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Caroline Wozniacki may boycott Miami Open over ‘threats and abuse’

Australian Open winner disappointed by reaction of Miami officialsWorld No 2’s complaints follow rowdy scenes at her defat to PuigCaroline Wozniacki, the world No 2, has warned she may boycott the Miami Open after what she considered was an inadequate …

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Fitter, healthier, more productive: the data that shows squash is in good nick

The players at the Commonwealth Games make it look easy, but data scientists have proven just how tough this sport isBy James Willstrop for Willstrop’s WorldSquash has struggled to reach a wider audience for some time but its governing association, the…

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Madison Brengle sues WTA and ITF over injuries allegedly caused by doping tests

World No83 claims injuries were caused by anti-doping testsBrengle says she disclosed rare condition triggered by needlesAmerican tennis player Madison Brengle filed a lawsuit on Monday against the Women’s Tennis Association and the International Tenni…

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Novak Djokovic parts with Radek Stepanek after Andre Agassi exit

• ‘After Miami, Novak and Radek decided to end their cooperation’• Statement confirms departure Agassi announced on SaturdayNovak Djokovic has split with his coach Radek Stepanek and also confirmed that he is no longer working with Andre Agassi.Djokovi…

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Why is the Miami Open moving to a 65,000 capacity NFL stadium?

The tournament is leaving behind the cramped confines of Crandon Park. But will it lose its famous atmosphere in a cavernous new home?When the last ball is hit at the Miami Open in Key Biscayne this weekend, tennis sentimentalists will shed a tear. For…

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Andy Murray will return to action in June at Libema Open in Netherlands

• Player has gambled on minor hip operation to save his career• Murray: ‘It’s the perfect way for me to prepare for Wimbledon’Andy Murray will return to tennis on 11 June at a low-level grass tournament in Holland, the newly labelled Libema Open, it wa…

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Venus Williams ends Johanna Konta’s title defence at Miami Open

British No 1 knocked out 5-7, 6-1, 6-2 in fourth roundVerdasco and Kokkinakis heated row mars their matchJohanna Konta’s defence of her Miami Open title ended on Monday as Venus Williams beat the British No 1 5-7, 6-1, 6-2 in their fourth-round match i…

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Roger Federer to skip clay-court season after shock loss to Thanasi Kokkinakis

• Federer to lose world No 1 ranking after second consecutive defeat• Australian qualifier Kokkinakis is ranked No 175 in the worldRoger Federer lost his second consecutive match and his world No 1 ranking on Saturday night as the big-serving Australia…

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Caroline Wozniacki says her parents received death threats at Miami Open

• World No 2’s family members subjected to foul-mouthed abuse• Wozniacki beaten in second round by Puerto Rican Mónica PuigCaroline Wozniacki claims she and her family were threatened and abused by spectators during her second-round defeat at the …

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Serena Williams beaten by emerging talent Naomi Osaka at Miami Open

Former world No1 loses latest comeback match 6-3, 6-2Japanese 20-year-old follows up Indian Wells title with big winSerena now a mother but don’t expect the hate to stopNaomi Osaka defeated 23-times grand slam singles champion Serena Williams 6-3, 6-2 …

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Serena Williams is now a mother, but don’t expect the hate to stop | Paul MacInnes

The greatest champion of the modern era has had to achieve it all to a backdrop of thinly veiled racism and unjust criticism. Sadly her having a baby is unlikely to change anythingWould someone please give Serena Williams a break? Two weeks into her co…

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Navratilova: BBC pays McEnroe 10 times more for Wimbledon role

Tennis champion says fellow pundit John McEnroe earns at least £150,000, while she is paid £15,000Tennis champion Martina Navratilova has accused the BBC of valuing male voices more than female voices, after discovering that fellow Wimbledon pundit Joh…

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Juan Martín del Potro beats Roger Federer at Indian Wells for first Masters title

Argentinian wins in three sets for world No1’s first loss of seasonNaomi Osaka wins first title of career with victory in women’s finalJuan Martín del Potro rallied from three match points down in the third set and beat top-ranked Roger Federer 6-4, 6-…

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Roger Federer v Juan Martín del Potro: Indian Wells men’s final – live!

Swiss and Argentinian meet in repeat of 2009 US Open finalEmail tom.lutz@theguardian.com or tweet @tom_lutz 7.25pm GMT The women’s final has just finished with Japan’s Naomi Osaka winning the biggest match of her life. She beat Russia’s Daria Kasatkina…

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Dan Evans must prove himself after drugs ban to get any wild cards, says LTA

• Briton eligible to play next month after one-year suspension • LTA gave Maria Sharapova wild card in 2017 on return from banDan Evans, who is due to return to tennis from a drugs ban next month, will not get the same welcoming embrace the game extend…

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Venus Williams upstages Serena in third-round blockbuster at Indian Wells

Serena’s comeback tournament ends with 6-3, 6-4 lossVenus v Serena: Indian Wells third round – as it happenedVenus Williams defeated younger sister Serena 6-3, 6-4 in the third round of the BNP Paribas Open on Monday night, her first win in the sibling…

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Venus Williams v Serena Williams: Indian Wells third round – live!

Williams sisters meet in third round at Indian WellsSerena holds 17-11 lead over Venus in all-time seriesTweet Bryan at @BryanAGraham or email him 3.42am GMT Second set: Venus 6-3, 5-3 Serena* (*denotes next server)Venus hits a forehand winner then wat…

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Novak Djokovic beaten by world No109 at Indian Wells as Edmund tumbles out

Former world No1 beaten in three sets by Japan’s Taro DanielBritish No1 Edmund loses to Dudi Sela in return from injuryNovak Djokovic and British No1 Kyle Edmund suffered disappointing defeats at Indian Wells on Sunday.Djokovic was beaten 6-7, 6-4, 1-6…

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Serena Williams wins at Indian Wells in first WTA Tour match in 14 months

Williams wins 7-5, 6-3 over Kazakhstan’s Zarina DiyasFormer world No1 back on tour after 14-month layoffSerena Williams has won her first match in her comeback at the BNP Paribas Open after a 14-month layoff for the birth of her first child.The 23-time…

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Serena Williams says her comeback ‘could not have come on a better day’ | Kevin Mitchell

The 23-times major winner returns to the Tour on International Women’s Day after an absence of over a year caused by a pulmonary embolism following childbirthSerena Williams returns to the full glare of the tennis tour on Thursday – appropriately, on I…