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Say it ain't so, Maria

Maria Sharapova has been banned for two years by the International Tennis Federation for using a prohibited drug.

Until a few days ago, she was the highest female paid athlete in the world, earning up to 19.3 million dollars a year. 116 more words

Nole through the years

I saw Novak Djokovic live for the first time in Indian Wells in 2008. That year he won the Pacific Life Open for the first time (now BNP Paribas Open, 4 titles). 130 more words

Aztecs fall in CIF Individual tennis finals

After three Palm Desert Aztec tennis players qualified for the CIF Southern Section Individual tennis semifinals on Friday, the doubles team of seniors Brad Cummins and Sebastian Gomez and junior singles player Alex Kuperstein all reached Saturday’s finals but lost, finishing as runners-up. 119 more words

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French Open men's preview: History will be made, but by who?

By Leighton Ginn

Will Novak Djokovic become the first player since Rod Laver to win four consecutive majors for a Grand Slam?

Or will Rafael Nadal become the first player to win 10 singles title at a major. 409 more words

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French Open women's preview: Can Azarenka regain her momentum

By Leighton Ginn

More than every, women’s tennis needs a rivalry to hang its hat on, and maybe the Serena Williams and Victoria Azarenka can resume on the highest level. 450 more words

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PD nabs former Aztec Morgan McIntosh to coach girls' tennis

The Palm Desert girls’ tennis coaching job has been a bit of a revolving door in recent years, even as the team just keeps on winning. 517 more words

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Don’t Serve a Fault on Equal Pay

The BNP Paribas Open took place last weekend, and saw Victoria Azarenka serve up a surprise defeat against world number one Serena Williams. But arguably the most surprising action of the weekend was off the court. 1,093 more words

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