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Retired tennis player Bob Hewitt, left, with his wife Delaille Hewitt, right, sit inside ahead of his sentencing at the high court in Pretoria, South Africa, Monday, May 18, 2015.  Hewitt, a former Grand Slam doubles tennis champion, was convicted in South African court of rape and sexual assault decades after the alleged assaults, and sentenced to six years in prison.  (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

Bob Hewitt gets 6 years in prison for rape

- Associated Press

A South African judge sentenced retired doubles tennis champion Bob Hewitt to six years in prison for rape and sexual assault on Monday.

Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates after defeating Andy Murray of Britain in the men's singles final at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

Novak Djokovic wins fifth Australian Open title, denies Andy Murray his first

- Associated Press

Djokovic beat Murray 7-6 (5), 6-7 (4), 6-3, 6-0 in Sunday’s final, relegating the Scotsman to runner-up status for the fourth time in four tries in the Australian Open final. Murray had lost twice previously to Djokovic — in 2011 and 2013 — and to Roger Federer in 2010.

Serena Williams of the U.S. makes a forehand return to Maria Sharapova of Russia during the women's singles final at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

Serena Williams wins sixth Australian Open, 19th major title

- Associated Press

Williams won her 19th Grand Slam title, continued her unbeaten run in six Australian Open finals and extended her decade-long domination of Maria Sharapova with a 6-3, 7-6 (5) victory despite a hacking cough on Saturday night.

Rafael Nadal of Spain wipes the sweat from the face as he plays Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic during their quarterfinal match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

Rafael Nadal loses; Maria Sharapova to play in all-Russian semifinal

- Associated Press

Nadal’s lack of match fitness from nearly six months of injuries and illness finally caught up with the 14-time major champion in his quarterfinal match against Tomas Berdych. He was never much of a factor and lost 6-2, 6-0, 7-6 (5).

Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal leaves the hospital after successfully undergoing an operation to remove his appendix in Barcelona, Spain, Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014.  (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

Rafael Nadal to have stem cell treatment on back

- Associated Press

Several NFL and baseball players have received stem cell treatment. Nadal’s fellow Spaniard Pau Gasol, center of the Chicago Bulls, received stem cell treatment on his knee in 2013.

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Virginia's Thai-Son Kwiatkowski returns a shot during the NCAA men's team tennis championships against Oklahoma, Tuesday, May 19, 2015, Waco, Texas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Virginia takes 2nd NCAA men's team tennis title in 3 years

- Associated Press

Virginia's Mitchell Frank has played the deciding match for a national championship before, and with much more urgency than the Cavaliers faced in pursuit of their second NCAA men's team tennis title.

Kerber and Vinci advance at Nuremberg Cup

Associated Press

Second-seeded Angelique Kerber came from 5-1 down in the second set to beat Klara Koukalova of the Czech Republic 6-1, 7-6 (2) on Tuesday and reach the quarterfinals of the Nuremberg Cup.

Retired tennis player Bob Hewitt walks into the dock before the start of his appeal at the high court in Pretoria, South Africa Tuesday, May 19, 2015. Judge Bert Bam on Monday sentenced Hewitt to eight years in jail for two counts of rape, with two years suspended. He also sentenced Hewitt to two years in prison for a third charge of sexual assault. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

Hewitt still on bail after South African sentence for rape

- Associated Press

A South African judge on Tuesday extended the bail of retired doubles tennis champion Bob Hewitt, who intends to appeal his conviction for raping and sexually assaulting minors in the 1980s and 1990s.

Top-seeded Andrea Petkovic retires injured at Nuremberg Cup

Associated Press

Top-seeded Andrea Petkovic retired with an injury during her opening match at the Nuremberg Cup on Monday, while fellow Germans Angelique Kerber and Sabine Lisicki advanced to the second round at the clay-court tournament.

It's a winner: When tennis and fashion collide in Paris

- Associated Press

Well before Andre Agassi caused a stir with his stone-washed denim shorts at the French Open, the clay courts at Roland Garros were a sporting catwalk for fashion experimentation.

Maria Sharapova, of Russia, returns a backhand to Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain, during the final match of the Italian Open tennis tournament, in Rome, Sunday, May 17, 2015. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

Djokovic beats Federer for Rome title; Sharapova also wins

- Associated Press

Top-ranked Novak Djokovic bolstered his clay-court credentials a week ahead of Roland Garros with a convincing 6-4, 6-3 win over Roger Federer on Sunday to capture his fourth Italian Open title.

In this Monday, May 11, 2015 photo, Dunlap Maxply tennis racquets, bottom, form part of a display that focuses on the development of tennis technology, at the International Tennis Hall of Fame, in Newport, R.I. The International Tennis Hall of Fame is to reopen its museum May 20 after a complete renovation. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Tennis hall uses $3M museum makeover to detail game's impact

- Associated Press

The museum at the International Tennis Hall of Fame is using a $3 million makeover to highlight the game's influence on pop culture and social issues, with snazzy new displays and iconic memorabilia highlighting moments that transcended the sport.