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Sharapova announces retirement

Maria Sharapova, the Russian five-time Grand Slam champion who became one of the highest paid sportswomen in the world, announced her retirement at the age of 32 on Wednesday. Siberia-born Sharapova, whose Wimbledon victory over Serena Williams in 2004, aged 17, propelled her to superstardom and riches, broke the news... read more

Tennis star Federer fined for swearing

Roger Federer was fined $3,000 for using an audible obscenity during his Australian Open quarter-final victory over American Tennys Sandgren, tournament organisers said on Wednesday. The Swiss was handed a code violation for swearing in the third set of Tuesday’s match after the lineswoman reported Federer to Serbian chair umpire... read more

Nadal sets eyes to record-equalling 20th Grand Slam title

Rafael Nadal will step up his bid for a record-equalling 20th Grand Slam title when he faces Argentina´s Federico Delbonis at the Australian Open on Thursday. The Spaniard can only count one Melbourne title among his 19 Majors but he will be confident of reaching the third round at least... read more

Serena ‘concerned’ over pollution from Australia bushfire

Serena Williams voiced concern over pollution from bushfire smoke at the Australian Open on Monday, saying that lung problems in the past could make her more vulnerable. The 38-year-old American, who is pursuing a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title, said it was a waiting game to see how conditions develop... read more

Nadal books Madrid final spot

SportsOnly Desk: Rafael Nadal completed an assured 6-2 6-4 win over Novak Djokovic in the Madrid Open semi-finals to thrill his fans in the Spanish capital. It was his first victory over French Open champion Djokovic since winning the French Open final in 2014. It was also a 14th straight... read more

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