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Sharapova enthusiastic about dream Olympic debut


July 23rd, 2012 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 23 (IANS) Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova has said that she had dreamt of competing in the Olympic Games since she was a child and is looking ... Read more...

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Sania, Elena win Indian Wells title (Lead)


March 20th, 2011 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS
Indian Wells (California), March 20 (IANS) India's Sania Mirza and her Russian partner Elena Vesnina have won the women's doubles title at the 2011 BNP Paribas Tennis Open here, defeating ... Read more...

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Stosur, Clijsters sail into round three of Australian Open


January 20th, 2011 - 7:27 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 20(ANI):Fifth seed Samantha Stosur powered into the third round of the Australian Open by beating unseeded Russian Vera Dushevina on Thursday.Stosur destroyed Dushevina 6-3, 6-2, in 80 minutes at Melbourne ... Read more...

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Clijsters sends Russia’s Safina packing at Australian Open


January 18th, 2011 - 5:53 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan.18 (ANI): Belgian Kim Clijsters humiliated Russia's former world number one Dinara Safina 6-0, 6-0 Tuesday to head trio of impressive winners at the Australian Open.Tournament favourite Clijsters sent Russia's ... Read more...

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Venus Williams pulls out of China Open due to knee injury


October 2nd, 2010 - 4:38 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Sep 26(ANI): American tennis ace Venus Williams, who is recuperating from her knee injury, has pulled out of the China Open.Venus follows in the footsteps of her World No. one ... Read more...

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Henin outlasts Jankovic, Safina crashes out at Stuttgart


May 1st, 2010 - 12:47 pm ICT by IANS
Stuttgart, May 1 (DPA) Justine Henin rallied to raise her perfect record against Jelena Jankovic to 10-0 with a 3-6, 7-6 (7-4), 6-3 quarter-final victory at the Porsche Grand Prix tennis. Henin, who ... Read more...

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Serena Williams tops WTA rankings


April 12th, 2010 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
Hamburg, April 12 (DPA) Serena Williams of the United States led the way in an unchanged top 10 of the women's tennis rankings issued Monday by the Women's Tennis Association (WTA). Williams ... Read more...

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Clijsters returns into WTA top 10 after Miami triumph


April 5th, 2010 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Hamburg, April 5 (DPA) Kim Clijsters of Belgium returned to the top 10 of women's tennis for the first time since her comeback last year while American Serena Williams remained first ... Read more...

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WTA rankings unchanged as Serena Williams stays on top


February 15th, 2010 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, Feb 15 (DPA) Serena Williams remains at the top of an unchanged Women's Tennis Association (WTA) top 10 rankings released Monday. Australian Open winner Williams heads the list with 8,995 points ... 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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Comeback queen Henin seizes stage as Nadal, Murray advance


January 24th, 2010 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Jan 24 (DPA) Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray played giant killers to eliminate the biggest serving pair in the game as Justine Henin continued to shine in her Grand Slam ... Read more...

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Clijsters backing Belgian women to win the title (Australian Open diary)


January 23rd, 2010 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Jan 23 (DPA) After a shock third round exit, Kim Clijsters is hoping that one of her Belgian women compatriots wins the Australian Open. US Open winner Clijsters, only back last summer ... Read more...

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Australian Open: Roddick sets up meeting with Gonzalez


January 22nd, 2010 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Jan 22 (DPA) Andy Roddick and Fernando Gonzalez are set for a clash of big serves after both came through marathon wins in the third round of the Australian Open ... Read more...

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Nadal does it easy while Del Potro struggles through (Lead)


January 20th, 2010 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Jan 20 (DPA) Defending champion Rafael Nadal eased to a straight set victory Wednesday into the third round of the Australian Open while fourth seed Juan Del Potro, in a ... Read more...

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Holder Serena Williams leads WTA rankings into Aussie Open


January 18th, 2010 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
Hamburg, Jan 18 (DPA) Reigning champion Serena Williams of the United States started the Australian Open on Monday as the leader of the women's tennis rankings. Williams tops the WTA list issued ... Read more...

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Seeds unchanged for Australian Open


January 14th, 2010 - 4:29 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan.14 (ANI): Australian Open organisers have decided to leave Belgian duo Kim Clijsters and Justine Henin as potential banana skins in the tournament draw, refusing to tinker with world rankings ... Read more...

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Serena, Safina sweat before escaping with wins


January 12th, 2010 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 12 (DPA) Top seed Serena Williams Tuesday beat the 35 Celsius-plus summer heat in her first competitive outing of 2010, beginning her preparation for an Australian Open title defence ... Read more...

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Safina says she’s fit for delayed start in Sydney


January 6th, 2010 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 6 (DPA) Dinara Safina is preparing for her delayed start to the new season, confirming her participation in the Medibank International next week, a last-chance tune-up for the Australian ... Read more...

