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Rodionova defeats Sanders to clinch Australian Open wildcard spot

Arina Rodionova has gifted herself the perfect 30th birthday present by booking a spot in the Australian Open main draw. Rodionova won a tense wildcard play-off final against Storm Sanders 6-4, 7-5 at Melbourne Park on Sunday. "I couldn't even dream of a present like this," Rodionova said. Arina Rodionova of Victoria plays a backhand […]

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Tennis: Former French Open champion Schiavone says she has overcome cancer

ROME (Reuters) – Former French Open champion Francesca Schiavone has been given the all clear following a “tough battle” with cancer, the 39-year-old Italian has said. The 2010 Roland Garros champion did not provide any further details about the nature of her cancer diagnosis but said she was back in action following chemotherapy. “Hi everyone, […]

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Schiavone reveals fight against cancer

Rome: Former French Open champion Francesca Schiavone has revealed she is battling against cancer. The 39-year-old Italian, who beat Samantha Stosur to win the 2010 French Open final, posted a short video on social media detailing her treatment against a malignant tumour and hopes for a return to the sport as a coach. "Hi everyone, […]

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Murray’s Australian Open preparations disrupted

Andy Murray has cancelled his planned training block in Miami – which had been scheduled to begin last week – as a result of the groin problem which is disrupting his preparations for next month’s Australian Open. Murray had intended to take a shorter-than-usual trip to Miami – where he has a second home overlooking […]

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Caroline Wozniacki to retire after 2020 Australian Open

Caroline Wozniacki, a former world No. 1 on the WTA Tour, has announced she will retire from professional tennis following next month’s Australian Open. In a lengthy Instagram post on Friday, the 29-year-old Dane, who claimed grand slam glory at Melbourne Park in 2018, said she had “accomplished everything I could ever dream of on […]

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Tennis: Caroline Wozniacki to retire after Australian Open

COPENHAGEN (REUTERS) – Former world No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki said on Friday (Dec 6) she will retire from tennis after January’s Australian Open – the venue of her sole Grand Slam triumph. The 29-year-old, who triumphed in Melbourne last year, said her retirement had nothing to do with her health and that she wanted to […]

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Caroline Wozniacki to retire from tennis after Australian Open

Former world No 1 Caroline Wozniacki will retire from tennis after the Australian Open in January. Wozniacki, who won the tournament in Melbourne in 2018, announced the news on Instagram on Friday and says retirement has nothing to do with her health. View this post on Instagram I’ve played professionally since I was 15 years […]