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Tennis

Latest tennis news, player interviews and action from the men’s ATP Tour and women’s WTA Tour, the Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon and US Open grand slams.

Sharapova win sets up Barty battle in Cincinnati

Ashleigh Barty has defeated Maria Sharapova at the Australian Open this year.

ITF satisfied with Islamabad’s security plan for Davis Cup tie

Pakistan has been forced to host Davis Cup ties at neutral venues for more than a decade as teams refused to travel to the country on security concerns.

Murray won’t play US Open singles after loss to France’s Gasquet

Andy Murray later announced he will not be playing singles in the US Open, which begins in two weeks.

Venus prevails in opening Cincinnati match

Venus Williams wins 7-5 6-2 as she maintains her streak of never having lost a set to Lauren Davis.

Montreal winner Nadal withdraws from Cincinnati

The announcement comes a few hours after Rafael Nadal won his fifth Canadian title over Russian Daniil Medvedev.

Toronto winner Andreescu pulls out of Cincinnati WTA

Bianca Andreescu does not want to take any risks after missing more than two months – and Wimbledon – due to shoulder problems.

Nadal crushes Medvedev to retain Montreal title

The Spanish world number two retained his crown with a 6-3 6-0 victory over the eighth-seeded Daniil Medvedev in their first-ever meeting.

Tearful Serena retires injured in Toronto final

Serena is hoping for a 24th career Grand Slam title at the US Open, but it is unclear if injuries will continue to set her back.

Serena to face Canadian Andreescu in WTA Toronto final

As Williams seeks her first title since 2017, Andreescu is hoping to become the first Canadian in 50 years to lift the trophy.

Nadal reaches Montreal final as injured Monfils withdraws

Monfils retires after an ankle injury making way for the King of clay to take on Daniil Medvedev at the finals.

Monfils books late date for Montreal semis

The match also means Monfils is left with just a few hours to prepare to take on Rafa as his quarter-final game was disrupted and delayed due to rain.

Nadal rallies to beat Fognini in Montreal

Nadal says the match against Fognini was up-and-down, nevertheless he managed to defeat his opponent, making his way to the semis.

Kontaveit downs Sharapova, Kerber falls in Toronto

Grand Slam champ Maria Sharapova has her hopes dashed over a comeback after being defeated by Anett Kontaveit at the fourth-round of the WTA Toronto tournament.

Serena, Osaka through to Toronto quarter-finals

Serena Williams could face rival Naomi Osaka again in the WTA Toronto quarter-finals.

Thiem, Zverev sent packing in Montreal quarter-finals

Thiem's defeat today is due to not having enough rest from travelling after a match in his home, Austria.

Serena, Osaka book US Open final rematch in Toronto

Both Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka are set to face each other in the quarterfinals of the WTA tournament after straight-set victories on Thursday.

Nadal advances to quarterfinals in Montreal

In defeating Guido Pella, Rafael Nadal now has the most wins in the ATP Masters series.

Pliskova keeps no. 1 hopes alive by reaching Toronto quarters

Pliskova battles hard to reclaim the world no.1 spot, hoping to make her way to the semis.

Thiem beats Cilic to reach Montreal quarter-finals

Thiem came to Canada after winning the Kitzbuhel clay court title at home last weekend.

Osaka advances, Barty no longer world no.1

The reigning US and Australian Open champion, Naomi Osaka, won after taking the first set 6-2 when Germany's Tatjana Maria retired with a left abdominal injury.

Halep survives Brady test to reach last 16 in Toronto

Despite requesting a medical timeout during the game, Halep surprises the crowd by defeating Brady during the second-half of the game.

Pliskova puts number one pressure back on Osaka

Karolina Pliskova must go all out to fight back for the number one spot, while facing a tough contender, Naomi Osaka.

Nadal advances in rain-hit ATP Montreal Masters opener

Rain did not hinder Rafael Nadal to reach the third round of the ATP Montreal Masters.

Kyrgios falls at first hurdle in Montreal

Kyrgios, who has come under fire for his inconsistency, says he is trying to get to a period where he can bring his A-game every week.

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