Tennis / Sports

'Why does everybody get upset?' Nastase says he will quit if punished

Apr 28 1:21pm BBC Sport | Tennis | World Edition
Ilie Nastase says he will quit tennis if he is banned over the derogatory comments he made about Serena William's unborn child.
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Barcelona SF preview and prediction: Murray vs. Thiem

Apr 28 12:04pm The Grandstand
Andy Murray and Dominic Thiem will be going head-to-head for the third time in their careers when they square off in the semifinals of the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell on Saturday. Both of their previous encounters have gone Murray's way in deciding sets. [...] The post Barcelona SF preview and prediction: Murray vs. Thiem appeared first on The Grandstand.
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Maria Sharapova Reaches the Semifinals of Her Comeback Tournament

Apr 28 11:58am NYT > Tennis
Sharapova, in her first event since returning from a doping suspension, defeated Anett Kontaveit, 6-3, 6-4, in the quarterfinals.
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Andy Murray beats Albert Ramos-Vinolas in Barcelona to reach semi-finals

Apr 28 11:49am BBC Sport | Tennis | World Edition
Andy Murray reaches the Barcelona Open semi-finals with a 2-6 6-4 7-6 (7-4) win over Spain's Albert Ramos-Vinolas.
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Doping in sport: International Tennis Federation increases budget for drug testing

Apr 28 11:22am BBC Sport | Tennis | World Edition
There is to be a significant increase in the amount of drug testing in tennis, and more samples will be stored for future analysis.
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Nastase apologises for 'spontaneous' Serena comments

Apr 28 10:32am BBC Sport | Tennis | World Edition
Ilie Nastase apologises for comments he made about Serena Williams, but says his outburst during Romania's Fed Cup win was exaggerated .
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Stuttgart Open: Maria Sharapova through to semi-finals with victory over Anett Kontaveit

Apr 28 10:26am BBC Sport | Tennis | World Edition
Maria Sharapova continues her fine form after returning from a doping ban with victory over Anett Kontaveit at the Stuttgart Open.
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Elite of College Tennis: The Russians

Apr 28 8:56am Universal Tennis
Top 10 Russian Men and Women on Campuses Now...
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Hungarian Open: Aljaz Bedene beats Ivo Karlovic to reach semi-finals

Apr 28 8:18am BBC Sport | Tennis | World Edition
Britain's Aljaz Bedene continues his winning run with a straight-sets victory over second seed Ivo Karlovic to reach the Hungarian Open semi-finals.
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Kerber Out Of Stuttgart In First Match, Sharapova Marches On

Apr 27 6:26pm The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog
Maria Sharapova already looks better than Angelique Kerber!...
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Nadal, Murray Move Into Barcelona QFs; Chung Ousts Zverev

Apr 27 6:09pm The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog
Rafael Nadal will try to keep it going Friday in Barcelona against 20-year-old Hyeon Chung.
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USP Launches the USP International UTR Circuit To Complement ITF Events

Apr 27 5:31pm Universal Tennis
A new tournament circuit offers balance and level-based play to ITF participants...
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Thursdays Set Points, WTA Stuttgart Day 3: Mladenovic, Sevastova & Siegemund aboard the upset train

Apr 27 4:47pm Moo's Tennis Blog
This will be a snappy Set Points just to wrap up today’s results – I was busy at work so couldn’t really follow the scores and then played tennis this evening so missed the first night match. Unlike Tuesday, tonight’s tennis from myself wasn’t so good! The conditions were tricky as it was damp and…...
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Andy Murray: World number one beats Feliciano Lopez in Barcelona Open last 16

Apr 27 2:04pm BBC Sport | Tennis | World Edition
Andy Murray is through to the quarter-finals of the Barcelona Open after a 6-4 6-4 victory over Spain's Feliciano Lopez.
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Barcelona QF previews and predictions: Nadal vs. Chung, Thiem vs. Sugita

Apr 27 1:33pm The Grandstand
Rafael Nadal had been on a quarterfinal collision course with Alexander Zverev, but the Spaniard will instead go up against Hyeon Chung on Friday in Barcelona. Dominic Thiem and Yuichi Sugita are also aiming for a place in the last four. [...] The post Barcelona QF previews and predictions: Nadal vs. Chung, Thiem vs. Sugita appeared first on The Grandstand.
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Maria Sharapova Stays on a Roll at the Porsche Grand Prix

Apr 27 1:23pm NYT > Tennis
In her second match after a 15-month doping suspension, Sharapova beat Ekaterina Makarova, 7-5, 6-1, to advance to the quarterfinals.
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Konta out but Sharapova wins again in Stuttgart

