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Serena Williams still has time for one final push

Serena Williams has little chance to take back the No. 1 ranking anytime soon, but she can still prove one thing before the year ends: That rumors of her demise have been greatly exaggerated.

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Hibino, Nara win in Tashkent Open first round

Japan's Nao Hibino and Kurumi Nara were among the winners on the first day of main-draw play at the WTA Tashkent Open on Monday as both beat junior players.

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Your guide to the fall tennis season

True, there are no Grand Slam events at stake, but don't be fooled. There is a lot on the line (how about getting back that No. 1 ranking, Serena?) as the tennis season winds down.

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Murray ready to take No. 1 spot (0:47)
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Lepchenko cleared after meldonium positives

Varvara Lepchenko tested positive four times for meldonium, according to the ITF, which cleared her because it was determined she took the substance before its ban went into effect on Jan. 1.

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Niculescu advances to final of Korea Open

Fifth-seeded Monica Niculescu of Romania defeated Zhang Shuai of China 6-0, 6-4 on Saturday to advance to the final of the Korea Open. She will face Lara Arruabarrena of Spain in Sunday's final.

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McHale rallies to claim first WTA singles title

Christina McHale of the United States rallied to beat Katerina Siniakova of the Czech Republic 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 on Sunday to win the Japan Open and claim her first WTA singles title.

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Dodin wins Quebec City for 1st WTA Tour title

French teenager Oceane Dodin captured her first WTA Tour tournament with a 6-4, 6-3 win over Lauren Davis in the final of the Coupe Banque Nationale.

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Kvitova, Sock confirmed to play Hopman Cup

Czechs Petra Kvitova and Adam Pavlasek and Americans Jack Sock and Coco Vandeweghe are the latest players confirmed to compete at the Hopman Cup in January.

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Mystery surrounds Nadal pullout

Conchita Martinez and Feliciano Lopez gave conflicting versions for Nadal's absence from the first singles rubber.

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Hackers reveal WADA data for Biles, Williamses

WADA said a "Russian cyber espionage group" hacked its database and posted confidential medical data about Simone Biles, Serena and Venus Williams and Elena Delle Donne.

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Nadal: 'Sport should be clean and look clean' (3:33)
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Wawrinka talks beating 'good friend' Djokovic (1:50)
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Kerber reflects on long road to US Open crown (1:29)
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See the US Open through these exclusive, first-ever iPhone 7 photos

With a new two-camera system, the camera on the iPhone 7 Plus is billed as being the most advanced in the world of cellphones. We put it to the test at the US Open, exploring the event in a whole new way.

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Wawrinka's emotional championship speech (2:30)

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