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Wildcard doubts for French Open

Maria Sharapova is due to make her comeback to the tour in Stuttgart on April 26 where she had been given a wild card. She will be reliant on such for quite a few months as she builds up her ranking which, following her drug admission last year resulting in a two-year ban Š—– reduced to 15 months on appeal Š—– has slipped off the...

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Federer underestimates opponent

Roger Federer, chasing his eighth Dubai title, crashed out of this yearŠ—Ès championship in what must be one of the biggest upsets of the week. The Australian Open champion fell to the world number 116, Evgeny Donskoy, and obviously underestimated the journeyman from...

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Ambassador Jo ‘excited’

Jo Konta, the British No.1 was Š—“excitedŠ— to confirm her Š—“intentionŠ— to play the three-Wimbledon warm-up tournaments on grass this summer, the Aegon Open Nottingham, Aegon Classic (Birmingham) and Aegon International (Eastbourne). Konta, who competes for Team GB in Fed Cup in Estonia next week has also been named official ambassador for British Tennis after breaking the world top ten over the past year. The British No.1, beaten by eventual champion Serena Williams in the recent Australian Open, said: Š—“I am excited to be playing these three tournaments, especially in front of the home crowds again. The grass court...

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Serena downs Venus

Sibling rivalry was evident as the Williams sisters met in the final of the Australian Open where the winner was destined to make history. That honour went to Serena Williams who, after 82-minutes, watched a Venus backhand error on match point, hand her the title 6-4...

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Coco keeps going

The surprise of the day was in the womenŠ—Ès draw where the unseeded American Coco Vandeweghe comfortably eliminated the French Open champion and seventh seed, Garbine Muguruza of Spain, 6-4...

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Konta doesn’t fear Serena

JO Konta believes a major key to upsetting Serena Williams is the knowledge she has picked up playing her sister Venus and other Grand Slam champions. The British No.1 would emulate her run to the semi-finals of the 2016 Australian Open if she were to overcome Serena, a winner of 22 Slams, in their first...

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Konta makes last eight

JO Konta is looking forward to Š—“an incredible experienceŠ— against Serena Williams after becoming the only Brit to reach the quarter-finals of the Australian Open. With compatriots Andy Murray and Dan Evans falling in the men’s event at the same stage, Konta defeated Ekaterina Makarova for a second successive year in the fourth...

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