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Muguruza relishing night matches on grass in Mallorca


MADRID Garbine Muguruza is looking forward to becoming one of the first to play night matches on grass when a new tournament in Mallorca starts in June, the Spanish world number three said on Thursday.

Federer still surprised at lack of doping tests

LONDON Roger Federer believes tennis players should undergo more anti-doping tests to ensure the sport does not suffer the problems that have plunged athletics into crisis.

Sports, 2010 U.S. Open 13 Nov 2015

Serena Williams, Simone Biles battle for USOC honors

Serena Williams, Simone Biles and Ted Ligety were among the finalists for United States Olympic Committee (USOC) male and female athletes of year honors announced on Thursday.

Sports, 2010 U.S. Open 05 Nov 2015

Sharapova happy with Singapore swing despite defeat

SINGAPORE Maria Sharapova's voracious appetite for victory makes it difficult for her look on the bright side of any defeat but the Russian was trying to remain positive after her WTA Finals semi-final loss to Petra Kvitova on Saturday.

Sports, 2010 U.S. Open 31 Oct 2015

Spotless Sharapova carries Radwanska into semis

SINGAPORE Maria Sharapova made light of her long injury layoff by advancing to the last four of the WTA Finals with an unbeaten record in round robin play after the Russian breezed past Flavia Pennetta 7-5 6-1 on Thursday.

Sports, 2010 U.S. Open 29 Oct 2015

Halep happy to be heading home after up and down year

SINGAPORE Simona Halep's roller-coaster season came to a welcome halt on Thursday when a crushing first set tie-breaker against Agnieszka Radwanska at the WTA Finals left the Romanian with nothing left to give.

Sports, 2010 U.S. Open 29 Oct 2015

Serve like Serena and you too can dominate: Evert

SINGAPORE Tennis legend Chris Evert believes an inability to dominate on serve is preventing the current crop of female players from usurping Serena Williams at the top of the rankings with the American world number one using her main weapon to great effect.

Sports, 2010 U.S. Open 29 Oct 2015

Majestic Muguruza keen to avoid Bouchard fate

SINGAPORE Garbine Muguruza and Eugenie Bouchard share many similarities, having taken women's tennis by storm in their respective breakout years.

Sports, 2010 U.S. Open 28 Oct 2015

Sharapova screams past Halep, retiring Pennetta prevails

SINGAPORE Maria Sharapova continued her mastery of Romania's Simona Halep with a high quality 6-4 6-4 victory filled with bruising baseline rallies to edge closer to a last four berth at the WTA Finals on Tuesday.

Sports, 2010 U.S. Open 27 Oct 2015

New WTA chief eyes fundamental calendar changes

SINGAPORE New WTA CEO Steve Simon will make "fundamental" changes to the cramped end-of-year tennis calendar to ensure the best players compete at the flagship WTA Finals after world number one Serena Williams withdrew from this year's event.

Sports, 2010 U.S. Open 26 Oct 2015
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

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