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Indian Wells | King calls for men to play best of three sets

Speaking on International Women’s Day yesterday, Billie Jean King said Grand Slam tournaments should reduce men’s matches to best-of-three sets to maintain the appeal of tennis to modern consumers. Started by the Suffragettes in the early 1900’s, the first International Women’s Day was celebrated in 1911, and belongs to all communities everywhere – governments, companies, charities, educational institutions, networks, associations, the media and...

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Los Angeles | Muguruza sizzles on Oscar Night

Garbiñe Muguruza showed off her glamorous side as she hit the red carpet at the Oscars in Los Angeles on Sunday night. The Wimbledon champion looked beautiful in a low-cut black dress by Hannibal Laguna as she added heals to her 182-cm frame. Muguruza later took to her official Instagram account to share a few of her snapshots with her 622,000...

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Paris | Nadal wins court case

Rafa Nadal has won his case against the former French Sports Minister Roselyne Bachelot who had claimed in an interview in March 2016, that the Spaniard had, between 2012 and 2013, taken time off for taking drugs rather than the reported knee injury. Nadal decided to litigate for defamation of character and last month his case was upheld and Bachelot has been ordered to pay about $11,800 in compensation and legal costs, well below the 100,000 Euros Patrick Maisonneuve, his lawyer, was calling for in...

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New Orleans | Serena to tie the knot today

The big day has arrived for Serena Williams, who is to be married in New Orleans after giving birth to her baby daughter 11 weeks ago. She and her fiancé Alexis Ohanian, together with around 250 guests, will tie the knot today, Thursday 16 November, at the Contemporary Arts Center in the Big Easy, with nuptials thought to be costing around $1million in short change. Serena and Ohanian reportedly started dating from 2015 and announced their engagement in December 2016. Notably, the former was pregnant when she won the Australian Open earlier this year, and she is reportedly set...

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Glasgow | Murray’s takes first steps back

For the first time since his quarter-final loss to Sam Querrey at Wimbledon, Andy Murray has played in public during his Murray Live charity event Glasgow where he played against Roger Federer to raise funds for various charities. And it was interesting to note that the Scots movements following the hip-injury which curtailed his season so dramatically, were nearing the levels he will need when he makes his comeback, currently expected to be at Brisbane in preparation for the Australian Open...

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London | Evans learns his fate

The ITF has finally revealed Dan Evan’s punishment for having tested positive with cocaine at the Barcelona Open last April. And they have been lenient on the British player by limiting his ban to just 12 months and back-dating it to start from the date he tested positive which means Evans can return to the Tour on 24 April...

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West Palm Beach, Florida | Serena giving birth

News has broken that the absent and pregnant Serena Williams has gone into labour, according to US reports, and was being induced at St. Mary’s Medical Centre in West Palm Beach, Florida. The 23 Grand Slam title winner was said to have checked into the hospital on Wednesday when the entire first floor was cleared for security...

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