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Amanda Anisimova shocks Halep to reach French Open semi-final

• Anisimova stuns defending champion in straight sets 6-2, 6-4• Seventeen-year-old will meet Barty for a place in the finalThe defending champion, Simona Halep, is out of the French Open, beaten soundly in straight sets on Thursday by Amanda Anisimova,…

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Naomi Osaka knocked out of French Open to end winning grand slam run

• Osaka beaten 6-4, 6-2 by Katerina Siniakova• Defending champion Simona Halep races into last 16Naomi Osaka’s winning grand slam run came to a disappointing end in a straight-sets defeat to Katerina Siniakova in the third round of the French Open.The …

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French Open 2019: Halep, Djokovic, Osaka and more – live!

Live updates from Roland Garros with both top seeds in actionFederer catches fire, Nadal survives stutterFeel free to email Alex or tweet @A_Hess 10.46am BST Tsurenko shows some glimpses of what she can do, pinning Halep to the baseline with a blitz of…

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French Open 2019: Zverev and Del Potro in action on day three – live!

Updates from the first-round action at Roland Garros‘Mother, champion’: Serena makes sartorial statementGet in touch! Email Jacob or tweet @JacobSteinberg 11.21am BST Stat! Del Potro levels against Jarry 3-6, 6-2. Winner count:Jarry 27DelPo 8 11.17am B…

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Katie Boulter makes clumsy, belated withdrawal from French Open

• British No 3 misses Roland Garros with back injury• Boulter left name in draw, then pulled out next dayKatie Boulter sent a ripple of bemusement through Roland Garros on Friday without hitting a ball, when she revealed the day after leaving her name …

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French Open women’s form guide: the players to watch at Roland Garros | Jacob Steinberg

Simona Halep, the 2018 winner, could be challenged by Naomi Osaka among others but is Serena Williams undercooked?There were emotional scenes when the Romanian ended her wait for a first major at the French Open last year. Having thrown away an imposin…

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Simona Halep beats Belinda Bencic to set up chance at third Madrid Open title

• Romanian emerges from tricky semi-final 6-2, 6-7 (2), 6-0• Halep will return to No 1 in the world if she wins finalSimona Halep is one win away from returning to No 1 in the world for the third time after breaking the resistance of the resurgent worl…

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Simona Halep halts Ashleigh Barty’s winning run to reach Madrid semi-final

Romanian wins 7-5, 7-5 to set up Belinda Bencic tieBencic beats Naomi Osaka in three sets in Madrid OpenSimona Halep is playing well enough to win a third title here, reaching her fourth semi-final in nine visits with a naggingly precise serve that dra…

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Rafael Nadal brings teenager Felix Auger-Aliassime back down to earth

• Spaniard moves into third round of Madrid Open• Five-times champion beats young Canadian 6-3, 6-3Prodigies abound in tennis but there was no denying proven class on Court Manolo Santana on Wednesday as the 32-year-old Rafael Nadal quelled the clamour…

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Johanna Konta suffers straight-sets Madrid Open defeat to Simona Halep

• British No 1 rues missed chances in opening set• Two-time Madrid champion triumphs 7-5, 6-1Johanna Konta’s honeymoon on clay ended in an hour-and-half on Court Manolo Santana on Tuesday when the world No 3 and two-time Madrid champion, Simona Halep, …

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Serena Williams too hot for Simona Halep in tense Australian Open battle

Williams defeats world No 1 Halep 6–1, 4–6, 6–4 Karolina Pliskova awaits for Williams in quarter-finalsThe last time Serena Williams came to Melbourne, she was five weeks pregnant and went on to win the Australian Open for the seventh time. On day eigh…

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Simona Halep v Serena Williams goes to final set at Australian Open – live!

Live updates from the Rod Laver ArenaBarty fights back to send Sharapova outEmail Jacob or tweet @JacobSteinberg 9.17am GMT Serving to stay in the set, Williams is under pressure at 0-30. Williams uses her serve to fight back to 30-all. But Halep earns…

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Simona Halep v Serena Williams goes to final set at Australian Open – live!

Live updates from the Rod Laver ArenaBarty fights back to send Sharapova outEmail Jacob or tweet @JacobSteinberg 9.17am GMT Serving to stay in the set, Williams is under pressure at 0-30. Williams uses her serve to fight back to 30-all. But Halep earns…

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Australian Open: Halep to meet Serena Williams in last-16 clash worthy of final

• World No 1 beats Venus Williams for loss of five games• Serena Williams makes short work of Dayana YastremskaA fourth-round collision on Monday that will rip the 2019 Australian Open wide apart brings the official world No 1, Simona Halep, and the be…

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Australian Open 2019: Simona Halep sweeps past Venus Williams – live!

Updates from the day six night session in MelbourneNovak Djokovic regains calm to see off ShapovalovAnd feel free to mail Tom with your thoughts 9.40am GMT We’ll now turn our attention to Zverev v Bolt on Rod Laver. The German leads the Australian chal…

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‘Sad day for the sport’: tennis world pays tribute to Andy Murray – video

Some of the world’s leading tennis players have paid tribute to Andy Murray after he announced that his final match could be on Monday. Murray is set to play Roberto Bautista Agut in the first round of the Australian Open. The likes of Rafael Nadal, Si…

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Australian Open 2019: Serena Williams faces tough path to win 24th major

Draw puts Williams on course to meet Halep in fourth roundJohanna Konta to play Ajla Tomljanovic in Melbourne openerAll eyes were on Serena Williams, who won the Australian Open when seven weeks pregnant in 2017 and needs one more major to draw alongsi…

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Simona Halep: ‘My dream was to be the best. I did everything for tennis’

The world No 1 on how winning her first grand slam finally lifted the pressure on her shoulders and allowed her to relax as a person“Everything I did in life, until now, was just for tennis. Nothing else mattered. That’s why it became too much, maybe. …

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Simona Halep pulls out of season-ending WTA Finals because of injury

Kiki Bertens replaces world No 1 in SingaporeJohanna Konta reaches Kremlin Cup quarter-finalsSimona Halep has withdrawn from next week’s WTA Finals in Singapore because of an ongoing back injury. The world No 1, who has a herniated disc, had hoped to b…

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Simona Halep suffers shock first-round defeat at the US Open

• French Open champion loses 6-2, 6-4 to Estonia’s Kaia Kanepi• First women’s top seed in Open era to lose in first roundSimona Halep’s US Open campaign lasted just an hour and 15 minutes as she became the first women’s top seed in the Open era to lose…