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WTA chief Steve Simon defends Maria Sharapova wildcards

Sharapova is a three-time winner of the Stuttgart title



Maria Sharapova's wildcard entry into the Stuttgart Open has been defended by WTA chief Steve Simon, who said it is in keeping with how former dopers are treated in other sports.

The 30-year-old Russian's 15-month ban for using meldonium ends on Wednesday when she plays in the first round.

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Novak Djokovic loses to David Goffin at Monte Carlo Masters

David Goffin leads the ATP World Tour for most match wins (23) in 2017



Novak Djokovic's comeback from injury was cut short at the Monte Carlo Masters as Belgium's David Goffin earned the biggest win of his career.

World number two Djokovic, playing his second match following an elbow injury, lost 6-2 3-6 7-5 in the quarter-final.

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Serena Williams: World number two's pregnancy is confirmed

Serena Williams beat her sister Venus in the final to win the Australian Open in January



Serena Williams, the most successful female player of the Open era, is pregnant - just 12 weeks after winning her record 23rd Grand Slam.

The American, 35, is due to give birth in the autumn, says her representative.

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Monte Carlo Masters: Novak Djokovic wins on return to tour against Gilles Simon

Novak Djokovic saved just one of seven break points against Gilles Simon



World number two Novak Djokovic won on his return to the tour as he beat France's Gilles Simon in his opening match of the Monte Carlo Masters.

The Serb, playing his first clay match of the year after recovering from an elbow injury, won 6-3 3-6 7-5.

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Andy Murray & Novak Djokovic ready to return from injury in Monte Carlo

Murray (right) and team have been practising in Monte Carlo for the past week



Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic will return to the tour at the Monte Carlo Masters this week after recovering from elbow injuries.

World number one Murray last played in Indian Wells on 12 March, and will resume against Gilles Muller or Tommy Robredo on Wednesday.

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