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Wimbledon 2014: Day two as it happened

Wimbledon 2014: Day two as it happened

on June 25, 2014, 8:38 AM / in Sports, Tennis

Serena Williams and Rafael Nadal win on Centre Court  Roger Federer and Maria Sharapova ease through  Heather Watson wins; Sam Murray & Dan Smethurst out  GB’s Tara Moore v Vera Zvonareva one set all – play suspended  Click on the Highlights tab to see the best matches of the day  Click on the link for all of the results By […]

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Maria Sharapova outlasts Simona Halep to win her second French Open title

Maria Sharapova outlasts Simona Halep to win her second French Open title

on June 8, 2014, 5:25 AM / in News, Sports, Tennis

PARIS — Maria Sharapova defeated Simona Halep 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-4 to win her second French Open title and fifth major overall. Sharapova was forced to battle through yet another lengthy three-set match — her fourth consecutive match that went the distance — to finally hold off Halep, who was playing her first Slam final. The Romanian acquitted herself well over […]

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Murray Wins Marathon

Murray Wins Marathon

on June 5, 2014, 7:35 AM / in News, Sports, Tennis

  Wimbledon titleholder holds off surge by Monfils. By Roger Kaplan First of all, you have to give them both a hand. Andy Murray and Gael Monfils played into the last traces of daylight on a cold evening, having waited out a long rain delay and a first match at Chatrier Stadium, in which Andrea Petkovic wiped the floor, frankly, […]

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Wawrinka ends Djokovic’s Aussie Open run to reach semis

Wawrinka ends Djokovic’s Aussie Open run to reach semis

on January 21, 2014, 8:05 AM / in Sports, Tennis

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Three-time defending champion Novak Djokovic has been upset in a dramatic five-setter against Stan Wawrinka in the Australian Open quarterfinals, ending his 25-match winning streak at Melbourne Park. Wawrinka lost 14 straight head-to-heads to Djokovic before Tuesday night’s 2-6, 6-4, 6-2, 3-6, 9-7 win in four hours on Rod Laver Arena. Djokovic beat Wawrinka 12-10 in the […]

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Tennis-Faster courts will ruin Melbourne spectacle – Toni Nadal

Tennis-Faster courts will ruin Melbourne spectacle – Toni Nadal

on January 13, 2014, 8:01 AM / in Sports, Tennis

MADRID, Jan 13 (Reuters) – Rafa Nadal’s uncle and coach Toni joined the world number one on Monday in criticising Melbourne Park’s faster hardcourts which, he felt, will ruin the spectacle for the Australian Open fans. The speed of the blue Plexicushion courts has polarised opinions with Roger Federer and Australian Lleyton Hewitt welcoming it while Nadal questioned the logic […]

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Federer opens 2014 with a steady win in Brisbane

Federer opens 2014 with a steady win in Brisbane

on January 1, 2014, 8:02 PM / in Sports, Tennis

By JOHN PYE / AP BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Roger Federer showed shreds of Stefan Edberg’s influence as he got his 2014 season underway, advancing to the Brisbane International quarterfinals with a 6-4, 6-2 win over Jarkko Nieminen on Wednesday.  Related Stories Lisicki withdraws from Brisbane due to illness The Associated Press Federer, Serena looking to get on a roll […]

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Serena Williams wins WTA title

Serena Williams wins WTA title

on October 28, 2013, 8:19 AM / in News, Sports, Tennis

ISTANBUL (AP) The way the season has gone for Serena Williams, there was only one fitting way for it to end. Williams capped a career year in style Sunday, earning her 11th title by coming from behind to beat Li Na 2-6, 6-3, 6-0 for her second straight WTA Championships crown. Williams became the eighth woman to win 11 or […]

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Serena earns 17th Grand Slam title

Serena earns 17th Grand Slam title

on September 8, 2013, 7:50 PM / in Sports, Tennis

Top-seeded Serena Williams won her fifth US Open championship and 17th Grand Slam tournament title overall by beating No. 2 Victoria Azarenka 7-5, 6-7 (6), 6-1 in a windy final. Sunday’s match was the toughest test these two weeks for the No. 1-seeded Williams, who also beat Azarenka in three sets in last year’s final. Williams hadn’t lost a set […]

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Djokovic to face Nadal in US Open final

Djokovic to face Nadal in US Open final

on September 8, 2013, 7:33 AM / in Sports, Tennis

NEW YORK (AP) The game that will be talked about for years and years required 198 strokes, 30 points and 21 minutes to decide. Entire sets have taken less. It might be easy to conclude that Novak Djokovic won his tense, topsy-turvy U.S. Open semifinal against Stanislas Wawrinka despite dropping that epic third game of the fifth set. The truth […]

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Rematch! Serena Williams faces Azarenka in US Open final

on September 7, 2013, 8:54 AM / in News, Sports, Tennis

NEW YORK (AP) At the end, and only at the very end, did Serena Williams face anything resembling a challenge in her U.S. Open semifinal. Six times, Williams was a single point from winning. Six times, she failed to come through. All that did, of course, was delay the inevitable Friday. On match point No. 7, Williams delivered a 107 […]

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Rough Tennis Weekend For the Americans

