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The Internet and Canada celebrate historic Raonic win

The Internet was abuzz with the Sound of Milos today, as the young challenger from Canada defeated seven-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer to advance to the Grand Slam men's singles final.

Ex-tennis star Bob Hewitt loses S. Africa rape appeal

Johanesburg - Former tennis champion Bob Hewitt will be jailed in South Africa after losing an appeal Thursday against a six-year sentence for raping young girls he coached decades ago.

Maria Sharapova doping timeline

Paris - Timeline on Maria Sharapova doping case after the Russian star was banned for two years on Wednesday:2016Jan 26 - Sharapova loses to old rival Serena Williams in the Australian Open quarter-finals.

Federer, Monfils out of French Open

For the first time in 17 years, Roger Federer of Switzerland will miss a Grand Slam event as he announced that he is not competing in this year’s French Open for health reasons.

French Tennis Federation offices raided over alleged corruption

Paris - The French Tennis Federation's offices and the home of its president Jean Gachassin were raided on Tuesday in an investigation into alleged corruption and embezzlement, sources said.

Nadal wins Barcelona crown, ties Vilas clay record

Rafael Nadal has equaled Guillermo Vilas’ record of 49 clay-court titles following his latest success in Barcelona, Spain.

Djokovic surges past Federer as money leader in men’s tennis

Following his victory at the Miami Open, world number one Novak Djokovic of Serbia has become the all-time money leader on the ATP Tour.

Tennis star Nadal hits back at critics, threatens legal action

Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal has threatened legal action against a former French minister who accused him of doping.

UN suspends Sharapova as goodwill ambassador

New York - The United Nations has suspended Maria Sharapova as a goodwill ambassador after she failed a drug test at the Australian Open, the latest fall from grace for the Russian tennis star.

Tennis officials 'absolutely reject' cover-up allegations

A bombshell report was dropped on the world of men's tennis with a BuzzFeed News/BBC investigation uncovering secret files that point to widespread match-fixing in the sport.

Sweden's Soderling retires after four years off court

Stockholm - Sweden's Robin Soderling finally announced his retirement on Wednesday, more than four years since his last match.

Vomit, facemasks as 'extreme smog' clouds China Open

Bejing - A player's complaint that the smog made him vomit and the unflattering sight of fans in face masks have put Beijing's notorious air pollution back in the spotlight after haze hit this week's China Open.

James Blake wants NYPD cop who tackled him to be fired

Manhattan - When a video surfaced that showed former tennis star James Blake being tackled by a plainclothes New York City Police officer, it prompted apologies from mayor Bill de Blasio and police commissioner Bill Bratton.

Heartbreak for Canadian tennis star

New York - Eugenie Bouchard has reluctantly pulled out of the US Open Championships after suffering a concussion in a freak accident.

How much do tennis players sweat?

Brighton - This year's Wimbledon tennis tournament is being battled out under a scorching sun and intense heat. Naturally the players will sweat, but how much under these conditions?

Ex-tennis star Bob Hewitt denied appeal for rape verdict

Pretoria - Disgraced former tennis Grand Slam champion Bob Hewitt will not be allowed to appeal a ruling that found him guilty of raping and assaulting young girls he coached in the 1980s and 1990s.

Stan Wawrinka beats Djokovic in French Open Final

Paris - Stanislas Wawrinka provided a welcome shock to the Roland Garros crowd, as he defeated world number one Novak Djokovic to win his first French Open title.

Ex-tennis star Bob Hewitt guilty of raping girls in S. Africa

Johanesburg - Australian-born former tennis Grand Slam champion Bob Hewitt was found guilty Monday in South Africa of raping and assaulting young girls whom he was coaching in the early 1980s.

Refugee protest at Australian Open final

Melbourne - Play was held up during the Australian Open men's final on Sunday when a banner was unfurled protesting against the treatment of refugees, with one person jumping on centre court.

Melbourne tennis tournament ready for extreme weather

Melbourne - The Australian Open is now prepared for all manner of weather conditions following the installation of a third retractable roof at Melbourne Park, according to Tennis Australia.

Venus Williams takes a swing at interior design

Although known for her tennis prowess, the Olympic gold medal winner Venus Williams is making a splash in the interior design field, as well.

Li Na says tennis 'only chance' after father's death

Wuhan - China's Li Na said her ground-breaking career can be traced back to the death of her father when she was 14, a pivotal moment which meant tennis success was her "only chance".

Maria Sharapova mocks opponent for taking an injury timeout

In her final tune-up tournament before the U.S. Open, Maria Sharapova lost to Ana Ivanovic, 6-2, 5-7, 7-5, in controversial fashion in the semifinals of the Western & Southern Open on Saturday night.

Fognini stuns Murray to pull Italy level

Naples - Italy's world number 13 Fabio Fognini stunned a tiring Andy Murray 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 to level their Davis Cup quarter-final tie 2-2 with Britain in Naples on Sunday.

Hat-trick chasing Czechs whitewash Japan 5-0 in Davis Cup

Tokyo - Reigning Davis Cup champions the Czech Republic powered their way to a 5-0 quarter-final whitewash of Japan after Sunday's reverse singles matches.

Murray sweeps Seppi to revive Britain's Davis Cup bid

Naples - Andy Murray relaunched Britain's bid for a long-awaited place in the semi-finals of the Davis Cup after sweeping aside Italy's Andreas Seppi 6-4, 7-5, 6-3 in their postponed rubber to level the tie in Naples on Saturday.

Federer saves Wawrinka blushes, Czechs on course for semis

Paris - Roger Federer saved Stanislas Wawrinka's blushes after the Australian Open champion suffered a shock defeat to unheralded Kazakh Andrey Golubev in the Davis Cup quarter-finals on Friday.

Bouchard holds off Venus Williams in Charleston

Charleston - Canadian starlet Eugenie Bouchard admitted it was "a bit ugly" as she held off former world number one Venus Williams 7-6 (8/6), 2-6, 6-4 to reach the Family Circle Cup quarter-finals.

Injuries and absentees hit Davis Cup last eight ties

Paris - Injuries and unavailability have played havoc with the Davis Cup quarter-finals starting on Friday with two-time defending champions the Czech Republic up against it away to Japan.

Bouchard holds off Venus in Charleston

Charleston - Canadian starlet Eugenie Bouchard held off former world number one Venus Williams 7-6 (8/6), 2-6, 6-4 on Thursday to reach the Family Circle Cup quarter-finals.
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