Tarpischev considering lawsuit to clear name following "Williams brothers" comment

By Nick Butler at the Fairmont Hotel in Monte Carlo

Shamil Tarpischev is considering filing a lawsuit in the US to clear himself ©Getty ImagesInternational Olympic Committee (IOC) member Shamil Tarpischev is considering filing a lawsuit in the United States to clear his name following his ill-advised comments about Venus and Serena Williams in October.

WTA signs historic $525 million media rights deal

By Paul Osborne

The WTA has signed a historic media rights deal ©Getty ImagesThe Women's Tennis Association (WTA) has signed a historic media rights deal worth £525 million (£334 million/€423 million) over the next 10 years.

International Premier Tennis League will boost tennis in Asia, predicts study

By Nick Butler

Past and present Grand Slam champions Andy Murray and Carlos Moya pose together following a victory of the ITPL opener in Manila ©Getty ImagesTennis's popularity in Asia and the Middle East will be boosted by the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) that started in Manila this weekend, a report has claimed.

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.
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