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Konta misses out on Silicon Valley semi-finals

British number one Johanna Konta misses out on the Silicon Valley Classic semi-finals with a straight-sets defeat by Belgium’s Elise Mertens.

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Andy Murray withdraws from Citi Open & Rogers Cup in Toronto

Andy Murray pulls out of his Washington Open quarter-final on Friday after only finishing his last-16 win at 03:02 local time earlier in the day.

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Andy Murray breaks down in tears after Washington Open win

Andy Murray breaks down in tears after his third-round victory over Romanian Marius Copil at 03:02 local time in the Washington Open.

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Murray ‘may not play quarter-final’ after 3am finish

Ex-world number one Andy Murray says he may not play his Washington Open quarter-final after sealing his third-round victory at 03:02 local time.

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Andy Murray sobs courtside after emotional 3am victory in Washington – video

Former world No 1 Andy Murray sits in his chair and sobs into a towel after winning his third consecutive three-setter to reach the Citi Open quarter-finals. Murray, who had hip surgery in January, worked deep into the night to get past Marius Cop…

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Andy Murray withdraws from Citi Open after 3am win leaves him ‘exhausted’

• Murray was due to play Alex de Minaur in quarter-final • Scot fatigued after third-round win early on Friday morningAndy Murray has pulled out of his Citi Open quarter-final with Alex de Minaur in Washington. The former world No 1 cited fatigue havin…

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‘Fighting back the tears’ – Alex wins battle of Zverevs in Washington

Defending champion Alexander Zverev defeats older brother Mischa to reach the Washington Open quarter-finals.

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Silicon Valley Classic: Heather Watson loses to Venus Williams in last 16

British number three Heather Watson loses to seven-time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams in the last 16 of the Silicon Valley Classic.

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Los Cabos Open: Cameron Norrie reaches semi-finals in Mexico

British number two Cameron Norrie is through to his second successive semi-final as he beats Adrian Mannarino at the Los Cabos Open in Mexico.

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Tennis tantrums, pre-season stunners and Action Man’s foray into football

This week’s roundup also features a buzzer-beater from 1999, World Snail Racing drama and a comedy run out1) As pre-season draws to a close, we re-visit some of the best goals. First up: 37 years young, James Coppinger is still doing bits at Doncaster….

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Paire fined £12,500 for smashing racquets on court

Frenchman Benoit Paire is fined $16,500 (£12,500) by the ATP for his on-court tantrum at the Washington Open.

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Johanna Konta reaches third round of Silicon Valley Classic

Johanna Konta eases past American Sofia Kenin to reach the quarter-finals of the Silicon Valley Classic.

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Murray beats fellow Briton Edmund in Washington

Former world number one Andy Murray defeats fellow Briton Kyle Edmund in the second round of the Washington Open.

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Andy Murray pleased with attacking approach in win over Kyle Edmund

• Murray beats Edmund 7-6 (4), 1-6, 6-4 at Citi Open• Murray says he was ‘more offensive’ at key pointsAndy Murray believes the manner of his second-round victory over Kyle Edmund at the Citi Open was just as important as the result.The former world No…

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Serena Williams will not panic after rout that could kickstart Konta’s year | Simon Cambers

The American will not be fretting too much over her 6-1, 6-0 defeat in San Jose but the British No 1 will hope this is a victory that can reignite her career after a difficult 2018One victory may not make a summer but when it’s a big one over probably …

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Johanna Konta inflicts Serena Williams’ worst defeat of career

Johanna Konta inflicts the worst defeat of Serena Williams’ career with a thumping 6-1 6-0 first-round victory over the 23-time Grand Slam singles champion in San Jose.

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