Tennis

Djokovic changes his focus

Novak Djokovic: "I don't want to think about winning titles and being the number one any more in order to avoid putting ...

​Novak Djokovic no longer sees winning grand slam titles or staying top of the men's ATP rankings as a priority.

Serena 'won't be silent' about police killings

Serena Williams, pictured at the US Open, has spoken up on racial injustice.

How a simple decision to let her nephew drive her to a meeting filled the tennis star with misgivings.

Nadal answers lost child call video

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Tearful mum's calls in the crowd spur tennis star to stop his match and help the search.

Serena: Worth going to see?

Serena Williams is heading to Auckland.

American superstar will be a huge draw for Kiwi tennis fans, but big names don't always deliver in NZ.

NZ part of Serena's masterplan video

Serena Williams will be the highest profile player ever to appear at the ASB Classic.

Serena Williams wants to use the ASB Classic as a stepping stone to a historic victory at the Australian Open.

Serena Williams fact file

Serena Williams has 22 grand slam singles titles to her name.

No-one in tennis has won more grand slam titles than Serena Williams this century.

Venus and Pavic second in France

New Zealand's Michael Venus and Croatian doubles partner  Mate Pavic had to settle for second in the latest ATP event.

Kiwi tennis player Michael Venus and Croatian doubles partner Mate Pavic had to settle for second in their seventh ATP final this year.

Teen stuns Wawrinka to win title

German tennis star Alexander Zverev has beaten Stanislas Wawrinka to win an ATP title.

US Open winner's unbeaten run ends with shock defeat to a German 19-year-old.

Radwanska overpowers Puig

Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland will face Caroline Wozniacki in the semifinals of the Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo.

Defending champion Agnieszka Radwanska defeats Olympic gold medalist Monica Puig easily.

Changes to nationals, NZ back in Fed Cup

Michael Venus won the men's nationals last year, with Rosie Cheng winning the women's title.

New Zealand will play in the Fed Cup next year for the first time since 2014.

NZ face India in Davis Cup

Michael Venus, who has had a good win in France, and his Davis Cup team-mates will travel to India in February.

Kiwis travel away for Davis Cup while good result for Michael Venus in France.

Murray: I need a break

Murray has had a busy summer reaching the French Open final, followed by a second Wimbledon triumph, and then Olympic ...

'I need a break and I need it now' Andy Murray says as Britain bomb out of Davis Cup.

Kiwis dream of Davis Cup world group playoff

Finn Tearney had a successful Davis Cup debut for New Zealand.

Davis Cup world group playoff dream burns for Kiwis.

Dream debut for Tearney

Finn Tearney won both singles matches in his Davis Cup debut against Pakistan.

Finn Tearney gets Davis Cup career off to stellar start.

New Zealand wrap up easy Davis Cup tennis win

Michael Venus (pictured) and Marcus Daniell were comfortable victors in the doubles against Pakistan.

 New Zealand secure Davis Cup victory over Pakistan.

Erakovic pumped for month in Asia

Marina Erakovic hopes her new coach will help her be more aggressive on court.

Marina Erakovic will play four tournaments in four weeks for a big end to 2017.

Del Potro sinks Murray

Argentina's Juan Martin del Potro celebrates after winning his match against Great Britain's Andy Murray.

The Argentinian delivered a huge blow to Britain's hopes of keeping the Davis Cup.

Kyrgios plans early retirement

Nick Kyrgios was happy with his easy Davis Cup victory in Sydney on Friday.

After an easy Davis Cup win, Nick Kyrgios said he has no intention of playing past the next five years.

Statham overcomes back injury

Rubin Statham overcame a back injury to become New Zealand's most capped Davis Cup player on Friday.

Rubin Statham fights through pain to break record.

'Nobody knows the real me' - Kyrgios

Nick Kyrgios's aggressive nature has often been interpreted as bad attitude.

Polarising tennis star Nick Kyrgios insists he's getting better as a player, and as a person.

Kiwi tennis star's kidnap ordeal

Finn Tearney had a harrowing ordeal in Shanghai last year on the pro tour.

NZ No 1 Finn Tearney reveals "petrifying" encounter with armed Chinese "mafia" while on pro tour.

Statham poised for record

Rubin Statham is set to become New Zealand's most capped Davis Cup player.

Kiwi tennis player Rubin Statham to break record against Pakistan.

Kerber now tennis No 1

Angelique Kerber won the US Open to jump into the number one spot on the WTA rankings.

For the first time in three and a half years, Serena Williams isn't top of the WTA rankings.

'I couldn't stand, sorry'

Novak Djokovic grimaces with pain during his US Open final against eventual winner, Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland.

Abuse of the timeout rule or bleeding toenails? World No 1 says the latter.

Wawrinka beats Djokovic in final

A fired up Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland wins a crucial point against Novak Djokovic of Serbia during the men's US Open final.

Stan Wawrinka upset world No 1 Novak Djokovic to win his third Grand Slam title.

Djokovic eyeing Fed's record

Novak Djokovic celebrates after defeating Gael Monfils in the semifinals of the US Open.

Novak Djokovic's US Open final against Stan Wawrinka gives the Serb the chance to close within four grand slam titles of Roger Federer.

Kerber wins US Open title

Germany's Angelique Kerber returns a shot against Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic during US Open women's singles ...

Germany's Angelique Kerber will rise to world No 1 after winning the US Open.

Punt on Konjuh paying off

Ana Konjuh's win over Agnieszka Radwanska at the US Open made headlines around the world.

The ASB Classic could benefit long-term from a deal with rising tennis star Ana Konjuh when she was just 15.

Wawrinka into US Open final

Stan Swiss started rolling after breaking back in the fourth game.

​Stan Wawrinka outslugged Japanese sixth seed Kei Nishikori in draining humidity at Flushing Meadows.

Monfils' 'strategy' not so great

Gael Monfils of France returns a shot against Novak Djokovic of Serbia during their US Open semifinal.

Plan to lull defending champion into complacency misfired.

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