Sisters plan to avoid each other

Venus Williams, a former winner of the ASB Classic, will return to Auckland next year.

Venus and Serena Williams were sold on the idea that they were unlikely to face each other until the final of January's tournament.

Tennis star cuts hair mid-match video

Svetlana Kuznetsova cuts her hair during her singles match against Agnieszka Radwanska at the WTA Finals.

Bad hair day cut short as plait hacked off courtside, spurring victory over world No 3 at WTA Finals.

Venus Williams snubs interviewer video

F1 commentator Martin Brundle is snubbed by tennis star when asking for an interview

Martin Brundle had an embarrassing moment on the track, but it was nothing to do with his driving.

Venus, Pavic snare big scalp

Michael Venus, pictured, and Mate Pavic have claimed a big doubles scalp.

A big win for Kiwi doubles player Michael Venus and Croatian Mate Pavic in Sweden.

Nadal ends season due to injury

Rafael Nadal will sit out the remainder of the season to recover from a wrist injury.

Painful left wrist injury forces Nadal to cut season short.

Ban rules Kyrgios out of contention

Nick Kyrgios was banned for eight weeks by the ATP.

Nick Kyrgios will be overlooked for the top elite Australian tennis award for the second straight year.

Kyrgios picks hoops over tennis

Nick Kyrgios wlll play in the NBA celebrity game rather than at the Rotterdam Open.

Aussie superbrat chooses 'passion over profession' to play in NBA all-star celebrity game.

Sock takes second shot

Jack Sock is the top ranked American men's tennis player.

Jack Sock will play in January's ASB Classic, after a virus took him out of this year's final.

Tennis pro guilty of match-fixing

Mexico's Daniel Garza has copped a ban and fine for attempting to influence the outcome of a tennis match.

A tennis player has been suspended and fined for attempting to influence the outcome of a match.

Kyrgios must get fitter: Woody

Nick Kyrgios needs to get fitter so he doesn't have on-court meltdowns, says Tennis Australia's former head Todd Woodbridge.

Former head of Australian tennis says meltdowns partly due to Kyrgios not being fit enough.

Could Kyrgios quit?

Nick Kyrgios could be a tennis great - but he needs to control his temper first.

The famously hot-headed Pat Cash says Nick Kyrgios could quit the game if he doesn't get mental support.

Confidence Williams will front

Injuries have limited Serena Williams to eight tournaments this year.

ASB Classic organisers say Serena Williams still on track to play in NZ next year, despite shoulder injury.

Ex-pro: Kyrgios out of reach video

Nick Kyrgios has been banned for eight tournament weeks for 'tanking' at the Shanghai Masters.

Australian tennis great laments young star's ongoing tantrum trouble saying the sport's structure doesn't help.

'Truly sorry' Kyrgios pays price video

Nick Kyrgios is in trouble.

Tennis' wild child banned for eight tournament weeks and fined $35,000 for Shanghai meltdown.

Serena Williams out with injury

Serena Williams of the United States has been told by her doctor to stay home and rest her shoulder.

Tennis star to miss WTA finals again, due to a right shoulder injury.

McLachlan beaten in tennis final

Queenstown tennis player Ben McLachlan.

Queenstown tennis player Ben McLachlan has fallen short in the quest for his maiden Challenger doubles title.

Winner Wozniacki back in top 20

Caroline Wozniacki celebrates winning the Hong Kong Open.

Resurgent tennis star wins her 25th Tour title to continue climb back up world rankings.

Murray wins third Shanghai Masters

Andy Murray beat Roberto Bautista Agut to win the Shanghai Open.

Downing the man who beat Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray inches closer to the world No 1 spot.

Djokovic blows a gasket

Novak Djokovic of Serbia rips his shirt off after losing a point against Roberto Bautista Agut.

World No 1 loses his temper, his shirt and his semi-final at the Shanghai Masters.

Djokovic hum silences rage

Novak Djokovic in action against Mischa Zverev of Germany at the Shanghai Masters.

Tennis world No 1 uses famous song in a musical interlude to quell on-court tantrum.

Djokovic, Murray in quarterfinals

Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates after win over Vasek Pospisil of Canada during the Men's singles third round match ...

Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray each won in straight sets to reach the quarterfinals at the Shanghai Masters.

How to train for a world record

Grant Edmundson, left, and Paul Martin are hoping to crack the record for most consecutive opponents played in doubles ...

It's tough work trying to crack a marathon tennis record.

Kyrgios only cheating himself video

Nick Kyrgios has been fined for his tank-job at the Shanghai Open.

OPINION: Tantrums and 'tanking,' this Aussie tennis star is less preening maverick than troubled soul.

Tennis ace makes challenger semis

Queenstown tennis player Ben McLachlan.

Queenstown tennis ace Ben McLachlan has continued his excellent form.

Kyrgios fined, no suspension video

Nick Kyrgios argued with spectators after being booed at and was admonished by the chair umpire after tanking against ...

Nick Kyrgios avoids a suspension but receives what's thought to be the biggest fine of tennis year.

Ferrer, Isner in for Auckland

John Isner has played in Auckland five times previously.

David Ferrer and John Isner will contest the ASB Classic in January to launch their 2017 seasons.

Kyrgios: 'I don't owe you anything' video

Nick Kyrgios had a night to forget against Mischa Zverev.

Aussie tennis star in on-court meltdown as he goes from tournament winner to second round loser.

Murray has private notes filmed

World No 2 Andy Murray doesn't like nosey TV camera operators filming his private notes at tennis tournaments.

Scottish tennis player Andy Murray has lodged an official complaint about his match notes being filmed.

Organiser hopeful of Venus's return

Preparing for the next Te Anau tennis tournament are from left new Te Anau coach  Danny Baleson, club president Greg ...

An impressive field is taking shape for the 2016 Te Anau Tennis Invitational tournament.

Erakovic loses in Hong Kong

Marina Erakovic has been beaten by Britain's Heather Watson.

NZ No 1 goes down in a hard-fought tiebreaker.

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