Tennis

Australian Open increases overall purse to $36.2 million

Australian Open organizers say they will offer 50 million Australian dollars ($36.2 million) in prize money for the 2017 tournament, including $A3.7 million ($2.68 million) each to the men's and women's singles champions.

It is a 14 percent increase in prize money from 2016, and it offers …

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Petra Kvitova could return in 6 months, surgeon says

Petra Kvitova could return to tennis in about six months, the surgeon who operated on the two-time Wimbledon champion's left hand said Wednesday.

"When we talk about [playing tennis], it will take about six months," said surgeon Radek Kebrle of the Hand and Plastic Surgery Institute.

Shortly after the attack …

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