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Australian Open: Djokovic sails into 3rd round


January 19th, 2012 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Jan 19 (IANS) World No.1 Novak Djokovic overcame the mid-afternoon heat to breeze through his men's singles second round Australian Open match against Colombian Santiago Giraldo 6-3, 6-2, ... Read more...

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Somdev gets Australian Open wildcard


January 6th, 2011 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Jan 6 (IANS) India's Somdev Devvarman has been given a wildcard in the 2011 Australian Open, starting Jan 17, and he will make his maiden appearance at the Melbourne Park. ... Read more...

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India can hope for a rich haul of tennis medals


September 14th, 2010 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
By Pragya Tiwari (Attn Editors: This is the seventh of the previews discussing India's chances in various disciplines at the Oct 3-14 Commonwealth Games. The piece is on tennis.) New Delhi, Sep 14 ... Read more...

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No Stosur, Hewitt in Australia’s CWG tennis squad


August 18th, 2010 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 18 (IANS) Australia Wednesday announced a second string tennis squad for the Oct 3-14 Commonwealth Games without their star players Lleyton Hewitt and Samantha Stosur. The eight-member team will be ... Read more...

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Tennis star Dokic’s dad released from prison on parole


April 16th, 2010 - 5:48 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Apr.16 (ANI): Australian tennis star Jelena Dokic's father and former coach Damir has been released from prison and is on parole until May 6.According to the Daily Telegraph, Damir was released ... Read more...

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Federer says ATP needs global sponsor (Australian Open diary)


January 25th, 2010 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Jan 25 (DPA) While playing for a fourth Australian Open title, Roger Federer is also taking his duties as head of the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) player council seriously. While ... Read more...

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Spain in third Hopman final with singles sweeps


January 7th, 2010 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS
Perth, Jan 7 (DPA) Two-time champion Spain barrelled past Australia Thursday to set the stage for a possible Hopman Cup trophy hat trick with a defeat of the hard-luck hosts 2-0. Tournament debutante ... Read more...

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Ivanovic opens the year with win


January 5th, 2010 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
Brisbane, Jan 5 (DPA) Ana Ivanovic won her first match since mid-August as the Serb defeated Australian Jelena Dokic 7-5, 1-6, 6-3 Monday to start with a welcome victory at the Brisbane ... Read more...

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Hewitt claws Australia into contention against Romania


January 2nd, 2010 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
Perth, Jan 2 (DPA) Lleyton Hewitt returned to tennis after a break of two-and-a-half months, producing a fighting 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7-2) defeat of Victor Hanescu to pull top seed Australia level ... Read more...

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Dokic aiming to break back into top 20


January 1st, 2010 - 2:24 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan. 1 (ANI): Australian tennis star Jelena Dokic has set herself the goal of breaking back into the world's top 20 in 2010.Dokic, who will start her campaign at the Brisbane ... Read more...

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Damir Dokic’s appeal adjourned indefinitely


December 24th, 2009 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Sremska Mitrovica (Serbia), Dec. 24 (ANI): Tennis player Jelena Dokic's jailed father Damir's appeal has been adjourned indefinitely, and he fears his appeal will only be heard some time in 2010 because ... Read more...

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Back trouble to force Safina out of Brisbane


December 11th, 2009 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
Brisbane (Australia), Dec 11 (DPA) The back pain which forced former number one Dinara Safina to quit a year-end match in tears after just 12 minutes will also keep the Russian ... Read more...

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Tennis star Dokic’s jailed dad goes on hunger strike


October 9th, 2009 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct.9 (ANI): Tennis player Jelena Dokic's father has launched a hunger strike to protest against his 15-month jail sentence for threatening Australia's ambassador to Serbia.Damir Dokic's lawyer Bosiljka Djukic said she ... Read more...

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Jelena Dokic’s father sentenced to 15 months in retrial


September 25th, 2009 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
Belgrade (Serbia), Sep 25(ANI): A Serbian court has upheld a ruling that sentenced Damir Dokic, father of Serbian-Australian tennis player Jelena Dokic, to 15 months in jail over threats to Australia's ambassador ... Read more...

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Dokic’s dad says his jailing is part of a political plot


June 15th, 2009 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
Belgrade (Serbia), June 15 (ANI): Australian tennis star Jelena Dokic's father Damir has claimed that his being sent to jail is part of a political plot to grab his multi-million dollar property.Damir ... Read more...

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Tennis star Jelena Dokic to fly to Serbia


June 12th, 2009 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI
Belgrade (Serbia)/London, June 12 (ANI): Tennis star Jelena Dokic is reportedly preparing to fly to Serbia from London to support her father and could arrive in Belgrade around 8 p.m. Melbourne time ... Read more...

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Safin determined to crank up lifestyle post retirement (French Open diary)


May 29th, 2009 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, May 29 (DPA) Marat Safin, well-remembered for dropping his shorts during a French Open match several years ago, insists he's not a bad boy of tennis. "Well, I don't know about bad ... Read more...

