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Djokovic happy about playing Olympics on grass


July 26th, 2012 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 26 (IANS) Former world No.1 Novak Djokovic from Serbia has said he is looking forward to playing on grass at the All England Club where he won ... Read more...

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Roddick up for Olympic glory on his favourite surface


July 26th, 2012 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 26 (IANS) Andy Roddick of the United States is eagerly awaiting the London 2012 Olympic Games tennis tournament which will be played at Wimbledon on grass, one ... Read more...

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Record-equalling number of tennis siblings in Olympics


July 25th, 2012 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 25 (IANS) A record-equalling number of sibling pairings are to compete in the tennis competition of the London Olympics.Four couples -- two sets of brothers and sisters ... Read more...

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Sharapova enthusiastic about dream Olympic debut


July 23rd, 2012 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 23 (IANS) Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova has said that she had dreamt of competing in the Olympic Games since she was a child and is looking ... Read more...

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Point to prove for Indian stars at Wimbledon


June 24th, 2012 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 24 (IANS) The bickering trio of Leander Paes, Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna will have a point to prove when the Wimbledon Championships start here Monday.Seeded fourth, ... Read more...

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Federer expects to regain top spot with another Grand Slam title


May 7th, 2012 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, May 7 (IANS) Former world No.1 Roger Federer has said that he could recover the top spot with a Grand Slam title this season.The 30-year-old Swiss, coming back ... Read more...

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Wimbledon: Bhupathi in mixed doubles semifinal; Sania, Paes lose


July 2nd, 2011 - 12:42 am ICT by IANS
London, July 1 (IANS) India's Mahesh Bhupathi and Elena Vesnina of Russia raced to a 6-4, 6-1 victory over Israel's Jonathan Erlich and Shahar Peer to enter the semifinals ... Read more...

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Sania-Bopanna in Wimbledon quarters


June 30th, 2011 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 30 (IANS) India's Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna cruised past Czech Republic's Martin Damm and Renata Voracova 6-3, 6-0 to enter the mixed doubles quarterfinals of the ... Read more...

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Sania in mixed doubles third round, women’s doubles semis (Lead)


June 30th, 2011 - 12:49 am ICT by IANS
London, June 29 (IANS) India's Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna defeated England's Jamie Murray and Jarmila Gajdosova of Australia 7-6 (5), 6-2 to move into the third round of ... Read more...

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Sania-Vesnina in Wimbledon quarterfinals


June 29th, 2011 - 1:09 am ICT by IANS
London, June 28 (IANS) India's Sania Mirza and Russian Elena Vesnina advanced to the quarterfinal of women's doubles in Wimbledon Championships with a 6-4, 6-3 victory over Daniela Hantuchova of ... Read more...

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Tendulkar, Federer discuss cricket at Wimbledon


June 26th, 2011 - 10:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 26 (IANS) Two sporting legends Sachin Tendulkar and Roger Federer met on the sidelines of the ongoing Wimbledon championships Saturday and chatted at length in the Royal ... Read more...

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Wimbledon: Somdev, Sania to shoulder India’s singles challenge


June 19th, 2011 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) India's top tennis singles players Somdev Devvarman and Sania Mirza would look to create a few upsets even though the doubles will carry the ... Read more...

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Murray likely to miss Queen’s Club to rest injured ankle


June 4th, 2011 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 4 (IANS) French Open semi-finalist Andy Murray is considering skipping next week's pre-Wimbledon tournament at Queen's Club to rest his damaged right ankle.The Scottish player survived the French ... Read more...

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Cilic, Berdych to play in Chennai Open


September 29th, 2010 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 29 (IANS) Defending champion Marin Cilic, ranked 14 on the ATP circuit, and 2010 Wimbledon finalist Tomas Berdych, ranked 7th, Wednesday confirmed their participation in the Chennai Open 2011 ... Read more...

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‘Pakistan tennis suffering because of cricket board’


July 23rd, 2010 - 11:41 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, July 23 (IANS) A senior tennis official has demanded that the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) bail the country's tennis federation out of a serious financial crisis. Khawaja Saeed Hai, Pakistan's tennis ... Read more...

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Results 2nd Roundup: Wimbledon Championships


June 26th, 2010 - 1:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 26 (DPA) Collated results Friday at the 20-million-dollar Wimbledon Championships: Women's singles, third roundVenus Williams, 2, US, def Alisa Kleybanova, Russia, 6-4, 6-2Jelena Jankovic, 4, Serbia, def Alona ... Read more...

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Pressure is on as poet warms up for Wimbledon service


May 19th, 2010 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 19 (ANI): Authorities at the Wimbledon Championships have announced the first official poet of the historic sporting event.According to The Times, Matt Harvey has been tasked with the responsibility of ... Read more...

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Sania to comeback at the Aegon Classic


May 13th, 2010 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Sania Mirza will return to tennis with the $600,000 Aegon Classic tennis in Birmingham as a warm-up for the Wimbledon Championships next month. Sania, who married Pakistan cricketer ... Read more...

