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Serena Williams has to rise above stereotypes whether she’s right or wrong

Whatever you think of her actions during the US Open final the winner of 23 grand slams is a supreme athlete who has always faced obstacles because of her race and sexAs a junior tennis player, Naomi Osaka was taught to look away if her opponent got an…

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Heather Watson beaten by Pauline Parmentier in Quebec semi-finals

Britain’s Heather Watson loses 5-7 6-3 7-6 (7-5) in the semi-finals of the WTA International in Quebec.

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Davis Cup: France beat Spain 3-0 to secure place in final

Defending champions France secure their place in the Davis Cup final as they take an unassailable 3-0 lead over Spain in Lille.

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Hewitt picks himself and Australia beat Austria in Davis Cup doubles

Australia captain Lleyton Hewitt helps pull his side back into their Davis Cup play-off tie against Austria after nominating himself to play.

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Davis Cup 2018: Jamie Murray & Dom Inglot put GB ahead against Uzbekistan

Watch the best shots from Jamie Murray and Dominic Inglot’s Davis Cup win over Uzbekistan’s Denis Istomin and Sanjar Fayziev.

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Davis Cup: Great Britain 2-1 Uzbekistan as Jamie Murray & Dom Inglot win

Jamie Murray and Dom Inglot come from behind to win their Davis Cup doubles match and put Great Britain 2-1 up in their tie against Uzbekistan.

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Jamie Murray and Dom Inglot take GB to verge of Davis Cup win over Uzbekistan

• British pair beat Istomin and Fayziev 4-6, 7-6 (8), 6-2, 6-3• Great Britain lead 2-1 going into Sunday’s singles in GlasgowGreat Britain, still living on the vapours of their 2015 Davis Cup triumph, are one win from securing a precious seeding in the…

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Briton Draper, 16, wins his first senior title

Britain’s Jack Draper wins his first Futures title in Nottingham – and will be the only 16-year-old in the top 1,000 of the men’s rankings.

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Serena Williams and Carlos Ramos to be kept apart at Australian Open

• American said Ramos would not umpire her again• Tennis Australia avoids making decisionSerena Williams and Carlos Ramos, the umpire whom she accused of sexism in the wake of the US Open final last weekend, are likely to be kept apart at the Australia…

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Serena Williams and Carlos Ramos to be kept apart at Australian Open

• American said Ramos would not umpire her again• Tennis Australia avoids making decisionSerena Williams and Carlos Ramos, the umpire whom she accused of sexism in the wake of the US Open final last weekend, are likely to be kept apart at the Australia…

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Davis Cup: Dan Evans wins on return but Cameron Norrie throws away lead

• Evans beats Denis Istomin 7-6 (4), 4-6, 0-6, 6-4, 7-5• Norrie goes down to world No 434 Jurabek KarimovSix times in nine Davis Cup ties over 13 years in Glasgow the crowds have flocked to acclaim the deeds of their own tennis knight, Andy Murray. In …

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‘We have a platform to speak for those that can’t’ – Curry on Trump, Serena & Kaepernick

Steph Curry says it is important for influential athletes to stand up for their beliefs and they now have the platform to do so.

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Davis Cup: Carlos Ramos umpires first match since Serena Williams row

Carlos Ramos umpires his first match since being called a “thief” by Serena Williams as he takes charge of a Davis Cup encounter.

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Watch: Coric wows Davis Cup crowd with sensational ‘hotdog’ lob shot

Croatia player Borna Coric wows Davis Cup crowd with ‘hotdog’ lob shot winner against USA’s Steve Johnson.

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Davis Cup play-off GB v Uzbekistan – Best shots as Dan Evans beats Denis Istomin in epic match

Watch the best action from Dan Evans’s epic Davis Cup World Group play-off win over Uzbekistan’s Denis Istomin.

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USA fall behind Croatia in Davis Cup as US Open umpire Carlos Ramos returns

USA fall behind 2-0 in Davis Cup semi-final tie against CroatiaUS Open umpire Ramos says he is focusing on ‘working again’Marin Cilic gave Croatia a stranglehold over the United States as he beat Frances Tiafoe, 6-1, 6-3, 7-6(5), to put the hosts 2-0 a…

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