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Henin to begin return to tennis in Sydney


December 21st, 2009 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 21 (DPA) Four-time French Open champion Justine Henin confirmed Monday that her comeback to tennis would begin in little more than a fortnight at Sydney's Medibank International, where she ... Read more...

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Back trouble to force Safina out of Brisbane


December 11th, 2009 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
Brisbane (Australia), Dec 11 (DPA) The back pain which forced former number one Dinara Safina to quit a year-end match in tears after just 12 minutes will also keep the Russian ... Read more...

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Serena Williams tops season-ending rankings


November 9th, 2009 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
Hamburg, Nov 9 (DPA) Serena Williams takes the women's world number one rankings into 2010 as she topped this year's final list issued by the WTA Monday. Williams regained first place from ... Read more...

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Jankovic, Venus get lucky for Doha semi-final spots


October 31st, 2009 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
Doha, Oct 31 (DPA) Jelena Jankovic and Venus Williams entered the semi-finals of the Sony Ericsson Championships with the luck of the draw on their side. Jankovic, last year's number one and ... Read more...

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Injured Safina pulls the plug, Williams back to number one


October 29th, 2009 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
Doha, Oct 29 (DPA) The tight race for the year-ending world number one ranking ended in sudden and dramatic fashion Wednesday at the Sony Ericsson Championships when a tearful Dinara ... Read more...

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Williams pair split in Doha


October 28th, 2009 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
Doha, Oct 28 (DPA) Serena Williams saved family honour Tuesday after her big sister, defending champion Venus, stumbled on the opening day of the Sony-Ericsson Championships. Duelling with Russian Dinara Safina for ... Read more...

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Safina back on top, Wozniacki fourth in WTA rankings


October 26th, 2009 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
Hamburg, Oct 26 (DPA) Dinara Safina returned to the top and Caroline Wozniacki rose to a career-high fourth place in the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) rankings issued Monday. Russia's Safina has 7,731 ... Read more...

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Williams leads WTA top 10


October 19th, 2009 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
Hamburg, Oct 19 (DPA) Serena Williams of the United States leads a nearly unchanged women's tennis rankings top 10 issued Monday by the Women's Tennis Association (WTA). Williams has 7,945 points for ... Read more...

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Serena Williams dethrones Safina atop women’s rankings


October 12th, 2009 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Hamburg, Oct 12 (DPA) Serena Williams of the United States returned to the top of the women's tennis rankings in the latest list issued Monday by the WTA, dethroning Russian Dinara ... Read more...

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Nadal struggles to overcome Blake in China Open


October 8th, 2009 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 8 (DPA) Rafael Nadal broke five times as he struggled before finally controlling James Blake in a battling 7-5, 6-7 (4-7), 6-3 win into the quarter-finals of the China ... Read more...

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Safina remains top of unchanged WTA rankings


October 5th, 2009 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
Hamburg, Oct 5 (DPA) Dinara Safina continues to head an unchanged top 10 tennis rankings released Monday by the Women's Tennis Association (WTA). Russia's Safina has 8,250 points, with American Serena Williams ... Read more...

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Safina heads unchanged women tennis rankings


September 28th, 2009 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
Hamburg, Sep 28 (DPA) Dinara Safina remains top of an unchanged tennis rankings released Monday by the WTA. Russia's Safina has 8,340 points, followed by Serena Williams on 7,807 and sister Venus ... Read more...

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Safina stays top in WTA rankings; Dementieva, Wozniacki move up


September 21st, 2009 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
Hamburg, Sep 21 (DPA) Dinara Safina stayed ahead of the Williams sisters Serena and Venus in the WTA tennis rankings released Monday. The Russian Safina has 8,340 points, with Serena Williams on ... Read more...

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Petra Kvitova Ousts Dinara Safina From US Open


September 6th, 2009 - 6:37 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez The US Open 2009 is proving to be a package of surprises. First came the defeat of the 29th seeded Maria Sharapova by the 70th ranked 17 year old rising ... Read more...

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Roddick routs Gicquel at US Open


September 4th, 2009 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 4 (DPA) Andy Roddick led a seeded men's charge at the US Open with his fourth-straight success against Frenchman Marc Gicquel. Fifth-seeded Roddick Thursday paced rivals, including number four ... Read more...

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Safina struggles, Dementieva dumped in US Open


September 4th, 2009 - 3:11 am ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 4 (DPA) Shaky top seed Dinara Safina turned in another patchy performance to escape with a victory, while American Melanie Oudin produced the shock of the event so ... Read more...

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Murray makes promising US Open start with Gulbis beat-down


September 2nd, 2009 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
By Bill Scott New York, Sep 2 (DPA) Andy Murray led fellow former finalist Novak Djokovic into the second round of the US Open as both seeds scored emphatic wins to stake ... Read more...

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