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Prizes shared but Djokovic and Serena still rule


LONDON - Grand slam titles were shared around like slices of pizza in 2014 but for all the welcome variety Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams ended the year still setting the standard.

No mega events but plenty on the sporting menu in 2015

SYDNEY - The lack of an Olympics or a soccer World Cup deprives 2015 of a single global focus for sports fans but a rich calendar of international events has more than enough world class action to satiate even the most refined palate.

Sports, Tiger Woods 19 Dec 2014

Warrior spirit leads Nishikori to new heights

LONDON - There comes a moment in all great sporting careers when the puzzle fits together and for Kei Nishikori it arrived on a sweltering early September afternoon in New York.

Sports, 2010 U.S. Open 18 Dec 2014

Radwanska dreams of grand slam glory with Navratilova

LONDON - Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska hopes to win the first grand slam title of her career after appointing 18-times grand slam champion Martina Navratilova as her new "supercoach".

Sports, 2010 U.S. Open 09 Dec 2014

New crop threatens 'Big Four' hegemony, says Djokovic

NEW DELHI - With a crop of talented young players such as Kei Nishikori and Milos Raonic knocking on the door of the exclusive men's grand slam club, the "Big Four" hegemony over the game's top tournaments may be coming to a close, said Novak Djokovic.

Sports, 2010 U.S. Open 09 Dec 2014

Sampras rules out immediate American resurgence

NEW DELHI - The sorry state of American men's tennis will continue for some time with no real talent on the horizon, said Pete Sampras who dominated the game in the 1990s with fellow American Andre Agassi.

Sports, 2010 U.S. Open 08 Dec 2014

Berdych inspires Singapore to first IPTL win

SINGAPORE - The Singapore Slammers took their first International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) victory at the fifth time of asking when Tomas Berdych led the home side to a thrilling 24-23 victory over the previously unbeaten Indian Aces on Wednesday.

Sports, 2010 U.S. Open 03 Dec 2014

Fans will warm to new tournament in time: Agassi

SINGAPORE - Andre Agassi has seen many tournaments come and go in his long and illustrious career and the American great believes the new International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) has all the ingredients to be a long-term success.

Sports, 2010 U.S. Open 03 Dec 2014

Anyone for fast-forward tennis? Welcome to the IPTL

SINGAPORE - It's tennis, but not as we know it.

Sports, 2010 U.S. Open 02 Dec 2014

Murray outlines marriage plans as Manila lose again

MANILA - British number one Andy Murray hopes to marry Kim Sears next year after the former Wimbledon champion announced their engagement last week after nine years together.

Sports, 2010 U.S. Open 30 Nov 2014
Roger Federer of Switzerland returns a shot to Radek Stepanek of Czech Republic during their match at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in Flushing Meadows in New York, in this August 31, 2008 file photo.  REUTERS/Jeff Haynes/Files

Who will rule at the U.S. Open?

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