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US Open: Errani-Vinci win women’s doubles title


September 10th, 2012 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 10 (IANS) Italian pair Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci have clinched the US Open women's doubles title.The second-seeded Italians beat third-seeded Czechs Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka ... Read more...

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Aggassi inducted into US Open Court of Champions


September 10th, 2012 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 10 (IANS) American tennis great Andre Agassi, a two-time US Open champion, was inducted into the US Open Court of Champions that celebrates the legacy of ... Read more...

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Murray storms into US Open final


September 9th, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Andy Murray reached his second US Open final after a comeback victory against Tomas Berdych in a match played in gale-force winds.Severe gusts ... Read more...

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Paralympics: China’s gold rush continues


September 8th, 2012 - 2:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 8 (IANS) China kept up its gold-taking momentum here at the Paralympics, boosting its gold total to 83.The Asian giant clinched 13 gold medals Friday, reports Xinhua.Meanwhile, Australian ... Read more...

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US Open: Azarenka overcomes Stosur to reach semis (Lead)


September 5th, 2012 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 5 (IANS) World No.1 Victoria Azarenka advanced to the US Open semifinals for the first time with a 6-1, 4-6, 7-6(5) victory over seventh-seeded defending champion ... 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: Tsonga stunned by Slovak Klizan


August 31st, 2012 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Aug 31 (IANS) Martin Klizan of Slovakia caused an upset at the US Open tennis tournament with a four-set victory over fifth seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France.Tsonga ... Read more...

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US Open: Paes-Stepanek win, Bhupathi-Bopanna knocked out


August 30th, 2012 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Aug 30 (IANS) Fifth seeds Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek advanced to the men's doubles second round at the US Open while eighth seeds Mahesh Bhupathi and ... Read more...

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Kvitova rises to fifth in world rankings


August 26th, 2012 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Aug 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Petra Kvitova of Czech Republic rose to fifth in the new WTA rankings published Sunday after winning the New Haven Open.Kvitova defeated Russia's ... Read more...

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Wimbledon postponed by a week to let players rest


July 20th, 2012 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Wimbledon will be moved back a week from 2015 to allow players extra rest after the French Open, organisers said.Play at Wimbledon currently starts ... Read more...

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AITA defends Nasima’s appointment as women’s team manager


July 10th, 2012 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) The All India Tennis Association (AITA) Tuesday defended the selection of Nasima, Sania Mirza's mother, as the manager of the women's team for the 2012 ... Read more...

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Chinese judokas set sight on heavyweight classes


July 9th, 2012 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 9 (IANS) Chinese judokas may not be able to repeat their feat at the Beijing Olympic Games four years ago but should be capable of maintaining their hold ... Read more...

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Wimbledon: Sharapova knocked out; Williams survives scare (Lead)


July 2nd, 2012 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 2 (IANS) World No. 1 Maria Sharapova crashed out of Wimbledon Monday with a humbling fourth round straight-sets defeat to 15th seeded German Sabine Lisicki.Lisicki, who lost ... Read more...

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Point to prove for Indian stars at Wimbledon


June 24th, 2012 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 24 (IANS) The bickering trio of Leander Paes, Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna will have a point to prove when the Wimbledon Championships start here Monday.Seeded fourth, ... Read more...

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Azarenka eases into 3rd round at French Open


May 31st, 2012 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, May 31 (IANS) Top seed Victoria Azarenka of Belarus put on an inspiring performance to reach the third round of the French Open with a 6-1, 6-1 win over ... Read more...

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‘Dangerous Ishq’ heady mix of mythology and supernatural element (IANS Movie Review - Rating: *** 1/2)


May 11th, 2012 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Dangerous Ishq"; Cast: Karisma Kapoor, Jimmy Sheirgill, Rajniesh Duggal, Ravi Kissan, Divya Dutta; Director: Vikram Bhatt; Rating: *** 1/2Karisma Kapoor's grand-slam of a return to form (and shape) in ... 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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Azarenka destroys Sharapova to win Australian Open


January 28th, 2012 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Jan 28 (IANS) Victoria Azarenka of Belarus Saturday won her first Grand Slam, defeating Russian Maria Sharapova in straight sets in the Australian Open final here.The 6-3, 6-0 ... Read more...

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Wozniacki set to lose World No. 1 spot


January 24th, 2012 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Jan 24 (IANS) Caroline Wozniacki will lose her World No.1 ranking after her quarter-final defeat by defending champion Kim Clijsters at the Australian Open here Tuesday.The 21-year-old Dane ... Read more...

