Friday, 22 February 2019

Tag Archives: tennis

Soo stuns Toglukdemir in ITF Pakistan World Jr Tennis Championship

ISLAMABAD: Unseeded Soo Han Jang of Korea stunned top seed Mina Toglukdemir (TUR) in straight sets in the Syed Tajammul Abbas ITF Pakistan World Junior Ranking Tennis Championship 2019 matches here at Senator Dilawar Abbas PTF Complex. In other upsets of the day, unseeded Korean Ji Hyun Kang shocked second ...

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Tearful former champ Azarenka determined to end slump

MELBOURNE: A despondent Victoria Azarenka has vowed to fight her way out of a career-threatening slump and recapture the form that delivered her two Australian Open titles. The former world number one was dumped from the season-opening Grand Slam in a gut-wrenching loss to little-known German Laura Siegemund late Tuesday ...

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Australian Open could be last, says retiring Andy Murray

LONDON: Britain’s Andy Murray says he plans to retire after this year’s Wimbledon but fears next week’s Australian Open could be the final tournament of his career. The three-time Grand Slam winner, who is struggling to recover from hip surgery, was in tears at a news conference in Melbourne on ...

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World number one Halep stunned in Sydney

World number one Simona Halep’s preparations for next week’s Australian Open suffered a huge setback Wednesday when she was bundled out of the Sydney International at the first hurdle. The Romanian hadn’t played since withdrawing from the WTA Finals in October with a herniated disc, and was no match for ...

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Maria Sharapova progresses at Shenzhen WTA

BEIJING: Former world number one Maria Sharapova qualified for the quarter-finals of the Shenzhen WTA after struggling against China´s great tennis hope Wang Xinyu, who was forced to retire from the match in pain. The fifth-seed Russian was surprised early on by the power of her 17-year-old opponent, who took ...

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In a first, Serena and Federer to take on each other

Roger Federer’s wish is about to be granted – he’s getting the chance to return Serena Williams’ powerful serve. The famously unflappable Swiss acknowledges being excited about the prospect of taking on his fellow tennis great on Tuesday in a Hopman Cup mixed doubles match between Switzerland and the United ...

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Serena, Nadal and Murray all confirmed for Australian Open

MELBOURNE: Serena Williams will make her return to the Australian Open for the first time since winning in 2017 when eight-weeks pregnant, it was confirmed Wednesday, with virtually all the world’s top 100 players due at Melbourne Park. That includes injury-prone Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray. Williams returned from giving ...

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Kontaveit makes biggest final in Wuhan as ailing Wang retires

WUHAN-WTA: Anett Kontaveit has notched up both a personal and national milestone at the Dongfeng Motor Wuhan Open, becoming the first Estonian player to reach a Premier 5 final after Wang Qiang retired due to a left thigh injury while trailing 6-2, 2-1, (30-0) in their all-unseeded semifinal. It is the first ...

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