Returning Clijsters getting to know the new WTA

A hit-out session on Sunday with top seed Simona Halep at the Dubai Championships served as a re-introduction for Kim Clijsters to the current WTA elite. The 36-year-old Belgian mother of three will be making her second comeback of a star-crossed career as she plays on a wild card at the Aviation Club next week. Clijsters, winner of four Grand Slam titles, last played a WTA match nearly eight years ago in autumn, 2012. 500She has […]

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Bencic taking no chances as she defends Dubai title

Belinda Bencic is taking her Dubai Championships title defence seriously, with the Swiss prepared to start the week from zero as play began on Monday at the outdoor hardcourt event. Bencic will make her start at the Aviation club on Tuesday, taking on experienced Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, whom she has defeated in five of six previous meetings – including the Moscow final last October. But the fourth-ranked Bencic refuses to depend on her past superiority. […]

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Doubles top gun Farah cleared of doping charge

Top-ranked doubles king Robert Farah was cleared on Monday to return to the ATP any anti-doping authorities after his tainted meat explanation proved his innocence. The Colombian who blamed steroid enhanced meat he ate at home cause a positive drugs test which eventually kept him from the Australian Open. But the case was cleared up in record time, with corruption officials giving the 33-year=old all-clear to get back to business on court. “No period of […]

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Nadal calls for Davis-ATP combo event

Rafael Nadal has called for a truce in the tennis power struggle, with the Spaniard suggesting an amalgamation of the rival Davis and ATP Cup into one mega-event. The world No. 2, who dropped from the top spot as Novak Djokovic won an eighth Australian Open over Dominic Thiem, may have worn himself down by competing in the November Davis and January ATP Cup before tackling the Australian Open. He lost in the quarters to […]

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Murray career may be over: John Newcombe

Australian tennis legend John Newcombe believes Andy Murray’s chances of resurrecting his career at the elite level of the game are virtually over. Newcombe, who won Wimbledon three times and is howe TV commentator, believes Murray’s hip injury has ended his elite career. “I don’t see how Andy Murray can ever get back to being the player he was given his age and the chronic nature of his hip injury,” Newcombe told the Glasgow Herald and […]

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