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Family affair as Serena makes long-awaited return

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Serena Williams made her long-awaited comeback to tennis on Sunday alongside elder sister Venus after the United States sealed a decisive victory over the Netherlands in their defence of the Fed Cup. It is Serena’s first competitive match since winning her 23rd Grand Slam title at the 2017 Australian Open, and the first time the
Source: The New Age

SA’s Kevin Anderson hires new coach

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South Africa’s Kevin Anderson has hired new coach Brad Stine, it was confirmed on Wednesday.

“I‘m excited to tell you all that I am working with Brad Stine this year!,” said Anderson on his Facebook page.

“We’ve had a great start already and he’ll be joining me in 2018 as my coach on tour as we work toward more great results.”

Anderson earlier on Wednesday reached the quarter-finals of the ATP Maharashtra Open in Pune.

Stine coached former world number one Jim Courier during the mid-90s and has since mentored Sebastien Grosjean and Byron Black.

Anderson split with his previous coach Neville Godwin in November.

The 31-year-old Anderson had an incredible run in the US Open last year where made it to the final before losing to Spain’s Rafael Nadal in September. Anderson, at the time was the the world No 32, was the lowest-ranked US Open men’s singles finalist since the inception of the ATP rankings in 1973.

The South African started the season at No 80 in the ATP Rankings after an injury-ravaged 2016. It was his lowest mark since August 2010. Anderson reached a career-high ranking of 10th in October 2015 soon after beating Britain’s Andy Murray to reach the US Open quarterfinals.

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Nadal downs Del Potro, faces Anderson for US Open title

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Rafael Nadal moved one win away from a third US Open title and 16th Grand Slam crown Friday when he defeated weary Juan Martin del Potro 4-6, 6-0, 6-3, 6-2. The 31-year-old Spaniard, the 2010 and 2013 champion in New York, will be playing in his 23rd Slam final and third this year, looking to
Source: The New Age

Bacsinszky beats wasp sting as Fed Cup hots up

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Switzerland’s Timea Bacsinszky overcame being stung by a wasp to beat French rival Alize Cornet in the Fed Cup as three of the four World Group ties ended all-square on Saturday. The Swiss were 1-1 against France in Geneva while defending champions the Czech Republic also split the opening rubbers with Spain in Ostrava as
Source: The New Age

Wawrinka consoles himself in defeat to “greatest ever” Federer

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Stan Wawrinka bowed out sore, sad and a semi-final loser at the Australian Open on Thursday but consoled himself that it was “the greatest player ever” who pushed him out the door after a classic five-set duel. Two sets down and facing a stinging defeat by compatriot and friend Roger Federer, fourth seed Wawrinka roared
Source: The New Age

Record man Karlovic nailed by Goffin

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Belgium’s David Goffin ended Ivo Karlovic’s record-breaking tournament with a straight-sets win to reach the fourth round of the Australian Open on Saturday. Goffin had few problems against the weary 21st-ranked Croat, winning 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 in one hour, 28 minutes and will face either Dominic Thiem or Benoit Paire in the last 16. Karlovic,
Source: The New Age

Former world number one Ivanovic retires at age 29

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Former French Open champion Ana Ivanovic has retired from tennis at the age of 29, the Serbian said on Facebook on Wednesday. “There is no other way to say this. I have decided to retire from professional tennis. It was a difficult decision but there is so much to celebrate,” Ivanovic said. “Don’t be sad,
Source: The New Age

Murray, Kerber named ITF players of the year

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Briton Andy Murray and Germany’s Angelique Kerber were named ITF World Champions on Tuesday, capping stellar years for the men’s and women’s world number ones. Murray, whose brother Jamie was named doubles World Champion along with Brazil’s Bruno Soares, won Wimbledon in July before becoming the first player to win two Olympic singles gold medals
Source: The New Age

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