Serena Williams heads for defeat against Simona Halep

Shamed Serena Williams suffers biggest loss in 16 years

Williams lost 6-0, 6-2 to Simona Halep in Singapore

Andy Murray

Andy Murray unconvincing in beating Jurgen Melzer at the Valencia Open

Murray beats Jurgen Melzer 6-3 6-3

Andy Murray
Andy Murray

ATP World Tour Finals 2014: Andy Murray edges closer to 02 place with Vienna victory

Scot beats Ferrer in final and then heads straight to next tournament

Serena Williams of the US reacts to a point against Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark during their US Open 2014 women's singles finals match at the USTA Billie Jean King National Center in New York

Serena Williams says 'Williams brothers' comment was case of bullying, sexist and racist

The head of the Russian Tennis Federation has already been sanctioned for his comments

Russian Tennis Federation president Shamil Tarpischev

Russian Tennis Federation president fined for 'Williams brothers' comments

Shamil Tarpischev fined $25000 and banned from women's tour after referring to Serena and Venus Williams as 'the Williams brothers' on TV chat show

Andy Murray of Britain returns the ball to Vasek Pospisil of Canada

Erste Bank Open 2014: Andy Murray into last-eight to keep ATP World Tour Finals hopes alive

The Scot beat Canada’s Vasek Pospisil 6-4, 6-4 in the second round

Wimbledon winner Petra Kvitova learns to live with her celebrity status

Having dealt with this summer’s success better than the 2011 win, Czech now targets world No 1 status, she tells Paul Newman

Federer's victory on Sunday was his fourth title of the year and moves him up to No 2 in the world rankings

Federer says dream season down to staying fit

Federer always believed he could succeed, if he could recover from back problems

Giles Simon (left) and Roger Federer after the match

Phenomenal Roger Federer shows no signs of slowing down just yet

Swiss master's taste for success continues despite age

Roger Federer celebrates after winning the Shanghai Masters
Roger Federe celebrates his 6-4 6-4 win over Novak Djokovic in the Shanghai Masters semi-final

Roger Federer vs Novak Djokovic match report: Federer ends Djokovic's Chinese domination to reach Shanghai Masters final

Federer triumphed 6-4 6-4 to set-up a final against Gilles Simon on Sunday

Novak Djokovic

Shanghai Masters 2014: Novak Djokovic relishing Roger Federer test in quest for third title

The pair meet in Saturday's semi-final

Roger Federer at the Shanghai Masters

Shanghai Masters 2014: Roger Federer sets up Novak Djokovic semi-final

Djokovic beat David Ferrer whilst Federer overcame Julien Benneteau

Andy Murray lost to David Ferrer 2-6 6-1 6-2 in the Shanghai Masters third round

Andy Murray vs David Ferrer match report: Fitness proved, but hopes of reaching ATP World Tour Finals dealt serious blow

Spaniard defeats Murray 2-6 6-1 6-2 to deal British No 1 a major blow in his hunt to return to the top eight in the world rankings

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