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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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Simona Halep doubles up by destroying Venus in straight sets

MONTREAL: World number one Simona Halep crushed seven time Grand Slam winner Venus Williams in straight sets at the WTA Montreal event just hours after a delivering a marathon three-hour victory over Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova. Top seed Halep took no prisoners against Williams, blitzing the 38-year-old American 6-2, 6-2 in just ...

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Novak Djokovic Wins 4th Wimbledon Title

LONDON: Novak Djokovic raced to a fourth Wimbledon title and 13th career Grand Slam crown on Sunday when he defeated a battling but exhausted Kevin Anderson 6-2, 6-2, 7-6 (7/3). World number 21 Djokovic added the 2018 title to his wins in 2011, 2014 and 2015 as he became the ...

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Kerber beats Serena Williams to win Wimbledon

AFP LONDON: Angelique Kerber became the first German woman to win Wimbledon for 22 years as the 11th seed shattered Serena Williams’ bid for Grand Slam history with a shock 6-3, 6-3 victory in Saturday’s final. Kerber avenged her defeat against Williams in the 2016 Wimbledon title match, overwhelming the ...

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Ostapenko into Wimbledon quarter-finals

LONDON: Former French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko swept into her second Wimbledon quarter-final with a 7-6 (7/4), 6-0 win against Belarusian world number 50 Aliaksandra Sasnovich on Monday. Latvian 12th seed Ostapenko came from 2-5 down in the first set to finish off Sasnovich, who had stunned two-time Wimbledon champion ...

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Nadal kills curse of 100 club at Wimbledon as Kvitova crashes

LONDON: World number one Rafael Nadal breezed into the Wimbledon second round Tuesday but fellow two-time champion and title favourite Petra Kvitova crashed out. Nadal cruised to a 6-3, 6-3, 6-2 win over Israel’s Dudi Sela as the Spaniard returned to action for the first time since claiming his 11th ...

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