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Nadal fends off unseeded Hyeon to reach Barcelona Open semis

Updated: Apr 29, 2017 12:12 IST     

Barcelona [Spain], Apr 29 (ANI): Fourteen-time Grand Slam Champion Rafael Nadal survived an early scare against South Korea's Chung Hyeon to book his place in the semi-finals of the Barcelona Open for a 10th time here last evening.
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Sharapova enters Quarterfinals of Stuttgart Open

Updated: Apr 27, 2017 23:20 IST      

Stuttgart [Germany], April 27 (ANI): Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova, who made her comeback after 15-months of doping ban, registered her second win on Thursday by beating Roberta Vinci to reach the quarter-finals of the Porsche Grand Prix in Stuttgart.

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Maria Sharapova congratulates mother-to-be Serena Williams

Updated: Apr 27, 2017 20:28 IST      

Johannesburg [South Africa], Apr 27 (ANI): Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova, who marked her competitive return from a 15-month doping suspension with a straight-sets victory over Italy's Roberta Vinci in the opening round of the Stuttgart Open on Wednesday, has offered her congratulations to pregnant rival Serena Williams.

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'Cheater' Sharapova should not play tennis again: Bouchard

Updated: Apr 27, 2017 19:01 IST      

Johannesburg [South Africa], Apr 27 (ANI): 2014 Wimbledon finalist Eugenie Bouchard has termed Maria Sharapova as a 'cheater' and said that the Russian tennis star should be kicked out of tennis for life.

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London [U.K], Apr 27 (ANI): Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova marked her competitive return from a 15-month doping suspension with a straight-sets victory over Italy's Roberta Vinci in the opening round of the Stuttgart Open last evening.

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Guess what! Serena Williams revealed pregnancy by accident

Updated: Apr 26, 2017 19:52 IST      

Johannesburg [South Africa], Apr 26 (ANI): World number one Serena Williams, who is expecting her first child with American internet entrepreneur Alexis Ohanian, has said that she revealed her pregnancy by accident, after mistakenly uploading a photograph on Snapchat.

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`Wild-card` Sharapova set for Stuttgart return post doping ban

Updated: Apr 26, 2017 13:12 IST      

Johannesburg [South Africa], Apr 26 (ANI): After serving a 15-month doping suspension, Russian tennis player Maria Sharapova is all set to make her return to competitive tennis when she takes on Italian veteran Roberta Vinci in the opening match of the WTA Tour clay-court tournament, Stuttgart Open.

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`Pregger` Serena vows to make a come back

Updated: Apr 26, 2017 12:15 IST      

Johannesburg [South Africa], Apr 26 (ANI): World number one Serena Williams, who is expecting her first child with American internet entrepreneur Alexis Ohanian, has vowed to return to the court after embracing motherhood, with her baby hopefully cheering for her in the stands.

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London [U.K.], Apr. 25 (ANI): Responding to controversial Romanian former world No1 Ilie Nastase's comments about her, American tennis legend Serena Williams has accused him of racially abusing her and her unborn baby.

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Pregnant Serena surges back to World No. 1 spot

Updated: Apr 24, 2017 20:45 IST      

Johannesburg [South Africa], Apr 24 (ANI): Just few days after announcing her pregnancy, American tennis star Serena Williams surged back to the world number one spot in the latest rankings issued by Women's Tennis Association (WTA) on Monday.

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Nadal surges to fifth spot post Monte Carlo triumph

Updated: Apr 24, 2017 19:10 IST      

Johannesburg [South Africa], Apr 24 (ANI): Fourteen-time Grand Slam Champion Rafael Nadal has climbed up to the fifth spot in the latest ATP rankings after clinching a record 10th Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters title.

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Johannesburg [South Africa], Apr 24 (ANI): Fourteen-time Grand Slam Champion Rafael Nadal has asserted that his next target will be his home event in Barcelona, where he owns nine titles and not the French Open.

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Bopanna-Cuevas clinch Monte Carlo doubles title

Updated: Apr 23, 2017 17:40 IST      

Monte Carlo [Monaco], Apr 23 (ANI): Indian tennis ace Rohan Bopanna and his Uruguayan partner Pablo Cuevas defeated seventh-seeded Spaniards Feliciano Lopez and Marc Lopez to clinch the men's doubles title of Monte Carlo Masters here on Sunday.

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Ramos-Vinolas overcomes Pouille to enter Monte Carlo final

Updated: Apr 22, 2017 20:01 IST      

Monte Carlo [Monaco], Apr 22 (ANI): Albert Ramos-Vinolas of Spain on Saturday continued with his impeccable form as he defeated France's Lucas Pouille to book a place in his first ATP World Tour Masters 1000 final at the Monte Carlo Masters.

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Johannesburg [South Africa], Apr 22 (ANI): Romania's Fed Cup captain, the former world number one and Grand Slam champion Ilie Nastase, has come under scanner of the International Tennis Federation (ITF) following his alleged racist remark about Serena Williams' pregnancy.

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Djokovic blames setting sun for Monte Carlo exit

Updated: Apr 22, 2017 16:30 IST      

Johannesburg [South Africa], Apr 22 (ANI): World number two Novak Djokovic, who slumped to a shocking quarter-final exit in the ongoing Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters, has said his failure to adjust to the tricky light in the third set led to his loss against Belgium's David Goffin.

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Johannesburg [South Africa], Apr 22 (ANI): Maria Sharapova's agent has said that people, criticising the embattled Russian tennis star for possibly receiving a wildcard into the French Open, just want to keep another title threat out of Roland Garros.

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Bopanna-Cuevas struggles into Monte Carlo semis

Updated: Apr 22, 2017 09:56 IST      

Monte Carlo [Monaco], Apr 19 (ANI): Indian tennis ace Rohan Bopanna and his Uruguayan partner Pablo Cuevas produced a spirited performance as they bounced back from a set down to book their place in the semi-finals of the men' doubles event at the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters here last evening.

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Bad decisions cost me Monte Carlo title: Murray

Updated: Apr 21, 2017 20:34 IST      

Johannesburg [South Africa] Apr. 21 (ANI): World number one Andy Murray, who slumped to a shocking third-round exit in the ongoing Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters, has admitted some bad decisions during the match led to his loss against World No.24 Albert Ramos-Vinolas of Spain.

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Rafael Nadal eases into Monte-Carlo quarters

Updated: Apr 20, 2017 21:26 IST      

Monte Carlo [Monaco], Apr 20 (ANI): Fourteen-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal produced a rich vein of form as he thrashed Alexander Zverev Jr. of Germany in straight sets to book his place in the quarter-finals of the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters here on Thursday.

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