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Recuperating Serena Williams pulls out of Australian Open

Bidding for more time for full recovery to defend her title, Serena Williams, has reluctantly pulled out of this year’s Australian Open.

Australia doubts as Novak Djokovic pulls out of Qatar Open

Former world number one Novak Djokovic on Saturday withdrew from next week's Qatar Open, casting doubt on his participation at the Australian Open later in January.

Unstoppable Venus Williams sets sights on 2020 Olympics

Evergreen American Venus Williams has dismissed any notion of announcing her retirement anytime soon, saying she is eager to compete at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Belgium’s David Goffin stuns Rafael Nadal in London

Belgium’s David Goffin has stunned Tennis World Number one, Rafa Nadal, beating him in three sets in the second match in Group Pete Sampras.

Nadal hails Moya’s impact on training routine

Men’s tennis world number one Rafa Nadal says the addition of compatriot Carlos Moya to his coaching team has added freshness and positive energy to the Spaniard’s training routine.

Rafa Nadal demolishes Del Potro in New York

Rafa Nadal recovered from a first set wobble to crush Juan Martin del Potro 4-6 6-0 6-3 6-2 in the U.S. Open semi-finals on Friday and move within reach of a 16th grand slam title.

Beyonce, Nadal, others congratulate Serena on birth of baby girl

Tennis superstar Serena Williams gave birth to a baby girl on Friday, US media reported, prompting an outpouring of delight from fellow professionals, celebrities and fans of the sporting icon.

Barcelona lost opportunity to sign Marco Asensio – agent

Real Madrid winger Marco Asensio's agent has told Bleacher Report that Barcelona "lost the opportunity" to sign the player as a teenager due to a disagreement over payment terms with his former club Real Mallorca.

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Spanish media out to ‘destabilise’ Paris Saint-Germain – Unai Emery

Paris Saint-Germain coach Unai Emery has claimed the Spanish media is trying to "destabilise" his team by linking superstar Neymar with a future move to their Champions League round-of-16 opponents Real Madrid.

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Bangladesh to complete Rohingya return in two years

Bangladesh has agreed to complete the process of returning Rohingya Muslims to Myanmar within two years after repatriation begins, the south Asian nation said on Tuesday, following a meeting of the neighbours to implement a pact signed last year.

Real Madrid ready to let Cristiano Ronaldo leave

Real Madrid seem happy to let Cristiano Ronaldo leave the club, but there are doubts over Manchester United's interest, says Guillem Balague.

Wife denied sex for three years gets reprieve

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