Angelique Kerber

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Angelique Kerber upsets Maria Sharapova in fourth round

Linda Pearce Maria Sharapova suffers Wimbledon heartache as she is defeated by Germany's Angelique Kerber.

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Sam Stosur rallies but falls to Angelique Kerber in Fed Cup

Australia's Sam Stosur.

Linda Pearce German No.1 Angelique Kerber gives her country an unassailable 3-0 semi-final lead with a 4-6, 6-0, 6-4 defeat of Sam Stosur.

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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.

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Simona Halep and Eugenie Bouchard set up Wimbledon semi-final showdown

Eugenie Bouchard prepares to unleash her powerful forehand against Angelique Kerber.

Simona Halep and Eugenie Bouchard breezed into the women's Wimbledon semi-finals on Wednesday.

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Murray dethroned as youth rises at Wimbledon

Andy Murray.

Martyn Herman The mayhem created by an Australian firecracker the previous evening was continued in brutal fashion by Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov on Wednesday as he annihilated defending Wimbledon champion Andy...

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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.

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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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Australia, Italy, Germany into Federation Cup semi-finals

Fed Cup.

Italy keep their Fed Cup title defence on track, downing the United States.

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Li Na rises to number two in WTA rankings

Singapore Li Na moves to an Asian-record world number two and Peng Shuai rated top women's doubles player.

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Serena Williams makes winning return from back injury in Dubai

Serena Williams

Serena Williams eased into the third round of the WTA Dubai Open in her first match since injuring her back at the Australian Open.

Sam Stosur to play in Australia's Fed Cup semi-final

Samantha Stosur.

Linda Pearce Sam Stosur will next month make the long trek back home from the northern hemisphere to Queensland for Australia's first Fed Cup semi-final since 1993.

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Storm Sanders is starting to make her mark

On target: Storm Sanders is starting to make her mark.

Linda Pearce Storm Sanders is known to her friends as Stormy, or Storminator, and sometimes Thunder, but the likeable tennis teen and self-confessed ''nerd'' insists she is nothing like her angry-sounding name.

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Samantha Stosur wary of Fed Cup threat Petkovic

Samantha Stosur has singled out Germany's Andrea Petkovic as a serious threat to Australia's hopes of winning the Fed Cup for the first time in 40 years.

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Alicia Molik confident ahead of Fed Cup tie

Linda Pearce Australian captain Alicia Molik believes she has the team to reach the nation's first Fed Cup decider since Liz Smylie, Wendy Turnbull and Anne Minter lost the 1984 decider to Czechoslovakia, with...

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Australia's Fed Cup team aiming to end final drought

Teaming up: From left, Samantha Stosur, Ashleigh Barty, Casey Delacqua and Storm Sanders.

Linda Pearce Fed Cup is like Davis Cup's little sister, the sibling that struggles to be noticed, the one that suffers a minor identity crisis beyond its dedicated inner circle.

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Australia on the brink of Fed Cup elimination

Sam Stosur was beaten by Andrea Petkovic in the opening match of Australia's Fed Cup clash with Germany in Brisbane.

Linda Pearce After less than three hours, Australia is teetering on the brink of elimination from its first Fed Cup semi-final in 21 years.

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Stosur searches for upside to Fed Cup defeat

Love-two: Sam Stosur lost both her Fed Cup matches in Brisbane.

Linda Pearce There was to be no Easter Sunday resurrection for Australia’s Fed Cup team, beaten 3-1 by Germany on Pat Rafter Arena, and nor is Sam Stosur expecting miracles when her season resumes next week...

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Australia suffer opening day wipeout in Fed Cup semifinal

Linda Pearce After less than three hours, Australia is teetering on the brink of elimination from its first Fed Cup semi-final in 21 years.