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Caroline Wozniacki exclusive interview: ‘I want to inspire other rheumatoid arthritis sufferers’

It was as the lights were dimming on the 2018 season in Singapore that Caroline Wozniacki finally revealed the secret which had plagued her campaign.

Not wanting to give her opponents an edge or show weakness, the world No. 3 had refused to disclose that she had been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritisuntil her final match of the year at the WTA Finals last October…………………..Read More

Return to sender: Federer looking forward to Serena’s serve

PERTH, Australia (AP) — Roger Federer’s wish is about to be granted – he’s getting the chance to return Serena Williams’ powerful serve.

The famously unflappable Swiss acknowledges being excited about the prospect of taking on his fellow tennis great on Tuesday in a Hopman Cup mixed doubles match between Switzerland and the United States……………….Read More

Australian Open to have 10-point tiebreakers in deciding set

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Australian Open in January will play a 10-point tiebreaker in deciding sets, joining Wimbledon and the U.S. Open in using tiebreakers to avoid long matches.

The tournament said on Friday the decision, reported widely a month ago but denied by Australian Open officials, came after consultation with current and former players and tennis officials. Temperatures often soar to 37 degrees (around 100 F) and beyond during the tournament………………Read More

Wimbledon set to expand after golf agrees to sell

LONDON (Reuters) – Wimbledon’s plans to expand the size of its grounds took a step forward on Thursday when members of a local golf club voted to sell their land to the Grand Slam tournament’s organizers.

The All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) had made a 63.75 million pounds ($80.68 million) offer, according to British media reports, to buy out early the lease of the adjacent Wimbledon Park Golf Club……………….Read More