Apr 27 11:59am BBC Sport | Tennis | World Edition
Johanna Konta loses to Latvia's Anastasija Sevastova in the Stuttgart Open, but Maria Sharapova is through to round three.
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The Difference Between 30-30 & Deuce

Apr 27 11:33am Blog – Brain Game Tennis
They look the same, they smell the same… G’day from Austin, On the surface, there are a lot of similarities between the score lines of 30-30 and deuce. Both point scores see the players even in the game, and both point scores are just two points from the end of the game. I just did...
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Dan Evans: British number three's run in Barcelona Open ended by Dominic Thiem

Apr 27 11:01am BBC Sport | Tennis | World Edition
Dan Evans' superb run at the Barcelona Open comes to an end in the third round via a 7-6 (7-5) 6-2 defeat to Dominic Thiem.
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Stuttgart Open: Johanna Konta beaten by Anastasija Sevastova in second round

Apr 27 10:28am BBC Sport | Tennis | World Edition
British number one Johanna Konta loses 6-3 7-5 to Latvia's world number 26 Anastasija Sevastova in the Stuttgart Open second round.
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'Cheater' Sharapova should not play tennis again - Bouchard

Apr 27 2:13am BBC Sport | Tennis | World Edition
Maria Sharapova is a cheater and should not have been allowed to return to tennis, says 2014 Wimbledon finalist Eugenie Bouchard.
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Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray Advance In Barcelona

Apr 27 12:43am The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog
Andy Murray didn't have to play and Rafa only lost 3 games.
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Maria Sharapova Victorious Over Vinci In Return From Drug Ban

Apr 27 12:35am The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog
Maria Sharapova won her first match back after a 15-month doping ban.
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Australia defends INAS World Tennis Championships

Apr 26 9:43pm Tennis Australia
All the results from the latest INAS World Tennis Championships in Bolton, England.
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Aussie results daily update, 27 April 2017

Apr 26 9:07pm Tennis Australia
All the latest Aussie results from abroad.
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Sharapova returns with flying start, beats Vinci in Stuttgart

Apr 26 8:56pm The Grandstand
Maria Sharapova's return to tennis off a 15-month doping suspension got off to a successful start with a hard-fought 7-5, 6-3 round-one victory over former U.S. Open finalist Roberta Vinci at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix on Wednesday. [...] The post Sharapova returns with flying start, beats Vinci in Stuttgart appeared first on The Grandstand.
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Unbowed, Maria Sharapova Retakes the Tennis Stage

Apr 26 8:12pm NYT > Tennis
In her first match since a 15-month suspension for a failed drug test, Sharapova defeated Roberta Vinci at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Germany.
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Tomic withdraws from Barcelona Open

Apr 26 8:05pm Tennis Australia
Bernard Tomic, who won through to a second-round meeting in Barcelona with No.1 seed Andy Murray, withdrew from…...
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End is near for Haas, but hes not done yet

Apr 26 7:35pm The Grandstand
Tommy Haas is five years older than Andy Roddick. Roddick retired in 2012. Haas is three years older than Fernando Gonzalez. Gonzalez retired in 2012. Haas is two years older than Juan Carlos Ferrero. Ferrero, at least in singles, retired in--you guessed it--2012. But the 39-year-old is not done yet. [...] The post End is near for Haas, but he’s not done yet appeared first on The Grandstand.
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Apr 26 7:00pm Tennishead
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Barcelona R3 previews and predictions: Zverev vs. Chung, Goffin vs. Khachanov

Apr 26 5:50pm The Grandstand
Hyeon Chung and Karen Khachanov have made surprising runs to the Barcelona third round. Things will get even tougher prior to the quarterfinals, however, as they are set for respective meetings on Thursday with Alexander Zverev and David Goffin. [...] The post Barcelona R3 previews and predictions: Zverev vs. Chung, Goffin vs. Khachanov appeared first on The Grandstand.
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Wednesdays Set Points, WTA Stuttgart Day 2: Sharapova returns, beats Vinci in straight sets

Apr 26 5:17pm Moo's Tennis Blog
Wednesday was one of the most anticipated days on the 2017 WTA calendar and it was an early one in Stuttgart as journalists were out in force to watch Maria Sharapova’s practice on the main court. First groundstrokes for Sharapova on site of a WTA event in over a year. pic.twitter.com/X0NUTRWsUm — René Denfeld (@Renestance) April…...
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Genie Bouchard wants Maria Sharapova banned for life. That's a terrible idea.

