Tennis

Sharapova to play Wimbledon qualifiers after opting against wildcard

Maria Sharapova said Friday she will not request a wildcard for Wimbledon, instead opting to play in qualifying for the Grand Slam she won in 2004, as she returns from a doping ban.

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From the shadow of Chernobyl’s nuclear wasteland to international super-stardom and from penniless arrival in the United States, without a word of English, to a fortune of $200 million (Sh20.6 billion).

Rodger Federer clinches his 91st career title

Roger Federer clinched his 91st career title when he beat rival Rafa Nadal 6-3 6-4 in the Miami Open final on Sunday.

Sharapova feels vindicated and empowered after doping ban

Tennis star Maria Sharapova said on Tuesday she is excited about her return to competition next month, feeling vindicated by the reduction of her doping suspension and empowered by her time away.

Nadal reaches Miami Masters final

Spain's Rafael Nadal reached the final of the Miami Masters on Friday with a 6-1, 7-5 victory over unseeded Italian Fabio Fognini.

Venus downs Kerber to set up Konta clash in Miami

Venus Williams rolled back the years to send world number one Angelique Kerber crashing out of the Miami Open on Wednesday and advance to a semi-final showdown with Britain's Johanna Konta.

Nadal on track for Federer showdown as Sock downed

Rafael Nadal took a step closer to a possible final against long-time rival Roger Federer in the Miami Open after a straight sets win over American Jack Sock on Wednesday at Key Biscayne.