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King calls for Margaret Court Arena to be renamed over same-sex uproar

Melbourne - American tennis star Billie Jean King has called for Melbourne's Margaret Court Arena to be renamed as controversy rages over the Australian tennis great's divisive views on sexuality.

Sharapova named in India luxury housing fraud probe

New Delhi - Five-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova is under investigation in India for cheating and criminal conspiracy after the collapse of a luxury housing project that she endorsed, police and a lawyer said Tuesday.

New Orleans abuzz over 'secret' Serena wedding

New Orleans - The fiance of tennis superstar Serena Williams was spotted arriving at the New Orleans museum where the couple are expected to wed Thursday, in a ceremony reportedly drawing dozens of A-listers to the city known for its jazz and party atmosphere.

Tennis: Heartbroken Nadal 'wants to cry' over Catalan vote

Bejing - Spain's world number one Rafael Nadal said on Monday he was stunned and felt like crying following a banned independence referendum in Catalonia and a police crackdown.

Djokovic becomes father of baby girl

Belgrade - Twelve-time Grand Slam champion Novak Djokovic and his wife Jelena have become parents of a baby girl, local media reported on Sunday.

Resurgent Federer advances to ATP Montreal Masters final

Montr - Swiss superstar Roger Federer turned in a precision performance Saturday at the ATP Montreal tennis, using thundering serves and clever backhands to defeat unseeded Robin Haase for a spot in the final.

Tennis: Wozniacki topples top seed Pliskova at Toronto tennis

Toronto - Caroline Wozniacki survived three rain delays to book her spot in the WTA Toronto tournament semi-final with a marathon 7-5, 6-7 (3/7), 6-4 victory over world No. 1 Karolina Pliskova on Friday.

Tennis: Nishikori tries to end title drought at past win site

Washington - Japan's Kei Nishikori, trying to end an 18-month ATP title drought, hopes returning to the scene of his most recent outdoor crown will provide a pre-US Open spark.

Djokovic still the biggest rival, says Murray

Doha - World number one Andy Murray insisted Sunday that Novak Djokovic will remain his biggest threat in 2017, as the pair prepare for a potential first clash of the season in Doha this week.

Serena Williams is marrying Reddit cofounder Alexis Ohanian

Tennis superstar Serena Williams is marrying Reddit cofounder and Y Combinator partner Alexis Ohanian, according to a Thursday post she made on — where else — Reddit.

Murray crowned number one after Paris triumph

Paris - The ATP officially crowned Andy Murray as world number one on Monday as tennis legend Roger Federer fell out of the top 10 for the first time in 14 years.

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.
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