Tennis

Sharapova wins first title since ban

There was nothing but applause for Maria Sharapova as she won the Tianjin Open in China.

Tennis superstar wins the Tianjin Open, her first title victory since returning from a doping ban.

Federer beats Nadal in final

Roger Federer has now won his last five matches against Rafael Nadal.

Rafael Nadal's traditionally had it over Roger Federer. Not so this year, as Swiss champ makes it five straight.

Tennis NZ reveals future plans

Ajeet Rai is seen as one of the country's top prospects, but hasn't always received help from Tennis NZ.

Tennis New Zealand has released its strategic plan for the next four years.

Nadal, Federer in another final faceoff

Roger Federer celebrates after beating Juan Martin del Potro in the Shanghai Masters semifinals.

This rivalry never dies. Tennis champions to meet for the 38th time in Shanghai Masters final.

Nadal ties Agassi for wins

Rafael Nadal equaled Andre Agassi with 870 ATP wins with his quarterfinal victory in Shanghai.

Rafael Nadal extends winning streak to 15 matches to reach Shanghai Masters semifinals.

Nadal, Federer into quarters

Rafa Nadal needed just 63 minutes to sweep past Italian Fabio Fognini.

Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer continue to scythe his way through Shanghai Masters.

Isner to return to Classic video

John Isner first played in Auckland in 2009.

Big serving American world No 16 tennis star will play the ASB Classic in 2018.

Kyrgios fined $43k for walk-off

Nick Kyrgios has been fined by the ATP for walking off during his first-round match at the Shanghai Masters.

Australian tennis' badboy cops a huge fine for latest tantrum in Shanghai.

Kyrgios in Shanghai walk-off

Nick Kyrgios lost the first set in a tiebreaker to Steve Johnson in Shanghai, then quit the match.

Nick Kyrgios faces prospect of another season-ending ban after quitting his first-round match.

Sydney over Classic for Venus

Venus Williams will play the Sydney International in January instead of at the ASB Classic in Auckland.

American tennis star won't return to the ASB Classic next year after deciding to headline the Sydney International.

Kyrgios: I've found my purpose

Nick Kyrgios has revealed his desire to build a facility for disadvantaged kids.

Nick Kyrgios wants to be remembered for more than just being a controversial tennis star.

Queenstown's Mclachlan wins ATP title

Ben Mclachlan is a regular at the Te Anau Invitational Tennis Tournament.

It has been a dream month since Queenstown's Ben Mclachlan switched his tennis allegiance to Japan.

Kyrgios swears at umpire in loss

Nick Kyrgios reacts after losing a point against Rafael Nadal.

Agitated Aussie courts controversy again in China Open final loss to world number one.

New world No 1 beaten in final

Simona Halep will take over as world number one next week, but on something of a low after her China Open final defeat.

She'll take over as world number one next week, but on something of a low after China Open defeat.

David Goffin wins Japan Open

David Goffin celebrates a second title in two weeks.

Belgian has now won nine matches in a row for a second title in two weeks.

New number one in women's tennis

Simona Halep will play the winner of the semifinal between Caroline Garcia and Petra Kvitova.

Romanian Simona Halep will take over the top ranking for the first time in her career.

Nadal advances to semis

Rafa Nadal will face Grigor Dimitrov in the China Open semifinals.

Top-ranked Rafael Nadal moved into the semifinals of the China Open by beating sixth-seeded John Isner 6-4, 7-6 (0) on Friday.

Nadal through to quarters

Rafa Nadal saved all six break points he faced to move through to the last eight at the China Open.

Rafa Nadal powers through to set up clash with big-serving John Isner in China Open quarters.

Aucklander tops world rankings video

Ashley Wilson has climbed more than 70 places in world rankings this to become number four in the world.

Ashley Wilson, 85, is ranked the fourth best tennis player in the world for his age.

Halep beats error-prone Sharapova

Simona Halep celebrates after beating Maria Sharapova in straight sets.

World number two Simona Halep beat Maria Sharapova for the first time in eight attempts.

Wozniacki returning to NZ video

Caroline Wozniacki will return to play in the ASB Classic for the fourth time in January.

Former tennis world No 1 confirms she will play in next year's ASB Classic, likely to be top seed.

British tennis player cops ban

British tennis player Dan Evan plays a forehand at the 2017 French Open.

British tennis player Dan Evans has copped a one-year ban for returning a positive cocaine test in April.

Secret in Serena's baby name video

Tennis player Serena Williams poses with her daughter Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr. in an undisclosed location, September ...

Serena Williams shares heart-warming video diary alongside secret on her daughter's name.

Classic wildcards in demand

It would be fitting for Michael Venus and Ryan Harrison to again be able to celebrate in Auckland their success at this ...

The winner of this year's NZ Champs may not get an ASB Classic wildcard.

McLachlan relishes Davis Cup debut

Ben McLachlan of Queenstown at the Te Anau Tennis Invitational tournament last year.

Queenstown tennis player Ben McLachlan enjoyed making his Davis Cup debut recently, but it wasn't for New Zealand.

NYPD punishment kept secret video

James Blake is brought to the ground on a New York sidewalk by a policeman.

Punishment for policeman who used excessive force against retired tennis pro James Blake kept confidential.

Djokovic retains Agassi as coach

Novak Djokovic practises ahead of Wimbledon 2017 under the watchful eye of coach Andre Agassi.

Tennis superstar to keep great of the sport on as head coach when he returns to court from injury.

Tomic ousted in Chengdu

Bernard Tomic was bounced from the Chengdu Open in just 62 minutes by Englishman Kyle Edmund.

Bernard Tomic's season of woe has continued with the Australian losing in straight sets in the first round of the Chengdu Open.

Beach saviour gets tennis gig

Tennis Canterbury's new general manager Adam Gard'ner will begin work on October 18.

From helping save a Golden Bay beach to the South Island's top tennis job.

Wozniacki powers to title

Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark celebrates beating Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia in the final of the Pan Pacific Open ...

Seventh time lucky for Caroline Wozniacki after losing six finals this year.

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