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The joy of watching Sabine Lisicki on grass
The joy of watching Sabine Lisicki on grass

The grass court season – One of the pleasant sights in the game The European grass season is one of the best tennis seasons of the year. The verdant, manicured lawns and the pristine atmosphere make tennis-watching a spectacular experience. And it is during this time of the season that we get to see one of the best grass exponents of the game – Sabine Lisicki play to her potential. Lisicki and her joie de vivre are somethi

Jun 18 2015
Sharapova jeers Ivanovic during drama filled Cincinnati semifinal
Sharapova jeers Ivanovic during drama filled Cincinnati semifinal

Maria Sharapova Maria Sharapova and Ana Ivanovic battled in an absolute thriller in the semifinal of the WTA Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati. Sharapova trailed for majority of the match before pegging back to set up two match points to enter the final. However, Ivanovic regained her touch to save the match points and eventually win the match 6-2, 5-7, 7-5.  In the beginning of the third set, Ivanovic was forced to take a med

Aug 18 2014
Indian campaign at Cincinnati ends as Mirza-Black crash out in second round
Indian campaign at Cincinnati ends as Mirza-Black crash out in second round

Sania Mirza (L) and Cara Black Cincinnati (US), Aug 15 (IANS): India's Sania Mirza and her Zimbwean partner Cara Black went down to Anabel Medina Garrigues of Spain and Kazakhstan`s Yaroslava Shvedova in the second round of women's doubles at the Western and Southern Open here. The fourth seeded Indo-Zimbabwean pair went down 3-6, 3-6 Thursday in the hardcourt tournament, which is a warm-up event for the US Open. Sania a

Aug 15 2014
Maria Sharapova battles past Simona Halep to clinch Madrid title
Maria Sharapova battles past Simona Halep to clinch Madrid title

Maria Sharapova posing with the trophy after defeating Simona Halep in the Madrid final At the end of the first set in Madrid, it appeared Simona Halep might relegate Maria Sharapova to a second straight runner-up finish at the Mutua Madrid Open. But the Russian grit her teeth and reconstructed her game to eke out a hard fought 1-6, 6-2, 6-3 victory over her stubborn Romanian opponent to clinch the 31st title of her career and the first in Madr

May 12 2014
Madrid Open 2014: Serena, Sharapova, Nadal and Berdych advance, Murray knocked out
Madrid Open 2014: Serena, Sharapova, Nadal and Berdych advance, Murray knocked out

Madrid, May 9 (IANS): Top seed and home favourite Rafael Nadal will face Tomas Berdych in the quarter-finals of the Madrid Open Tennis tournament after both won their respective last 16 matches Thursday. Nadal swept past Finland’s Jakko Nieminen 6-1, 6-4, while number 6 seed Berdych had to fight back from a set down before defeating Bulgarian number 12 seed Grigor Dimitrov 3-6, 6-3, 6-2, Xinhua reported. The draw continues to open up for Na

Mutua Madrid Open 2014: Day 6 results
Mutua Madrid Open 2014: Day 6 results

Madrid, May 9 (IANS): The results of the sixth day of the combined ATP Madrid Masters and WTA Madrid Open Thursday are as follows, according to Xinhua. Men’s third round 6-Tomas Berdych, Czech Republic, bt 12-Grigor Dimitrov, Bulgaria, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 10-Kei Nishikori, Japan, bt 8-Milos Raonic, Canada, 7-6 (7-5), 7-6 (7-5) 1-Rafael Nadal, Spain, bt Jarkko Nieminen, Finland, 6-1, 6-4 Roberto Bautista Agut, Spain, bt Lukasz Kubot, Poland, 6-4,

May 9 2014
Li Na struggles but advances to Madrid quarterfinals
Li Na struggles but advances to Madrid quarterfinals

Madrid, May 8 (IANS): Chinese tennis star Li Na was forced to dig deep in order to defeat No. 16 seed Sloane Stephens 2-6, 6-3, 6-2 in two hours and move into the quarterfinals of the WTA Madrid Open here Thursday. Despite her progress, Li Na was not satisfied with her performance in which she made over 40 unforced errors, reports Xinhua. The first set saw Li Na play her worst tennis since arriving at Madrid. Perhaps unhappy at her third consecu

May 9 2014
Madrid Open: Rafael Nadal under pressure, but still the favourite
Madrid Open: Rafael Nadal under pressure, but still the favourite

Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams, the top seeds at the Madrid Open Madrid, May 4 (IANS): Tennis star Rafael Nadal will again be the favourite when the big names begin their matches in the Madrid Open here Monday. The Spaniard is the top seed despite a recent slump in form which has seen him lose to fellow Spaniards David Ferrer and Nicolas Almagro in Monte Carlo and Barcelona respectively. But he can count on unconditional support from the stan

May 4 2014
The 10 most dominant tournament winning streaks in tennis's Open Era
The 10 most dominant tournament winning streaks in tennis's Open Era

The Monte Carlo Masters is just around the corner and Rafael Nadal's famed grip on the tournament is all set to mesmerize the tennis world yet again. Coming as that does on the heels of Serena Williams' recently strengthened hold on the Miami tournament, we thought now would be a good time to look at the most dominant single-tournament runs by players over the years. Disclaimer: Only Masters-level tournaments and above have been considered in

Apr 3 2014
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