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Serena Williams wins on return to Melbourne

In her first match at the Australian Open since winning the 2017 title while pregnant, Serena Williams looked to be at her dominant best, overpowering Tatjana Maria 6-0, 6-2 in the first round. Serena Williams made a ruthless start to her quest for a record-equalling 24th Grand

Federer ATP Struggle Continues

  Sunday 27 November 2011. That was the last time that Roger Federer finished the season-ending ATP Finals tournament with the winner's trophy in his hands. Defeat against eventual champion Alexander Zverev in the semi-finals means that his wait for a seventh title goes on. Back in 2011, Federer opened and finished his

CROTIA WINS DAVIS CUP

Marin Cilic beat Lucas Pouille in straight sets to secure Croatia's second-ever Davis Cup title. Cilic beat Pouille 7-6 6-3 6-3 to give them an unassailable 3-1 lead over hosts and defending champions France. France had taken the final into a third day when Nicolas Mahut and Pierre-Hugues Herbert won Saturday's doubles

Roger Federer rebounds to keep ATP Finals hopes alive

Roger Federer rediscovered his verve in the nick of time to outclass Austrian Dominic Thiem 6-2 6-3 on Tuesday and maintain his hopes of reaching the last four at the ATP Finals. The 37-year-old’s proud record of always reaching the semi-finals at the season-ender since it moved to London in 2009

DJOKOVIC DEFENDS FEDERER

Novak Djokovic has defended Roger Federer over claims the Swiss great enjoys preferential treatment on tour. In an interview with French radio station RMC, Julien Benneteau, the 2014 French Open doubles champion, claimed the 20-time Grand Slam winner carried too much influence within the game. Benneteau also voiced his belief that Federer

DJOKOVIC WINS FIRST MATCH OF ATP FINALS

Top-ranked Novak Djokovic launched his campaign for a record-equalling sixth ATP Finals title with a comfortable victory against American debutant John Isner on Monday. The Serb, guaranteed to end the year in top spot, established an early foothold in Group Guga Kuerten by seeing off the threat of the tall American

Roger Federer facing uphill task after poor start

Roger Federer will have to do it the hard way if he is to win a record-extending seventh crown at the ATP Finals after an error-strewn 7-6(4) 6-3 defeat by Kei Nishikori on Sunday. The 37-year-old Swiss was given a huge ovation as he walked through sliding doors and dry ice

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