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Sharma puts out Vijayaraghavan in ITF event


July 30th, 2012 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 30 (IANS) Kaza Vinayak Sharma ousted higher ranked fellow-Indian Ashwin Vijayraghavan 6-2, 4-6, 6-4 in the first round of the Dr KCG Verghese-GNC ITF Futures men's tennis tournament ... Read more...

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Myneni pockets title


July 28th, 2012 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 28 (IANS) India's Saketh Myneni, second seed, got past fourth seed Suk-Yun Jeong of Korea 6-3, 2-6, 6-4 to lift the singles title in the Indian Oil Servo ... Read more...

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Close call for Vijay Sundar


July 24th, 2012 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 24 (IANS) Fifth seeded Vijay Sundar Prasanth survived a strong challenge from Ashwin Vijayragavan and advanced to the second round of the Indian Oil Servo ITF Futures Men's ... Read more...

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Jeevan survives close match in Bangalore ITF event


June 12th, 2012 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 12 (IANS) Fourth seed Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan survived a tough two-setter to beat a defiant Sidharth Rawat 7-6 (6), 7-5 and moved into the pre-quarter-finals of the $10,000 Toyota ... Read more...

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Thai surprise for Vilardo in ITF meet


June 11th, 2012 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 11 (IANS) Qualifier Warit Sornbutnark from Thailand prevailed over the eighth seeded Francesco Vilardo of Italy in a baseline duel that lasted two hours, 41 minutes, 3-6, 6-2, ... Read more...

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Vardhan, Balaji in title round of ITF meet


June 8th, 2012 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
Mysore June 8 (IANS) Vishnu Vardhan and Sriram Balaji virtually snatched victories from the jaws of defeat in the semi-finals to set up a title clash in the $10,000 ... Read more...

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Vardhan, Balaji in title round of ITF meet


June 8th, 2012 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
Mysore June 8 (IANS) Vishnu Vardhan and Sriram Balaji virtually snatched victories from the jaws of defeat in the semi-finals to set up a title clash in the $10,000 ... Read more...

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Windies go down fighting as series ends tied


March 26th, 2012 - 12:40 pm ICT by IANS
Gros Islet (St.Lucia), March 25 (IANS/CMC) A valiant West Indies fought to the end but their dreams of beating Australia in a one-day series for the first time in nearly two ... Read more...

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Paes-Stepanek shock Bryan brothers; lift Australian Open men’s doubles title (Lead)


January 28th, 2012 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Jan 28 (IANS) India's veteran tennis ace Leander Paes finally completed a career Grand Slam of winning all the four major tennis titles by winning the Australian Open men's ... 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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Australian Open: Fish biggest casualty in second round


January 18th, 2012 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Jan 18 (IANS) Eighth-seeded American Mardy Fish became the biggest casualty in the men's singles draw as he crashed out in the second round of the Australian ... Read more...

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Australian Open: Stosur stunned; Djokovic, Sharapova advance


January 17th, 2012 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Jan 17 (IANS) Reigning US Open champion Samantha Stosur became the first big casualty in the Australian Open tennis tournament here after losing 6-7, 3-6 to Romanian Sorana ... Read more...

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India relegated, Japan through to Davis Cup World Group(Lead)


September 18th, 2011 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Sep 18 (IANS) India are relegated to Davis Cup Asia-Oceania Group I after a crushing 1-4 loss in the World Group play-off to Japan, who are now ... Read more...

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Davis Cup: Bhupathi-Bopanna keep India alive by winning doubles


September 17th, 2011 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Sep 17 (IANS) Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna Saturday warded off a spirited challenge from Japan's Tatsuma Ito and Yuichi Sugita in the doubles to keep India alive ... Read more...

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Kinoshita not so lucky in the final against Shlomo


May 14th, 2011 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) Israeli Keren Shlomo overcame a tenacious Misa Kinoshita of Japan 2-6, 6-2, 6-2 to claim her second successive $10,000 ITF tournament here Saturday at the ... Read more...

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Prerna, Ankita only Indians to advance to quarterfinals


May 11th, 2011 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) India's Prerna Bhambri overcame Ratnika Batra in a closely-fought three-setter to storm into the quarterfinals on a day when Oman's top seed Fatma Al Nabhani ... Read more...

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Qualifier Somdev stuns Baghdatis, enters third round


March 13th, 2011 - 4:33 am ICT by IANS
Indian Wells (California), March 13 (IANS) India's No. 1 Somdev Devvarman pulled off a stunner at the PNB Paribas tennis tournament by knocking out 19th seed Marcos Baghdatis in ... Read more...

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Murray to face convicted drug cheat Karol Beck in Australian Open


January 17th, 2011 - 12:53 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 17(ANI): British tennis star Andy Murray will kick off his Australian Open campaign against convicted drug cheat Karol Beck on Tuesday.Beck was banned for two years after testing positive ... Read more...

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Indians knocked out of Chennai Open singles (Roundup)


January 5th, 2011 - 12:44 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 4 (IANS) It was a black Tuesday for home players as Somdev Devvarman, Rohan Bopanna and Yuki Bhambri were knocked out of the singles competition in the Aircel ATP ... Read more...

