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Sharapova downs Riske in tough test at Shenzhen Open

Five-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova came back from a set down to defeat American Alison Riske at the Shenzhen Open on Tuesday and book a spot in the quarterfinals.
Soure:AFP: 2018/1/2 22:28:40

Brisbane too hot for Muguruza

World No.2 Garbine Muguruza suffered a fitness scare ahead of this month's Australian Open when she was forced to retire from the Brisbane International on Tuesday with severe cramping.
Soure:AFP: 2018/1/2 22:28:39

Halep, Sharapova begin season with wins in China

World No.1 Simona Halep swatted aside American Nicole Gibbs while Maria Sharapova was flawless in her straight-set victory over Romania's Mihaela Buzarnescu in the opening round of the Shenzhen Open on Monday.
Soure:Reuters: 2018/1/1 21:58:40

Konta overcomes blip to get past Keys

Johanna Konta made a shaky start to the new season before battling past US Open finalist Madison Keys and into the second round of the Brisbane International on Monday.
Soure:AFP: 2018/1/1 21:58:39

Federer, Nadal shine in 2017

Written off as dead men walking, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal defied time to sweep the Grand Slams in 2017, while the injury curse which dogged their rivals looks set to be the new year's early story line.
Soure:AFP: 2017/12/25 22:18:40

Bartoli announces comeback to tennis

Former Wimbledon champion Marion Bartoli announced her professional comeback after a four-year absence in a video posted to her Instagram account on Tuesday.
Soure:AFP: 2017/12/20 22:43:40

Positive Kvitova looking forward to a stronger 2018 after roller-coaster year

Returning to playing tennis again was all Petra Kvitova could have hoped for after being stabbed in the hand in December, and the twice Wimbledon champion is glad that a tough and emotional year is coming to an end.
Soure:Reuters: 2017/12/17 22:18:40

Azarenka gets Aussie Open wild card

Two-time Australian Open winner Victoria Azarenka, who has been locked in a custody battle over her baby son, was on Wednesday handed a wild card into January's Australian Open.
Soure:AFP: 2017/12/13 22:43:40

Noah stays on as captain

France's Davis Cup captain Yannick Noah will oversee his team's defense of the title they won last weekend with success over Belgium in the final.
Soure:Agencies: 2017/11/30 22:23:39

France win 10th Davis Cup tennis title

France won their 10th Davis Cup title when Lucas Pouille crushed Steve Darcis 6-3, 6-1, 6-0 to give the hosts a 3-2 victory in the final against neighbors Belgium on Sunday.
Soure:Reuters: 2017/11/27 23:13:40

Sharapova under probe

Five-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova is under investigation in India for cheating and criminal conspiracy after the collapse of a luxury housing project that she endorsed, police and a lawyer said Tuesday.
Soure:Agencies: 2017/11/21 22:48:40

Former Wimbledon champ Novotna dies

Emotional tributes poured in for former Wimbledon champion Jana Novotna after she died at the age of 49 following a long battle with cancer.
Soure:AFP: 2017/11/20 23:08:39

Bulgarians hail Dimitrov after London win

Grigor Dimitrov has been hailed as the new lord of tennis by his home fans and media after the Bulgarian won the biggest title of his career when he captured the season-ending ATP Finals in London on Sunday.
Soure:Reuters: 2017/11/20 23:03:40

V. Williams' house burglarized while competing at US Open

American tennis star Venus Williams had around 400,000 US dollars of property stolen from her home in Florida while she was competing at the US Open this year, the local media revealed on Friday.
Soure:Xinhua: 2017/11/18 8:08:48

Federer one step closer to eighth ATP Finals title

Roger Federer won his third consecutive match at the ATP Finals after fighting back from one set down to beat fifth seed Marin Cilic at the O2 Arena here on Thursday.
Soure:Xinhua: 2017/11/17 9:03:23

Police shelve Kvitova attack probe

Czech police have ended their investigation into a knife attack on twice Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova last year that forced her off the court for five months this season.
Soure:Agencies: 2017/11/16 22:46:27

Dimitrov thrashes Goffin to reach semis

Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov raced into the semifinals of the ATP Finals with a 6-0, 6-2 demolition of David Goffin on Wednesday.
Soure:AFP: 2017/11/16 22:43:40

Federer among last 4 at ATP Finals

Roger Federer held young pretender Alexander Zverev at bay in a gripping contest on Tuesday to reach the last four of the ATP Finals and stay on course for a seventh end-of-season crown.
Soure:AFP: 2017/11/15 22:53:40