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Head-to-head: Djokovic vs. Murray


September 10th, 2012 - 12:20 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 10 (IANS) The US Open men's singles final between Novak Djokovic of Serbia and Andy Murray of Britain's makes for an exciting clash at the Flushing ... Read more...

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We brought out our best game: Paes


September 8th, 2012 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 8 (IANS) India's tennis star Leander Paes said that he and his Czech partner brought their 'A' game against the Bryan brothers in the US Open men's ... Read more...

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Sharapova happy with 2012


September 8th, 2012 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Maria Sharapova has announced she is "pretty happy" with her Grand Slam-winning season which she entered with apprehension due to a niggling ankle ... Read more...

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US Open: Azarenka, Williams showdown for women’s title


September 8th, 2012 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 8 (IANS) Top-seeded Victoria Azarenka of Belarus overcame a lacklustre opening set to beat third-seeded former champion Maria Sharapova of Russia 3-6, 6-2, 6-4, setting up ... Read more...

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US Open: Djokovic to face Ferrer in semis


September 7th, 2012 - 1:31 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 7 (IANS) Defending champion Novak Jokovic survived a three hour thriller to set-up a semi-final clash with David Ferrer in the men's singles of the US ... Read more...

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US Open: Paes-Stepanek set-up final clash with Bryan brothers (Lead)


September 7th, 2012 - 1:28 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 7 (IANS) India's ace tennis player Leander Paes and his Czech partner Radek Stepanek set-up a final date with second seeded American twins Mike and Bob Bryan ... Read more...

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US Open: Paes-Stepanek face Bryan brothers in final


September 7th, 2012 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 7 (IANS) India's ace tennis player Leander Paes and his Czech partner Radek Stepanek cruised into the final of US Open men's doubles after Spaniards Marcel Granollers ... Read more...

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US Open: Azarenka overcomes Stosur to reach semis (Lead)


September 5th, 2012 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 5 (IANS) World No.1 Victoria Azarenka advanced to the US Open semifinals for the first time with a 6-1, 4-6, 7-6(5) victory over seventh-seeded defending champion ... Read more...

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US Open: Rain postpones most matches


September 5th, 2012 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 5 (IANS) Frequent rains postponed most matches of the US Open here at the Flushing Meadows.The remnants of Hurricane Isaac dumped rain here a couple of ... Read more...

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US Open: Tsonga stunned by Slovak Klizan


August 31st, 2012 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Aug 31 (IANS) Martin Klizan of Slovakia caused an upset at the US Open tennis tournament with a four-set victory over fifth seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France.Tsonga ... Read more...

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Li Na, Stosur ease into US Open second round


August 28th, 2012 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
Flushing Meadows (New York), Aug 28 (IANS) Chinese ninth seed Li Na and defending champion Samantha Stosur reached the US Open tennis second round Monday with easy victories.Li, the ... Read more...

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Australian Squash Open concluded


August 19th, 2012 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
Canberra, Aug 19 (IANS) After seven days of intense competition, the 2012 HI-TEC Australian Squash Open concluded at the Canberra Royal Theatre Sunday.In the women's final, defending champion Nicol David ... Read more...

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Dipika loses in semis of Australian Open squash


August 18th, 2012 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
Canberra, Aug 18 (IANS) After becoming the first Indian to reach the semi-final of a Gold Series event, Dipika Pallikal lost out to England's World No.4 Laura Massaro in five ... Read more...

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Dipika reaches Gold Series semis, creates history


August 17th, 2012 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Canberra, Aug 17 (IANS) India's Dipika Pallikal recorded a straight sets win over American Amanda Sobhy at the Australian Squash Open to become the first Indian to enter the semifinals ... Read more...

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Squash: Dipika shocks Serme to enter last 8


August 16th, 2012 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
Canberra, Aug 16 (IANS) Dipika Pallikal, the 20-year-old from Chennai, entered the quarterfinals of the Australian Open squash tournament by defeating sixth seed Camille Serme 3-11, 11-9, 11-9, 11-6, here ... Read more...

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Bopanna gains a place in doubles rankings, Bhupathi drops one


July 23rd, 2012 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Indian tennis player Rohan Bopanna gained a place in the ATP World Tour doubles rankings to go up to 13th with 4,540 points.The Bangalore ... Read more...

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Paes, Vesnina go down fighting in Wimbledon final


July 9th, 2012 - 3:35 am ICT by IANS
London, July 9 (IANS) Leander Paes and Elena Vesnina went down fighting to second seeds Mike Bryan and Lisa Raymond in the Wimbledon mixed doubles final here Sunday.The Indo-Russian pair ... Read more...

