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David Beckham catches some tennis as Victoria Azarenka makes it fifth time …
Azarenka had never taken a set off Williams in their four previous meetings, but recovered from a set down to win 2-6, 6-2, 6-4 in two hours and 18 minutes at Khalifa Tennis Complex. The former Australian Open champion is ranked 48th in the world after …
Vika beats Venus in three sets to reach Qatar Open finalTennis Magazine
Fifth time lucky for AzarenkaSportinglife.com
RICHARD EVANS COVERING LADIES TENNIS RESULTS IN DOHA …10sBalls
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Posted on 28 February 2015 | 1:46 am
LTA being shown up by Tony Hawks' Tennis For Free
What Hawks recognises – but the Lawn Tennis Association somehow still fails to grasp – is that for all Murray's brilliance, his grand slam titles have little relevance to a kid living on a council estate in Burnley. To grab that kid's attention, you …
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Posted on 27 February 2015 | 11:47 pm
Tennis – Stomach bug forces Maria Sharapova to withdraw from Acapulco …
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A stomach virus caused world number two Maria Sharapova to pull out of the Acapulco International in Mexico just hours before her semi-final on Friday. 9 hours ago Reuters. · · · . Tennis – Stomach bug forces Maria Sharapova to withdraw from …
WTA Tour: Maria Sharapova withdraws from Acapulco eventSkySports
Tennis: Maria Sharapova withdraws because of stomach virusAhram Online
Tennis: Maria Sharapova reaches Mexico Open semifinalsFirstpost
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Posted on 27 February 2015 | 10:21 pm
Tennis-Sharap-ova and out as bug forces top seed to withdraw
MEXICO CITY Feb 27 (Reuters) – A stomach virus caused world number two Maria Sharapova to pull out of the Acapulco International in Mexico just hours before her semi-final on Friday. "I'm really sorry to have to withdraw," the top-seeded Russian said …
Posted on 27 February 2015 | 10:11 pm
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Tennis – Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic to meet in Dubai final
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World number one Novak Djokovic beat Tomas Berdych 6-0 5-7 6-4 at the Dubai Championships on Friday to set up a dream final with Roger Federer. 15 hours ago Reuters. · · · . Tennis – Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic to meet in Dubai final.
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Posted on 27 February 2015 | 7:59 pm
PREVIEW-Tennis-Djokovic and Federer to renew rivalry in Dubai
"If you want to win you have to play your best tennis against Roger in the finals of any event, but here particularly because I feel this is the kind of surface and conditions that suit his game best." Three of their matches have been in Dubai, Federer …
Posted on 27 February 2015 | 7:54 pm
Tennis-Agassi says would be happy for Serena if she usurps wife
LONDON Feb 27 (Reuters) – Andre Agassi says it would be a "beautiful thing to watch" if fellow American Serena Williams goes on to surpass his wife Steffi Graf's professional era record of 22 grand slam singles titles. Williams reached 19 with her …
Posted on 27 February 2015 | 6:51 pm
Tennis balls filled with poison found in Glasgow park
The Scottish SPCA has issued a warning after five tennis balls filled with poison were found in Festival Park in Glasgow. The balls were discovered by a member of the public, who placed them inside a bin in the park grounds. But the charity said that …
Posted on 27 February 2015 | 4:35 am
I made 'Tennis Girl' dress – and it was worn by Fiona Butler, says barrister
But Ms Knotts, 56, of the Cotswolds, who handmade the dress used in the Fiona Butler shoot and provided the Dunlop Alpha tennis racket, has hit back. Athena and the photographer Martin Elliot always stated the famous image was taken of Mrs Butler in …
Peter Atkinson claims Athena's 'Tennis Girl' is his ex-wifeDaily Mail
Athena tennis poster: Man claims model in famous image flashing her bum is his …Mirror.co.uk
Man claims real star of iconic Athena 'Tennis Girl' poster is his EX-WIFEExpress.co.uk
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Posted on 26 February 2015 | 8:12 am
Photography book The Stylish Life: Tennis celebrates tennis and fashion
'From Wimbledon to other prestigious venues around the globe, tennis courts are a place to see and be seen – and admire the skill of the players, of course! Crisp, sporty tennis outfits by the likes of Lacoste and Fred Perry epitomize a relaxed yet …
Posted on 24 February 2015 | 12:13 am
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ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP) — Top-seeded Maria Sharapova of Russia withdrew Friday before her Mexico Open semifinal against Caroline Garcia of France because of a stomach virus.
