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Navratilova backs Kvitova, Venus at Australian Open

(Reuters) – Former world number one Martina Navratilova believes Petra Kvitova’s attacking style of play makes her one of the top contenders for next week’s Australian Open, while Venus Williams’ experience gives her the edge over [...]

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Heather Watson ready to take advantage of zigzagging women’s game to get back into top 50

The recent turbulence on the WTA tour could spell opportunity for Heather Watson, according to the woman herself. As fortunes ebb and flow as unpredictably as the local weather, Watson has her eye on the deep [...]

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Australian Open 2018: Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer split on reason behind injury epidemic on tour

Who or what is to blame for the injury epidemic that has sent Andy Murray to the operating table, while forcing both Novak Djokovic and Stan Wawrinka into hibernation since Wimbledon? The word’s two leading men [...]

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Muguruza suffers second injury withdrawal Down Under

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Garbine Muguruza’s preparations for next week’s Australian Open were thrown into disarray when the world number three pulled out of the Sydney International due to a leg injury on Wednesday. Hours after battling [...]

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Djokovic returns from injury layoff with dominating win

  MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Novak Djokovic played his first competitive match in six months on Wednesday, a 6-1, 6-4 victory over Dominic Thiem at the Kooyong Classic. He couldn’t have been happier – or more [...]

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Serena Williams details post-childbirth medical scare that lasted five days

One day after giving birth to her daughter this past summer – the first day of a nearly week-long medical ordeal – Serena Williams needed blood thinners to treat clots in her lungs. Williams revealed that, [...]

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Serena entered for ‘family-friendly’ Australian Open

Sydney (AFP) – New mum Serena Williams has accepted a place at the Australian Open and is “anticipated to return” to the tournament in January, less than five months after giving birth, organisers said Friday. The [...]

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Spaniards Nadal, Muguruza named ITF world champions

LONDON (Reuters) – Spaniards Rafael Nadal and Garbine Muguruza were named as the International Tennis Federation (ITF) world champions on Friday – the first time in 19 years the awards have gone to players from the [...]