• Navratilova unhappy with ITF silence on Williams slur

    By Patrick Johnston SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Multiple grand slam winner Martina Navratilova has questioned the "silence" of the International Tennis Federation after one of its members described world number one Serena Williams and older sister Venus as "brothers". Russian Tennis Federation president…

  • Tennis - China's Li rules out retirement U-turn

    - Chinese star Li Na has ruled out a return to tennis despite quitting the sport just months after winning her second Grand Slam title.

  • Serena beats Ivanovic in WTA Finals opener

    SINGAPORE (AP) -- A new venue, an injury-hit preparation and insults from a top sports official - none of it could stop Serena Williams' winning streak at the WTA Finals.

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  • Victory just the medicine for Nadal

    Basel (Switzerland) (AFP) - An ongoing appendix problem didn't affect Spanish former world number one Rafael Nadal as he breezed through 6-2, 6-2 in his first round match with Italian journeyman Simone Bolelli at the Swiss Indoors on Monday.

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  • Serena Williams hits back at Russian official

    SINGAPORE (AP) -- Serena Williams says comments by the head of the Russian Tennis Federation referring to her and older sister Venus as ''brothers'' were bullying, sexist and racist, and that she supported the one-year suspension imposed by the WTA against the official.

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  • Serena Williams Slams Olympic Committee Member Who Referred to Her as a Man

    American tennis champion Serena Williams is firing back at International Olympic Committee member Shamil Tarpishchev after he referred to her and sister Venus as the “Williams brothers.”

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  • Williams, Halep enjoy opening wins at WTA Finals

    By John O'Brien SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Serena Williams shook off the rust and a feisty challenge from Serbia's Ana Ivanovic to open the defense of her WTA Finals title with a 6-4 6-4 victory in the opening match of the elite eight-player tournament on Monday. In the second match, Romania's Simona…

  • Taiwan's Lu beats Garcia 6-2, 6-3 in Valencia Open

    VALENCIA, Spain (AP) -- Yen-Hsun Lu of Taiwan eased to a 6-2, 6-3 win over Spain's Guillermo Garcia-Lopez in the first round of the Valencia Open on Monday.

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  • Weekend's Sports In Brief

    DENVER (AP) -- Peyton Manning broke Brett Favre's NFL record for touchdown passes with No. 509, and didn't stop there.

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  • Cilic and Pavlyuchenkova claim Kremlin Cup titles

    By Dmitriy Rogovitskiy MOSCOW (Reuters) - Croatian second seed Marin Cilic overcame Roberto Batusta Agut 6-4 6-4 to claim the Kremlin Cup crown on Sunday, while Russia's Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova lifted the women's title. World No. 8 Cilic, who already had a place at the ATP World Tour Finals in…

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  • Tennis-Williams tests injured knee by doing the splits

    By Julian Linden SINGAPORE, Oct 20 (Reuters) - World number one Serena Williams erased any concerns about her dicky left knee with a 6-4 6-4 win over Ana Ivanovic at the WTA Finals on Monday that featured two eye-popping demonstrations of her flexibility. Never one to do things by half, Williams…

  • Murray beats Ferrer in Vienna to win 30th title

    VIENNA (AP) -- Andy Murray continued his recent resurgence by winning his second title in three weeks at the Erste Bank Open on Sunday and boosting his chances of making the cut for the ATP finals.

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  • Nadal beats Bolelli 6-2, 6-2 at Swiss Indoors

    BASEL, Switzerland (AP) -- Rafael Nadal marked his return to the Swiss Indoors after a 10-year absence with a 6-2, 6-2 win over Italian qualifier Simone Bolelli in the first round on Monday.

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  • Ailing Nadal eases into Swiss Indoors second round

    LONDON (Reuters) - Rafa Nadal did not appear to be affected by his appendicitis problems as he charged into the second round of the Swiss Indoors with a no nonsense 6-2 6-2 win over Simone Bolelli on Tuesday. The Spanish second seed has been taking antibiotics to delay the need for surgery and was…

  • A Brief (and Recent) History of Sexism in Tennis

    It happened on a Russian television show.

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  • Serena slams 'sexist, racist' slur from Russian boss

    Singapore (AFP) - World number one Serena Williams lashed out at "sexist" and racist" comments from the head of Russian tennis Sunday after he jokingly called her and her sister Venus the "Williams brothers".