French Open Faux Pax on Francesca Schiavone
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French Open Faux Pax on Francesca Schiavone's Retirement

Francesca Schiavone has denied she is quitting international tennis. She was taken by surprise after French Open authorities announced she was hanging up her boots.

French Open: Serena Williams on Collision Course With Francesca Schiavone
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French Open: Serena Williams on Collision Course With Francesca Schiavone

Serena Williams, defending French Open champion, has been drawn to possibly face 2010 champion Francesca Schiavone in the third round

Pablo Cuevas Sails To Rio Open Title, Francesca Schiavone Ends WTA Title Drought
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Pablo Cuevas Sails To Rio Open Title, Francesca Schiavone Ends WTA Title Drought

Pablo Cuevas, who defeated Rafael Nadal in the semi-final, won the men's title in Rio while Francesca Schiavone won her first title since 2013.

Francesca Schiavone Edges Svetlana Kuznetsova in French Open Marathon
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Francesca Schiavone Edges Svetlana Kuznetsova in French Open Marathon

Francesca Schiavone defeated Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-7, 7-5, 10-8 in third longest women singles ever in the French Open.

US Open: Serena Williams
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US Open: Serena Williams 'Better Than Steffi Graf', says Francesca Schiavone

Francesca Schiavone described Williams as "special" after the American won her 18th major title at the US Open, tying Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova on the all-time list.

Rafael Nadal lifts first title of 2014, beats Gael Monfils to win Qatar Open
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Rafael Nadal lifts first title of 2014, beats Gael Monfils to win Qatar Open

Rafael Nadal took close to two hours to go past Gael Monfils 6-1, 6-7 (5), 6-2 to win in Doha.

Gael Monfils is fighting for his future
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Gael Monfils is fighting for his future

Gael Monfils has had knee, back and wrist ailments which not only cost him form and fitness but sapped his morale and motivation.

Li Na beats Peng Shuai in all-China Shenzhen final
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Li Na beats Peng Shuai in all-China Shenzhen final

Li Na, Asia's highest-ranking player in tennis history and the top seed at the WTA tournament, downed Peng, who was seeded fifth, 6-4, 7-5.

Rafael Nadal prefers continuity to celebrity, won
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Rafael Nadal prefers continuity to celebrity, won't seek high-profile help

While Rafael Nadal's rivals have employed Boris Becker, Stefan Edberg, Ivan Lendl, and Michael Chang - Grand Slam winners all - tennis' leading player prefers to work with his uncle Toni.

France into Hopman Cup final
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France into Hopman Cup final

The French - Alize Cornet and Jo-Wilfred Tsonga - will face the top-seeded Polish pairing of Agnieszka Radwanska and Grzegorz Panfil in Saturday's final.

Andy Murray
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Andy Murray's new year starts with setback, Rafael Nadal through in Qatar

Murray lost 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 to Florian Mayer, the world number 40 from Germany, who seemed more surprised than anyone at how the contest turned around.

Andy Murray beaten by Florian Mayer at Qatar Open
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Andy Murray beaten by Florian Mayer at Qatar Open

Andy Murray was leading 6-3, 3-0 when the 40th-ranked Mayer started to play more aggressively, going for winners on nearly every shot. Murray's lead evaporated as he only won three of the last 15 games in the one hour, 51 minute match.

Cancer survivor Alisa Kleybanova aims to boost second-class Russia
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Cancer survivor Alisa Kleybanova aims to boost second-class Russia

Kleybanova, who only returned to the sport this year after being diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma in 2011, is part of a Russian squad which has been decimated by injuries and pull-outs.

Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal enter China Open pre-quarters, Serena Williams reaches third round
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Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal enter China Open pre-quarters, Serena Williams reaches third round

Djokovic put away Lukas Rosol of the Czech Republic 6-0, 6-3, Nadal claimed victory over Santiago Giraldo and Serena lost her serve twice to Francesca Schiavone before winning the battle.

Francesca Schiavone through in Seoul as seeds tumble
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Francesca Schiavone through in Seoul as seeds tumble

The unseeded Italian, 33, seeking her second title of the year, overcame France's Virginie Razzano in three sets 7-6 (7/5), 3-6, 6-3 to reach the last eight for the first time since June.

US Open: Czech women down Aussie duo to win doubles title
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US Open: Czech women down Aussie duo to win doubles title

The first all-Czech duo to win the US Open crown took home $460,000. They also won the 2011 French Open title.

US Open: Max Mirnyi, Andrea Hlavackova win mixed doubles title
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US Open: Max Mirnyi, Andrea Hlavackova win mixed doubles title

This 2013 championship comes 15 years after Mirnyi teamed with Serena Williams to win his first two mixed-doubles majors, at Wimbledon and the US Open

US Open: Don
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US Open: Don't pity me says cancer-survivor Alisa Kleybanova

The 24-year-old Russian was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphona in 2011, an illness which forced her off tour until May this year.

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