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Olympics: India’s Somdev crashes out of tennis singles


July 30th, 2012 - 1:44 am ICT by IANS
London, July 30 (IANS) India's wildcard entrant Somdev Devvarman crashed out of Olympic tennis after he lost his first round match of the men's singles to Finland's Jarko Nieminen ... 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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Jwala backs Sania’s claim on male chauvinism


June 27th, 2012 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) Shuttler Jwala Gutta has backed her fellow Hyderabadi tennis player Sania Mirza's claim that male chauvinism is part of Indian sports."All India Tennis Association (AITA) ... Read more...

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Bellucci only Brazilian in Olympics tennis singles


June 27th, 2012 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
Rio De Janerio, June 27 (IANS) Thomaz Bellucci will be Brazil's sole singles representative at the London Olympics, the Brazilian Tennis Confederation (CBT) announced.The World No.76 received a wildcard ... Read more...

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Schiavone fights back to oust Robson (Lead)


June 26th, 2012 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Former French Open champion Francesca Schiavone was forced to fight back from a set down to beat British youngster Laura Robson in the Wimbledon tennis ... Read more...

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Safarova crashes out at Wimbledon


June 26th, 2012 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Czech 19th seed Lucie Safarova became the fifth seeded player to fall in the Wimbledon women's draw after a straight-sets defeat in the first round ... Read more...

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AITA picks two teams for Olympics, Paes still unhappy (Roundup)


June 21st, 2012 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) The All India Tennis Association (AITA) Thursday tried to keep Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna happy by deciding to send two doubles teams to ... Read more...

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Maken questions AITA’s decision to pick one team


June 18th, 2012 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Sports minister Ajay Maken Monday questioned All India Tennis Association's (AITA) decision to send only one men's doubles team to the London Olympics when ... Read more...

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Somdev unchanged at 84 in ATP rankings


October 17th, 2011 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) India's Somdev Devvarman remained static on 84 in the men's singles rankings while Sania Mirza gained two places in the women's singles charts released ... Read more...

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Rutuja in ITF women’s quarterfinals


June 22nd, 2011 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) Indian teenager Rutuja Bhosle continued her impressive run at the $10,000 ITF tournament as she entered the singles quarterfinals with a 6-4, 7-6(2) victory over ... Read more...

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Rushmi shocked, Ratnika rallies to beat Ashvarya in ITF tourney


June 21st, 2011 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) India's Ratnika Batra rallied to take out fourth-seeded compatriot Ashvarya Shrivastava 5-7, 6-0, 6-3 in the opening round of the $10,000 ITF women's tournament at ... Read more...

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Yuki sails into ITF second round


June 6th, 2011 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 6 (IANS) Top seed Yuki Bhambri eased into the second round of the $10,000 ITF men's singles with a 6-2, 6-4 victory over American Joel Kincaid here ... Read more...

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We’ll win a Grand Slam doubles title some day: Vesnina


June 4th, 2011 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, June 4 (IANS) Russian Elena Vesnina, who lost the women's doubles final at the French Open with Sania Mirza Friday, told her Indian partner that the two would some ... Read more...

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Sania playing in a Tour quarterfinals after 2007


April 8th, 2011 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
Charleston (US), April 8 (IANS) India's Sania Mirza has entered her first quarterfinals at a WTA Tour tournament after three and a half years when she beat German wildcard Sabine ... Read more...

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Somdev out of US Men’s Clay Court Championships


April 8th, 2011 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
Houston (US), April 8 (IANS) India' Somdev Devvarman crashed out of the second round of the US Men's Clay Court Championships tennis here.Somdev went down 4-6, 1-6 against third-seeded ... Read more...

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Clijsters sends Russia’s Safina packing at Australian Open


January 18th, 2011 - 5:53 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan.18 (ANI): Belgian Kim Clijsters humiliated Russia's former world number one Dinara Safina 6-0, 6-0 Tuesday to head trio of impressive winners at the Australian Open.Tournament favourite Clijsters sent Russia's ... Read more...

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Australian Open: Somdev goes down fighting in opening round


January 17th, 2011 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Jan 17 (IANS) India's Somdev Devvarman went down fighting to Spain's Tommy Robredo 6-7(4), 3-6, 4-6 in the first round of the Australian Open men's singles here Monday.Somdev, ranked 108, ... Read more...

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Australian Open: Tough starts for Somdev, Sania (Lead)


January 16th, 2011 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Jan 16 (IANS) Sania Mirza and Somdev Devvarman will have to play out of their skins in their first round matches to keep India's interest alive in the singles at ... Read more...

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Somdev faces Robredo in Australian Open first round


January 14th, 2011 - 5:05 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Jan 14 (IANS) India's Somdev Devvarman has been drawn against a tough first round opponent in Spain's Tommy Robredo in the Australian Open tennis beginning here Monday. Debutant Somdev, ranked ... Read more...

