Tennis

Federer, his racket showing age

Federer, his racket showing age

on June 27, 2013, 6:27 AM / in Sports, Tennis

At this point, Roger Federer is just too stubborn. I get it. I understand. You do something a certain way, and every day for nearly a decade, that way recites back to you: You’re the best ever. You’re the best ever. But the Federer era ended Wednesday. After reaching the quarterfinals or better in 36 consecutive majors spanning nine years, […]

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Sharapova upset by qualifier

Sharapova upset by qualifier

on June 27, 2013, 6:08 AM / in Sports, Tennis

LONDON (AP) Maria Sharapova has been knocked out of Wimbledon by a 131st-ranked qualifier on a day when injuries forced the withdrawal or retirement of seven other players. The third-seeded Sharapova, the Wimbledon champion in 2004 champion, lost 6-3, 6-4 to Michelle Larcher de Brito of Portugal in the second round at the All England Club. It’s the second significant […]

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Bryans win men’s doubles at French

Bryans win men’s doubles at French

on June 9, 2013, 6:00 AM / in Sports, Tennis

  Ten years ago, Bob and Mike Bryan were still desperate to win a Grand Slam title and were sleeping on the floor of their bargain hotel room. Their lives changed for good when they won their first major championship in 2003 at the French Open. On Saturday, the top-ranked American twins extended their record by clinching their 14th Grand […]

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Nadal outlasts Djokovic in five sets

Nadal outlasts Djokovic in five sets

on June 9, 2013, 5:57 AM / in Sports, Tennis

His dramatic and delightful French Open semifinal was 4 1/2 hours old – and 14 games into the fifth set – when Rafael Nadal raced from the net to the baseline to retrieve Novak Djokovic’s seemingly unreachable lob. Many players wouldn’t have bothered to give chase, let alone attempt what Nadal actually accomplished: With his back to the court, he […]

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Williams wins first French since ’02

Williams wins first French since ’02

on June 9, 2013, 5:52 AM / in Sports, Tennis

Serena Williams won her 16th Grand Slam title and her first French Open championship since 2002 on Saturday, relentlessly chasing down one shot after another to defeat familiar foil Maria Sharapova 6-4, 6-4. ”Eleven years,” Williams said in French during the trophy ceremony. ”I think it’s unbelievable. Now I have 16 Grand Slam titles. It’s difficult for me to speak […]

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UPDATE 12-Tennis-French Open women’s singles results

UPDATE 12-Tennis-French Open women’s singles results

on May 29, 2013, 8:40 AM / in Sports, Tennis

May 29 (Infostrada Sports) – Results from the French Open Women’s Singles matches on Wednesday Round 2 29-Varvara Lepchenko (U.S.) beat Elina Svitolina (Ukraine) 7-6(5) 6-1 8-Angelique Kerber (Germany) beat Jana Cepelova (Slovakia) 6-2 6-2 Dinah Pfizenmaier (Germany) beat Urszula Radwanska (Poland) 6-3 6-3 4-Agnieszka Radwanska (Poland) beat Mallory Burdette (U.S.) 6-3 6-2 Round 1 Jamie Hampton (U.S.) beat 25-Lucie […]

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Serena, Federer open with easy wins

Serena, Federer open with easy wins

on May 26, 2013, 3:47 PM / in Sports, Tennis

PARIS (AP) 2013 FRENCH OPEN Serena Williams won her opening match at the French Open, and then achieved a career breakthrough by speaking French to the crowd for the first time. ”I’m a beginner,” Williams said – referring to her French, not tennis. Her play spoke volumes Sunday. Williams returned to the red clay that tripped her up in the […]

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Nadal Beats Federer 6-4, 6-2

Nadal Beats Federer 6-4, 6-2

on March 15, 2013, 5:12 AM / in Sports, Tennis

By MARK LAMPORT-STOKES INDIAN WELLS, Calif. – Roger Federer’s title defense at the BNP Paribas Open came to a surprisingly abrupt halt on Thursday when he was hammered by his long-time rival Rafa Nadal 6-4 6-2 in the quarter-finals. While Nadal’s fitness on hard courts had been in some doubt on his return to the ATP circuit after seven months […]

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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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