Rough Tennis Weekend For the Americans

on September 3, 2013, 5:49 AM / in Sports, Tennis

Maybe this is way the Mayor of Jackson wants to build more tennis courts… its his patriotic duty. Federer falls to Robredo in 4th round, no Slam final in 2013 Right from the start, Roger Federer looked very little like, well, the Roger Federer who routinely reached the final weekend at Grand Slam tournaments. In the opening game of his […]

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Second Round Results at The U. S. Open Tennis

on August 31, 2013, 2:53 PM / in Sports, Tennis

August 30 Mikhail Youzhny(21) def. Alexandr Dolgopolov 7-5, 6-1, 6-3 Tommy Haas(12) def. Yen-Hsun Lu 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (7-3) Marcel Granollers def. Rajeev Ram 3-6, 4-6, 6-2, 6-3, 7-5 Novak Djokovic(1) def. Benjamin Becker 7-6 (7-2), 6-2, 6-2 Julien Benneteau(31) def. Jeremy Chardy 6-4, 6-3, 6-4 Tomas Berdych(5) def. Denis Kudla 7-6 (7-3), 7-6 (7-3), 6-3 Tim Smyczek def. Alex Bogomolov Jr. 3-6, 7-6 (8-6), 2-6, 6-4, 6-4 Joao Sousa def. Jarkko Nieminen 1-6, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 Denis Istomin def. Tobias Kamke 6-4, 6-2, 6-2 Andreas Seppi(20) def. […]

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The US Tennis Open 2013 Begins

on August 27, 2013, 6:58 AM / in News, Sports, Tennis

Serena Moves on…. Serena Williams was so dominant in the first round of the US Open, her opponent really needed a hug. So midway through the second set of defending champion Williams’ 6-0, 6-1 victory Monday night, Francesca Schiavone wandered behind the baseline, found a ball boy and enveloped him in a full-fledged embrace. The No. 1-ranked and No. 1-seeded […]

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Tennis Shorts

Tennis Shorts

on August 16, 2013, 6:06 AM / in News, Sports, Tennis

Former doubles champ Bob Hewitt charged with rape BOKSBURG, South Africa Former Grand Slam doubles champion Bob Hewitt has been charged with two counts of rape and one count of sexual assault of minors in cases that date back as far as the early 1980s. Prosecutors on Friday charged the 73-year-old Hewitt with raping a girl under the age of […]

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Murray wins Wimbledon in Three Sets

Murray wins Wimbledon in Three Sets

on July 7, 2013, 11:37 AM / in Sports, Tennis

  Andy Murray CAPTURES THE  WIMBLEDON  TITLE! He beats Novak Djokovic 6-4, 7-5, 6-4 to win his second Grand Slam. It’s a first for a British male in 77 years! More on the way: This one is forever. For Andy Murray. For Britain. It took forever. Andy Murray is the Wimbledon champion. How many times has he heard that in […]

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Bob, Mike wrap up ‘Bryan Slam’

Bob, Mike wrap up ‘Bryan Slam’

on July 6, 2013, 5:07 PM / in Sports, Tennis

LONDON (AP) The Bryan brothers got big air at Wimbledon on Saturday. Yes, there was a little more room than usual between their feet and the ground for their latest version of the ”Bryan Bump” – the famed chest bump they use to celebrate their victories – because of what that victory meant. Their 3-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 win over […]

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Bartoli routs Lisicki to win Wimbledon

Bartoli routs Lisicki to win Wimbledon

on July 6, 2013, 5:05 PM / in Sports, Tennis

LONDON (AP) One of the strangest Wimbledons ever produced one of its quirkiest champions — Marion Bartoli — winner of a hard-to-watch final that had the overwhelmed runner-up in near tears while the match was still going on. Bartoli, whose power game bothered Sabine Lisicki as much as any of her notable eccentricities, won 6-1, 6-4 Saturday to capture her […]

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Murray makes the Finals at Wimbledon

Murray makes the Finals at Wimbledon

on July 5, 2013, 4:08 PM / in Sports, Tennis

Trying to become Britain’s first male champion at Wimbledon since 1936, Andy Murray reached the final for the second consecutive year, beating 24th-seeded Jerzy Janowicz of Poland 6-7 (2), 6-4, 6-4, 6-3 Friday in a match that concluded under the Centre Court roof. After dropping the first set, Murray trailed 4-1 in the third against the big-serving Janowicz before taking […]

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Novak Djokovic beats Juan Martin del Potro in 5 Sets

Novak Djokovic beats Juan Martin del Potro in 5 Sets

on July 5, 2013, 12:09 PM / in Sports, Tennis

It was a good thing that Djokivic was in great shape because he needed it. In the longest semi final in the history of Wimbledon, Novak Djokovic reaches his second Wimbledon final after beating Juan Martin Del Potro in five sets. The No.1 seed won 7-5, 4-6, 7-6, 6-7, 6-3 in a match lasting four hours and 42 minutes. It […]

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A look at 10 men, women left at Wimbledon who are trying to reach 1st Grand Slam quarterfinal

on June 30, 2013, 2:12 PM / in Sports, Tennis

Associated Press Of the 32 men and women set to play in Wimbledon’s fourth round on Monday, 10  will be trying to reach a Grand Slam quarterfinal for the first time. So who are these players? How old are they, where are they from —  and how  did they get here? A quick primer: —  Kenny de Schepper, 26, France, […]

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