French Open: Rafa To Meet Novak, Sharapova Ousted

The 2015 French Open was left reeling from a major shock on Day 9 as defending women’s champion Maria Sharapova was shown the exit door by 13th seeded Czech Lucie Safarova. An aggressive Safarova toppled the second seeded Russian 7-6(3), 6-4 to make her maiden Roland Garros quarter-final. Meanwhile, world no. 1 Serena Williams survived

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French Open: Ana In Quarters, Berdych Out; Mirza Wins

On a rain-marred Day 8 at the 2015 French Open, former champion Ana Ivanovic made her way into the Roland Garros quarter-finals for the first time since winning the Coupe Suzanne Lenglen in 2008. On the other hand, luck ran out for men’s fourth seed Tomas Berdych as he succumbed to 14th seeded Frenchman Jo-Wilfried

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French Open: Federer, Sharapova Cruise; Indians Impress

Roger Federer and Maria Sharapova booked their places in the second week of the French Open as the third round began on Friday. While the Swiss maestro looked at his flawless best against Bosnian Damir Dzhumur, defending women’s champion Sharapova comfortably came through a potentially tricky test against former runner-up Samantha Stosur. Another former winner

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French Open: Sharapova, Murray, Berdych Enter Round 2

Battling a mild flu, Maria Sharapova opened her title defense at the 2015 French Open with a 6-2, 6-4 win over veteran Estonian Kaia Kanepi in Paris on Monday. Joining her in the second round were two-time Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka and Italian Open runner-up Carla Suarez Navarro. But it was the end of

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International Tennis Weekly #5: Djokovic Wins In Monte Carlo

Novak Djokovic continued his amazing run this season by winning the Monte Carlo Masters while the Fed Cup action dominated the headlines as the Czech Republic and Russia advanced to the final. Djokovic beats Nadal in semis; wins second Monte Carlo title The clay court season got underway but it is Novak Djokovic and not Rafael

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2015 IPTL Drafts: Nadal To Play For Indian Aces

International Premier Tennis League, the brainchild of Indian tennis star Mahesh Bhupati is all set for its second season. Detailed schedule is yet to be announced but 2015 season will kick off on December 2 in Japan and will conclude on December 20th. IPTL drafts were also announced today with the entry of Rafael Nadal in

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Australian Open: Azarenka Sets Up Clash With Caroline Wozniacki

After the exodus of eight women’s seeds on the opening day of the Australian Open, seeds continued to tumble even on Day 2. Four men’s seeds and three women’s seeds wilted in the Melbourne heat while the big title contenders made smooth progress into Round 2 on Tuesday. Meanwhile, former World No. 1s Caroline Wozniacki

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Indian Aces Crowned Champions Of Coca-Cola IPTL

The Micromax Indian Aces were crowned champions of the inaugural Coca-Cola International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) after an interesting last match at Hamdan Sports Complex in Dubai. The concluding match of the IPTL Dubai leg saw the Aces lose to 15-29 to the UAE Royals, who were playing on their home turf. Women’s Singles Kristina

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India Witnesses Roger Federer Magic As Indian Aces Win

Some players have the ability to light up the atmosphere simply by their sheer presence! Roger Federer is one such player who sent 17,000 roaring spectators at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium in New Delhi into raptures on Sunday. Not only that, he inspired all his Indian Aces teammates to register a resounding 26-16 victory

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Manila Mavericks beat Indian Aces

The Singapore leg of the Coca-Cola IPTL  came to an end today with Manila Mavericks defeating table toppers Micromax Indian Aces 25-20, in an encounter that saw the lead change hands three times in the first three sets. An unbeaten Mark Phillippoussis continued his winning streak with another convincing opening match as he beat Cedric

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