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# Tennis

Last year
US Open champion Raducanu splits from coach after less than six months
Raducanu hired Torben Beltz at the end of last season but it was a short-lived relationship.
Swiatek shows ruthless streak with emphatic win to claim fourth WTA title on bounce
The 20-year-old picked up her 23rd straight victory to add Stuttgart to her collection after her title wins in Doha, Indian Wells and Miami this year.
Wimbledon ban 'complete discrimination and illogical', says Russia's Rublev
World number one Novak Djokovic also hit out at the “crazy” decision.
Wimbledon 2022 ban on Russian and Belarusian players slammed as 'unfair'
The decision was taken in response to the invasion of Ukraine.
Boris Becker found guilty of four charges related to bankruptcy
The six-time grand slam champion was accused of hiding millions of pounds worth of assets.
Serena Williams’ coach Patrick Mouratoglou to work full-time with Simona Halep
Halep is currently ranked 20th in the world. She won Roland Garros in 2018 and Wimbledon the following year.
Tennis star Boris Becker tells jury bad publicity damaged his personal brand
The six-time Grand Slam champion was declared bankrupt in June 2017.
16-year-old earns landmark win at Miami Open
Linda Fruhvirtova on Sunday became the youngest player to reach the last 16 of the tournament since 2004.
Osaka's resurgence continues as she puts fan's jeers behind her
Japanese star makes light work of 13th seed Angelique Kerber to progress in Miami Open.
Ash Barty would ‘never say never’ about returning to professional tennis
The 25-year-old also hinted at a role with junior tennis in her home country.
'I finally started talking to a therapist after Indian Wells' - Osaka
The Japanese star had time away from the sport in 2021 because of mental health problems.
World number one Ash Barty announces shock retirement aged 25
The Australian said triumphing at Wimbledon in 2021 was the culmination of her ‘one true dream’.
Becker trial to start as former Wimbledon winner fights to avoid prison
The 54-year-old is a six-time Grand Slam singles champion.
Nadal reaches last 16 at Indian Wells as Medvedev crashes out
The 35-year-old Spaniard has won all 17 of his matches in 2022.
Germany's Zverev says meltdown was ‘worst moment of my life’
The Olympic gold medallist was thrown out of the Mexican Open last month.
Novak Djokovic included in Indian Wells draw despite doubts over US entry
The 34-year-old Serbian is the only man in the top 100 who remains unvaccinated against coronavirus.
Andy Murray to donate rest of season’s prize money to Unicef’s Ukraine appeal
The Scot is working with Unicef UK to provide children with medical supplies and educational kits.
Zverev given probation for Mexico meltdown
Zverev shocked the tennis world during the Mexico Open last month after smashing his racket several times against the umpire’s chair.
Belarusian tennis star Azarenka 'devastated' by violence against Ukraine
Authoritarian Belarus is closely linked to Russia and has been used as a key staging ground for the invasion of neighbouring Ukraine.
Elina Svitolina dedicates Monterrey Open victory to Ukrainian army
Ukraine’s number one beat Russian Anastasia Potapova.
Djokovic announces split from long-time coach
A turbulent 2022 continued for the Serb.
Medvedev replaces Djokovic as world number one
The Russian is the first man outside the game’s “Big Four” to occupy the top spot since 2004.
'I would fight' - Tennis player joins Ukraine military reserves
Sergiy Stakhovsky famously defeated Roger Federer on Wimbledon’s Centre Court in 2013.
'No war please': Russian star into final with peace plea
Andrey Rublev made a plea for peace after notching an eighth consecutive victory.
Nadal matches best career start, Zverev expelled after striking umpire's chair
The 35-year-old Spaniard defeated American Denis Kudla 6-3, 6-2 in his first match since winning the Australian Open.
Fans' welcome 'exceeded expectations', says Djokovic on winning return
‘The [Australian Open] final, I was trying not to watch it, but then I had my household watching… so I had to follow it.’
Djokovic 'not anti-vax' but would rather skip events than be forced into jab
The Serbian was deported in extraordinary circumstances on the eve of last month’s Australian Open.
WTA still 'concerned' over Peng Shuai after new denial
The Chinese tennis player has issued a further denial of sexual assault allegations.
Barca official who said Rafael Nadal 'represents the enemy state' resigns
The La Liga club’s president Joan Laporta today confirmed the resignation of Alfons Godall.
Rafael Nadal savours record-breaking 21st grand slam title following retirement fears
Nadal fought back from two sets down to defeat Daniil Medvedev and win a record 21st grand slam title at the Australian Open.
Nadal stages stunning comeback to win record-breaking 21st Grand Slam title
The Spaniard came from two sets down to beat Daniil Medvedev in an epic Australian Open final.
Imperious Ashleigh Barty sweeps to Australian Open title
Barty beat Danielle Collins in straight sets to become the first Australian winner of the women’s singles title in 44 years.
Swiatek fights to set up Australian Open semi-final against Collins
Swiatek recovered from a set down while Collins ended Alize Cornet’s run.
Ailing Nadal outlasts Denis Shapovalov in dramatic Australian Open quarter-final
Madison Keys pulled off another big upset with a straight-sets, last-eight victory.
Tetchy Medvedev fells stubborn Cressy as Halep 'sick and dizzy' during defeat to Cornet
It took the Russian world number two 3hr 30min to subdue the unseeded American.
'Pathetic' - Australia Open under fire for ban on Peng Shuai shirts
Tennis legend Martina Navratilova was among those to criticise the decision.
Australian Open defends ban on 'Where is Peng Shuai?' t-shirts
A video posted online appears to show a firm line being taken against people wearing the t-shirts.
Barty and record-chasing Nadal advance to Australian Open quarter-finals
Rafael Nadal’s victory over Adrian Mannarino featured a gruelling first set that lasted 81 minutes.
Medvedev, Tsitsipas march into last 16 as Halep fires warning
After the drama of Friday, when defending champion Naomi Osaka exited Melbourne in the third round, the women’s seeds were also mostly untroubled on day six.
‘Plainly open’ to conclude Novak Djokovic was anti-vaccination, judges decided
The Federal Court of Australia published the reasons for the decision not to quash the cancellation of Djokovic’s visa.