Tennis

The five-time Grand Slam champion beat Roberta Vinci in straight sets in her return since testing positive for meldonium.

Maria Sharapova granted wild-card entry to US Open

It will be Sharapova's first Grand Slam event in more than one and half years after her doping ban.

Roger Federer withdraws from Cincinnati event, Rafael Nadal to reclaim world No.1 spot

The 19-time major champion said he "tweaked" his back last week.

Marina Erakovic (NZL) during the ASB Classic WTA Womens Tournament Day 2. ASB Tennis Centre, Auckland, New Zealand. Tuesday 3 January 2017. ©Copyright Photo: Chris Symes / www.photosport.nz

Kiwi tennis player Marina Erakovic retires injured in first round in California

Erakovic was trailing Croatian fifth seed and world No.20 Ana Konjuh 6-3, 1-0 when she retired hurt with a neck injury.

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Footage has emerged of a Florida police officer speaking to Williams after the fatal car accident on June 9.

Watch: 'I was caught in the middle' - Venus Williams' reaction to fatal crash on police body-cam

Footage has emerged of a Florida police officer speaking to Williams after the fatal car accident on June 9.

Elbow injury forces Novak Djokovic to sit out rest of 2017

Djokovic will miss the US Open, ending his streak of participating in 51 consecutive Grand Slam tournaments.

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Father of former tennis star Mark Philippoussis charged with child molestation in US

Nikolas Philippoussis is alleged to have abused children he was coaching.

'I'm just going to go about it as a job' –Bernard Tomic backs up controversial nonchalant comments in rare interview

Tomic turned heads with his Wimbledon views, but like his game approach, he doesn't care.

Video: Crowd boos after man crashes Swedish Open semi-final match and shouts Nazi slogans

The man interrupted David Ferrer and Fernando Verdasco's semi-final match.

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Even the greats aren't immune from a hangover.

'My head's ringing' – groggy Wimbledon champ Roger Federer fronts reporters after huge bender

Thirty-five-year-old reveals he still knows how to party after claiming emotional eighth All England title.

Video: 'To be part of Wimbledon history is truly amazing' - Federer on historic eighth Wimbledon title

Federer beat Marin Clic in straight sets to clinch his eighth title at the tournament.

Watch: Marin Cilic breaks down in tears mid-match against Federer, consoled by Wimbledon medical staff

Cilic admitted he broke down against Roger Federer because "I wasn't able to give it my best."

Swiss maestro Roger Federer wins record eighth Wimbledon crown, dismantles Marin Cilic in straight sets

"It feels great. It means the world to me, just feeling great and holding the trophy," said Federer.

The last time a New Zealand tennis player won a doubles grand slam was in 1979.

Wimbledon doubles campaign over for Kiwi Michael Venus after gruelling quarter-final

Venus and Harrison went down 4-6, 7-6, 7-6, 6-7, 1-6 to Henru Kontinen and John Peers.

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Venus and partner Jack Harrison advanced to the quarter-finals after a five-set thriller.

'We kept our composure' – Kiwi tennis star Michael Venus on his colossal day at Wimbledon

Venus and partner Jack Harrison advanced to the quarter-finals after a five-set thriller.

Kiwi tennis ace Michael Venus recovers to moves into Wimbledon doubles quarter-finals

Venus and partner Ryan Harrison fought back from a set down to claim victory.

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1 NEWS Europe correspondent Emma Keeling discusses a good day for Kiwis in the doubles in London.

Kiwis get on top of Aussie rivals at Wimbledon in doubles

It's rare for NZ tennis players to get one up on the Aussies but that's exactly what happened at Wimbledon today. In fact, they got two.

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1 NEWS Europe correspondent Emma Keeling picked the brain of the Croatian great.

Wimbledon legend Goran Ivanisevic gives 1 NEWS his picks for grand slam glory

1 NEWS Europe correspondent Emma Keeling picked the brain of the Croatian great.

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Kiwi tennis player Venus will be partnering up again with American Ryan Harris again for the Wimbledon tournament.

'Definitely feel I'm enjoying it more' - French Open doubles winner Michael Venus amped up ahead of Wimbledon

Kiwi tennis player Venus will be partnering up again with US Ryan Harris for Wimbledon.

Andy Murray vows to donate Wimbledon warm-up proceeds to London tower victims

British tennis star Andy Murray has vowed to donate all his prize money to the Grenfell Tower appeal.

Watch: Tennis pros engage in epic ping-pong duel at the net during Stuttgart Open match

The pair turned their grass court match into a table tennis classic.

Watch: Tennis temper-tantrum! Croatian player smashes poor racquet to bits after losing French Open match

Borna Coric wasn’t too enthused about losing to Steve Johnson – just ask his equipment.

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Video: What are you doing!? No-name player kicked out of French Open for kissing reporter in live TV interview - three times!

No one knows quite what Maxime Hamou was thinking. But the reluctant reporter wasn't on board with this.

Novak Djokovic parts with long time coaching team

The world number two split up with his coaching staff on mutual terms.

Video: Maria Sharapova shakes off 15-month ban with dominant opening win at Porsche Grand Prix

The five-time Grand Slam champion beat Roberta Vinci in straight sets in her return.

Watch: Heartwarming video shows Fed-Express surprised by wife Mirka in tunnel after beating Nadal in Australian Open final

"She's been there when I had no titles and she's still here 89 titles later," said Roger Federer.

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Interrupting a 23-time grand slam champion with your ringtone after she's just won the Australian Open probably isn’t the best way to get her attention.

Watch: Serena gives reporter death stare after phone goes off during celebratory press conference

Interrupting a 23-time grand slam champion with your ringtone after she's just won the Australian Open probably isn't the best way to get her attention.

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Reynolds and his doubles partner Duarte Vale from Portugal won their semi-final 7-6, 7-6.

Good luck, Finn! Kiwi junior through to Australian Open doubles final

Finn Reynolds and his doubles partner Duarte Vale of Portugal are through to the Australian Open junior doubles final.

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