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January 24, 2019 9:57 pm gmt |
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Petra Kvitova has already overcome the odds by returning to tennis after she was stabbed in her home three years ago. But now the Czech is a win away from doing the near impossible — winning another major after that horrific ordeal. Kvitova and Japan’s Naomi Osaka will play for the Austra...
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January 24, 2019 9:49 pm gmt |
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Lightning did not strike twice in Melbourne. After conquering defending champion Roger Federer, 20-year-old Stefanos Tsitsipas could not see off two greats within a week as he was comfortably beaten by a superb Rafael Nadal, who will now compete in his fifth Australian Open final. Tsitsipas beat Fede...
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September 11, 2018 2:49 am gmt |
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Serena Williams has been the victim of misogyny and racism throughout her life, but that does not make her immune from sanction when she steps out of line. Williams was fined a total of $17,000 (£13,100) for the three code violations she was issued in the US Open final she lost to Naomi Osaka –...
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August 28, 2018 6:10 am gmt |
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Kaia Kanepi, currently world number 44, beat world number one Simona Halep 6-2 6-4 in the first round of the US Open, making her the first top-seeded player ever to lose at this stage of the tournament. Halep fought back from a double break down to 4-4 in the second set after her serve was […]...
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July 4, 2018 3:51 am gmt |
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Former champions Maria Sharapova and Petra Kvitova both crashed out of Wimbledon in the opening round on Tuesday (July 3) and they were joined by men’s French Open finalist Dominic Thiem. Shaparova, the 2004 champion, was beaten by fellow-Russian Vitalia Diatchenko 6-7(3) 7-6(3) 6-4 on Court Tw...
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May 21, 2018 4:57 am gmt |
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Rafael Nadal made the best of a rain delay to come from behind in the deciding set and beat defending champion Alexander Zverev 6-1 1-6 6-3 in the Italian Open final on Sunday (May 20). The win gave the Spaniard his 56th title on clay – eight of them in Rome – and he will […]...
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May 10, 2018 4:25 am gmt |
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Austrian Dominic Thiem battled back from a set down to beat Federico Delbonis on Wednesday (May 9) and advance to the next round of the Madrid Open. The world number seven won 4-6, 6-3, 7-5 in a hard-fought match against Argentine Delbonis. His win sets up a meeting with Croatian Borna Coric. In the ...
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April 27, 2018 4:26 am gmt |
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World number five Grigor Dimitrov survived an almighty scare against outsider Malek Jaziri on Thursday (April 26) to edge into the quarter-finals of the Barcelona Open by beating the Tunisian 7-5 3-6 7-6(8) following a nail-biting tiebreak. Jaziri, ranked 88 in the world, hit back after surrendering ...
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March 29, 2018 3:22 am gmt |
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Big-serving American John Isner overwhelmed South Korean Chung Hyeon 6-1 6-4 to advance to the semi-finals at the Miami Open on Wednesday (March 28). A fired up Isner yelled “Come on” and pumped his fist when he broke Chung’s serve in the first set to race out to a 3-1 lead, ending ...
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March 22, 2018 3:05 am gmt |
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Indian Wells champion Naomi Osaka defeated 23-times grand slam champion Serena Williams 6-3 6-2 in the Miami Open first round on Wednesday, the latest big win for the emerging 20-year-old Japanese player. The pair were on serve in the first set of their first career meeting until Osaka forced break p...
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March 13, 2018 3:05 am gmt |
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World number one Roger Federer needed less than an hour to dispatch Filip Krajinovic at the BNP Paribas Open in California on Monday (March 12), mixing overpowering serves and pinpoint groundstrokes to advance to the fourth round of the tournament. Playing for a third consecutive day due to weather d...
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March 10, 2018 5:24 am gmt |
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Former world number one Serena Williams won her first singles match on the WTA Tour for nearly 14 months as she returned after the birth of her child. The American, 36, reached the second round at Indian Wells with a 7-5 6-3 victory over Kazakhstan’s Zarina Diyas. It was her first singles match...
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January 29, 2018 3:53 am gmt |
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Roger Federer posed with his Australian Open trophy in Melbourne on Monday (January 29) after winning the title six times and clenching a very “special” 20th grand slam title. Federer, a nervous defending champion, survived a second set ‘freeze’ and a late rally by sixth seed ...
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January 28, 2018 3:52 am gmt |
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Caroline Wozniacki posed with the Daphne Akhurst Memorial Cup in Melbourne’s Botanical Gardens on Sunday (January 28) after clinching her maiden grand slam title with a 7-6(2) 3-6 6-4 win over Simona Halep in the Australian Open final on Saturday (January 27). Following runner-up finishes at th...
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January 9, 2018 4:07 am gmt |
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Three-time grand slam champion Andy Murray has undergone hip surgery and is determined to return to action in time for this year’s Wimbledon tournament. The 30-year-old Briton posted an update on Facebook on Monday (January 8) giving notice of the operation to solve his injury problems. Murray ...
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January 8, 2018 3:39 am gmt |
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Twice champion Victoria Azarenka has withdrawn from this month’s Australian Open as she continues a legal battle over the custody of her son. The Belarusian had been granted a wildcard for the season-opening grand slam but withdrew on Monday (January 8), organisers said. “Its unfortunate ...
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December 25, 2017 3:48 am gmt |
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Twenty-three time grand slam champion Serena Williams will play her first match since the birth of her daughter when she faces off against French Open winner Jelena Ostapenko at the Mubadala World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi next week. The match with be the 36-year-old Williams’ first in a...
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November 26, 2017 3:47 am gmt |
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France moved one step closer to a 10th Davis Cup title when Richard Gasquet and Pierre-Hugues Herbert beat Ruben Bemelmans and Joris De Loore 6-1 3-6 7-6(2) 6-4 to give the hosts a 2-1 lead in the final against neighbours Belgium on Saturday (November 25). The French pair, in their first competitive ...
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November 19, 2017 4:57 am gmt |
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As if clocking up a first victory over Rafael Nadal was not enough, David Goffin continued breaking new ground by stunning Roger Federer at the ATP Finals on Saturday (November 18) to claim the biggest win of his career and reach the final. Few gave the willowy world number eight a prayer against the...