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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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U.S. Open: Robson ousts Li Na


September 1st, 2012 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 1 (IANS) British teen Laura Robson stunned Chinese ninth seed Li Na at the US Open here at the Flushing Meadows to book a fourth round ... Read more...

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Olympic tennis: Federer plays Murray in repeat of Wimbledon final (Lead)


August 4th, 2012 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 4 (IANS) Swiss World No.1 Roger Federer has survived a marathon semifinal in his quest to win a singles gold medal at the London Olympics tennis tournament ... Read more...

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Olympics: Bhupathi-Bopanna seeded seventh, Federer top seed


July 26th, 2012 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 26 (IANS) India's men's doubles pair of Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna has been seeded seventh while Swiss Roger Federer, who reclaimed the top spot after winning ... 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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Australian Open: Stosur stunned; Djokovic, Sharapova advance


January 17th, 2012 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Jan 17 (IANS) Reigning US Open champion Samantha Stosur became the first big casualty in the Australian Open tennis tournament here after losing 6-7, 3-6 to Romanian Sorana ... Read more...

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Vidya Pillai extends reign as national snooker champion


July 25th, 2011 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 25 (IANS) Tamil Nadu's Vidya Pillai extended her reign as the ladies National snooker champion with a comfortable 3-1 win against the inexperienced Arantxa Sanchis of Maharashtra in ... Read more...

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Davis Cup: India have a tough battle against Serbia


March 3rd, 2011 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
Novi Sad, March 3 (IANS) Birthday boy Rohan Bopanna will have to play out of his skin to give India a winning start against Serb Viktor Troicki in ... Read more...

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Serena Williams Flaunts Her Svelte Figure In Miami


October 6th, 2010 - 8:41 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez The American professional tennis player Serena Williams was spotted by the shutterbugs last Monday and wowed the onlookers by showing off her curvaceous body. The No.1 player in singles ... Read more...

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Berdych beats Djokovic, reaches Wimbledon final


July 2nd, 2010 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 2 (DPA) Tomas Berdych overpowered Novak Djokovic 6-3, 7-6 (11-9), 6-3 Friday to book a place in the Wimbledon final against either Rafael Nadal or Andy Murray. Czech Berdych, who ... Read more...

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Serena Williams stays on top of WTA rankings


February 8th, 2010 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, Feb 8 (DPA) Australian Open champion Serena Williams stayed on top in the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) rankings published Monday. Williams tops the list with 9,195 points ahead of Russian Dinara ... Read more...

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Federer stays clear in unchanged top ten ATP rankings


February 8th, 2010 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, Feb 8 (DPA) Australian Open champion Roger Federer tops the men's rankings released by the Association of Tennis Professional (ATP) Monday. There were no changes in the top ten as most ... Read more...

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Federer blasts Tsonga to storm into Australian Open final


January 29th, 2010 - 6:56 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 29(ANI): Roger Federer on Friday imperiously brushed off World No. 10 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-2, 6-3, 6-2 in a near-flawless display at the Australian Open, to inch a step closer ... Read more...

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Agassi recalls his love for the Australian Open


January 29th, 2010 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan.29 (ANI): Four-time Australian Open champion Andre Agassi hasn't forgotten his days of dominating the event.In his controversial autobiography "Open", Agassi says that his biggest regret was not contesting the Australian ... Read more...

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Serena enters Oz Open semi-finals with comeback victory over Azarenka


January 27th, 2010 - 5:06 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan.27 (ANI): Defending Australian Open champion Serena Williams staged a magnificent comeback to beat Belorussian Victoria Azarenka in a quarterfinal match on Wednesday.The American was in serious trouble at a ... Read more...

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Stosur confident of beating Serena in Australian Open


January 23rd, 2010 - 1:39 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 23 (ANI): Australia's world No.13 Samantha Stosur, who is expected to face No.1 Serena Williams, is confident of beating the defending Australian Open champion this time.Stosur stormed into the ... Read more...

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Federer leads ATP rankings into Australian Open


January 18th, 2010 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
Hamburg, Jan 18 (DPA) Roger Federer of Switzerland took first place in the men's tennis rankings into the Australian Open which started Monday. Federer has 10,550 points in the ATP list issued ... Read more...

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Fatherhood won’t affect my game: Federer


January 16th, 2010 - 4:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan. 16 (ANI): As he gears up for his first Australian Open as a dad after the birth of twin daughters, Swiss tennis ace Roger Federar has expressed confidence that fatherhood ... Read more...

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Yuki plays Minar in Australian Open qualifiers


January 12th, 2010 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Jan 12 (IANS) India's teen sensation Yuki Bhambri has entered the Australian Open men's qualifiers and he takes on Czech Jan Minar in the first round of his maiden ... Read more...

