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Rain delays Miami Open start at new Hard Rock home

Rain delays Miami Open start at new Hard Rock home

03 March, 2019 9:32 am 9:32 am

MIAMI (Reuters) – Rain wiped out the opening day play at the Miami Open on Tuesday, delaying the start of the tournament at its new Hard Rock Stadium home. Having outgrown the cramped quarters of Key Biscayne’s Crandon Park, and unable to secure the necessary approvals to renovate and expand, the Miami Open has moved … Read More

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Federer sets up Tsitsipas final in Dubai to put 100th title within reach

03 March, 2019 10:45 am 10:45 am

DUBAI (Reuters) – Roger Federer took a step closer to his 100th ATP crown on Friday, easing past Borna Coric 6-2 6-2 in the semi-finals of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships to set up a title clash with Greek youngster Stefanos Tsitsipas. Federer has been far from his ruthless best in the previous rounds … Read More

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Cartoon of Serena Williams not racist: Australia watchdog

02 February, 2019 4:08 pm 4:08 pm

SYDNEY (Reuters) – A cartoon published in an Australian newspaper that depicted tennis star Serena Williams having a temper tantrum at the US Open last year was not racist, Australia’s media watchdog said on Monday. The caricature of an angry Williams – with exaggerated lips and tongue and a wild plume of curly hair rising … Read More

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Querrey downs Harris to advance at New York Open

02 February, 2019 11:55 am 11:55 am

NEW YORK (Reuters) – American Sam Querrey fired his 13th ace on match point to dispatch rising South African talent Lloyd Harris 7-6(2) 6-2 in the first round of the New York Open on Tuesday. The big-serving Querrey proved too strong for the 21-year-old Harris, who is the second-highest ranked South African and a rising … Read More

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Serena motors into fourth round in Melbourne

01 January, 2019 11:37 am 11:37 am

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Serena Williams powered into the fourth round of the Australian Open on Saturday with a 6-2 6-1 demolition of Ukrainian teenager Dayana Yastremska to continue her charge through the Melbourne Park draw. The 37-year-old Williams, chasing a record-extending eighth Melbourne title in the professional era, barely broke sweat on a sunny afternoon … Read More

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Barty party continues with Sakkari win

01 January, 2019 9:01 am 9:01 am

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Ashleigh Barty eased past Greek Maria Sakkari 7-5 6-1 to advance to the fourth round of the Australian Open on Friday, keeping alive local hopes of a home women’s champion. Australians have had limited success in the tournament despite boasting several Grand Slam singles champions like Samantha Stosur, Lleyton Hewitt and Pat … Read More

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Sharapova pans male players for fighting women’s equality

01 January, 2019 10:48 am 10:48 am

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Five-times Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova has offered a dim view of male players’ support for gender equality in tennis, saying Briton Andy Murray has been one of the few “exceptions” championing the cause. A number of prominent women in the sport have paid tribute to Murray for taking a stand against … Read More

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Tennis – Osaka pins Singapore losses on serving woes

10 October, 2018 8:35 am 8:35 am

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Naomi Osaka used her potent serve to punishing effect to claim the US Open title last month but the Japanese has been unable to harness it’s full power at the WTA Finals, losing her opening two round-robin matches in tight three-setters. Defeats by Sloane Stephens and Angelique Kerber have left Osaka on … Read More

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Organisers hope revamped Davis Cup can match Ryder Cup

10 October, 2018 9:51 am 9:51 am

MADRID (Reuters) – The new-look Davis Cup, masterminded by Barcelona footballer Gerard Pique, has the potential to rival golf’s Ryder Cup as a sporting spectacle, the tennis competition’s organisers say. Under changes to the year-long format, the 118-year-old national team tournament will become a week-long, season-ending event with the first two editions happening in Madrid … Read More

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Tennis: Basilashvili stuns ailing Del Potro for Beijing title

10 October, 2018 9:49 am 9:49 am

(Reuters) – Nikoloz Basilashvili stunned an off-colour Juan Martin del Potro 6-4 6-4 in the China Open final on Sunday to claim his second trophy of the season. Hamburg champion Basilashvili broke Del Potro in the third game with a series of powerful shots from the baseline before taking the opening set. US Open finalist … Read More

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Emotional Osaka battles past Zhang into Beijing semis

10 October, 2018 9:01 am 9:01 am

NEW YORK (Reuters) – US Open champion Naomi Osaka fought back tears and rallied from a set down to outlast Zhang Shuai 3-6 6-4 7-5 in the China Open quarter-finals . Japan’s Osaka struggled to find her rhythm throughout the contest, making 66 unforced errors, and had tears in her eyes midway through the second … Read More

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Zverev stunned by unseeded Jaziri in Beijing

10 October, 2018 8:30 am 8:30 am

(Reuters) – German second seed Alexander Zverev suffered an early exit at the China Open as he went down 7-6(4) 2-6 6-4 to Tunisia’s Malek Jaziri on Thursday. The world number five appeared to have righted the ship after losing the opener in a tiebreak but paid the price for failing to convert his opportunities. … Read More

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Parmentier claims Quebec City title for second win of year

09 September, 2018 10:13 am 10:13 am

OTTAWA (Reuters) – France’s Pauline Parmentier won her second title of the year when she defeated American qualifier Jessica Pegula at Quebec City . Parmentier, the eighth seed, withstood five aces from Pegula and claimed half of the American’s second service points to win her fourth career title. Her other victory this year came at … Read More

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Game, set, match: Nissan signs rising tennis star Osaka as brand ambassador

09 September, 2018 12:00 pm 12:00 pm

YOKOHAMA, Japan (Reuters) – Japanese automaker Nissan Motor Co said on Thursday it had signed US Open champion Naomi Osaka as its next brand ambassador, tapping the tennis star’s youth, drive and Japanese roots to appeal to younger customers. Osaka, 20, shot to international fame on Saturday when she defeated 36-year-old American Serena Williams at … Read More

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Nadal eases past Pospisil to reach U.S. Open third round

08 August, 2018 10:12 am 10:12 am

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Defending champion Rafa Nadal eased into the third round of the US Open with a regulation 6-3 6-4 6-2 victory over unseeded Vasek Pospisil on Wednesday. A fresh-looking Nadal, whose first round match was cut short after his opponent David Ferrer retired with a calf injury, started brightly against the Canadian … Read More

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