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Federer opens with win over Gojowczyk, Kvitova ousts Williams

Posted by on 15/08/2018
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Federer opens with win over Gojowczyk, Kvitova ousts Williams

Federer opens with win over Gojowczyk, Kvitova ousts Williams

Cincinnati: Roger Federer began his US Open preparation with a quick 6-4, 6-4 defeat of Peter Gojowczyk in his first ATP Cincinnati Masters appearance since 2015. The 20-time Grand Slam champion, who turned 37 last week, is pacing his tennis year, playing a limited schedule and skipping events when he feels the need to rest. […]

Sharapova storms past Kasatkina, Wimbledon champion Kerber falls

Posted by on 09/08/2018
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Sharapova storms past Kasatkina, Wimbledon champion Kerber falls

Sharapova storms past Kasatkina, Wimbledon champion Kerber falls

Simona Halep to play Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova   MONTREAL: Maria Sharapova fired 25 winners past hapless Russian compatriot Daria Kasatkina in a 6-0, 6-2 victory at the rain-hit Montreal WTA event on Wednesday, but Angelique Kerber’s first match since capturing the Wimbledon title ended in a sobering defeat. Sharapova needed just 66 minutes to see off […]

Wawrinka fights back to knock Kyrgios out; Djokovic advance

Posted by on 08/08/2018
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Wawrinka fights back to knock Kyrgios out; Djokovic advance

Wawrinka fights back to knock Kyrgios out; Djokovic advance

Djokovic book second round in Toronto Masters TORONTO: Stan Wawrinka and Novak Djokovic reached the second round of the Toronto Masters on Tuesday, with both men polishing their pre-US Open form. Wawrinka put his comeback from knee surgery back on track with a 1-6, 7-5, 7-5 comeback win over Nick Kyrgios. Wimbledon holder Djokovic eased […]

Venus survives Dolehide scare in Rogers Cup

Posted by on 07/08/2018
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Venus survives Dolehide scare in Rogers Cup

Venus survives Dolehide scare in Rogers Cup

CALIFORNIA: Venus Williams avoided an upset at the hands of fellow American Caroline Dolehide, holding off the 19-year-old 7-5, 6-1 to claim her first round match at the Rogers Cup on Monday. Williams, coming off a disappointing quarter-final loss at the Silicon Valley Classic last week, fell down a break early but recovered to turn […]

Murray outfights Edmund; Zverev booked a matchup

Posted by on 02/08/2018
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Murray outfights Edmund; Zverev booked a matchup

Murray outfights Edmund; Zverev booked a matchup

Paire fined $16,500 for Washington meltdown WASHINGTON: Three-time Grand Slam winner Andy Murray collected the biggest victory of his injury comeback Wednesday at the ATP and WTA Washington Open while defending champion Alexander Zverev booked a matchup with his older brother. Murray, sidelined by a right hip injury for 11 months until returning in June, […]

Emotional Andy Murray makes triumphant hardcourt return

Posted by on 31/07/2018
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Emotional Andy Murray makes triumphant hardcourt return

Emotional Andy Murray makes triumphant hardcourt return

WASHINGTON: An emotional Andy Murray made a triumphant return to hardcourts Monday in his first match on the surface for nearly 17 months, outlasting Mackenzie McDonald at the ATP Washington Open. The three-time Grand Slam champion and former world number one, who missed 11 months with a right hip injury and surgery last January, defeated […]

Serena Williams says she is ‘victim of discrimination’

Posted by on 25/07/2018
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Serena Williams says she is ‘victim of discrimination’

Serena Williams says she is ‘victim of discrimination’

NEW YORK: Serena Williams has accused anti-doping authorities of “discrimination” because of the frequency with which she has been selected for random drug tests. The 23-time Grand Slam winner had previously described her treatment by the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) as shocking and raised questions about the number of times she had been tested this […]

After Wimbledon, reborn Djokovic targets US happy hunting ground

Posted by on 16/07/2018
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After Wimbledon, reborn Djokovic targets US happy hunting ground

After Wimbledon, reborn Djokovic targets US happy hunting ground

LONDON: With his Grand Slam reputation and place back in the world top 10 restored, Novak Djokovic will now target a third career Wimbledon/US Open double after clinching his fourth title at the All England Club. Djokovic defied the odds and even stunned himself by cruising to a 13th major title on Sunday to go […]

Djokovic wins fourth Wimbledon title, 13th major

Posted by on 15/07/2018
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Djokovic wins fourth Wimbledon title, 13th major

Djokovic wins fourth Wimbledon title, 13th major

LONDON: Novak Djokovic raced to a fourth Wimbledon title and 13th career Grand Slam crown yesterday when he defeated a battling but exhausted Kevin Anderson 6-2, 6-2, 7-6 (7/3). World number 21 Djokovic added the 2018 title to his wins in 2011, 2014 and 2015 as he became the lowest-ranked champion since Goran Ivanisevic in […]

Kerber stuns Serena in Wimbledon final

Posted by on 14/07/2018
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Kerber stuns Serena in Wimbledon final

Kerber stuns Serena in Wimbledon final

Weary Nadal bows out of Wimbledon with pride LONDON: Angelique Kerber became the first German woman to win Wimbledon for 22 years as the 11th seed shattered Serena Williams’ bid for Grand Slam history with a shock 6-3, 6-3 victory in yesterday’s final. Kerber avenged her defeat against Williams in the 2016 Wimbledon title match, […]

Serena is the third oldest female Grand Slam finalist

Posted by on 12/07/2018
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Serena is the third oldest female Grand Slam finalist

Serena is the third oldest female Grand Slam finalist

Sublime Serena to face Kerber in her 10th Wimbledon final LONDON: Serena Williams booked a Wimbledon final rematch against Angelique Kerber as the seven-time champion marched into her 10th All England Club title match with a 6-2, 6-4 rout of Julia Goerges yesterday. On 20-match winning streak at Wimbledon, Serena is the third oldest female […]

Federer leaves rival chasing shadows

Posted by on 09/07/2018
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Federer leaves rival chasing shadows

Federer leaves rival chasing shadows

Nishikori outlasts Gulbis to reach first quarter-final LONDON: Over the past week none of Roger Federer’s opponents needed to play on a court with a retractable roof as Wimbledon has been roasting in 30 degrees Celsius temperatures. What they would probably have preferred is to play on a Centre Court with a retractable grass surface […]