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The world’s top 100 men and 98 women are confirmed for Australian Open 2018. Reigning champion Serena Williams (USA) is anticipated to return after giving birth to her first child in September. She also has an eye on the record books as she begins her campaign for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam singles and seventh Australian Open title.

New world No.1 Simona Halep (ROU) and sixteen-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal will be top seeds in Melbourne.

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Roger Federer clinched his 94th career title and his second in Shanghai powering his way past world no.1 Rafael Nadal 6-4, 6-3 to win the Shanghai Rolex Masters on Sunday.

Despite having had to battle harder in his semi-final victory over Juan Martin del Potro, Federer started brightly and broke Nadal's serve in the opening game of the match. From there on out, the set with serve, though Nadal had to work harder to hold his delivery. Federer in contrast was largely untroubled on his serve and closed out the opening set with an ace, 6-4.

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Defending champion Andy Murray and 10-time French Open winner Rafael Nadal both moved to the third at Wimbledon with a straight-sets wins on Wednesday.

World No 1 Murray took only an hour and 36 minutes to beat Germany's Dustin Brown 6-3, 6-2, 6-2 while Nadal, who from 2012 to 2015 was defeated by players ranked respectively by No 100, No 135, No 144 and No 102, beat American Donald Young 6-4, 6-2, 7-5 to reach the last 32 for merely the second time since he was runner-up to Novak Djokovic here in 2011.

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Spaniard Rafael Nadal became the first tennis player to win 10 titles in any Grand Slam tournament in the Open Era as he outclassed Stanislas Wawrinka in the French Open final on Sunday.

Fourth seeded Nadal registered a 6-2, 6-3, 6-1 victory in two hours and five minutes over the Swiss third seed in the men's singles final. With this win, the Spaniard took sole possession of second place on the all-time list for most Grand Slam titles won with his 15th trophy of career.

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Spanish superstar Rafael Nadal and Swiss veteran Stan Wawrinka won their respective semi-finals in contrasting fashion to enter the Men's Singles Final at the French Open.

Nadal rode on his unstoppable run in his quest for his 10th success at Roland Garros as he beat promising Austrian star Dominic Thiem in straight sets in the semi-finals. Wawrinka had to work considerably harder for the other final spot, edging out top seed Sir Andy Murray in a five-set thriller.

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Austrian tennis player Dominic Thiem upset defending champion Novak Djokovic of Serbia at the French Open, advancing to the semi-finals where he will face Rafael Nadal. Nadal progressed after fellow Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta retired with an injury on Wednesday.

Seeded sixth in the tournament, 23-year-old Thiem won 7-6 (5), 6-3, 6-0 against Djokovic in two hours and 15 minutes.

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Defending champion Novak Djokovic has defeated Joao Sousa of Portugal in straight sets to enter the third round of the French Open tennis tournament. The second seeded Serbian defeated Sousa 6-1, 6-4, 6-3 in 2 hours and 7 minutes here on Wednesday evening.

"Generally I feel better than the first round, so that's exactly what I wanted," the world No. 2 said after the match.

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