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Washington | Top seeds cruise through

Both the seeded favourites Dominic Thiem and Simona Halep reached the round of 16 in their respective ATP and WTA Citi Open events of the US Open warm-up event. Austria’s seventh-ranked Thiem, a French Open semi-finalist last June, waited out a rain delay then needed only 63-minutes to dispatch 96th-ranked Swiss Henri Laaksonen 6-3...

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Stanford | Sharapova makes winning return

Maria Sharapova won her first professional match on US soil in over two years following her 15-month drug suspension and more recently, a hip injury picked up in Rome. But the former world number one and five-time grand slam winner, didn’t have it all here own way in here opening match at the Stanford Classic with Jennifer Brady of the US taking her to three sets, albeit collapsing in the...

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Bastad | Siniakova stunns Wozniacki

Caroline Wozniacki reached her fifth final of the season only to fall at the last hurdle for a fifth time! This time the seventh seeded Czech Katerina Siniakova stunned the former World No. 1 and top seed form Denmark 6-3 6-4 to win the Ericsson Open on clay in Bastad, Sweden, for her second career WTA...

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Stanford | Sharapova gets another wild card

Tennis fans, not least Maria Sharapova fans, await news as to whether the now controversial Russian star is going to be granted a wild card into the US Open. Having failed to gain one for both the French Open and Wimbledon, it seems likely that the USTA will follow suit and give her no option but to come through...

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Wimbledon Day 9 | Karolina Pliskova becomes World No 1

Karolina Pliskova is taking the top spot of the WTA rankings without striking a ball after Simona Halep lost to Johanna Konta in the quarter-finals on Tuesday. In doing so, she overhauls Germany’s Angelique Kerber by way of the quirky nature of the points-based ranking system that sees the 25-year-old rise to the summit and become the 23rd player to do...

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