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Tennis-style payback plan could provide lift for the Olympics

Linda Pearce Tennis Australia's HECS-style payments could work for Olympics, says TA director.

From Woden to the Olympics, Morris dives into dream

Woden swimmer Hugo Morris has emerged as a bolter for next year's London Olympics after a sizzling return to the AIS pool over the weekend.

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Stosur looks to Olympics

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 27:  Samantha Stosur of Australia shows her dejection during her ladies' singles second round match against Arantxa Rus of Netherlands on day three of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 27, 2012 in London, England.  (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Darren Walton Offering no excuses for her latest Wimbledon flop, Samantha Stosur is backing Australia's Olympic spirit to fire up the country's crestfallen tennis aces.

Hewitt out of Olympics but in Davis Cup

Darren Walton Lleyton Hewitt has reaffirmed his commitment to Australia's vital Davis Cup tie with Chile next month, despite suffering from an ongoing hip injury.

Dellacqua to debut at Olympics

Darren Walton Rising star Casey Dellacqua is among four debutants confirmed in Australia's Olympic tennis team.

Molik still eyeing third Olympics

By Darren Walton Athens bronze medallist Alicia Molik refuses to give up on making her third straight Australian Olympics team despite losing almost all hope of qualifying.

Henin to skip Fed Cup for Olympics

By Rob Casert Justine Henin will rely on some Belgian goodwill to be able to defend her Olympic title in Beijing next year.

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'Dasha' Gavrilova joins the growing tennis import club

Although Daria Gavrilova's residency status is unclear, her potential has been apparent for some time.

Linda Pearce To the growing cast of eastern European tennis players competing under the Australian banner, add another foreign name: Daria Gavrilova.

Nick Kyrgios' 'tattoo' is actually sports tape

Australia's Nick Kyrgios

Rose Powell Everyone is talking about Kyrgios, and especially his "tattoo".

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Wimbledon: The final four men

Roger Federer looms as a genuine threat yet again

Wimbledon is only one tournament, but in many minds it is the biggest, tennis' grandest stage. So let the speculation begin that cracks in the wall of dominance enjoyed by the group known as the Big...

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Andy Murray knocked from his throne in straight sets

Andy Murray

Linda Pearce The reigning Wimbledon champion Andy Murray has been dethroned, going down in straight sets to Grigor Dimitrov.

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Andy Murray appoints Amelie Mauresmo as new coach

Andy Murray has appointed former women's world number one Amelie Mauresmo as his new coach.

Wimbledon champion Andy Murray has appointed Frenchwoman Amelie Mauresmo as his new coach.

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Andy Murray splits with coach Lendl

London Wimbledon champion Andy Murray has split with coach Ivan Lendl after two years.

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Roger Federer: 'This is the best time of my life'

Simon Briggs At times, it feels as though Federer carries a magical force field that repels ordinariness. Even when it comes to the elemental business of carrying on his family line, the man is one in a million.

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Woodies to receive tennis' highest honour

Todd Woodbridge (left) and Mark Woodforde after winning the men's doubles at the 2000 French Open.

Legendary Australian doubles pair Todd Woodbridge and Mark Woodforde will receive the International Tennis Federation's highest accolade, the Philippe Chatrier Award.

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Barty, Dellacqua through to US Open final

Ashleigh Barty and Casey Dellacqua

Australia pair Ashleigh Barty and Casey Dellacqua have won through to the final of the US Open women's doubles with a 6-2 6-2 defeat of India's Sania Mirza and China's Jie Zheng.

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Graf tips Williams to break title record ... if her body holds up

Steffi Graf )

Melissa Murphy Steffi Graf's career ended with 22 grand slam singles titles at age 30 because of injuries.

Rafael Nadal returns to world tennis No.1 position

Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal will return to No.1 in the world tennis rankings after his semi-final opponent Tomas Berdych retired hurt at the China Open on Saturday, capping an astonishing comeback for the 13-time...

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No Grand Slams? No worries, says Roger Federer

Roger Federer.

Linda Pearce As Roger Federer acclaims his Spanish rival Rafael Nadal's recovery from the depths of knee injury despair to the No.

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Freed-up Nadal eyes history

Rafael Nadal

Linda Pearce Newly re-crowned world No.1 plans to play on until the 2016 Rio Olympics, at least.