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MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA – MARCH 28/ Simona Halep of Romania plays a point against Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic during day 11 of the Miami Open presented by Itau at Hard Rock Stadium on March 28, 2019 in Miami Gardens, Florida. Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP

Simona Halep closes on world number one Osaka

Simona Halep cut the gap to world number one Naomi Osaka in the WTA rankings on Monday after the Romanian made the semi-finals at the Miami Open last week.
Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic, Simona Halep named top seeds in Australian Open

World number ones Novak Djokovic and Simona Halep were named top seeds on Thursday for next week’s Australian Open, with 23-time major winner Serena Williams lurking at 16 on the women’s side.
FILE PHOTO- Romania’s Simona Halep celebrates with the French Open trophy at Roland Garros, Paris, France - June 9, 2018. REUTERS-Charles Platiau-File Photo

Simona Halep secures second year-end No. 1 ranking

Simona Halep has secured the year-end number one ranking in the WTA standings for the second year running.
Naomi Osaka of Japan speaks during a press conference at the Hong Kong Open tennis tournament on October 8, 2018. - AFP PHOTO - Anthony WALLACE

Japan’s Naomi Osaka claims fourth place in women’s rankings

Japan's US Open champion Naomi Osaka rose to fourth place in the latest WTA rankings released Monday on the strength of her outstanding form in recent weeks.
Naomi Osaka

China Open: Don’t call me cool – Naomi Osaka

Naomi Osaka is the reigning US Open champion, the first Japanese to win a Grand Slam singles title and a fast-rising star of tennis — but do not call her cool.
Simona Halep (R) of Romania gets medical treatment as she plays against Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia during their women's singles third round match of the WTA Wuhan Open tennis tournament in Wuhan on September 25, 2018. NICOLAS ASFOURI - AFP

World number one Simona Halep retires hurt from China Open

World number one Simona Halep is out of the China Open at the first hurdle, retiring with back trouble after losing the first set 6-1 to Ons Jabeur on Sunday.
Naomi Osaka

Japan’s Naomi Osaka muscles into Tokyo semi-finals

Japan’s Naomi Osaka exuded a major champion’s aura Friday as she dispatched Barbora Strycova 6-3, 6-4 to reach the Pan Pacific Open semi-finals, despite being nowhere near her best.
Naomi Osaka of Japan hits a return against Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia during their women's singles second round tennis match at the Pan Pacific Open tennis tournament in Tokyo on September 19, 2018. - AFP PHOTO - TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA

Wham-bam as Japan’s Naomi Osaka roars into Tokyo quarters

Japan's Naomi Osaka pulverised Slovak Dominika Cibulkova 6-2, 6-1 to reach the Pan Pacific Open quarter-finals on Wednesday in her first match since her historic US Open triumph.
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Simona Halep through but Sloane Stephens exits in Cincinnati

Top seed Simona Halep returned to sew up victory over Ajla Tomljanovic on Friday after their second round match at the Cincinnati Open had been suspended the previous day due to rain.
MONTREAL, QC - AUGUST 09- Venus Williams serves against Simona Halep of Romania during day four of the Rogers Cup at IGA Stadium on August 9, 2018 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Minas Panagiotakis-Getty Images-AFP

Simona Halep doubles up by destroying Venus Williams in straight sets

World number one Simona Halep crushed seven time Grand Slam winner Venus Williams in straight sets on Thursday at the WTA Montreal event just hours after a delivering a marathon three-hour victory over Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.
Olga Danilovic

Danilovic jumps 82 spots in WTA rankings

Serbian teenager Olga Danilovic jumped 82 places in the latest WTA rankings released Monday on the strength of her win Sunday in Moscow.
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Simona Halep stays on top as Angelique Kerber and Venus Serena move up

Simona Halep retained the number one spot in the latest women’s rankings despite losing in the third round at Wimbledon, but below her the upsets at the grass-court major caused turmoil.
Simona Halep

Simona Halep still leads rankings while Elise Mertens moves up

With Wimbledon looming, Simona Halep, who was not in action last week, retained her comfortable lead the WTA rankings ahead of Carolina Wozniacki, who also did not play.

Serena Williams faces Wimbledon fight as Paris party falls flat

Serena Williams admits her dream of an eighth Wimbledon title could either be saved or shattered in a Paris doctor's office this week.

Simona Halep races into third French Open quarter-final

World number one Simona Halep, the runner-up in 2014 and 2017, routed Belgian 16th seed Elise Mertens 6-2, 6-1 to reach the French Open quarter-finals for the third time on Monday.

Maria Sharapova gears up for Stuttgart return

Maria Sharapova spent time prior to the start of the Stuttgart Grand Prix flinging a factory-fresh 700-horsepower Porsche 911 RT2 RS around a test track in Germany's automobile capital.

World No. 2 Caroline Wozniacki ousted in Indian Wells

Russian Daria Kasatkina, who has beaten all four reigning Grand Slam champions in the past year, upset world No. 2 Caroline Wozniacki 6-4, 7-5 at the WTA Indian Wells event on Tuesday.

Indian Wells: Venus Williams knocks out Serena, Wozniacki marches on

Serena Williams’ return to the WTA Tour came to an abrupt end Monday as she crashed out of Indian Wells with a 6-3, 6-4 loss to her sister Venus.

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Josh Okogie: D’Tigers can go all the way at the 2019 FIBA World Cup

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