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'Everybody in Romania loves Ilie' – legendary gymnast defends Nastase

Romania’s legendary gymnast Nadia Comaneci has defended compatriot Ilie Nastase following his outburst during their Fed Cup win over Great Britain. Romania captain Nastase swore at the umpire before abusing Johanna Konta and GB captain Anne Keothavong on Saturday. He was banned from the tie and later handed a provisional ...

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Ilie Nastase repeatedly asked if I was a virgin, says Pam Shriver

Former US Open finalist Pam Shriver claims Romania Fed Cup captain Ilie Nastase – who is banned from his team’s tie against Great Britain – made inappropriate comments to her as a teenage star of the women’s tour. Shriver, 54, said Nastase repeatedly asked her if she was a virgin. ...

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Fed Cup: Johanna Konta beaten by Simona Halep as GB fall behind in Romania

Great Britain trail 2-1 in their Fed Cup World Group II play-off in Romania after Simona Halep beat Johanna Konta in Sunday’s opening match. The hosts were without captain Ilie Nastase after he was banned on Saturday for swearing at the umpire, Konta and her captain Anne Keothavong. Halep seemed ...

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Is Maria Sharapova still a box office draw for sponsors?

Maria Sharapova faces the biggest challenge of her tennis career – namely her return to the sport after a 15-month drugs ban – and it is not just her continued sporting success that is in the spotlight. Off the court, where she makes the bulk of her earnings, the question ...

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Rafael Nadal beats David Goffin to reach Monte Carlo Masters final

Rafael Nadal overcame Belgium’s David Goffin in straight sets to reach the final of the Monte Carlo Masters. The world number seven had to fight back from a break down in the first set but went on to win it 6-4 in controversial circumstances. The chair umpire, Cedric Mourier, examined ...

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Watch: Five of the best shots in Konta's victory

Watch five of the best shots as Great Britain’s Johanna Konta beats Romania’s Sorana Cirstea 6-2 6-3 to level their Fed Cup tie at 1-1. Konta recovered from leaving the court in tears after the hosts’ captain Ilie Nastase was sent off and play was halted for about 25 minutes. ...

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Sharapova's agent criticises 'journeyman' rivals

Maria Sharapova’s agent has accused “journeyman” rivals of trying to prevent the Russian playing at next month’s French Open because it is their “last chance to win a Slam”. Sharapova, 30, is set to return from a 15-month doping ban at the Porsche Grand Prix in Stuttgart on Wednesday. Her ...

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Fed Cup: Heather Watson beaten by Simona Halep in opener

Great Britain went 1-0 down in their Fed Cup World Group II play-off in Romania after Heather Watson lost 6-4 6-1 to Simona Halep. World number five Halep increased her intensity at 4-4 and broke Watson to love before serving out to take the opening set for the hosts. Watson, ...

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Nastase heard making derogatory comment over Williams' pregnancy

Romania’s Fed Cup captain, the former world number one and Grand Slam champion Ilie Nastase, has been heard making a derogatory comment about Serena Williams’ unborn child. As Romanian player Simona Halep was answering a question in English about Williams’ pregnancy at Friday’s Fed Cup draw in Constanta, the 70-year-old ...

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