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Switzerland's Roger Federer holds his trophy aloft after defeating Croatia's Marin Cilic during the men's singles final at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)

Roger Federer beats Marin Cilic in Aussie final for 20th major title

- Associated Press

Federer has won more major tennis titles than any man, including a record-equaling six on the court that bears the great Rod Laver’s name at Melbourne Park. This one, following a tension-filled, momentum-swinging 6-2, 6-7 (5), 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 win over Marin Cilic in Sunday’s Australian Open final, was a keeper.

Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki sprays champagne during a photo shoot in the Royal Botanical Gardens in Melbourne, Australia, Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018. Wozniacki defeated Romania's Simona Halep in Saturday's final to win the Australian Open women's singles final.(AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)

Caroline Wozniacki beats Simona Halep, takes her spot at No. 1 in rankings

- Associated Press

Winning the Australian Open final gave Caroline Wozniacki her first major title, and a bonus prize. Wozniacki beat Simona Halep in three sets in the championship match on the weekend, meaning she’ll replace the Romanian player atop the WTA rankings released on Monday.

In this Monday, March 7, 2016, file photo, tennis star Maria Sharapova speakings during a news conference in Los Angeles. Sharapova is being investigated by police in India in a cheating and criminal conspiracy case involving a real estate company who used the tennis star to endorse a luxury housing project that never took off. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

Indian police investigating tennis star Maria Sharapova in housing fraud case

- Associated Press

Maria Sharapova is being investigated by police in India in a cheating and criminal conspiracy case involving a real estate company who used the tennis star to endorse a luxury housing project that never took off.Maria Sharapova is being investigated by police in India in a cheating and criminal conspiracy case involving a real estate company who used the tennis star to endorse a luxury housing project that never took off.

In this Nov. 17, 1996, file photo, Jana Novotna, of the Czech Republic, is all smiles after taking home a $79,000 check from the Advanta Tennis Championship in Villanova, Pa. The WTA says the 1998 Wimbledon champion Jana Novotna of the Czech Republic has died. In a Monday, Nov. 20, 2017, statement, the WTA say Novotna died after battling a cancer on Sunday, Nov. 19. She was 49. (AP Photo/Jim Graham, File)

Jana Novotna, former Wimbledon champion, dies at 49

- Associated Press

Jana Novotna, who won the hearts of the tennis world by sobbing on the shoulder of a member of the British royal family after a tough loss in the Wimbledon final, has died at the age of 49.

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Russian officials look to blame someone for curler's doping

- Associated Press

After confirming that both of Alexander Krushelnitsky's doping samples tested positive for the heart drug meldonium, the officials in charge of the Russian team at the Pyeongchang Olympics sought to blame just about anyone other than the curler himself.

Tennis player Roger Federer faces the media Friday Feb. 16, 2018, in Rotterdam, Netherlands, after becoming ranked as the world number one player.  Federer added another highlight to his age-defying career resurgence Friday, returning to the top of the world rankings for the first time in more than five years and becoming the oldest player to reach the top spot. (AP Photo/Michael C. Corder)

Federer overpowers Dimitrov to win 97th career title

- Associated Press

Roger Federer came to the ABN AMRO World Tournament aiming to secure a return to the top of the world rankings. He achieved that goal Friday. On Sunday, he put an exclamation point on a remarkable week by winning the tournament for good measure.

Federer sets up Rotterdam final against Dimitrov

Associated Press

A day after ensuring his return to the top of the tennis rankings, Roger Federer sealed a place in the final of the ABN AMRO World Tournament by beating Andreas Seppi 6-3, 7-6 (3) on Saturday.

FILE - In this file photo dated Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018, Switzerland's Roger Federer raises his arms after defeating Croatia's Marin Cilic in the men's singles final at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia. The 36-year-old Federer would become the oldest ever world No. 1, when the new rankings are published upcoming Monday Feb. 19, if he beats leading Dutch player Robin Haase in the ABN AMRO world tennis tournament in Rotterdam.(AP Photo/Dita Alangkara, FILE)

Fendrich on Tennis: Federer's belief in self never wavered

- Associated Press

Even after he went more than four years without a Grand Slam title, even after the first operation of his career led to the first prolonged absence of his career, even after a slide down to 17th in the rankings, Roger Federer never wavered.