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Paes planning to dabble in Hindi films


February 1st, 2010 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 1 (IANS) While still going strong on the tennis court, Indian tennis doubles ace Leander Paes is also planning to dabble in Hindi films. He has already been offered ... Read more...

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Christina McHale loses to Maria Sharapova At Flushing Meadows


September 4th, 2009 - 6:21 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Christina McHale was stunned into a tragic defeat in her second round of the U.S.Open 2009, by the seasoned 29th seeded Russian queen of Tennis, Maria Sharapova who beat Tsvetana ... Read more...

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Venus crushes Radwanska to reach Wimbledon semi-finals


June 30th, 2009 - 10:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 30 (DPA) Five-time winner Venus Williams marched into the semi-finals of the Wimbledon Championships Tuesday without the loss of a set so far, pounding out a 6-1, 6-2 defeat ... Read more...

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Murray bookies’ favourite with win into third round


June 26th, 2009 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 26 (DPA) Andy Murray suddenly found himself a 2-1 bookies favourite for a breakthrough Wimbledon Championships title next week after crushing Ernests Gulbis 6-2, 7-5, 6-3 to storm into ... Read more...

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Sharapova loses in three-set at Wimbledon


June 24th, 2009 - 10:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 24 (DPA) Maria Sharapova's charmed life over three sets was ended as Argentine underdog Gisela Dulko held off a fightback to eliminate the 2004 champion 6-2, 3-6, 6-4 ... Read more...

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Wimbledon ready with multimillion-pound rainproof roof on Centre Court


June 20th, 2009 - 3:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 20 (ANI): The Wimbledon Championships start on Monday, and for the first time since the world's oldest tennis tournament began in 1877, the biggest matches will no more be affected ... Read more...

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Tennis ace Premjit Lal dead


December 31st, 2008 - 11:10 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 31 (IANS) Former Davis Cupper Premjit Lal died at his residence here Wednesday following prolonged illness. He was 68.A widower, he is survived by two sons and a daughter. Lal, ... Read more...

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Schuettler shines, Williams sisters reach final in Wimbledon


July 4th, 2008 - 3:43 am ICT by IANS
DPA London, July 4 (DPA) The Williams sisters lined up in a third Wimbledon final while veteran outsider Rainer Schuettler won a marathon to reach a semi-final against Rafael Nadal at the Wimbledon ... Read more...

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Federer, Nadal reign at Wimbledon with runaway quarter-final wins


July 3rd, 2008 - 4:06 am ICT by IANS
DPA London, July 3 (DPA) Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal comfortably mowed down quarter-final opposition in dominating style Wednesday as the pair of powerhouse players edged closer to their third potential final at ... Read more...

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Americans most successful at Wimbledon


July 2nd, 2008 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 2 (IANS) American tennis players have been rated as the most successful in the Wimbledon Championships with as many as 37 players making to the top-100 rankings issued by a ... Read more...

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Ivanovic clings to top WTA ranking despite Wimbledon defeat


July 1st, 2008 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
DPA London, July 1 (DPA) Despite last week's third-round knockout at the hands of Zheng Jie, lucky Serb Ana Ivanovic will still reign as world number one when the Wimbledon championships are over. ... Read more...

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Location at Wimbledon no problem for Federer, Nadal


July 1st, 2008 - 2:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 1 (DPA) Main showcourt cheers during comprehensive wins from Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal drowned out the moans from a pair of "exiled" women's seeds Monday as the Wimbledon Championships ... Read more...

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Tipsarevic turns the page on his reading habits


June 30th, 2008 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
DPA London, June 30 (DPA) Tennis intellectual Janko Tipsarevic has turned the page on his former voracious reading habits, hitting the court much more than the bookstore during the Wimbledon Championships. "For the ... Read more...

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Navratilova to donate funds from her Art Grand Slam paintings


June 29th, 2008 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 29 (IANS) Czech tennis legend Martina Navratilova will contribute funds to Laureus Sport for Good Foundation from the sales of her Art Grand Slam paintings. Martina produced these pieces of ... Read more...

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Wimbledon results


June 29th, 2008 - 12:20 am ICT by IANS
DPA London, June 28 (DPA) Results on day six of the Wimbledon Championships Saturday. Women's singles, third round Jelena Jankovic, 2, Serbia, def. Caroline Wozniacki, Denmark, 2-6, 6-4, 6-2Elena Dementieva, 5, Russia, def. ... Read more...

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Bhupathi-Knowles, Bopanna-Qureshi lose in Wimbledon second round


June 27th, 2008 - 2:03 am ICT by IANS
London, June 27 (IANS) India's Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna lost their respective men's doubles matches in the second round of the Wimbledon Championships here Thursday. The fourth seeded pair of Bhupathi ... Read more...

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Knee injury forces Davenport out of Wimbledon


June 26th, 2008 - 10:16 pm ICT by IANS
DPA London, June 26 (DPA) The 1999 Wimbledon champion Lindsay Davenport withdrew before her second round match at the Wimbledon Championships Thursday due to a knee injury. The 32-year-old's pullout allowed Argentine opponent ... Read more...

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