Tennis* en-au Copyright (c) 2015 Yahoo New Zealand. All rights reserved. Tue, 21 Apr 2015 18:31:10 +1200 Yahoo New Zealand Sport 144 36 Serena says not ready for claycourt season yet (Reuters)

(Reuters) - Twice French Open champion Serena Williams said her struggle to beat Sara Errani in the Fed Cup on Sunday had been a real "eye-opener" as the claycourt season gets into full swing.

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 17:14:05 +1200
I am used to threat posed by Djokovic, says Nadal (Reuters)

BARCELONA (Reuters) - A red hot Novak Djokovic is being tipped to end Rafa Nadal's stranglehold at Roland Garros in June but the Spaniard dismissed the threat as being no different to those he has fac...

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 15:30:06 +1200
Aussies hunt answers after Fed Cup failure (AAP)

Australia have suffered a humiliating defeat in their Fed Cup World Group playoff in the Netherlands.

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 07:07:04 +1200
Nadal targets further improvement in Barcelona (AFP)

Madrid (AFP) - Rafael Nadal has a return to winning ways on clay in his sights as he targets a ninth title at the Barcelona Open this week.

Mon, 20 Apr 2015 23:35:17 +1200
Djokovic relaxed over hot streak but needs a rest (AFP)

Monte Carlo (Monaco) (AFP) - On-form Novak Djokovic knows better than to try and predict how long he can keep up what seems to be a super-human effort on court after winning the Monte Carlo Masters.

Mon, 20 Apr 2015 22:37:31 +1200
Neutral venue possible for Davis Cup final (AP)

The International Tennis Federation is considering playing future Davis Cup finals at a neutral venue.

Mon, 20 Apr 2015 20:44:05 +1200
Hingis still all smiles after agonising near miss (Reuters)

By Ian Chadband
ZIELONA GORA, POLAND (Reuters) - Cramps, soreness and the fatigue which comes with playing no major singles match for eight years scuppered Martina Hingis’s push for a...

Mon, 20 Apr 2015 20:15:12 +1200
Djokovic's stunning year continues (Newstalk ZB)

Novak Djokovic's stunning year continues, with a fourth tournament victory at the Monte Carlo Masters.

Mon, 20 Apr 2015 20:03:38 +1200
Djokovic beats Berdych in Monte Carlo to set ATP record (AFP)

Monte Carlo (Monaco) (AFP) - Novak Djokovic set another career record on Sunday with his second Monte Carlo title, as the Serb became the first man to win the opening three Masters 1000 events in a season through a 7-5, 4-6, 6-3 defeat of Tomas Berdych.

Mon, 20 Apr 2015 17:14:15 +1200
Vesnina and Pavlyuchenkova put Russia into Fed Cup final (AFP)

Sochi (Russia) (AFP) - Elena Vesnina and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova beat Sabine Lisicki and Andrea Petkovic in the deciding rubber of the Fed Cup World Group semi-final against Germany on Sunday to put Russia into the final.

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