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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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Rio to host Laureus World Sports Awards


September 9th, 2012 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Sep 9 (IANS) Rio has been named as the host city of the Laureus World Sports Awards for 2013 and 2014, the Laureus Academy announced.The globally ... Read more...

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Murray storms into US Open final


September 9th, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Andy Murray reached his second US Open final after a comeback victory against Tomas Berdych in a match played in gale-force winds.Severe gusts ... 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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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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Serena Williams wins 6-0, 6-0 in the US Open 4th round


September 4th, 2012 - 7:05 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Sept 4 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Renowned tennis champion Serena Williams just had her fourth straight set victory of the United States Open tournament by defeating Andrea Hvalackova of Czech Republic. ... 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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Li Na, Stosur ease into US Open second round


August 28th, 2012 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
Flushing Meadows (New York), Aug 28 (IANS) Chinese ninth seed Li Na and defending champion Samantha Stosur reached the US Open tennis second round Monday with easy victories.Li, the ... 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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Azarenka takes tennis bronze for Belarus


August 4th, 2012 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) World No.1 Victoria Azarenka beat Russia's Maria Kirilenko in straight sets to take the bronze for Belarus in the women's singles tennis at the ... Read more...

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Olympics: Kobe Bryant watches Federer win


August 4th, 2012 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 4 (IANS) National Basketball Association (NBA) star Kobe Bryant was in the Centre Court crowd at Wimbledon in the Olympic Games to witness the longest three-set tennis ... 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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Olympic tennis: Azarenka reaches semifinals


August 2nd, 2012 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, August 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) World No.1 Victoria Azarenka secured a win over Germany's seventh seed Angelique Kerber to reach the semi-finals of women's singles in Olympics tennis competition ... 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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Olympic tennis: Serena Williams beats Zvonareva


August 1st, 2012 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Serena Williams thrashed Russian No.2 Vera Zvonareva in the third round of the Olympic tennis tournament here Wednesday.With all other matches at Wimbledon rained ... Read more...

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Serena Williams wins fifth Wimbledon singles title


July 7th, 2012 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 7 (IANS) Serena Williams overcame a resurgent Agnieszka Radwanska to clinch a hard-fought 6-1, 5-7, 6-2 victory and earn her fifth Wimbledon singles title Saturday.The American, a ... Read more...

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Radwanska beats Kerber to enter Wimbledon final


July 5th, 2012 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 5 (IANS) Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska defeated German Angelique Kerber to enter the women's singles finals of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships here Thursday.The third seed got past Kerber ... Read more...

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Wimbledon: Sharapova knocked out; Williams survives scare (Lead)


July 2nd, 2012 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 2 (IANS) World No. 1 Maria Sharapova crashed out of Wimbledon Monday with a humbling fourth round straight-sets defeat to 15th seeded German Sabine Lisicki.Lisicki, who lost ... Read more...

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Williams survives scare to beat Shvedova


July 2nd, 2012 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Serena Williams fended off a second set comeback to defeat wild card Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakhstan in the fourth round of the Wimbledon tennis ... Read more...

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China’s Zheng tags herself ‘lightweight tennis champion’


July 1st, 2012 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 1 (IANS) Being one of the most dimunitive figures in the Wimbledon, Chinese tennis player Zheng Jie feels like a 'lightweight champion'.Zheng stands only 1.64 metres and ... Read more...

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Wimbledon: Errani thrashed by record-breaker Shvedova


June 30th, 2012 - 10:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Tenth seed Sara Errani crashed out of Wimbledon Saturday against wildcard Yaroslava Shvedova, who became the first player to win every point in a ... Read more...

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Win at French Open shows ny determination: Sharapova


June 10th, 2012 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, June 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) World No.1 Maria Sharapova believes that winning the French Open is testament to her own strength of character.By defeating Sara Errani 6-3, 6-2 in ... Read more...

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French Open: World No.1 Azarenka crashes out


June 3rd, 2012 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, June 3 (IANS/Ria Novosti) World No 1 Victoria Azarenka has joined the growing number of top players to crash out of the French Open tennis after a straight-sets defeat ... Read more...

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Serena Williams loses in first round first time


May 30th, 2012 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, May 30 (IANS) Serena Williams was bundled out of the French Open tennis after she suffered the worst Grand Slam defeat of her career.The favourite for the women's ... Read more...

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Sharapova proud of her Russian origin


May 30th, 2012 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, May 30 (IANS/Ria Novosti) Despite being the world's highest-earning sportswoman, Russian No.1 tennis player Maria Sharapova says she's proud to hail from a run-down Siberian town."I am really happy ... Read more...

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Serena reaches third round at Rome Open


May 17th, 2012 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, May 17 (IANS) American Serena Williams reached the third round of the Rome Open tennis after being pushed to dig deep to beat Russia's Nadia Petrova.Ninth-seeded Williams lost ... Read more...

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Madrid Open promoter promises changes to blue clay


May 12th, 2012 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, May 12 (IANS) The promoter of the Mutua Madrid Open tennis tournament, Ion Tiriac, promised to make desired changes to the playing surface by the next edition after ... Read more...

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Serena Williams launches debut rap song


May 12th, 2012 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, May 12 (IANS) Tennis champion Serena Williams has launched a teaser of her new, untitled rap song.Williams entered a recording studio in her attempt to pursue music ... Read more...

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Nadal threatens to boycott Madrid Open over playing surface


May 11th, 2012 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, May 11 (IANS) Former world No.1 Rafael Nadal threatened to boycott next year's Mutua Madrid Open if the competition continued to use a blue-coloured clay playing surface.Nadal said ... Read more...

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