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Sharapova sparkles on return to grand slam stage

NEW YORK: Maria Sharapova proved she will be someone to contend with for the U.S. Open crown after the Russian wild card outlasted second seed Simona Halep 6-4 4-6 6-3 on Monday to get the year’s final grand slam off to an electrifying…

Federer beats Cilic to win record 8th Wimbledon

LONDON: Roger Federer won a record eighth Wimbledon title and became the tournament's oldest champion Sunday with a straight-sets victory over injury-hit Marin Cilic who dramatically broke down in tears midway through the final. Federer…

Still motivated to be world’s best, says Djokovic

LONDON: Novak Djokovic has set his sights on regaining the world number one ranking and silencing the doubters by winning the ATP Tour Finals for a record-equalling sixth time. Djokovic arrives at London's O2 Arena in the unusual…

Struggling Nadal shuts down 2016 season

MADRID: Former world number one and 14-time Grand Slam title winner Rafael Nadal shut down his season on Thursday to concentrate instead on recovering full fitness for a fresh trophy assault in 2017. The 30-year-old has been plagued by…

Nadal confident he and Federer not finished yet

MADRID: Rafael Nadal insists he can still compete with the best in the world for "many years to come" after opening his tennis academy alongside Roger Federer in Mallorca on Wednesday. Nadal and Federer have slipped down the world rankings…