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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.

Czechs hold aces against Japan in Davis Cup quarter-final

Tokyo - Even without the towering presence of Tomas Berdych, title holders the Czech Republic are favourites to out-gun a badly wounded Japan in their Davis Cup quarter-final that starts on Friday.

Serena Williams crashes out of WTA Charleston

Charleston - World number one Serena Williams crashed out of the WTA Tour's Family Circle Cup, losing her opening match in straight sets to world number 78 Jana Cepelova on Tuesday.

Serena Williams crashes out of WTA Charleston

Charleston - World number one Serena Williams crashed out of the WTA Tour's Family Circle Cup, losing her opening match in straight sets to world number 78 Jana Cepelova on Tuesday.

Nadal hopes to fine tune form ahead of clay swing

Los Angeles - Rafael Nadal says he still has work to do on his game as he gets set to launch his claycourt season which the Spaniard hopes culminates with his ninth French Open title.

Djokovic downs Nadal to win fourth Miami crown

Miami - Six time Grand Slam title winner Novak Djokovic claimed his fourth Miami Masters title with a dominating straight sets win over world number one Rafael Nadal on Sunday.

Serena roars back for record seventh Miami title

Miami - Serena Williams snapped out of her early doldrums to roar to a record seventh Miami WTA title on Saturday with a 7-5, 6-1 win over China's Li Na.

Serena beats Li for seventh Miami crown

Miami - World number one Serena Williams won the Miami WTA title for the seventh time Saturday with a 7-5, 6-1 win over China's Li Na.

Serena beats Li for seventh Miami crown

Miami - World number one Serena Williams won the Miami WTA title for the seventh time Saturday with a 7-5, 6-1 win over China's Li Na.

Serena beats Li for seventh Miami crown

Miami - World number one Serena Williams won the Miami WTA title for the seventh time Saturday with a 7-5, 6-1 win over China's Li Na.
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