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Serena Williams to play Azarenka in Thailand (Yahoo Sports)
BANGKOK (AP) -- Serena Williams will play Victoria Azarenka in an exhibition match in Thailand next month in a matchup of the world's top two women's players.
Oudin says she has muscle-damaging condition (Yahoo Sports)
Surprise 2009 U.S. Open quarterfinalist Melanie Oudin (oo-DAN) says she has a muscle-damaging condition that may be caused by intense exertion. Oudin has written on her Twitter feed that her ''off season is a little paused at the moment'' because of the ailment, called rhabdomyolysis (rab-doe-my-OL-uh-sis), and she is ''doing everything possible for a speedy'' recovery. Her agent, Sam Duvall, confirms to The Associated Press on Monday that Oudin sent the tweets. At 17, she pulled off a series of upsets, including against Maria Sharapova, to reach the U.S. Open's final eight.
ITF chief calls for understanding in Troicki case (Yahoo Sports)
International Tennis Federation president Francesco Ricci Bitti says critics of Viktor Troicki's doping suspension have misunderstood the decision by the Court of Arbitration for Sport. Troicki's ban for missing a doping test in April was reduced on appeal from 18 months to 12, and CAS said his ''fault was not significant.'' Ricci Bitti told The Associated Press at an Olympic meeting on Saturday the CAS decision doesn't mean Troicki was free of fault. Troicki claimed he was told by the doping officer to write to the ITF explaining he was ill and could not give a blood sample. Troicki's fellow Serb Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal of Spain criticized the doping officer's alleged advice, and the Serbia Tennis Association called the decision ''a major injustice.'' Bitty says critics ''need to read the decision.
Williams earns 5th WTA player of the year award (Yahoo Sports)
Serena Williams has warned the rest of women's tennis there is more to come from her after she was chosen WTA player of the year for the second year running and the fifth time overall. Williams enjoyed one of the greatest seasons in WTA history.
Ex-tennis champ Mulloy celebrates 100th birthday (Yahoo Sports)
MIAMI (AP) -- Gardnar Mulloy, who helped the United States win the Davis Cup three times in the 1940s, is celebrating his 100th birthday.
Maria Sharapova hires Sven Groeneveld as coach (Yahoo Sports)
Maria Sharapova has hired Sven Groeneveld as her coach, three months after splitting from Jimmy Connors following one match.
Serena Williams to headline Brisbane International (Yahoo Sports)
BRISBANE, Australia (AP) -- Top-ranked Serena Williams will defend her title at next month's Brisbane International among a powerful women's field in preparation for the Australian Open.