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Laura Robson turns to Swedish coach Magnus Norman

British tennis star Laura Robson is hoping to build on the success of winning her third title by teaming up with the coaching operation of renowned Swede Magnus Norman.

Britain's Kyle Edmund beats Thiago Monteiro 2-6 6-4 6-1

After a positive start Edmund fell 5-1 behind and Monteiro sealed the first set 6-2. Edmund recovered, though, battling to win the second set before taking six of the final seven games.

Petra Kvitova to make late French Open call

Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova will decide this week whether she will make her comeback at the French Open. She hasn't played since being attacked by an intruder in December.

Caroline Wozniacki forced to retire in Strasbourg

Caroline Wozniacki's French Open preparations suffered a hit as she was forced to retire at the Internationaux de Strasbourg. She was a set down to American Shelby Rogers at the time.

Top-five tennis stars are over 30 after Djokovic birthday

The 12-time Grand Slam champion has hit the milestone which now means the best five men's tennis players in the world are now older than 30 for the first time.

Victoria Azarenka to return in time for Wimbledon

MIKE DICKSON: Parenthood has given another twist to women's tennis after Victoria Azarenka announced she will be returning in time for Wimbledon after giving birth last December.

Elina Svitolina wins Italian Open against Simona Halep

Elina Svitolina completed a stunning comeback to win the Italian Open and claim a WTA Tour-leading fourth title of the year. The Ukrainian came from behind to beat world No 4 Simona Halep.

Djokovic will work with Andre Agassi at the French Open

MIKE DICKSON: Andre Agassi is the man who famously claimed in his autobiography that he hated tennis, but perhaps now he has reconciled with the sport that made his name.

Novak Djokovic stunned by Alexander Zverev in Italian Open

Alexander Zverev stunned world number two and four-time champion Novak Djokovic to lift the Italian Open title in Rome. The German claimed a 6-4 6-3 win and will now move into the world's top 10.

Laura Robson back into top 200 after ITF win in Japan

Laura Robson will surge back into the top 200 of the rankings after she won the ITF 60k Kurume tournament in Japan. The 23-year-old, playing at the level below the WTA, beat fellow Briton Katie Boulter.

Novak Djokovic beats Dominic Thiem in Rome Open semi-final

The world No 2, who lost in the semi-finals of the Madrid Open to Rafael Nadal last week, beat Austrian Thiem 6-1, 6-0. He will play Alexander Zverev in the final on Sunday.

Garbine Muguruza pulls out of Italian Open semi-final

The Spaniard called her trainer and then a doctor 22 minutes into her semi-final with Svitolina leading 4-1 in Rome. It was her fourth retirement of the season after Miami, Brisbane and Dubai.

Simona Halep beats Bertens to reach Italian Open final

Fourth-ranked Simona Halep advanced to the Italian Open final and extended her clay-court winning streak to 10 matches with a 7-5, 6-1 victory over Kiki Bertens on Saturday.

Novak Djokovic beats Juan Martin del Potro at Italian Open

Four-time champion Djokovic picked up right where he left off in a rain-delayed quarterfinal against del Potro, closing out a 6-1, 6-4 win to set up a semifinal against Dominic Thiem.

Federer attends Pippa Middleton and James Matthews wedding

The Swiss superstar is targeting his 19th Grand Slam title at the All England club in July and is putting all his energy into securing another Wimbledon title.

Rafael Nadal's unbeaten run on clay ended by Dominic Thiem

The Austrian won 6-4 6-3 on Friday against the 14-time Grand Slam tournament winner in Rome for only his second victory in six meetings between the two.

Laura Robson's opponent does push-ups in bizarre match

Laura Robson has faced many challenges during her career but the former British No 1 had to contend with a unique competitor in Rika Fujiwara on Thursday.

Maria Sharapova will not request wildcard for Wimbledon

Maria Sharapova has announced she will not request a wildcard ahead of this summer's edition of Wimbledon. Sharapova was refused automatic entry to the French Open earlier this week

Novak Djokovic backs Andy Murray for the French Open

World No 2 Novak Djokovic expects Stan Wawrinka and Andy Murray to lift their game at the French Open despite failing to make an impact so far in the clay court season.

Ion Tiriac defends Ilie Nastase over Fed Cup controversy

MIKE DICKSON - EXCLUSIVE: Nastase, it turns out, has three lawyers fighting his suspension by the International Tennis Federation, including a human rights specialist.

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