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Svitolina, Pliskova win openers at WTA Finals

Karolina Pliskova and Elina Svitolina secured opening round-robin match wins at the WTA Finals on Sunday.

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Who will prevail at the WTA Finals? We rank the contenders

Naomi Osaka? Caroline Wozniacki? There is no shortage of possible winners at the WTA Finals, but that didn't stop us from giving you our best guess.

Osaka to face Stephens in WTA Finals opener

US Open champion Naomi Osaka will play Sloane Stephens in her first WTA Finals match Monday and also was drawn in the same group as Angelique Kerber and Kiki Bertens.

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Serena's season

Why 2018 could be Serena Williams' most impactful year yet

Serena Williams showed us much more than a tennis cape in 2018. She showed us her human side.

Final word: Our take on Serena Williams' 2018 season

There were ups and downs along the way, but based on her 2018 season, Serena Williams proved she still has plenty of top-level tennis left.

Serena's coach supports in-match coaching

Serena Williams' coach says in-match coaching should be allowed in tennis to help the sport's popularity.

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Shanghai Masters

Novak Djokovic or the field? We take Djokovic

The new Novak Djokovic is a lot like the old Novak Djokovic: in a class all by himself as he showed us again, this time at the Shanghai Masters.

Djokovic wins record 4th Shanghai Masters title

Novak Djokovic won a record fourth Shanghai Masters title with a 6-3, 6-4 win over 13th-seeded Borna Coric on Sunday.

Federer: I want to win 100 titles

Roger Federer insisted he never wanted to be the next Pete Sampras but the best version of himself and revealed he would love to reach 100 career titles.

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Djokovic thanks crowd in Mandarin

Novak Djokovic showed off his Mandarin skills for the Shanghai Open audience after defeating Borna Coric in the final.

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Rafa Nadal helps following Majorca flood

x17-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal joined volunteers in clearing mud and water from flood affected areas on his home island of Majorca.

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Animal interference

Cat stops play during Sloane Stephens match

A cat briefly interrupted the second round match between former US Open champion Sloane Stephens and Tunisian qualifier Ons Jabeur at the Kremlin Cup indoor event in Moscow.

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Fall tennis

Unlike Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, a lot on the line for Novak Djokovic this fall

Novak Djokovic a world No. 1 again? Dominic Thiem the spoiler? You might not believe us, but this fall season means something.

Halep? Kerber? Osaka? Anyone's guess who will end season ranked No. 1

Down the stretch they come, but who ends up No. 1 in the world when 2018 ends could be one of many players.

Courier Out

It's a pity, yet it makes sense, Jim Courier is leaving Team USA

However Jim Courier feels about the Davis Cup overhaul, the forthcoming format change is a good time for him and the team to start fresh.

Courier out as U.S. Davis Cup captain

Jim Courier is finished as captain of the U.S. Davis Cup team after eight years in the job.

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