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/ May 5, 2017

Djokovic, longtime coach Vajda part ways

Novak Djokovic has split with his longtime coach Marian Vajda and two other team members, saying he wants to find “the winning spark on the court again.” Djokovic said on his website on Friday that he mutually agreed with Vajda, fitness coach Gebhard Phil ...

/ May 3, 2017

Sharapova to discover Wimbledon fate on June 20

Maria Sharapova will discover on June 20 if she has been granted a wild card for Wimbledon, provided she has not already qualified for the tournament. The Russian player has returned to the WTA Tour after serving a 15-month ban for doping and reached ...

Date returns to court after 16-month absence

/ May 3, 2017

Date returns to court after 16-month absence

Former world No. 4 Kimiko Date returned to official competition on Wednesday for the first time in 16 months after recovering from a knee injury, but went out in the first round of the Kangaroo Cup. The 46-year-old veteran, who retired when she was ...

Thiem ousts Murray in Barcelona Open semifinals

/ Apr 30, 2017

Thiem ousts Murray in Barcelona Open semifinals

Dominic Thiem upset top-ranked Andy Murray 6-2, 3-6, 6-4 to advance to the final against defending champion Rafael Nadal at the Barcelona Open on Saturday. Nadal beat Horacio Zeballos of Argentina 6-3, 6-4 after the fourth-seeded Thiem dispatched with Murray in windy conditions at ...

Mladenovic stops Sharapova in Porsche Grand Prix semis

/ Apr 30, 2017

Mladenovic stops Sharapova in Porsche Grand Prix semis

Maria Sharapova’s first tournament since her controversial return to tennis ended Saturday after losing to Kristina Mladenovic of France in the Porsche Grand Prix semifinals. Mladenovic beat former top-ranked Sharapova 3-6, 7-5, 6-4. In her fourth match following a 15-month doping ban, the Russian ...

Sharapova wins again, reaches Porsche semis

/ Apr 29, 2017

Sharapova wins again, reaches Porsche semis

Maria Sharapova won again to move into the Porsche Grand Prix semifinals after beating Anett Kontaveit of Estonia 6-3, 6-4 on Friday. In her third match following a 15-month doping ban, Sharapova converted five of her six break points. The five-time Grand Slam champion ...

/ Apr 29, 2017

Nastase apologizes for Serena slur

Ilie Nastase responded to the backlash from his comments about Serena Williams and his Fed Cup outburst Friday, saying his remarks about the pregnant tennis great were “spontaneous” and his tirade inexcusable. The 70-year-old tennis Nastase posted a statement on Facebook a week after ...

Bouchard wants life ban for Sharapova

/ Apr 28, 2017

Bouchard wants life ban for Sharapova

If Eugenie Bouchard had her way, Maria Sharapova would have been banned from tennis for life. The 2014 Wimbledon finalist from Canada, called Sharapova a cheater upon the Russian’s return from a 15-month doping suspension. Sharapova has already been slammed by other players who ...

Sharapova makes victorious return after doping ban

/ Apr 27, 2017

Sharapova makes victorious return after doping ban

Looking relieved, Maria Sharapova went through her familiar routine of waving to the crowd and blowing kisses after winning her first match in her return from a 15-month doping ban on Wednesday. The five-time Grand Slam champion and former No. 1 beat Roberta Vinci ...

/ Apr 25, 2017

Sugita bests Robredo at Barcelona Open

Yuichi Sugita advanced to the second round of the Barcelona Open after beating former world No. 5 Tommy Robredo on Monday. The 28-year-old Sugita, ranked 91st in the world, entered the main draw as a lucky loser. He beat the 34-year-old Robredo, currently ranked ...

Serena fires back at Nastase over comments on pregnancy

/ Apr 25, 2017

Serena fires back at Nastase over comments on pregnancy

Serena Williams has spoken out in response to suspended Fed Cup captain Ilie Nastase’s comments speculating about the skin color of the baby the pregnant Williams is expecting. The 23-time major champion wrote on Instagram on Monday: “It disappoints me to know we live ...