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Federer Beats Nadal to Win Shanghai Masters Title

SHANGHAI: Roger Federer said he “saved the best for last” after he beat great rival Rafael Nadal for the fifth time in succession to win the Shanghai Masters on Sunday. The surprisingly one-sided 6-4, 6-3 victory over the world number one from Spain brought a 94th title for the Swiss ...

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Nadal and Federer on collision course in Shanghai

SHANGHAI:  Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer breezed into the quarter-finals of the Shanghai Masters on Thursday and Juan Martin del Potro defeated racquet-smashing Alexander Zverev. World number one Nadal blew away Fabio Fognini in 63 minutes and plays sixth seed Grigor Dimitrov as he pursues one of the few tournaments ...

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Karolina Pliskova reaches quarter-finals at Rogers Cup

TORONTO: Top-seeded Karolina Pliskova advanced to the Rogers Cup quarter-finals on Thursday with a 6-2, 6-7 (4), 1-0 victory over Japanese qualifier Naomi Osaka. Osaka retired from the match due to an abdominal injury after her serve was broken to open the deciding set. Caroline Garcia of France defeated American ...

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Sharapova battles into second round at Stanford

LOS ANGELES: Five-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova made a battling return to US hardcourts on Monday with a 6-1, 4-6, 6-0 victory over American Jennifer Brady in Stanford, California. “I feel like I just want to hug everyone and say thank you,” Sharapova told fans in a post-match interview. ...

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Federer wins record 8th Wimbledon title

LONDON: Roger Federer won a record eighth Wimbledon title and became the tournament’s oldest champion Sunday with a straight-sets victory over injury-hit Marin Cilic who dramatically broke down in tears midway through the final. Federer claimed his 19th Grand Slam title 6-3, 6-1, 6-4 and at 35 is Wimbledon’s oldest ...

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Muguruza stuns Venus to win first Wimbledon title

LONDON: Garbine Muguruza stormed to her first Wimbledon title and shattered Venus Williams’ history bid with a majestic 7-5, 6-0 victory in Saturday’s final. Muguruza overwhelmed Williams with a supreme display of power hitting in 77 minutes on Centre Court to become only the second Spanish woman to win Wimbledon. ...

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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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Sharapova Will Not Request Wild Card for Wimbledon

LONDON: Maria Sharapova has played in three tournaments since her return to the WTA circuit after a 15-month drug suspension. Maria Sharapova will play in the Wimbledon qualifying tournament. The 2004 champion at the All England Club, who returned last month from a 15-month doping ban, said on Friday in ...

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My tennis will do the talking, Sharapova warns Bouchard

LONDON: Maria Sharapova promised to let her tennis do the talking when she meets Eugenie Bouchard in the second round of the Madrid Open in a match laced with tension over Sharapova’s 15-month doping ban. Bouchard labelled the Russian “a cheater” last week and suggested Sharapova should have been kicked ...

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