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Tennis Roundup: Venus, CoCo give US commanding lead

Tennis Roundup: Venus, CoCo give US commanding lead

IMAGE: Venus Williams of Team USA, right, celebrates with her sister Serena Williams after a win over Arantxa Rus of the Netherlands during the first round of the Fed Cup. Photograph: Richard Shiro/Getty Images Venus Williams and CoCo Vandeweghe won the opening singles matches to give holders the United States a commanding 2-0 lead in their Fed Cup World Group opener against the Netherlands in Asheville, North Carolina on Saturday.   Williams, with younger sister Serena watching on from ..., 1 month ago

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Prize for perseverance

One by one, former Grand Slam champions welcomed Caroline Wozniacki to the club last Saturday night at Melbourne Park after her victory over Simona Halep. Billie Jean King was first. She handed the beaming Wozniacki the Daphne Akhurst Memorial Cup, which is ...
 Deccan Herald1 month ago

Here's a complete list of Aus Open women's champions

IMAGE: Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark poses with the Daphne Akhurst Memorial Cup. Photograph: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images Caroline Wozniacki outlasted Romanian Simona Halep 7-6(2), 3-6, 6-4 in the women's singles final to win her maiden Grand Slam at the Australian Open.   "I'm just taking a second to hug Daphne," a beaming Wozniacki said during the presentation ceremony as she tightly clutched the Daphne Akhurst Memorial Cup. "I've dreamed of this moment for so many years. Today is a ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago

Halep leads host of contenders for Serena's crown

IMAGE: Simona Halep celebrates. Photograph: China Open/Twitter Picking a women's singles champion at the Australian Open could resemble a lucky dip this year with Serena Williams' continued absence again leaving the door ajar. Who will kick it open is a question that a legion of tennis pundits find difficult to answer with any degree of certainty.   The American, who won the title last year in Melbourne despite being in the early weeks of pregnancy to take her Grand Slam tally to 23, ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago

Love-all! They found each other on court

Playing tennis professionally can be difficult physically, mentally and emotionally.But the tennis courts have often been the venue for for blossoming romance as love-struck couples decide it is game, set and match.   As the tennis season begins with the first Grand Slam, the Australian Open,'s Roshneesh Kmaneck looks at top 10 romances that blossomed on and off the court. Maria Sharapova and Grigor Dimitrov Photograph: Kind courtesy Grigor Dimitrov/Twitter Maria and Grigor ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago

Bookies, experts, Federer is everyone's favourite for Aus Open

IMAGE: Roger Federer. Photograph: Michael Dodge/Getty Images Roger Federer is the "clear favourite" to retain his Australian Open title over an injury-riddled field when the first grand slam of the season starts next week in Melbourne, tennis analysts said on Wednesday. Federer's bid for a 20th grand slam title will be aided by the absences of Andy Murray and Kei Nishikori, as well as lingering injuries to top players who are still expected to play like Rafael Nadal and Stan Wawrinka.   ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago

Why Chung is in the spotlight

Chung in Asian spotlight after Nishikori absence at Melbourne Park IMAGE: Chung Hyeon celebrates a point. Photograph: ATP Tour/Twitter The absence of Japan's Kei Nishikori from this year's Australian Open has turned the spotlight on Chung Hyeon as Asia waits for its first men's Grand Slam singles champion. Former world number four Nishikori went close when reaching the US Open final in 2014 but has struggled to make a serious challenge at the slams since.   That is why the emergence of ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago
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