Tennis

MELBOURNE, Australia — Former Australian Open champion Stan Wawrinka says he’s ready for this year’s tournament, which begins next Monday, after being sidelined from competitive tennis for six months. Wawrinka hasn’t played since Wimbledon. He had left knee surgery in August, which forced him to miss the US Open, at which he was the defending
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Two-time champion Victoria Azarenka has withdrawn from the Australian Open, tournament officials announced Sunday. Azarenka is involved in a custody dispute with her former partner over their son, Leo. She has said she is not allowed to leave California until the issue is resolved. She had earlier withdrawn from the US Open because of the
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SAO PAULO — Brazilian tennis player Thomaz Bellucci has been given a five-month suspension for doping. The 30-year-old Bellucci, who reached a career high of No. 21 in the rankings in 2010, said Thursday that a sample he provided last July at the Swedish Open at Bastad tested positive for the diuretic hydrochlorothiazide, which can
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