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Ashleigh Barty wins Newcombe Medal

Mon, 27/11/2017 - 11:44pm

Former Wimbledon junior champion Ashleigh Barty has won the Newcombe Medal as Australia's most outstanding tennis player in 2017.

Yannick Noah leads France to drought-breaking Davis Cup victory

Mon, 27/11/2017 - 8:43am

Charismatic captain Yannick Noah says the "losing culture" of French men's tennis is dispelled with his team's first Davis Cup title in 16 years.

Lefties have upper hand in cricket, baseball, table tennis

Wed, 22/11/2017 - 2:49pm

An analysis of elite athletes shows more southpaws in high time-pressure sports.

Wimbledon champion Jana Novotna dies aged 49

Mon, 20/11/2017 - 7:29pm

Czech tennis player Jana Novotona, a winner of 17 major titles, dies peacefully surrounded by family after losing a long battle with cancer.

Dimitrov edges Goffin to win ATP Finals title

Mon, 20/11/2017 - 8:19am

David Goffin may have conquered Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer at the ATP Finals in London but Grigor Dimitrov proves too strong in the tournament decider to win in three sets.

Federer stunned by Goffin at season-ending ATP Finals

Sun, 19/11/2017 - 10:47am

David Goffin will play Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov in the final of the ATP World Tour Finals after the Belgian's shock win over Roger Federer in London.

From golden girl to outcast and back again: The Jelena Dokic story we thought we knew

Mon, 13/11/2017 - 11:46am

So much of Jelena Dokic's career was played out in the public forum, and was heavily scrutinised by media and the Australian public — but while the crowd was booing, we only knew half the story.

Hinds: We should have done more for Jelena Dokic

Mon, 13/11/2017 - 5:03am

Anyone who watched Jelena Dokic's tragedy unfold must concede a harsh truth or consign the next endangered prodigy to the same fate, writes Richard Hinds.

Dokic reveals extent of physical, emotional abuse suffered under father

Sun, 12/11/2017 - 11:10am

Former Australian tennis star Jelena Dokic details the full extent of the abuse she endured at the hands of her father Damir, saying one beating saw her lose consciousness.

Tomic's form slump continues, dumped from challenger event

Thu, 09/11/2017 - 10:54am

Bernard Tomic's bid to prove himself worthy of an Australian Open wildcard is damaged by a straight-sets second-round loss at an ATP challenger event.

Barty reflects on brilliant 2017 as season comes to a close

Sun, 05/11/2017 - 9:53am

A rejuvenated Ashleigh Barty is no longer fearful of the strains of a tennis season after her dream 2017 campaign was ended on Saturday night.

Nadal creates history with year-ending world number one ranking

Thu, 02/11/2017 - 8:04am

Rafael Nadal becomes the oldest male player to finish the year as the world number one after guaranteeing he will top the rankings for the fourth time in his decorated career.

Wozniacki holds off resurgent Venus to claim WTA Finals title

Mon, 30/10/2017 - 8:37am

Caroline Wozniacki manages to stave off a late charge from Venus Williams at the WTA Finals in Singapore to win the title match 6-4, 6-4.

Martina Hingis retires again, this time for real

Fri, 27/10/2017 - 9:47am

Former world number one Martina Hingis retires from tennis for a third time, saying this time she gets to walk away from the sport on her own terms.

WTA wants to be more mum friendly as Serena Williams prepares her return

Thu, 26/10/2017 - 10:40am

As tennis looks towards Serena Williams returning at the Australian Open, the WTA hopes players will be able to easily function as working mothers while on the tour.

Battle for number one: Halep thrashed by Wozniacki at WTA Finals

Thu, 26/10/2017 - 8:57am

Whether Simona Halep stays as world number one at the end of the year is in doubt as she is brushed aside 6-0, 6-2 by Caroline Wozniacki at the WTA Finals in Singapore.

Tomic serves underarm, loses to Frenchman in bizarre Vienna opener

Tue, 24/10/2017 - 8:58am

Bernard Tomic's terrible 2017 season continues with a Vienna Open defeat to qualifier Pierre-Hugues Herbert, during which the Australian was occasionally brilliant but mostly erratic.

Kyrgios to sit out rest of 2017 season to prepare for Australian Open

Fri, 20/10/2017 - 8:29am

Nick Kyrgios confirms he won't play again in 2017 as he looks to be fully fit for the Australian Open in the new year.

Gavrilova misses out on WTA title in Hong Kong Open final

Mon, 16/10/2017 - 6:45am

Australia's Daria Gavrilova falls short in a rain-hit Hong Kong Tennis Open final, losing to Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.

Federer demolishes Nadal to take Shanghai Masters title

Sun, 15/10/2017 - 11:55pm

Roger Federer brushes aside world number one Rafael Nadal to win the Shanghai Masters and register his fourth victory of the year over his Spanish rival.