato upsets Goffin to reach last eight

    Unheralded Italian Marco Cecchinato stormed into the French Open quarter-finals by upsetting Belgian eighth seed David Goffin 7-5 4-6 6-0 6-3 on Sunday. World number 72 Cecchinato, who had never been past the first round at a Grand Slam, will next...

  • Djokovic's bid for second French Open off to glum-faced start

    Djokovic's bid for second French Open off to glum-faced start

    Novak Djokovic launched his campaign for a second French Open title with a moody victory over Brazilian qualifier Rogerio Dutra Silva on Monday, winning 6-3 6-4 6-4. In his quest to become the first men's player in the Open era to win each of the...

  • Azarenka dumped out of French Open in first round

    Azarenka dumped out of French Open in first round

    Two-time Grand Slam winner Victoria Azarenka crashed out of the French Open in the first round losing 5-7 5-7 to Katerina Siniakova on Monday, playing only her fifth tournament of the year after a legal battle over the custody of her son. The...

  • Malta fall to South Africa in Fed Cup playoff

    Malta fall to South Africa in Fed Cup playoff

    Team Malta lost to South Africa 2-1 in the Group III, Europe/Africa, Zone B, Promotional play-off final after qualifying from their group with maximum wins.  Malta started the encounter on a bright note as Francesca Curmi emerged victorious in...

  • Malta to face South Africa in Fed Cup play-off

    Malta to face South Africa in Fed Cup play-off

    Team Malta will face South Africa in the Fed Cup play-off spot, on Thursday, their first since 2004 when they were defeated by Norway. Malta advanced to the promotion play-off for the European/Africa Group II after emerging winners in their three...

  • Team Malta starts Fed Cup with a win

    Team Malta starts Fed Cup with a win

    The Tennis' women's team, comprised of Elaine Genovese, Brenda Galea, Francesca Curmi and Emily Lightfoot, has started its Fed Cup commitments with a 3-0 win over Ireland. Curmi was first on the court and she managed to overcome Jane Fennely 6-1,...

  • Malta advance into Davis Cup play-off

    Malta advance into Davis Cup play-off

    Malta lost against Liechtenstein 2-1 on the third and final day of Pool B, Group B but still managed to clinch a promotion play-off berth. In the opening singles rubber, Omar Sudzuka lost to Robin Forster in a hard fought match 6-3, 6-4.  Matthew...

  • Malta downs Moldova in Davis Cup

    Malta downs Moldova in Davis Cup

    After a very good start in the Davis Cup European Group 3, with Malta beating Kosovo three rubbers to nil, the Mediterranean island were up against the number one seed, Moldova, on Thursday. In the first rubber Omar Sudzuka lost his encounter to...

  • Malta win opener in Davis Cup

    Malta win opener in Davis Cup

    The men's tennis national team were off to a strong start in the Davis Cup when they brushed aside Kosovo 3-0 in Montenegro on Wednesday. Omar Sudzuka had the better of Burim Bytyqi 6-4 6-1 while Matthew Asciak breezed past Granit Bajraliu 6-0,...

  • Isner outlasts Zverev for first Miami title

    Isner outlasts Zverev for first Miami title

    John Isner found new energy and outlasted Germany's Alexander Zverev 6-7(4) 6-4 6-4 at the Miami Open on Sunday for the biggest title of his career. The 32-year-old American was tiring noticeably in the second set but won the ninth game to go up...

  • Stephens sees off Ostapenko to win Miami title

    Stephens sees off Ostapenko to win Miami title

    American Sloane Stephens kept intact her streak of never having lost a final as she defeated Latvia's Jelena Ostapenko 7-6(5) 6-1 to claim the Miami Open title on Saturday. After a tense first set, the U.S. Open champion reeled off six consecutive...

  • Watch: Del Potro grinds down Raonic in Miami, Isner also advances

    Watch: Del Potro grinds down Raonic in Miami, Isner also advances

    Juan Martin del Potro remained on course for a rare Sunshine Double when he outlasted Milos Raonic 5-7 7-6(1) 7-6(3) in a marathon quarter-final at the Miami Open on Wednesday. Del Potro, who claimed the Indian Wells title earlier this month, fed...