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  • Exclusive: Wimbledon to focus on out-of-competition drug tests
    Exclusive: Wimbledon to focus on out-of-competition drug tests Reuters - Thu, Apr 28, 2016 1:37 AM SGT

    By Simon Cambers LONDON (Reuters) - Players competing at Wimbledon are set to be drug-tested more than ever before in the build-up to this year's championships as organizers focus resources on out-of-competition testing. Scarred by a string of … More »

  • Nadal to carry Spain flag at Rio Games
    Nadal to carry Spain flag at Rio Games Reuters - Thu, Apr 28, 2016 12:40 AM SGT

    MADRID (Reuters) - Rafa Nadal, 14-times grand slam singles tennis champion, will carry Spain's flag at the opening ceremony for this year Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, he said on Wednesday. "I'm really proud to be Spain flag bearer in #Rio2016," … More »

  • Publish my drug test results, says Nadal
    Publish my drug test results, says Nadal Reuters - Wed, Apr 27, 2016 9:00 AM SGT

    (Reuters) - Rafa Nadal has asked the International Tennis Federation to publish the results of his drug tests following an accusation of doping by a former French cabinet minister. The 14-times grand slam champion said on Monday he was suing … More »

  • Wimbledon to beef up measures against doping, corruption
    Wimbledon to beef up measures against doping, corruption Reuters - Tue, Apr 26, 2016 9:55 PM SGT

    By Martyn Herman LONDON (Reuters) - The Wimbledon championships will protect its squeaky clean image with enhanced anti-doping and anti-corruption measures for this year's 130th tournament, organizers said on Tuesday. Tennis was rocked by … More »

  • Tennis-Nadal storms into final as he chases Vilas clay record Reuters - Sun, Apr 24, 2016 12:43 AM SGT

    BARCELONA, (Reuters) - Rafael Nadal reached the final of the Barcelona Open for the ninth time by beating German Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-3 6-3 on Saturday. The world number five from Spain next meets defending champion Kei Nishikori after the … More »

  • Integrity Unit says 48 match alerts received this year
    Integrity Unit says 48 match alerts received this year Reuters - Fri, Apr 22, 2016 10:32 PM SGT

    By Martyn Herman LONDON (Reuters) - The organisation tackling the threat of match-fixing in tennis has received 48 alerts this year, mostly from the lower tiers of the professional ranks. A briefing note from the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) on … More »

  • Banned umpire who worked at U.S. Open suspended for 10 years Reuters - Wed, Apr 20, 2016 1:36 AM SGT

    A Croatian umpire who officiated at the U.S. Open while serving a 12-month suspension has been banned for 10 years, the International Tennis Federation (ITF) said on Tuesday. Denis Pitner was suspended by the ITF last August, but went on to work as … More »

  • Djokovic, Serena win top Laureus awards for dominating tennis in 2015
    Djokovic, Serena win top Laureus awards for dominating tennis in 2015 Reuters - Tue, Apr 19, 2016 4:40 AM SGT

    World number ones Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams completed a clean sweep for tennis as they won the Laureus Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year awards on Monday. In a glitzy ceremony in the German capital, hosted by U.S. actor Bill Murray, … More »

  • Sport-Djokovic, Serena win top Laureus awards for dominating tennis in 2015 Reuters - Tue, Apr 19, 2016 4:11 AM SGT

    World number ones Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams completed a clean sweep for tennis as they won the Laureus Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year awards on Monday. In a glitzy ceremony in the German capital, hosted by U.S. actor Bill Murray, … More »

  • Former Australian tennis player Lindahl avoids jail for match-fixing
    Former Australian tennis player Lindahl avoids jail for match-fixing Reuters - Mon, Apr 18, 2016 3:41 PM SGT

    Australian former professional tennis player Nick Lindahl has avoided a jail term after pleading guilty to match-fixing charges relating to a game in 2013. Lindahl, 27, appeared for sentencing in Sydney's Burwood court on Monday and was fined … More »

  • Stosur splits with coach Taylor again
    Stosur splits with coach Taylor again Reuters - Mon, Apr 18, 2016 1:33 PM SGT

