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Sharapova admits breaking up with boyfriend


September 1st, 2012 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 1 (IANS) Four-time Grand Slam winner Maria Sharapova has admitted that she has broken up with Slovenian basketball player Sasha Vujacic.At her post-match news conference following ... Read more...

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Unsung Czech Lukas Rosol stuns Nadal (Lead)


June 29th, 2012 - 5:56 am ICT by IANS
London, June 29 (IANS) Little-known Czech Lukas Rosol pulled off one of the biggest upsets at Wimbledon by knocking out two-time champion Rafael Nadal over five sets in the ... Read more...

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Serena Williams loses in first round first time


May 30th, 2012 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, May 30 (IANS) Serena Williams was bundled out of the French Open tennis after she suffered the worst Grand Slam defeat of her career.The favourite for the women's ... Read more...

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Federer equals Jimmy Connors’ record of Grand Slam victories


May 28th, 2012 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, May 28 (IANS) Roger Federer eased past Germany's Tomas Kamke 6-2, 7-5, 6-3 in the men's singles first round of the French Open here Monday, equalling Jimmy Connors' ... Read more...

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Maria Sharapova’s new haircut sparks internet frenzy


April 18th, 2012 - 9:53 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A short haircut by Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova provoked a backlash among fans after she posted pictures of the new style on her ... Read more...

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Federer claims fourth Indian Wells title


March 19th, 2012 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
Indian Wells (California), March 19 (IANS) Swiss maestro Roger Federer claimed his fourth BNP Paribas title, beating American John Isner in straight sets here.Federer is at par with Spaniard ... Read more...

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Nadal to meet Federer in semis


March 17th, 2012 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Indian Wells (California), March 17 (IANS) World No.2 Rafael Nadal will face 16-times Grand Slam winner Roger Federer in the semi-finals of the BNP Paribas Open, Indian Wells as ... Read more...

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Indian Wells: Federer to face Del Potro in quarters


March 15th, 2012 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
Indian Wells (California), March 15 (IANS) Sixteen-times Grand Slam winner Roger Federer of Switzerland came back from a set down to beat Thomaz Bellucci in the fourth round of ... Read more...

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Djokovic, Messi favourites at Laureus awards


February 2nd, 2012 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 2 (IANS) World No.1 tennis player Novak Djokovic of Serbia and Argentina's football star Lionel Messi are the front runners for the the Laureus World Sports Awards ... Read more...

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Federer, Nadal in Australian Open quarters (Roundup)


January 22nd, 2012 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Jan 22 (IANS) Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal marched into the quarterfinals of the Australian Open tennis tournament here Sunday while Caroline Wozniacki and Kim Clijsters made it ... Read more...

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Djokovic the player to beat at Melbourne Park


January 15th, 2012 - 2:09 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Jan 13 (IANS) The season's first Grand Slam is here and the man who walked in along with Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer in the chasing pack last ... Read more...

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Brisbane Open: Hantuchova in finals after Clijster retires


January 6th, 2012 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
Brisbane, Jan 6 (IANS) Four-time Grand Slam winner Kim Clijsters pulled out mid-way with an hip injury in her semifinal tie against Daniela Hantuchova in the WTA Brisbane International tennis ... Read more...

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Federer clinches 70th career title at ATP Finals


November 28th, 2011 - 5:39 am ICT by IANS
London, Nov 28 (IANS) Swiss legend Roger Federer clinched the 70th title in his career after outplaying Frenchman Jo- Wilfried Tsonga 6-3, 6-7(6) and 6-3 at the ATP World ... Read more...

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Berdych seals semis berth in World Tour Finals


November 26th, 2011 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 26 (IANS) Seventh seed Thomas Berdych of the Czech Repuclic grabbed the final semi-final spot by beating Spain's David Ferrer 3-6, 7-5, 6-1 at the Barclays ATP ... Read more...

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Safin may become Russian president: Sampras


November 1st, 2011 - 10:39 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Nov 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian two-time Grand Slam winner Marat Safin, who has entered politics, has all chances to become the president in the next 20 years, former world ... Read more...

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Murray should stop blaming others for his defeat: Navratilova


March 23rd, 2011 - 3:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 23 (ANI): Tennis legend Martina Navratilova has asked British No.1 Andy Murray to stop blaming others for his defeat.The 18-time Grand Slam winner Navratilova has been unimpressed with Murray, ... Read more...

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Smriti, Sharmila star draw in Hero Honda women’s golf


February 1st, 2011 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 1 (IANS) Smriti Mehra, India's leading women's professional player, and 19-year-old Sharmila Nicollet, the current leader on the Hero Honda Women's Professional Golf Tour, will be the star attractions in ... Read more...

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Djokovic stuns defending champion Federer to enter Oz Open final


January 27th, 2011 - 7:06 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 27(ANI): World No.3 Novak Djokovic knocked defending champion Roger Federer out of the Australian Open with a stunning straight-sets win in their semi-final match on Thursday.Djokovic booked his place ... Read more...