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Federer declines Kooyong place; doors open for Murray, Roddick


January 10th, 2010 - 7:51 am ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Jan 10 (DPA) Roger Federer Sunday declined to play the AAMI Classic Australian Open tune-up event, with the late decision opening possible doors for the likes of rivals Andy Murray ... Read more...

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Former Wimbledon champ Amelie Mauresmo retires


December 3rd, 2009 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, Dec 3 (DPA) Former Wimbledon and Australian Open champion Amelie Mauresmo said Thursday that she was retiring from professional tennis. "This is a decision that has been thought out," the 30-year-old Mauresmo ... Read more...

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World snooker: On Yee to take on Parashis in woman’s finals


November 23rd, 2009 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
By Anand Philar Hyderabad, Nov 23 (IANS) Ng On Yee, the 19-year old from Hong Kong-China scripted a brilliant 4-3 win against Ramona Belmont of New Zealand to enter the final of the ... Read more...

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Yuki was a revelation, says captain Misra


September 21st, 2009 - 11:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Indian Davis Cup captain S.P. Misra said 17-year-old Yuki Bhambri was a revelation during the side's World Group play-off tie against South Africa which they won ... Read more...

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Yuki starts his Davis Cup on winning note


September 21st, 2009 - 1:05 am ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, Sep 20 (IANS) Yuki Bhambri made his Davis Cup debut with an impressive 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 victory over South Africa's Izak Van Der Merwe in the inconsequential fifth rubber after ... Read more...

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India in Davis Cup World Group after 11 years (Roundup)


September 21st, 2009 - 1:01 am ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, Sep 20 (IANS) Somdev Devvarman carried India to the elite World Group for the first time in 11 years with a sensational 4-6, 6-7(3), 7-6(5), 6-2, 6-4 win over South ... Read more...

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Somdev clinches thriller, puts India in Davis World Group (Lead)


September 20th, 2009 - 11:17 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, Sep 20 (IANS) Somdev Devvarman, in a sensational comeback, outlasted South Africa's Rik De Voest, 4-6, 6-7(3), 7-6(5), 6-2, 6-4 in a near five-hour slugfest in the first reverse singles ... Read more...

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Somdev beats De Voest as India qualify for Davis World Group


September 20th, 2009 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, Sep 20 (IANS) India's Somdev Devvarman defeated Rik De Voest 4-6, 6-7 (3), 7-6 (5), 6-2, 6-4 in a near five-hour slugfest in the first reverse singles Sunday to seal ... Read more...

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Djokovic Wins The Crowd During His Late Night Duel With “Johny Mac”


September 9th, 2009 - 12:16 am ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey No wonder that Novan Djokovic will be remembered in the history of US Open due to the amazing sense of humor and sportsmanship that the player displayed on Monday after ... Read more...

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Yuki in Davis Cup squad; Misra feels India can beat S. Africa


September 8th, 2009 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 8 (IANS) India have a reasonably good chance of beating South Africa in the play-off and qualifying for the Davis Cup World Group after 11 years, feels ... Read more...

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Yuki in Davis Cup squad for tie against South Africa


September 8th, 2009 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 8 (IANS) Junior Australian Open champion Yuki Bhambri has been included in India's tennis squad for the Davis Cup World Group qualifying away tie against South Africa Sep ... Read more...

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US Open: Sania out of mixed doubles, Yuki in second round


September 7th, 2009 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 7 (IANS) India's Sania Mirza and Daniel Nestor of Canada went down 1-6, 4-6 to Americans Carly Gullickson and Travis Parrott in the second round of the mixed doubles ... Read more...

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Top seed Yuki eyeing his second junior Grand Slam


September 6th, 2009 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 6 (IANS) As US Open tennis championship enters its second week, it's the turn of Indian juniors, led by Yuki Bhambri, to dig deep into their arsenal. The junior Australian ... Read more...

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Yuki to meet Vishnu in the ITF tournament final


August 28th, 2009 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) Yuki Bhambri will be looking for his fourth International Tennis Federation (ITF) title at the DLTA complex when he plays Vishnu Vardhan in an all-Indian final at ... Read more...

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Three Indians reach ITF quarters


August 26th, 2009 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) India's Vishnu Vardhan, Yuki Bhambri and Ranjeet Virali-Murugesan advanced to the quarterfinals of the $10,000 International Tennis Federation (ITF) tournament, at the DLTA complex here wednesday. Top seed ... Read more...

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Yuki back in ITF fold in tune-up to junior US Open


August 23rd, 2009 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Junior Australian Open champion Yuki Bhambri is all keyed up to play in the US Open, and in the tune-up to the last Grand Slam of the ... Read more...

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