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Elena Baltacha of Great Britain hits a forehand during the Ladies Singles match against Flavia Pennetta of Italy on day one at Wimbledon

Former British No 1 Elena Baltacha announces retirement

The 30-year-old Scot reached a career-high ranking of 49

Heather Watson adds to losing streak in Luxembourg Open

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Judy Murray will take Great Britain to Budapest in February

Hungary hosts Fed Cup ties

Judy Murray will take Great Britain to Budapest in February to begin their latest attempt to climb the Fed Cup ladder.

LTA announce new chief executive

Mike Downey joins from Tennis Canada

Laura Robson of Great Britain shakes hands with Ayumi Morita

Toray Pan Pacific Open: Laura Robson loses at first hurdle in Tokyo

Ayumi Morita beat the British number one in straight sets

Laura Robson eases past Jovana Jaksic at Guangzhou Open

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Guangzhou Open: Laura Robson wins as bid to repeat final appearance remains on

The British number one beat Jovana Jaksic 6-2 6-4

Victoria Azarenka

US Open 2013: Victoria Azarenka to take on Flavia Pennetta in last four

Azarenka beat Daniela Hantuchova 6-2 6-3 to reach semi-final

Flushing Meadows

US Open 2013: Order of play for Friday 30 August

Order of play for Friday 30th August, all times local (-5hrs BST):

US Open 2013: Andy Murray set for Leonardo Mayer test

Scot hoping to advance to third round

Flushing Meadows

US Open 2013: Order of play on day three

Andy Murray begins defence of his crown

Heather Watson during her first round defeat to Simona Halep

US Open 2013: Heather Watson puts up a good fight before succumbing to Simona Halep

21-year-old Briton falls at the first hurdle after Romanian battles back

Flushing Meadows

US Open 2013: Order of play on day two at Flushing Meadows

Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer among those in action

Andy Murray defends his US Open title next week fuelled by a balanced diet with energy drinks and workouts

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