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Unseeded Serena will be very dangerous at Roland Garros

It’s very possible a French Open top seed could meet Serena Williams in the opening round.

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Alex de Minaur earns French Open wildcard

Teenage prodigy Alex de Minaur has been handed Australia’s reciprocal wildcard into the French Open, starting on Sunday week.

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Millman way too good for Tomic in France final

John Millman has earned himself a career-high ranking with a crushing victory over Bernard Tomic in the all-Australian final of the Open du Pays d’Aix Challenger event in Provence.

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Tomic and Millman face off in all-Australian final

The resurgent Bernard Tomic has won four consecutive clay-court matches for the first time to set up an all-Australian title showdown with John Millman in France.

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Stosur in her first quarter-final of 2018

Like clockwork, Australian tennis star Samantha Stosur has stormed into her first quarter-final of the year.

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Gavrilova rolls ankle as Stosur advances in Prague

Daria Gavrilova has been dealt an injury blow before the French Open with the world No.24 forced to retire after rolling her ankle against fellow Australian Samantha Stosur at the Prague Open.

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Casey Dellacqua retires from tennis

Australian tennis player Casey Dellacqua has announced her retirement from the sport.

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Channel Nine snatch Australian tennis TV rights away from Seven

Channel Seven’s run of covering the Australian summer of tennis will come to an end after 2019, with Channel Nine securing the rights to the Australian Open, as well as all lead-up events, for a five-year period beginning in 2020.

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WATCH: Tomic loses comeback match in France

Bernard Tomic has made an unsuccessful comeback to tennis following his ill-fated appearance on reality TV.

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Kyrgios slams Gavrilova’s tennis tantrum

Nick Kyrgios says he would have been “banned for six years” if he’d behaved like countrywoman Daria Gavrilova at the WTA event in Mexico.

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Revamp proposed for Davis Cup

The Davis Cup is set to be transformed into an 18-nation World Cup-style tournament under new proposals put forward by the International Tennis Federation.

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Kokkinakis breaks six-month losing streak

Injury-plagued Thanasi Kokkinakis has ended his six-month-long losing streak in style with a straight-sets win in Mexico.

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Bernard Tomic admits he wasted 2017

Bernard Tomic admits he wasted 2017 as he heads back to Europe to restart his career-long quest to be among the world’s best five players.

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Federer becomes oldest world number one

Roger Federer has added yet another record to his vast collection when he became the oldest ATP world number one by beating Dutchman Robin Haase 4-6 6-1 6-1 to reach the semi-finals in Rotterdam.

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Barty wins opening Fed Cup match for Aust

Ashleigh Barty has survived an early scare to deliver Australia an opening Fed Cup win against Ukraine in Canberra.

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Australia vs Ukraine live stream: How to watch the Fed Cup online or on TV; date, venue, draw

Australia might be fresh off a Davis Cup disappointment last weekend, but the grass courts in Canberra will welcome the women’s Fed Cup team as they host the Ukraine for the right to move into the World Group Playoffs. This is The Roar’s guide to streaming the tie online or watching it on TV.

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Alex De Minaur Brisbane Semi-final

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Nick Kyrgios

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Bernard Tomic

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Nick Kyrgios

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Bernard Tomic, of Australia, returns a shot from Gilles Muller, of Luxembourg, during the first round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, in New York.

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Lleyton Hewitt retires from tennis

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Bernard Tomic is taking time out from tennis for a new experience

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2018 French Open mega-preview

By mastermind5991, 23 May 2018
2018 French Open mega-preview

The year’s second Grand Slam tournament gets underway in just under a week from now, and while all eyes will be on Rafael Nadal to see if he can continue to create history at Roland Garros, the women’s division remains as open as ever.

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Emperor Rafa, 401 and counting

By Ritesh Misra, 4 May 2018
Emperor Rafa, 401 and counting

An asteroid has been named after him. Shakira put him in her music video for being an extraordinary world champion as a teenager. Reportedly, he is ten per cent owner of football giant Real Madrid but modestly calls himself a simple football lover.

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Alex De Minaur can eclipse Lleyton Hewitt

By Scott Pryde, 1 May 2018
Alex De Minaur can eclipse Lleyton Hewitt

When you think about the greats of Australian tennis, the names Pat Rafter, Rod Laver, John Newcombe, Margaret Court, Ken Rosewall and indeed Lleyton Hewitt come to mind.

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Daria Gavrilova vs Quirine Lemoine: Australia vs Netherlands, Fed Cup tennis live scores, blog

Match result: A straight-sets win from Daria Gavrilova has given Australia the overall win in the Fed Cup encounter with the Netherlands.

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Ashleigh Barty vs Lesley Kerkhove: Australia vs Netherlands, Fed Cup tennis live scores, blog

Match result: Ash Barty put Australia up 2-1 in the Fed Cup battle with the Netherlands, defeating Lesley Kerkhove in straight sets.

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Ashleigh Barty vs Quirine Lemoine: Fed Cup tennis live scores, blog

Match result: Ash Barty recorded a dominant straight sets win over Quirine Lemoine to level Australia’s Fed Cup battle with the Netherlands at 1-1.

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Younger isn’t always better

By Sam Bencsik, 30 Mar 2018 New author!
Younger isn’t always better

The crowd is silent. The air tingles with excitement. Championship point. The sound of the ball hitting the strings sends goosebumps up spectators’ arms.

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Winning tennis’ Sunshine Double

By Ritesh Misra, 28 Mar 2018
Winning tennis’ Sunshine Double

Winning Indian Wells and the Miami Masters – known as ‘the Sunshine Double’ – is one of the toughest feats in tennis.

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The incomparable Roger Federer wins yet another Laureus sportsman award

The 2018 Laureus sportsman of the year award, which goes to the sportsman who best demonstrates supreme athletic performance and achievement, has gone to Roger Federer.  

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Simona’s great transformation: How Halep made it to the top

It was a warm Wednesday afternoon in Miami. Simona Halep strode back to her chair and sat herself down in a dejected slump.

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Comeback queen Petra Kvitova triumphs in Qatar

Not so long ago, Petra Kvitova’s career hung in the balance. Following a knife attack in her home, which damaged the tendons in her playing hand, many doubted she’d ever play at the highest level again.

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Roger Federer: old is gold

By Ritesh Misra, 18 Feb 2018
Roger Federer: old is gold

Just by reaching the semi-finals of the 2018 Rotterdam Open Roger Federer became the oldest number one-ranked player in the history of tennis.

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Australia’s longest summer of tennis ends with Fed Cup play-offs berth

Six weeks after it started, the longest Australian summer of tennis is finally over.

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2018 Fed Cup: Australia vs Ukraine preview

By mastermind5991, 10 Feb 2018
2018 Fed Cup: Australia vs Ukraine preview

This weekend, Australia’s Fed Cup team kicks off their bid to return to the World Group when they face Ukraine on grass in Canberra.

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Roger Federer: The definitive GOAT

By Ritesh Misra, 10 Feb 2018
Roger Federer: The definitive GOAT

Legendary cricket all-rounder Kapil Dev has a firm view that one can never be the greatest of all time, but at most the greatest of their generation.

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When will the penny drop, if ever, for Bernard Tomic?

The troubled and turbulent career of Bernard Tomic has now reached an all-time low after his latest outburst against Lleyton Hewitt.

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Nick Kyrgios

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Matthew Ebden

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Alex De Minaur Brisbane Semi-final

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Alex de Minaur

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Roger Federer

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Bernard Tomic

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Roger Federer

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