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Kvitova attacker faces up to 12 years in prison

Prague - The man who attacked two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova with a knife at her Czech home in December 2016 is facing up to 12 years in prison, a prosecutor's office said Friday.

Topless, singing Serena sparks internet breast cancer stir

Sydney - Tennis superstar Serena Williams caused an internet sensation Sunday by posing topless for a video while singing "I Touch Myself" to raise awareness for breast cancer.

Defiant Australian paper reprints 'racist' Serena cartoon

Melbourne - An Australian newspaper defiantly republished a controversial cartoon of tennis star Serena Williams on its front-page Wednesday, slapping aside "politically correct" accusations that the drawing was racist and sexist.

Major Davis Cup shake-up approved

Orlando - World tennis chiefs on Thursday approved a radical Davis Cup revamp that will overhaul the 118-year-old competition, condensing the annual worldwide showpiece into an 18-team, week-long event.The shake-up for the men's team tournament received 71.

Rapes and beatings: the torments of South Korea's young athletes

Seoul - When Kim Eun-hee was 10 years old, a primary school child with dreams of tennis stardom, her coach raped her for the first time. Then he did it again. And again. And again.The would-be South Korean champion was too young to even know what sex was.

Bouchard battles past Bacsinszky in Gstaad opener

Gstaad - Eugenie Bouchard quelled a home threat at the Gstaad WTA tournament on Tuesday, fighting back to beat Timea Bacsinszky 4-6, 7-6 (7/1), 6-4 for a second-round place.

Review: Novak Djokovic wins 2018 Wimbledon, defeats Kevin Anderson Special

London - On July 15, 2018, Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic won the men's singles at the 2018 Wimbledon Championships, which were held in London.

Wimbledon 2018 to use AI to determine player action shots

The Wimbledon tennis tournament starts in July 2018, and for this year's slam status event IBM will be working with the Lawn Tennis Association to use artificial intelligence to help select the best shots for highlights packages.

Central Africa says Boris Becker's diplomatic passport is 'fake'

Bangui - The Central African Republic (CAR) said on Tuesday that a diplomatic passport that tennis star Boris Becker claims entitles him to immunity in bankruptcy proceedings in Britain "is a fake.

Central Africa says Boris Becker's diplomatic passport is 'fake'

Bangui - The Central African Republic (CAR) said on Tuesday that a diplomatic passport that tennis star Boris Becker claims entitles him to immunity in bankruptcy proceedings in Britain "is a fake.

Boris Becker claims diplomatic immunity in bankcruptcy case

London - Three-time Wimbledon champion Boris Becker is claiming diplomatic immunity from ongoing bankruptcy proceedings in the UK on the basis that he is an ambassador for the Central African Republic, British media reported Friday.

Legendary Brazilian tennis player Maria Bueno dies

S - Maria Bueno, the Brazilian "queen" of tennis, who won three Wimbledon and four US championship singles titles, died Friday in Sao Paulo at age 78, the hospital where she was being treated said.

Tennis great Navratilova slams BBC over Wimbledon pay

London - Tennis great Martina Navratilova accused the BBC Monday of a "shocking" pay gap which saw her fellow Wimbledon pundit John McEnroe paid at least 10 times more than her.

Tennis: Mexican Open glitz clashes with violent Acapulco backdrop

Acapulco - Some of the world's top tennis stars are in Acapulco this week for the Mexican Open, but the glamour of the tournament has been tarnished by the Pacific resort city's brutally violent crime.

Boris Becker withdraws lawsuit against ex-manager

Berlin - German tennis legend Boris Becker has withdrawn a lawsuit against an ex-manager in a financial dispute, the court and his lawyer said Thursday.Becker, 50, who is battling money woes, had earlier signalled he would sue his ex-manager Sascha Rinne.

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.
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