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Sania Mirza books berth in women’s singles tennis finals


October 8th, 2010 - 4:28 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 8 (ANI): Ace tennis star Sania Mirza beat Australia's Olivia Rogowska 1-6, 6-4, 6-4 on Friday to enter the women's singles tennis finals at the XIXth Commonwealth Games.Earlier on ... Read more...

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CWG Tennis: Bopanna, Rushmi cruise to second round (Lead)


October 4th, 2010 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 4 (IANS) India's Rohan Bopanna and Rushmi Chakravarthi warmed up for the sterner tests ahead with uncomplicated victories in their opening rounds at the Commonwealth Games tennis event ... Read more...

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Indian challenge ends in Asian junior tennis


May 29th, 2010 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) The Indian challenge in the Asian Junior Tennis Championships ended Saturday with Rishika Sunkara and Vaidik Munshaw going down in the rain-interrupted semifinals here Saturday. Sunkara, seeded seventh, ... Read more...

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Somdev stuns top-100 player, meets Baghdatis next


February 23rd, 2010 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Feb 23 (IANS) India's No. 1 Somdev Devvarman pulled off a stunning 6-4, 7-5 victory over a top-100 player Swiss Marco Chiudinelli and moved into the second round of the ... Read more...

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Poojashree wins the $10,000 ITF tournament


August 15th, 2009 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) A four-hour rain delay gave enough time for India's Poojashree Venkatesh to plan a strategy to outlast an impatient, erratic top seed Emily Webley-Smith of Britain 7-6(8), ... Read more...

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Vishnu beats Gajjar to wins maiden ITF title


July 11th, 2009 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh's Vishnu Vardhan won his maiden International Tennis Federation title with a clinical 6-4, 6-2 demolition of Rohan Gajjar in the $15,000 Central Bank tournament at ... Read more...

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Yuki has it easy in the ITF tournament opener


June 30th, 2009 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) Yuki Bhambri was clinical in his 6-2, 6-0 demolition of Ashwin Kumar in the first round of $15,000 International Tennis Federation (ITF) tournament at the DLTA complex ... Read more...

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Rushmi runs out of steam, loses in ITF semi-final


May 29th, 2009 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) Rushmi Chakravarthi, exhausted after three energy-sapping rounds, lost rather tamely 3-6, 2-6, to Israel's Keren Shlomo in the semi-final of the International Tennis Federation (ITF) tournament at ... Read more...

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Davis Cup: Misra says India have 50-50 chance


March 6th, 2009 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kaohsiung(Chinese Taipei), March 6 (IANS) Indian Davis Cup non-playing captain S. P. Misra said India have a 50-50 chance of winning their Asia-Oceania Group I tie against Chinese Taipei after sharing the ... Read more...

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Davis Cup: India, Chinese Taipei split opening day’s singles (Lead)


March 6th, 2009 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
Kaohsiung (Chinese Taipei), March 6 (IANS) Somdev Devvarman expectedly gave India the first singles and predictably, on current form, Lu Yen-hsun made it 1-1 for Chinese Taipei on the opening day of ... Read more...

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Sania falters at Pattaya Open final (Lead)


February 15th, 2009 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
Pattaya, Feb 15 (IANS) India's Sania Mirza gave World no.5 and top seed Vera Zvonareva some tense moments but made far too many errors to lose the $220,000 Pattaya Open tennis final ... Read more...

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Sania in Pattaya Open quarters, to play Tamarine Tanasugarn (Lead)


February 12th, 2009 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, Feb 12 (IANS) India's Sania Mirza entered the quarter-finals of the Pattaya Open with a 6-4, 6-0 demolition of Russian qualifier Vitalia Diatchenko here Thursday. The Indian broke the 18-year-old Diatchenko five ... Read more...

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Serena beats Dementieva to enter Australian Open final


January 29th, 2009 - 2:27 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 29 (ANI): Second seed Serena Williams gained entry to her third consecutive Grand Slam final, beating Elena Dementieva in straight sets at the final of the Australian Open on ... Read more...

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Sania crashes out of Australian Open singles (Lead)


January 21st, 2009 - 1:31 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Jan 21 (IANS) India's campaign in the Australian Open singles came to an end with Sania Mirza crashing out of the women's section with a 3-6, 2-6 loss at the hands ... Read more...

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Somdev reaches Chennai Open final, to play Marin Cilic (Lead)


January 10th, 2009 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 10 (IANS) India's Somdev Devvarman entered the final of the $450,000 ATP Chennai Open tennis tournament without hitting a ball and will take on third seeded Marin Cilic who Saturday ... Read more...

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Bojana to meet Sandra in ITF tennis final; Hwang-Ling win doubles


December 26th, 2008 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 26 (IANS) Serbia's Bojana Jovanovski Friday took out top seed Masa Zec-Peskiric in a gruelling three-setter to enter the final of the $50,000 women's ITF at the Delhi ... Read more...

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