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Maria Sharapova retires: Five-time Grand Slam champion 'says goodbye' to tennis at 32




Five-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova is "saying goodbye" to tennis at the age of 32.

In an article written for Vogue and Vanity Fair, Sharapova said her body "had become a distraction" after a struggle with shoulder injuries.

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Rafael Nadal wins damages over doping claim by Roselyne Bachelot

Rafael Nadal is world number one in the men's singles ranking




A Paris court has ordered former French Sports Minister Roselyne Bachelot to pay 12,000 euros (£10,700; $14,000) to tennis star Rafael Nadal over a doping allegation.

Nadal sued her for damages, saying her comments were harmful to his image. He had sought 100,000 euros in damages.

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Roger Federer & Rafael Nadal turn back clock in Australian Open final

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Roger Federer claimed his 18th Grand Slam with his victory over Rafael Nadal



Of course it was going to go to five sets. Of course it was going to make you feel sick for four hours. Of course it was going to go places that no other final and no other players could possibly go.

Before this Australian Open final between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal even began, it felt like the Beatles reforming in 1979 for a one-off gig. When Federer's forehand finished it, deep into the Melbourne night, it was as if they had released a new Revolver too.

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Tennis corruption: Jatuporn Na Lamphun banned for betting offences

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In January the BBC and BuzzFeed reported on widespread suspected match-fixing at the top level of world tennis




Unranked Thai player Jatuporn Nalamphun has received an 18-month ban and a $5,000 (£3,490) fine after being found guilty of betting offences under the Tennis Anti-Corruption Programme.

Na lamphun, 22, admitted to committing three betting offences in 2014.

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