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Kyrgios may have to give French Open the elbow

[ad_1] NICK Kyrgios will consult Australian Davis Cup captain Lleyton Hewitt on Tuesday as he nurses a worrying elbow injury that threatens to cruel his grand slam season.Kyrgios is in a desperate fight to be fully fit for next month’s French Open after requiring a cortisone shot to treat the problem that has restricted him to just two events since early February.The 22-year-old is back home in Canberra working around
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Miami Open ATP: Nick Kyrgios def. by Alexander Zverev score, draw, video

[ad_1] ALEXANDER Zverev will move onto the Miami Open quarterfinals after dispatching Australian Nick Kyrgios in 71 minutes, 6-4, 6-4.The clash came nearly a year to the day that the two faced off in the quarterfinals of the Open; with Kyrgios needing six match points and three sets to get past Zverev in 2017.But it was Zverev who had the better of things this time around; with the German set
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Miami Open WTA: Serena Williams handed tough draw

[ad_1] MIAMI Open tournament director James Blake on Monday urged tennis chiefs to rethink seeding rules after Serena Williams was handed a tough draw at this week’s event in Florida. Blake believes Williams is effectively being penalised for taking maternity leave by existing WTA tournament regulations.The 23-time Grand Slam-winning American heads into this week’s Miami Open as an unseeded player after taking 13 months off to have her first child.Such
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Madrid Open: Thiem def. Anderson, Zverev def. Shapovalov

[ad_1] DOMINIC Thiem followed up his sensational victory over world number one Rafael Nadal by easing past Kevin Anderson 6-4, 6-2 on Saturday to reach the Madrid Masters final. The fifth-seeded Austrian, who ended Nadal’s 21-match and 50-set winning streak on clay Friday, needed 85 minutes to dispose of his South African opponent, seeded sixth.Thiem, the runner-up to Nadal in the 2017 Madrid final and still chasing a maiden Masters
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Davis Cup revamp; ITF unveils World Cup of Tennis

[ad_1] THE Davis Cup is set to be transformed into an 18-nation World Cup-style tournament under new proposals put forward by the International Tennis Federation. It is hoped the new event, named the World Cup of Tennis Finals, would feature the game’s leading international stars and be played in one location over seven days at the end of each season.It would involve a round-robin stage with the top eight teams
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New York Open 2018: Ryan Harrison vs Donald Young | racism row

[ad_1] AMERICAN tennis upstart and world No. 43 Ryan Harrison was accused of racial discrimination by fellow American Donald Young after a New York Open match on Tuesday.Harrison, the tournament’s No. 6 seed, won in straight sets 6-3, 7-5 in the inaugural event at Nassau Coliseum, but not without controversy.Young took to Twitter to address the racial abuse claims. “I’m shocked and disappointed, Ryan Harrison, to hear you tell me
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French Open: Serena Williams’ Roland Garros Return

[ad_1] FRESH from attending the Royal wedding, Serena Williams will take aim at the upstarts who have been honeymooning at the majors in her absence when she makes her long-awaited Grand Slam return at Roland Garros. The 36-year-old American, who first played the French Open in 1998, has been the champion in Paris three times.Should she win a fourth Roland Garros, it will take her level with Margaret Court’s all-time
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French Open: Ash Barty and Sam Stosur in top form ahead of Grand Slam

[ad_1] TOP seed Ashleigh Barty and two-time champion Samantha Stosur are powering towards an all-Australian title showdown at the Strasbourg International. Barty needed barely an hour to advance to her maiden WTA claycourt singles quarter-final with a 6-1 6-3 destruction of local hope Pauline Parmentier after Stosur downed the pair’s Fed Cup teammate Daria Gavrilova 6-3 6-4 in her second- round match.Boding well ahead of Sunday’s French Open start, neither
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2018 French Open; Ashleigh Barty v Serena Williams

[ad_1] ASHLEIGH Barty hopes to strike a delicate balance between offence and defence in her bold bid to cut short Serena Williams’ much-hyped grand slam return in Paris.Tennis’s two comeback queens clash in centre-court showstopper at Roland Garros on Thursday night (EST), with bookmakers handing Australia’s 17th seed slight favouritism against the returning three-time French Open champion.Blessed with one of the sharpest tennis minds in the business, Barty’s game plan