Thursday, 24 May 2018

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True grit Sharapova back at French Open with point to prove

Maria Sharapova

ROME: There will be questions about suspensions, favouritism and rivalries, and fashion, parties and candy lines. There will be accusations of slights – real or imagined – greeted either with a giggle, an icy stare or a pitch-perfect, withering put down. It can only mean one thing – Maria Sharapova ...

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Rafael Nadal Claims Italian Open Title

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ROME: Rafael Nadal kept his crown as the King of Clay following his stunning comeback win over Alexander Zverev at the Italian Open on Sunday. The Spaniard defeated Zverev 6-1, 1-6, 6-3 in a touch over two hours under the overcast skies of Rome to secure his eighth title in ...

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Playing tennis after pregnancy is my top priority: Sania Mirza

SANIA MIRZA

HYDERABAD: Tennis player Sania Mirza announced her pregnancy news last month, all the fans and followers are looking forward to baby ‘Mirza Malik’ at the end of this year. Sania Mirza got married to Shoaib Malik in 2010 and they both have been busy in their sports career since then. While ...

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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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