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Tennis-Lisicki fires fastest ever serve in Stanford defeat

German Sabine Lisicki fired the fastest serve ever recorded at a WTA event on Tuesday, unleashing a 210.8 kph (131 mph) bomb in her first round loss to Ana Ivanovic at the Stanford Classic.

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Nick Kyrgios escapes Australian bubble to focus on US Open

Nick Kyrgios will head to the US to prepare for the US Open.

Chris Dutton Canberra tennis ace Nick Kyrgios says he doesn't feel the pressure to prove himself to anyone and is keen to escape the popularity bubble of Australia to relaunch his career overseas.

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Sam Stosur humbled by 16-year-old qualifier Naomi Osaka

Inconsistent: Australia's Sam Stosur.

Ben McKay After a terrific month on tour for Australian tennis, Sam Stosur has suffered a shocking loss to a teenage qualifier.

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Bernard Tomic's winning streak ends in Washington

Bernard Tomic with the spoils of victory in Colombia.

Bernard Tomic's six-match winning streak has come to an end, the Australian losing in the second round of the ATP event in Washington.

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Casey Dellacqua moves to career-high world No.31

Australia's Casey Dellacqua has jumped two spots on the women's world tennis rankings to a career-high No.31.

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Tomics: we weren't dumped by IMG and are not threatened by Nick Kyrgios

John Tomic

Linda Pearce Bernard Tomic’s father and coach, John, has vigorously challenged reports that his son was dumped by his long-time management company, IMG, claiming the Tomics instigated the recent contractual...

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Andy Murray sticks with Amelie Mauresmo for US Open

Besieged: Andy Murray is feeling the pressure.

Simon Briggs Much of the confusion surrounding Andy Murray's ground-breaking coaching deal with Amelie Mauresmo was resolved on Wednesday after Murray posted some intriguing photographs on his Facebook page.

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Rising star Ajla Tomljanovic to boost Australian tennis stocks

Victory: Ajla Tomljanovic.

Linda Pearce As Australian men's tennis celebrates its greatest top-100 singles representation in more than 13 years, a major potential boost to the women's game has arrived with the surprise defection of rising...

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Nick Kyrgios story: From Wimbledon to Bundoora

Laid-back: Nick Kyrgios in Melbourne on Friday.

Linda Pearce It was almost 7pm last Wednesday night in Melbourne’s northern suburbs and Nick Kyrgios was restless.

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Locker Room: Jim Taylor notches 450 rugby games after submerging Wallabies tour

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David Polkinghorne Who scored the first five-point try against the All Blacks? It's the Trivial Pursuit question that's never been asked.

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Bernard Tomic title leaves Australia with Davis Cup selection quandary, says Todd Woodbridge

Bernard Tomic claimed his second ATP tour singles title in Bogota.

Daniel Cherny Australia's new-found tennis depth may scupper the chances of a Davis Cup recall for Bernard Tomic, despite the 21-year-old breaking through for his second ATP title at the Claro Open in Colombia.

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Bernard Tomic wins ATP event in Colombia

Bernard Tomic has claimed his second career title on the ATP world tour with victory over power-serving Croat Ivo Karlovic in the final of the Claro Open in Bogota, Colombia.

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Together, alone: former couple Rory McIlroy and Caroline Wozniacki win on the same day

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James Polson Breaking up may be hard to do but it seems one of the world’s most famous former couples are both reaping the rewards of singledom after Rory McIlroy and Caroline Wozniacki both tasted victory...

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Lleyton Hewitt and Luke Saville advance at Newport ATP tournament

Lleyton Hewitt

NEWPORT, Rhode Island, July 9 AAP-AFP - Australians Lleyton Hewitt and Luke Saville have advanced to the second round of the ATP grasscourt tournament in Newport, Rhode Island.

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Nick Kyrgios in most important phase of his career: John Fitzgerald

Canberra teen tennis star Nick Kyrgios.

David Polkinghorne Nick Kyrgios doesn't need a high-profile coach, says John Alexander.

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Sam Groth in first ATP semi-final

Sam Groth

Australia's Sam Groth dethroned defending champion Nicolas Mahut to reach his first career ATP semi-final at the Hall of Fame Championships.

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Tennis star Novak Djokovic weds

Novak Djokovic, and Jelena Ristic.

Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic and his longtime girlfriend Jelena Ristic wed Thursday in a gazebo civil ceremony on a lawn at an Adriatic resort.

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Todd Larkham and Josh Eagle team up to coach tennis star Nick Kyrgios

Nick Kyrgios

Chris Dutton Todd Larkham and Josh Eagle will form a tag-team coaching partnership to guide Nick Kyrgios.

Lleyton Hewitt advances to Newport semi-finals

Lleyton Hewitt.

Third seed Lleyton Hewitt advanced to the semi-finals of the ATP Hall of Fame Championships with a 6-4 6-4 victory on Friday over sixth seed Steve Johnson.

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Nick Kyrgios embarrassed by the hype, but wants to be a Wimbledon champion

Nick Kyrgios

Chris Dutton Canberra star Nick Kyrgios says he's embarrassed by the hype that has followed his Wimbledon campaign and has noticed fans "stare and point" since arriving home last week.