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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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Kuznetsova to miss US Open for ‘recovery’


August 21st, 2012 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Two-time Grand Slam champion Svetlana Kuznetsova will miss the upcoming US Open to recover from injury.Kuznetsova, Estonia's world No.15 Kaia Kanepi and Italy's 18th-ranked ... Read more...

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Li Na in Cincinnati final


August 19th, 2012 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
Cincinnati (US), Aug 19 (IANS) Chinese tennis player Li Na beat American Venus Williams 7-5, 3-6, 6-1 to reach the final of the Cincinnati Masters.The former French Open winner ... 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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Vardhan starts favourite in Bangalore ITF meet


June 10th, 2012 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 10 (IANS) Following his impressive showing last week in the second leg at Mysore, Vishnu Vardhan again begins the favourite in the $10,000 Toyota ITF Bangalore Open ... Read more...

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French Open champion Li Na wants to ‘remain the same’


May 26th, 2012 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, May 26 (IANS) Defending French Open winner Li Na said she was focusing on the preparation for the first round's games, reiterating her willingness to lead a normal life ... Read more...

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Curtis rises quickly in golf ranking, Westwood goes nowhere


April 24th, 2012 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
"It's been a tough couple of years," said Curtis, who had been playing on a limited status after having not won since the 2006 84 Lumber Classic, according to Golf.com.Despite ... Read more...

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Gurgaon down Noida in Louis Philippe Cup


March 9th, 2012 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 9 (IANS) Eight times Asian tour winner Jyoti Randhawa beat top Indian golfer Jeev Milkha Singh to inspire DLF Gurgaon to a 3-0 win against Shubhkamna Noida in ... Read more...

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Khalin beats Chikka to win Samarvir Sahi golf


March 2nd, 2012 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 2 (IANS) Khalin Joshi carded one-under 71 to beat the more experienced S.Chikkrangappa in the Samarvir Sahi Amateur Golf Championships on the Indian Golf Union circuit on Friday. ... Read more...

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Chikka stays in lead at Samarvir Sahi golf


February 29th, 2012 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Feb 29 (IANS) S. Chikkarangappa maintained his lead at the end of the second round of the Amateur Championships on the Indian Golf Union circuit despite a second day's ... Read more...

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Chikka leads Jasjit by three shots in Samarvir Sahi golf


February 28th, 2012 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Feb 28 (IANS) S. Chikkrangappa returned to the venue where he lost his All India Amateur title and opened with a round of three-under 68 on the first day ... Read more...

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Lahiri counts on meditation for more glory on Asian Tour


February 27th, 2012 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Feb 27 (IANS) Sail-SBI open winner Anirban Lahiri of India will be counting on meditation to lead him to more glory in the 2012 Asian Tour golf season. ... Read more...

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Injury hampers Chowrasia’s chances at Avantha Masters (Lead)


February 15th, 2012 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, Feb 15 (IANS) Indian golfer and defending Avantha Masters champion S.S.P Chowrasia, has suffered a setback to his title defence. Chowrasia injured his wrist while practising for the tournament ... Read more...

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Chowrasia hopes to get back to winnings ways at Avantha Masters


February 15th, 2012 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, Feb 15 (IANS) Indian golfer and defending champion S.S.P. Chowrasia believes he is capable of pulling off a hat-trick of wins on home soil when the Avantha Masters tees ... Read more...

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Australian Open: Sharapova to meet Kvitova in semis


January 25th, 2012 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Jan 25 (IANS) Maria Sharapova set up a much awaited Australian Open semifinal clash with Petra Kvitova after disposing of fellow Russian Ekaterina Makarova in a women's singles ... Read more...

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Australian Open: Djokovic marches on; Roddick retires (Roundup)


January 19th, 2012 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Jan 19 (IANS) World No.1 Novak Djokovic continued his rich vein of form, thrashing Colombian Santiago Giraldo at the Rod Laver Arena while a hamstring injury forced 15th ... 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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Dipika Pallikal enters top-15 of World Squash rankings


January 3rd, 2012 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 3 (IANS) Indian women's squash player Dipika Pallikal Tuesday moved up to a career-high 15th place in the world rankings.Pallikal, who enjoyed her best season on the ... Read more...

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Saina has time to be at her best before Olympics: Gopichand


December 3rd, 2011 - 11:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) Former All England Champion and current India coach Pullela Gopichand says Saina Nehwal's recent slump in form would only help her to get better ahead ... Read more...

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Poulter aims to be king in Hong Kong again


November 30th, 2011 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
Hong Kong, Nov 30 (IANS) Title holder Ian Poulter is prepared for a tough defence at the $2.75 million UBS Hong Kong Open golf which starts Thursday. The flamboyant Englishman ... Read more...

