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23 May 2019
Serena Williams heads into this year's French Open as an outsider for a Grand Slam title for possibly the first time in 20 years, with questions surrounding her fitness after a poor start to the season, while Naomi Osaka needs to rediscover her best form to solidify her position at the top of the women's…
9 May 2019
Naomi Oaska admitted she "was thinking about too many things" in her 3-6, 6-2, 7-5 Madrid Open quarter-final loss to Belinda Bencic on Thursday. World number one Osaka has claimed the last two majors at the US and Australian Opens and will be looking for a third in succession when she travels to Paris for…
8 May 2019
Novak Djokovic won his first match easily to reach the third round of the Madrid Open Tennis Championship, while Naomi Osaka had a tougher battle in the women’s draw. In a day of mixed results, other ranked players advanced, except for the upset of France’s Gilles Simon by Bolivian Hugo Dellien. Djokovic required one break…
7 May 2019
Novak Djokovic needed just 65 minutes to make a winning start at the Madrid Open on Tuesday, while Naomi Osaka channelled her inner "zombie mode" to earn a place in the third round. Top seed and world number one Djokovic hammered American Taylor Fritz 6-4, 6-2 to advance to the last 16 following a premature…
1 Apr 2019
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.
17 Feb 2019
Elise Mertens has claimed the biggest title of her career by beating top seed Simona Halep to win the Qatar Open.
22 Jan 2019
Serena Williams continued her march to the Australian Open record she is chasing when she prevailed over Simona Halep 6/1; 4/6; 6/4 in a fateful match on Rod Laver Arena. In the men’s field, fourth seeded Alexander Zverev was a shadow of his usually powerful gladiatorial self as he fell 6/1; 6/1; 7/6 to 14th…
20 Jan 2019
Simona Halep defeated Venus Williams 6/2; 6/3; to advance to the quarter-finals and thereby prevented a clash of two sisters...
19 Jan 2019
The Romanian top seed defeated Williams 6-2, 6-3 in one hour 17 minutes to post her best performance so far at this year's tournament after struggling through the early rounds.
10 Jan 2019
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. Djokovic heads long-time rival Rafael Nadal and defending champion Roger Federer, with young-gun Alexander Zverev seeded four as he targets a maiden Grand…
6 Jan 2019
World number one Simona Halep Sunday admitted a back injury that ended her 2018 season early was "very scary", but she has recovered and is feeling fit heading into the new season.
13 Dec 2018
Novak Djokovic and Simona Halep were Thursday named as the 2018 ITF world champions by the governing body of global tennis.


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