Tennis

Williams sisters advance to semifinals at Wimbledon

Williams sisters advance to semifinals at Wimbledon

on July 6, 2016, 8:45 AM / in Tennis

The best pair of women’s players in the world on target….. World No. 1 Serena Williams and her sister, Venus, advanced to the semifinals at Wimbledon on Tuesday, taking a big step toward a possible all-Williams women’s final at the storied tennis tournament. Venus Williams beat Yaroslava Shvedova in straight sets to reach her first Grand Slam semifinal since 2010. […]

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Williams sisters, Federer, Murray advance at Wimbledon

Williams sisters, Federer, Murray advance at Wimbledon

on July 5, 2016, 7:31 AM / in Tennis

World No. 1 Serena Williams defeated Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova 7-5 6-0 on Monday to advance to the Wimbledon quarterfinals. Williams is seeking her seventh title at the storied tennis tournament. Her sister, five-time champion Venus Williams, also made it into the next round by beating No. 12 Carla Suarez Navarro 7-6 (3), 6-4. Roger Federer breezed into the men’s quarterfinals […]

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Querrey stuns Djokovic in third round at Wimbledon

Querrey stuns Djokovic in third round at Wimbledon

on July 2, 2016, 3:21 PM / in Tennis

Facing yet another critical point during a match he never controlled, Novak Djokovic stretched for a half-volley drop winner, held up his right index finger — reminding the world, “I’m No. 1!” — then threw an uppercut and bellowed. Perhaps this was the moment everyone kept expecting as he tried to dig himself out of a daunting deficit against 41st-ranked […]

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Nine things to know about Wimbledon

Nine things to know about Wimbledon

on June 27, 2016, 6:09 AM / in International News, Tennis

by Nick McCarvel – USA TODAY SPORTS While the whole of Britain ponders what’s next (of course you’ve heard of Brexit), the sporting world turns its attention to the country’s most famous – and reliable – event: Wimbledon. The Championships begin Monday at SW19, where world No. 1 players Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic are defending their titles. But are […]

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Tennis – Djokovic, Murray seeded for Wimbledon final showdown

Tennis – Djokovic, Murray seeded for Wimbledon final showdown

on June 22, 2016, 7:30 AM / in Tennis

Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray are on course for a Wimbledon final showdown after being confirmed as the top two seeds for the grass-court Grand Slam. World number one Djokovic and second ranked Murray will be seeded in those positions, All England Club officials announced on Wednesday, meaning they can’t meet until the final as they will be placed at […]

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Serena Williams wins Italian Open

Serena Williams wins Italian Open

on May 16, 2016, 7:35 AM / in Tennis

Serena Williams beat fellow American Madison Keys 7-6 (7-5) 6-3 to win the Italian Open on Sunday. It was Williams’ first title in six months, and her fourth Italian Open championship since 2002. Since her last title in August, Williams has lost finals at the U.S. and Australian opens, and Indian Wells. The world No. 1 in women’s tennis is […]

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Maria Sharapova fails a drug test at the Australian Open

Maria Sharapova fails a drug test at the Australian Open

on March 8, 2016, 7:18 AM / in Tennis

Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova announced Monday that she had failed a drug test at this year’s Australian Open. She said she had legally taken the drug, meldonium, since 2006 to treat several health issues. It was added to a list of substances banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency as of Jan. 1. Tennis officials provisionally suspended her starting March […]

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Tennis – Russia humiliated in Fed Cup, Swiss into semi-finals

Tennis – Russia humiliated in Fed Cup, Swiss into semi-finals

on February 8, 2016, 7:44 AM / in Tennis

Russia and Italy, who have won eight of the last 12 Fed Cup titles, crashed out of this year’s tournament Sunday while defending champions Czech Republic survived to set-up a semi-final duel with Switzerland. Russia, the champions in 2004, 2005, 2007 and 2008, suffered an embarrassing 3-1 defeat to the Netherlands in Moscow. Italy, who were title winners in 2006, […]

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Tennis – Sharapova named in Russian Fed Cup team, stays on road to Rio

Tennis – Sharapova named in Russian Fed Cup team, stays on road to Rio

on February 5, 2016, 7:20 AM / in Tennis

AFP – Maria Sharapova remained on course for the Rio Olympics as the five-time Grand Slam champion was on Friday named in Russia’s doubles team for their Fed Cup first-round tie against the Netherlands in Moscow this weekend. World number 31 Ekaterina Makarova will take on 106th-ranked Kiki Bertens in the opening singles of the World Group clash on the […]

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Djokovic captures 6th Australian Open title, keeps Murray winless in 5 finals in Melbourne

Djokovic captures 6th Australian Open title, keeps Murray winless in 5 finals in Melbourne

on January 31, 2016, 6:13 AM / in Tennis

MELBOURNE, Australia — Novak Djokovic maintained his perfect streak in six Australian Open finals with a 6-1, 7-5, 7-6 (3) victory Sunday that consigned Andy Murray to a fifth defeat in championship deciders at Melbourne Park. Djokovic equaled Roy Emerson’s long-standing record of six Australian Open titles and increased his career haul to 11 Grand Slam titles, including four of […]

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Australian Open Results to date January 25th 2016

