Tennis

Raw: Rafael Nadal stops tennis match after distraught mum loses girl in crowd, before VERY emotional reunion

Like a true champ, Rafa knew what was going on - and the whole crowd became concerned.

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Karl Budge reveals how he courted the star in signing for next year's tournament.

'This one has been four years in the making' - how ASB Classic boss played the long game to get Serena Williams

Karl Budge explains how he courted the star in signing for next year's tournament.

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The title comes 17 years after her first piece of silverware, but it wasn’t the only title she walked away with.

Wow! Serena Williams and her 22 grand slam titles are coming to Auckland for ASB Classic

The 35-year-old world number two will be the biggest drawcard in New Zealand tennis history.

Mate Pavic (CRO) and  Mate Pavic (CRO) after winning the Doubles Finals of the 2016 ASB Classic Mens. ASB Tennis Centre, Auckland, New Zealand. Saturday 16 January 2016. Copyright Photo: Chris Symes / www.photosport.nz

Kiwi Venus reaches French doubles final

Michael Venus is in line for a hat-trick of ATP doubles titles in France this year.

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It was selfies and kisses with the trophy from the top of Rockefeller Center for the 31-year-old Swiss.

Stan the Man Wawrinka celebrates US Open triumph with epic New York view

It was selfies and kisses with the trophy from the top of Rockefeller Center for the 31-year-old Swiss.

Stan Wawrinka claims third Grand Slam after wearing down world No 1 Djokovic at US Open

The 31-year-old is the oldest US Open men's champion since Ken Rosewall in 1970.

Angelique Kerber wins US Open, securing her second Grand Slam trophy in 2016

This is proving to be the German's breakthrough season.

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 09:  Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland reacts to winning the second set against Kei Nishikori of Japan during their Men's Singles Semifinal Match on Day Twelve of the 2016 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 9, 2016 in the Queens borough of New York City.  (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images for USTA)

Stan Wawrinka set to face Djokovic in US Open final

Stan Wawrinka will face Novak Djokovic for the US Open title in a rematch of last year's French Open final.

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Alex Hunt, 22, says  he feels like "a normal person" and refuses to let his disability get in the way of his dreams of a world ranking.

One-armed Nelson tennis sensation eyeballing pro circuit and grand slam

Alex Hunt, 22, says he feels like "a normal person" and refuses to let his disability get in the way of his dreams of a world ranking.

Stunned Serena Williams dumped out of US Open semi-finals, will lose No 1 ranking

Williams was no match for her aggressive Czech opponent.

Emotional Del Potro breaks down on court after Wawrinka ends his US Open dream run

Argentine ace had become a crowd favourite during the tournament, losing to Stan Wawrinka in four sets.

Serena Williams survives tough test to reach semi-finals

The world number one takes down Simona Halep in three tough sets.

Andy Murray dumped out of US Open after umpire's controversial call

Japan's Kei Nishikori took advantage of Murray's distraction to reach the final four.

Gael Monfils eases past Rafa Nadal's conqueror

The Frenchman is into a Grand Slam semi for the first time since 2008.

Andy Murray into US Open quarter finals after ruthless victory

The second seed demolished Grigor Dimitrov to advance.

Serena Williams creates history to move into quarter-finals

World no 1 now holds the record for most Grand Slam wins after defeating Yaroslava Shedova.

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 03:  Venus Williams of the United States celebrates defeating Laura Siegemund of Germany during her third round Women's Singles match on Day Six of the 2016 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 3, 2016 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

Williams sisters' final dream over as Venus bows out

Two time champion defeated by Czech Republic's Karolina Pliskova to end hopes of a showdown with sister Serena.

 Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal dumped out of US Open in huge upset

A two-time champion at Flushing Meadows, Nadal has not passed the fourth round since last year's French Open.

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 03:  Venus Williams of the United States celebrates defeating Laura Siegemund of Germany during her third round Women's Singles match on Day Six of the 2016 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 3, 2016 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

Venus Williams cruises into fourth round at US Open

Williams closed in on a US Open rematch against her sister, moving into the fourth round with a 6-1, 6-2 victory over 26th-seeded Laura Siegemund.

Stan Wawrinka cements fourth round place at US Open after tough match

Stan Wawrinka saved a match point and edged Dan Evans to reach the US Open's fourth round.

Andy Murray survives scare to advance to fourth round of US Open

The second seed fought back after struggling against Italian Paolo Lorenzi.

Michael Venus of New Zealand during Day 2 of the 2016 ASB Classic Mens. ASB Tennis Centre, Auckland, New Zealand. Tuesday 12 January 2016. Copyright Photo: Chris Symes / www.photosport.nz

New Zealand's Michael Venus eliminated from US Open

Venus and partner Mate Pavic were dumped out in the second round.

Williams showed off her class beating her German opponent Angelique Kerber 7-5, 6-3 today to secure a record-tying 22nd Grand Slam win.

Serena Williams cruises into fourth round with record win

Williams defeats Sweden's Johanna Larson to register 307th Grand Slam win.

 Rafael Nadal

Nadal obliterates Kusnetsov to move into fourth round

Spaniard defeats the Russian in straight sets to emerge as tournament contender.

Marcus Daniell

Kiwi Marcus Daniell eases through to US Open third round with straight sets win

Daniell and doubles partner Brian Baker complete swift victory to progress.

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