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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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Dementieva announces shock retirement from tennis to seek ‘big change in life’


October 30th, 2010 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 30(ANI): Russia's Elena Dementieva has announced her surprise retirement from tennis after a loss at the WTA Championships in Qatar, ending her 13-year career.Dementieva revealed her decision at the on-court ... Read more...

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Clijsters beats Stosur to meet Venus in US Open semis


September 8th, 2010 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Sep 8 (ANI): Defending US Open chamnpion Kim Clijsters defeated Samantha Stosur in three-sets 6-4 5-7 6-3 to reach the semi-final at Flushing Meadows on Tuesday.Stosur's hope to capitalise on ... Read more...

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Australia’s Stosur welcomes prime-time promotion at US Open


September 7th, 2010 - 2:22 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Sept.7 (ANI): Australian tennis star Samantha Stosur has welcomed her promotion to top billing for her marquee US Open quarter-final with defending champion Kim Clijsters.Stosur and Clijsters have relegated ... Read more...

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Samantha Stosur through to the US Open quarter-finals


September 6th, 2010 - 7:24 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Sep 6 (ANI): Australian Samantha Stosur defeated 12th seed Russian Elena Dementieva to advance to the US Open quarter-finals early on Monday.Stosur defeated Dementieva 6-3 2-6 7-6 (7-2) and set ... Read more...

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Samantha Stosur Beats Elena Dementieva, Registers Place In U.S. Open Quarter-Final


September 6th, 2010 - 6:51 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez New York, Sep 6, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Australian tennis player Samantha Stosur reserved a dazzling three-set victory over Elena Dementieva in the fourth round of the U.S. Open. With the victory, ... Read more...

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Stosur eyes Tour Championships in Doha despite clash with Delhi CWG


September 5th, 2010 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 5(ANI): Australian tennis star Samantha Stosur insists that missing the New Delhi Commonwealth Games would not be important to her, as she eyes one of the rarest feats in women's ... Read more...

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Serena Williams heads WTA rankings


July 19th, 2010 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, July 19 (DPA) Wimbledon champion Serena Williams continues to occupy first place in the latest women's tennis rankings issued Monday by the Women's Tennis Association (WTA). The American has 8,475 points, ... Read more...

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WTA rankings: Serena Williams’ reign continues


July 12th, 2010 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
Hamburg, July 12 (DPA) Wimbledon champion Serena Williams of the United States maintained first place in the latest women's tennis rankings issued Monday by the WTA. Williams has 8,475 points as she ... Read more...

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Wimbledon champ Serena Williams commands WTA rankings


July 5th, 2010 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
Hamburg, July 5 (DPA) Serena Williams of the US maintained a big lead in the women's tennis rankings after her latest Wimbledon title. Williams has 8,475 points in the list issued Monday, ... Read more...

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Injured Dementieva pulls out of Wimbledon


June 15th, 2010 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 15 (DPA) The calf injury that forced Elena Dementieva to quit her French Open semi-final against Francesca Schiavone will keep the Russian from Wimbledon. World number five Dementieva said Tuesday on ... Read more...

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Maria Sharapova voted sexiest female tennis player on the circuit


June 5th, 2010 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 5 (ANI): Maria Sharapova has beaten the likes of Ana Ivanovic, Elena Dementieva and Daniela Hantuchova to be named the sexiest female tennis player on the circuit.The Russian stunner ... Read more...

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Stosur, Schiavone debut Grand Slam final (Lead)


June 3rd, 2010 - 10:43 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, June 3 (DPA) Australian Samantha Stosur and Italy's Francesca Schiavone will make their Grand Slam final debuts Saturday after both earned quick-fire semi-final victories over stunned opponents. Stosur, the 2009 semi-finalist ... Read more...

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Italy’s Schiavone reaches French Open final


June 3rd, 2010 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, June 3 (DPA) Steady Francesca Schiavone became the first Italian woman to reach the final of the French Open Thursday as fifth-seeded opponent Elena Dementieva quit suddenly after losing the first ... Read more...

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Oz tennis legend Margaret Court tips Stosur to win French Open title


June 3rd, 2010 - 2:18 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, June 3(ANI): Australian tennis legend Margaret Court has backed World No. 7 Samantha Stosur to snap the country's 37-year drought at the French Open following her spectacular run in the ... Read more...

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Bookies favour Stosur to lift French Open crown


June 3rd, 2010 - 12:36 pm ICT by ANI
Paris, June 3(ANI): Australian tennis ace Samantha Stosur is the new favourite among bookies to lift the French Open women's singles trophy despite having never reached a grand slam final before.Stosur, ... Read more...

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Federer through to set up re-match with Soderling


May 31st, 2010 - 1:04 am ICT by IANS
Paris, May 30 (DPA) Roger Federer and Robin Soderling bore down on a quarter-final re-run of their 2009 French Open final as both stormed into the last eight on the Paris ... 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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Henin exits as comeback crushed in California desert


March 13th, 2010 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
By Bill Scott Indian Wells (California), March 13 (DPA) Justine Henin's return to tennis stalled Friday with a second-round loss at the Indian Wells Masters as Argentine Gisela Dulko carved out a ... 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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Andreev test first up for Federer


January 15th, 2010 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Jan 15 (DPA) Roger Federer is to face a stern test from Russian Igor Andreev for the second time in as many Grand Slams after the pair were drawn Friday ... Read more...

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Murray, Robson power Britain to first Hopman Cup final


January 8th, 2010 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
Perth, Jan 8 (DPA) Britain reached the final of the Hopman Cup for the first time, advancing into a Saturday showdown with two-time trophy holder Spain through a heroic doubles performance from ... 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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Williams confirms she’ll start in Sydney


December 1st, 2009 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 1 (DPA) With her US Open outburst now settled by a massive fine and a stern warning, Serena Williams has been able to confirm she will begin the 2010 ... 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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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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