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Djokovic, Sharapova coast into Australian Open fourth round (Roundup)


January 22nd, 2012 - 3:05 am ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Jan 21 (IANS) Defending champion Novak Djokovic and former champion Maria Sharapova advanced to the fourth round of the Australian Open Saturday with crushing victories in the first ... Read more...

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Bhupathi slams AITA over its pairing policies


January 19th, 2012 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Jan 19 (IANS) India's veteran tennis player Mahesh Bhuapthi Thursday slammed the All India Tennis Federation (AITA) policies when it comes to pairing players for big international events.Bhupathi ... Read more...

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Bopanna, Bhupathi aim to do well in all Slams before Olympics


January 18th, 2012 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Jan 18 (IANS) Indian doubles tennis player Rohan Bopanna said Wednesday that the focus will be on all the Grand Slams ahead of the 2012 London Olympics.Bopanna, who ... Read more...

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Bhupathi-Bopanna toil; Paes-Stepanek cruise into second round


January 18th, 2012 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Jan 18 (IANS) India's Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna came from a set down to win 5-7, 6-4, 6-4 against Australian pair of Mathew Edben and Chris Guccione ... Read more...

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Australian Open: Top seeds advance to second round (Roundup)


January 16th, 2012 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Jan 16 (IANS) Big names Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Caroline Wozniacki, Victoria Azarenka advanced to the second round of the Australian Open at Melbourne Park here Monday.Federer, seeded ... Read more...

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India pin hopes on doubles at Australian Open


January 15th, 2012 - 2:09 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Jan 15 (IANS) India's hopes at the Australian Open beginning Monday rest on the the brand new doubles pair, Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna, and Leander Paes, who ... Read more...

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Venus pulls out of Australian Open


January 10th, 2012 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 10 (IANS) Venus Williams, the seven-time Grand Slam singles champion, has withdrawn from the Australian Open.The US star announced Monday she was still struggling to return from ... Read more...

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Hewitt says he is a dangerous floater at Australian Open


January 7th, 2012 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 7 (IANS) Lleyton Hewitt, the youngest World No.1 a decade ago, is today ranked a lowly 186th coming from an injury-marred 2011 and he considers himself the ... Read more...

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Somdev eyes Olympic spot, top-50 position in 2012


December 26th, 2011 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 26 (IANS) The ATP Aircel Chennai Open commencing here Jan 3 will serve as a stepping stone for Indian Davis Cupper Somdev Devvarman, ranked 84, as he ... Read more...

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Brad Drewett new ATP chief


December 23rd, 2011 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, Dec 23 (IANS) Former tennis professional Brad Drewett, 53, has been appointed ATP's new executive chairman and president.Drewett, now an ATP senior executive, was voted in unanimously by ... Read more...

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It was Paes’s decision to split, reveals Bhupathi


November 30th, 2011 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) Indian tennis star Mahesh Bhupathi has broken the silence on his split with Leander Paes, saying it was his partner's decision to part ways ... Read more...

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Murray pulls out of Tour finals, Tipsarevic replaces him


November 23rd, 2011 - 2:42 am ICT by IANS
London, Nov 23 (IANS) World number three Andy Murray has pulled out of the ATP World Tour Finals with a groin injury.The British number one, who strained the muscle in ... Read more...

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Former World No.1 Hingis expected to play in Australian Open


October 4th, 2011 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Oct 4 (IANS) Former World No.1 Martina Hingis of Switzerland, along with compatriot Roger Federer, is expected to return to the Grand Slam with the 2012 Australian Open ... Read more...

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2012 Australian Open to be richest Grand Slam


October 4th, 2011 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
M0elbourne, Oct 4 (IANS) The 2012 Australian Open will be the richest tournament in Grand Slam history with the men's and women's winners each claiming approximately $2.2 million.The organisers Tuesday ... Read more...

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American duo Huber-Raymond wins US Open women’s doubles


September 12th, 2011 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 12 (IANS) Fourth-seeded American team of Liezel Huber and Lisa Raymond won the US Open Tennis Championship women's doubles title by outlasting defending champions Vania King ... Read more...

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Australian PM congratulates Stosur for US Open win


September 12th, 2011 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
Canberra, Sep 12 (IANS) Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard Monday congratulated tennis player Samantha Stosur for claiming the women's crown at the US Open.The 27-year-old Stosur became the first ... Read more...

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