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Roundup: Berdych stuns Federer out of US Open


September 6th, 2012 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 6 (IANS) Sixth seeded Czech Tomas Berdych outlasted top seed Roger Federer 7-6(1), 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 to advance into the US Open tennis semi-finals.With Wednesdays's loss, ... Read more...

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Olympics: Indian paddler Ghosh wins; Ankita exits (Lead)


July 28th, 2012 - 11:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 28 (IANS) Soumyajit Ghosh kept India's table tennis challenge alive as he moved into the second round of the main draw while an error-prone Ankita Das made a ... Read more...

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Saina pleased with her play in crunch situations


June 17th, 2012 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, June 17 (IANS) India's badminton star Saina Nehwal Sunday said staying relaxed in crunch situations helped her win two titles in as many weeks and she is not thinking ... Read more...

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Saina wins third Indonesia Open title (Roundup)


June 17th, 2012 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, June 17 (IANS) India's Saina Nehwal got a big shot in the arm ahead of the London Olympics as she saved two match points before beating Li Xuerui of ... Read more...

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Saina scrapes past Xuerui to win third Indonesia Open crown (Lead)


June 17th, 2012 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, June 17 (IANS) India's Saina Nehwal got a big shot in the arm ahead of the London Olympics as she saved two match points before beating Li Xuerui of ... Read more...

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Saina in semis of Thailand Open


June 8th, 2012 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, June 8 (IANS) India's badminton star Saina Nehwal Friday sailed into the women's semi-finals of the Thailand Open Grand Prix here with a straight games victory over Thai Sapsiree ... Read more...

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Myneni, Malik in title round of ITF meet


June 1st, 2012 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
Mandya (Karnataka), June 1 (IANS) Fourth seed Saketh Myneni stunned No.2 Ranjeet Virali-Murugesan 7-6 (0), 6-3 here Friday to enter the final of the $10,000 Prem Sugars-ITF Men's Future tennis ... 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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China beat South Korea to reclaim Uber Cup


May 27th, 2012 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
Wuhan (China), May 27 (IANS) China reclaimed the Uber Cup badminton event after beating South Korea 3-0 in the final here.China blanked the South Koreans Saturday for their 12th Uber ... Read more...

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Indian women bag Asian Squash title, men lose to Pakistan


May 6th, 2012 - 12:59 am ICT by IANS
Kuwait, May 5 (IANS) Indian women created history by winning their maiden title as they beat Hong Kong 2-0 in the final of the Asian Team Squash championship here Saturday. ... Read more...

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Paes pockets 50th doubles title with Miami win


April 1st, 2012 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
Miami (Florida), April 1 (IANS) India's Leander Paes and his Czech partner Radek Stepanek came back from a set down to beat second-seeded Max Mirnyi and Daniel Nestor in the ... Read more...

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Saina strolls into quarterfinals of Malaysian Super Series


January 12th, 2012 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 12 (IANS) Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal thrashed Chinese Taipei's Shao Chieh Cheng 21-19, 21-8 to enter the quarterfinals of the Malaysian Super Series here Thursday.The world ... Read more...

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Spirited Saina goes down to Wang Yihan in World Superseries Finals (Lead)


December 18th, 2011 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) India's ace shuttler Saina Nehwal faltered after a good start to go down against reigning World Champion Wang Yihan of China 21-18, 13-21, 13-21 in ... Read more...

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China Open: Saina, Jayaram, Kashyap lose in first round


November 23rd, 2011 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
Shanghai, Nov 23 (IANS) Saina Nehwal's poor run continued as she crashed out of the first round of China Open badminton, losing 21-15, 22-24, 15-21 to Youn Joo Bae of ... Read more...

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Bopanna-Qureshi lose to Llodra-Zimonjoc


November 22nd, 2011 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 22 (IANS) India's Rohan Bopanna and Pakistan's Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi wasted too many opportunities to go down 6-7(6), 3-6 to second seeds Michael Llodra of France and Nenad ... Read more...

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US Open: Stosur wins marathon battle against Petrova, Sharapova ousted


September 3rd, 2011 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 3 (IANS) Ninth seed Samantha Stosur advanced into the fourth round at US Open tennis with an epic 7-6(5), 6-7(5), 7-5 victory over 24th seed Nadia ... Read more...

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Anaka Alankamony bags Asian squash gold


June 26th, 2011 - 10:42 pm ICT by IANS
Amman (Jordan), June 26 (IANS) Anaka Alankamony, a 16-year old from India, won the girls under 19 title at the Asian Junior Championships here Saturday night defeating top seeded Tong ... Read more...

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Saina Nehwal in semifinal of Indonesia Open


June 24th, 2011 - 8:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) India's Saina Nehwal moved into the semifinal of the Indonesia Open Super Series badminton with a 21-19, 21-19 victory over Tine Baun of Denmark in ... Read more...

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Saina loses to Xin Wang in Malaysian Open Grand Prix final (Lead)


May 8th, 2011 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) India's Saina Nehwal went down to China's Xin Wang 21-13, 8-21, 14-21 in the women's singles final of the Malaysian Open Grand Prix Gold at ... Read more...

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Matthew-Willstrop set up all England final in Punj Lloyd squash


December 18th, 2010 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) Top seed Nick Matthew defeated Egypt's Amr Shabana, who retired after losing the first two sets, 11-9, 11-4 to set up an all-England title clash with James ... Read more...

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Roddick knee passes final test in Brisbane title victory


January 10th, 2010 - 4:07 pm ICT by IANS
Brisbane, Jan 10 (DPA) Andy Roddick began 2010 with his first ATP title in 11 months through a defeat of holder Radek Stepanek 7-6 (7-2), 7-6 (9-7) to win the Brisbane ... Read more...

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Saina, Sridhar stay alive in badminton (Lead)


August 10th, 2008 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
By V.Krishnaswamy Beijing, Aug 10 (IANS) Saina Nehwal and Anup Sridhar played true to their rankings and form to win their matches in the Olympic badminton competition at the Beijing University of Technology ... Read more...

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Saina, Sridhar move up on a dismal day (India second lead)


August 10th, 2008 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
By V. Krishnaswamy Beijing, Aug 10 (IANS) Shuttlers provided the only silver lining on an otherwise gloomy day for India at the Beijing Olympic Games Sunday. The country's teenage badminton sensation Saina Nehwal ... Read more...

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Saina in pre-quarters, shooters, archers disappoint(India Lead)


August 10th, 2008 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
By V. Krishnaswamy Beijing, Aug 10 (IANS) Teenage shuttler Saina Nehwal provided the good news by sailing into the women's pre-quarter finals, but the archers and shooters failed on day two of ... Read more...

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Saina in last 16, awaits formidable opponent(Badminton lead)


August 10th, 2008 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS
By V. Krishnaswamy Beijing, Aug 10 (IANS) Saina Nehwal continued her dazzling form to storm into the pre-quarterfinal of the women's singles badminton competition with a comprehensive 21-18, 21-10 win over Ukraine's Gryga ... Read more...

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Bhupathi-Knowles out of Cincinnati Masters semifinal


August 3rd, 2008 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
Cincinnati, Aug 3 (IANS) India's Mahesh Bhupathi and Mark Knowles of Bahamas blew away two match points, going down to top-seeded Bryan brothers -- Bob and Mike - in the semi-final of ... Read more...

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Australia beat China in basketball warm-up tie


July 31st, 2008 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
Xinhua Nanjing (East China), July 31 (Xinhua) Australia emerged a superior team as they beat China 67-55 at the Diamond Cup men's basketball tournament here. Chris Anstey led Australia by 11 points and ... Read more...

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