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Following hot on the announcement that Roger Federer's has dropped Paul Annacone, British No 1 Laura Robson has split with her coach, Miles Maclagan, after just four months working together.
Robson has won just three matches in her last four tournaments and is now on the lookout for her third coach of the year.
Bidding for the TV rights to Roland Garros over the next four years, which launched on 10 September, ended last Thursday with disappointing results for the Fédération Française de Tennis, the governing body of tennis in France.
Despite high expectations, the FFT received no bids that met their tender requirements on any of the three proposed lots up for grabs.
A packed audience consisting of clubs, businesses and leading Tennis Industry figures attended the latest TIA UK Forum held at the All England Lawn Tennis Club on Tuesday 8 October to hear guest speakers Mick Desmond and Dan Bloxham talk about the commercial aspects of The Championships, the Road to Wimbledon and the Club's Junior Tennis Initiative.
Around 50 people attended, many of whom took advantage of a guided tour, which gave a view into backstage areas of the Club, the current site construction programme and the Wimbledon Museum.
As expected, Wimbledon champion Andy Murray has pulled out of next month's season-ending Barclays ATP World Tour Finals as he recovers from recent back surgery.
It came as no surprise when the third-ranked Murray said in a statement on the ATP website: "I'm really disappointed not to be playing this year. I love playing in front of my home crowd."
Tommy Hindley, 66, regarded as one of the country's finest sports photographers, died peacefully on Thursday 19 September, after a long illness arising from a brain tumour.
He founded his Professional Sport photo library in 1977 and developed a client list which included the top advertising agencies as well as news outlets, the ITF and Wimbledon.
The 2014 NEC Wheelchair Tennis Masters, the year-end championship for the world's leading singles players, heads Great Britain's largest number of world ranking events ever on the ITF Wheelchair Tennis Tour after the full calendar was published this week by the International Tennis Federation.
Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park will host the NEC Wheelchair Tennis Masters from 2014-2016 and next year the prestigious event will be one of nine world ranking events held in Great Britain, which will cover the full range of tournament grades from Grand Slam to ITF Futures Series, offering a wide variety of international competitive opportunities for British and overseas players.
Leisure chain David Lloyd has been snapped up by a private equity firm for around £750 million amid plans to expand in Europe.
The chain of tennis-based health and fitness clubs has been acquired by TDR Capital, which plans a £50m investment programme.
The ATP has announced two new sponsorship deals ahead of the 2013 Barclays ATP World Tour Finals to be held at The O2 in London from 4-11 November.
Gillette, the world's leading shaving brand, joins the season-ending event as an Official Partner of the tournament, and Segafredo Zanetti, the global Italian coffee brand, has extended its partnership under a new agreement.
In the last quarter of 2013, attention turns towards the Australian Open, the first Grand Slam of 2014, which is set to boost its prize money to AUD$33 million, around £19.1 or $31 million.
It will offer the richest purse in Australian sport after an increase of $7 million over the past two years.
The WTA has also announced the appointment of Ryan Sandilands as the regional CEO, Asia Pacific. Sandilands, who will be based out of a new WTA office in Singapore set to open in January 2014, and will be responsible for driving the WTA's growth strategy throughout Asia‐Pacific, including business development, government relations, marketing, operations and media distribution.