Apr 26 4:47pm Tennis | For The Win
Suggesting she be banned for life is just pure bad sportsmanship.
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Maria Sharapova: Russian beats Roberta Vinca on return from doping ban

Apr 26 2:49pm BBC Sport | Tennis | World Edition
Maria Sharapova is victorious on her return to action following a 15-month doping ban as she beats Roberta Vinci in Stuttgart.
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What is Padel? | Miami Padel Master 2017

Apr 26 2:47pm Tennis Plaza Blog
Padel (not to be confused with Paddle) is the sport of the month in Miami as the city holds the first international Padel tournament in the USA, the World Padel Tour (WPT) Miami Master 2017. Padel, a sport not know by everybody is thought to be the little brother of tennis however, Padel brings excitement, […]...
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Maria Sharapova Returns From Doping Ban With a Victory

Apr 26 2:45pm NYT > Tennis
In her first match after a 15-month suspension, Sharapova defeated Roberta Vinci, who had criticized Sharapova’s receiving a wild card into the event.
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Barcelona R3 previews and predictions: Nadal vs. Anderson, Murray vs. Lopez

Apr 26 2:36pm The Grandstand
Rafael Nadal remained in clay-court cruise control on Wednesday and he will be back in action--weather permitting--against Kevin Anderson on Thursday in Barcelona. Andy Murray and Feliciano Lopez are also aiming for a spot in the quarterfinals. [...] The post Barcelona R3 previews and predictions: Nadal vs. Anderson, Murray vs. Lopez appeared first on The Grandstand.
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Johanna Konta: British number one beats Naomi Osaka in Stuttgart

Apr 26 11:18am BBC Sport | Tennis | World Edition
Johanna Konta puts a difficult week behind her to reach the second round of the Porsche Grand Prix with victory over Naomi Osaka.
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Diego Schwartzmans Return Game Is Even Better Than I Thought

Apr 26 10:17am Heavy Topspin
Diego Schwartzman is one of the most unusual players on the ATP tour. Even shorter than David Ferrer, his serve will never be a weapon, so the only way he can compete is by neutralizing everyone else’s offerings and winning baseline battles. Up to No. 34 in this week’s official rankings and No. 35 on … Continue reading Diego Schwartzman’s Return Game Is Even Better Than I Thought...
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Serena Williams Says Posting of Pregnancy Picture Was an Accident

Apr 26 9:32am NYT > Tennis
Williams told Gayle King at the TED 2017 Conference in Vancouver that the mishap wasn’t a big deal because she planned to share the news shortly.
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Why Serena Williams was 'angry' when Alexis Ohanian proposed

Apr 26 8:15am Tennis | For The Win
She was in the middle of her training season.
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Maria Sharapova: Russian to learn French Open fate on 16 May

Apr 26 7:08am BBC Sport | Tennis | World Edition
Former world number one Maria Sharapova will find out on 16 May if she has been given a wildcard for the French Open.
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Murray through as Tomic withdraws in Barcelona

Apr 26 6:41am BBC Sport | Tennis | World Edition
World number one Andy Murray is through to the third round of the Barcelona Open as Australia's Bernard Tomic withdraws before the match.
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Serena Williams: World number one revealed pregnancy news by accident

Apr 26 3:32am BBC Sport | Tennis | World Edition
Serena Williams says she revealed her pregnancy on social media by accident, after mistakenly uploading a photograph on Snapchat.
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Aussie results daily update, 26 April 2017

Apr 26 12:47am Tennis Australia
All the latest Aussie results from abroad.
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Barcelona R2 previews and predictions: Goffin vs. Basilashvili, Cuevas vs. Khachanov

Apr 25 8:23pm The Grandstand
Monte-Carlo semifinalist David Goffin will try to continue his fine form when he takes the court in Barcelona for second-round action against Nikoloz Basilashvili. Pablo Cuevas and Karen Khachanov are also aiming for a spot in the last 16. [...] The post Barcelona R2 previews and predictions: Goffin vs. Basilashvili, Cuevas vs. Khachanov appeared first on The Grandstand.
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Stosur surprised in Stuttgart

Apr 25 7:42pm Tennis Australia
Anastasija Sevastova produced a strong performance to stun Sam Stosur in the opening round of the Porsche Tennis…...
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Tomic snaps losing streak

Apr 25 7:24pm Tennis Australia
Bernard Tomic scored his first win since the Australian Open and got a much-needed confidence boost on clay…...
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Serena vows to return after pregnancy

