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Halep beats Sharapova to reach Italian Open final

World number one Simona Halep battled past Maria Sharapova 4-6 6-1 6-4 to set up a repeat of last year’s Italian Open final against defending champion Elina Svitolina. Halep, whose only other title this year came in January, fell behind ...

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Nadal beats Djokovic to reach Italian Open final

Rafael Nadal came out on top in a captivating Italian Open semi-final against long-term rival Novak Djokovic as he won 7-6 (7-4) 6-3 in Rome. A gruelling contest was full of heavy-hitting and dramatic points, with Nadal edging the first ...

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Italian Open: Maria Sharapova to play Simon Halep in semi-finals

Former world number one Maria Sharapova reached the Italian Open semi-finals after fighting back to beat reigning French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko. Sharapova, 31, won 6-7 (6-8) 6-4 7-5 against the 20-year-old Latvian, taking her third match point to end ...

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Italian Open: Rafael Nadal to play Novak Djokovic in Rome

Rafael Nadal reached his first Italian Open semi-final since 2014 with a hard-fought victory against home player Fabio Fognini in Rome. The Spanish world number two won 4-6 6-1 6-2 to set up a last-four clash with Novak Djokovic, who ...

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Italian Open: Johanna Konta loses to Jelena Ostapenko in Rome

British number one Johanna Konta was knocked out of the Italian Open on her 27th birthday by French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko. Latvian fifth seed Ostapenko, 20, recovered from losing the first set to win the last-16 match 2-6 6-3 ...

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Italian Open: Kyle Edmund loses to Alexander Zverev, Juan Martin Del Potro injured, Rafael Nadal wins

British number one Kyle Edmund saved seven match points before eventually losing to rising German star Alexander Zverev in the Italian Open last 16. Edmund, who moved into the world’s top 20 this week, lost 7-5 7-6 (13-11) to the ...

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Italian Open: Johanna Konta beats Hsieh Su-wei to set up meeting with Jelena Ostapenko

Johanna Konta will face French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko in the third round of the Italian Open after beating Taiwan’s Hsieh Su-wei in straight sets. The British number one needed 65 minutes to post an assertive 6-0 6-4 victory in ...

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Edmund beats Pouille to reach last 16 in Rome

British number one Kyle Edmund beat another top-20 player as he saw off France’s Lucas Pouille in straight sets to reach the Italian Open third round. The 23-year-old, who has risen from 50th to 19th in the world this year, ...

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France's Cornet avoids potential ban for 'missing drugs test'

French player Alize Cornet has avoided a potential ban after the International Tennis Federation dismissed a charge against her for missing three drugs tests in a year. Players must be available for out-of-competition testing for one hour every day under ...

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ATP likely to introduce 25-second shot clocks and reduced warm-ups

Shot clocks and reduced warm-ups appear very likely to be introduced to the ATP Tour – and possibly next season. A number of innovations were trialled at the inaugural Next Gen ATP Finals in Milan last November. First to four ...

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