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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MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Two-time major winner Svetlana Kuznetsova has withdrawn from next month’s Australian Open after having surgery on her left wrist.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 [...]

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Serena, Kuznetsova uncertain of playing Australian Open

(Reuters) – Former world number one Serena Williams has yet to make a decision about her participation at the Australian Open, while world number 12 Svetlana Kuznetsova is also a doubt for the first grand slam [...]

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Tennis Podcast: Courageous Yannick Noah inspires France to Davis Cup glory again

The first time Yannick Noah captained France to Davis Cup glory he was still young enough to be playing, his son – the New York Knicks basketball player Joakim – was just six, and the Euro [...]

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Tennis Debate: Does it damage the sport that players can reach world No 1 without winning a major?

Agree with the arguments put forward here? Disagree? Have your say in the comments section below. Simona Halep became the 25th different player to top the WTA No 1 rankings in the last 42 years since [...]

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Serena Williams to defend Australian Open title just four months after giving birth, says tournament director

Serena Williams looks set to return to defend her Australian Open title after becoming a mother last month, the tournament’s director has announced. The 35-year-old discovered she was expecting shortly before the 2017 Australian Open in [...]

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Tennis: Sharapova reflects on Serena rivalry in new autobiography

Los Angeles (AFP) – Maria Sharapova muses on her long, lopsided rivalry with Serena Williams in a new autobiography released on Tuesday and how she believes a locker room moment fueled the American’s drive to dominate [...]