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  • 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    Andy Murray has withdrawn from the Australian Open because of an ongoing hip problem.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...

  • Hingis retires from Tennis for the third time

    Hingis retires from Tennis for the third time

    Martina Hingis has announced her retirement from tennis for a third time. The 37-year-old Swiss revealed the news at the WTA Finals in Singapore, where she is playing in the doubles event with partner Chan Yung-jan. Hingis wrote on Facebook: "Here...

  • Muguruza is WTA's Player of the Year

    Muguruza is WTA's Player of the Year

    Spain's Garbine Muguruza has been named the Women's Tennis Association's (WTA) Player of the Year after reaching number one in the rankings and winning Wimbledon. Muguruza is only the second Spanish woman after Arantxa Sanchez Vicario to reach...

  • Sharapova wins first WTA title since return from ban

    Sharapova wins first WTA title since return from ban

    Maria Sharapova won her first WTA title in more than two years at the Tianjin Open on Sunday, showing plenty of grit and determination as she came from behind in each set to beat Belarusian teenager Aryna Sabalenka 7-5 7-6(8). The former world...

  • Federer brushes aside Nadal to win Shanghai Masters

    Federer brushes aside Nadal to win Shanghai Masters

    Roger Federer brushed aside world number one Rafael Nadal 6-4 6-3 to win the Shanghai Masters on Sunday and register his fourth victory of the year over his Spanish rival. The Swiss world number two beat Nadal in the finals of the Australian Open...

  • Williams shares first pictures of her baby and announces name

    Williams shares first pictures of her baby and announces name

    Serena Williams has released the first images of her newborn daughter Alexis. The 23-time grand slam singles champion gave birth to her first child on September 1. Williams and her fiance Alexis Ohanian have named their daughter Alexis Olympia...

  • Watch: Nadal beats Anderson to win third US Open title

    Watch: Nadal beats Anderson to win third US Open title

    A relentless Rafa Nadal thumped Kevin Anderson 6-3 6-3 6-4 to win the U.S. Open on Sunday, earning the Spaniard his second grand slam title of the season and 16th of his career. While women's tennis produced two first grand slam winners this...

  • Watch: Stephens beats Keys in all American final to win US Open title

    Watch: Stephens beats Keys in all American final to win US Open title

    Sloane Stephens stayed composed throughout an all-American US Open final and played near-perfect tennis to win her maiden grand slam title with a 6-3 6-0 victory against Madison Keys on Saturday. The 24-year-old, back this summer from almost a...