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WTA create new event for players stuck in quarantine

The Women's Tennis Association has added an extra event to the calendar ahead of the Australian Open in February for the players who have been forced to quarantine without being able to leave their hotel rooms.

The event, for 28 of the 72 players who have been unable to access training facilities after arriving in Australia on flights with passengers who later tested positive for...

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Watson beats Burrage as Brits return to the WTA Tour for the first time since September

Heather Watson defeated compatriot Jodie Burrage in Abu Dhabi, the first British women to play in a WTA-sanctioned event since the French Open in September.

It was a main draw WTA Tour debut for Burrage, who impressed in last summer's Progress Tour Championship as well as the Battle of The Brits events organised by Jamie Murray and the LTA.

But the world number 263 was...

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Robson's relief at return to the tennis court

Laura Robson has announced she is back on the practice court for the first time since recovering from hip surgery in December 2019.

The former Wimbledon junior champion has suffered from numerous injuries, including two operations on her hips, and last played competitively 20 months ago.

"It's taken ridiculous amounts of rehab and hard work to get to this point so I'm very...

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Women's doubles players investigated for match fixing at the French Open

Paris prosecutors have confirmed they are investigating allegations of match fixing during a women's doubles match at the French Open.

According to BBC Sport, the focus of the enquiry is believed to be the first round tie between the Romanian pair of Andreea Mitu and Patricia Maria Tig who defeated Russia's Yana Sizikova and the American Madison Brengle 7-6 6-4.


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Defeat can't dampen Jabeur's journey of adventure at French Open

Tunisian player Ons Jabeur may have lost her fourth round contest at the French Open but her best showing to date at Roland Garros has helped to spark huge interest in tennis in her home country.

It was the first time Mrs Jabeur had reached the last 16, beating her previous best of round three in 2017.

At 26, she is one of the few women representing Africa on the world stage...

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Serena Williams withdraws from French Open

Serena Williams has withdrawn from the French Open due to an Achilles injury. The three-times Roland Garros champion made the decision ahead of her second-round meeting with Tsvetana Pironkova.

The US Open finalist has been managing the problem whilst trying to win an elusive 24th Grand Slam singles title having first noticed the injury during her defeat by Victoria Azarenka at...

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Watson wonders where the next generation will come from after French Open flop

Heather Watson has questioned the future of British tennis after another poor performance in a Grand Slam this year. Watson was defeated by Italy's Fiona Ferro in the first round of the French Open, joining Johanna Konta in suffering an early exit at Roland Garros.

No British woman has made it further than the second round of any of this year's Grand Slam events. And Watson is...

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US Open champion Naomi Osaka pulls out of French Open

US Open champion Naomi Osaka has withdrawn from the French Open later this month, citing a hamstring injury. The Japanese star beat Victoria Azarenka in the final at Flushing Meadows but she feels there is insufficient time to recover between events for her to travel to Paris.

Releasing a statement on social media, Osaka said: "I won't be able to play at the French Open. My hamstring...

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"Mature" Osaka sees off veteran Azarenka to become queen of Queens

Naomi Osaka believes the perspective and maturity she gained during a difficult few months of lockdown helped her to produce a stunning comeback to beat Victoria Azarenka in the US Open final.

The double champion lost the first set 6-1 and was a break down in the second before turning the match around to win 1-6, 6-3, 6-3.

It was the Japanese player's third Grand Slam title...

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Dream over for Serena as Azarenka wins at last

Serena Williams' quest for an elusive 24th Grand Slam title was put on hold again as she lost to Victoria Azarenka in the semi-finals of the US Open.

It was Azarenka's first victory over Williams at a Grand Slam tournament after 10 previous defeats, including the final at Flushing Meadows in 2012 and 2013.

The 38-year-old Williams needed treatment and heavy strapping for an...