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France clinches Davis Cup tie with Japan in doubles

/ Feb 4, 2017

France clinches Davis Cup tie with Japan in doubles

France wrapped up victory in its Davis Cup World Group first-round tie against Japan after Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut won Saturday’s doubles to take an unassailable 3-0 lead at Ariake Colosseum. The Wimbledon champions routed Yuichi Sugita and Yasutaka Uchiyama 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 ...

France plays down Nishikori's Davis Cup no-show

/ Feb 1, 2017

France plays down Nishikori's Davis Cup no-show

France captain Yannick Noah has played down the absence of Japan’s world No. 5 Kei Nishikori and called for total focus from his players ahead of their Davis Cup World Group first-round tie starting Friday. Nishikori said at last month’s Australian Open that he ...

Serena reflects on triumph

/ Jan 29, 2017

Serena reflects on triumph

Serena Williams says her rise to become perhaps the greatest player of all time is all down to mental strength and never giving up, a trait learned from Steffi Graf and Martina Navratilova. The dominant American now holds more Grand Slam titles in the ...

Hozumi, Kato fall in bid to reach final

/ Jan 25, 2017

Hozumi, Kato fall in bid to reach final

Eri Hozumi and Miyu Kato were knocked out of the women’s doubles in the semifinals at the Australian Open on Wednesday. Hozumi and Kato were aiming to become the first Japanese pair ever to reach the final of a Grand Slam event, but their ...

Veterans roll into semifinals

/ Jan 25, 2017

Veterans roll into semifinals

The last time Serena Williams and Mirjana Lucic-Baroni played each other, nearly two decades ago at Wimbledon, they were both precocious teenagers just starting their tennis careers. Now, the two 30-something women will meet again in the semifinals of the Australian Open, a tournament ...