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    Australian Bernard Tomic one win from French Open main draw

    Australian Bernard Tomic one win from French Open main draw


    Bernard Tomic is one win away from penning one of sport's great redemption stories after storming into the final round of French Open qualifying in...

    Bernard Tomic is one win away from penning one of sport's great redemption stories after storming into the final round of French Open qualifying in Paris.
    Wimbledon seeding likely for Serena Williams, despite French Open snub

    Wimbledon seeding likely for Serena Williams, despite French Open snub


    Serena Williams will almost certainly be seeded at this year's Wimbledon championships despite being snubbed by French Open organisers, the All England Club confirmed on Tuesday (Wednesday NZ...

    Serena Williams will almost certainly be seeded at this year's Wimbledon championships despite being snubbed by French Open organisers, the All England Club confirmed on Tuesday (Wednesday NZ Time).
    Rafael Nadal beats Alexander Zverev for eighth Rome title and world No 1 again

    Rafael Nadal beats Alexander Zverev for eighth Rome title and world No 1 again


    Rafael Nadal came out on top in a matchup of this year's top two clay-court players, beating defending champion Alexander Zverev 6-1, 1-6, 6-3 to win a record-extending eighth Italian Open...

    Rafael Nadal came out on top in a matchup of this year's top two clay-court players, beating defending champion Alexander Zverev 6-1, 1-6, 6-3 to win a record-extending eighth Italian Open title.
    Young NZ tennis players given European style experience

    Young NZ tennis players given European style experience


    New Zealand tennis coach Sebastian Lavie is looking to give the best young players in the country a taste of what it takes to get to the...

    New Zealand tennis coach Sebastian Lavie is looking to give the best young players in the country a taste of what it takes to get to the top.
    Rafa Nadal overcomes crowd and Fabio Fognini to reach Rome semifinals

    Rafa Nadal overcomes crowd and Fabio Fognini to reach Rome semifinals


    Seven-time champion Rafael Nadal overcame a poor first set and a partisan crowd to beat Fabio Fognini 4-6 6-1 6-2 and reach the Italian Open semifinals overnight...

    Seven-time champion Rafael Nadal overcame a poor first set and a partisan crowd to beat Fabio Fognini 4-6 6-1 6-2 and reach the Italian Open semifinals overnight (NZT).
    Roger Federer's victory over Old Father Time is the greatest of his career

    Roger Federer's victory over Old Father Time is the greatest of his career


    OPINION: A book just out by writer Jeff Bercovici posits the thesis that athletes sustain their talents not by striving to be stronger or faster, but smarter. It is an argument that could have been tailored for the totems of modern tennis. In 2015,...

    OPINION: A book just out by writer Jeff Bercovici posits the thesis that athletes sustain their talents not by striving to be stronger or faster, but smarter. It is an argument that could have been tailored for the totems of modern tennis. In 2015, Serena Williams, who turned 34 that September, entered only 11 events but won three major titles. Now, Roger Federer, a few weeks shy of his 37th birthday, has glided back to world No 1 despite abandoning the clay season altogether.
    Rafael Nadal avoids double blemish against Canadian teen with emphatic win

    Rafael Nadal avoids double blemish against Canadian teen with emphatic win


    Seven-time champion Rafael Nadal has methodically exacted revenge on Canadian teen Denis Shapovalov with an emphatic 6-4 6-1 win to reach the quarterfinals at the Italian...

    Seven-time champion Rafael Nadal has methodically exacted revenge on Canadian teen Denis Shapovalov with an emphatic 6-4 6-1 win to reach the quarterfinals at the Italian Open.
    Former No 1 Karolina Pliskova bashes umpire's chair with racquet after loss

    Former No 1 Karolina Pliskova bashes umpire's chair with racquet after loss


    Former world No 1 Karolina Pliskova was so irate with an umpire in Rome that she smashed the umpire's chair with her racquet several times - instead of shaking hands - after a stunning loss to Maria...