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Blake vows to overcome his continuing clay demons (French Open Notebook)


May 27th, 2009 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, May 27 (DPA) After winning one match in the last three years at the French Open, James Blake is again just moving on after another minor disaster of a spring ... Read more...

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Dokic grateful to Australians for supporting her tennis career


May 27th, 2009 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, May 27 (Xinhua) Jelena Dokic, playing at the French Open for the first time since 2004, thanked all the Australians for saving her tennis career. Australian citizen Dokic, who was born in ... Read more...

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Dokic’s dad charged over ambassador death threats


May 22nd, 2009 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI
Ruma (Serbia), May 22 (ANI): Damir Dokic, the infamous dad of Australian tennis star Jelena Dokic, has been charged with threatening to endanger the safety of the Australian ambassador to Serbia and ... Read more...

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Damir Dokic says all his threats were ‘a joke’


May 8th, 2009 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, May 8 (ANI): The father of Australian tennis star Jelena Dokic has expressed regret over his alleged threats to kill Australia's ambassador to Serbia, insisting his comments were "a joke".Damir Dokic ... Read more...

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Tennis star Jelena Dokic upset over father’s arrest in Serbia


May 8th, 2009 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, May 8 (ANI): Australian tennis star Jelena Dokic has expressed distress over the arrest of her father, Damir in Serbia, after he allegedly threatened to kill Australia's ambassador to Serbia.Damir Dokic ... Read more...

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Father admits beating Oz tennis ace Jelena ‘for her sake’


May 7th, 2009 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, May 7 (ANI): Damir Dokic, the father of Australian tennis ace Jelena Dokic, has admitted to hitting his daughter, and defended his aggression, saying that it was "for her sake.""If I ... Read more...

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Jelena’s father arrested over threat to blow up Oz Embassy


May 7th, 2009 - 12:46 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, May 7 (ANI): The father of Australian tennis ace Jelena Dokic has been arrested after police found two illegal "bombs" from his home.Damir Dokic was arrested today after he threatened to ... Read more...

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Dokic’s father threatens to blow up embassy over interview


May 6th, 2009 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, May 6 (ANI): Tennis star Jelena Dokic's father, Damir, is threatening to blow up the Australian embassy in Belgrade following his daughter's revelations that he physically abused her.The Serbian newspaper, Blic, ... Read more...

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Jelena Dokic had received physical abuse from her father


May 4th, 2009 - 10:44 pm ICT by GD
Jelena Dokic has come up with one of the most shocking revelations about her familial ties. The revelation was not an unexpected one because there was news about her traumatic relationship with ... Read more...

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Jelena Dokic accuses father of abuse


May 4th, 2009 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 4 (DPA) Australian tennis player Jelena Dokic said Monday she left home nine years ago to escape the physical abuse meted out by her father, Damir. The 26-year-old told the Sydney ... Read more...

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Tennis star Dokic says her father abused her


May 4th, 2009 - 1:02 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, May 4 (ANI): Australian tennis player Jelena Dokic has said that her father, Damir, physically abused her during their tumultuous relationship.Dokic, who is estranged from her father, told how she had ... Read more...

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Stephanie Rice named World’s Sexiest Sportswoman


May 3rd, 2009 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, May 03 (ANI): Swimming sensation Stephanie Rice has been named the sexiest sportswoman in the world.Rice came in at No.30 in FHM magazine's 100 sexiest women in the world in ... Read more...

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Dokic exits Indian Wells tennis tournament


March 12th, 2009 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
Indian Wells (California), March 12 (DPA) Jelena Dokic stumbled to another disheartening defeat six weeks after her surprise Australian Open quarter-final, crashing out here in the first round of the Indian Wells ... Read more...

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Fed Cup: India relegated to Asia Oceania Zone Group II


February 8th, 2009 - 11:39 am ICT by IANS
Perth, Feb 7 (IANS) The Indian women's team were relegated to Asia Oceania Zone Group II in Fed Cup tennis after losing 0-3 in the play-off against Chinese Taipei here Saturday. Having lost ... Read more...

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Jelena’s brother hopes to reunite with star sister


February 5th, 2009 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
Perth, Feb 5 (DPA) With Jelena Dokic finally putting her life back together both on and off the court, the surprise Australian Open quarter-finalist may soon be back in contact with her ... Read more...

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Jelena Dokic signs a million dollar Jetstar deal


January 30th, 2009 - 5:06 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan. 30 (ANI): Jelena Dokic has capped a spectacular comeback in women''s tennis with a whopping million-dollar sponsorship deal, besides her prize money. Dokic, 25 has signed a three-year-contract - her ... Read more...

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Fans welcome decision to close roof (Australian Open diary)


January 29th, 2009 - 10:43 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Jan 29 (IANS) Tennis fans have welcomed the decision to close the centre-court roof on another scorching hot day at the Australian Open. The mercury rose beyond 40 degrees as ... Read more...

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Federer, Dokic draw huge TV audience (Australian Open Notebook)


January 29th, 2009 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Jan 29 (DPA) Jelena Dokic and Roger Federer provided a power punch for Australian Open ratings this week, with those contests watched by only a slightly smaller number of viewers than ... Read more...

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