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Serena Williams dumped from Wimbledon by Alize Cornet

Linda Pearce For the third consecutive grand slam since winning her 17th major in New York, Serena Williams has started as the overwhelming title favourite, but gone no further than the fourth round.

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Alize Cornet shocks Serena Williams at Dubai Open

Alize Cornet

Alize Cornet, recovering brilliantly from a mighty collapse in career fortunes, scored her best-ever win by beating world number one Serena Williams 6-4 6-4 to prevent an all-Williams sisters final...

Agnieszka Radwanska in shock US Open loss

Sent packing: Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland.

Chinese doubles specialist Peng Shuai supplied a shocking start to the second round of the US Open by upsetting fourth-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland 6-3 6-4 on a hot, humid Wednesday at...

Maria Sharapova reaches US Open third round

Maria Sharapova

Five-time grand slam champion Maria Sharapova survived 46 unforced errors to beat Alexandra Dulgheru and reach the US Open third round.

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Serena Williams to meet German Angelique Kerber in Stanford final

Top seed Serena Williams won the final eight games to rout Andrea Petkovic in the semi-final at the Stanford Classic in California on Saturday.

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Serena Williams eyes 18th Grand Slam crown at US Open

In her first warm-up event for the US Open that begins in three weeks, Williams rolled to the title and served notice she was on form after a Wimbledon exit that due to a virus left her struggling to...

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Andy Murray onside at Wimbledon after easing through first week

Andy Murray urges himself on after winning a point against Spain's Roberto Bautista.

Linda Pearce The first question Andy Murray was asked at Wimbledon this year was how it felt to have the hopes of a despondent World Cup nation on his shoulders.

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Maria Sharapova primed for Wimbledon after Williams exit

Maria Sharapova is looking for successive Grand Slam tournament wins.

The shock losses suffered by top two seeds Serena Williams and Li Na have left Maria Sharapova with a smooth passage and the Russian is primed to win her second Wimbledon title, 10 years after...

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Stan Wawrinka unhappy with Wimbledon schedule

Stan Wawrinka .

Linda Pearce Stan Wawrinka has savaged the scheduling that has left him to play three best-of five-set matches in three days if he is to reach a maiden Wimbledon semi-final.

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Simona Halep second Romanian woman to reach Wimbledon quarter-finals

Simona Halep returns to  Kazakhstan's Zarina Diyas during their fourth-round match on Tuesday.

London French Open runner-up races to a 6-3, 6-0 fourth-round win over Kazakhstan's Zarina Diyas.

Stricken Serena Williams vows to return to Wimbledon after doubles blow

Sick ... Serena Williams.

Danielle Rossingh Serena Williams promised to return to Wimbledon after having to retire from her second-round doubles match with sister Venus because of a virus.

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Staggering Serena quits match as fears for health grow

Gregory Walton Serena Williams was in the grip of a health scare on Tuesday night following a surreal doubles performance in which she struggled to pick up the ball.

Martina Navratilova questions virus excuse for Serena Williams' Wimbledon withdrawal

Serena Williams

Tom Decent Former Grand Slam champion Martina Navratilova believes there is more to Serena Williams' mysterious withdrawal from her doubles match with sister Venus after it emerged the five-time Wimbledon...

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Canberra's Nick Kyrgios handed tough first-round French Open draw

Canberra's Nick Kyrgios faces a tough first-up test at the French Open.

Liam FitzGibbon Canberra's Nick Kyrgios will face the No.8 seed in the first round at Roland Garros.

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Sam Stosur's French Open hopes take dive after draw

Liam Fitzgibbon, Paris Samantha Stosur's French Open hopes have taken a significant hit after being lumped in the same quarter of the draw as the past two champions, Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova.

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2014 French Open draw - women's singles

Top seed: Serena Williams.

The completed draw for the women's singles at the 2014 French Open which gets underway at Roland Garros on Sunday (prefiprefix number denotes seeding) (prefix number denotes seeding).

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Ashleigh Barty staying patient after loss

Ashleigh Barty

Knowing time is well and truly on her side, Ashleigh Barty was far from despondent after a comprehensive first-round exit at the French Open.

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Beaten Ashleigh Barty vows to keep striving

Ashleigh Barty hits out.

Linda Pearce As spectacularly as Ashleigh Barty's doubles game has flourished, a major singles breakthrough is proving more elusive.

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French Open loses Williams sisters in second round

It has been almost three years since both Williams lost on the same day.

Linda Pearce The anticipation for an all-Williams third round will go wanting as both sisters are defeated on the same day.

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Happy Caroline Wozniacki back in the groove on Eastbourne grass

Caroline Wozniacki.

Former world number one Caroline Wozniacki was happy to be back on grass and enjoying her game again after easing into the quarter-finals of the pre-Wimbledon Eastbourne event on Wednesday.