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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 [...]

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Kuznetsova out of Australian Open after left wrist surgery

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Two-time major winner Svetlana Kuznetsova has withdrawn from next month’s Australian Open after having surgery on her left wrist. Tennis Australia on Friday said No. 12-ranked Kuznetsova and China’s Sasai Zheng, with [...]

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Maria Sharapova bests Timea Babos in second round of US Open

Maria Sharapova’s upset victory over No. 2 seed Simona Halep in her first Grand Slam appearance since serving a 15-month doping ban has been the talk of the US Open, and the Russian’s run at Flushing [...]

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Maria Sharapova on Serena Williams: ‘We are not friends, not at all’

Like Patrick Ewing, Phil Mickelson, and anyone who’s ever had the misfortune to share a pool with Michael Phelps, Maria Sharapova has been a champion who’s lived under the shadow of an icon. For Sharapova, winner [...]