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  • Cilic beats Pouille to win Davis Cup for Croatia

    Cilic beats Pouille to win Davis Cup for Croatia

    Marin Cilic clinched Croatia's second Davis Cup title as he beat France's Lucas Pouille 7-6(3) 6-3 6-3 to give his side a decisive 3-1 lead in the final at Lille's Stade Pierre Mauroy on Sunday. The powerful world number seven was relentless as he...

  • Updated: Coric, Cilic put Croatia in charge of Davis Cup final

    Updated: Coric, Cilic put Croatia in charge of Davis Cup final

    Borna Coric and Marin Cilic put Croatia in complete control of the Davis Cup final on Friday, leaving hosts and defending champions France facing what looks like mission impossible. France captain Yannick Noah's odd choice of Jeremy Chardy and...

  • Zverev stuns Djokovic to claim ATP Finals title

    Zverev stuns Djokovic to claim ATP Finals title

    An inspired Alexander Zverev beat world number one Novak Djokovic 6-4 6-3 to win the ATP Finals on Sunday -- the biggest title of the German's fledgling career. The 21-year-old broke serve once in the opening set and three times in the second to...

  • Watch: Bryan and Sock claim ATP Finals doubles title

    Watch: Bryan and Sock claim ATP Finals doubles title

    Mike Bryan claimed his fifth ATP Finals title, but the first without his twin brother Bob, as he and Jack Sock beat French pair Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut in a thrilling doubles final at the 02 Arena on Sunday. The American duo won...

  • Djokovic dismantles Zverev at ATP Finals

    Djokovic dismantles Zverev at ATP Finals

    World number one Novak Djokovic produced a rock-solid performance to dismantle the challenge of German firebrand Alexander Zverev at the ATP Finals on Wednesday. The Serb, 10 years older than his opponent, was made to work hard in an absorbing...

  • Czech Republic beat US to win sixth Fed Cup in eight years

    Czech Republic beat US to win sixth Fed Cup in eight years

    The Czech Republic won their sixth Fed Cup title in eight years on Sunday as world doubles number one Katerina Siniakova outlasted American Sofia Kenin 7-5 5-7 7-5 in front of a boisterous, sold-out home crowd. In an exciting back-and-forth rubber...

  • Updated: Czechs take 2-0 lead over United States in Fed Cup final

    Updated: Czechs take 2-0 lead over United States in Fed Cup final

    World doubles number one Katerina Siniakova and veteran Barbora Strycova powered the Czech Republic to the verge of another Fed Cup title in the final against defending champions the United States on Saturday. Their opening day victories ensured...

  • Svitolina subdues Stephens to claim WTA Finals triumph

    Svitolina subdues Stephens to claim WTA Finals triumph

    Elina Svitolina stretched every sinew in a brilliant display of defensive tennis to register the biggest win of her career when she rallied for a 3-6 6-2 6-2 triumph over Sloane Stephens in an enthralling WTA Finals title decider on...

  • Wozniacki seeks repeat at wide-open WTA Finals

    Wozniacki seeks repeat at wide-open WTA Finals

    The women's tennis season concludes at the WTA Finals in Singapore next week and, like a majority of tournaments during the 2018 campaign, picking a winner from a wide-open field seems a near impossible task. With Serena Williams battling to...

  • Osaka drawn in tough group in WTA Finals debut

    Osaka drawn in tough group in WTA Finals debut

    US Open champion Naomi Osaka faces a potentially tough test in her debut appearance at the WTA Finals after being drawn in the same group as Angelique Kerber and Sloane Stephens on Friday. Apart from Wimbledon champion Kerber and 2017 US Open...

  • Watch: Osaka not saddened by Serena row in US Open final

    Watch: Osaka not saddened by Serena row in US Open final

    Naomi Osaka said Serena Williams’s row with the umpire during the U.S. Open final had not altered her feelings about winning a Grand Slam largely because she had no idea how she was supposed to react, the Japanese said on Thursday. Osaka’s...

  • Djokovic dismisses Del Potro to win US Open

    Djokovic dismisses Del Potro to win US Open

    A clinical Novak Djokovic dismissed Juan Martin Del Potro 6-3 7-6(4) 6-3 to collect his third US Open title on Sunday, giving him 14 Grand Slams to move into a tie for third on the all-time list alongside Pete Sampras. A season that started...

  • Osaka claims US Open title after Serena meltdown

    Osaka claims US Open title after Serena meltdown

    Naomi Osaka became Japan's first ever Grand Slam champion after she thumped a raging Serena Williams 6-2 6-4 in a controversial US Open final on Saturday, with the American suffering a meltdown after being handed a game penalty. With Osaka in...

  • Djokovic eases past Nishikori to reach US Open final

    Djokovic eases past Nishikori to reach US Open final

    Novak Djokovic will face Juan Martin del Potro for the US Open title after the Serb beat Kei Nishikori 6-3 6-4 6-2 in their semi-final on Friday. Djokovic, this year's Wimbledon champion, kept Nishikori under relentless pressure, carving out 17...

  • Nadal retires to send Del Potro into US Open final

    Nadal retires to send Del Potro into US Open final

    A weary and wounded world number one Rafael Nadal retired from his US Open semi-final while trailing Juan Martin del Potro 7-6(3) 6-2 on Friday, sending the Argentine back to the Flushing Meadows final for the first time since his 2009...

  • Watch: Osaka stuns Keys to reach first grand slam final

    Watch: Osaka stuns Keys to reach first grand slam final

    Naomi Osaka announced her arrival on the big stage at the U.S. Open on Thursday, beating last year's runner-up Madison Keys 6-2 6-4 to reach her first Grand Slam final and set up a clash with her childhood idol Serena Williams. The 20-year-old...

  • Williams crushes Sevastova to reach US Open final

    Williams crushes Sevastova to reach US Open final

    Serena Williams swept past Anastasija Sevastova 6-3 6-0 on Thursday and into the final of the US Open to sit one win away from a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title. Williams walked off Arthur Ashe Stadium court with a wave and twirl to await...

  • Stephens sent packing by Sevastova in US Open quarters

    Stephens sent packing by Sevastova in US Open quarters

    Defending US Open champion Sloane Stephens was dumped out in the quarter-finals after losing 6-2 6-3 to Latvian 19th seed Anastasija Sevastova in sweltering conditions on Tuesday. The third-seeded American lacked the swagger she showed through the...

  • Serena and Venus showdown set for day five at US Open

    Serena and Venus showdown set for day five at US Open

    Serena Williams takes on big sister Venus in the main event of day five at the U.S. Open on Friday, while defending men's champion Rafa Nadal and women's champion Sloane Stephens are also in action at Flushing Meadows. The 30th career meeting...

  • Muguruza stunned by qualifier Muchova at U.S. Open

    Muguruza stunned by qualifier Muchova at U.S. Open

    Czech qualifier Karolina Muchova stunned two-times Grand Slam champion Garbine Muguruza at the US Open on Wednesday, dumping the Spaniard out in the second round with a three-set victory. Muchova, who came into the match against the 12th seed with...