    Former world No 1 Karolina Pliskova was so irate with an umpire in Rome that she smashed the umpire's chair with her racquet several times - instead of shaking hands - after a stunning loss to Maria Sakkari.
    Michael Venus defeats former partner Ryan Harrison in Rome

    Michael Venus defeats former partner Ryan Harrison in Rome


    New Zealand's Michael Venus has beaten the player he teamed up with to win last year's French Open doubles title, in the first round of the Rome...

    New Zealand's Michael Venus has beaten the player he teamed up with to win last year's French Open doubles title, in the first round of the Rome Masters.
    Kiwi doubles player Michael Venus beaten in quarterfinal at Madrid Masters

    Kiwi doubles player Michael Venus beaten in quarterfinal at Madrid Masters


    New Zealand doubles player Michael Venus and his South African playing partner Raven Klaasen have been beaten in the quarterfinals at the Madrid Masters tennis...

    New Zealand doubles player Michael Venus and his South African playing partner Raven Klaasen have been beaten in the quarterfinals at the Madrid Masters tennis tournament.
    Rafael Nadal's record run on clay over, losing to Dominic Thiem in Madrid Open

    Rafael Nadal's record run on clay over, losing to Dominic Thiem in Madrid Open


    Top-ranked Rafael Nadal lost to Dominic Thiem 7-5, 6-3 in the Madrid Open quarterfinals on Saturday (NZ time), breaking the defending champion's run of 21 straight wins on clay...

    Top-ranked Rafael Nadal lost to Dominic Thiem 7-5, 6-3 in the Madrid Open quarterfinals on Saturday (NZ time), breaking the defending champion's run of 21 straight wins on clay courts.
    Michael Venus battles back from brink in Madrid

    Michael Venus battles back from brink in Madrid


    New Zealand's Michael Venus and his South African partner Raven Klaasen have staged an outstanding comeback to reach the quarterfinals at the Madrid...

    New Zealand's Michael Venus and his South African partner Raven Klaasen have staged an outstanding comeback to reach the quarterfinals at the Madrid Masters.
    Rafael Nadal breaks John McEnroe's mark of straight sets won on same surface

    Rafael Nadal breaks John McEnroe's mark of straight sets won on same surface


    Rafael Nadal has broken John McEnroe's record of 49 straight sets won on the same surface after beating Diego Schwartzman 6-3, 6-4 in the third round of the Madrid Open on Thursday (Friday NZ...

    Rafael Nadal has broken John McEnroe's record of 49 straight sets won on the same surface after beating Diego Schwartzman 6-3, 6-4 in the third round of the Madrid Open on Thursday (Friday NZ time).
    My travel life: Caroline Wozniacki

    My travel life: Caroline Wozniacki


    FOR THE PAST 17 YEARS I'VE LIVED OUT OF A SUITCASE as I've been playing competitive tennis since I was 10 and now I'm on the road at least 28 weeks a year, often getting to tournaments a week in advance to prepare. But I love travelling the globe and...

    FOR THE PAST 17 YEARS I'VE LIVED OUT OF A SUITCASE as I've been playing competitive tennis since I was 10 and now I'm on the road at least 28 weeks a year, often getting to tournaments a week in advance to prepare. But I love travelling the globe and exploring new places. 
    Serena Williams drops out of another tournament, raising questions about French Open

    Serena Williams drops out of another tournament, raising questions about French Open


    Serena Williams has withdrawn from a clay-court tournament for the second time this month, putting in question her participation in the French Open, the second Grand Slam event of...

    Serena Williams has withdrawn from a clay-court tournament for the second time this month, putting in question her participation in the French Open, the second Grand Slam event of 2018.
    Michael Venus wins epic match at Madrid Masters

    Michael Venus wins epic match at Madrid Masters


    Top Kiwi doubles player Michael Venus and his South African partner Raven Klaasen have staged a late rally to reach the second round at the ATP Masters 1000 tournament in...

    Top Kiwi doubles player Michael Venus and his South African partner Raven Klaasen have staged a late rally to reach the second round at the ATP Masters 1000 tournament in Madrid.