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Nov 23

Davis Cup final: France drop Nicolas Mahut for doubles against Belgium

France drop Nicolas Mahut and Julien Benneteau from the doubles before the Davis Cup final against Belgium begins on Friday.

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Nov 23

Pancho Segura obituary

Tennis player noted for his double-handed strokes and for coaching the champion Jimmy ConnorsThe Ecuadorean tennis player Pancho Segura, who has died aged 96, was possibly best known as the coach of Jimmy Connors. However, in his own right he was one o…

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Nov 23

Battle of the Sexes review – Emma Stone aces it in tennis’s biggest grudge match

Steve Carell is well cast as the ex-champ who tried to prove men’s superiority on court, but Stone calls the shots as women’s No 1 Billie Jean KingThis is a seductively enjoyable, smart and well-acted film based on the most deadly serious sporting cont…

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Nov 23

LTA admits child protection failings after coach abused players for years

• LTA: ‘The actions we took were not enough and we apologise sincerely’• Former Wrexham TC head coach Daniel Sanders sentenced to six yearsThe Lawn Tennis Association, the governing body of the sport in Britain, has admitted to child protection failing…

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Nov 22

Maria Sharapova under investigation for real estate conspiracy in India

Sharapova was used to endorse luxury housing project that never took offFive-time major champion is said to be reason most buyers put in moneyPlaintiff alleges builders disappeared after taking payments on apartmentsMaria Sharapova is being investigate…

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Nov 22

Konta deal with coach Joyce appears to be close

Michael Joyce – a major part of Maria Sharapova’s team for six years – emerges as a strong contender to coach Johanna Konta next season.

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Nov 21

Australian Open 2018 to use 25-second shot clock

A 25-second shot clock at the Australian Open is one of a number of new rule changes at Grand Slams next season.

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Nov 21

Jana Novotná obituary

Czech tennis player who won the Wimbledon women’s singles title in 1998The Czech tennis player Jana Novotná, who has died of cancer aged 49, had a career of consistent success that would have more than satisfied most players, but fell some way short of…

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Nov 21

Jana Novotna: Duchess of Kent says Wimbledon “will not be the same”

Wimbledon “will not be the same” without former champion Jana Novotna who died at the age of 49, according to the Duchess of Kent.

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Nov 20

Jana Novotna: former Wimbledon champion’s career – in pictures

The 1998 Wimbledon champion, Jana Novotna, has died of cancer at the ago of 49. Here we take a look back at her career on court, which included 16 grand slam doubles titlesJana Novotna dies at the age of 49 Continue reading…

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Nov 20

No one will forget the day it came right for Jana Novotna at Wimbledon

Jana Novotna, who has died at the age of 49, ended her wait for SW19 glory in 1998. Writing in the Guardian that year, Stephen Bierley recalled a famous dayOne of the most compelling images in tennis during the closing decade of this century was one bo…

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Nov 20

Jana Novotna: From losing Wimbledon in 1993 to finally winning in 1998

Jana Novotna was consoled by the Duchess of Kent after losing the Wimbledon final in 1993 – five years later she won the title at SW19.

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Nov 20

ATP Finals: Grigor Dimitrov’s journey to the ATP title

BBC Sport looks back at the 2017 ATP Finals in London, where Grigor Dimitrov made history by becoming the first man for 19 years to win the tournament on his debut appearance.

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Nov 20

Jana Novotna, former Wimbledon tennis champion, dies aged 49

• WTA confirms death of 1998 Wimbledon women’s singles champion• Novotna also won 16 grand slam doubles titles in her careerJana Novotna, who has died of cancer at 49, will forever be remembered for a moment of tears in defeat on Centre Court at Wimble…

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Nov 20

Former Wimbledon champion Novotna, 49, dies

The Women’s Tennis Association says 1998 Wimbledon champion Jana Novotna, who had cancer, “died peacefully, surrounded by her family” aged 49.

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Nov 20

Jana Novotna cries after losing 1993 Wimbledon final

Watch Jana Novotna cry on the Duchess of Kent’s shoulders after surrendering a commanding lead to slump to defeat by Steffi Graf in the Wimbledon women’s singles final of 1993.

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