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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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Olympic tennis: Murray takes gold for Britain at Wimbledon


August 5th, 2012 - 11:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Andy Murray ended his unsuccessful history at Wimbledon by thrashing Switzerland's Roger Federer to win the men's singles Olympic tennis gold for Britain here ... 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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Joshna Chinappa pockets Chennai Open title


May 26th, 2012 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 26 (IANS) Joshna Chinappa won her sixth title on the professional tour when she beat England's Sarah Jane Perry 9-11, 11-4, 11-8, 12-10, in the final of the ... Read more...

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Nadal calls the Australian Open final as his toughest match


January 30th, 2012 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Jan 30 (IANS) World No.2 Rafael Nadal, who lost to Serb Novak Djokovic in a marathon Australian Open tennis final Sunday, has dubbed the match as the toughest ... Read more...

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Chaennai Open: Raonic conquers Tipsarevic for title


January 9th, 2012 - 12:47 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 8 (IANS) Canadian upstart Milos Raonic overcame World No.9 and top seed Janko Tipsarevic 6-7 (4), 7-6 (4), 7-6 (4) in the final of the Aircel Chennai Open ... Read more...

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Punj Lloyd Squash: Shorbagy stuns Darwish to enter semis, Ashour crashes out (Lead)


December 17th, 2011 - 12:02 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) Mohamed El Shorbagy overcame a mental block to beat fellow Egyptian and idol Karim Darwish 11-9, 8-11, 11-5, 11-3 in the quarterfinals of the ... Read more...

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Punj Lloyd Squash: Shorbagy stuns his idol Darwish to enter semis


December 16th, 2011 - 11:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) Mohamed El Shorbagy overcame a mental block to beat fellow Egyptian and idol Karim Darwish in the quarterfinals of the Punj Lloyd PSA Squash Masters ... Read more...

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Ghosal enters pre-quarters of Punj Lloyd Squash


December 13th, 2011 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) India's Saurav Ghosal played the short game to his advantage to beat Julian Illingworth of the US 12-10, 11-4, 11-2 in the opening round of ... Read more...

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India relegated, Japan through to Davis Cup World Group(Lead)


September 18th, 2011 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Sep 18 (IANS) India are relegated to Davis Cup Asia-Oceania Group I after a crushing 1-4 loss in the World Group play-off to Japan, who are now ... Read more...

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Prerna, Ratnika in ITF semis


June 23rd, 2011 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) India's Prerna Bhambri ended the challenge of compatriot Rutuja Bhosale with a comfortable 6-2, 6-2 victory in the $10,000 ITF women's singles quarterfinals at the ... Read more...

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China’s Yang wins her first ITF singles title


June 18th, 2011 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi , June 18 (IANS) China's unseeded Zhaoxuan Yang claimed her maiden ITF singles title with an impeccable 6-2, 6-0 victory over a tired sixth-seeded Hae-Sung Kim of South ... Read more...

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Prerna lone Indian in ITF semifinals


June 16th, 2011 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) Eighth-seeded Prerna Bhambri is the lone Indian to enter the semifinals of the $10,000 ITF women's singles. She outplayed compatriot Ashvarya Shrivastava, seeded four rungs ... Read more...

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Rutuja beats Ratnika to enter ITF tournament quarters


June 15th, 2011 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) Indian qualifier Rutuja Bhosale produced quality fare to beat national champion and doubles partner Ratnika Batra 6-3, 7-6(6) and entered the quarterfinals of the $10,000 ... Read more...

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Karunuday wins maiden ITF tournament


June 11th, 2011 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) India's Karunuday Singh powered his way to his maiden ITF men's singles title with an emphatic 6-4, 6-2 victory over compatriot Vijayant Malik in the ... Read more...

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Karunuday to meet Malik in ITF final


June 10th, 2011 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) Eighth-seeded Karunuday Singh Friday made a spirited comeback to set up a title clash with compatriot Vijayant Malik in the men's singles of the $10,000 ... Read more...

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Somdev loses to Ljubicic after starting well (Lead)


May 24th, 2011 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, May 24 (IANS) An inconsistent Somdev Devvarman failed to consolidate on a solid start and lost 4-6, 3-6, 4-6 to veteran Ivan Ljubicic of Croatia in the men's ... Read more...

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Kinoshita not so lucky in the final against Shlomo


May 14th, 2011 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) Israeli Keren Shlomo overcame a tenacious Misa Kinoshita of Japan 2-6, 6-2, 6-2 to claim her second successive $10,000 ITF tournament here Saturday at the ... Read more...

