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Sharapova curses final set charity against Azarenka


September 8th, 2012 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Maria Sharapova cursed her final-set form in the US Open semifinal defeat to Victoria Azarenka, saying she gave her opponent a free ride ... Read more...

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Stosur, Ivanovic star attractions in Kremlin Cup


September 7th, 2012 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) World No. 7 Samantha Stosur and former French Open champion Ana Ivanovic are to headline the Kremlin Cup in Moscow next month.Besides Stosur, this year's ... Read more...

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Knee injury sidelines Nadal for two months


September 3rd, 2012 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A knee injury will keep Rafael Nadal out of tennis for the next two months, including Spain's Davis Cup semifinal against the United States, ... 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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US Open, Day 2: Wozniacki out, Djokovic in second round (Roundup)


August 29th, 2012 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Aug 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Caroline Wozniacki has become the first big name to crash out of the US Open after losing to world No.96 Romanian Irina-Camelia Begu, ... Read more...

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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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Li Na wins Cincinnati title


August 20th, 2012 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
Cincinnati, Aug 20 (IANS) China's Li Na ended her 15-month title drought as she beat Germany's Angelique Kerber 1-6, 6-3, 6-1 to win the Cincinnati Masters tennis event.The 2011 French ... Read more...

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Ivanovic battles past McHale at Olympics


July 28th, 2012 - 11:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Serbia's Ana Ivanovic booked her place in the second round of the Olympic women's singles tennis event Saturday, knocking out Christina McHale of the United ... Read more...

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Wimbledon: Errani thrashed by record-breaker Shvedova


June 30th, 2012 - 10:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Tenth seed Sara Errani crashed out of Wimbledon Saturday against wildcard Yaroslava Shvedova, who became the first player to win every point in a ... Read more...

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Defeat no tragedy, it’s just a match: Nadal


June 29th, 2012 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) French Open champion Rafael Nadal was philosophical about his shock second-round defeat to 100th-ranked Czech Lukas Rosol at the Wimbledon.The Spanish second seed looked ... Read more...

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Kvitova survives scare to reach Wimbledon second round (Second Lead)


June 26th, 2012 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 26 (RIA Novosti) Reigning Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova was stretched by Uzbekistan's Akgul Amanmuradova before winning her women's singles first round match here Tuesday.Rain stopped play for around 25 ... Read more...

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Schiavone fights back to oust Robson (Lead)


June 26th, 2012 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Former French Open champion Francesca Schiavone was forced to fight back from a set down to beat British youngster Laura Robson in the Wimbledon tennis ... Read more...

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Wimbledon: Venus Williams crashes out, Djokovic advances (Second Lead)


June 25th, 2012 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's Elena Vesnina demolished Venus Williams in the first round of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships here Monday while men's World No.1 Novak Djokovic had ... Read more...

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Radwanska advances at Wimbledon, Penetta knocked out (Lead)


June 25th, 2012 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Poland's World No.3 Agnieszka Radwanska beat Slovakia's Magdalena Rybarikova while Flavia Pennetta was stunned by fellow Italian Camilia Giorgi on opening day of ... Read more...

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Pennetta crashes out at Wimbledon


June 25th, 2012 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Flavia Pennetta became the first seed to fall at Wimbledon after a straight-sets defeat to fellow Italian Camila Giorgi in the first round Monday.Pennetta, the ... Read more...

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French Open: World No.1 Azarenka crashes out


June 3rd, 2012 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, June 3 (IANS/Ria Novosti) World No 1 Victoria Azarenka has joined the growing number of top players to crash out of the French Open tennis after a straight-sets defeat ... Read more...

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French Open champion Li Na wants to ‘remain the same’


May 26th, 2012 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, May 26 (IANS) Defending French Open winner Li Na said she was focusing on the preparation for the first round's games, reiterating her willingness to lead a normal life ... Read more...

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Injured Li Na out of Paris WTA Open


February 8th, 2012 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, Feb 8 (IANS) French Open champion Li Na of China was forced to quit her first-round match at the WTA Paris Indoor Open.Third-seeded Li withdrew while trailing Bulgarian Tsvetana ... Read more...

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Top seeds have comfortable outing in Australian Open


January 20th, 2012 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Jan 20 (IANS) Top seeds Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Caroline Wozniacki and Kim Clijsters had a comfortable outing on the fifth day of the Australian Open here Friday. ... Read more...

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Li Na loses in first round of China Open


October 2nd, 2011 - 11:02 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 2 (IANS) World number five Li Na became the biggest casualty in the opening round of the China Open tennis Sunday, slumping to a 4-6, 0-6 defeat to ... Read more...

