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5hPeter Bodo

Bodo: Venus stepping up for Williams family

Serena Williams might not see action for the rest of the season, but older sister Venus is keeping the family name alive and well.

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23hPeter Bodo

Serena stands to lose big bucks from WTA exit

Serena Williams' world No. 1 ranking is not in jeopardy, but she could lose up to $3 million as a result of her early withdrawal from the rest of the WTA season.

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Djokovic ready for next test

Novak Djokovic and John Isner will be among the stars in action in Beijing. (Watch on ESPN3: Japan Open, 10 p.m. ET; China Open, Thurs., 12:30 a.m.)

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Nishikori tops Querrey to advance at Japan Open

Local favorite and two-time champion Kei Nishikori advanced to the quarterfinals of the Japan Open with a 7-6 (3), 6-3 victory over Sam Querrey on Wednesday.

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5dJim Caple

Caple: Our can't-miss tennis movies

Sure, there hasn't been a plethora of tennis-centric movies to hit the box offices, but a few have had a presence on the big screen. Here are some that caught our eye.

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Berdych wins first title of season at Shenzhen

Top-seeded Tomas Berdych won his 11th career ATP Tour title -- and first of the season -- by defeating Guillermo Garcia-Lopez 6-3, 7-6 (7) in the Shenzhen Open final on Monday.

8dKamakshi Tandon

Tandon: Tight race shaping up for WTA Finals

With only a few events left before the prestigious year-end finals, a host of players will be fighting for the final five spots. Who will come up big?

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Stosur ousted by Lucic-Baroni at Wuhan Open

Mirjana Lucic-Baroni of Croatia beat former U.S. Open champion Samantha Stosur of Australia 6-2, 6-1 on Sunday in the opening round of the Wuhan Open.

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Begu beats Sasnovich to clinch Korea Open title

Top-seeded Irina-Camelia Begu of Romania scored a comfortable 6-3, 6-1 victory over unseeded Aliaksandra Sasnovich of Belarus in the final of the Korea Open on Sunday.

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Davis Cup moves to fifth-set tiebreaker in 2016

The Davis Cup will use fifth-set tiebreakers beginning next year, as the International Tennis Federation approved the change for the men's team competition Friday at its annual meeting.

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Allaster announces resignation as WTA CEO

Stacey Allaster, named one of the most powerful women in sports by Forbes magazine, has resigned as CEO of the Women's Tennis Association, it was announced Tuesday.


Kamakshi Tandon @Kamakshi_Tandon

Djokovic started Beijing by beating Bolleli, who defeated his brother in qualifying. Also won with his brother in first round doubles.

Venus stepping up for Williams family

She's not just stepping up for the Williams family, she's stepping up for the entire tour -- just as she did when she emerged as one of the leading voices for equal prize money at Grand Slams. Peter Bodo: Impressive

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Brad Gilbert @bgtennisnation

Could be interesting test for Rafa playing Popsicle in 2nd of Beijing, to potentially play Rockum Sock who rolled into the quarters