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WTA draw puts Venus Williams in Wimbledon final rematch

The draw for the tour finals was made on Friday at the WTA Gala at the Marina Bay Sands, Singapore, and puts the top eight female players for the season against each other.

Heather Watson and Naomi Broady out of the Luxembourg Open

Watson fell 6-4, 6-4 to Elise Mertens and never looked like troubling the Belgian while Broady was swept aside 6-0, 5-7, 6-1 by Puerto Rico's Monica Puig.

Maria Sharapova wins first title since drugs ban return

Sharapova was suspended by the WTA after testing positive for Meldonium at the 2016 Australian Open but the original two-year ban was later reduced before returning in April.

Roger Federer beats Rafa Nadal to win Shanghai Masters

Roger Federer delivered a masterclass to beat Rafael Nadal in the final of the Shanghai Masters. Federer took just one hour and 12 minutes to record a dominant 6-4 6-3 victory against the number one.

Roger Federer face Rafael Nadal in Shanghai Masters final

Rafael Nadal will meet Roger Federer in the final of the Shanghai Masters after the Swiss second seed fought back to defeat Argentina's Juan Martin del Potro.

Rafael Nadal eyes seventh title at Shanghai Masters

Nadal increased his winning streak to 16 matches after beating fourth-seed Marin Cilic 7-5, 7-6 (3) on Saturday and closes in on his second successive tournament win.

Maria Sharapova through to Tianjin Open final

Maria Sharapova remains on course for a first WTA title since returning from a drugs ban after beating Peng Shuai in straight sets in the semi-finals of the Tianjin Open.

Rafael Nadal beats Grigor Dimitrov in Shanghai Masters

Rafael Nadal tied Andre Agassi for seventh place on the list of all-time Open Era wins when he reached the Shanghai Masters semi-finals on Friday.

Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares reach ATP World Tour Finals

Last season Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares, who won both the Australian Open and US Open titles in 2016, clinched the year-end world No 1 team ranking after reaching the semi-finals in London.

Hong Kong Open: Caroline Wozniacki and Elina Svitolina out

Defending champion Caroline Wozniacki withdrew before her match against Lizette Cabrera with elbow pain, giving the Australian teenager a free passage into the quarter-finals.

Andy Murray moving up in recovery as Jo Konta winds down

The 30-year-old Scot has been seen this week practicing indoors at the All England Club, actually back on court as opposed to doing pure rehab work in the gym on his troublesome hip.

Rafael Nadal eases past Fabio Fognini at Shanghai Masters

Spaniard Nadal needed two minutes over the hour to dispatch Italian Fognini 6-3 6-1, taking his winning streak to 14 matches since the start of the US Open where he claimed a 16th Grand Slam title.

Johanna Konta fails to reach WTA Finals with foot injury

Konta, who has failed to get beyond the quarter-finals of any tournament since last-four elimination at the hands of Venus Williams at SW1 in July, has been forced out with a foot problem.

Alexander Zverev smashes racket in frustrating defeat

World No 4 Alexander Zverev furiously destroyed his racket as he was beaten by Juan Martin del Potro in the last 16 of the Shanghai Masters. Del Potro won the match 3-6, 7-6 (7-5), 6-4

British ace Oliver Golding was offered £1,800 to fix match

Britain's former US Open junior champion Oliver Golding has revealed that he was once approached to fix a tennis match with an offer of €2,000 (£1,794).

Fabio Fognini gets new punishment for calling umpire whore

Fognini was initially fined £18,500 after he was heard calling Louise Engzell a 'whore' during his first-round singles loss in New York. Fognini was subsequently suspended from the tournament.

Nadal and Federer through to Shanghai Masters third round

The top-ranked Spaniard and No 2 Federer both advanced by winning their opening matches in straight sets, and are both in contention for the season-ending No 1 ranking.

Aljaz Bedene retires against Alexander Zverev in Shanghai

Aljaz Bedene lasted just 12 minutes against Alexander Zverev at the Shanghai Masters before retiring for the second time in two weeks. The British No 2 is struggling with a right knee injury.

Roger Federer travels by train ahead of Shanghai Masters

Before Federer had entertained fans on the hard courts at the Qizhong Forest Sports City Arena, the 36-year-old tennis legend thrilled locals by riding alongside them on public transport.

Nick Kyrgios fined £7,500 and denied £16,000 prize money

The controversial Nick Kyrgios has been slapped with a financial penalty after retiring early on during his match with Steve Johnson on Tuesday at the Shanghai Masters.

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