Doping: Sharapova Faces Hearing In London

Maria Sharapova is facing an International Tennis Federation anti-doping hearing in London, British media reported, with the Russian facing a possible ban of up to four years for failing a drugs test at the Australian Open. The five-time grand slam champion stunned the world in March when she said she had returned a positive test for

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Serena Shifts Focus To French Open

BY GODWIN AIKIGBE Serena Williams has shifted her focus to French Open after bamboozling her fellow countrywoman Madison Keys 7-6 (5), 6-3 to win Rome Masters on Sunday. The American who had not won a title in nine months simply stated: “Paris. Next stop” on her Instagram on Monday, which shows her readiness for compete

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Serena Bags 4th Italian Open Title

ABAYOMI JOHNSON Serena Williams on Sunday defeated compatriot Madison Keys 7-6, 6-3 to win this year’s Rome Masters, making it her 4th Italian Open title. It was the world number one’s first title in nine months, but the 34-year-old remains the best player in the women’s game by more than 3,000 ranking points. This was

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Murray Fancies Lendl Re-Union

BY GODWIN AIKIGBE Andy Murray says he would like to work with Ivan Lendl again after parting ways with his coach Amelie Mauresmo on Monday. The world No 3, however, said he would not rush into making decision on identity of next coach. He said: “I loved working with Ivan. I had great results with

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Murray Parts Ways With Mauresmo

BY OUR REPORTER Andy Murray and his coach, Amelie Mauresmo parted way on Monday following his defeat to Novak Djokovic in Mutua Madrid Open final on Sunday. When Murray hired Mauresmo as his coach in June 2014, he was notably the first male tennis professional to hire a female for the position. According to a

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