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Swiatek looks to join the greats

  Iga Swiatek admits she is the favourite and "confident" ahead of her bid to become only the fourth woman to win four Roland Garros singles titles in the Open era. The world No 1 could also become the first player to lift three successive women's titles in Paris since Justine Henin in 2007. Swiatek is a strong favourite after dominating on clay again this season, arriving in Paris off […]

todayMay 22, 2024 2

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Nadal practices at Roland Garros amid fitness doubts

  Rafael Nadal returned to Roland Garros on Monday to practice and try to figure out whether to compete at the French Open, a tournament he has won a record 14 times. The 37-year-old Spaniard showed up late in the afternoon with his coach, Carlos Moya, and a couple of sparring partners at Court Philippe Chatrier, which was open to the public. About 6,000 fans were there at the French Open’s main stadium, cheering loudly […]

todayMay 21, 2024 10

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Sinner plays down Djokovic, Alcaraz comparisons

    Jannik Sinner on Tuesday dismissed the idea that he is the best player in the world right now, saying he should not be compared to his fellow top-three rivals, Novak Djokovic and Carlos Alcaraz. The Italian world number two can come within touching distance of the top-ranked Djokovic in the standings should he triumph in Madrid this fortnight and he arrives in the Spanish capital brimming with confidence […]

todayApril 24, 2024 3

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Djokovic skips Madrid Open but is aiming for Rome

    World number one and record 24-time Grand Slam champion Novak Djokovic will not play at the Madrid Open this week but is hoping to appear in Rome. Media reports said the 36-year-old Serbian star had pulled out of the tournament in the Spanish capital and he was not included in the draw on Monday. Djokovic is yet to win a title this season and has only played in […]

todayApril 23, 2024 2

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Defending champion Swiatek motors into Stuttgart quarter-finals

  World number one and defending champion Iga Swiatek progressed to the quarter-finals of the WTA Stuttgart clay-court tournament by beating Elise Mertens in straight sets on Thursday, her ninth win in nine career matches at the French Open warm-up event. Swiatek beat the unseeded Belgian 6-3, 6-4 to maintain her bid to capture a third successive title in the German city and be handed the keys to a third […]

todayApril 19, 2024 5

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Gauff, Raducanu shine in Stuttgart

    World number three Coco Gauff was pushed hard by American compatriot Sachia Vickery before overcoming the qualifier 6-3, 4-6, 7-5 at the WTA Stuttgart clay-court tournament on Wednesday. The US Open champion needed two hours 27 minutes to silence her second round opponent, ranked 134th in the world. Gauff began brightly, rattling off the first three games, but from then on it was to become an error-strewn struggle. […]

todayApril 18, 2024 2

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Osaka looking at ‘bigger picture’ on her tennis comeback

  Former world number one Naomi Osaka said Thursday that she was looking at "a bigger picture" and not just results since returning to tennis late last year after giving birth. The four-time major winner has not gone beyond the quarter-finals in six tournaments since her 15-month maternity break, with her latest match a third-round defeat to France's Caroline Garcia at the Miami Open last month. Osaka, whose world ranking […]

todayApril 11, 2024 1

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Shelton beats Tiafoe to win U.S. Clay Court title

  Ben Shelton defeated 2023 champion Frances Tiafoe in three sets to clinch the ATP U.S. Clay Court Championship in Houston on Sunday. The 21-year-old Shelton triumphed 7-5, 4-6, 6-3 in the all-American final to become the youngest winner at the tournament since 19-year-old Andy Roddick in 2002. The title is the second of Shelton's career and his first on clay -- the left-hander had arrived at Houston with a […]

todayApril 8, 2024 2

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Sinner powers past Machac into Miami semis

  World number three Jannik Sinner moved into the semi-finals of the Miami Open in emphatic style on Wednesday, beating Czech Tomas Machac 6-4, 6-2. Italian Sinner, who won his first Grand Slam title at the Australian Open this year, will play in his fourth semi of the season after dealing with lively Machac in 91 minutes. Sinner broke the opening game serve from the Czech but Machac responded immediately […]

todayMarch 28, 2024 3

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