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Coco Gauff, Naomi Osaka set for US Open showdown

US teen sensation Coco Gauff and top-ranked defending champion Naomi Osaka will meet in a third-round showdown Saturday at the US Open, each curious to test her game against the other.
MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA – MARCH 22: Serena Williams of the United States in action during her match against Rebecca Peterson of Sweden during Day 5 of the Miami Open Presented by Itau at Hard Rock Stadium on March 22, 2019 in Miami Gardens, Florida. Michael Reaves/Getty Images/AFP / Michael Reaves / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / A

Serena Williams remains America’s best hope at French Open

Serena Williams, a three-time French Open champion who has a 28-4 record on the red clay of Roland Garros, could be dangerous if she is pain free and can get off to a good start.
Serena Williams

Serena Williams looking to turn the clock back in Rome before Roland Garros bid

Serena Williams returns from injury in Rome next week looking to get back to winning ways as she prepares her bid to match Margaret Court’s record of major singles titles at the French Open later this month.
Hsieh Su-wei

Hsieh Su-wei sets up rematch with Naomi Osaka in Stuttgart

World number one Naomi Osaka will have a chance for revenge on Taiwan’s Hsieh Su-wei this week when the two meet in the second round of the WTA tournament in Stuttgart.
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.
Roger Federer

Roger Federer downs injured John Isner for 101st career title

Roger Federer defeated a hobbling John Isner 6-1 6-4 for his 101th career title at the Miami Open on Sunday.
Roger Federer

Roger Federer to face John Isner in Miami Open final

Roger Federer cruised into his fifth Miami Open final with an impressive 6-2 6-4 victory against Canadian teenager Denis Shapovalov on Friday.
American No.1 John Isner played clutch tennis at the tail end of both sets to edge Felix Auger-Aliassime in two tie-breaks, 7-6(3) 7-6(4), and get within one win of defending his Miami Open title.

John Isner fights back to beat teen Auger-Aliassime in Miami semis

Big-hitting American John Isner kept his title defence alive but needed all his experience to see off Canadian teenager Felix Auger-Aliassime 7-6(3) 7-6(4) on Friday to return to the Miami Open final.
Roger Federer

Miami Open: Roger Federer beats Kevin Anderson to set up Denis Shapovalov clash

Roger Federer gained a measure of revenge against Wimbledon nemesis Kevin Anderson, beating the South African 6-0 6-4 at the Miami Open on Thursday.

Novak Djokovic blames Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer after surprise Miami Open loss

Novak Djokovic has suggested Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer are partly to blame for his disappointments in Indian Wells and Miami.
Anett Kontaveit defeated Su-Wei Hsieh to reach the Miami Open semi-finals. Reuters

Anett Kontaveit ends giantkiller Hsieh Su-wei’s Miami Open run

Anett Kontaveit brought Hsieh Su-wei’s Miami Open run to a dramatic end with a 3-6 6-2 7-5 comeback win on Tuesday to become the first player through to the semi-finals.
Roger Federer

Roger Federer, Kevin Anderson advance to 4th round in Miami

Roger Federer overcame a sluggish start to defeat Filip Krajinovic 7-5 6-3 and advanced to the fourth round of the Miami Open on Monday.
MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA – MARCH 22: Serena Williams of the United States in action during her match against Rebecca Peterson of Sweden during Day 5 of the Miami Open Presented by Itau at Hard Rock Stadium on March 22, 2019 in Miami Gardens, Florida. Michael Reaves/Getty Images/AFP / Michael Reaves / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / A

Miami Open: Serena Williams withdraws, Naomi Osaka crashes out

Naomi Osaka crashed out of the third round of the WTA and ATP Miami Open on Saturday as Hsieh Su-Wei exacted revenge for a painful Australian Open defeat with a 4-6, 7-6 (7/4), 6-3 victory.
World number one Novak Djokovic blasted past Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-3, 7-5, 6-4 at the Australian Open on Thursday in a repeat of their 2008 Melbourne final, also won by the Serb.

Novak Djokovic wins Miami opener

Novak Djokovic put his Indian Wells disappointment behind him on Friday at the ATP and WTA Miami Open with a ruthless 7-6 (7/2) 6-2 destruction of Australian Bernard Tomic to move into the third round.
Novak Djokovic defeated Roger Federer in a thrilling semi-final at the Paris Masters on Saturday to extend his winning run to 22 matches ahead of his return to world number one next week.

Miani Open: Roger Federer fights back to avoid upset

Roger Federer rallied from a set down to beat Moldovan surprise package Radu Albot in a stuttering start to the 20-times Grand Slam champion’s Miami Open campaign on Saturday.
MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA – MARCH 22: Serena Williams of the United States in action during her match against Rebecca Peterson of Sweden during Day 5 of the Miami Open Presented by Itau at Hard Rock Stadium on March 22, 2019 in Miami Gardens, Florida. Michael Reaves/Getty Images/AFP / Michael Reaves / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / A

Serena Williams survives scare to advance in Miami

Serena Williams survived an “irresponsible” second set lapse on Friday to see off Sweden’s Rebecca Peterson 6-3, 1-6, 6-1 in her second-round opener of the WTA and ATP Miami Open.
Serbia's Novak Djokovic celebrates after winning his men's singles second round match against Portugal's Joao Sousa, on day two of the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 - Rolex Paris Masters - indoor tennis tournament at The AccorHotels Arena in Paris, on October 30, 2018. (Photo by Anne-Christine POUJOULAT / AFP)

Novak Djokovic dismisses alleged rift with Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal

Novak Djokovic has dismissed suggestion of a rift with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal over the on-going fall-out from Chris Kermode’s removal as ATP chairman.
Serena Williams dropped out of the BNP Paribas Open early with a viral illness on Sunday.

Serena Williams withdraws from BNP Open with viral illness

Serena Williams dropped out of the BNP Paribas Open early with a viral illness on Sunday.

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Sports minister approves fund to refund IAAF overpayments

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