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Streamlined Davis Cup revamp approved despite LTA opposition

• Eighteen nations will now compete in week-long round robin• Group winners and two runners-up progress to quarter-finalsA revamp of the Davis Cup format has been voted through at the International Tennis Federation’s AGM.In November next year the comp…

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Serena Williams learned half-sister’s killer was freed just before shock loss to Konta

Williams opens up about career-worst loss to Konta on 1 AugustKonta’s 6-1, 6-0 win marked heaviest defeat of Serena’s careerSerena Williams has addressed the extenuating circumstances around her shocking collapse against Johanna Konta at a tournament i…

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Garbine Muguruza: Spanish defending champion beaten by Lesia Tsurenko in Cincinnati

Two-time Grand Slam winner Garbine Muguruza suffers a surprise defeat by Ukrainian Lesia Tsurenko in Cincinnati.

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Novak Djokovic: Wimbledon champion beats Adrian Mannarino in Cincinnati

Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic recovers from a set down to beat Adrian Mannarino and move into the third round in Cincinnati.

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Serena Williams and Kyle Edmund crash out in Cincinnati

British No 1 Edmund eliminated by Denis ShapovalovFederer advances to third round with win over GojowczykThe British number one, Kyle Edmund, exited the second round in Cincinnati after a 6-4, 7-5 defeat to the Canadian Denis Shapovalov.After surviving…

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Kyle Edmund beaten by Denis Shapovalov in Cincinnati

British number one Kyle Edmund loses his second-round match with Canadian Denis Shapovalov in Cincinnati.

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Serena Williams loses to Petra Kvitova at Cincinnati’s Western & Southern Open

Wimbledon finalist Serena Williams says she is at the start of a “long comeback” after losing 6-3 2-6 6-3 to Petra Kvitova in Cincinnati.

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Konta beaten by Sabalenka in first round in Cincinnati

British number one Johanna Konta loses 4-6 6-3 6-4 to Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka in the opening round of the Cincinnati Open.

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Serena Williams roars back to form in crushing win over Daria Gavrilova

American loses just three sets in Cincinatti Open victoryFinal major of year, the US Open, starts in two weeksSerena Williams took just 65 minutes to beat Daria Gavrilova in the first round of the Cincinatti Open as she displayed ominous form just a fo…

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Murray seeks ’10 or 15%’ improvement after loss to Pouille

Andy Murray said he needs to improve by “10, 15%” to turn defeats like his first-round loss to Lucas Pouille in Cincinnati into victories.

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Andy Murray comeback hits another bump with first-round loss in Cincinnati

Former world No1 loses to Lucas Pouille 6-1, 1-6, 6-4Murray easing way back after long injury layoffAndy Murray was beaten 6-1, 1-6, 6-4 by Lucas Pouille in the first round of the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati.Murray, back on court after pu…

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Revamp will kill Davis Cup, says tennis boss

A proposed revamp of the Davis Cup would ‘kill’ the competition, says German Tennis Federation vice-president Dirk Hordorff.

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Edmund through in Cincinnati, Nadal withdraws

British number one Kyle Edmund is through to the second round of the Cincinnati Masters after beating American wildcard Mackenzie McDonald.

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Rafael Nadal and Simona Halep win Rogers Cup titles

Rafael Nadal beats Stefanos Tsitsipas to win the Rogers Cup, while fellow world number one Simona Halep triumphs in the women’s event.

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Unseeded Tsitsipas sets up Nadal final on his 20th birthday

Greek youngster Stefanos Tsitsipas sets up a final against Rafael Nadal at the Rogers Cup, while Simona Halep will play Sloane Stephens in the women’s final.

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Simona Halep cruises past Ashleigh Barty into Canadian Open final

Simona Halep 6-4, 6-1 Ashleigh Barty World No1 to face Sloane Stephens in finalAshleigh Barty will use her Canadian Open semi-final defeat as ammunition for her assault on the US Open later this month. The Australian world No16 suffered a 6-4 6-1 loss …

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