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Andy Murray thanks the crowd after his Australian Open defeat. Ella Ling-BPI-Rex-Shutterstock

Andy Murray expects US Open to come too soon for singles return

Former world number one Andy Murray says he is still hoping to make a return to singles this year but the US Open looks too soon.
Dominic Thiem has claimed his first ATP Masters 1000 title with a thrilling victory over Roger Federer at the BNP Paribas Open. PA

Dominic Thiem offers Serena Williams doubles match after Roland Garros row

Austrian tennis ace Dominic Thiem on Tuesday offered Serena Williams a mixed doubles jaunt in an attempt to put their French Open press room dispute behind them.
Johanna Konta

Billie Jean King: Johanna Konta playing better than ever

American tennis great Billie Jean King said on Wednesday she thinks Johanna Konta is playing “the best” she has in her career so far.
Eighth seed Petra Kvitova powered past local hope Ashleigh Barty to make the Australian Open semi-finals on Tuesday in the Czech’s best Grand Slam performance since she was injured in a terrifying knife attack.

Petra Kvitova pulls out of French Open with injury

Czech sixth seed and two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova withdrew from Roland Garros on Monday with a left arm injury.
Angelique Kerber

Russian teen Anastasia Potapova ends Angelique Kerber grand slam bid

German fifth seed and reigning Wimbledon champion Angelique Kerber was knocked out of Roland Garros in the first round on Sunday by Russian world number 81 Anastasia Potapova.
Russia’s Anastasia Potapova returns the ball to Germany’s Angelique Kerber during their women’s singles first round match on day 1 of The Roland Garros 2019 French Open tennis tournament in Paris on May 26, 2019. Anne-Christine POUJOULAT - AFP

Angelique Kerber crashes to Russian teen at Roland Garros as Roger Federer returns

German fifth seed and reigning Wimbledon champion Angelique Kerber saw her hopes of a career Grand Slam ended by Russian teenager Anastasia Potapova at Roland Garros on Sunday as Roger Federer prepared to make his Paris return after a four-year absence.
Naomi Osaka

Naomi Osaka sets sights on ‘cool’ Grand Slam sweep

Naomi Osaka said Friday it would be “cool” to complete a Grand Slam sweep in 2019 even if her meteoric rise to fame has left her feeling as if she’s 35 rather than 21.
Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic confident of historic second Slam sweep

Novak Djokovic believes that his 2016 achievement of holding all four Grand Slam titles at the same time is the perfect playbook for a repeat performance at Roland Garros as he tries to become just the second man to complete the feat.
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.
Andy Murray thanks the crowd after his Australian Open defeat. Ella Ling-BPI-Rex-Shutterstock

Andy Murray ‘optimistic’ he can play this year – mother

Andy Murray is “cautiously optimistic” he will be able to play tennis again this season after successfully undergoing hip surgery, his mother Judy has said.
German tennis player Angelique Kerber (AFP)

Angelique Kerber out of Fed Cup play-off with infection

Reigning Wimbledon champion Angelique Kerber will miss Germany’s Fed Cup play-off tie against Latvia this weekend because of an illness, the German Tennis Federation confirmed Wednesday.
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.
Ini Umotong

Falcons’ attacker Ini Umotong bags first class degree in England

Super Falcons’ attacker Ini-Abasi Umotong has bagged a First Class Degree in Economics from the University of Southampton, England.
Bianca Andreescu

Bianca Andreescu seeks breakthrough win at Indian Wells

Canadian teenager Bianca Andreescu will try to follow in footsteps of world number one Naomi Osaka on Sunday and cap a magical run at Indian Wells with a first WTA title.
INDIAN WELLS, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 09: Naomi Osaka of Japan during a change of ends against Kristina Mladenovic of France during their women’s singles second round match on day six of the BNP Paribas Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden on March 09, 2019 in Indian Wells, California. Clive Brunskill/Getty Images/AFP

Naomi Osaka turns tables on Kristina Mladenovic, Venus Williams rallies at Indian Wells

World number one Naomi Osaka launched her Indian Wells WTA title defense with a 6-3, 6-4 victory in a grudge match against Kristina Mladenovic on Saturday.
Manchester City’s Belgian midfielder Kevin De Bruyne (C) celebrates with teammates after his cross is deflected in for their third goal during the English Premier League football match between Manchester City and Wolverhampton Wanderers at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, north west England, on January 14, 2019. (Photo by Paul ELLIS / AFP) /

Manchester City begin Premier League title race with Arsenal challenge

Handed a lifeline by Liverpool’s failure to beat Leicester City on Wednesday, Manchester City will now begin a crucial week in the 2018/2019 English Premier League title race.

Liverpool’s Sadio Mane ties Kanu Nwankwo Premier League goals record

Sadio Mane has tied Kanu Nwankwo for the total number of premier league goals scored in their careers in England following his strike against Leicester City in the 1-1 result on Wednesday night at Anfield.
Andy Murray thanks the crowd after his Australian Open defeat. Ella Ling-BPI-Rex-Shutterstock

Andy Murray undergoes hip resurfacing surgery

Andy Murray has undergone hip resurfacing surgery in London, the British tennis great told his Instagram followers on Tuesday.

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