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Goodbye, tennis: Sharapova announces retirement

Goodbye, tennis: Sharapova announces retirement

Five-time Grand Slam winner Maria Sharapova, one of the world's most recognisable and highest-paid sportswomen, on Wednesday announced her retirement at the age of 32.

Sublime Serena to face Kerber in her 10th Wimbledon final

Sublime Serena to face Kerber in her 10th Wimbledon final

Serena is the third oldest female Grand Slam finalist in the Open era at 36 years and 291 days.

Nadal claims record-extending 11th French Open title

Nadal claims record-extending 11th French Open title

Rafael Nadal beat Austrian seventh seed Dominic Thiem 6-4 6-3 6-2 to claim a record-extending 11th French Open title on Sunday.

Tearful Federer wins Australian Open for 20th Grand Slam title

Tearful Federer wins Australian Open for 20th Grand Slam title

The Swiss defending champion dropped his only sets of the tournament before completing a 6-2, 6-7 (5/7), 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 win over the sixth seeded Croatian in 3hr 3min.

Wozniacki wins first major at Australian Open

Wozniacki wins first major at Australian Open

Caroline Wozniacki finally lifted her first Grand Slam title at the 43rd attempt as she beat Simona Halep 7-6 (7/2), 3-6, 6-4 to win the Australian Open on Saturday.

Federer dispatches Berdych to reach semi-final

Federer dispatches Berdych to reach semi-final

Defending champion Roger Federer argued with an umpire but mostly let his racket do the talking as he beat Tomas Berdych for the ninth time running to reach the Australian Open semi-finals on Wednesday.

Cilic into Australian Open semis as injured Nadal retires

Cilic into Australian Open semis as injured Nadal retires

Cilic, the world No. 6 and former US Open champion, won 3-6, 6-3, 6-7 (5/7), 6-2, 2-0 in 3hr 47min on Rod Laver Arena when Nadal retired in pain early in the fifth set.

Nadal wins doping defamation case against French ex-minister

Nadal wins doping defamation case against French ex-minister

Roselyne Bachelot was handed a €500 ($600) fine by a court in Paris and ordered to pay €12,000 in damages and legal fees to the serial Grand Slam winner over the allegation.

Wozniacki ends Williams jinx to win WTA Finals

Wozniacki ends Williams jinx to win WTA Finals

The Dane had won just one set from seven harrowing defeats to Williams but she turned the tables with a 6-4, 6-4 victory in 89 minutes at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.

Federer beats great rival Nadal to win Shanghai Masters

Federer beats great rival Nadal to win Shanghai Masters

Roger Federer got one over his old rival Rafael Nadal to win the Shanghai Masters 6-4, 6-3 on Sunday in a showdown between the two best players on the planet.

Maria Sharapova wins first title since drugs ban

Maria Sharapova wins first title since drugs ban

Five-time Grand Slam winner Maria Sharapova was made to fight by 102nd-ranked teenager Aryna Sabalenka at the Tianjin Open on Sunday before winning her first title since her 15-month doping ban.

Novak Djokovic becomes father of baby girl

Novak Djokovic becomes father of baby girl

Twelve-time Grand Slam champion Novak Djokovic and his wife Jelena have become parents of a baby girl, local media reported on Sunday.