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Serena Williams hits back at Ilie Nastase: Does my sassiness upset you?

Two Irish players on shortlist for European Player of the Year Serena Williams has launched a stinging attack on Ilie Nastase, accusing the Romanian of racially abusing her and her unborn baby and hurling sexist abuse at her fellow female tennis players. The American has responded publicly for the first time to the controversy which has erupted over the Romania …

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Serena posts heartfelt baby message on fiance’s birthday

This handout photo taken and released by Tennis Australia shows Serena Williams of the US posing with the championship trophy in the locker room after her victory against Venus Williams of the US in the women’s singles final on day 13 of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 28, 2017. PHOTO: Fiona Hamilton / TENNIS AUSTRALIA / …

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Sharapova back in business after 15-month doping ban

Russian tennis player Maria Sharapova banned for doping goes to the back entrance of a tennis hall in Stuttgart, southern Germany, on April 24, 2017.Sharapova’s 15-month doping ban — imposed for testing positive for meldonium at the 2016 Australian Open — comes to an end, and she prepares for her fist match during the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix tournament running …

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Ilie Nastase set to be barred from Wimbledon’s Royal Box

Connacht sign returning second-row after spell in New Zealand WATCH: Cocky MMA Fighters Getting Knocked The F*ck Out Ilie Nastase is set to be banned from Wimbledon’s Royal Box over his sexist tirades which marred Great Britain’s Fed Cup defeat in Constanta at the weekend. Two-time finalist Nastase is a regular at the Championships and was spotted in the prestigious …

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Nadal wins historic 10th Monte Carlo title

Spain’s Rafael Nadal celebrates after winning against Spain’s Albert Ramos Vinolas during the Monte-Carlo ATP Masters Series Tournament final tennis match, on April 23, 2017 in Monaco. PHOTO: VALERY HACHE / AFP Rafael Nadal won the Monte Carlo Masters for a record-breaking 10th time with a dominant 6-1, 6-3 defeat of Spanish compatriot Albert Ramos-Vinolas on Sunday. The 30-year-old Nadal …

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Rafael Nadal looks to win 10th Monte Carlo Masters crown

It has been a week of upsets at the Monte Carlo Masters. It started with Andy Murray after the world number one lost 2-6 6-2 7-5 in his second match since recovering from an elbow injury. The Scot would have been one of the favourites to win the tournament in the Monte Carlo ATP final betting odds but fell short …

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Sharapova to face Vinci with critic Radwanska waiting

Maria Sharapova / AFP PHOTO / PAUL CROCK Maria Sharapova was drawn to face veteran Italian Roberta Vinci in her opening match at next week’s Stuttgart tournament as the five-time Grand Slam champion returns from a 15-month doping ban. The former world number one was controversially handed a wildcard into the claycourt event after her suspension wiped out her ranking. …

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