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Djokovic eases through, Li Na exits at US Open (Lead)


August 31st, 2011 - 10:12 am ICT by IANS
New York, Aug 31 (IANS) Top seed Novak Djokovic enjoyed a comfortable walk through into the second round of US Open Tuesday as his opponent retired trailing 6-0, 5-1, ... Read more...

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Wozniacki, Arzarenko advance into US Open second round


August 31st, 2011 - 7:51 am ICT by IANS
New York, Aug 31 (IANS) World No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki raced into the second round of the US Open Tuesday, dismantling 125th-ranked Spaniard Nuria Llagostera 6-3, 6-1, Xinhua reported.No. 4 ... Read more...

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Wimbledon: Sania-Elena seeded fourth, Paes-Bhupathi third


June 15th, 2011 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 15 (IANS) India's Sania Mirza and her Russian partner Elena Vesnina are seeded fourth in the women's doubles of the Wimbledon, beginning June 20.Sania and Elena, who ... Read more...

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Oz Open: Schiavone defeats Kuznetsova in longest women’s match


January 23rd, 2011 - 6:42 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan.23 (ANI): French Open champion and Italian Francesca Schiavone needed a women's Grand Slam-record of four hours, 44 minutes to beat Russia's Svetlana Kuznetsova to advance to this year's Australian Open ... Read more...

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Wozniacki reaches quarter-finals of Australian Open


January 23rd, 2011 - 4:11 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 23(ANI): World No.1 Caroline Wozniacki moved into the Australian Open quarterfinals on Sunday with a 6-3, 6-4 win over Anastasija Sevastova.Wozniacki finished off Sevastova in one hour and 20 ... Read more...

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Wozniacki, Sharapova advance in Australian Open, Henin crashes out


January 21st, 2011 - 5:18 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 21(ANI): World No.1 Caroline Wozniacki defeated World No.29 Dominika Cibulkova 6-4, 6-3, to reach the fourth round of the Australian Open on Friday.Wozniacki, playing her first Grand Slam as ... Read more...

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Wozniacki, Sharapova, Venus sail into round two of Australian Open


January 17th, 2011 - 6:56 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 17(ANI): World No.1 Caroline Wozniacki overcame a nervy performance to get her Australian Open campaign under way with victory over Argentina's Gisela Dulko.Wozniacki, playing her first Grand Slam event ... Read more...

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Tennis ace Ana Ivanovic says split from beau affected her game


January 16th, 2011 - 2:53 pm ICT by ANI
Adelaide, Jan 16 (ANI): Tennis ace Ana Ivanovic says her break-up from her longtime love, Australian golfer Adam Scott, affected her game.The glamourous player says her on-court performance suffered after the breakup ... Read more...

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Chennai Open singles wrap


January 6th, 2011 - 2:49 am ICT by IANS
By Anand Philar Chennai, Jan 6 (IANS) At 31, Bjorn Phau might not be entertaining thoughts of winning a Grand Slam, but yet, on his day, he can silence a few top ... Read more...

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Wimbledon practice more important to Nadal than meeting the Queen


June 25th, 2010 - 4:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 25(ANI): Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal has admitted that he declined an invitation to meet the Queen because he wanted to focus on his second round Wimbledon match against ... Read more...

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Nadal says he will struggle to better 2008 Wimbledon form


June 10th, 2010 - 4:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jun 10 (ANI): French Open champion Rafa Nadal has admitted that he will struggle to better the form he displayed on grass in England two years ago.The world No ... Read more...

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Murray will not be 2010 French Open champion, says Becker


May 23rd, 2010 - 5:07 pm ICT by ANI
Paris, May 23(ANI): Former German tennis player Boris Becker insists that despite British tennis champion Andy Murray made the quarter-finals at French Open last season, he is still regarded as vulnerable on ... Read more...

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Nadal survives thriller to set up all-Spanish Rome final


May 2nd, 2010 - 3:24 am ICT by IANS
Rome, May 2 (DPA) Rafael Nadal survived a nail-biting challenge from on-fire Latvian Ernests Gulbis, leaping for joy Saturday on the clay after squeezing out a 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 victory to ... Read more...

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Kuznetsova shakes off frustration to win in Miami opener


March 26th, 2010 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
Miami, March 26 (DPA) Svetlana Kuznetsova maintained the winning start in the opening-round matches at the Miami Masters tennis, as the Russian top seed defeated China's Peng Shuai 6-2, 3-6, 6-4. Kuznetsova, ... Read more...

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Ivanovic opens the year with win


January 5th, 2010 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
Brisbane, Jan 5 (DPA) Ana Ivanovic won her first match since mid-August as the Serb defeated Australian Jelena Dokic 7-5, 1-6, 6-3 Monday to start with a welcome victory at the Brisbane ... Read more...

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