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Rafael Nadal is new Armani underwear model


January 22nd, 2011 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 22 (ANI): Tennis ace Rafael Nadal has been unveiled as the new face of Giorgio Armani's underwear and jeans campaign.The Grand Slam winner has followed the likes of David ... Read more...

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Federer tips Nadal to win Australian Open


January 15th, 2011 - 1:10 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 15 (ANI): Defending champion and 16-time grand slam winner Roger Federer has tipped Rafael Nadal to win the Australian Open this year, as the World No.1 chases history.Nadal is ... Read more...

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Maria Sharapova unveils 2011 Australian Open outfit


January 13th, 2011 - 11:59 am ICT by ANI
London, Jan 13 (ANI): Tennis ace Maria Sharapova has unveiled her new outfit for the 2011 Australian Open which is a huge improvement compared to what she wore in Melbourne last ... Read more...

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Andre Agassi uses ‘nude’ image of wife Steffi Graf for charity


January 12th, 2011 - 11:50 am ICT by ANI
London, Jan 12 (ANI): Tennis legend Andre Agassi has reportedly shown a 'nude' picture of his wife Steffi Graf on his mobile phone to the winning bidder at a charity auction in ... Read more...

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Maria Sharapova’s engagement ring costs $250K


October 26th, 2010 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 26 (ANI): Maria Sharapova was recently spotted with her new engagement ring, which was given to her by her fiancee L.A. Laker Sasha Vujacic."This ring makes a statement. It's ... Read more...

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Olympic Gold Quest launches ‘Power your Champion’ programme


September 23rd, 2010 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) Olympic Gold Quest (OGQ) Thursday launched 'Power your Champion' programme to raise sustainable funding to create Olympic champions. The programme aims to get a million Indians to contribute ... Read more...

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Injuries, form behind foreign athletes’ pull-out: P.T Usha


September 23rd, 2010 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) Former sprint queen P.T. Usha feels it is indifferent form and injuries and not the recent controversies that have resulted in the pullout of some top foreign ... Read more...

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Federer has lost a little bit: Murray


August 18th, 2010 - 5:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 18 (ANI): British tennis ace Andy Murray, who beat record grand slam-winner Roger Federer in straight sets last weekend to win the Toronto Masters, says Federer has lost a ... Read more...

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Federer erases doubts with battling win over Berdych


August 14th, 2010 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Aug 14 (DPA) Roger Federer took a revenge win over the man who had beaten him twice this season, fighting from 2-5 down in the final set to overcome Tomas ... Read more...

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Federer wants to win at least 20 Grand Slam titles


August 13th, 2010 - 1:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug.13 (ANI): World Number Three Roger Federer, who is also known as 'The Pink Predator', has said that he would like to aim for at least 20 Grand Slam titles.Federer ... Read more...

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Zvonareva aims to upset Williams in Wimbledon final


July 1st, 2010 - 11:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 1 (DPA) Holder Serena Williams and Russian Vera Zvonareva saw off challenges from youngsters Thursday to meet in the Wimbledon women's final. The top seed Williams will be bidding for ... Read more...

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Federer reigns supreme with crushing win into quarter-finals


June 28th, 2010 - 11:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 28 (DPA) Roger Federer settled comfortably into his accustomed place in the Wimbledon quarter-finals as the six-time champion rediscovered the most lethal of his grass form with a 6-3, ... Read more...

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Beaten Henin keeps her Wimbledon expectations low


May 31st, 2010 - 11:26 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, May 31 (DPA) Justine Henin said Monday she will take a day to digest her first French Open defeat in six years, with the former number one adding that she would ... Read more...

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Gritty Nadal does it tough for victory over Nalbandian


March 29th, 2010 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
Miami, March 29 (DPA) Rafael Nadal worked to control an old foe while women's second seed Caroline Wozniacki overcame a bout of illness to advance Sunday at the Miami Masters. With grey ... Read more...

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Murray believes he can topple Federer with minor improvements in his game


February 2nd, 2010 - 12:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb. 2 (ANI): Andy Murray, whose Grand Slam dreams were dashed by Roger Federer in the Australian Open final, believes that he only needs minor improvements in his game to ... Read more...

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Super Williams now turns her focus to gridiron


January 31st, 2010 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Jan 31 (DPA) Serena Williams is heading off to the American football Super Bowl next weekend in Miami buoyed by her fifth title at the Australian Open. The American finally won ... Read more...

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Murray must seize initiative against Federer: Newcombe


January 31st, 2010 - 1:04 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan.31 (ANI): Former Grand Slam great John Newcombe has said British tennis star Andy Murray will have a moment to take the intiative against 15-Grand Slam winner Roger Federer in ... Read more...

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