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Sharapova less fixated on top spot but eager to beat Serena

Sharapova less fixated on top spot but eager to beat Serena

23 Feb 2015

Mexico City: Regaining the world's top ranking in women's tennis is less important to five-times grand slam winner Maria Sharapova than it was when she was younger, but the Russian is eager to beat dominant player Serena Williams.

Women tennis players,   Maria Sharapova,   Serena Williams,  
From <strong>tennis</strong> ball cricket to IPL riches: Story of KC Cariappa

From tennis ball cricket to IPL riches: Story of KC Cariappa

17 Feb 2015

New Delhi: He was playing "tennis ball" cricket for money two seasons ago, is yet to compete at the senior level but fetched a price tag of Rs 2.4 crore at Indian cricket's most glitzy market -- meet K C Cariappa, the protagonist of a remarkable story that this year's IPL players' auction has thrown up.

KC Cariappa,   IPL players,   IPL auction,   IPL 8,   Kolkata Knight Riders,  
Big-serving Karlovic marches on in Florida

Big-serving Karlovic marches on in Florida

21 Feb 2015

Big-serving Croatian Ivo Karlovic edged a second set tiebreaker to oust American Steve Johnson 6-2 7-6 in the quarter-finals of the Delray Beach Open in Florida on Friday.

Ivo Karlovic,   Steve Johnson,   Delray Beach Open,   tennis tournament,  
Kolkata Open ATP Challenger <strong>Tennis</strong> from Feburary 23

Kolkata Open ATP Challenger Tennis from Feburary 23

03 Feb 2015

Kolkata: Indian tennis ace Somdev Devvarman, Serbian Davis Cup team member Ilija Bozoljac, World No.120 James Duckworth and Russia's Alexander Kudryavtsev will be seen in action in the 50,000 dollar Kolkata Open ATP Challenger Tour to be held between February 23-28 here.

Somdev Devvarman,   Ilija Bozoljac,   James Duckworth,   Alexander Kudryavtsev,   Kolkata Open ATP Challenger Tour,  
Federer 'bleeds blue' for India cricket team

Federer 'bleeds blue' for India cricket team

16 Feb 2015

Adelaide: Swiss tennis legend Roger Federer joined billion Indians across the globe to extend his support to the Indian cricket team for its World Cup clash against arch-rivals Pakistan.

Tennis legend,   Roger Federer,   Indian cricket team,   World Cup clash,   India vs Pakistan,   Bleed Blue ,  
<strong>Tennis</strong> greats praise Tim Smyczek's rare sporting act

Tennis greats praise Tim Smyczek's rare sporting act

22 Jan 2015

Melbourne: Tennis greats Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic have acclaimed American Tim Smyczek's act of rare sportsmanship at a crucial time of his losing five-set thriller at the Australian Open.

Rafael Nadal,   Novak Djokovic,   Tim Smyczek,   sportsmanship,   Australian Open,  
Somdev loses to lower-ranked Tearney in OZ Challenger

Somdev loses to lower-ranked Tearney in OZ Challenger

03 Feb 2015

Burnie (Australia): India's struggling singles star Somdev Devvarman suffered yet another first round defeat and this time against a player who is ranked outside the bracket of 1600.

Somdev,   OZ Challenger,   ATP,   tennis championship,   ATP Challenger tournament,  
Rafael Nadal tries his hand at some disco <strong>tennis</strong>

Rafael Nadal tries his hand at some disco tennis

14 Jan 2015

Melbourne: A new format called Fast4, which some have dubbed disco tennis, was again on display Wednesday with a recovering Rafael Nadal happy to be on the dance floor.

Fast4,   disco tennis,   Rafael Nadal,   Margaret Court Arena,   Australian Open,   Rafa Nadal Foundation ,  
My body could not take more training: Marion Bartoli

My body could not take more training: Marion Bartoli

15 Jan 2015

Mumbai: She sprang a surprise by retiring from tennis after winning the 2013 Wimbledon women's singles title and France's Marion Bartoli on Thursday said she took the decision as she was unable to endure the physically tough training process that makes a champion.

Tennis player,   Marion Bartoli,   French tennis star ,  
Murray, Djokovic both bidding for firsts in Australia

Murray, Djokovic both bidding for firsts in Australia

01 Feb 2015

Melbourne: For two men who have accomplished so much in their closely intertwined careers, the Australian Open final between friends Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray on Sunday could achieve a number of firsts.

Australian Open,   Novak Djokovic,   Andy Murray,   Tennis grand slam,  

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