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Andy Murray withdraws from Rogers Cup


August 10th, 2012 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Aug 10 (IANS) Olympic gold medallist Andy Murray withdrew from the Rogers Cup due to a knee injury, joining the growing list of top players absent from Canada's ... Read more...

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China’s tennis team faces uphill task at London Olympics


July 9th, 2012 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 9 (IANS) Superstar Li Na will lead the Chinese charge at the All England Club for the 2012 London Olympic tennis event which features the strongest ever ... Read more...

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China’s Zheng tags herself ‘lightweight tennis champion’


July 1st, 2012 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 1 (IANS) Being one of the most dimunitive figures in the Wimbledon, Chinese tennis player Zheng Jie feels like a 'lightweight champion'.Zheng stands only 1.64 metres and ... Read more...

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Wimbledon: Del Potro sinks Nishikori


July 1st, 2012 - 8:06 am ICT by IANS
London, July 1 (IANS) Argentine ninth seed Juan Martin del Potro booked his passage into the fourth round at Wimbledon with a commanding straight-sets win over Japan's Kei Nishikori, ... Read more...

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Djokovic confident of winning maiden French Open crown


May 26th, 2012 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, May 26 (IANS) The World No.1 tennis player Novak Djokovic has backed himself to win the 2012 French Open though he conceded clay court expert Rafael Nadal remained ... Read more...

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Australian Open: Nishikori eliminates Tsonga, Makarova stuns Serena


January 23rd, 2012 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
Melboune, Jan 23 (IANS) Kei Nishikori eliminated sixth-seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France Monday to advance into the quarterfinals of the Australian Open on Monday, becoming the first Japanese to ... Read more...

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Stosur breaks Australia’s heart (Roundup)


January 17th, 2012 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Jan 17 (IANS) Local favourite and sixth seed Samantha Stosur crashed out of the Australian Open after losing 6-7, 3-6 to Romanian Sorana Cirstea in the women's singles ... 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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Grand Slam history beckons Nadal, but he insists he is under no pressure


January 16th, 2011 - 2:53 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan.16 (ANI): The prospect of the 24-year-old Spaniard Rafael Nadal becoming only the third man ever to hold all four Grand Slam titles is the talk of this year's Australian ... Read more...

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Pak tennis star Aisam aims at World No. 1 spot in men’s and mixed doubles


September 16th, 2010 - 5:14 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Sept 16 (ANI): Pakistan's tennis star Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi, who has been appreciated for his skills as well as humanitarian goals, has stated that his objective is to attain the top ... Read more...

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Pak tennis sensation Aisam gets grand welcome at home


September 16th, 2010 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Sept 16 (ANI): Pakistan's tennis star Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi received a hero's homecoming, with government and Pakistan Tennis Federation (PTF) officials welcoming him with garlands, as his fans raised slogans "long ... Read more...

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‘Indo-Pak Express’ aiming for No.1 spot


September 13th, 2010 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 13 (IANS) The final destination for the "Indo-Pak Express" is the No.1 spot and the objective is well within the sights of Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi. Reaching the US ... Read more...

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Aisam becomes first Pak player to cruise into grand slam event


September 7th, 2010 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Sept.7 (ANI): Tennis star Aisamul Haq has become the first from Pakistan to reach the semi-finals of any grand slam event.Aisam reserved a berth in the mixed doubles semis ... Read more...

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Sania cruises to second round, Somdev crashes out of US Open


August 31st, 2010 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Aug 31 (IANS) India's Sania Mirza cruised to the second round of the women's singles while Somdev Devvarman crashed out in the opening round of the US Open tennis ... Read more...

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Roger Federer hires Paul Annacone as full-time coach


August 30th, 2010 - 7:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 30 (ANI): Roger Federer has confirmed that he has hired Pete Sampras' former coach, Paul Annacone, as his full-time coach after a successful trial period over the past month. ... Read more...

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Murray says he would love to play for free at Wimbledon


July 2nd, 2010 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 2 (ANI): British tennis ace Andy Murray has said that the prize money on offer at Wimbledon is not such a great attraction for him, and added that he ... Read more...

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Sania makes first-round exit from Wimbledon


June 22nd, 2010 - 10:48 am ICT by IANS
London, June 22 (IANS) India's Sania Mirza-Malik was beaten in straight sets in the first round of the women's singles on the opening day of the all-England lawn tennis championships at Wimbledon ... Read more...

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Stosur will take fight to Serena Williams in quarterfinals of French Open


June 2nd, 2010 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jun 2 (ANI): Samantha Stosur, who is on the road to becoming first Australian singles titleholder at Roland Garros in 37 years after she beat Justin Henin, is all set ... Read more...

