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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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London | Errani picks up ban

Italy’s Sara Errani, a former French Open finalist, becomes the highest profile player to be banned for drug abuse since Maria Sharapova when it was revealed by the ITF that last February, she had tested positive for the banned substance...

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Sydney | Tomic drops another bombshell

Australian star Bernard Tomic, who disappointed at Wimbledon by declaring he was bored with the game as well as faking an injury in his opening match against Mischa Zverev for which he was subsequently fined heavily, has now gone on Australian TV and admitted he is now playing tennis just for the money and has no love for the...

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London | Nastase banned for sexism

Ilie Nastase has finally learnt his fate following his foul-mouthed tirade during last April’s Romanian Fed Cup tie with Britain in Bucharest which included derogatory remarks about Serena Williams’ baby and abusive language directed at Anne Keothavong and Jo Konta of the British team, as well as the umpire, Andreas...

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