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Davis Cup final may be played at neutral venue

The idea to go to a neutral final venue is among several proposed changes to the Davis Cup, along with fifth-set tiebreakers to prevent marathon matches.

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Gimeno-Traver ousts Troicki in Bucharest

Sixth seed Viktor Troicki was knocked out of the Nastase Tiriac Trophy on Monday, losing to Spain's Daniel Gimeno-Traver on the first day of the tournament.


Pereira 1st Brazilian to get WTA win in 27 years

Brazil's Teliana Pereira won the Claro Open Colsanitas on Sunday to become the WTA Tour's first Brazilian winner in 27 years, beating fifth-seeded Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakhstan 7-6 (2), 6-1.

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Nadal to begin Wimbledon prep at Stuttgart

Rafael Nadal will begin his Wimbledon preparations at the Mercedes Cup in June as the Stuttgart tournament makes the switch from clay to grass courts.

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Wimbledon champ Djokovic wins Laureus Award

Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic won the sportsman of the year prize at the Laureus Sports Awards on Wednesday, while Germany's World Cup-winning squad received the best team award.

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Long, Hall of Famer from Australia, dies at 96

The International Tennis Hall of Fame says that Thelma Coyne Long, an Australian who won 19 Grand Slam titles in singles, doubles or mixed doubles, has died. She was 96.

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Venus out of Fed Cup due to personal matter

Venus Williams has withdrawn from the United States team for this weekend's Fed Cup playoff in Italy because of a personal matter. The USTA says Williams will be replaced by Lauren Davis.



Serena Williams rallied from a set down to win her singles match but couldn't get another victory in the decisive doubles encounter as Italy beat the U.S. in a Fed Cup World Group playoff.