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Racket Response: Venus to the rescue for U.S. Fed Cup team

Things couldn't have gone worse for Venus Williams in Australia, but she showed her competitive spirit in a dominant Fed Cup weekend.

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Estrella Burgos rallies to defend Ecuador title

Victor Estrella Burgos of the Dominican Republic rallied from a set down to beat Thomaz Bellucci of Brazil 4-6, 7-6 (5), 6-2 on Sunday to retain his title on clay in the Ecuador Open in Quito.

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4dPeter Bodo

Bodo: Will Djoker catch Fed? It's much more possible now

With his 11th Grand Slam title in the books, can Novak Djokovic catch Roger Federer's current all-time record of 17? History and the competition (or lack thereof) are on the Serb's side.

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Social scene: #Kerber wins! #Kerber wins!

From fellow players on the tour to German sports stars, the Twitterverse weighed in on Angelique Kerber's stunning upset of Serena Williams in the Aussie Open final.

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Hingis, Mirza win Australian Open doubles title

Martina Hingis and Sania Mirza beating the Czech pair of Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka 7-6 (1), 6-3 to win the women's doubles title Friday at the Australian Open.

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11dMatt Wilansky

Tennis creates Laver Cup, pits Europe vs. world

The inaugural Laver Cup -- a Ryder Cup-like event that will pit Europe's best players vs. those from the rest of the world -- will take place in 2017.

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Venus, not Serena, to play Fed Cup vs. Poland

Venus Williams and Sloane Stephens will lead the U.S. Fed Cup team against Poland next month with an opportunity to advance back into the competition's top tier in 2017.

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Kyrgios avoids sanction for using phone on court

Nick Kyrgios escaped punishment for answering his phone on court before a mixed doubles match at the Australian Open, because the call was taken before the pre-match meeting.


Kamakshi Tandon @Kamakshi_Tandon

Up two breaks for de Bakker. Funny to get the mental advantage through blowing 10 set points, though he's back to one break. :)

Kamakshi Tandon @Kamakshi_Tandon

Props to de Bakker, who had 10 set points in first set (9 on return, choked the other), for breaking in third game of the second.