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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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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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Paes brings cheer on a day cricketers cave in


January 28th, 2012 - 10:46 pm ICT by IANS
Adelaide/Melbourne, Jan 28 (IANS) Tennis veteran Leander Paes gave Indian fans in Australia something to cheer about by winning the Australian Open men's doubles title on a day when ... Read more...

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Sania-Bhupathi crash out of Australian Open


January 27th, 2012 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Jan 27 (IANS) India's Sania Mirza and Mahesh Bhupathi lost their semi-finals match of the mixed doubles event in straight sets at the Australian Open here Friday.The No.4 seeds ... Read more...

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Paes-Stepanek storm into final of Australian Open


January 26th, 2012 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Jan 26 (IANS) The newly formed pair of Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek stormed into the men's doubles final of the Australian Open, defeating second seeds Max Mirnyi ... Read more...

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Australian Open: Sania-Vesnina surprise Raymond-Huber to enter semis


January 24th, 2012 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Jan 24 (IANS) India's Sania Mirza and her Russian partner Elena Vesnina beat fancied American duo of Liezel Huber and Lisa Raymond 6-3, 5-7, 7-6 to enter the women's ... Read more...

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Australian Open: Federer, Nadal cruise into quarters


January 22nd, 2012 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Jan 22 (IANS) Roger Federer beat host-favourite teenager Bernard Tomic while Rafael Nadal defeated Spanish teammate Feliciano Lopez to enter the men's singles quarterfinals of the Australian Open ... Read more...

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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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Australian Open: Top seeds advance to second round (Roundup)


January 16th, 2012 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Jan 16 (IANS) Big names Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Caroline Wozniacki, Victoria Azarenka advanced to the second round of the Australian Open at Melbourne Park here Monday.Federer, seeded ... Read more...

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Australian Open: Sania loses in first round of women’s singles


January 16th, 2012 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Jan 16 (IANS) India's challenge in the singles event of the Australian Open ended on the opening day when Sania Mirza lost to Tsvetana Pironkova of Bulgaria 4-6, 2-6 ... 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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Former World No.1 Hingis expected to play in Australian Open


October 4th, 2011 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Oct 4 (IANS) Former World No.1 Martina Hingis of Switzerland, along with compatriot Roger Federer, is expected to return to the Grand Slam with the 2012 Australian Open ... Read more...

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Wimbledon: Paes-Bhupathi crash out in second round


June 25th, 2011 - 11:52 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 25 (IANS) India's top doubles pair Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi crashed out of the second round of Wimbledon tennis with a 6-2, 3-6, 6-7(1), 4-6 loss ... Read more...

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My name should have come with ‘Munni…’ in Guinness…: Lalit Pandit


March 28th, 2011 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 28 (IANS) Composer Lalit Pandit, who composed the smash hit item number "Munni badnam hui…" for "Dabangg", is ecstatic that it has entered the Guinness World Records, ... Read more...

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Djokovic deserved to win Australian Open men’s singles title: Murray


January 30th, 2011 - 10:05 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 30(ANI): World No.5 Andy Murray, who lost Sunday's Australian Open men's singles final to Novak Djokovic, has said that the World No.3 deserved to win the tournament.Djokovic swept ... Read more...

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Djokovic whips Murray to capture second Aussie Open title


January 30th, 2011 - 7:14 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 30(ANI): World No.3 Novak Djokovic thrashed World No.5 Andy Murray in Sunday's Australian Open men's single final to claim his second Grand Slam title.Djokovic swept past Murray 4-6, 2-6, ... Read more...

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Bhupathi-Paes lose Australian Open men’s doubles final


January 29th, 2011 - 9:48 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 29(ANI): The India Express, Mahesh Bhupathi and Leander Paes, lost the men's doubles final of the Australian Open to the twin American brothers of Bob and Mike Bryan on Saturday. ... Read more...

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Li Na appreciates hubby’s support for her Australian Open campaign


January 29th, 2011 - 8:13 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 29(ANI): World No.9 Li Na expressed special thanks to her husband and coach Jiang Shan after her Australian Open campaign ended on a disappointing note on Saturday.Li, who is ... Read more...

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Dulko-Pennetta win Australian Open women’s doubles title


January 28th, 2011 - 6:42 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne. Jan 28(ANI): Argentine Gisela Dulko and her Italian partner Flavia Pennetta won the women's doubles title of the Australian Open by defeating Victoria Azarenka and Maria Kirilenko on Friday.The top ranked ... Read more...

