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  • Dimitrov defeat Kyrgios, Nadal to meet Cilic

    Dimitrov defeat Kyrgios, Nadal to meet Cilic

    Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov held his nerve to knock home favourite Nick Kyrgios out of the Australian Open in a fourth-round thriller at the Rod Laver Arena on Sunday. Third seed Dimitrov absorbed 76 winners and struck 64 of his own to prevail...

  • Sharapova out, Federer progress

    Sharapova out, Federer progress

    World number one Simona Halep saved three match points and overcame throbbing ankle pain to get past Lauren Davis 4-6 6-4 15-13 in a marathon third round encounter at the Australian Open on Saturday. In a remarkable display of grit, a courageous...

  • Nadal, Wozniacki through in Australian Open

    Nadal, Wozniacki through in Australian Open

    World number one Rafa Nadal stormed into the fourth round of the Australian Open with a 6-1 6-3 6-1 victory over Bosnia's Damir Dzumhur on Friday, while home favourite Nick Kyrgios ousted Jo-Wilfried Tsonga with a hard-fought 7-6(5) 4-6 7-6(6)...

  • Federer, Djokovic progess as Muguruza is out

    Federer, Djokovic progess as Muguruza is out

    World number two Roger Federer continued his charge towards a 20th grand slam title with a 6-4 6-4 7-6(4) win over German Jan-Lennard Struff in the second round of the Australian Open earlier today while several seeded players crashed out. Serbian...

  • Dimitrov comes through rollercoaster at Australian Open

    Dimitrov comes through rollercoaster at Australian Open

    Grigor Dimitrov survived an almighty scare against American qualifier Mackenzie McDonald to reach the third round of the Australian Open. The third seed, a semi-finalist in Melbourne 12 months ago, came into this season on a high after winning the...

  • Bencic takes inspiration from Federer as she ousts Venus

    Bencic takes inspiration from  Federer as she ousts Venus

    A pep talk from Roger Federer helped inspire Belinda Bencic to a major upset on the opening day of the Australian Open. The 20-year-old came into the tournament in great form and knocked out last year's runner-up Venus Williams 6-3 7-5. Twelve...

  • Ten players to watch in the Australian Open

    Ten players to watch in the Australian Open

    The new tennis season kicks off with doubts over big names and opportunities for others as the Australian Open rolls around again. Andy Murray, Serena Williams and Kei Nishikori have all pulled out of the year's first grand slam, which begins in...

  • Five talking points ahead of the Australian Open

    Five talking points ahead of the Australian Open

    The Australian Open always throws up plenty of intrigue as the new tennis season kicks into gear. With a number of big names returning from injury - although sadly not Andy Murray - and bragging rights very much up for grabs in the women's game,...

  • Murray pulls out of Australian Open

    Murray pulls out of Australian Open

    Andy Murray has withdrawn from the Australian Open because of an ongoing hip problem. The 30-year-old had already pulled out of the Brisbane International event but has now announced he will play no part in the first grand slam of 2018, which...

  • New mum Williams hails 'wonderful' match as she returns to court

    New mum Williams hails 'wonderful' match as she returns to court

    Serena Williams hailed her comeback match against Jelena Ostapenko as "perfect" but stopped short of committing to a defence of her Australian Open title. The 23-time grand slam singles champion was back on court for an exhibition clash with...

  • Five mothers who returned to Grand Slam Tennis

    Five mothers who returned to Grand Slam Tennis

    Serena Williams is set to return to grand slam tennis just four months after giving birth to her first child. Australian Open tournament director Craig Tiley revealed the 23-time grand slam champion has entered next month's event and he has no...

  • France win 10th Davis Cup title

    France win 10th Davis Cup title

    France won a 10th Davis Cup title after Lucas Pouille beat Belgium's Steve Darcis in a decisive final rubber in Lille on Sunday. Pouille's comfortable 6-3 6-1 6-0 victory gave the hosts a 3-2 win and their first title since 2001, following defeats...

  • Updated: Tsonga pulls France level in Davis Cup final

    Updated: Tsonga pulls France level in Davis Cup final

    Jo-Wilfried Tsonga demolished Steve Darcis 6-3 6-2 6-1 to bring France level at 1-1 with Belgium after the first day of the Davis Cup final on Friday. The French number one wasted several early break chances before finding his stride on the indoor...

  • Watch: Former Wimbledon champion Novotna dies

    Watch: Former Wimbledon champion Novotna dies

    Former Wimbledon champion Jana Novotna has died aged 49. The WTA announced the news on Monday morning in a Twitter post. The statement read: "It is with deep sadness that the WTA announces the passing on Sunday, November 19, of Jana Novotna, aged...

  • Dimitrov edges Goffin to win ATP Finals title

    Dimitrov edges Goffin to win ATP Finals title

    Grigor Dimitrov claimed the biggest title of his career and sent out a huge statement of intent as the stylish Bulgarian beat David Goffin 7-5 4-6 6-3 to win the ATP Finals on Sunday. The 26-year-old recovered from losing his opening two service...

  • United States beat Belarus 3-2 to win 18th Fed Cup title

    United States beat Belarus 3-2 to win 18th Fed Cup title

    The United States beat hosts Belarus 3-2 on Sunday to win a record-extending 18th Fed Cup title and their first in 17 years. Shelby Rogers and Coco Vandeweghe beat Aryna Sabalenka and Aliaksandra Sasnovich 6-3 7-6(3) in the doubles to hand the...

  • ATP apologise after Next Gen draw ceremony lambasted as sexist

    ATP apologise after Next Gen draw ceremony lambasted as sexist

    The ATP has apologised after the draw ceremony for the Next Gen Finals on Sunday was branded a "disgrace" after female models revealed groupings with letters hidden under their clothing. The letters A or B were placed on various parts of the...

  • Wozniacki gets engaged to NBA star David Lee

    Wozniacki gets engaged to NBA star David Lee

    Caroline Wozniacki has announced her engagement to her NBA "soulmate" David Lee. The tennis star, who is currently ranked third in the world, announced the news with a picture of her huge diamond engagement ring on Twitter on Friday. The...

  • Nadal virtually assured year-end top ranking

    Nadal virtually assured year-end top ranking

    A hoped-for fight to the finish for the year-end number one ranking at next month's ATP World Tour Finals in London will likely be a coronation for Rafa Nadal, who is virtually guaranteed ending 2017 top of the pile. Roger Federer's eighth Swiss...

  • Wozniacki stands firm to beat Williams and claim WTA Finals title

    Wozniacki stands firm to beat Williams and claim WTA Finals title

    Caroline Wozniacki claimed the biggest title of her career after the Dane staved off a ferocious Venus Williams fightback to take a 6-4 6-4 triumph in the WTA Finals title showdown at a captivated Singapore Indoor Stadium on Sunday. The...