Tennis

Jade Lewis (NZL) during the ASB Classic WTA Women's Tournament Day 2. ASB Tennis Centre, Auckland, New Zealand. Tuesday 2 January 2018. ©Copyright Photo: Chris Symes / www.photosport.nz

Kiwi teen Jade Lewis puts pro tennis career on hold

The 19-year-old has struggled on the ITF circuit and after representing NZ at the Fed Cup tournament in February decided to take a break.

Marcus Daniell

Kiwi doubles star Marcus Daniell in doubt for French Open after serious wrist injury

The world No.36 will be sidelined for at least a month with a ruptured ligament.

Roger Federer loses world No. 1 ranking after shock early exit at Miami Open

Federer lost to qualifier and world No. 175 Thanasi Kokkinakis in three sets.

The 23-time Grand Slam champion returned to the court this morning.

Serena Williams, 36, battles through at Indian Wells, next up - sister Venus, 37

The two sisters will meet in an unlikely match-up of 36 and 37-year-olds, as Serena continues comeback.

Kyrgios out of Australian Open after four-set fight in front of home crowd

Tennis' bad boy continued his normal ways, cursing on court a number of times.

Players criticise sweltering conditions at Australian Open as temp hovers at 40 degrees

Many athletes were taking all kinds of actions to cool themselves.

Rafael Nadal

Nadal in ominous early form at Aussie Tennis Open, Kygrios also through

The world number one sends a warning shot to his rivals by blitzing through his opening match.

Michael Venus wins epic back-and-forth rally at the net as Kiwi wins opening ASB Classic doubles match

Venus showed some flair with his technique on his way to the second round.

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The 2009 champion has struggled with injuries, but is fit for the Auckland tournament.

Juan Martin del Potro 'in a good shape' for ASB Classic

The 2009 champion has struggled with injuries, but is fit for the Auckland tournament.

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The ASB Classic tournament second seed took time out to sign autographs and pose for photos.

Watch: Juan Martin del Potro meets and greets young fans after intense training session

The ASB Classic second seed took time out to sign autographs and pose for photos.

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Denis Shapovalov is in Auckland for the ASB Classic, but wants to face his idol in Melbourne.

'It would be a privilege to play him' – Rising tennis star hoping for Roger Federer showdown

Denis Shapovalov is in NZ for the ASB Classic, but wants to face his idol in Melbourne.

'We'll try and make it a reality' - ASB Classic director says tournament needs a roof

A frustrated Karl Budge addressed media as day three was hampered by rain.

Video: ASB Classic smashed by deluge of rain as severe storm hits Auckland

Day three was bought to a standstill by the weather this afternoon.

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Goran Prpic played for Yugoslavia in the Davis Cup against New Zealand in 1990.

'I didn't stand a chance' – NZ tennis' old foe returns as a coach for ASB Classic

Goran Prpic played for Yugoslavia in the Davis Cup against New Zealand in 1990.

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Danish tennis player Caroline Wozniacki is in action in the semi finals match of the WTA Finals vs Czech tennis player Karolina Pliskova on Oct 28, 2017 in Singapore, Singapore. (Photo by YAN LERVAL/AFLO)

'I'd be very happy' – Caroline Wozniacki relaxed over return to world number one status

The world number three could take the top ranking at the ASB Classic this week.

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The 23-time Grand Slam champion returned to the court this morning.

Caroline Wozniacki thrilled at Serena Williams' return - 'It's great for the sport'

The 23-time Grand Slam champion returned to the court this morning.

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Karl Budge says everything is looking good for tennis next week.

'All set and ready!' – ASB Classic director beaming ahead of Auckland tournament

Karl Budge says everything is looking good for tennis next week.

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Rafael Nadal  (Espagne) et Novak Djokovic (Serbe)

Watch: ASB Classic tournament director reveals all-star names he's offered wildcards

The likes of Nadal, Djokovic, Raonic and Tsonga have all been contacted by Karl Budge.

Tennis superstar Roger Federer visits Rottnest Island for selfie with a quokka

Federer took some time off from his Australian Open preparations to visit the cute critter.

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The former world number one will headline next week's ASB Classic.

'I love starting my year here' – Tennis superstar Caroline Wozniacki arrives in Auckland

The former world number one will headline next week's ASB Classic.

Serena Williams (USA) def Venus Williams (USA)

Serena Williams to return to tennis after nearly one year off the court

The 23-time Grand Slam champion hasn't played since winning the Australian Open in January.

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Tournament director Karl Budge confirmed the news today.

Victoria Azarenka pulls out of ASB Classic in midst of ongoing custody battle

The tournament director confirmed the two-time Grand Slam champ's withdrawal to 1 NEWS.

'A good prospect' - Chinese junior champ Wu Yibing given wildcard spot at ASB Classic

The 18-year-old is currently the number one ranked junior in the world.

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Venus was sharing some Christmas cheer by gifting Joshua Wilmer a trip to Australian Open finals today in Auckland.

NZ tennis star Michael Venus gifts disabled Kiwi teen and family tickets to Australian Open

"It's unbelievable to see the joy and excitement on their faces," Venus said.

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Serena Williams (USA) def Venus Williams (USA)

'We'll wait and see' – ASB Classic not giving up on Serena Williams' return

Tournament director Karl Budge is determined to bring the superstar back to Auckland.

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