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The Beady Eye singer showed off his backhand – and a closely shaved new haircut – in the Hot Shots area of Melbourne Park

Ana Ivanovic: A model pro but she desperately needs the right man

She was the Grand Slam winner with the world at her feet but has tumbled down the rankings. Now – after trying out seven coaches in five years – she may finally have met her love match. Paul Newman meets Ana Ivanovic

Baltacha edged out in Thailand

The British No 1 Elena Baltacha missed out on a place in the last eight of the Pattaya Open in Thailand yesterday after a 2-6, 6-1, 6-4 defeat by the Chinese sixth seed, Peng Shuai.

Ana Ivanovic a doubt for Australian Open

Former world number one Ana Ivanovic is hopeful she will be fit for the Australian Open despite being forced to pull out of the Hopman Cup on Friday because of a stomach injury.

Baltacha rallies to avoid 6-0, 6-0, but still slides out

When Elena Baltacha lost the first set to Agnieszka Radwanska without winning a game yesterday she recalled the experience here last year of her predecessor as British No 1, Anne Keothavong, who was beaten 6-0, 6-0 by Dinara Safina.

Jankovic’s spirit sees off Serena

Serena Williams failed to reach the final of the Italian Open after Jelena Jankovic saved two match points to win through on a third set tie-break in Rome.

Henin confirms Brisbane comeback

Former world number one Justine Henin will make her return to tennis at the Brisbane International in January.

Wimbledon Babylon: Sex and shenanigans in SW19

From the top talent – not just the top seeds, you understand – to the game's darker side, Susie Mesure offers a snapshot of what's really going on behind the scenes

Roddick quickly finds feet on 'happiest day'

Andy Roddick loves his annual visit to west London. "Coming from clay to grass is one of the happiest days of my year," the world No 6 said at Queen's yesterday after winning his opening match at the Aegon Championships. "I don't have to make a lot of adjustments to my game to play on this surface."

Big occasion proves too much for stricken Safina

Dinara Safina has had to grow used to the jibes from the likes of Serena Williams. Ever since becoming world No 1 earlier this year the Russian has been fielding questions about whether she deserves that status given that she has never won a Grand Slam tournament.

Kuznetsova claims glory in French Open

Svetlana Kuznetsova claimed her second grand slam title after capitalising on a host of errors by Dinara Safina in the all-Russian French Open final.

Kuznetsova sets up Safina showdown

Svetlana Kuznetsova set up an all-Russian French Open final with Dinara Safina by beating Australian doubles specialist Sam Stosur in three sets in today's second semi-final.

Ivanovic advances to 2nd round at French Open

Defending champion Ana Ivanovic struggled on the important points in her opening match at the French Open before beating Sara Errani of Italy 7-6 (3), 6-3 today to reach the second round.

The French Open: Who will take the clay?

Men’s world number one Rafael Nadal is gearing up for another win on the clay at the French Open, which starts on Sunday, hoping to become the first ever player to gain five successive titles since the tournament went international in 1925.

Murray commits to play Queen's Club alongside Nadal and Roddick

Five of the world's top 10 players will compete at the Aegon Championships – formerly the Stella Artois Championships – at Queen's Club, which begins on 8 June.

Ana Ivanovic crashes out in Melbourne

Russian teenager Alisa Kleybanova today knocked out fifth seed Ana Ivanovic to reach the fourth round of the Australian Open.

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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
Missing salvage expert who found $50m of sunken treasure before disappearing, tracked down at last

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Salvage expert Tommy Thompson found sunken treasure worth millions. Then he vanished... until now
Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

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Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

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This week the Assisted Dying Bill is debated in the Lords. Virginia Ironside, who has already made plans for her own self-deliverance, argues that it's time we allowed people a humane, compassionate death
Move over, kale - cabbage is the new rising star

Cabbage is king again

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Paul Scholes column: The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him

Paul Scholes column

The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him
Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

Frank Warren's Ringside

No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans
Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

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Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

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Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee