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Oct 11

Fognini fined and given suspended ban over outburst

Fabio Fognini is fined $96,000 (£72,806) and given a suspended Grand Slam ban after verbally abusing an umpire at the US Open in September.

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Oct 11

Venus Williams loses in Hong Kong as Petra Kvitova is knocked out in Tianjin

Venus Williams loses in Hong Kong as Petra Kvitova is beaten by world number 113 Zhu Lin in the Tianjin Open first round.

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Oct 11

Nadal and Federer cruise through in Shanghai

Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer both register straightforward victories to move into the Shanghai Masters third round.

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Oct 10

Nick Kyrgios fined and loses prize money after Shanghai Masters walk-off

• Australian No1 fined $10,000 and stripped of $21,085 prize money• Kyrgios quit first-round match against Steve Johnson after losing opening setNick Kyrgios has been stripped of his first-round prize money and fined an additional $10,000 (£7,500) afte…

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Oct 10

Linz Open: Britain’s Naomi Broady out in first round

British number three Naomi Broady loses in the first round of the Linz Open to Bulgaria’s Viktoriya Tomova.

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Oct 10

Murray & Serena ‘to be back at Australian Open’

Andy Murray and Serena Williams are set to play at the Australian Open in January, the tournament’s director says.

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Oct 10

Shanghai Masters: Nick Kyrgios fined for quitting match

Nick Kyrgios is fined after going through with a threat to quit his match if he lost a tie-break at the Shanghai Masters.

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Oct 10

‘Serena will be back’: Australian Open director backs Williams’ return

Seven-times Melbourne Park champion gave birth in September2018 winners will pocket $4m each with an overall 10% pay increaseNew mother Serena Williams will be chasing a record $4m in prize money when she returns to defend her Australian Open crown in …

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Oct 09

Shanghai Masters: Kyle Edmund beats Jiri Vesely to reach second round

British number two Kyle Edmund registers a straight-set win over Jiri Vesely to reach the Shanghai Open second round.

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Oct 09

China Open champion Garcia pulls out of Tianjin Open

World number nine Caroline Garcia withdraws from this week’s Tianjin Open because of injury.

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Oct 09

Lleyton Hewitt implores struggling Bernard Tomic to ‘work harder’

Tomic ranked 144th after opting out of Olympics and Davis CupHewitt ‘disappointed and frustrated’ with former top 20 playerLleyton Hewitt insists Bernard Tomic will need to “put the work in” or face the prospect of wilting during the brutal Australian …

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Oct 08

Nadal thrashes Kyrgios as Garcia beats Halep in China Open singles finals

• Nadal beats Kyrgios 6-2, 6-1 for sixth title of season• Garcia beats new world No1 Simona Halep 6-4, 7-6 (3)The world No1 Rafael Nadal demolished Nick Kyrgios to win his sixth title of the season at the China Open. The Spaniard won nine games in a ro…

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Oct 08

Nadal wins sixth title of 2017 after Kyrgios meltdown

Spanish world number one Rafael Nadal won his sixth title of the season as he beat a frustrated Nick Kyrgios at the China Open.

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Oct 08

Jamie Murray & Bruno Soares beaten in Japan Open final

Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares are beaten in the Japan Open doubles final by home pairing Ben Mclachlan and Yasutaka Uchiyama.

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Oct 08

Garcia wins China Open to damage Konta’s chances of reaching Singapore

France’s Caroline Garcia beats Simona Halep to win the China Open and overtake Briton Johanna Konta in the race for Singapore.

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Oct 07

Simona Halep goes to No1 as she and Rafael Nadal reach China Open finals

• Simona Halep becomes world No1 after reaching China Open final• Rafael Nadal bids for his sixth title of the year in the men’s eventSimona Halep will take over at the top of the women’s rankings after reaching the final of the China Open, whilst Rafa…

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