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Tennis: Roger Federer eyes 9th Wimbledon Title

LONDON: Having seen longtime rival Rafael Nadal tighten his iron-grip on Roland Garros, Roger Federer aims to extend his personal dominance of Wimbledon by claiming a ninth title at the All England Club. Despite his 37th birthday fast approaching, and having been stunned by Borna Coric in the Halle grasscourt ...

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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BIRMINGHAM: Maria Sharapova and Madison Keys have withdrawn from next week’s Nature Valley Classic in Birmingham as they look to regain full fitness ahead of Wimbledon.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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True grit Sharapova back at French Open with point to prove

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

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

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

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

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

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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