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Tennis: Fed Cup semifinalists determined

London – Feb 12, 2013: The semifinal line-up has been decided in the Fed Cup by BNP Paribas World Group with Russia set to face Slovak Republic at home whilst holders Czech Republic face a road trip to Italy in the other half of the draw. The Czech team was already 2-0

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Wheelchair tennis star Vergeer announces her retirement

London – GBR, Feb 12, 2013: Esther Vergeer has today announced her retirement from wheelchair tennis bringing an end to the most illustrious career the sport has ever seen. The 31-year-old Dutch star, who celebrated ten years without a defeat on the international wheelchair tennis circuit on 30 January, has been the

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ITF revises Fed Cup dead rubber policy

London, Feb 07, 2013: The ITF announced today that it has revised the dead rubber policy for all Fed Cup ties, starting with this weekend’s Fed Cup by BNP Paribas World Group and World Group II first round ties on 9-10 February. The new policy states that if a tie is decided

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Esther Vergeer celebrates 10 years unbeaten

London, Jan 30, 2013: Dutch wheelchair tennis star Esther Vergeer is celebrating ten years without a defeat on the international wheelchair tennis circuit today. Vergeer, 31 years old from Woerden, has won 470 consecutive matches since she was defeated by Australian Daniele di Toro in Sydney on 30 January 2003. Vergeer is

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Davis Cup Commitment Awards presented

London, Jan 29, 2013: The ITF, through its National Associations, will present further Davis Cup Commitment Awards during this weekend’s 2013 Davis Cup by BNP Paribas first round ties on Saturday 2 February. This new award was conceived as part of the ITF’s 2013 Centenary celebrations, and will be presented to Davis

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2013 Davis Cup and Fed Cup media guides

London, Jan 28, 2013: The ITF today launched digital editions of its 2013 Davis Cup by BNP Paribas and Fed Cup by BNP Paribas media guides. The publications – which are smartphone and tablet-friendly – will be updated after each round of the competitions to provide the most accurate and up-to-date information

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Australian Open; Djokovic creates history with Australian triple

Melbourne – Australia, Jan 27, 2013: Novak Djokovic has done what no man in the Open Era has ever been able to accomplish – he has won three Australian Open titles in a row with a pulsating victory over Andy Murray in Sunday night’s men’s singles final at Melbourne Park. The Serbian

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Experience sees Lottner and Kontaveit into third round

Melbourne – Australia, Jan 22, 2013: When you’re trying to make the transition to the seniors it can be difficult to come back into the junior ranks but Germany’s Antonia Lottner and Estonia’s Anett Kontaveit are doing a good job so far at the Australian Open. On Monday, the pair booked their

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Antalya to host BNP Paribas World Team Cup

London – GBR, Jan 15, 2013: The ITF announced that the 2013 BNP Paribas World Team Cup, the ITF’s flagship wheelchair tennis team event, will be held in Antalya, Turkey. The event will be staged on the clay courts of the Club Ali Bey Manavgat on the Turkish Riviera on 20-26 May.

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Statement from ITF President Francesco Ricci Bitti

London – GBR, Jan 15, 2013: Everyone in the ITF family is saddened to learn that Brad Drewett will step down from his position as ATP Chairman following his diagnosis with ALS. Some of us at the ITF have known Brad since he was a player; many others have known him in