Apr 25 7:00pm Tennishead
The 23-time Grand Slam champion made the headlines last week when she uploaded a photograph to social media app Snapchat with the caption “20 weeks” before deleting it. Her publicist later confirmed the news, but Williams revealed the photograph was not meant to be shared with the world. "I was just saving it," Williams said during her TED Talk with journalist Gayle King. "I've been so good about it, but this was the one time it slipped." Williams, who is due to give birth in the autumn, discovered she was pregnant two days before the Australian Open, where she went on to win her 23rd major title – an Open era record. "It wasn't very easy," said the world No.1. "You hear all these stories about people when they're pregnant - they get sick, they get really tired, really stressed out. I had to really take all that energy and put it in a paper bag, so to say, and throw it away. "Pregnant or not, no one knew and I was supposed to win that tournament. Every time I play, I'm expected to win. If I don't win, it's actually much bigger news." Williams will be 36 in September, but she insists she fully intends to return to the tour in 2018. "I definitely plan on coming back. I'm not done yet," she said. "If [Venus is] still playing, I know I can play. This is just a new part of my life. My baby's going to be in the stands and hopefully cheering for me."...
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Sharapova wins on comeback

Apr 25 7:00pm Tennishead
On the day her 15-month ban was lifted, the Russian won 7-5 6-3 after accepting a wildcard at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix. "My job is as a competitor and as a tennis player to go out on the court and to perform no matter if I’m having a tough day or an easy day," said Sharapova, who tested positive for meldonium at the 2016 Australian Open. "There are people in the stands who bought a ticket and they are going to watch you play, and so you have to show them what you’re capable of doing." Sharapova, whose original two-year suspension was reduced on appeal, faces fellow Russian Ekaterina Makarova in the second round. She has also been granted wildcards for the WTA clay court events in Madrid and Rome next month, but must wait until May 16 to find out whether she will be offered a wildcard for Roland Garros, where she is a two-time champion. "I trained quite intensively since January but it’s been in different phases,” said Sharapova. “I spent a lot of time in the gym and then I moved on to the court before I started playing matches in the last few weeks. "So, it’s a process and of course you want to have that smooth transition. But nothing in training is like going out there today. I was definitely rusty. I made a few return unforced errors. I could name a lot of things. But overall I got through it and that’s the process I look forward to getting through."...
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Maria Sharapova Reportedly Wont Get A French Open Main Draw Wildcard

Apr 25 5:13pm The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog
Former champion Maria Sharapova might have to play qualifying at the French Open!...
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Serena Williams Fires Back At Ilie Nastase, Calling Romanian A Racist

Apr 25 5:00pm The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog
Serena Williams slammed Ilie Nastase.
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Tuesdays Set Points, WTA Stuttgart Day 1: Makarova moves past Radwanska

Apr 25 5:00pm Moo's Tennis Blog
The 2017 Stuttgart main draw finally got underway on Tuesday with Barbora Strycova the first winner of the tournament. In a surprisingly efficient display and dropping just nine points (!) behind her serve, Strycova defeated lucky loser, Jennifer Brady, 6-2 6-2. Next up for the Czech player will be Simona Halep on Wednesday. .@BaraStrycova picks…...
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The data in American tennis tell the story

Apr 25 3:35pm
In the past 30 years American tennis has seen a 73\% decline in the amount of top 100 players in the ATP tour. This alarming number basically tells us that we lose every decade 25\% of our players in the … Continue reading → The post The data in American tennis tell the story appeared first on Tennis blog. Advice from tennis experts.
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Sarasota Open makes It cant be that good shirts

Apr 25 3:20pm The Grandstand
In addition to a paycheck and a trophy, Frances Tiafoe--who triumphed at the Sarasota Open this past Sunday--won a prize that would not have made sense when the week began. But it made plenty of sense based on what transpired during first-round action. [...] The post Sarasota Open makes “It can’t be that good” shirts appeared first on The Grandstand.
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With Baby in Tow, Victoria Azarenka Returns to Tennis and Her Roots

Apr 25 3:16pm NYT > Tennis
After an extended break from competition, Azarenka is training in her native Belarus with a new coach and a new traveling companion: her infant son.
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Barcelona Open: Dan Evans beats Mischa Zverev in second round

Apr 25 2:04pm BBC Sport | Tennis | World Edition
Britain's Dan Evans continues his unlikely run at the Barcelona Open with a straight-set win over world number 35 Mischa Zverev.
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WTA chief Steve Simon defends Maria Sharapova wildcards

Apr 25 1:06pm BBC Sport | Tennis | World Edition
Maria Sharapova's wildcard entry at Stuttgart Open is in keeping with how former dopers are treated in other sports says WTA chief Steve Simon.
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