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Novak Djokovic set for first appearance since July as he steps up injury recovery

The Serbian world number seven hasn't played since being forced to pull out of his Wimbledon semi-final with Tomas Berdych with an elbow injury

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Simona Halep overcomes in-form Caroline Garcia to make bright start to WTA Finals

The world No 1 beat the Frenchwoman 6-4 6-2 in an impressive victory in Singapore

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Garbine Muguruza and her journey to the top: The bigger the tournament, the better I play

Exclusive interview: The 2017 Wimbledon champion talks to The Independent about thriving in high-pressure matches and building upon her summer of success

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Heather Watson and Naomi Broady crash to quarter-final defeats at the Luxembourg Open

Watson fell 6-4 6-4 to Elise Mertens and never looked like troubling the Belgian while Broady was swept aside 6-0 5-7 6-1 by Puerto Rico's Monica Puig

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Maria Sharapova to travel to Puerto Rico to help with Hurricane Maria relief effort

The tennis star will help distribute aid to residents and has pledged all profits from her sweet business for the rest of the year to the ongoing relief efforts

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Johanna Konta parts company with coach Wim Fissette after 10 months of association

In announcing the split with Fissette, who has coached a number of leading women, Konta said the decision was mutual and had been reached 'after careful thought and discussion'

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Brit tennis star Johanna Konta sacks coach Wim Fissette after just 10-month spell together

JOHANNA KONTA has split from coach Wim Fissette after just ten months together. The 26-year-old – who reached the Wimbledon semi-finals back in June – has slipped from No. 7 to No. 10 in the world rankings in recent weeks. Speaking after fal

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Roger Federer beats Rafael Nadal in straight sets to win Shanghai Masters

The Swiss at his brilliant best was far too good for his old rival with the world number one going down in straight sets 6-4 6-3

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Maria Sharapova wins Tianjin Open beating Aryna Sabalenka to claim first title since drugs ban

MARIA Sharapova won her first title since her 15-month doping ban – but was made to fight by 102nd-ranked teenager Aryna Sabalenka at the Tianjin Open today. The former world No1 returned to action in April after a ban for taking drug meldonium. Th

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Shanghai Masters: World No 1 Rafael Nadal squeezes past big-serving Marin Cilic to reach final

Nadal, runner-up in 2009, was pushed hard by the battling fourth seed, who put his booming forehand to good use but failed to derail the Spaniard

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WTA Tianjin Open: Maria Sharapova beats Shuai Peng to reach final

The former five times Grand Slam winner and world number one is in the final of the WTA Tianjin Open after beating Shuai Peng 6-3 6-1 in her semi-final

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Maria Sharapova on brink of landing first title since drugs ban after making Tianjin Open final

MARIA SHARAPOVA has reached her first WTA final since returning from a 15-month drugs ban. The five-time Grand Slam winner crushed Peng Shuai 6-3 6-1 at the Tianjin Open. The 30-year-old Russian, playing on a wildcard in the seventh tournament of her come

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Alexander Zverev smashes racquet as the new bad-boy of tennis goes into meltdown during Juan Martin del Potro defeat

ALEXANDER ZVEREV confirmed his status as the new bad boy of tennis with an explosive display of racquet smashing in Shanghai. German youngster Zverev is one of the rising stars on the tennis circuit after storming up the world rankings to number four  

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Johanna Konta out of WTA Finals after withdrawing from Kremlin Cup with foot injury

British number one looked a near certainty to claim the final eighth spot for the showpiece event in Singapore later this month

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Rafael Nadal marches on in Shanghai while Roger Federer returns with a win

Federer took on Diego Schwartzman, winning 7-6 (7/4) 6-4, while Nadal beat youngster Jared Donaldson 6-2 6-1

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Nick Kyrgios fined and stripped of prize money after early Shanghai Masters retirement

After losing the first set in his first-round encounter with Steve Johnson, the mercurial 22-year-old walked off court without offering any initial explanation as to why

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Nick Kyrgios causes MORE controversy as he retires after losing first-set at Shanghai Masters year after ‘tanking’ at same tournament

TENNIS bad boy Nick Kyrgios was booed off the court after retiring during his first round match at the Shanghai Open. The frustrated Australian lost the first set tie break 7-5 to Steve Johnson before controversially packing it in. Steve Johnson throug

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Kyrgios quits mid match despite finding his 'purpose'

He claims he is a changed man with a new "purpose" in life to help kids, but tennis bad boy Nick Kygrios sparked more controversy when he quit mid match at the Shanghai Masters.

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Nick Kyrgios courts fresh controversy after early retirement in first round of Shanghai Masters

The 22-year-old, who lost the China Open final to Rafael Nadal two days ago following a run of fine form, cut a frustrated and disinterested figure at the competition for the second year running

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Serena Williams set to defend her Australian Open title just three months after giving birth

The 35-year-old discovered she was expecting shortly before the 2017 Australian Open in January but went on to win the tournament without dropping a set

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