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Li Na loses in first round of China Open


October 2nd, 2011 - 11:02 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 2 (IANS) World number five Li Na became the biggest casualty in the opening round of the China Open tennis Sunday, slumping to a 4-6, 0-6 defeat to ... Read more...

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Jeev tied seventh in China Open


April 21st, 2011 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
Chengdu (China), April 21 (IANS) Jeev Milkha Singh shot seven birdies and an eagle in his six-under 66 in the first round of Volvo China Open Thursday.The former Volvo ... Read more...

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Lee-Ann, Laura Davies and Phatlum clash in Women’s Indian Open


November 1st, 2010 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, Nov 1 (IANS) Europe's top-two Lee-Ann Pace and Laura Davies will take their battle for the Order of Merit to the wire when they clash on Indian soil in the Hero ... Read more...

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Lee-Ann paces herself for Indian Open golf with Suzhou title


October 31st, 2010 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, Oct 31 (IANS) South Africa's Lee-Anne Pace grabbed her second straight title in as many weeks at the Suzhou-Taihu Ladies Open and perfectly warmed-up for the upcoming Women's Indian Open. Pace ... Read more...

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Europe players can use Twitter at Ryder Cup


September 29th, 2010 - 4:59 pm ICT by ANI
Celtic Manor (Wales, UK), Sept.29 (ANI): Northern Ireland's Graeme McDowell has said the Europe team had not been banned from using social media.McDowell, who like Ian Poulter, is a regular poster ... Read more...

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Ryder Cup 2010: Europe, US players asked to stop tweeting


September 28th, 2010 - 1:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 28 (ANI): The Europe and United States Ryder Cup teams have been asked to cease all their tweeting activity till the tournament ends.According to the BBC, Europe's captain Colin ... Read more...

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Strong Indian challenge at Asia-Pacific Panasonic golf


September 21st, 2010 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
Kobe (Japan), Sep 21 (IANS) Gaganjeet Bhullar, the only Indian to have won on the Asian Tour this year, will lead the Indian challenge at the Asia-Pacific Panasonic Open beginning here Thursday. The ... Read more...

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Kapur lying second at KLM Open, Jeev fifth


September 10th, 2010 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
Hilversum (The Netherlands), Sep 10 (IANS) Indian Shiv Kapur added a steady two-under 68 to go with is first round six-under 64 from the first round to move to eight-under 132 for ... Read more...

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Federer enters fourth round at Wimbledon


June 26th, 2010 - 3:08 am ICT by IANS
London, June 26 (DPA) Roger Federer shunted aside the stuttering start of past days Friday as the six-time champion hit full flow in a rousing 6-2, 6-4, 6-2 defeat of Arnaud ... Read more...

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Nadal makes winning return at Wimbledon


June 22nd, 2010 - 11:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 22 (DPA) The 2008 champion Rafael Nadal made an emphatic winning return to Wimbledon after missing last year through injury as the Spanish second seed crushed Japan's Kei Nishikori ... Read more...

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Williams leads women’s seeds on Wimbledon opening day


June 22nd, 2010 - 3:18 am ICT by IANS
London, June 22 (DPA) Five-time champion and second seed Venus Williams moved quickly on the longest day of the year, taking an opening victory over Rossana De Los Rios 6-3, 6-2 ... Read more...

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Gulbis win prevents Spanish sweep in Rome


May 1st, 2010 - 1:16 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, May 1 (DPA) Ernests Gulbis defeated Feliciano Lopez 7-6(6), 6-1 at the Rome Masters tennis to prevent an historic Spanish sweep into all four semi-final places. The Latvian who beat Roger ... Read more...

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Honeymooning Roddick to miss Rome for second straight year


April 23rd, 2010 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, April 23 (DPA) Andy Roddick will miss next week's Rome Masters for the second straight year as the world number seven celebrates his one-year wedding anniversary. The 2008 semi-finalist at the ... Read more...

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Jyoti, Bhullar, Kapur lead Indian challenge


April 21st, 2010 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
Jeju Islands (South Korea), April 21 (IANS) Jyoti Randhawa, Shiv Kapur and Gaganjeet Bhullar will lead the Indian challenge at the Ballantine's Championships golf, an event co-sanctioned by the European and Asian ... Read more...

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World Champion Dan claims his first Asian badminton title


April 18th, 2010 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Olympic and three-time World champion Lin Dan of China claimed his maiden Asian title with a 21-17, 21-15 win over Wang Zhengming while Xuerui Li overcame a ... Read more...

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