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Rafael Nadal sues ex-French minister Roselyne Bachelot for 100,000 euros

Rafael Nadal is seeking 100,000 euros ($118,000) in damages from former French sports minister Roselyne Bachelot after she accused the Spanish tennis legend of a dope test cover-up.

Rafael Nadal battles into Shanghai semi-finals

Rafael Nadal will play Marin Cilic in the semi-finals of the Shanghai Masters on Saturday after the world number one was forced to fight past Grigor Dimitrov 6-4, 6-7 (4/7), 6-3.

Maria Sharapova storms into Tianjin quarter-finals

Maria Sharapova surged into the Tianjin Open quarter-finals on Thursday as she pursues her first tournament victory since her return from a doping ban.

Rampant Rafael Nadal breezes into Shanghai last eight

Rafael Nadal underlined his status as world number one and the man to beat at the Shanghai Masters as he powered into the quarter-finals at the expense of Fabio Fognini on Thursday.

Maria Sharapova triumphs in Tianjin opener

Maria Sharapova made an impressive start to the Tianjin Open on Wednesday, beating Romania’s Irina-Camelia Begu in straight sets.

New mum Serena Williams to return for Australian Open

Serena Williams looks set to return to defend her Australian Open title next year, only three months after she became a mother.

Venus Williams heads back to Sydney International after 20 years

Evergreen Venus Williams will headline the Sydney International in January to kick off her 2018 season, returning to the tournament after a 20-year absence.

Rafael Nadal thrashes Nick Kyrgios to clinch China Open title

World Number One Rafael Nadal swept Australian Nick Kyrgios aside to win the China Open, 6-2 6-1 on Sunday in Beijing.

Belgium’s David Goffin claims Japan Open title

Belgium's David Goffin beat Adrian Mannarino of France in straight sets to win the Japan Open on Sunday, his second victory in consecutive weeks.

Caroline Garcia stuns Simona Halep to win China Open

Unseeded Caroline Garcia of France won her second title in as many weeks as she stunned new world number one Simona Halep in the closely fought final of the China Open on Sunday.

Rafael Nadal outlasts Grigor Dimitrov to reach Beijing final

Rafael Nadal was forced into a third set before the world number one piled the pressure on Grigor Dimitrov to reach the final of the China Open on Saturday.

Simona Halep powers to number one and Beijing final

Simona Halep surged to number one in the world for the first time and into the final of the China Open as she beat Latvia's Jelena Ostapenko 6-2, 6-4.

China Open: Rafael Nadal sets up Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov semi-final showdown

World number one Rafael Nadal tamed the big-serving American John Isner 6-4, 7-6 (7/0) to surge into the semi-finals of the China Open on Friday.

Wozniacki wobbles on way to China Open round two

Caroline Wozniacki had a fright against a local favourite in the China Open first round on Sunday before she composed herself to go through 6-1, 6-7 (4/7), 6-1.

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