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Murray first Brit to win Grand Slam singles title (Lead)


September 11th, 2012 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 11 (IANS) Andy Murray has overpowered Serbia's Novak Djokovic in five gruelling sets in a classic US Open final to become the first Britisher to win ... Read more...

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US title takes Murray to World No 3


September 11th, 2012 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 11 (IANS) Andy Murray has become the first British man to win a Grand Slam title since 1936 by defeating Serbian defending champion Novak Djokovic in ... Read more...

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US Open: Murray wins Grand Slam title at last (Second Lead)


September 11th, 2012 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 11 (IANS) Andy Murray became the first British man to win a Grand Slam men's singles title in 76 years after defeating Serbia's Novak Djokovic in ... Read more...

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Caroline Wozniacki out of women’s tennis top ten ranking


September 10th, 2012 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
Copenhagen, Sep 10 (IANS) Former world number one Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark has dropped out of the list of top-ten women tennis players for the first time in three ... Read more...

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Head-to-head: Djokovic vs. Murray


September 10th, 2012 - 12:20 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 10 (IANS) The US Open men's singles final between Novak Djokovic of Serbia and Andy Murray of Britain's makes for an exciting clash at the Flushing ... Read more...

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Serena Williams wins women’s singles at US Open


September 10th, 2012 - 12:10 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 10 (IANS) American Serena Williams won the last four games to beat top ranked Victoria Azarenka of Belarus 6-2, 2-6 and 7-5 to take her fourth ... Read more...

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US Open: Azarenka, Williams showdown for women’s title


September 8th, 2012 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 8 (IANS) Top-seeded Victoria Azarenka of Belarus overcame a lacklustre opening set to beat third-seeded former champion Maria Sharapova of Russia 3-6, 6-2, 6-4, setting up ... Read more...

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US Open: Paes-Stepanek face Bryan brothers in final


September 7th, 2012 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 7 (IANS) India's ace tennis player Leander Paes and his Czech partner Radek Stepanek cruised into the final of US Open men's doubles after Spaniards Marcel Granollers ... 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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Sharapova sets up Olympic semifinal with Kirilenko


August 3rd, 2012 - 6:24 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's Maria Sharapova reached the Olympic semifinals Thursday after beating Belgian veteran Kim Clijsters.Sharapova, who captured her fourth grand slam title at the 2012 ... Read more...

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Olympic tennis: Last chance for Paes and Bhupathi (Preview)


July 27th, 2012 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 27 (IANS) The only time India won a medal in tennis at the Olympic Games was when Leander Paes beat Fernando Meligini of Brazil for a bronze ... Read more...

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Federer says Olympics tougher than a Grand Slam


July 27th, 2012 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 27 (IANS) World No.1 tennis player Roger Federer says winning the Olympic gold could be harder than winning a Grand Slam title.Federer, who made history three ... Read more...

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Serena Williams wins fifth Wimbledon singles title


July 7th, 2012 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 7 (IANS) Serena Williams overcame a resurgent Agnieszka Radwanska to clinch a hard-fought 6-1, 5-7, 6-2 victory and earn her fifth Wimbledon singles title Saturday.The American, a ... Read more...

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Paes-Stepanek, Bhupathi-Bopanna knocked out of Wimbledon


July 4th, 2012 - 12:27 am ICT by IANS
London, July 3 (IANS) India's Leander Paes and his Czech partner Radek Stepanek along with the Indian pair of Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna crashed out of the men's ... Read more...

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Little-known Czech Rosol stuns Nadal at Wimbledon


June 29th, 2012 - 4:38 am ICT by IANS
London, June 29 (IANS) Rafael Nadal was Thursday knocked out of Wimbledon in the second round by the lowest-ranked player ever at a Grand Slam tournament. The two-time champion ... Read more...

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Tricky issues confront tennis selectors


June 14th, 2012 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 14 (IANS) Individual whims, backroom intrigue and politics are likely to dictate the selection of the Indian tennis contingent for the London Olympics as the All India ... Read more...

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Only wildcard can revive Sania’s Olympic hopes


June 11th, 2012 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) Sania Mirza failed to protect her top 10 ranking in doubles, slipping to 12 in the latest Women's Tennis Association (WTA) charts released Monday, ... Read more...

