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Roundup: Berdych stuns Federer out of US Open


September 6th, 2012 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 6 (IANS) Sixth seeded Czech Tomas Berdych outlasted top seed Roger Federer 7-6(1), 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 to advance into the US Open tennis semi-finals.With Wednesdays's loss, ... Read more...

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Sharma puts out Vijayaraghavan in ITF event


July 30th, 2012 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 30 (IANS) Kaza Vinayak Sharma ousted higher ranked fellow-Indian Ashwin Vijayraghavan 6-2, 4-6, 6-4 in the first round of the Dr KCG Verghese-GNC ITF Futures men's tennis tournament ... Read more...

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Chen faces Vardhan in ITF title round


June 15th, 2012 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 15 (IANS) Top Seed Ti Chen of Chinese Taipei, ranked 301, saved a match point to beat a feisty fourth seed Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan 3-6, 7-6 (7), 6-4 ... Read more...

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Vardhan lifts Mysore ITF Title


June 9th, 2012 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Mysore, June 9 (IANS) Second seed Vishnu Vardhan claimed the men's singles title in the Mysore ITF Open championship with a clinical 7-6 (9-7), 6-3 victory over the seventh seeded ... Read more...

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Myneni packs off Murugesan in ITF meet


June 5th, 2012 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
Mysore, June 5 (IANS) Unseeded Saket Myneni extended his sway over Ranjeet Virali Murugesan by defeating the sixth seed 6-3, 6-4 in 68 minutes and moved into the second round ... Read more...

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Azarenka dumps Li Na out of Madrid Open


May 11th, 2012 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, May 11 (IANS) Chinese tennis star Li Na bowed out of the Madrid Open Friday after losing 6-3, 3-6, 3-6 to top seed Victoria Azarenka of Belarus in a ... Read more...

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Sharma ousts Giner in ITF tennis


May 1st, 2012 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 1 (IANS) Kaza Vinayak Sharma of India caused an upset when he ousted second seeded Marc Giner from Spain 6-3, 7-6(3) in the first round of the MCC-SR ... Read more...

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Kyra Shroff’s dream run continues in ITF tennis


March 21st, 2012 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 21 (IANS) Kyra Shroff scripted another commendable win, beating Nicole Clerico of Italy 6-3, 6-3, in 90 minutes to enter the quarter-finals of the QNet ITF Open women's ... Read more...

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Djokovic pips Nadal to win longest Grand Slam final


January 29th, 2012 - 11:04 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Jan 29 (IANS) Novak Djokovic edged past Rafael Nadal in the longest Grand Slam final to defend his men's singles Australian Open crown at Melbourne Park here Sunday.The ... Read more...

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Federer, Nadal in Australian Open quarters (Roundup)


January 22nd, 2012 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Jan 22 (IANS) Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal marched into the quarterfinals of the Australian Open tennis tournament here Sunday while Caroline Wozniacki and Kim Clijsters made it ... Read more...

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Chennai Open: Raonic to meet Tipsarevic in final (Lead)


January 7th, 2012 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 7 (IANS) Fourth seeded Canadian Milos Raonic aced his way past World No.10 Nicolas Almagro 6-4, 6-4, to set up a title clash with top seed Janko Tipsarevic ... Read more...

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Chennai Open: Raonic blasts Almagro to enter final


January 7th, 2012 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 7 (IANS) Milos Raonic slammed 17 aces on way to an impressive 6-4, 6-4 win in 72 minutes against World No.10 Nicolas Almagro to enter the final of ... Read more...

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Berdych saves match point, clinches deciding tiebreak against Tipsarevic


November 24th, 2011 - 2:31 am ICT by IANS
London, Nov 24 (IANS) Seventh-seeded Czech Tomas Berdych saved one match point in the third-set tiebreak to beat ninth-seeded Serb Janko Tipsarevic, a late replacement for Scot Andy Murray ... Read more...

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Felt cheated with lack of bounce at Wankhede: Ashwin


November 23rd, 2011 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 23 (IANS) India's off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin lamented the lack of bounce on the Wankhede track as the West Indies piled up a huge 575 for nine in the ... Read more...

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Abdullah survives close call to reach semis of ITF junior tennis


September 8th, 2011 - 6:44 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 8 (IANS) Top seed Shaikh Abdullah survived a close call while defeating Sumit Nagal 7-6 (5), 6-4 en route to the boys singles semi-finals of the Indian Oil ... Read more...

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US Open: Stosur wins marathon battle against Petrova, Sharapova ousted


September 3rd, 2011 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 3 (IANS) Ninth seed Samantha Stosur advanced into the fourth round at US Open tennis with an epic 7-6(5), 6-7(5), 7-5 victory over 24th seed Nadia ... Read more...

