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Stosur rues unforced errors in shock Fed Cup loss

6 hours 21 min ago

Samantha Stosur is counting the cost of 30 unforced errors as she slumped to a singles loss to the Netherlands world number 210 Lesley Kerkhove in the Fed Cup World Group playoff in Wollongong.

If sports broadcasts lose so much, why does TV keep bidding up the rights?

Sun, 15/04/2018 - 7:38am

TV is fuelling huge rises in sport broadcast rights at a time of flat revenues and falling profits. Something will have to give, writes Stephen Letts

Ashleigh Barty to become national Indigenous tennis ambassador

Sat, 14/04/2018 - 2:41pm

Australia's top-ranked tennis player, Ashleigh Barty, will become Tennis Australia's Indigenous ambassador, as part of a push to promote the sport to Aboriginal children.

Nine signs $300m deal to wrestle Australian Open from Seven

Thu, 29/03/2018 - 12:20pm

Channel Nine wins the Australian Open tennis broadcast rights from rival television network Seven, under a five-year, $300-million deal starting from 2020.

Been bogged down by ball tampering news? Here’s what you missed

Tue, 27/03/2018 - 2:54pm

Ricciardo's fine drive, a Socceroos loss, a Matildas win, Kokkinakis' slaying of a giant, and Ben Simmons becoming play-offs-bound — a lot's happened in sport besides ball tampering.

Kyrgios and Kokkinakis in spat with Verdasco at Miami Open

Tue, 27/03/2018 - 1:12pm

Nick Kyrgios and Fernando Verdasco are involved in a Twitter spat after the Spaniard's victory over Thanasi Kokkinakis at the Miami Open.

Meet Nola, world number three … in the over-80s women's tennis

Sun, 25/03/2018 - 12:36pm

Nola Collins has battled liver cancer for the past seven years, but it hasn't stopped her from becoming one of the world's best tennis players in her age division.

Kokkinakis stuns Federer with upset win in Miami

Sun, 25/03/2018 - 11:06am

Thanasi Kokkinakis causes a major boilover as he beats Roger Federer in Miami to claim the biggest scalp of his young career and strip the Swiss of the world number one ranking.

Rafa Nadal in constant pain, relying on painkillers since 2005, uncle reveals

Sat, 17/03/2018 - 11:55am

Rafael Nadal's uncle describes the tennis star's constant battle against pain and reliance on painkillers since he picked up a serious foot injury at the age of 19.

Serena Williams wins first match in comeback after giving birth

Fri, 09/03/2018 - 4:56pm

Serena Williams admits she was a "little rusty" but celebrates victory in her first WTA Tour match since the birth of her daughter last year.

Nick Kyrgios queries tantrum penalty for Daria Gavrilova

Wed, 28/02/2018 - 2:14pm

Nick Kyrgios says he would have been "banned for six years" if he'd thrown his racquet towards the ball boys like Daria Gavrilova did in Mexico.

Woodbridge blasts radical 'World Cup' plan for Davis Cup

Tue, 27/02/2018 - 4:56pm

No more home and away ties, three sets instead of five and the tournament squeezed into one week at season's end — the plan to turn the Davis Cup into a World Cup draws fire from former Australian coach Todd Woodbridge.

Eugenie Bouchard settles lawsuit after locker room fall

Sat, 24/02/2018 - 8:55am

The United States Tennis Association and popular Canadian player Eugenie Bouchard reach a settlement in her liability lawsuit, ending a trial at which she testified about slipping and falling on a wet locker room floor at the 2015 US Open and suffering a head injury.

Speed skaters and the athletes whose unusual bodies suit their sports

Thu, 22/02/2018 - 3:54pm

With the lopsided shape of short-track speed skaters gaining attention, we look at the body parts of some other famous athletes, including Rafa Nadal's left arm and Ian Thorpe's feet.

'I almost died giving birth': Serena Williams reveals her health battle

Wed, 21/02/2018 - 11:01am

Serena Williams reveals she "almost died" while giving birth to her daughter Olympia last year, detailing the serious extent of the health problems she had to overcome.

Federer creates history on return to number one

Sat, 17/02/2018 - 9:14am

He's at it again — Roger Federer makes history at the Rotterdam Open, his quarter-final win making him the oldest man to become the world's top-ranked tennis player.

'I love that I'm in a wheelchair': Dylan Alcott on making disability sexy

Wed, 14/02/2018 - 4:04pm

When Dylan Alcott took out his fourth consecutive Australian Open title in the quad wheelchair singles, those who knew him weren't surprised.

Dellacqua, Barty seal Fed Cup win over Ukraine after Gavrilova loss

Sun, 11/02/2018 - 2:15pm

Daria Gavrilova endures another Fed Cup collapse, but her loss to Nadiia Kichenok doesn't hurt Australia as Ash Barty and Casey Dellacqua win the doubles to clinch a 3-2 victory over Ukraine.

Dasha's 'shocker' has Aussies in Fed Cup strife

Sat, 10/02/2018 - 7:50pm

Australia is still in contention in its Fed Cup tie with Ukraine, but even coach Alicia Molik had to admit Daria Gavrilova had a "shocker" in her day one loss.

Australia out of Davis Cup after Kyrgios loses to Zverev

Sun, 04/02/2018 - 2:11pm

Australia is bundled out of the Davis Cup, with Nick Kyrgios's defeat to world number five Alexander Zverev handing the Germans an unassailable 3-1 lead in the tie.