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Nadal wins record seventh French Open (Lead)


June 11th, 2012 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, June 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Rafael Nadal beat Novak Djokovic in a rain-delayed French Open final Monday to eclipse the great Bjorn Borg for a record seventh Roland Garros ... Read more...

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Djokovic: Taking on Nadal in French Open final is ultimate challenge


June 9th, 2012 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, June 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) World No.1 Novak Djokovic has said taking on Rafael Nadal in the French Open tennis tournament final will be the "ultimate challenge" for him.Serbian ... Read more...

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French title will not get Sania-Bhupathi London ticket


June 8th, 2012 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 8 (IANS) The French Open mixed doubles title may not ensure Mahesh Bhupathi and Sania Mirza an automatic ticket to the 2012 London Olympics. They have ... Read more...

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Olympic medal next target: Sania


June 8th, 2012 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 8 (IANS) Indian tennis star Sania Mirza, who Thursday won her maiden French Open mixed doubles title with compatriot Mahesh Bhupathi, said an Olympic medal is their ... Read more...

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Sania-Bhupathi claim maiden French Open crown (Lead)


June 8th, 2012 - 2:29 am ICT by IANS
Paris, June 8 (IANS) India's Sania Mirza and Mahesh Bhupathi captured their second mixed doubles Grand Slam title beating Klaudia Jans-Ignacik and Santiago Gonzalez 7-6, 6-1 in the French Open ... Read more...

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Federer, Djokovic rally to advance into last 8 at French Open


June 4th, 2012 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, June 4 (IANS) Third seed Roger Federer came back from one set down to beat Belgian newcomer David Goffin 5-7, 7-5, 6-2, 6-4 to reach the quarter-finals of ... Read more...

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Nadal, Li advance to 4th round at French Open


June 3rd, 2012 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, June 3 (IANS) Rafael Nadal reached the final 16 of the French Open with a 6-1, 6-3, 6-4 win over Eduardo Schwank of Argentina, making sure he would ... Read more...

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AITA confident of getting Sania to play in Olympics


May 30th, 2012 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) All India Tennis Association (AITA) secretary-general Anil Khanna is confident that a way could be found for Sania Mirza to play at the London ... Read more...

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Sharapova proud of her Russian origin


May 30th, 2012 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, May 30 (IANS/Ria Novosti) Despite being the world's highest-earning sportswoman, Russian No.1 tennis player Maria Sharapova says she's proud to hail from a run-down Siberian town."I am really happy ... 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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Federer expects to regain top spot with another Grand Slam title


May 7th, 2012 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, May 7 (IANS) Former world No.1 Roger Federer has said that he could recover the top spot with a Grand Slam title this season.The 30-year-old Swiss, coming back ... Read more...

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Djokovic dreams big in Olympic year


April 19th, 2012 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
Belgrade, April 19 (IANS) Winning all the four tennis Grand Slams and an Olympic gold is never easy, but Serbia's World No.1 Novak Djokovic dreams of fulfilling it.The Serbian ... Read more...

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Djokovic to face Ferrer in Sony Ericsson Open quarters


March 28th, 2012 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Miami (Florida), March 28 (IANS) World No.1 and defending champion Novak Djokovic reached the Sony Ericsson Open, Miami 2012, tennis quarterfinals defeating 17th seed Richard Gasquet 7-5, 6-3 in ... Read more...

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I dare to dream: Djokovic


February 7th, 2012 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 7 (IANS) "I dare to dream about becoming the best player. Now I have this special award and I think everything is possible," said Serbian tennis giant ... Read more...

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Maken hopes Paes would win another Olympic medal


January 30th, 2012 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 30 (IANS) Sports Minister Ajay Maken Monday congratulated India's tennis veteran Leander Paes for winning his maiden men's doubles title at the Australian Open and hoped that ... 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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Australian Open: Nadal overcomes Berdych, to meet Federer in semis (Roundup)


January 24th, 2012 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Jan 24 (IANS) Rafael Nadal set up a semifinal clash against arch-rival Roger Federer at the Australian Open after beating Tomas Berdych in a gruelling men's singles last ... Read more...

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Australian open: Wozniacki loses to Clijsters, surrenders World No.1 spot


January 24th, 2012 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Jan 24 (IANS) World No.1 Caroline Wozniacki's hopes of winning her first Grand Slam title were dashed Tuesday when she lost to defending champion Kim Clijsters in the ... Read more...

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