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Wimbledon giant slayer happy to come out as gay

Jul 06, 2018 - 10:33 AM

Belgian journeywoman Alison van Uytvanck says she wants to 'to be free' after stunning defending champion Garbine Muguruza

SHOCKER. Belgium's Alison van Uytvanck posts her first triumph over a top 10 opponent. Photo by Ben Stansall/AFP

French Open 2018: Muguruza dumps Sharapova to reach semis

Jun 07, 2018 - 1:36 AM

The former champion sends Maria Sharapova crashing to her worst Grand Slam loss in 6 years

IN CONTROL. Spain's Garbine Muguruza has yet to drop a set in the tournament. Photo by Eric Feferberg/AFP

Brisbane too hot for Muguruza as Murray also withdraws

Jan 03, 2018 - 9:13 AM

Muguruza and Murray hope for speedy recovery in order to be in shape in the coming Australian Open

WITHDRAWAL. With the Australian Open around the corner, tennis stars Muguruza and Murray opt out of Brisbane International. Photos from Facebook

Garbine Muguruza beats Venus Williams to win Wimbledon title

Jul 15, 2017 - 10:39 PM

Muguruza spoils Williams attempt to become the oldest Grand Slam women s champ

NEW CHAMP. Garbine Muguruza overwhelms Venus Williams with power to become the second Spanish woman to win Wimbledon. Photo by Glyn Kirk/AFP

Back to her best, Venus eyes historic Wimbledon title

Jul 14, 2017 - 4:05 AM

At 37 years old and having battled an autoimmune disease Venus Williams says she s playing some of the best tennis of her life

AGE IS JUST A NUMBER. Venus Williams is the oldest Wimbledon finalist in decades, but she's been playing some of her best tennis over the past 12 months. Photo by Adrian Dennis/AFP

Kerber crashes out of Wimbledon, loses world number 1 ranking

Jul 10, 2017 - 10:42 PM

Kerber has failed to make the last 8 at any of this year s 3 Grand Slams

UPSET. Spanish 14th seed Garbine Muguruza is the latest player to derail Angelique Kerber in a major tournament. Photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

Nadal, Djokovic into French Open quarters as champ Muguruza exits

Jun 05, 2017 - 2:05 PM

Nine time champion Rafael Nadal and titleholder Novak Djokovic surged into the French Open quarter finals for a record equalling 11th time

ON TO THE NEXT. Rafael Nadal is in the final 8 on the men's side. Photo by Gabriel Bouys/AFP

Nadal, Djokovic cruise as Muguruza downs ex-champ

May 30, 2017 - 11:58 AM

As expected 14 time major champion Rafael Nadal French Open defending champion Novak Djokovic and reigning women s titlist Garbine Muguruza set a good Roland Garros start

No Federer, Serena, Sharapova? No problem for Roland Garros

May 24, 2017 - 12:00 PM

French tennis historian Jean Christophe Piffau says the absence of these 3 stars does not weaken the tournament because Roland Garros remains an institution and the Holy Grail for a player

A PERFECT 10. A 10th Monte Carlo Masters and a 10th title in Barcelona. Now Rafael Nadal targets what many in the sport thought was impossible: a 10th Roland Garros. Photo by Tiziana Fabi/AFP

Djokovic crushes Thiem to secure Zverev Rome final

May 21, 2017 - 11:15 AM

Everything that I intended to do I have done it and even more Novak Djokovic says of his match against Dominic Thiem

Brilliant Thiem ends Nadal winning streak in Rome

May 20, 2017 - 10:45 AM

Dominic Thiem will now meet the winner of the quarter final clash between Novak Djokovic and Juan Martin del Potro

WINNER. After defeating the 4th seeded Rafael Nadal, Dominic Thiem now has a 17-3 record on clay this year. Photo by Tiziana Fabi/AFP

5 women to watch at the 2017 Australian Open

Jan 11, 2017 - 1:26 PM

Here are 5 women who could challenge the favored Angelique Kerber and Serena Williams

WATCH OUT. Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland, seen here against Alison Riske of the US during their quarterfinal match at the WTA Shenzhen Open on January 5, 2017, is one of 5 women to watch closely at the Australian Open. STR / AFP

Suspended Sharapova to play Madrid exhibition match in December

Oct 23, 2016 - 4:00 PM

Maria Sharapova who is banned from the WTA Tour until April 2017 for a positive test for meldonium will play Garbine Muguruza in Madrid

STAYING BUSY. Maria Sharapova, who hasn't played a competitive tournament since the 2015 Australian Open, isn't eligible to return to the WTA circuit until next April. File photo by Peter Foley/EPA

Olympics: Serena's 5-gold dream ends in Rio

Aug 10, 2016 - 11:26 AM

Williams was joined at the exit by third seed and French Open champion Garbine Muguruza who lost to Puerto Rico s Monica Puig

Serena Williams of the USA serves during the women's third round match against Elina Svitolina of Ukraine of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Tennis events at the Olympic Tennis Centre in the Olympic Park in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 9, 2016. Michael Reynolds/EPA

Rafael Nadal will be ready for Rio - Spanish Olympic chief

Jul 15, 2016 - 5:19 AM

Nadal who is recovering from a left wrist injury is scheduled to play singles and mixed doubles with Garbine Muguruza at Rio

RIO BOUND. Rafael Nadal will make his return to the Olympics after missing 2012 with an injury. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

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Jun 07, 2016 - 8:02 PM

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Muguruza stuns Serena to win French Open

Jun 05, 2016 - 12:14 AM

Garbine Muguruza is the first Spanish woman to win a Grand Slam title since Arantxa Sanchez Vicario in 1998

UPSET IN PARIS. Garbine Muguruza won her first Grand Slam at Serena Williams' expense. Photo by Robert Ghement/EPA

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May 31, 2016 - 12:59 PM

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Nine-month tennis season urged as players crumble

Oct 06, 2015 - 2:45 PM

Among the mounting casualty list Garbine Muguruza was unable to finish the Wuhan Open final last week and Serena Williams is skipping the end of the season for extra rest

R AND R. Serena Williams is skipping the end of the season for extra rest. Some players feel the year-long play is breaking them down. Photo by Josh Albelda

Serena wins 6th Wimbledon, 21st Grand Slam title

Jul 11, 2015 - 10:56 PM

The American completed a Serena Slam of holding all 4 majors at the same time

Serena Williams in action against Garbine Muguruza during their final match for the Wimbledon Championships. Photo by FACUNDO ARRIZABALAGA/EPA

Slow-starting Serena blazes into Australian Open last 16

Jan 24, 2015 - 12:53 PM

The American chasing her sixth Australian title made a slow start before steamrolling Svitolina to set up a clash with dangerous Garbine Muguruza

Serena Williams celebrates her win against Elina Svitolina during their third round match of the Australian Open tennis tournament. Photo by DAVID CROSLING/EPA

Serena Williams smashes Wimbledon opening round opponent

Jun 25, 2014 - 4:12 AM

Williams bidding for a 6th Wimbledon singles crown was playing for the first time since her embarrassing French Open second round exit against Garbine Muguruza

NO OBSTACLES. Serena Williams of USA returns to compatriot Anna Tatishvili in their first round match at Wimbledon. Photo by Tatyana Zenkovich/EPA

Defending champ Serena knocked out of French Open

May 28, 2014 - 9:34 PM

Spain s Garbine Muguruza knocks out Serena Williams the earliest exit for a defending champion at Roland Garros since 2005