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Tennis star Simona Halep loses the boobs and the French Open title too


May 27th, 2010 - 4:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 27 (ANI): Teenage tennis star Simona Halep went under the knife to reduce her breasts, but that didn't help her get ahead at the French Open.The 18-year-old player felt uncomfortable ... Read more...

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Venus Williams Wooed Spectators, Clinched Win At Roland Garros


May 24th, 2010 - 6:12 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Paris, May 24, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Venus Williams raced all the way to victory at Roland Garros as she took over Patty Schnyde on Sunday. It was a straight set win ... Read more...

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Stosur can end Aussie women’s title drought in French Open: Pratt


May 21st, 2010 - 5:40 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, May 21(ANI): Former Australian tennis star Nicole Pratt has backed Samantha Stosur to break a 30-year drought for Australian women's tennis by winning the French Open, which begins on Sunday.Australian ... Read more...

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Williams retains Australian Open title, wins 12th Grand Slam (Lead)


January 30th, 2010 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Jan 30 (DPA) Serena Williams claimed her 12th Grand Slam title as she won the Australian Open for the fifth time with a 6-4, 3-6, 6-2 defeat of Justine Henin ... Read more...

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Serena Williams crushes Stosur to storm into Australian Open quarterfinals


January 25th, 2010 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 25(ANI): Defending champion Serena Williams put an end to world No.13 Samantha Stosur's Australian Open campaign on Monday with a straight-sets fourth-round win at Rod Laver Arena.Williams broke Stosur ... Read more...

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Tennis stars to play for Haiti earthquake victims


January 16th, 2010 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Jan 16 (DPA) Roger Federer is to lead major tennis stars in a Sunday benefit for Haitian earthquake victims, with the world number one saying the idea came to him ... Read more...

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Yuki plays Minar in Australian Open qualifiers


January 12th, 2010 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Jan 12 (IANS) India's teen sensation Yuki Bhambri has entered the Australian Open men's qualifiers and he takes on Czech Jan Minar in the first round of his maiden ... Read more...

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Newcombe not convinced Tomic is Hewitt’s successor


December 25th, 2009 - 12:40 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec. 25 (ANI): Australian tennis great John Newcombe does not support the view that Queenslander Bernard Tomic is the most likely successor to Lleyton Hewitt as his country's next world ... Read more...

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India’s top 10 sportspersons of the year (Flashback 2009)


December 18th, 2009 - 2:30 pm ICT by IANS
By Pragya Tiwari New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) Olympic bronze medallist Vijender Singh, old guard of Indian tennis Leander Paes, new star Somdev Devvarman and golf's new poster boy Chinnaswamy Muniyappa were ... Read more...

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Federer storms back in 2009


December 12th, 2009 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 12 (DPA) Roger Federer returned to the summit after being temporarily written off as a major competitive force as men's tennis made a U-turn at the top in 2009. The ... Read more...

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Paes to face Bhupathi in US open doubles clash


September 11th, 2009 - 6:49 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Sep 11 (ANI): Irrespective of who wins or loses, India will triumph as two of its tennis stars-Mahesh Bhupathi and Leander Paes-face each other in the US Open men's doubles ... Read more...

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Sania, Somdev advance to US Open second round (Lead)


September 1st, 2009 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 1 (IANS) India's Sania Mirza and Somdev Devvarnman got off to winning starts in the US Open tennis at Flushing Meadows. The 161st-ranked Somdev dispatched the 110th-ranked Portuguese Fredrico Gil ... Read more...

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Somdev, Sania in US Open second round


September 1st, 2009 - 11:46 am ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 1 (IANS) India's Somdev Devvarman had an easy outing while Sania Mirza battled to enter the singles' second round of the US Open tennis at the Flushing Meadows. The ... Read more...

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Somdev clears first round, Prakash loses in US Open qualifiers


August 26th, 2009 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Aug 26 (IANS) India's Somdev Devvarman won his first round in his bid for a place in the US Open tennis main draw, beating American Alex Bogomolov Jr 6-3, ... Read more...

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Soderling can beat anyone: Borg


June 1st, 2009 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
Stockholm, June 1 (DPA) Former Swedish tennis great Bjorn Borg Monday hailed compatriot Robin Soderling's upset against defending French Open champion Rafael Nadal. "If you can defeat Nadal on clay in Paris, ... Read more...

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Murray keen to overtake Federer in world rankings


May 24th, 2009 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 24 (ANI): The world's third best and Britain's top tennis player Andy Murray has set himself an ambitious target for this year's French Open - replacing Roger Federer as ... Read more...

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Yuki overwhelmed by crowd support at Melbourne


February 2nd, 2009 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 2 (IANS) Junior Australian Open champion Yuki Bhambri, who returned home Monday, said he was touched by the overwhelming crowd support he received during his matches at the Melbourne ... Read more...

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