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Stosur prepared for qualifying battles to stop rankings slide

19 Jun 2019

SANTA PONSA, Spain Former U.S. Open champion Samantha Stosur says she is prepared to slog through qualifying draws to restore her ranking having slipped outside the world's top 100 for only the second time in 11 years.

Sharapova to face Kerber as both win in Mallorca

18 Jun 2019

SANTA PONSA, Spain After two weeks enjoying the delights of Mallorca it was time for business for Maria Sharapova on Tuesday as she launched her comeback from a six-month injury lay-off in style.

Tennis-Sharapova wins on return from six-month injury break

18 Jun 2019

SANTA PONSA, Spain, June 18 Maria Sharapova launched her comeback from a six-month injury layoff with a 7-6(8) 6-0 first-round victory over Viktoria Kuzmova at the Mallorca Open grasscourt tournament on Tuesday.

RPT-Tennis-Returning Sharapova inspired by 'ultimate fighter' Nadal

16 Jun 2019

SANTA PONSA, Mallorca, June 16 Maria Sharapova says she will draw inspiration from Rafael Nadal's incredible powers of recovery as she resumes her injury-hit career on the Spanish great's island next week.

Barty looking forward to fresh start on grass

14 Jun 2019

Newly-crowned French Open champion Ashleigh Barty is looking forward to a fresh start as she gets ready to begin her build-up to Wimbledon on Birmingham's grasscourts next week.

Lampard could be man to lead Chelsea in new direction

14 Jun 2019

LONDON Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has hired some of the world's highest-profile managers during his 16-year reign, but relative rookie Frank Lampard is emerging as the favourite to occupy the Stamford Bridge hotseat.

Golden trio tightening grip on men's game

10 Jun 2019

LONDON It has been more than 15 years since Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic began their collection of Grand Slam titles and the bad news for anyone eyeing tennis's big prizes is their stranglehold on men's tennis is as tight as ever.

Tennis: Ambitious Nadal will not play before Wimbledon

10 Jun 2019

PARIS French Open champion Rafael Nadal said he will play no grasscourt warm-up tournaments ahead of Wimbledon but is confident he can mount a challenge for a third title in southwest London.

Ambitious Nadal will not play before Wimbledon

10 Jun 2019

PARIS French Open champion Rafael Nadal said he will play no grasscourt warm-up tournaments ahead of Wimbledon but is confident he can mount a challenge for a third title in southwest London.

Tennis-Ambitious Nadal will not play before Wimbledon

10 Jun 2019

PARIS, June 10 French Open champion Rafael Nadal said he will play no grasscourt warm-up tournaments ahead of Wimbledon but is confident he can mount a challenge for a third title in southwest London.

World News

Iran shoots down U.S. military drone in Gulf region

Iran on Thursday shot down a U.S. military drone that it said was flying over one of its southern provinces on the Gulf, increasing fears of military conflict as Washington seeks to isolate Tehran over its nuclear and regional activities.