Marion Bartoli

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Marion Bartoli set to compete at Hopman Cup

Linda Pearce Marion Bartoli's retirement may prove to be almost comically brief, with reports that the Wimbledon champion, who announced her decision to quit tennis on August 15, but then left the door to a swift...

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Wimbledon champion Marion Bartoli announces retirement

France's Marion Bartoli poses with the winner's Venus Rosewater Dish after beating Germany's Sabine Lisicki in their women's singles final of the 2013 Wimbledon Championships.

Wimbledon winner Marion Bartoli made a shock retirement announcement on Wednesday, shortly after losing in the second round of the Cincinnati Masters to Romania's Simona Halep.

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Adieu Marion: Bartoli signs off

Marion Bartoli.

Linda Pearce A little over a month after taking Wimbledon, Marion Bartoli has retired at the age of 28.

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Petra Kvitova wins Wimbledon title over Eugenie Bouchard

Petra Kvitova

Linda Pearce Three years after the maiden grand slam title that it was thought would be the first of several, Petra Kvitova has claimed her second Wimbledon crown.

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Rafael Nadal survives fright on parade of champions at Wimbledon

Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal and Maria Sharapova led a parade of former champions into the Wimbledon second round on Tuesdayafter Marion Bartoli briefly lit up Centre Court without swinging her racket.

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Serena Williams not yet over Roland Garros exit ahead of Wimbledon

Serena Wlliams

Linda Pearce Q: Your French Open defeat, how long did it take you to get over that?Serena Williams: “Who says I was over it?

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What you need to know for Wimbledon

Andy Murray will be looking to repeat his last outing.

Linda Pearce While Marion Bartoli retired 40 days after winning her first grand slam title so unexpectedly last year, Andy Murray returns to deafening applause to defend what a British man has not previously...

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Pat Cash tips Nick Kyrgios as future tennis star

On the rise: Australia's Nick Kyrgios is earning praise from legends of the game.

Linda Pearce Pat Cash rates blossoming teenager Nick Kyrgios as Australia's most talented prospect since dual grand slam finalist Mark Philippoussis, the 1987 Wimbledon champion also revealing that a recent...

Sabine Lisicki drops doubles partner Martina Hingis as coach just before Wimbledon

Last-minute switch: Sabine Lisicki has opted for guidance from her father.

The 2013 Wimbledon finalist Sabine Lisicki has split with coach Martina Hingis days out from this year's tournament, the German player announced on her Facebook page.

Weight of a nation eases as Andy Murray defends Wimbledon title

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 20:  Andy Murray of Great Britain celebrates winning a point in his fourth round match against Stephane Robert of France during day eight of the 2014 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 20, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Danielle Rossingh Andy Murray's ninth Wimbledon might be his easiest.

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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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Paris postcard from 12-year-old future tennis ace

Olivia Gadecki at the Eiffel Tower.

Linda Pearce Not everyone can be a Martina Hingis, the Swiss prodigy who was winning junior grand slam titles at the age of 12 and her first senior Australian Open at 16.

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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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Novak Djokovic is named Wimbledon top seed

Danielle Rossingh Second-ranked Novak Djokovic was made top seed at next week's Wimbledon tennis championships, while world No. 1 Rafael Nadal was relegated to second.

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Potential future ace's towering achievement

Service with a smile: Olivia Gebicki is headed for the big time.

Linda Pearce If Olivia Gadecki was not the only sister among five brothers, and had not tagged along with the two eldest to the local tennis club where she first picked up a racquet at the age of three, she...

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Superstitions and idiosyncracies of tennis players

Rafael Nadal.

Will Brodie The unnerving physical and mental tension of tennis makes neurotic heaps of its best players.

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Australian Open: Tiny Slovak now the giant killer

Greg Baum dinkus

Greg Baum If there is a theme to this year's Open, it was articulated long ago by Henry Ford: 'History is bunk.'

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Coach Carlos Rodriguez reveals Li Na driven to the edge of retirement

Li Na of China celebrates a point

Linda Pearce Carlos Rodriguez is not certain if Li Na would really have retired as she threatened on the drive to Wimbledon just over seven months ago.

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Stosur feels form and aggression of 2011 victory returning to her game

Samantha Stosur

Linda Pearce Sam Stosur felt something in Carlsbad, southern California, earlier this month. Not just the welcome weight of another WTA singles trophy in her hands after almost two years, but the sense she was...