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I’m back to playing my best tennis: Sania Mirza (Interview)


June 14th, 2011 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) After her showing in the first two Grand Slams of the year, India's Sania Mirza feels she is "blessed" to be fit again and ... Read more...

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Sania climbs 17 places, Somdev drops one


April 11th, 2011 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) India's Sania Mirza jumped 17 places to 73 in the women's singles rankings while Somdev Devvarman slipped a spot in the men's singles rankings, ... Read more...

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Sania-Elena win second WTA Tour title


April 11th, 2011 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
Charleston (US), April 11 (IANS) India's Sania Mirza and Elena Vesnina of Russia defeated Americans Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Meghann Shaughnessy 6-4, 6-4 to claim the Family Circle Cup, their ... Read more...

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Sania goes down to Shuai in Family Circle Cup


April 9th, 2011 - 5:19 pm ICT by IANS
Charleston (US), April 9 (IANS) India's Sania Mirza went down to China's Peng Shuai in the singles quarterfinals of the Family Circle Cup tennis.Sania, who reached her first WTA Tour ... 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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All eyes on Sharapova’s sparkly rock as she launches tennis web TV show


March 22nd, 2011 - 11:50 am ICT by ANI
London, March 22 (ANI): Maria Sharapova was in Miami recently to launch a new web-based TV show, but what caught everyone's attention was her huge engagement ring that sparkled in the ... Read more...

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Masur defends Venus Williams shock retirement from Australian Open


January 22nd, 2011 - 1:32 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 22 (ANI): Australian tennis great Wally Masur has defended Venus Williams after the former world No.1's shock retirement from the Australian Open on Friday night due to injury.Williams ... Read more...

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Henman defends Robson for calling her rival players ’sluts’


June 2nd, 2010 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jun 2 (ANI): British legend Tim Henman has defended teen tennis star Laura Robson, who sparked a controversy after branding her rivals on the circuit as "sluts who go with every ... Read more...

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Sania to be crowned on arrival in Sialkot


April 12th, 2010 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
Sialkot, Apr 12(ANI): Pakistan Population Welfare Minister Dr. Firdous Awan has said that Indian tennis star Sania Mirza will be crowned on her arrival in Sialkot.Despite the interference of community leaders and ... Read more...

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Sania-Malik wedding ceremonies to begin on April 13


April 10th, 2010 - 8:29 pm ICT by ANI
Hyderabad, April 10 (ANI): The pre-wedding ceremonies of the Indian tennis star Sania Mirza and Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik will start off from Tuesday (April 13), said Imran Mirza, Sania's father here ... Read more...

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Sharapova bags 70-mn dollar eight-year Nike deal


January 12th, 2010 - 5:30 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Jan 12 (ANI): Nike has extended its association with former Wimbledon champion Maria Sharapova by eight years for 70 million dollars, just days before the start of the Australian Open.The ... 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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Tearful Bartoli quits Bali tennis final with injury


November 8th, 2009 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
Bali (Indonesia), Nov 8 (DPA) Tearful top seed Marion Bartoli was forced to quit the final of the Commonwealth Bank Tournament of Champions Sunday with a thigh injury, giving French compatriot Aravane ... Read more...

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Serena Williams Fined After Her Alleged Outburst At The US Open 2009


September 14th, 2009 - 8:17 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey According to the sources, Serena Williams has been reportedly fined $10,000 by the US Open organizers after the former had allegedly made derogatory comments against the lineswoman during her semi-final ... Read more...

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Elena Vesnina Defeated In Pilot Pen Final By Caroline Wozniacki


August 30th, 2009 - 6:48 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez On Saturday, second seeded Caroline Wozniacki won the final at the women's Pilot Pen tournament in New Haven, by defeating Elena Vesnina of Russia. Wozniacki beat Vesnina 6-2, 6-4. Wozniacki ... Read more...

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Injury-free Molik to make a full-scale tennis comeback


August 21st, 2009 - 5:18 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Aug 21(ANI): Australian tennis player Alicia Molik, who retired in September last year, is making a full-scale comeback after being a year out of the game.Molik, who was ranked number eight ... Read more...

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Sania Mirza fails to make main draw in Rogers Cup


August 17th, 2009 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Aug 17 (IANS) India's Sania Mirza couldn't make it to the main draw of the high-profile $2 million Rogers Cup women's tennis tournament, failing to clear the second and final qualifying ... Read more...

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Federer becomes father of twins


July 24th, 2009 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
Geneva, July 24 (IANS) World's top tennis player Roger Federer and wife Mirka have become proud parents of twin girls Thursday night. Federer called it the best day of his life.In a ... Read more...

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Allaster appointed new WTA head


July 13th, 2009 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
St. Petersburg (Florida), July 13 (DPA) The Women Tennis Association (WTA) will be headed by a woman after Canadian Stacey Allaster was promoted Monday from president to CEO, five months after ... Read more...

