Madrid Open: Halep Is Favourite

…As Women Slug It Out In Today’s Semi-Finals All set for the women’s semi-finals The women’s competition has reached the last four, and Simona Halep, the world number 7, is the clear favourite for the title and the highest ranking player left in the tournament. The Romanian needed three sets to get past her compatriot,

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Nike Leaves Door Open To Sharapova

REUTERS Nike Inc, which suspended ties with Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova after she failed a drug test, believes disgraced athletes can redeem themselves, global brand head Trevor Edwards said in an interview. “Each time those situations happen, you are saddened and disappointed,” Edwards said on Wednesday at a New York event where the world’s

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Rio 2016: Tennis Centre Contract Cancelled

REUTERS The city of Rio de Janeiro cancelled the construction contract for the Olympic tennis centre on Thursday, just 200 days before the start of the games, fining the consortium responsible for delays and breach of contract for the mostly finished venue. Rio has fined the consortium responsible 11 million reais (2 million pounds) according

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 Murray Happy to Meet Tennis Great Laver

  BY OBEHI EGENE Andy Murray said he was delighted to meet tennis legend Rodney “Rocket” Laver this morning in Shanghai, describing the 77-year-old Australian as one of the best players and a lovely man. “Very privileged to bump into tennis legend ‘rocket’ Rod Laver at breakfast this morning in Shanghai… One the best players

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