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Honest toiler Ferrer likes his obscurity, Murray admits to being under pressure


January 28th, 2011 - 1:23 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan.28 (ANI): Australian Open semi-finalist David Ferrer, it seems, enjoys anonymity.A long-standing member of the tennis elite, Ferrer chases neither attention nor publicity or fame.According to the Herald Sun, he is, ... Read more...

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Australian Open: Paes-Bhupathi in final, face Bryan brothers (Lead)


January 27th, 2011 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Jan 27 (IANS) India's Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi are just a match away from finishing a career Grand Slam and now face four-time champions and top seeds Bob Bryan and ... 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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Li Na beat Wozniacki despite not getting ‘good night’s sleep’ due to hubby’s snoring!


January 27th, 2011 - 6:23 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 27(ANI): World No.9 Li Na has said that her shock win over World No.1 Caroline Wozniacki in the Australian Open semi-finals came despite not getting much sleep last night.After an ... Read more...

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Clijsters sweeps past Zvonareva into Australian Open final


January 27th, 2011 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 27(ANI): World No.3 Kim Clijsters moved into the final of the Australian Open on Thursday with a facile straight-sets win over World No.2 Vera Zvonareva.Clijsters finished off the Russian 6-3, ... Read more...

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Warne’s comments would create ‘major headache’ for Herald Sun: Ex-editor


January 27th, 2011 - 2:38 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 27(ANI): Former Herald Sun editor Bruce Guthrie has said that Australian leg-spin legend Shane Warne's comments about the Melbourne-based morning tabloid newspaper would create a major headache for senior editors. ... Read more...

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Bhupathi-Paes through to Australian Open final


January 27th, 2011 - 1:14 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 27(ANI): The India Express, Mahesh Bhupathi and Leander Paes, have entered the final of the Australian Open with a three set win over Max Mirnyi and Daniel Nestor.The third-seeded ... Read more...

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Li Na becomes first Asian woman to reach Slam final with upset win over Wozniacki


January 27th, 2011 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 27(ANI): World No.9 Li Na has shocked World No.1 Caroline Wozniacki in the Australian Open semi-finals to become the first Asian woman to reach a Grand Slam final.After an ... Read more...

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Ferrer crushes Nadal’s ‘Rafa Slam’ dreams with straight-set Oz Open win


January 26th, 2011 - 6:53 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 26(ANI): World No.1 Rafael Nadal's hopes of winning a fourth consecutive Grand Slam title have evaporated after being beaten by World No.7 David Ferrer at the Australian Open on ... Read more...

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Murray battles past Dolgopolov to reach Australian Open semi-finals


January 26th, 2011 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 26(ANI): World No.5 Andy Murray moved into the semi-finals of the Australian Open on Wednesday with a testing four-set win over World No.46 Alexandr Dolgopolov of Ukraine.Murray battled past ... Read more...

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Bhupathi-Paes through to Australian Open semi-finals


January 26th, 2011 - 2:02 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 26(ANI): The India Express, Mahesh Bhupathi and Leander Paes, have entered the semi-finals of the Australian Open with a straight sets win over Michael Lodra and Nenad Zimonjic.The third-seeded ... Read more...

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Warne slams employer Herald Sun for writing ‘absolute crap’ about Oz Open ‘antics’


January 26th, 2011 - 1:39 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 26(ANI): Former Australian leg-spinner Shane Warne has accused Herald Sun, a morning tabloid newspaper based in Australia, of reporting "absolute crap" about his "antics" at the Australian Open.The tabloid ... Read more...

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Zvonareva, Clijsters sail into Australian Open semi-finals


January 26th, 2011 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 26(ANI): World No.2 Vera Zvonareva moved into the semi-finals of the Australian Open on Wednesday with a win over World No.25 Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic.Zvonareva finished off ... Read more...

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Bicycle thieves target Australian Open


January 24th, 2011 - 6:27 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 24 (ANI): A gang of bicycle thieves is expected to target the Australian Open following reports that around ten bikes were stolen in a day from outside the grand slam ... Read more...

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Zvonareva, Kvitova sail into quarter-finals of Australian Open


January 24th, 2011 - 5:42 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 24(ANI): World No.2 Vera Zvonareva cruised into the quarter-finals of the Australian Open by beating Iveta Benesova of the Czech Republic on Monday.Zvonareva destroyed Benesova 6-4, 6-1, in one hour ... Read more...

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