Thursday, 19 September 2019

Tag Archives: French Open

Maria Sharapova pulls out of tournament

PARIS: Maria Sharapova has withdrawn from the French Open 2019 because of an ongoing shoulder injury. The 32-year-old, who made the fourth round of this year’s Australian Open, has not played since pulling out of the St Petersburg Open in January, citing a problem with her right shoulder. Sharapova, who won the Roland Garros title in 2012 ...

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Maria Sharapova, Keys withdraw from Birmingham

BIRMINGHAM: Maria Sharapova and Madison Keys have withdrawn from next week’s Nature Valley Classic in Birmingham as they look to regain full fitness ahead of Wimbledon. Sharapova, the 2004 Wimbledon champion, said she needed rest after reaching the French Open quarter-finals. The 31-year-old Russian served a doping ban in 2016 ...

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Nadal eyes 11th French Open title

PARIS: Rafael Nadal admits that his desire to clinch an 11th French Open title on Sunday is fired by his growing realisation that the end of his career may not be too far away. The 32-year-old Spaniard, with 16 majors to his name, will play his 24th Grand Slam final ...

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Ostapenko stuns Halep to win French Open

PARIS: Jelena Ostapenko overpowered title favourite Simona Halep to become one of the most surprising grand slam champions of all time. The 20-year-old, ranked 47, had never been beyond the third round at a grand slam before nor won a senior title. But she was unfazed, hitting 54 winners in ...

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London attack does not change Wimbledon plans: Novak Djokovic

PARIS: Three times Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic said he will not change plans or preparations for the tournament next month after an attack in London on Saturday left seven people dead and 48 injured. A van rammed into pedestrians on London Bridge and three attackers with knifes charged out and ...

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Tennis: Sharapova to plead case for French Open wild card

PARIS: Maria Sharapova will meet with French Tennis Federation (FFT) chief Bernard Giudicelli to plead her case for a wild card at Roland Garros as the two-time champion makes her return from a doping ban. Giudicelli told that he had agreed to meet the Russian superstar despite his initial reservations after ...

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Ana Ivanovic announces her retirement from professional tennis

PARIS: Ana Ivanovic announced her retirement from professional tennis in a video on her Facebook page on Wednesday. Ivanovic said her health is the main reason behind her decision, as she is no longer able to perform at 100% fitness due to various injuries. A former WTA No. 1 in 2008, Ivanovic struggled ...

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