Posted on 28 February 2015 | 6:10 am
Victoria Azarenka defeated Venus Williams for the first time on Friday, rallying for a 2-6, 6-2, 6-4 victory to reach the final at the Qatar Open. A two-time champion in Doha, Azarenka made adjustments in the second set and took a 5-1 lead in the third. Azarenka had 36 winners in a match watched by David Beckham. In the second set, I took control,” said Azarenka, who won the event in 2012 and 2013 but withdrew last year because of a foot injury.
Posted on 28 February 2015 | 12:08 am
Top-seeded Novak Djokovic will face defending champion Roger Federer in the final of the Dubai Championships after a three-set win over Tomas Berdych on Friday. ”You don’t expect anything less than hard work against someone who has been a top 10 player for many years,” Djokovic said. ”Even when it went as perfectly as possible in the first set and I was a break up I knew it wasn’t over.” Despite the lead, Djokovic started making too many errors – 48 unforced errors in all – to allow Berdych back into the match.
Posted on 27 February 2015 | 6:23 pm
ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP) — Top-seeded Maria Sharapova of Russia beat Magdalena Rybarikova of Slovakia 6-1, 4-6, 6-2 on Thursday night to reach the Mexico Open semifinals.
Posted on 27 February 2015 | 9:01 am
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Second-seeded Tommy Robredo of Spain defeated Renzo Olivo of Argentina 6-1, 6-2 to advance to the quarterfinals of the Argentina Open on Thursday.
Posted on 27 February 2015 | 1:49 am
Venus Williams beat Agnieszka Radwanska for the second time this year to line up two-time champion Victoria Azarenka in the Qatar Open semifinals on Thursday. Williams, who beat Radwanska to reach the Australian Open quarterfinals last month, won 6-4, 1-6, 6-3, the third time in four days she’s gone the distance. Azarenka, the 2012 and 2013 champ who received a wild-card entry, beat third-seeded Caroline Wozniacki 6-3, 6-1 in another repeat result from the Australian Open. Meanwhile, top-seeded Petra Kvitova was ousted by Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain 3-6, 6-0, 6-3, for the second time in two weeks.
Posted on 26 February 2015 | 8:39 pm
Andy Murray was knocked out of the Dubai Championships on Thursday, losing to 18-year-old Borna Coric 6-1, 6-3 in the quarterfinals. ”But, yeah, I started the match not good.” Coric, who never offered Murray a break-point opportunity, reached his second career ATP semifinal, where he will face Roger Federer.
Posted on 26 February 2015 | 6:02 pm
Andy Murray will return to his native Scotland next week to lead Britain against the United States in the first round of the Davis Cup. Murray and his brother, Jamie, will face the Americans on March 6-8 on an indoor hard court at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow. James Ward and Dominic Inglot rounded out the team named by captain Leon Smith on Tuesday. U.S. captain Jim Courier named a team that featured John Isner and Donald Young in singles and brothers Bob and Mike Bryan in the doubles.
Posted on 24 February 2015 | 4:35 pm
BERN, Switzerland (AP) — Without Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka, Switzerland begins its Davis Cup defense in Belgium with no player ranked in the top 250.
Posted on 24 February 2015 | 1:15 pm
Roger Federer is skipping the Davis Cup this year after leading Switzerland to its first title in 2014. Federer played the entire Davis Cup season last year, with Switzerland beating France 3-1 in the final. The Davis Cup was the only major competition the 17-time Grand Slam champion had not won. Federer won’t be in the lineup when Switzerland opens defense of the title in Belgium on March 6-8.
Posted on 23 February 2015 | 6:52 pm