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Nadal and Muguruza named 2017 ITF World Champions

The ITF announced today that Spanish duo Rafael Nadal and Garbine Muguruza have been named the 2017 ITF World Champions. Nadal receives the honour for the third time, while it is the first year Muguruza has been recognised. This is the first time since Americans Pete Sampras and Lindsay Davenport in 1998 that the men’s and women’s ITF World Champions are from the same country.

In their first seasons together, Lukasz Kubot of Poland and Marcelo Melo of Brazil, and Chan Yun-Jan of Chinese Taipei and the recently-retired Martina Hingis of Switzerland are named Doubles World Champions. 

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Tour Level Player Development Program Announces Expansion To Florida

The global high performance tennis program that launched six months ago has announced its expansion to the state of Florida, with two former touring pros now available for on-court coaching for junior, collegiate and pro tennis players.

Southern California certified tennis mental coach and Tour Level Player Development Program (LLC) founder Mark Springett announced that former ATP Tour world No. 18 Vince Spadea will be available in Boca Raton, Fla., on select dates, and former UC-Berkeley All-American Zsuzsi Fodor, the newest member of the Tour Level Player Development team, will be teaching full-time in the Tampa area. 

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Kyrgios, Dimitrov and Zverev headline FAST4 Showdown in Sydney

Three of the world’s electrifying tennis talents, Nick Kyrgios, Grigor Dimitrov and Alexander Zverev will star in the next instalment of FAST4 Tennis with the innovative event returning to Sydney for the fourth consecutive year.

The FAST4 Showdown, which has attracted sell-out crowds each year, will be held for the first time at Ken Rosewall Arena at Sydney Olympic Park Tennis Centre on Monday 8 January 2018 during the Sydney International. 

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Nadal, Halep announced as Top seeds at Australian Open

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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Australian Open wildcards on the line at AO Play-off next week

Thirty-two of Australia’s top tennis stars will battle it out for direct entry to the first Grand Slam of the year at the Australian Open 2018 Play-off, which runs from Monday 11 to Sunday 17 December 2018.

In the men’s field promising 20-year-old and world No.145 Akira Santillan (Qld) is the top ranked player and will face strong competition from the likes of world No.192 Alex Bolt (SA), last year’s winner [277] Omar Jasika (Vic) and young gun [210] Alex de Minaur (NSW) who are all set for a big week at Melbourne Park.

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Bianca Andreescu is 2017 Tennis Canada Female Player of the Year

Tennis Canada announced Tuesday that Bianca Andreescu has been named the 2017 Tennis Canada Female Player of the Year, in addition to receiving the singles player and junior player of the year honours. Rounding out the female high performance awards is Gabriela Dabrowski with the female doubles player recognition for the fifth straight year and Carol Zhao as most improved player.

Andreescu transitioned from the junior circuit this year to become one of the top up-and-coming players of the women’s tour. She captured two Slam titles at the Junior Australian Open and Junior French Open, winning the girls’ doubles trophies alongside fellow Canadian Carson Branstine. Andreescu also made her maiden Fed Cup appearance for Canada. First, she posted a 6-0 record in Americas Group I zonal action en route to receiving the Fed Cup Heart Award. In April, she earned the clinching win over world No. 51 Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakhstan to send Canada to World Group II for 2018.

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Chennai Open finds a new home in Maharashtra

The Chief Minister of Maharashtra Devendra Fadnavis on Wednesday announced Tata as title sponsor of the 1st edition of Maharashtra Open here. The season opening ATP World Tour event in Maharashtra will be played at the Mhalunge Balewadi Stadium in Pune from January 1st to 6th 2018 and will be called as Tata Open Maharashtra 2018. The qualifiers will be played on December 30th & 31st, 2017 while the main draw starts from January 1st, 2018.

“I feel privileged to announce Tata as the title sponsor for Maharashtra Open. The Group has played a stellar role in upliftment of sports in the best of their capacities and their support to this ATP event organised in our state is a matter of great pride for us,” said the Chief Minister of Maharashtra. 

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