Broady loses to Parmentier in Poland

British number three Naomi Broady lost 6-4 7-5 to Pauline Parmentier in the second round of the Katowice Open. Broady, ranked 78 in the world, failed to take either of her two break points as Parmentier, 30, took the first set. The Briton, 26, fought hard but was broken when serving to stay in the

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Venus beaten by unseeded Putintseva

Former world number one Venus Williams’ attempt to win her 50th WTA title at the Volvo Car Open ended when she lost to Kazakhstan’s Yulia Putintseva. The 35-year-old American lost 7-6 (7-5) 2-6 6-4 in the last 16 in Charleston. Putintseva’s victory over the third seed, who is seventh on the WTA’s all-time wins list,

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Life on the road – Kvitova's diary

25 February 2015 Last updated at 06:51 Petra Kvitova won her second Wimbledon title last summer and ended 2014 with Fed Cup victory as part of the Czech Republic team. The world number four will give monthly updates throughout 2015 in an exclusive column for BBC Sport, which continues from the Qatar Open in Doha.

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Murray makes winning start in Dubai

Murray moved up to third in the world rankings this week, overtaking Rafael Nadal 24 February 2015 Last updated at 14:18 Britain’s Andy Murray began his Dubai Championships campaign with a 6-4 7-5 win over Luxembourg’s Gilles Muller. The Scot, 27, came through in one hour and 45 minutes and will play Joao Sousa in

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Murray brothers in GB Davis Cup team

It is four years since both Murray brothers were named in the Davis Cup team 24 February 2015 Last updated at 10:09 Andy Murray could team up with his brother Jamie in the doubles after both were named in Great Britain’s Davis Cup team to face the United States. The tie takes place in Glasgow

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Murray up to third in world rankings

Andy Murray was last as high as third in the rankings in September 2013 23 February 2015 Last updated at 11:15 Andy Murray has swapped places with Rafael Nadal to move to third in the ATP world rankings. The Scot, 27, climbed to his highest ranking since occupying second place after beating Serbia’s Novak Djokovic

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Ferrer beats Fognini to win Rio Open

David Ferrer won his 23rd ATP World Tour crown, defeating Italy’s Fabio Fognini 6-2 6-3 23 February 2015 Last updated at 00:08 David Ferrer recorded a 6-2 6-3 victory over Fabio Fognini to secure his first Rio Open title on Sunday. World number 28 Fognini reached the final after ending Rafael Nadal’s 52-match winning streak

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Ward joins Murray in Dubai main draw

22 February 2015 Last updated at 15:39 British number two James Ward came through the final round of qualifying to join Andy Murray in the main draw at the Dubai Championships. Ward, ranked 106th, beat Romania’s Marius Copil 6-7 (3-7) 6-4 6-4 to reach the first-round proper, where he will play Spain’s Feliciano Lopez. Murray

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Nadal suffers shock Rio Open defeat

World number three Nadal was beaten in the quarter-finals at the Australian Open 22 February 2015 Last updated at 07:01 Rafael Nadal was beaten by Fabio Fognini at the Rio Open as he lost his first semi-final on clay for 12 years. Reigning champion Nadal, 28, started strongly but was beaten 1-6 6-2 7-5 in

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Nadal reaches Rio Open semi-finals

Title holder Rafael Nadal dropped a set for the first time in the tournament 21 February 2015 Last updated at 08:41 Top seed Rafael Nadal survived a scare to book his place in the semi-finals of the Rio Open by beating Pablo Cuevas. The 14-time Grand Slam winner lost the first set 6-4 against his

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