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Fetch! Canines play role of 'ball dogs' at London tennis event

LONDON (Reuters) - Hattie, Tina and Melvin played a different kind of game of fetch on Thursday when the canines took to a London court for the opening of the Champions Tennis tournament - working alongside ball boys and girls.

Mauresmo gives up France Davis Cup captaincy to coach Pouille

PARIS (Reuters) - Former world number one Amelie Mauresmo has turned her back on becoming France's new Davis Cup captain, opting instead to work with French player Lucas Pouille.

Serena confirmed for Australian Open return

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Serena Williams will resume her quest for a record-equalling 24th grand slam title at the Australian Open in January after organisers on Wednesday confirmed her entry to the tournament she won for a seventh time on her last appearance in 2017.

Croats dance as Davis Cup victors come home

ZAGREB (Reuters) - Thousands of Croats danced and cheered in Zagreb's central square on Monday as they welcomed their national tennis team back home and celebrated its Davis Cup victory.

Croatia captain Krajan hails his Davis Cup dream team

LILLE, France (Reuters) - Croatia captain Zeljko Krajan hailed his "dream team" after Marin Cilic sealed a second Davis Cup title for the Balkan nation by beating France's Lucas Pouille on Sunday.

Noah launches stinging attack on Davis Cup revamp

LILLE, France (Reuters) - Yannick Noah launched an impassioned attack on the imminent Davis Cup revamp after his third spell as France captain ended in defeat in the final by Croatia on Sunday.

List of Davis Cup champions

LILLE, France (Reuters) - Davis Cup champions and beaten finalists since 1900:

Inspired Cilic seals historic Davis Cup win for Croatia

LILLE, France (Reuters) - Marin Cilic clinched Croatia's second Davis Cup title by crushing France's Lucas Pouille 7-6(3) 6-3 6-3 to give his side a decisive 3-1 lead in an historic final at Lille's Stade Pierre Mauroy on Sunday.

Pouille confirmed for Sunday singles in Davis Cup final

LILLE, France (Reuters) - France captain Yannick Noah made an expected switch to his line-up for the final day of the Davis Cup final on Sunday as he replaced Jeremy Chardy with Lucas Pouille.

France stay alive in Davis Cup final after doubles win

LILLE, France (Reuters) - The Davis Cup is entering a brave new world -- but it is not leaving the old one quietly.

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