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Prerna continues to come through three-setters


May 12th, 2011 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) India's Prerna Bhambri waded through a tough three-setter yet again to enter the semifinals, outlasting South Korean qualifier Su Jeong Jang 6-7(2), 7-5, 6-2, in ... Read more...

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India lose to China in Jr Davis cup


April 19th, 2011 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) India went down tamely to sixth seeded China 0-3 in the Junior Davis Cup in the Asia-Oceania final qualifying at Delhi Lawn Tennis Association ... Read more...

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Malisse enters final of Chennai Open


January 8th, 2011 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 8 (IANS) Xavier Malisse proved that age is not necessarily a factor at the competitive level as he ousted a younger Janko Tipsarevic, the sixth seed, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2, to ... Read more...

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Asina Games tennis: India enter medal round in three events


November 20th, 2010 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
Guangzhou, Nov 20 (IANS) It was a highly successful day for India in tennis with Sania Mirza moving into the women's singles and mixed doubles semi-finals, and Somdev and Sanam Singh following ... Read more...

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Saina triumphs at Singapore to win second Super Series title (Lead)


June 20th, 2010 - 3:09 pm ICT by IANS
Singapore, June 20 (IANS) India's top shuttler Saina Nehwal won her second Super Series title when she beat a fighting Tzu Ying Tai of Chinese Taipei 21-18, 21-15 to win the Singapore ... Read more...

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India Open: Guru Sai Dutt shocks Hashim (Lead, adding results)


June 11th, 2010 - 11:19 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 11 (IANS) RMV Guru Sai Dutt exhibited a merciless streak to put out second seed Mohd. Hafiz Hashim, and join top ranked Chetan Anand in the men's singles semi-finals of ... Read more...

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India Open: Guru Sai Dutt shocks Hashim


June 11th, 2010 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 11 (IANS) RMV Guru Sai Dutt exhibited a merciless streak to put out second seed Mohd. Hafiz Hashim, and join top ranked Chetan Anand in the men's singles semi-finals of ... Read more...

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Clay king Nadal lifts emphatic fifth title in Paris (Lead)


June 6th, 2010 - 11:16 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, June 6 (DPA) Rafael Nadal won the French Open for the fifth time in six years Sunday with a crushing defeat of Robin Soderling 6-4, 6-2, 6-4 to re-establish himself ... Read more...

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Soderling soars into second straight French Open final


June 4th, 2010 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, June 4 (DPA) Swede Robin Soderling rolled into his second consecutive final at the French Open Friday, fighting through five sets to overcome Czech Tomas Berdych 6-3, 3-6, 5-7, 6-3, ... Read more...

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Murray needs to be more aggressive, technically sound to win glory: Rusedski


June 1st, 2010 - 3:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 1(ANI): Former British tennis star Greg Rusedski believes that World No. 4 Andy Murray needs to be more aggressive to win glory and repeat a performance similar to the Australian ... Read more...

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Henin ousts Sharapova at French Open


May 30th, 2010 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, May 30 (DPA) Four-time champion Justine Henin made a triumphant return to form as the Belgian beat Russian rival Maria Sharapova 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 Sunday to reach the fourth round ... Read more...

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Sunkara upsets top seed in Asian Juniors


May 28th, 2010 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) Rishika Sunkara, the lone Indian girl in the fray, shocked Japanese top seed Eri Hozumi 7-6(2), 6-0 to cruise into the semifinals of the Asian Junior ... Read more...

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Fighting Rastogi goes down to De Voest in ITF final


May 15th, 2010 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) India's Karan Rastogi had to contend with the runners-up trophy for the second successive week though not before making top seed South African Rik De Voest ... Read more...

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Somdev no match to Youzhny, Russia take unbeatable 3-1 lead


March 7th, 2010 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 7 (IANS) A hapless Somdev Devvarman was swept off his feet by World No. 13 Mikhail Youznhy in the first reverse singles as Russia took an unassailable 3-1 ... Read more...

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Federer won’t rest on his success after 16th Grand Slam win


February 1st, 2010 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Feb 1 (DPA) Roger Federer admits that superb tennis genes deserve much of the credit for his world-beating success after winning a fourth Australian Open title in straight sets over ... Read more...

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First set holds the key in Australian Open finals: Rusedski


January 30th, 2010 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 30 (ANI): British tennis legend Greg Rusedski has said that the final between No.1 Roger Federer and No.5 Andy Murray will be a tough encounter with the first set ... Read more...

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Federer enters Oz Open semi-finals


January 27th, 2010 - 4:58 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan. 27 (ANI): Roger Federer entered his 23rd-straight grand slam semi-final here on Wednesday.But, he faced a stiff fight from Russian Nikolay Davydenko before winning the match 2-6 6-3 ... Read more...

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