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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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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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Sharapova curses final set charity against Azarenka


September 8th, 2012 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Maria Sharapova cursed her final-set form in the US Open semifinal defeat to Victoria Azarenka, saying she gave her opponent a free ride ... Read more...

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Sharapova happy with 2012


September 8th, 2012 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Maria Sharapova has announced she is "pretty happy" with her Grand Slam-winning season which she entered with apprehension due to a niggling ankle ... 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: Sharapova to face Azarenka in semis (Lead)


September 6th, 2012 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova survived a scare to beat 11th seed Marion Bartoli in the US Open women's singles quarterfinal here at ... Read more...

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Sharapova reaches US Open semi-finals


September 6th, 2012 - 12:40 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova defeated France's Marion Bartoli 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 to reach the US Open semi-finals.The match between Sharapova, the world ... Read more...

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US Open: Azarenka overcomes Stosur to reach semis (Lead)


September 5th, 2012 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 5 (IANS) World No.1 Victoria Azarenka advanced to the US Open semifinals for the first time with a 6-1, 4-6, 7-6(5) victory over seventh-seeded defending champion ... Read more...

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US Open: Rain postpones most matches


September 5th, 2012 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 5 (IANS) Frequent rains postponed most matches of the US Open here at the Flushing Meadows.The remnants of Hurricane Isaac dumped rain here a couple of ... Read more...

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US Open: Azarenka, Stosur to meet in quarters


September 3rd, 2012 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) World No.1 Victoria Azarenka and reigning champion Samantha Stosur won their fourth round matches to meet in the US Open quarterfinals here at ... Read more...

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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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U.S. Open: Robson ousts Li Na


September 1st, 2012 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 1 (IANS) British teen Laura Robson stunned Chinese ninth seed Li Na at the US Open here at the Flushing Meadows to book a fourth round ... Read more...

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I feared I was pregnant: Sharapova


August 28th, 2012 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova said she feared she was pregnant when she contracted a stomach bug earlier this month.Sharapova withdrew from the Canadian ... Read more...

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Kvitova rises to fifth in world rankings


August 26th, 2012 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Aug 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Petra Kvitova of Czech Republic rose to fifth in the new WTA rankings published Sunday after winning the New Haven Open.Kvitova defeated Russia's ... Read more...

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Maria Sharapova opens up a candy business


August 21st, 2012 - 7:14 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York City, Aug 21 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Tennis player Maria Sharapova just opened up a candy business. She says that she loves candy and opening up a candy business was exciting for ... Read more...

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Ill Sharapova out of Canadian Open


August 9th, 2012 - 1:04 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova has been forced to withdraw from the Rogers Cup in Montreal because of a "bad stomach virus", organisers said ... Read more...

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Federer, Azarenka retain top spot


August 6th, 2012 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Swiss great Roger Federer and Belarus's Victoria Azarenka hung on to their top spot in the world tennis rankings released Monday.In the men's ATP ... Read more...

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Olympic tennis: Williams sisters win doubles gold


August 5th, 2012 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Williams sisters, Serena and Venus, claimed their record fourth tennis gold in the Olympics as they overpowered Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka of ... Read more...

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Reports on Istanbul wedding false: Sharapova


August 5th, 2012 - 8:32 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Reports Maria Sharapova is to wed Slovenian basketball star and fiance Sasha Vujacic in Istanbul this fall are "false rumors", the Russian tennis star ... Read more...

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Olympic tennis: US flag blows away at ceremony


August 5th, 2012 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The flag of the US flew at the Olympic medal ceremony for Serena Williams' tennis victory Saturday, although not in the way organisers intended.With ... Read more...

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Olympic tennis: Williams stunned at success after Wimbledon


August 4th, 2012 - 11:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Serena Williams is stunned at her career success after completing the Golden Slam of wins in all four major tournaments and the Olympics, she ... Read more...

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Olympic tennis: Williams destroys Sharapova to win gold


August 4th, 2012 - 11:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Serena Williams of the US demolished Russia's Maria Sharapova to grab her first Olympic gold in the women's singles tennis Saturday.Fourth seed Williams blew ... Read more...

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Olympic tennis: Williams sets up final with Sharapova


August 4th, 2012 - 12:45 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Serena Williams thrashed Belarusian top seed Victoria Azarenka in the semifinal of Olympic tennis Friday to set up a battle for gold with Russia's ... Read more...

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Olympic tennis: Sharapova in women’s singles final


August 4th, 2012 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's Maria Sharapova ousted Maria Kirilenko in straight sets in an all-Russian semifinal at the Olympic tennis tournament here Friday.Sharapova swept past Kirilenko 6-3, ... 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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Sharapova ousts Lisicki for Clijsters quarterfinal


August 2nd, 2012 - 7:40 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 2 (IANS) Maria Sharapova reached the Olympic tennis quarterfinals Wednesday with a hard-fought three-set win over Germany's Sabine Lisicki.The Russian third seed battled to a 6-7 (8), ... Read more...

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Clijsters upsets Ivanovic at Olympics


August 1st, 2012 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Belgium's Kim Clijsters knocked out 11th seed Ana Ivanovic of Serbia in straight sets in the third round of the Olympic tennis tournament Wednesday.The ... Read more...

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Olympics: Sharapova sweats to oust Robson in round 2


August 1st, 2012 - 7:42 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Maria Sharapova beat Britain's Laura Robson, ranked 98 in the world, in the second round of the Olympic tournament Tuesday, but the Russian No. ... Read more...

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Olympic tennis: Sharapova saunters past Peer


July 30th, 2012 - 12:20 am ICT by IANS
London, July 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Maria Sharapova thrashed Israel's Shahar Peer in the first round of the Olympic tennis tournament at the Wimbledon grass court here Sunday.The 25-year-old Russian, ... Read more...

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Expect charming athletes at London Olympics: Chinese daily


July 27th, 2012 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 27 (IANS) The attention will be focussed on good-looking athletes at the London Olympics, said a state-run Chinese daily Friday.An article "What to expect at London Olympics: ... Read more...

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Murray handed tricky Olympics first-round match


July 26th, 2012 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Britain's Andy Murray is to face a tricky opponent in the first round of the Olympic tennis tournament at Wimbledon after being drawn against ... Read more...

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Olympics: Bhupathi-Bopanna seeded seventh, Federer top seed


July 26th, 2012 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 26 (IANS) India's men's doubles pair of Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna has been seeded seventh while Swiss Roger Federer, who reclaimed the top spot after winning ... Read more...

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Sharapova enthusiastic about dream Olympic debut


July 23rd, 2012 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 23 (IANS) Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova has said that she had dreamt of competing in the Olympic Games since she was a child and is looking ... 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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Sharapova stoic about losing No.1 spot


July 3rd, 2012 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Maria Sharapova is calm about losing the World No.1 spot with defeat in the fourth round at Wimbledon, the Russian tennis star has said.Either ... Read more...

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