    Former U.S. Open champion Sam Stosur will end a second stint with coach David Taylor after the French Open, local media reported on Monday. Australian Stosur, a former finalist at Roland Garros, reunited with Taylor in 2015, two years after parting … More »

  • Australian Lindahl avoids jail for match-fixing
    Australian Lindahl avoids jail for match-fixing Reuters - Mon, Apr 18, 2016 1:23 PM SGT

    Australian former professional tennis player Nick Lindahl has avoided a jail term after pleading guilty to match-fixing charges relating to a game in 2013. Lindahl, 27, appeared for sentencing in Sydney's Burwood court on Monday and was fined … More »

  • Sharapova still faces meldonium hearing, says ITF
    Sharapova still faces meldonium hearing, says ITF Reuters - Thu, Apr 14, 2016 8:51 PM SGT

    (Reuters) - Maria Sharapova still faces a hearing after testing positive for meldonium, despite the World Anti-Doping Agency issuing fresh rules for athletes who tested positive for the banned substance before March 1, the International Tennis … More »

  • WADA makes meldonium U-turn, could affect Sharapova ban
    WADA makes meldonium U-turn, could affect Sharapova ban Reuters - Thu, Apr 14, 2016 12:31 AM SGT

    By Dmitriy Rogovitskiy MOSCOW (Reuters) - Athletes who tested positive for meldonium before March 1 could have bans overturned less than four months before the Rio de Janeiro Olympics after WADA said it was unable to establish how quickly the drug, … More »

  • Ex-tennis ace Nieminen not Finn-ished as floorball calls
    Ex-tennis ace Nieminen not Finn-ished as floorball calls Reuters - Mon, Apr 11, 2016 9:42 PM SGT

    Retired Finnish tennis player Jarkko Nieminen is rekindling his competitive flames by turning pro for a second time in a different sport. "I like challenges and putting myself on the line," Finland's most successful tennis player said on Monday, … More »

  • Stephens beats Vesnina in Charleston final Reuters - Mon, Apr 11, 2016 11:34 AM SGT

    American seventh seed Sloane Stephens captured her third title of 2016 by defeating Russian qualifier Elena Vesnina 7-6(4) 6-2 in the final of the Volvo Car Open clay court event in South Carolina on Sunday. The 23-year-old American raced out to a … More »

  • Belgian coach Hoferlin dies at 49 - public broadcaster
    Belgian coach Hoferlin dies at 49 - public broadcaster Reuters - Fri, Apr 8, 2016 6:04 PM SGT

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Julien Hoferlin, a former Belgian Davis Cup captain who also helped coach the British team, died on Friday at the age of 49 following treatment for cancer, Belgian public broadcaster RTBF said on its website. Hoferlin, who … More »

  • I almost quit, says del Potro
    I almost quit, says del Potro Reuters - Thu, Apr 7, 2016 10:27 PM SGT

    Former U.S. Open champion Juan Martin del Potro said he almost quit tennis after a succession of wrist injuries but still hopes he can regain his former powers. "Hopefully after my third surgery, the problem is almost fixed and I am here, playing … More »

  • Morality police should not judge Sharapova: GB Olympian
    Morality police should not judge Sharapova: GB Olympian Reuters - Thu, Apr 7, 2016 9:39 PM SGT

    By Martyn Herman LONDON (Reuters) - Tennis player Maria Sharapova should not be judged by sport's 'morality police' for taking meldonium for 10 years before it was banned, according to British Olympian Susan Egelstaff. Sharapova, the biggest name … More »

  • Former doubles champion Bob Hewitt expelled from Hall of Fame
    Former doubles champion Bob Hewitt expelled from Hall of Fame Reuters - Thu, Apr 7, 2016 9:10 AM SGT

    (Reuters) - Disgraced former grand slam doubles champion Bob Hewitt has been expelled from the International Tennis Hall of Fame due to his 2015 conviction for rape and sexual assault in South Africa. The Australian-born Hewitt, 76, was sentenced … More »