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Nov 28

Barty wins Newcombe Medal as Tina Arena raises Margaret Court Arena name change

Barty started the year No271 and finished 17th, the highest of any AustralianArena drew attention to Court’s controversial same-sex marriage viewsAshleigh Barty has won the Newcombe Medal as Australia’s outstanding tennis player of 2017. Barty was awar…

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Nov 27

Wheelchair Tennis Masters: BBC coverage times

Follow live coverage of the 2017 Wheelchair Tennis Masters across Connected TV, the BBC Sport website and mobile app.

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Nov 27

Jelena Dokic: Former world number four says ‘my father put me through hell’

Former world number four Jelena Dokic tells BBC’s World Service about the alleged abuse she suffered from her father.

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Nov 26

France beat Belgium to win Davis Cup as Pouille defeats Darcis in fifth rubber

France win the Davis Cup for the 10th time as Lucas Pouille beats Belgium’s Steve Darcis in a deciding final match.

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Nov 26

France win 10th Davis Cup title after beating Belgium 3-2 in the final

• Lucas Pouille sees off Steve Darcis in straight sets to seal triumph• Belgium’s David Goffin had won both his singles matches to force deciderFrance have won their 10th Davis Cup title as Lucas Pouille thrashed Steve Darcis 6-3, 6-1, 6-0 to give the …

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Nov 26

Davis Cup: Lucas Pouille win seals title for France

France seal their 10th Davis Cup title as Lucas Pouille beats Belgium’s Steve Darcis in a deciding final match.

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Nov 26

Battle of the Sexes review – a winner in straight sets

Emma Stone and Steve Carell transport us back to 1973’s famous tennis showdown between Billie Jean King and Bobby RiggsThe stranger-than-fiction story of how the tennis courts of America became a gender battlefield in the early 70s was brilliantly told…

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Nov 25

Davis Cup final: France open 2-1 lead over Belgium after second day

France move within one win of the Davis Cup title as Richard Gasquet and Pierre-Hugues Herbert seal a doubles victory over Belgium.

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Nov 24

Tsonga draws France level with Belgium in Davis Cup final

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga beats Steve Darcis in the second singles rubber to draw France level with Belgium on the opening day of the Davis Cup final.

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Nov 24

Tennis Australia refuse to gift Bernard Tomic Australian Open wildcard spot

Tomic invited to play playoff tournament next monthPlayer has plummeted from N017 in world to 143 Bernard Tomic will have to fight for an Australian Open wildcard, with Davis Cup captain Lleyton Hewitt saying he needs to see more from the controversial…

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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

LTA actions ‘not enough’ after coach’s child abuse conviction

Daniel Sanders, a former professional player, was jailed for six years for sexually abusing a child.

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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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