Australian Open Results to date January 25th 2016

on January 25, 2016, 8:09 AM / in Tennis

Australian Open Men’s Singles · Men’s Doubles · Women’s Singles · Women’s Doubles 1 N. Djokovic Quarterfinals 7 K. Nishikori Jan 26, 2:15 AM (CT) 3 R. Federer Quarterfinals 6 T. Berdych Jan 25, 9:30 PM (CT) 2 A. Murray 6 6 77 4th Round 16 B. Tomic 4 4 64 Jan 25, Completed 8 D. Ferrer 6 6 7 […]

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Suspicious bets on doubles match raise match-fixing concerns at Australian Open

Suspicious bets on doubles match raise match-fixing concerns at Australian Open

on January 25, 2016, 8:06 AM / in Tennis

Online bookmaker Pinnacle Sports suspended betting on Sunday for a mixed doubles match at the Australian Open due to suspicious betting patterns that raised concerns of possible match-fixing. Large bets were placed on a victory by Andrea Hlavackova and Lukasz Kubot in the obscure, first-round match against Lara Arruabarrena and David Marrero. Hlavackova and Kubot won, 6-0, 6-3. Marrero blamed […]

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Australian Tennis Open Results to Date January 20, 2016

Australian Tennis Open Results to Date January 20, 2016

on January 20, 2016, 8:07 AM / in Tennis

Australian Open Men’s Singles · Men’s Doubles · Women’s Singles · Women’s Doubles 32 J. Sousa 2nd Round S. Giraldo Jan 20, 6:00 PM (CT) 10 J. Isner 2nd Round M. Granollers Jan 20, 6:00 PM (CT) 23 G. Monfils 2nd Round N. Mahut Jan 20, 6:00 PM (CT) 1 N. Djokovic 6 6 77 2nd Round Q. Halys 1 […]

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Baby alarm for dad-to-be Andy Murray at Australian Open

Baby alarm for dad-to-be Andy Murray at Australian Open

on January 19, 2016, 6:35 AM / in Tennis

Melbourne (AFP) – Andy Murray looked a worried man as he finished his first match at the Australian Open — because he didn’t know whether he’d missed any news about the impending birth of his first child. The Scot, who took just over two hours to beat Alexander Zverev in the opening round, hurried to check his phone to see […]

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Baghdatis fires up for Australian Open

Baghdatis fires up for Australian Open

on January 14, 2016, 8:37 AM / in Tennis

Marcos Baghdatis warmed up for the Australian Open with a 7-6 (7/3), 6-3 win over Frenchman Paul-Henri Mathieu at the Kooyong Classic, a decade after reaching his only Grand Slam final. In 2006, the smiling Cypriot generated excitement with his run to the title match at Melbourne Park, where he lost to Roger Federer playing at the peak of his […]

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Williams withdraws from first Hopman Cup match due to knee inflammation

Williams withdraws from first Hopman Cup match due to knee inflammation

on January 4, 2016, 7:55 AM / in Tennis

Serena Williams withdrew on Monday from her opening match in the Hopman Cup in Perth, Australia, due to inflammation in her left knee. Williams, ranked world No. 1 by the Women’s Tennis Association, said she hoped she would be able to resume play in the international mixed team tennis competition on Tuesday, when the U.S., now playing Ukraine, meets the […]

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SI names Serena Williams sportsperson of the year

SI names Serena Williams sportsperson of the year

on December 15, 2015, 7:53 AM / in Tennis

Sports Illustrated on Monday named tennis superstar Serena Williams as its sportsperson of the year. Writer S.L. Price explained the choice by noting that Williams, 34, won three major titles in 2015, going 53–3 to extend her three-year reign as the world No. 1. She piled up twice as many points as her nearest rival over six weeks this summer […]

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Tennis-Radwanska shows off her survival skills again

Tennis-Radwanska shows off her survival skills again

on November 1, 2015, 7:07 AM / in Tennis

By Patrick Johnston SINGAPORE, (Reuters) – Poland’s Agnieszka Radwanska has always had a reputation for being one of the hardest tennis players to finish off and she added to that impression by reaching the WTA Finals title decider in trademark fashion on Saturday. Radwanska faced in-form Spaniard Garbine Muguruza and, with shoulder and thigh taped up, battled through an engaging […]

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Maria Sharapova will spearhead Russia in the Fed Cup

Maria Sharapova will spearhead Russia in the Fed Cup

on September 25, 2015, 12:03 PM / in Tennis

World number three Maria Sharapova will spearhead Russia in the Fed Cup final against the Czech Republic in Prague on November 14-15. Captain and former Roland Garros champion Anastasia Myskina said that, in addition to five-time Grand Slam winner Sharapova, Ekaterina Makarova, who is 20th in the WTA rankings, and 33rd-ranked Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova would also play along with world number […]

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Tennis: Diyas exit leaves Tokyo with seed shortage

Tennis: Diyas exit leaves Tokyo with seed shortage

on September 17, 2015, 8:26 AM / in Tennis

Poland’s Magda Linette dumped Kazakhstan’s Zarina Diyas out of the Japan Women’s Open on Thursday as seeds continued to tumble at the rain-hit event. Linette completed an upset 6-2, 7-5 victory over her second-seeded opponent to reach the quarter-finals of the $250,000 hardcourt tournament on Tokyo Bay. Organisers have already seen top seed Carla Suarez Navarro crash out along with […]

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