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Alcaraz defeats Medvedev in Indian Wells final to retake No 1 rank

Reading Time: 2 minutes With a 6-3 6-2 demolition in the Indian Wells final on Sunday, top seed Carlos Alcaraz ended Daniil Medvedev’s 19-match winning streak. With this victory, Alcaraz will overtake Novak Djokovic and reclaim the top spot in the global rankings. Alcaraz played in six matches and did not lose a set during the competition. His accomplishment Read More…

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Ukraine’s Tsurenko claims panic attack after conversation with WTA chief

Reading Time: 2 minutes After speaking with the WTA chief executive, Ukrainian qualifier Lesia Tsurenko withdrew from her match against Belarusian second seed Aryna Sabalenka in the third round in Indian Wells, she said on Monday. Tsurenko, who on Friday defeated Donna Vekic of Croatia 2-6 6-2 6-2, withdrew from the competition soon before the start of her match Read More…

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Serena Williams set to retire from tennis

Reading Time: 3 minutes After winning 23 Grand Slam titles, Serena Williams says she is turning her focus to having another child and her business interests as she readies to step away from tennis. “I’m turning 41 this month, and something’s got to give,” Williams wrote in an essay released Tuesday by Vogue magazine, and a post on Instagram. Read More…

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Ice-cool Djokovic tames fiery Kyrgios to continue Wimbledon love story

Reading Time: 2 minutes Novak Djokovic stayed serene amid a frenzied atmosphere to tame fiery Australian Nick Kyrgios in an engrossing final on Sunday, lifting a seventh Wimbledon trophy and taking his Grand Slam title count to 21. Rallying from a set down, Djokovic exhibited ice-cool nerves in sweltering conditions to win 4-6 6-3 6-4 7-6(3) for his fourth Read More…

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From ‘Boom Boom’ to bust, Becker must now serve time

Reading Time: 3 minutes Boris Becker’s thunderous delivery earned him the nickname ‘Boom Boom’ as a 17-year-old Wimbledon winner in 1985 but on Friday, aged 54 and bust, the German great was told he must serve time in prison. Three times a champion on the grass courts of south-west London, the man who thrilled tennis fans in the 1980s Read More…

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Osaka falls short in Miami but finds comfort in loss

Reading Time: 2 minutes Naomi Osaka was certainly disappointed on Saturday after falling in straight sets to Iga Swiatek in the Miami Open final, but the four-time Grand Slam champion said she may leave Florida with something more valuable than the winner’s trophy. Osaka only dropped one set en route to the final, where her impressive run came to Read More…

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Nadal claims record 21st grand slam title after stunning comeback win

Reading Time: 4 minutes Hailed by Federer, Djokovic Rafael Nadal achieved the most astonishing feat of his glittering career by fighting back from two sets down to defeat Daniil Medvedev and win the 2022 Australian Open. The feat helped him to win a record 21st grand slam title. Nadal’s 2-6 6-7 (5-7) 6-4 6-4 7-5 victory moves him clear Read More…

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Nadal reaches Australian Open quarter-finals, but Zverev suffers loss

Reading Time: 2 minutes Rafael Nadal survived the longest tie-break of his career to reach the Australian Open quarter-finals on Sunday and then saw Alexander Zverev taken out of his path. Nadal would have expected to have to get past the third seed to reach the last four. But Zverev’s underachievement at the grand slams went on as he Read More…