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Djokovic ends year on high with Finals win over Federer

Posted by on 23/11/2015
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Djokovic ends year on high with Finals win over Federer

Djokovic ends year on high with Finals win over Federer

LONDON: Novak Djokovic put the finishing touch to a magnificent season by beating Roger Federer 6-3 6-4 to win the ATP World Tour Finals on Sunday for the fifth time in his career. The Serbian underlined his complete dominance of men’s tennis with another immaculate display to become the first player in the year-ending tournament’s […]

Nadal imperious as Murray crumbles

Posted by on 18/11/2015
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Nadal imperious as Murray crumbles

Nadal imperious as Murray crumbles

LONDON: Rafael Nadal was in imperious form as he crushed Andy Murray at the World Tour Finals yesterday with an impressive 6-4, 6-1 victory at London’s O2 Arena. The Spanish fifth seed was dominant as the British world number two’s game fell apart in front of a home crowd at the 17,800- capacity venue. The […]

Djokovic and Federer stroll to easy wins

Posted by on 16/11/2015
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Djokovic and Federer stroll to easy wins

Djokovic and Federer stroll to easy wins

LONDON: Novak Djokovic looked unstoppable when trouncing Kei Nishikori but for sheer swagger Roger Federer remains unrivalled as he demonstrated again when dismantling Tomas Berdych as the ATP World Tour Finals began on Sunday. World number one Djokovic extended his latest winning sequence to 23 with a 6-1 6-1 hammering of world number eight Nishikori […]

Sharapova beats Kvitova to put Russia ahead

Posted by on 15/11/2015
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Sharapova beats Kvitova to put Russia ahead

Sharapova beats Kvitova to put Russia ahead

PRAGUE: Maria Sharapova took Russia within a point of winning the Fed Cup after coming back from a set down to beat Petra Kvitova in a tense final rubber in Prague yesterday. In a clash of the teams’ number-one players, Sharapova, the world number four, edged sixth-ranked Kvitova 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 in two and a […]

Russia look to ‘Marushka’ Sharapova in Fed Cup final

Posted by on 12/11/2015
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Russia look to ‘Marushka’ Sharapova in Fed Cup final

Russia look to ‘Marushka’ Sharapova in Fed Cup final

PRAGUE: Maria Sharapova has played only four Fed Cup ties, but her presence on the court could make all the difference as Russia take on holders the Czech Republic in the 2015 final at the weekend. The 28-year-old world number four will likely face sixthranked Petra Kvitova and ninth-ranked Lucie Safarova, the left-handed duo who […]

Djokovic the master as Murray wilts in Paris

Posted by on 08/11/2015
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Djokovic the master as Murray wilts in Paris

Djokovic the master as Murray wilts in Paris

PARIS: Novak Djokovic won his sixth Masters title of the year yesterday when he defeated Andy Murray 6-2, 6-4 in Paris to put the finishing touches on one of the greatest years in tennis history. The top seed won the series-closing title for an unprecedented third straight year and a fourth time in all as […]

Djokovic wins, Federer falls in Paris

Posted by on 06/11/2015
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Djokovic wins, Federer falls in Paris

Djokovic wins, Federer falls in Paris

PARIS: Novak Djokovic kept his win streak alive at the Paris Masters on Thursday, but there was defeat for Roger Federer at the hands of big-serving American John Isner. Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray also reached the quarter-finals, but in contrasting styles. World number one and defending champion Djokovic went through to the last eight […]

Radwanska claims maiden WTA Finals

Posted by on 01/11/2015
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Radwanska claims maiden WTA Finals

Radwanska claims maiden WTA Finals

SINGAPORE: An emotional Agnieszka Radwanska claimed her maiden WTA Finals title with a roller-coaster 6-2 4-6 6-3 victory over Czech Petra Kvitova in an absorbing encounter at a packed Singapore Indoor Stadium yesterday. Playing a first final in her seventh appearance at the season-ending event, the sixth-ranked Pole also created history by becoming the first […]

Kvitova, Radwanska turn WTA Finals on its head

Posted by on 31/10/2015
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Kvitova, Radwanska turn WTA Finals on its head

Kvitova, Radwanska turn WTA Finals on its head

SINGAPORE: Petra Kvitova and Agnieszka Radwanska turned the WTA Finals on its head yesterday as they ousted in-form Maria Sharapova and Garbine Muguruza to set up a surprise title match in Singapore. Kvitova had scraped into the semis after winning just one match in the round-robin phase, but she stunned five-time Grand Slam champion Sharapova […]

Muguruza marches, Kvitova scrambles

Posted by on 30/10/2015
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Muguruza marches, Kvitova scrambles

Muguruza marches, Kvitova scrambles

SINGAPORE: Garbine Muguruza reached the WTA Finals last four unbeaten yesterday after a tough win over Petra Kvitova-who also qualified for the semis with help from her fellow Czech Lucie Safarova. On a rollercoaster last day of group play, Muguruza and Kvitova shared 15 service breaks in a see-sawing three-setter before the increasingly impressive Spaniard […]

Halep crashes; Sharapova books semi-finals at WTA

Posted by on 29/10/2015
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Halep crashes; Sharapova books semi-finals at WTA

Halep crashes; Sharapova books semi-finals at WTA

SINGAPORE: Agnieszka Radwanska sent top seed Simona Halep crashing out of the WTA Finals yesterday with a 7-6 (7/5), 6-1 win which also put a resurgent Maria Sharapova into the semi-finals. But despite her 500th career victory, Poland’s Radwanska now faces an anxious wait as she needs the Russian to beat Italy’s Flavia Pennetta in […]

Sharapova floors Halep

Posted by on 27/10/2015
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Sharapova floors Halep

Sharapova floors Halep

SINGAPORE: Maria Sharapova emphatically declared her return to form after months of injury problems yesterday as she beat top seed Simona Halep 6-4, 6-4 at the WTA finals in Singapore. Sharapova showed few signs of rust or fitness problems but she had to overcome a determined fightback from the world number two before finally closing […]