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  • Barty reclaims top spot, Andreescu up to fifth

    Australia's Ash Barty has reclaimed the number one spot in the WTA rankings less than a month after losing it while U.S. Open champion Bianca Andreescu moved up to a career-high fifth after her maiden Grand Slam win in New York.

  • Andreescu fends off Williams comeback to win US Open

    Canadian teenager Bianca Andreescu claimed her first Grand Slam title in a hard-hitting, nerve-jangling 6-3 7-5 win over Serena Williams on Saturday that put the brakes on the American's bid to equal the all-time record.

  • Serena knocked out

    Serena Williams's quest for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam singles title was put on hold on Saturday after the former world number one was knocked out of the French Open in the third round following a 6-2 7-5 defeat by fellow American Sofia Kenin.

  • Federer turns on the style on Roland Garros return

    Roger Federer returned to the French Open and breezed into the second round with a 6-2 6-4 6-4 win against Italian Lorenzo Sonego on Sunday, four years after hitting his last ball on the Parisian clay.

  • Federer withdraws from Rogers Cup

    Eight-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer pulls out of next month's ATP Rogers Cup tournament in Toronto due to scheduling concerns.

  • Djokovic downs Nadal in epic to reach Wimbledon final

    Novak Djokovic will face Kevin Anderson in his fifth Wimbledon final after the three-time champion beat world number one Rafael Nadal 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (11/9), 3-6, 10-8.

  • Nadal, Djokovic clash becomes second longest semi-final

    Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic are fighting out the second longest semi-final ever played at Wimbledon, just a day after Kevin Anderson and John Isner had set the record for the longest.

  • Wounded Murray pulls out of Wimbledon

    Andy Murray withdraws from Wimbledon on the eve of the tournament after the two-time champion decided he isn't fit enough to compete at the All England Club.

  • Finally! Djokovic ends drought to reach Queen's showpiece

    Novak Djokovic ends his final drought as the former world number one reaches his first title match for a year with a 7-6 (7/5), 6-4 win against Jeremy Chardy at Queen's Club.

  • Nadal storms to 11th French Open title

    Rafael Nadal claims an 11th French Open title with a 6-4, 6-3, 6-2 demolition of Dominic Thiem despite a worrying injury scare in the closing stages of the final.

  • Halep wins French Open

    Simona Halep fought back from a set and a break down to finally claim her first Grand Slam title by beating Sloane Stephens 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 in a gruelling French Open final.

  • Muguruza ousts Sharapova

    Garbine Muguruza thrashed Maria Sharapova 6-2, 6-1 to reach the French Open semi-finals, condemning the Russian to her worst Grand Slam defeat in more than six years.

  • Nadal brushes aside Marterer to ease into quarter-finals

    Rafael Nadal moves a step closer to an incredible 11th French Open title on Monday by seeing off German Maximilian Marterer in straight sets to reach the quarter-finals.

  • Serena pulls out from French Open

    Serena Williams announce her shock withdrawal from the French Open on Monday with injury just minutes before her scheduled fourth-round clash against long-time rival Maria Sharapova.

  • Nadal swats aside Gasquet to march on at Roland Garros

    Nadal continued his bid for an 11th French Open title by brushing aside home favourite Gasquet

  • Sharapova sets up potential Serena clash

    Maria Sharapova set up a potential last-16 clash with Serena Williams by crushing sixth seed Karolina Pliskova 6-2, 6-1 in the French Open third round

  • Nadal powers into third-round meeting with Gasquet

    Rafael Nadal stormed into the French Open third round

  • Cilic, Thiem battle into French Open last 32

    Title challengers Marin Cilic and Dominic Thiem struggles into the French Open last 32 on Thursday as Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova and Rafael Nadal waited to join them.

  • Nadal racks up 80th French Open win

    Nadal racks up 80th French Open win

  • Serena set for Grand Slam return at Roland Garros

    Three-time champion Serena Williams will make her eagerly-awaited return to Grand Slam tennis on Tuesday with a French Open first-round match against Kristyna Pliskova on Court Philippe Chatrier.

  • Wawrinka, Azarenka knocked out

    Former French Open champion Stan Wawrinka and Victoria Azarenka suffered shock exits on Monday.

  • Serena feared for life!

    Serena Williams says she lives in fear of blood clots, a condition that surfaced during a harrowing postnatal ordeal in September when she almost died giving birth to her first child.

  • Roger Federer

    Federer 'never imagined' having chance to become oldest number one

    Roger Federer can become the oldest world number one on Friday, a remarkable achievement for the 20-time Grand Slam title winner who admits he "never imagined" he'd get the opportunity.

  • Halep says her time will come

    Battle weary Simona Halep says her time will come after failing for the third time to win a Grand Slam final, admitting her body simply gave up after a draining Australian Open.

  • Maria Sharapova

    Sharapova suffers Shenzhen semi-final defeat

    Former world number one Maria Sharapova is dumped out in the semi-finals of the Shenzhen Open, losing in three sets to holder Katerina Siniakova of the Czech Republic.

  • Rafael Nadal

    Nadal completes long road back to top

    Rafael Nadal continued a remarkable season by ensuring that he will end the year as the world number one for the first time since 2013, as he completes a long road back to the top of the sport.

  • Sharapova triumphs in Tianjin opener

    Maria Sharapova made an impressive start to the Tianjin Open on Wednesday by beating Romania's Irina-Camelia Begu in straight sets.

  • Nadal savours being part of the dream generation

    World number one Rafael Nadal's third U.S. Open and 16th grand slam title which he bagged with a 6-3 6-3 6-4 demolition of South African Kevin Anderson, triggers speculations on his chances of surpassing Federer's record of 19 major championships.

  • Nadal battles Anderson in conflict of styles at U.S. Open

    World number one Rafa Nadal's quest for a 16th grand slam title will lead to a barrage of big serves when he battles South African Kevin Anderson in a conflict of styles at the U.S. Open final.

  • This girl's not going anywhere: Sharapova

    Maria Sharapova marks her first Grand Slam appearance since her doping ban ended with a 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 victory over second seed Simona Halep at the US Open on Monday.