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Zahlavova Strycova Suspended for Doping

The International Tennis Federation has confirmed that, as reported here before, Barbora Zahlavova Strycova has tested positive for the use of a banned substance. While competing in Luxembourg last October, she was found to have taken sibutramine, a synthetic stimulant … Continue reading

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Fed Cup Preview

Federation Cup, the national team competition in women’s tennis, tends to attract less attention than Davis Cup, the men’s equivalent. There’s no good reason for this, and this weekend’s first-round meetings offer plenty of intriguing matchups in charged atmospheres. Some … Continue reading

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Sightings from the Mountain, Tuesday

Stephens d. Halep, 6-4 6-0 in Hobart This was the first chance I’ve had this year to watch Sloane Stephens, who has been getting a lot of attention as a young talent who has raised her game to a new … Continue reading

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Sightings from the Mountain, Sunday

A. Radwanska d. Wickmayer, 6-4 6-4 in Auckland Agnieszka Radwanska didn’t deploy her full arsenal of guile in this match, but she didn’t have to. Wickmayer put up a good fight, her powerful groundstrokes testing Radwanska’s well-known defensive capabilities and … Continue reading

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