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Prerna to meet Shlomo in ITF women’s final


June 24th, 2011 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) Prerna Bhambri entered her maiden ITF women's final after Belgian Desiree Bastianon retired hurt trailing 6-4, 3-6, 0-1 in the $10,000 tournament at the DLTA ... 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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French Open: Sania enters second round with convincing win (Lead)


May 23rd, 2011 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, May 23 (IANS) Sania Mirza hardly broke sweat during her 6-3, 6-3 first round victory over Germany's Kristina Barrois in the French Open women's singles here Monday.The 72nd-ranked Indian, ... Read more...

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Prerna, Ankita only Indians to advance to quarterfinals


May 11th, 2011 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) India's Prerna Bhambri overcame Ratnika Batra in a closely-fought three-setter to storm into the quarterfinals on a day when Oman's top seed Fatma Al Nabhani ... Read more...

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Palha advances to second round in ITF


May 9th, 2011 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) Natasha Palha was the only Indian to advance to the second round on the first day of the $10,000 ITF women's tennis tournament at the ... Read more...

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Davis Cup: Bopanna goes down fighting against Troicki (Lead)


March 5th, 2011 - 12:16 am ICT by IANS
Novi Sad (Serbia), March 4 (IANS) India's Rohan Bopanna gave a fright to Serb Viktor Troicki by stretching the opening singles to the deciding fifth set but faltered as ... Read more...

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Australian Open: Sania, Somdev go down fighting (Lead)


January 17th, 2011 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Jan 17 (IANS) India's Sania Mirza put on a spirited performance against former World No.1 and winner of seven Grand Slams Justine Henin of Belgium to go up a set ... Read more...

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Wawrinka clinches Chennai title


January 9th, 2011 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
By Anand Philar Chennai, Jan 9 (IANS) Stanislas Wawrinka will not have any regrets for changing his mind at the last moment and deciding to play in the Aircel ATP Chennai Open as ... Read more...

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CWG tennis: Sania, Somdev in singles semifinals (Lead)


October 7th, 2010 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
By Pragya Tiwari New Delhi, Oct 7 (IANS) India's tennis aces Somdev Devvarman and Sania Mirza rolled into the singles semi-finals with comfortable straight set victories in the Commonwealth Games tennis competition ... Read more...

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Somdev, Bopanna power India to Davis Cup World Group


September 19th, 2010 - 9:06 pm ICT by ANI
Chennai, Sep.19 (ANI): Scripting a remarkable 3-2 win over Brazil team in the play-off tie here on Sunday, Somdev Devvarman and Rohan Bopanna powered India to the elite Davis Cup World ... Read more...

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Seeds bomb out as Williams, Clijsters exit Wimbledon


June 29th, 2010 - 10:47 pm ICT by IANS
By Bill Scott London, June 29 (DPA) Five-time winner Venus Williams and reigning US Open champion Kim Clijsters suffered stunning defeats as a pair of low-profile opponents cashed in with upset victories ... Read more...

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Wimbledon king Federer flirts with first round disaster


June 21st, 2010 - 11:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 21 (DPA) Six-time champion Roger Federer flirted with one of the biggest potential losses of his career before recovering to overhaul Colombian Alejandro Falla 5-7, 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7-1), ... 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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Anand wins final game to retain world chess title (Lead)


May 12th, 2010 - 12:23 am ICT by IANS
Sofia, May 11 (IANS) Viswanathan Anand held his nerve and focus way better than his opponent Veselin Topalov here Tuesday to win the 12th and final game to retain his World Chess ... Read more...

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Federer waits out weather, earns demanding Miami win


March 30th, 2010 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
Miami, March 30 (DPA) Roger Federer waited out a four-hour rain delay, then triumphed Monday in an exchange of thundering groundstrokes 7-6(2), 7-6(3) over a fired-up Frenchman Florent Serra to reach ... Read more...

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Chennai Open: Top seed Soderling crashes out


January 5th, 2010 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
By Anand Philar Chennai, Jan 5 (IANS) Robby Ginepri of the United States looked like anything but a player ranked 100 as he eliminated top seed and World No.8 Robin Soderling of ... Read more...

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Ashutosh, Ankita are national grasscourt champions


December 26th, 2009 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 26 (IANS) Qualifier Ashutosh Singh of Delhi and wild card Ankita Raina of Gujarat carved out contrasting victories to clinch the men's and women's national titles respectively at the Vishwarupa ... Read more...

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Sheethal beats top ranked Rushmi to reach national grasscourt final


December 25th, 2009 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 25 (IANS) Fourth seed Karnataka's Sheethal Goutham ousted top seed Rushmi Chakravarthi 6-3, 1-6, 6-3 after a 110-minute battle to reach the women's final of the Vishwarupa Tubes National Grasscourt ... Read more...

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Federer lines up a childhood friend for Basle semis


November 7th, 2009 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
Basle (Switzerland), Nov 7 (DPA) Friendship will be on the back burner when Roger Federer faces childhood mate Marco Chiudinelli in a battle of Basle boys for a place in the ... Read more...

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