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No more marathon matches – Wimbledon to have final set tie-breaks from 2019

The All England Lawn Tennis Club announces that final set tie-breaks will be introduced at Wimbledon from next year.

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Serena Williams’ coach advocates change in rules after US Open controversy

Patrick Mouratoglou says in-match coaching would help tennisWilliams was given violation for being coached at US OpenSerena Williams’ coach says in-match coaching should be allowed in tennis to help the sport’s popularity.Patrick Mouratoglou, who admit…

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Kremlin Cup: Britain’s Johanna Konta reaches second semi-final of 2018

British number one Johanna Konta reaches just her second semi-final this year by beating Aliaksandra Sasnovich in the Kremlin Cup.

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European Open: Kyle Edmund thrashes Albert Ramos-Vinolas in Antwerp

British number one Kyle Edmund thrashes Spain’s Albert Ramos-Vinolas 6-0 6-2 to reach the European Open quarter-finals.

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Serena Williams’ coach says allowing on-court coaching would improve tennis

The “majority” of coaches break coaching rules and allowing it would improve tennis, says Patrick Mouratoglou.

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Simona Halep pulls out of season-ending WTA Finals because of injury

Kiki Bertens replaces world No 1 in SingaporeJohanna Konta reaches Kremlin Cup quarter-finalsSimona Halep has withdrawn from next week’s WTA Finals in Singapore because of a back injury. The world No 1, who has a herniated disc, had hoped to be fit but…

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Injured Halep withdraws from WTA Finals

World number one Simona Halep withdraws from the WTA Finals in Singapore because of a lower back injury.

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Nadal and Djokovic need to break silence over Saudi exhibition | Kevin Mitchell

The two players appear to have remained deaf to growing clamour over seeming endorsement of Saudi Arabia amid outrage over disappearance of Jamal KhashoggiRafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic, men of conscience and integrity, continue to risk their good nam…

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Kremlin Cup: Johanna Konta beats Daria Gavrilova to reach last eight

Britain’s Johanna Konta beats Daria Gavrilova of Australia 6-3 3-6 6-3 to reach the quarter-finals of the Kremlin Cup in Moscow.

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Sam Stosur weighs up right moment to call time on tennis career

Former world No 4 doesn’t want to ‘put a date on it’34-year-old preparing to enter 21st year on tourSamantha Stosur admits she is not sure how many more Australian tennis summers she has left as she prepares for her 21st year on the WTA tour. The 2011 …

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Konta overcomes Belgium’s Mertens in Kremlin Cup

British number one Johanna Konta beats Elise Mertens 6-3 7-5 in the first round of the Kremlin Cup in Moscow.

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Gleb and Vadim Alekseenko banned from tennis for life for match fixing

Ukrainian twins Gleb and Vadim Alekseenko are banned from tennis for life and each fined $250,000 (£190.018) for match fixing.

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Britain’s Boulter ranked in top 100 for first time

Britain’s Katie Boulter breaks into the top 100 of the women’s world rankings for the first time.

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Del Potro could miss rest of season with fractured kneecap

Juan Martin del Potro could miss the rest of the season after fracturing his right kneecap in a heavy fall at the Shanghai Masters.

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Djokovic extends winning run to 18 to take Shanghai title

Novak Djokovic continues his superb form by beating Croatia’s Borna Coric in the final of the Shanghai Masters.

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Novak Djokovic wins Shanghai Masters to continue hunt for Nadal’s No 1 crown

• Serb beat Borna Coric 6-3 6-4 to win title for fourth time• Djokovic will become world No 2 on MondayNovak Djokovic continued his scintillating run of form as he breezed past the Croatian Borna Coric 6-3, 6-4 to win the Shanghai Masters title for the…

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