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Wimbledon champion Serena irked over No.2 WTA status


July 5th, 2009 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
By Bill Scott London, July 5 (DPA) After lifting a third Wimbledon singles title and joining her sister Venus for the doubles crown, Serena Williams could care less that her WTA ranking ... Read more...

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Blake-Davydenko match suspended at Estoril


May 10th, 2009 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
Estoril (Portugal), May 10 (DPA) Rain wrecked the play at the Estoril Open Saturday, with the semi-final match between American James Blake and Nikolay Davydenko had to be suspended due to ... Read more...

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Jankovic outlasts Lisicki, Safina cruises past Hantuchova


May 1st, 2009 - 2:20 pm ICT by IANS
Stuttgart, May 1 (DPA) Defending champion Jelena Jankovic outlasted fighting German teenager Sabine Lisicki, 7-5, 5-7, 6-3, to book a place in the Porsche Grand Prix quarter-finals. The third-seeded Serb Jankovic squandered ... Read more...

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Azarenka wins, Safina set to enjoy life at the top


April 28th, 2009 - 2:17 pm ICT by IANS
Stuttgart (Germany), April 28 (DPA) Victoria Azarenka won the first women's tennis indoor clay court match on the WTA Tour while new world No.1 Dinara Safina enjoyed a birthday cake. The fourth-seeded ... Read more...

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Madison Keys surprises with her latest performance


April 7th, 2009 - 11:24 pm ICT by GD
Fourteen-year-old Madison Keys made her WTA Tour debut a memorable one by beating Russia's Alla Kudryavtseva (7-5, 6-4) on Monday in the opening round of The MPS Group Championships. The teenager from ... Read more...

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Venus Williams disappointed Peer didn’t get visa


February 19th, 2009 - 2:10 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Feb 19 (DPA) Venus Williams said that amid her disappointment over the exclusion of Israeli Shahar Peer from the Barclays Championships, the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) will not be rushed into ... Read more...

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Sania goes down in Pattaya Open final


February 15th, 2009 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
Pattaya, Feb 15 (IANS) India's Sania Miza faltered at the final hurdle of the $220,000 Pattaya Open, losing in straight sets to World No.5 and top seed Vera Zvonareva 5-7, 1-6 here ... Read more...

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Sania enters into finals of Pattaya Open


February 14th, 2009 - 7:46 pm ICT by ANI
Bangkok, Feb 14, (ANI): Indian tennis sensation Sania Mirza on Saturday entered into the finals of Pattaya Open, defeating Slovakian Magdalena Rybarikova 6-4 5-7 6-1. The unseeded Indian took two hours to ... Read more...

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Williams faces challenge to hang onto new top ranking


February 2nd, 2009 - 1:21 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Feb 2 (DPA) Serena Williams will have to decide if she has the interest or the staying power to defend her new No.1 ranking, achieved as she won a fourth Australian ... Read more...

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No Australian seeded for the second successive Grand Slam


January 15th, 2009 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Jan 15 (IANS) It is for the second time in a row that no Australian tennis player has been seeded either for the men's or women's singles in a Grand Slam ... Read more...

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Berdych upsets del Potro in Tokyo, win for Wozniacki


October 5th, 2008 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Oct 5 (DPA) Tomas Berdych downed Juan Martin del Potro 6-1, 6-4 to capture his fourth ATP title at the Japan Open tennis championships Sunday.The Czech number nine seed overcame the ... Read more...

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I havent got a boob job or Botox, insists Anna Kournikova


July 16th, 2008 - 4:06 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, July 16 (ANI): Tennis Champ Anna Kournikova once branded the most downloaded female on the planet has quashed all the rumours suggesting she has had a boob job and that ... Read more...

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Sharapova may have to fork out a million in fines


May 5th, 2008 - 6:20 pm ICT by admin
London, May 5 (ANI): Tennis superstar Maria Sharapova could end up being fined close to a million dollars for defying the authorities running the sport. The 21-year-old Siberian has already been docked ... Read more...

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Sharapova goes to war over WTA photo shoot


May 3rd, 2008 - 1:48 pm ICT by admin
London, May 3 (ANI): Tennis star Maria Sharapova has gone to war over a modelling shoot, using her own website to ask her fans whether she ought to take part in ... Read more...

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Father Williams’ heart beats for India’s poor


March 3rd, 2008 - 2:53 pm ICT by admin
Bangalore, March 3 (IANS) Richard Williams, the 66-year-old father of tennis grand slam winners Venus and Serena, yearns to reach out to the under-privileged of India, as they remind him of his ... Read more...

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Doha to host 2008 Asia Cup tennis


February 22nd, 2008 - 4:54 pm ICT by admin
Doha, Feb 22 (IANS) The 2008 Asian Cup, the continent's premier tennis event for men, will be staged at the Khalifa Tennis Complex here in November, a top official of the Asian ... Read more...

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