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List of Roger Federer’s Grand Slam titles


July 9th, 2012 - 1:11 am ICT by IANS
Following is the list of Roger Federers 17 Grand Slam tennis titles:Year Championship Opponent2003 Wimbledon Mark Philippoussis 7-6 (7-5), 6-2, 7-6(7-3)2004 Australian ... Read more...

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Federer beats Murray for 7th Wimbledon title (Lead)


July 9th, 2012 - 12:39 am ICT by IANS
London, July 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Roger Federer came back from a set down to record a 4-6, 7-5, 6-3, 6-4 victory over Andy Murray Sunday for his seventh Wimbledon ... Read more...

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Paes-Stepanek, Bhupathi-Bopanna knocked out of Wimbledon


July 4th, 2012 - 12:27 am ICT by IANS
London, July 3 (IANS) India's Leander Paes and his Czech partner Radek Stepanek along with the Indian pair of Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna crashed out of the men's ... Read more...

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Point to prove for Indian stars at Wimbledon


June 24th, 2012 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 24 (IANS) The bickering trio of Leander Paes, Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna will have a point to prove when the Wimbledon Championships start here Monday.Seeded fourth, ... Read more...

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Paes to partner Bhupathi at London Olympics (Lead)


June 15th, 2012 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 15 (IANS) Putting an end to a long-running and contentious issue, the five-member selection committee of the All India Tennis Association Friday named Leander Paes and Mahesh ... Read more...

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Tricky issues confront tennis selectors


June 14th, 2012 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 14 (IANS) Individual whims, backroom intrigue and politics are likely to dictate the selection of the Indian tennis contingent for the London Olympics as the All India ... Read more...

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Win at French Open shows ny determination: Sharapova


June 10th, 2012 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, June 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) World No.1 Maria Sharapova believes that winning the French Open is testament to her own strength of character.By defeating Sara Errani 6-3, 6-2 in ... Read more...

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Putin congratulates Sharapova on French Open victory


June 10th, 2012 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 10 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin has congratulated Maria Sharapova on her winning the French Open tournament.In his telegram message, Putin praised the Russian-born tennis player for ... Read more...

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Sharapova wins French Open, completes career Grand Slam (Lead)


June 9th, 2012 - 10:30 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, June 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian World No.1 Maria Sharapova became only the 10th female tennis player to complete a career Grand Slam as she swept aside Italy's Sara ... Read more...

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Djokovic: Taking on Nadal in French Open final is ultimate challenge


June 9th, 2012 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, June 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) World No.1 Novak Djokovic has said taking on Rafael Nadal in the French Open tennis tournament final will be the "ultimate challenge" for him.Serbian ... Read more...

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Nadal, Djokovic eyeing history in French Open final (Lead)


June 9th, 2012 - 1:28 am ICT by IANS
Paris, June 8 (IANS) World No.1 Noval Djokovic crushed Roger Federer in the French Open semi-final here Friday to set-up a title clash with title holder and six-time champion ... Read more...

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Errani-Vinci win French Open women’s doubles final


June 9th, 2012 - 12:47 am ICT by IANS
Paris, June 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Italian pair of Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci have won the women's doubles at the French Open after defeating Russia's Maria Kirilenko and ... Read more...

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Sania-Bhupathi claim maiden French Open crown (Lead)


June 8th, 2012 - 2:29 am ICT by IANS
Paris, June 8 (IANS) India's Sania Mirza and Mahesh Bhupathi captured their second mixed doubles Grand Slam title beating Klaudia Jans-Ignacik and Santiago Gonzalez 7-6, 6-1 in the French Open ... Read more...

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Sharapova beats Kvitova to enter French Open final (Lead)


June 8th, 2012 - 12:50 am ICT by IANS
Paris, June 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Maria Sharapova reached her first French Open final Thursday after a comfortable straight-sets win over world No. 4 Petra Kvitova. The Russian will ... Read more...

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French Open: World No.1 Azarenka crashes out


June 3rd, 2012 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, June 3 (IANS/Ria Novosti) World No 1 Victoria Azarenka has joined the growing number of top players to crash out of the French Open tennis after a straight-sets defeat ... Read more...

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Azarenka eases into 3rd round at French Open


May 31st, 2012 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, May 31 (IANS) Top seed Victoria Azarenka of Belarus put on an inspiring performance to reach the third round of the French Open with a 6-1, 6-1 win over ... Read more...

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Paes-Vesnina, Bhupathi-Sania in mixed doubles 2nd round


May 31st, 2012 - 1:49 am ICT by IANS
Paris, May 31 (IANS) India's Leander Paes and his Russian partner Elena Vesnina and two other Indians Mahesh Bhupathi and Sania Mirza are through to the second round of ... Read more...

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AITA confident of getting Sania to play in Olympics


May 30th, 2012 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) All India Tennis Association (AITA) secretary-general Anil Khanna is confident that a way could be found for Sania Mirza to play at the London ... Read more...

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