Wednesday, 21 February 2018

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Kvitova takes Qatar title to clinch top 10 return

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DOHA: Petra kvitova fought back from a set down against Garbine Muguruza to win the Qatar Open, a victory which will take her back into the world’s top 10. kvitova overcame an awful start which saw her lose the first five games to eventually triumph 3-6, 6-3, 6-4. It is ...

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Sharapova crashes out in Qatar Open first round

Maria Sharapova

DOHA: Five-time Grand Slam winner Maria Sharapova suffered a shock defeat in the first round of the Qatar Open, dumped out in three sets by outsider Monica Niculescu. The Romanian, ranked number 92 in the world, 51 places behind the Russian, won 4-6, 6-4, 6-3. In a match lasting more ...

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Davis Cup tie: Pakistan thrash Korea, Italy win against Japan

LONDON: Pakistan thrashed Republic of Korea 4-0 in the Davis Cup Asia-Oceania Group-I tie after experienced Pakistani pair of Aisam Qureshi and Aqeel Khan winning the doubles match and Abid Ali Akbar winning the reverse singles here at Pakistan Sports Complex grass courts. The set went into tie break and ...

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Roger Federer beats Marin Cilic in final to win 20th Grand Slam title

Roger Federer AUS OPEN

MELBOURNE: Roger Federer has emerged as the most successful male tennis player of the Open era, beating Marin Cilic in the final of the Australian Open to collect his 20th grand slam title. 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆@RogerFederer, 2️⃣0️⃣x Grand Slam champion.#AusOpen pic.twitter.com/l1oskAwzMU — #AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) January 28, 2018 The roof was closed ...

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Nadal limps out, Edmund marches on in Australian Open

Nadal limps out, Edmund marches on in Australian Open

PERTH: An injured and visibly struggling Rafael Nadal retired while trailing in the fifth set of his Australian Open quarterfinal match against Marin Cilic. Top-ranked Nadal saved five break points in the last game before Cilic broke his serve, then Nadal went to shake hands with the umpire and his ...

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Federer says he’s too old to be Australian Open favourite

Roger-Federer

MELBOURNE: Defending champion Roger Federer says rivals Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic should be seen as leading contenders for the Australian Open as he is too old to be considered favourite . The 36-year-old is bidding for a record 20th Grand Slam title and is in form and fit, unlike ...

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Konta ‘facing challenges’ after poor start to year

Johanna Konta

SYDNEY: Johanna Konta admitted she was facing “challenges” at the start of the season but insisted she would take the positives after injury and an early defeat cast a cloud over her Australian Open preparations. The British world number nine, who made the Melbourne Park semis in 2016 and the ...

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Siniakova tames Sharapova, faces Halep in Shenzhen final

Siniakova tames Sharapova, faces Halep in Shenzhen final

SHENZEN: Czech defending champion Katerina Siniakova fended off Maria Sharapova in a fiercely contested match at the Shenzhen Open to set up a final with world number one Simona Halep. Siniakova fired 27 winners and 10 aces to prevail 6-2 3-6 6-3 but was made to work hard for the win ...

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Brisbane too hot for Muguruza as Murray also withdraws

Garbine Muguruza

BRISBANE: World number two Garbine Muguruza suffered a fitness scare ahead of this month’s Australian Open when she was forced to retire from the Brisbane International with severe cramping. The men’s draw also suffered a major blow when Andy Murray withdrew – the second star player to pull out after ...

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Halep, Sharapova off to flying 2018 starts

Maria-Sharapova

SHENZHEN: World number one Simona Halep began the year in emphatic style with a 6-4, 6-1 victory over Nicole Gibbs as Maria Sharapova also romped through her first-round match at the Shenzhen Open on Monday. Romania’s Halep, who will be seeking her maiden Grand Slam title at the Australian Open ...

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