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Johanna Konta withdraws from Dubai with a foot injury

Johanna Konta had been preparing to make her debut in Dubai British number one Johanna Konta has withdrawn from the Dubai Duty Free Championships with a foot injury. Konta was seeded sixth and travelled to Dubai but was then forced to pull out on the eve of the tournament. The world number 10 last played […]

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Tennis star Bouchard’s Super Bowl fan gets a second date

Image copyright Twitter/GenieBouchard Image caption The student seems to have charmed Ms Bouchard, who declared their evening “awesome!” When Canadian tennis star Eugenie Bouchard agreed to a date with a student after losing a Twitter wager, it had the hallmarks of a one-off event. But in love, as in tennis, there is always room for […]

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Tennis star Bouchard honours Super Bowl blind date bet

Image copyright AP Image caption Tennis pro Eugenie Bouchard met a 20-year-old student for a blind date in New York Canadian tennis star Eugenie Bouchard has honoured her promise to join a 20-year-old student for a date, after he won their Twitter wager over the US Super Bowl. While the Atlanta Falcons were 21-0 ahead, […]

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Venus Williams: ESPN’s Doug Adler sues over Australian Open sacking

Venus Williams was beaten by sister Serena in the Australian Open final Sacked tennis commentator Doug Adler is to sue broadcaster ESPN, claiming he compared Venus Williams’ tactics to a “guerilla”, rather than a “gorilla”. During Williams’ Australian Open second-round tie with Stefanie Voegele in January, Adler said: “Venus moved in and put the guerilla […]

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Fed Cup: Great Britain face potentially tough test in Romania

Johanna Konta (left) and Heather Watson (centre) won the deciding doubles match to help Great Britain defeat Croatia Great Britain face a potentially tough test in Romania after the draw was made for April’s Fed Cup World Group II play-offs ties. The match will take place on 22 and 23 April as Britain bid to […]

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Aljaz Bedene knocked out of Rotterdam Open by Denis Istomin

Britain’s number four Aljaz Bedene previously beat Denis Istomin in the Rotterdam qualifiers Britain’s Aljaz Bedene lost in straight sets to Uzbekistan’s Denis Istomin in round one of the Rotterdam Open. World number 105 Bedene, who beat Istomin in the qualifiers for Rotterdam, lost 6-3 7-6 (7-3). The 27-year-old missed three set points and hit […]

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Nazi-era German anthem at tennis tournament sparks outrage

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Petkovic was among the German team members outraged by the mistake The United States Tennis Association has apologised after a version of the German national anthem associated with the Nazi era was accidentally sung at a tournament in Hawaii. The obsolete first verse, including the words “Germany, Germany above all […]

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Fed Cup: Johanna Konta loses as tie against Croatia goes to decider

Heather Watson won her fourth match of the Fed Cup week in Tallinn, Estonia British number one Johanna Konta suffered a surprise defeat by Ana Konjuh as Great Britain’s Fed Cup promotion play-off tie against Croatia headed into a final-match decider. The world number 10 lost 6-4 6-3 to the player ranked 27 places below […]