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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.

Serena again tops Forbes list of highest-paid sports women

This is the fourth straight year Serena Williams has topped the list.

Top-ranked Barty bounced in Toronto by Kenin

Ashleigh Barty’s No 1 ranking is in jeopardy with the defeat to Sofia Kenin.

Thiem keen to break Canadian duck

Thiem will face challenger Shapovalov as he remains confident to win a first ATP match in Canada.

Konta beaten by Yastremska in early Rogers Cup upset

Yastremska squanders four match points but took the fifth opportunity defeating Konta 6-3 6-2 bracing through to the tournament's second round.

Wozniacki rallies to reach Toronto second round

The 15th seed shook off her slow start, rallying from 2-4 down in the opening set to book her second-round berth in 90 minutes.

Tsitsipas enters ATP top 5 for the first time

The 20-year-old Greek is the youngest player in the top 20.

China’s Zheng surprises Sabalenka to win first WTA title

Zheng clinched the victory in the second set tiebreaker when Sabalenka doubled faulted on the first championship point.

Kyrgios edges Medvedev to win ATP Washington Open title

Nick Kyrgios says this was his best memory of a final as he wins the ATP Washington Open title climbing 25 positions to 27 on tennis's new rankings.

Giorgi, Pegula advance to WTA Washington Open final

Camila Giorgi will play against 79th-ranked American Jessica Pegula in the final.

Kyrgios ousts top seed Tsitsipas to reach Washington final

In an epic match filled with drama it was Kyrgios who came out on top.

Eager Nadal leads ATP Montreal field

Nadal wants to retain the title he earned last year in Toronto with Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer both skipping the tournament.

‘Shoe-gate’ continues for Tsitsipas in Washington

Stefanos Tsitsipas' left shoelaces broke at a crucial moment in his match against Benoit Paire, causing a delay and drawing his opponent's ire.

Murray moves nearer to return while Tsitsipas moves into top five

Murray has practised singles this week to improve his conditioning after the long layoff, while Tsitsipas booked his place in the semis at the ATP Washington Open.

Kvitova withdraws from Toronto, Williams seeded

Although disappointed for not being able to play tennis for a while, Petra Kvitova has decided to rest her arm instead of taking part in the Rogers Cup.

Halep signs up for inaugural Adelaide International

World number four Halep said the decision to play in the first WTA event in South Australia had been made easier by her fondness for the city.

Top seed Tsitsipas reaches ATP Washington quarter-finals

'I kept doing silly mistakes in the tie-breaker. I was not happy about it. I made a lot of unforced errors,' he says.

Top seeds Svitolina, Sabalenka win at WTA San Jose event

Both Svitolina and Sabalenka move on to the quarterfinals of the tournament with straight-set victories on Wednesday.

Andy Murray reunites with brother Jamie for doubles win

Andy most recently played singles at the Australian Open in January, losing a first-round five-setter to Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut.

Americans Stephens, Gauff crash out in Washington

Stephens suffers a 6-2, 7-5 first-round loss to Swede Rebecca Peterson while Wimbledon teen sensation Gauff falls 6-4, 6-2 to Zarina Diyas of Kazakhstan.

Andy Murray ‘quite close’ to singles return

Murray does not want to make his return to singles action at a best-of-five sets Grand Slam.

Tsitsipas gets top billing at Washington ATP event

Stefanos Tsitsipas says he has matured a lot from last season.

Indian Davis Cup team set to tour Pakistan

An Indian tennis team last toured Pakistan in 1964 for the Davis Cup when they defeated the hosts 4-0 while Pakistan lost 3-2 in their last visit in 2006.

Aussie de Minaur downs Opelka to reach Atlanta ATP final

Alex de Minaur will face either American Taylor Fritz or Britain's Cameron Norrie for the ATP Atlanta final.

Basilashvili battles past Zverev into Hamburg title clash

Nikoloz Basilashvili will take on Andrey Rublev for the Hamburg European Open title after defeating crowd favourite Alexander Zverev today.

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