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Former and current tennis professionals explain why sliding is key to French Open success
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Former and current tennis professionals explain why sliding is key to French Open success

A big secret to success on clay is the skill of the slide, which involves getting into position to hit a ball and quickly changing directions for the next shot

Naomi Osaka surpasses Serena Williams to usurp throne as world's highest-earning female athlete
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Naomi Osaka surpasses Serena Williams to usurp throne as world's highest-earning female athlete

22-year-old Naomi Osaka’s total is the most ever earned by a female athlete in a 12-month period.

'I think you were fanboying': Maria Sharapova recalls dinner date with Novak Djokovic
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'I think you were fanboying': Maria Sharapova recalls dinner date with Novak Djokovic

Two of the big names in tennis, Maria Sharapova and Novak Djokovic, recently engaged in a live chat on Instagram on Tuesday. During the chat that lasted for more than one hour, the players spoke about a host of things, including the sports, about their time during COVID-19 pandemic.

Facebook Gaming to host virtual tennis tournament with Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova, Gigi Hadid, Hailey Bieber
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Facebook Gaming to host virtual tennis tournament with Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova, Gigi Hadid, Hailey Bieber

Serena Williams will compete with model Gigi Hadid, and Maria Sharapova with American model Karlie Kloss.

Maria Sharapova retires: Novak Djokovic, Billie Jean King lead tributes to 'inspirational' Russian tennis star
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Maria Sharapova retires: Novak Djokovic, Billie Jean King lead tributes to 'inspirational' Russian tennis star

Maria Sharapova’s fellow players described her as inspirational and praised her fighting spirit following the Russian’s announcement of her retirement from tennis at the age of 32 on Wednesday.

Maria Sharapova: A complicated tennis champion whose career was propelled to great heights by the sheer force of her will
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Maria Sharapova: A complicated tennis champion whose career was propelled to great heights by the sheer force of her will

Maria Sharapova's career was a journey that was filled with the most dizzying of peaks and the most humbling of valleys, and that combination of extremes is probably what made it so incredibly memorable.

Maria Sharapova retires: 'The best is yet to come for you', Twitter reacts as five-time Grand Slam champion calls it a day
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Maria Sharapova retires: 'The best is yet to come for you', Twitter reacts as five-time Grand Slam champion calls it a day

Florida-based Sharapova, whose Wimbledon victory in 2004, aged 17, propelled her to superstardom, broke the news of her retirement in an article for magazine Vanity Fair.

Sofia Kenin crowned Australian Open champion after turning tables from one set down against Garbine Muguruza
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Sofia Kenin crowned Australian Open champion after turning tables from one set down against Garbine Muguruza

Sofia Kenin of the United States beat Garbine Muguruza of Spain by a score of 4-6, 6-2, 6-2 to win the Australian Open for her first Grand Slam title

Australian Open 2020: Sofia Kenin completes turnaround against Garbine Muguruza for first career Major
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Australian Open 2020: Sofia Kenin completes turnaround against Garbine Muguruza for first career Major

Sofia Kenin came down from love-40 while serving at 2-all in the third set against Garbine Muguruza. She then went on to win the next five points to take the crucial game. The American didn't drop another game on her way to maiden Grand Slam title.

Australian Open 2020: Maria Sharapova’s first-round loss an indication of how far she has fallen
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Australian Open 2020: Maria Sharapova’s first-round loss an indication of how far she has fallen

If Sharapova wants to continue playing the sport at the highest level, in an era where the likes of Bianca Andreescu and Ashleigh Barty have made variety fashionable again, that stubbornness – that made her the icon that she is today – has to give way.

Australian Open 2020: Simona Halep goes past Jennifer Brady to enter second round after initial struggle; Maria Sharapova ousted
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Australian Open 2020: Simona Halep goes past Jennifer Brady to enter second round after initial struggle; Maria Sharapova ousted

Former champion Maria Sharapova made her earliest Australian Open exit in a decade on Tuesday and said she was unsure whether her troublesome shoulder injury would allow her to return next year.

Hobart International 2020: Even after spending two years off the court, Sania Mirza’s forehand has lost none of its sting
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Hobart International 2020: Even after spending two years off the court, Sania Mirza’s forehand has lost none of its sting

Sania entered the Hobart event using a protected ranking, and the draw gods were kind enough to pit her and Kichenok against the unseeded, and unheralded pair of Kato and Kalashnikova

Australian Open 2020: Qualifiers begin despite 'very poor' air quality in Melbourne, players struggle during matches
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Australian Open 2020: Qualifiers begin despite 'very poor' air quality in Melbourne, players struggle during matches

Smoke haze and poor air quality caused by wildfires temporarily suspended practice sessions for the Australian Open at Melbourne Park on Tuesday, but qualifying began later in the morning in very poor conditions and amid complaints by at least one player who was forced to forfeit her match.

ATP Cup 2020: Novak Djokovic-led Serbia's feel-good run to glory puts the razzle-dazzle on tournament’s teething problems
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ATP Cup 2020: Novak Djokovic-led Serbia's feel-good run to glory puts the razzle-dazzle on tournament’s teething problems

In the final tie against Spain, Djokovic showed up for doubles duty too, partnering Victor Troicki to beat the experienced duo of Feliciano Lopez and Pablo Carreno Busta

Australian Open 2020: Former champion Maria Sharapova to get wildcard for first grand slam of the year
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Australian Open 2020: Former champion Maria Sharapova to get wildcard for first grand slam of the year

Former world number one Maria Sharapova will be awarded a world card to play in this month’s Australian Open, the organisers of the year’s first Grand Slam said on Wednesday.

Brisbane International: World No 1 Ashleigh Barty gets tough draw at home tournament; Naomi Osaka faces Maria Sakkari
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Brisbane International: World No 1 Ashleigh Barty gets tough draw at home tournament; Naomi Osaka faces Maria Sakkari

Ashleigh Barty will begin the new year with a tough draw at the Brisbane International. She's one of six Grand Slam champions in her half of the draw. There are three others her quarter at her home tournament.

Former World No 1 Maria Sharapova to return to action at Brisbane International next month
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Former World No 1 Maria Sharapova to return to action at Brisbane International next month

Former World No 1 Maria Sharapova will return to tournament action at the Brisbane International next month after being awarded a wildcard to play in the Australian Open warm-up.

WTA Finals 2019: Ashleigh Barty justifies billing as 'undisputed' World No 1 with remarkable title run in Shenzhen
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WTA Finals 2019: Ashleigh Barty justifies billing as 'undisputed' World No 1 with remarkable title run in Shenzhen

Ashleigh Barty now has a nearly 2000-point lead at the top of the rankings and has effectively negated her perceived disadvantage of height, standing tall at 5'5"

Luxembourg Open 2019: Maria Sharapova eyes comeback from injury, hopes to be 'healthy' for 2020 season
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Luxembourg Open 2019: Maria Sharapova eyes comeback from injury, hopes to be 'healthy' for 2020 season

Maria Sharapova dropped out of the WTA indoor event in Linz last week but says that she could play in the Luxembourg tournament which starts on 14 October.

Sportswear giant Nike risks being burned by doping scandal surrounding Alberto Salazar and Oregon Project
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Sportswear giant Nike risks being burned by doping scandal surrounding Alberto Salazar and Oregon Project

With Nike-backed athletics coach Alberto Salazar slapped with a four-year ban for doping, the US sportswear giant risks being caught up in the scandal.