Tennis

GB’s Evans beats Rublev to set up Tsitsipas semi in Dubai

Dan Evans will face Greek second seed Stefanos Tsitsipas in the last four of the Dubai Tennis Championships. The 29-year-old British number one beat Russian sixth seed Andrey Rublev 6-2 7-6 (11-9) to reach the fourth ATP semi-final of his career. Tsitsipas, 21, set up a first encounter against Evans …

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GB’s Evans beats Rublev to reach Dubai semis

Great Britain’s Dan Evans beat Russian sixth seed Andrey Rublev in straight sets at the Dubai Tennis Championships to reach the fourth ATP semi-final of his career. The British number one, 29, claimed a hard-fought 6-2 7-6 (11-9) victory over the world number 14. He set up a last-four encounter …

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GB’s Edmund & Watson reach quarter-finals in Mexico

Britain’s Kyle Edmund and Heather Watson recorded straight-set victories to reach the quarter finals at the Mexican Open, but Katie Boulter was beaten by China’s Zhu Lin. Edmund, 25, defeated Canadian fourth seed Felix Auger-Aliassime 6-4 6-4 to set up a meeting with American Taylor Fritz. Watson, 27, overcame Ukraine’s …

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Maria Sharapova retires

• Journey of five-time Grand Slam champion in tennis court Five-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova is “saying goodbye” to tennis at the age of 32. In an article written for Vogue and Vanity Fair, Sharapova said her body “had become a distraction” after a struggle with shoulder injuries. The …

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GB’s Edmund & Watson reach quarter-finals in Mexico

Britain’s Kyle Edmund and Heather Watson recorded straight-set victories to reach the quarter finals at the Mexican Open, but Katie Boulter was beaten by China’s Zhu Lin. Edmund, 25, defeated Canadian fourth seed Felix Auger-Aliassime 6-4 6-4 to set up a meeting with France’s Ugo Humbert or American Taylor Fritz. …

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‘Sharapova retires with many questions unanswered’

A farewell tour – with the chance to perform one final time in Paris, London and New York – would not have been the Maria Sharapova way. No longer competitive, and with a shoulder not fit for purpose, she would have hated making up the numbers at a benefit gig. …

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‘Saying goodbye’: Sharapova retires from tennis aged 32

Media playback is not supported on this device Five-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova is “saying goodbye” to tennis at the age of 32. In an article written for Vogue and Vanity Fair, Sharapova said her body “had become a distraction” after a struggle with shoulder injuries. The Russian won …

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Djokovic, Tsitsipas power into Dubai quarter-finals

Serbia’s Novak Djokovic reacts after serving against Germany’s Philipp Kohlschreiber during the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships in the United Arab Emirates on February 26, 2020. (Photo by KARIM SAHIB / AFP) Novak Djokovic and Stefanos Tsitsipas powered into the Dubai Championships quarter-finals with runaway victories on Wednesday. World number …

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Maria Sharapova announces retirement from professional tennis

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‘Saying goodbye’: Sharapova retires from tennis aged 32

Media playback is not supported on this device Five-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova is “saying goodbye” to tennis at the age of 32. In an article written for Vogue and Vanity Fair, Sharapova said her body “had become a distraction” after a struggle with shoulder injuries. The Russian won …

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