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Djokovic, Murray set up historic final in London

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LONDON -- Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray set up a dream shootout for year-end No. 1 as each won contrasting semifinals at the World Tour Finals on Saturday.

Djokovic booked his spot in the winner-take-all final with scant effort as he hammered Japan's Kei Nishikori 6-1, 6-1 in a mere 66 minutes.

Murray, by contrast, was tested to the limit as ...Read more

Service return: Sisters give back to city

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LOS ANGELES--They left Compton decades ago, pursuing a dream that flickered into shape on the rough public tennis courts of East Compton Park and crystallized into stunning success on well-manicured grass and carefully tended clay courts around the world. But Serena and Venus Williams never severed their ties with the city that shaped them, the ...Read more

Murray ascends to top ranking as Raonic quits at Paris Masters

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PARIS -- Andy Murray earned the ATP No. 1 ranking for the first time in his career when semifinal opponent Milos Raonic retired with an injury before their match at the Paris Masters on Saturday.

Murray, who first rose to second on the ranking list in 2009, will head into the World Tour Finals starting in a week in London atop the table as a ...Read more

Sharapova doping ban reduced to 15 months

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BERLIN -- Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova has her doping ban reduced from two years to 15 months by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).

The five-time Grand Slam tournament winner Sharapova tested positive for meldonium in January at the Australian Open and was banned for two years by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) in June, ...Read more

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