Tennis

Haas reaches 2nd round at Memphis

Haas reaches 2nd round at Memphis

on February 21, 2013, 7:28 AM / in Sports, Tennis

MEMPHIS, Tennessee (AP) Germany’s Tommy Haas advanced to the second round of the U.S. National Indoor Tennis Championships with a 7-6 (6), 6-4 victory over Russia’s Evgeny Donskoy on Wednesday. The 34-year-old Haas was a finalist at last week’s SAP Open in San Jose. He is a three-time Memphis champion. He won the first ATP Tour title of his career […]

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Istomin tops No. 3 Isner in Memphis

Istomin tops No. 3 Isner in Memphis

on February 20, 2013, 5:39 PM / in Sports, Tennis

Denis Istomin took advantage of sluggish play by John Isner to eliminate the third-seeded American 6-4, 6-3 on Tuesday in the US National Indoor Tennis Championships. The victory was Istomin’s first win over a top-20 opponent since he defeated Fernando Verdasco of Spain, then ranked 18th, in the London Olympics last year. ”I know it’s going to be a difficult […]

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Azarenka repeats as Aussie champ

Azarenka repeats as Aussie champ

on January 26, 2013, 8:49 AM / in Sports, Tennis

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Victoria Azarenka overcome an often hostile crowd to win back-to-back Australian Open titles, beating Li Na 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 in a dramatic final on Saturday that contained a break for fireworks, two medical timeouts and a nasty fall that caused Li to black out momentarily. The Chinese star first tumbled to the court after twisting her left […]

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Murray beats Federer to reach final

Murray beats Federer to reach final

on January 25, 2013, 7:52 AM / in Sports, Tennis

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Andy Murray has finally beaten Roger Federer at a Grand Slam. The U.S. Open champion beat 17-time major winner Federer 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-3, 6-7 (2), 6-2 Friday at the Australian Open, calling it massive confidence boost as he attempts to win his second consecutive major. Murray, who missed his chance to serve out the match at […]

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Sharapova still solid Down Under

Sharapova still solid Down Under

on January 22, 2013, 8:34 AM / in News, Sports, Tennis

Maria Sharapova has lost only nine games in five matches on the way to the semifinals at the Australian Open. Always the perfectionist, she sees room for improvement. Sharapova beat fellow Russian Ekaterina Makarova 6-2, 6-2 Tuesday and was asked afterward if she’d lost focus in only a few games this tournament. ”No, I’d probably say more,” she said, ”but […]

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Federer, Serena through to 3rd round

Federer, Serena through to 3rd round

on January 17, 2013, 10:54 AM / in Sports, Tennis

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) With the sun setting at the end of a torridly hot day at the Australian Open, Roger Federer ensured he made the most of a favorable evening draw. Wearing bright pink shoelaces, Federer advanced to the third round with a 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 win over Russian Nikolay Davydenko on Thursday. The 17-Grand Slam champion was a winner […]

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Maria Sharapova wins Opening Round at Austrialian Open

Maria Sharapova wins Opening Round at Austrialian Open

on January 13, 2013, 9:19 PM / in Sports, Tennis

MELBOURNE, Australia – Maria Sharapova got the Australian Open started with a 6-0, 6-0 victory over fellow Russian Olga Puchkova in the first match on center court Monday. Sharapova showed no signs of problems with the right collarbone injury which forced her out of a lead up tournament two weeks ago. The No. 2-ranked Sharapova, who lost the final to […]

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Serena Williams did not find Caroline Wozniacki’s imitation to be racist

Serena Williams did not find Caroline Wozniacki’s imitation to be racist

on December 23, 2012, 9:44 PM / in Sports, Tennis

  Caroline Wozniacki was accused of being racist when she stuffed her chest and behind in an attempt to imitate Serena Williams during a recent exhibition tennis match. Williams, who calls the Danish tennis player a friend, has responded and indicated she did not find the imitation to be racist. “I know Caro and I would call her my friend […]

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Zvonareva out of Australian Open

Zvonareva out of Australian Open

on December 23, 2012, 9:39 PM / in Sports, Tennis

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Vera Zvonareva has withdrawn from the Australian Open in January with a right shoulder injury. (BETTER TOGETHER Want to know who supports the best players in the game? Check out these wives and girlfriends.) The two-time Grand Slam runner-up made the announcement on her Facebook page Friday, saying ”I will not be able to go to Australia […]

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