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«Feet on fire» as heat scorches Melbourne

Caroline Garcia said her feet were on fire and Dominic Thiem couldn't wait to get in an ice bath as Melbourne's searing summer heat took its toll at the Australian Open Thursday.

Federer back in the groove at Tour Finals

Roger Federer made a strong start to his bid to cap his golden year with a seventh ATP Tour Finals title as the Swiss star defeated Jack Sock 6-4, 7-6 (7/4) on Sunday.

Sharapova fights to first title since drugs ban

Five-time Grand Slam winner Maria Sharapova was made to fight by 102nd-ranked teenager Aryna Sabalenka at the Tianjin Open on Sunday before winning her first title since her 15-month doping ban.

Typhoon puts WTA Hong Kong Open final in doubt

A typhoon cast a major cloud over Sunday's WTA Hong Kong Open final between Russia's sixth-seeded Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and Daria Gavrilova, the seventh seed from Australia.

Serena Williams in labor

Tennis superstar Serena Williams -- whose absence from women's tennis has shaken up the game -- has gone into labor at a clinic in West Palm Beach, Florida, local media reported Friday.

Sharapova determined to prove point on Slam return

Former world number one Maria Sharapova makes her first Grand Slam appearance next week since serving a 15-month doping suspension, bringing renewed passion and resolve to the US Open.

Nadal back as number one

Rafael Nadal was confirmed as the world number one for the first time in three years in the latest ATP rankings released on Monday.

Tennis star Oudin retires at age of 25

American Melanie Oudin announced her retirement from tennis on Friday, ending a career hindered by injury and illness at the age of 25.

Halep advances in quest to win title, take No. 1 spot

Second-ranked Simona Halep charged closer to taking the world number one ranking Thursday, beating Latvian 15th seed Anastasija Sevastova 6-4, 6-3 to reach the WTA and ATP Cincinnati Masters quarter-finals.

Nadal edges out Thiem for fifth Madrid Masters

Rafael Nadal's flawless record on clay this season continued as he outgunned the impressive Dominic Thiem to win the Madrid Masters for a fifth time 7-6 (10/8), 6-4 on Sunday.

Serena Williams factbox

Fact file on 23-time Grand Slam singles champion Serena Williams, who announced on Wednesday she is expecting her first child.

Serena expecting first baby

Serena Williams is expecting a baby and will not play again this year but aims to return to the women's tour in 2018.

Johnson to meet Bellucci in Houston ATP final

Steve Johnson rallied for a 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 victory over top-seeded Jack Sock on Saturday to set up a title clash with Thomaz Bellucci in the ATP clay court tournament in Houston, Texas.

Sock avoids upset to reach Houston semis

High seeds John Isner and Sam Querrey were sent packing in three sets, while No. 1 seed Jack Sock survived a scare at the ATP Tour's Houston event.

Serena blitzes Bencic to reach second round

Serena Williams began her quest for a 23rd Grand Slam title in style on Tuesday, overcoming the threat from Swiss star Belinda Bencic in an Australian Open performance she modestly rated as «pretty good».

Arise, Sir Andy, as Murray opens Aussie tilt

Newly knighted Andy Murray will hope to gallop towards a maiden Australian Open title when the world number one kicks off his campaign against Illya Marchenko on Monday.

Venus not in Melbourne for «kicks and giggles»

Veteran campaigner Venus Williams says is not at the Australian Open for «kicks and giggles» after grinding past Ukrainian youngster Kateryna Kozlova in two gruelling sets Monday.

Cibulkova, Wozniacki win at WTA Sydney

Slovakia's world number six Dominika Cibulkova dropped just two games in blistering heat to win her opening match at the Sydney International on Monday.

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