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Novak Djokovic says comments were taken wrong way

Djokovic has six Australian Open titles but has yet to win the French Open (Image credit: Getty Images)

World number one Novak Djokovic said he did not mean to cause controversy by saying male players deserve more prize money than women. The 11-time Grand Slam champion said he spoke out because the sport needed a “fairer and better distribution of funds across the board”. He added he cares “deeply” about tennis and that his remarks were “not the ...

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Indian Wells CEO Raymond Moore quits after ‘sexist’ comments

Tournament director Raymond Moore is seen after Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, defeated Milos Raonic, of Canada, in a final at the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament, Sunday, March 20, 2016, in Indian Wells, Calif. Djokovic won 6-2, 6-0. AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)   ORG XMIT: NYOTK

Indian Wells tournament chief Raymond Moore has quit after his controversial comments about women’s tennis. Moore, 69, said the women’s game “rides on the coat-tails” of the men – a view described as “sexist” by the United States Tennis Association (USTA). Women’s world number one Serena Williams said Moore’s statement was “offensive and very inaccurate”. But her male counterpart, Novak ...

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Maria Sharapova failed drugs test at Australian Open

Tennis player Maria Sharapova addresses the media at The LA Hotel Downtown on March 7, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. Sharapova, a five-time major champion, is currently the 7th ranked player on the WTA tour. Sharapova, withdrew from this week’s BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells due to injury.

Former world number one Maria Sharapova has revealed she failed a drugs test at the Australian Open. Sharapova, 28, tested positive for meldonium, a substance she has been taking since 2006 for health issues. The five-time Grand Slam champion is provisionally suspended from 12 March pending further action. The sportswear company, Nike, announced that it was halting its relationship with ...

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Australian Open 2016: Rafael Nadal loses to Fernando Verdasco

Rafael Nadal and Fernando Verdasco played for four hours and 40 minutes (Image credit: Getty Images)

Rafael Nadal suffered the only first-round exit of his career at the Australian Open after Fernando Verdasco recorded a stunning five-set win. The Spanish left-handers produced an exhibition of hard-hitting to thrill those inside the Rod Laver Arena over four hours and 40 minutes. Verdasco saved a break point to prevent going 3-0 down in the decider, going on to ...

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Na-Adjrago beats Bamfo to win 2015 6th National Ranking Tour

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Wisdom Na- Adjrago in under a two weeks has beaten Ofosu kwabena Bamfo, first at Donkor Educational foundation Charity tournament 7-5, 6-3 and 6-4 3-6 6-3 to win the 2015 6th National Ranking Tour final on Saturday. Bamfo has been back to his dazzling best and enjoyed the almost complete backing of the fans after defeating his brother George Darko ...

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AAG 2015: Darko, Narh grab gold for Ghana in tennis

Gold winner: George Darko (Image credit: Allsports.com.gh)

Ghana won its first gold medal today in the ongoing All Africa Games after Narh Wisdom and national top seed George Darko beat their Congolese opponents in the finals of the men’s doubles event in the tennis tournament. Ghana won the match 6-4, 6-4. The medal brings Ghana’s tally to 17 in the tournament.     By: Citi Sports Desk

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Wimbledon: Jurgen Melzer says beating brother is his ‘worst day’

Gerald (left) and Jurgen (right) Melzer (Image credit: Getty Images/ AP)

Austria’s Jurgen Melzer says beating his younger brother Gerald in the first round of Wimbledon qualifying was “the worst tennis day” of his life. Former world number eight Jurgen, 34, beat his 24-year-old sibling 6-1 6-4 to move into the next stage. “It was not fun at all. I hope we will never play each other again,” he said. “Some ...

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Andy Murray wins fourth Queen’s Club title with two wins in a day

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Andy Murray joined the likes of John McEnroe and Boris Becker as a four-time Queen’s Club champion with an impressive victory over Kevin Anderson. The British number one played superbly to win 6-3 6-4 in just 64 minutes at the Aegon Championships in London. Murray, the top seed, had earlier finished a rain-delayed semi-final, beating Viktor Troicki 6-3 7-6 (7-4). ...

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George Darko: Practice on clay courts will serve us well

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Ghana’s top ranked tennis player George Darko has expressed satisfaction at the opportunity afforded national team players to practice on clay courts ahead of this years Davies Cup. Darko earlier this year beat rival Jeff Bagerbaseh in the finals of this year’s Mcdan Open Tournament. According to him such preparations make it easier for players when the real competition commences. ...

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Serena Williams beats Victoria Azarenka in French Open

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Serena Williams battled past Victoria Azarenka in a heated third-round contest at the French Open. The world number one came through 3-6 6-4 6-2 in two hours and three minutes to reach round four. Tempers frayed at the end of the second set, with Azarenka waving away Williams’s explanation over a disputed line call. “I was really down and out ...

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