Tennis

PERTH, Australia — Roger Federer won the bragging rights over fellow tennis great Serena Williams when they faced each other on court for the first time on Tuesday, with Federer spearheading Switzerland’s 4-2, 4-3 (3) victory over the United States in a mixed doubles decider at the Hopman Cup. “I was nervous returning. People talk
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Ashleigh Barty and Matthew Ebden both won their singles matches against France to give Australia a winning start to their Hopman Cup campaign. Barty opened proceedings in the evening at RAC Arena in Perth with a straight sets win over Alize Cornet. Ashleigh Barty celebrates after her win over Alize Cornet David Woodley/Action Plus via Getty
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It took them a while to realise but Greece’s Hopman Cup title hopes are hanging by a thread. World No.15 Stefanos Tsitsipas and world No.41 Maria Sakkari were expected to ease past unheralded Great Britain duo Cameron Norrie and Katie Boulter at RAC Arena on Saturday. Stefanos Tsitsipas in action at the Hopman Cup David Woodley/Action
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LONDON — Tennis’ governing bodies have promised to deliver a “timely implementation” of recommendations to tackle corruption in the sport. An independent review of corruption in tennis was prompted after the BBC and BuzzFeed News published reports in January 2016 alleging that governing bodies ignored widespread evidence of match-fixing involving more than a dozen players.
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PARIS — The French tennis federation says Sebastien Grosjean has been appointed as the country’s Davis Cup captain. Grosjean takes over from Yannick Noah after Amelie Mauresmo pulled out to focus on her new coaching job with French player Lucas Pouille. Amelie Mauresmo won’t be captaining France’s Davis Cup team after all, because the two-time
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