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Federer routs Tiafoe in Basel opener

Roger Federer thrashed American teenager Frances Tiafoe 6-1, 6-3 on Tuesday as the top seed began his week at the Swiss Indoors with a resounding first-round victory.

Novak Djokovic, Stan Wawrinka target Abu Dhabi return

Novak Djokovic and Stan Wawrinka are due to make their competitive return after six months out injured in Abu Dhabi in December.

Karolina Pliskova in convincing victory over sluggish Venus Williams

World number three Karolina Pliskova launched her bid for a season-ending triumph at the WTA Finals in Singapore with a convincing 6-2, 6-2 victory over a sluggish Venus Williams on Sunday.

Roger Federer bids for more home glory in Basel

Roger Federer will aim to write more history at his home event as the world number two bids for an eighth title at the Swiss Indoors starting on Monday.

Tennis: Croatian duo win doubles at Lagos Governor’s Cup

After winning the first leg men’s doubles, the duo of Ivan and Matej Sabanov from Croatia defied all odds to claim the title again in the second leg of the 17th Governor’s Cup Lagos Tennis Championship.

Roger Federer closes on Rafael Nadal in latest ATP world rankings after Shanghai victory

Roger Federer has closed the gap on Rafael Nadal at the top of the latest ATP world rankings released on Monday following his victory over the Spaniard at the Shanghai Masters.

Roger Federer tames Rafael Nadal to clinch Shanghai Masters title

Swiss ace, Roger Federer played his A-tennis today to overcome the challenge of World Number One, Rafael Nadal to clinch his second Shanghai Masters title.

Russia’s Maria Sharapova wins first WTA title since drugs ban at Tianjin Open

Maria Sharapova won her first WTA title since returning from a drugs ban as she fought back in both sets to beat Aryna Sabalenka 7-5 7-6 (10-8) at the Tianjin Open.

Russia’s Maria Sharapova reaches first final since drugs ban

Five-time Grand Slam winner Maria Sharapova crushed Peng Shuai 6-3, 6-1 at the Tianjin Open on Saturday to reach her first final since serving a 15-month doping ban.

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.

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