Tennis

Russian IOC member contacted by Ethics Commission after Williams insult

By Nick Butler in Lausanne

Shamil Tarpischev has been contacted by the IOC Ethics Commission following his comments ©Getty ImagesRussia's Shamil Tarpischev has been contacted by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Ethics Commission following derogatory remarks he made about tennis sisters Serena and Venus Williams.

Navratilova hits out at ITF over "deafening silence" on Tarpischev Williams insult

By Gary Anderson

Martina Navratilova has criticised the ITF for its silence over deragtory remarks about the Williams sister made by Russian tennis chief Shamil Tarpischev ©Getty ImagesMartina Navratilova has accused the International Tennis Federation of "deafening silence" over the row that has erupted following alleged sexist and insulting remarks made by Russia's International Olympic Committee (IOC) member Shamil Tarpischev about the Williams sisters.

Exclusive: IOC to contact Tarpischev after Williams condemns his comments as "sexist" and "racist"

By Duncan Mackay

Serena Williams has claimed Shamil Tarpischev is "sexist" and "racist" following comments she made about him ©Getty ImagesShamil Tarpischev is to be asked by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for his position after Serena Williams today accused him of being "sexist" and "racist" following remarks he made about her and sister Venus.

IOC member Shamil Tarpischev fined and banned by WTA Tour for insulting Williams sisters

By Duncan Mackay

IOC member and Russian Tennis Federation President Shamil Tarpischev has been finded $25,000 and banned for a year by the WTA Tour following comments he made about the Williams sisters ©Getty ImagesRussia's International Olympic Committee (IOC) member Shamil Tarpischev has been fined $25,000 (£15,500/€20,000) by the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) Tour and suspended for a year for allegedly making sexist and insulting remarks about the Williams sisters during a television interview.

CAS upholds Olaso's five-year tennis ban for match fixing

By Daniel Etchells

The Court of Arbitration for Sport has confirmed that Guillermo Olaso's punishment will stand ©Getty ImagesSpanish tennis player Guillermo Olaso's appeal against a five-year ban for match fixing has been rejected by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), it was announced today. 

Champion Li Na in tears as she explains reason for retirement from tennis

By Zjan Shirinian

Li Na was in tears as she spoke about her retirement ©AFP/Getty ImagesTwo-time Grand Slam champion Li Na broke down in tears today as she explained why she was left with no choice but to quit tennis.

Murray vows to stay loyal to Great Britain after online abuse over Scottish independence tweet

By Daniel Etchells

Andy Murray holds aloft a Great Britain flag after winning the mens singles gold medal at London 2012 ©Getty ImagesOlympic gold medallist Andy Murray has vowed to carry on playing for Great Britain despite sparking an angry backlash after declaring support for Scottish independence.

Murray reveals he's a "Yes" man for Scottish Independence

By Daniel Etchells

Andy Murray has confirmed his allegiance to the "Yes" campaign in the Scottish independence vote ©Getty ImagesOlympic gold medallist and former Wimbledon champion Andy Murray has shown his support for Scottish independence after posting a tweet condemning the negativity of the "No" campaign.

Čilić dominates Nishikori to secure US Open title

By Paul Osborne

Marin Čilić has secured the US Open title with victory over Kei Nishikori ©Getty ImagesMarin Čilić produced a stunning performance at Flushing Meadows in New York City to brush aside Japan's Kei Nishikori and secure the US Open title.
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