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Somdev gets Australian Open wildcard


January 6th, 2011 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Jan 6 (IANS) India's Somdev Devvarman has been given a wildcard in the 2011 Australian Open, starting Jan 17, and he will make his maiden appearance at the Melbourne Park. ... Read more...

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Bhupathi-Mirnyi go down fighting to Murrays in Valencia


November 8th, 2010 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
Valencia (Spain), Nov 8 (IANS) India's Mahesh Bhupathi and Max Mirnyi of Belarus fought hard but could not stop Scots Andy and Jamie Murray from clinching the 1,357,000 euros Valencia Open tennis ... Read more...

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Somdev, Yuki advance in Charlottesville Challenger


November 3rd, 2010 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
Charlottesville (US), Nov 3 (IANS) India's Somdev Devvarman and Yuki Bhambri have advanced to the second round of the $50,000 Challenger tennis here.Second-seeded Somdev beat world No.198 Alex Bogomolov 6-4, ... Read more...

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Clijsters routs Zvonareva to claim back-to-back US Open titles


September 12th, 2010 - 12:44 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Sep 12(ANI): World No. 3 Kim Clijsters has claimed her second consecutive US Open women's singles title by defeating Russia's Vera Zvonareva at Flushing Meadows.In a lopsided final, the defending ... Read more...

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Somdev qualifies, faces Ginepri in ATP tournament first round


August 16th, 2010 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
Mason (US), Aug 16 (IANS) India's Somdev Devvarman entered the Western and Southern Financial Group Masters tennis main draw with a 6-3, 6-2 victory over American Tim Smykczek in the final ... Read more...

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French Open heartbreak still haunts Stosur ahead of Wimbledon


June 17th, 2010 - 3:12 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Jun 17 (ANI): Though world No.7 Samantha Stosur has still not fully reconciled to her heartbreaking French Open final loss to Francesca Schiavone, she seems to have quickly rediscovered her ... Read more...

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Kyra goes down to Yang in ITF juniors


May 21st, 2010 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Indian wildcard Kyra Shroff was outclassed by fourth-seeded Chinese Zi Yang 2-6, 1-6 to clinch in the International Tennis Federation (ITF) girls' grade II tournament at ... Read more...

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Shroff puts out a Chinese to enter final


May 20th, 2010 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Indian wildcard Kyra Shroff outplayed second-seeded Chinese Ran Tian 6-3, 6-4 to set up the final with fourth-seeded Chinese Zi Yang in the International Tennis Federation (ITF) ... Read more...

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Shroff, Bisht lone Indians in ITF juniors semis


May 19th, 2010 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Indian wildcard Kyra Shroff brushed aside Natasha Palha 6-3, 6-1 and Ronit Bisht dispatched Hong Kong's Justin To 6-2,6-2 to enter the girls' and boys' semifinals in ... Read more...

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‘Titanic’ to be re-released in 3D, says James Cameron


March 16th, 2010 - 12:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 16 (ANI): Director James Cameron has revealed that he will re-release his 1997 hit 'Titanic' in 3D.The movie may hit screens in 2012, to mark 100 years since the sinking ... Read more...

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Hugh Hefner ’sued for not selling sinking Playboy’


February 9th, 2010 - 12:03 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb 09 (ANI): A Playboy shareholder has filed a lawsuit against Hugh Hefner for refusing to sell his company despite the adult entertainment business allegedly falling apart.The shareholder has alleged ... Read more...

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Henin given wild card for Indian Wells


February 4th, 2010 - 2:18 pm ICT by IANS
Indian Wells, California, Feb 4 (DPA) Justine Henin plans to continue on schedule with her comeback to tennis after being awarded a wild card entry into the Indian Wells Masters event ... Read more...

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Unseeded Belgian Henin defeats China’s Zheng Jie in Australian Open semi-final


January 28th, 2010 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, jan.28 (ANI): Unseeded Belgian tennis star Justine Henin will face defending champion Serena Williams in the Australian Open final after thrashing Zheng Jie 6-1 6-0 in their semi-final.Henin, who retired ... Read more...

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Somdev, Sanam crash out of Chennai Open


January 10th, 2010 - 1:46 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 10 (IANS) The Indian presence in the $400,000 ATP Aircel Chennai Open tennis tournament ended here Saturday with the exit of the scratch combination of Somdev Devvarman and Sanam ... Read more...

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Belgian comeback queens in dream Brisbane International final


January 8th, 2010 - 6:29 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 8 (ANI): Kim Clijsters and Justine Henin on Friday reached the women's final at the Brisbane International, making a dream comeback for the Belgian duo.Henin beat No.3 seed Ana Ivanovic ... Read more...

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Henin works out in Brisbane, determined to make comeback


December 29th, 2009 - 1:03 pm ICT by ANI
Brisbane (Australia), Dec. 29 (ANI): Former Grand Slam champion Justine Henin has arrived in Brisbane determined to make the most of her 'possible' push to win the Australian Open in the ... Read more...

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