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‘Italian job’: Giorgi ends Wozniacki’s Tokyo reign

Posted by on 20/09/2018
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‘Italian job’: Giorgi ends Wozniacki’s Tokyo reign

‘Italian job’: Giorgi ends Wozniacki’s Tokyo reign

Azarenka thrashes Australia’s Barty TOKYO: Italian Camila Giorgi dashed Caroline Wozniacki’s hopes of a winning a third consecutive Pan Pacific Open title with a stunning ambush of the top seed yesterday. Giorgi, ranked 35 places below Wozniacki at 37th in the world, completed a 6-2, 2-6, 6-4 upset in Tokyo to set up a quarter-final […]

Wham-bam as Japan’s Naomi Osaka blazes into Tokyo quarters

Posted by on 19/09/2018
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Wham-bam as Japan’s Naomi Osaka blazes into Tokyo quarters

Wham-bam as Japan’s Naomi Osaka blazes into Tokyo quarters

Nadal to miss Asian tournaments due to knee injury TOKYO: Japan’s Naomi Osaka pulverised Slovak Dominika Cibulkova 6-2, 6-1 to reach the Pan Pacific Open quarter-finals yesterday in her first match since her historic US Open triumph. The 20-year-old, who earlier this month stunned Serena Williams to become Japan’s first grand slam singles champion, fired […]

Male tennis players punished more than women

Posted by on 16/09/2018
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Male tennis players punished more than women

Male tennis players punished more than women

LOS ANGELES: Male tennis players are almost three times more likely to be fined for losing their temper and smashing racquets than their female counterparts, The New York Times reported Saturday. Male players were slapped with 1,517 fines compared to 535 fines for females according to data compiled by officials at Grand Slam tournaments for […]

Djokovic wins third US Open title

Posted by on 10/09/2018
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Djokovic wins third US Open title

Djokovic wins third US Open title

Equals Pete Sampras on 14 Grand Slams New York: Novak Djokovic clinched his third US Open title on Sunday with a 6-3, 7-6 (7/4), 6-3 triumph over Juan Martin del Potro, taking him level with Pete Sampras’s mark of 14 Grand Slams. Djokovic, playing in his eighth final in New York and already the champion […]

Osaka tipped as Japan’s first world number one

Posted by on 10/09/2018
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Osaka tipped as Japan’s first world number one

Osaka tipped as Japan’s first world number one

TOKYO: After going from goofball to Grand Slam champion, Naomi Osaka can follow her historic US Open triumph by becoming Japan’s first world number one, predicts Japanese tennis great Kimiko Date. Though Osaka’s moment of glory was overshadowed by Serena Williams’ meltdown during her stunning 6-2, 6-4 upset of her idol at the weekend, the […]

‘I am not a cheat’, Serena accuses tennis of sexism

Posted by on 09/09/2018
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‘I am not a cheat’, Serena accuses tennis of sexism

‘I am not a cheat’, Serena accuses tennis of sexism

NEW YORK: Serena Williams insisted she was not cheating in the US Open final on Saturday before accusing the sport which has made her a global icon and multi-millionaire of sexism. Naomi Osaka won the final 6-2, 6-4 to become Japan’s first ever Grand Slam singles champion and delay Williams’s bid for a record-equaling 24th […]

Weary Nadal ready for Del Potro’s merciless barrage

Posted by on 06/09/2018
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Weary Nadal ready for Del Potro’s merciless barrage

Weary Nadal ready for Del Potro’s merciless barrage

Djokovic eyes Nishikori revenge NEW YORK: World number one and defending champion Rafael Nadal will put his weary body on the line against a merciless Juan Martin del Potro today with a place in the US Open final at stake. Nadal, the three-time champion, faces 2009 winner Del Potro and is two wins from clinching […]

Federer, Sharapova crash at US Open

Posted by on 04/09/2018
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Federer, Sharapova crash at US Open

Federer, Sharapova crash at US Open

Millman plays sixth-seed Djokovic next NEW YORK: Roger Federer and Maria Sharapova crashed out of the US Open on Monday in back-to-back seismic shocks under the Arthur Ashe Stadium lights. Federer, the five-time champion and looking to end his 10-year wait to add to his total in New York, was beaten by Australia’s world number […]

Nadal, Del Potro into US Open last-eight

Posted by on 03/09/2018
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Nadal, Del Potro into US Open last-eight

Nadal, Del Potro into US Open last-eight

Serena, Stephens reach US Open quarter-finals NEW YORK: Defending champion Rafael Nadal on Sunday reached the US Open quarter-finals for the eighth time where he will face Dominic Thiem, one of only three men to defeat him in 2018. World number one Nadal saw off a battling Nikoloz Basilashvili, the first Georgian in a fourth […]

Nadal speeds through, Wawrinka, del Potro win

Posted by on 30/08/2018
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Nadal speeds through, Wawrinka, del Potro win

Nadal speeds through, Wawrinka, del Potro win

Murray still fighting to find full fitness after hip surgery in January NEW YORK: World number one and defending champion Rafael Nadal steamed into the third round on another scorching day at the US Open on Wednesday with a straight-sets win over Vasek Pospisil. Nadal, spared the worst of the heat thanks to his late-night […]

Sharapova downs battling Schnyder

Posted by on 29/08/2018
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Sharapova downs battling Schnyder

Sharapova downs battling Schnyder

Survival mode’ sees Djokovic through at steamy US Open NEW YORK: Maria Sharapova shattered the fairytale return of 39-year-old Patty Schnyder at the US Open on Tuesday, winning a roller-coaster first round clash 6-2, 7-6 (8/6). Schnyder, the oldest ever player to make the main draw of a Grand Slam via qualifying, was outgunned by […]

World number one Halep stunned by Kanepi in US Open

Posted by on 27/08/2018
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World number one Halep stunned by Kanepi in US Open

World number one Halep stunned by Kanepi in US Open

NEW YORK: The US Open started with a bang as world number one Simona Halep christened the newly renovated Louis Armstrong Stadium with a shock 6-2 6-4 loss to unseeded Estonian Kaia Kanepi yesterday, becoming the first top seed to lose an opening match at Flushing Meadows. It was the second consecutive year the Romanian […]

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