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Thompson victorious, Tomic beaten by Seppi

A potentially spicy clash between Australians Jordan Thompson and Bernard Tomic has been averted at the Delray Beach Open with the pair experiencing differing fortunes at the ATP event. Thompson enjoyed a first round 7-5 6-1 win over Germany's Marcel Granollers at the Florida tournament while Tomic went down to Italian veteran Andreas Seppi 6-4 […]

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Tennis: Halep, Kerber battle through to Qatar semi-finals

DOHA (AFP) – World number three Simona Halep and three-time Grand Slam champion Angelique Kerber came through tough tests on Thursday (Feb 14) to reach the Qatar Open semi-finals. Halep won in straight sets but needed two tie-breaks – 7-6 (7/1), 7-6 (8/6) – to edge past Germany’s Julia Goerges, despite racing to a 4-0 […]

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Tennis: 'Super tired' Pliskova fifth star to pull out of Qatar Open

DOHA (AFP) – Karolina Pliskova on Wednesday (Feb 13) became the fifth player all from the world’s top 20 to withdraw from an injury-ravaged Qatar Open. The world number five joins Caroline Wozniacki, Ashleigh Barty and Caroline Garcia as a player who has pulled out since the tournament started, as well as newly-crowned Australian Open […]

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Great Britain Fed Cup captain Anne Keothavong hopes for kind draw

Great Britain Fed Cup captain Anne Keothavong is hoping for another home tie when the World Group II play-off draw is made on Tuesday. Britain booked their place in April’s tie thanks to a drama-filled Europe/Africa Zone Group 1 play-off win over Serbia on Saturday. Johanna Konta recovered from collapsing midway through her singles match […]

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Jo-Wilfried Tsonga wins 17th ATP Tour title in Montpellier

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga dominates all-French final against Pierre-Hugues Herbert to win 17th ATP Tour title Jo-Wilfried Tsonga took 74 minutes to win the South of France Open on Sunday In an all-French final with Pierre-Hugues Herbert, Tsonga ran out 6-4, 6-2 winner Tsonga has struggled with injury in recent years but lifted his 17th ATP Tour […]

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Tsonga defeats Albot to set up all-French final in Montpellier

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga defeats Radu Albot to set up all-French final with Pierre-Hugues Herbert in Montpellier Tsonga defeated Moldovan Radu Albot 6-1 6-3 in Open Sud de France semi-final  Local favourite will now take on compatriot Pierre-Hugues Herbert in the final Doubles specialist Herbert impressed in 6-2 7-5 win over Czech Tomas Berdych Daniil Medvedev will […]

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Rafael Nadal, 32, wants to play at Davis Cup, 2020 Tokyo Games

Rafael Nadal would like to play at this year’s Davis Cup and he is also looking ahead to the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, he confirmed Thursday. The 17-time Grand Slam champion from Spain played one Davis Cup tie last year — against Germany in April. But the event has been remodeled, drawing some criticism, to a shorter […]

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Kiki Bertens and Dayana Yastremska win WTA titles

Kiki Bertens staged a strong comeback to win her eighth career WTA title with victory over Donna Vekic in the St Petersburg Ladies Trophy. The second seed trailed Vekic by 5-2 and a double break in the opener but rallied to take the set on a tie-break and ultimately go on to seal a 7-6 […]

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Britain’s Katie Boulter crashes out of St Petersburg Open

Britain’s Katie Boulter crashes out of St Petersburg Open after losing to Katerina Alexandrova while Maria Sharapova withdraws due to injury Katie Boulter, 22, was beaten in qualifying for the Russian tournament The Brit landed a place in the main draw after Dominika Cibulkova withdrew Maria Sharapova was forced to withdraw from her home tournament […]