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Gasquet & German teen Zverev reach Open Sud de France semis

MONTPELLIER, France (AP) Defending champion Richard Gasquet of France defeated Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus 6-4, 6-4 to reach the Open Sud de France semifinals on Friday. The top-seeded Gasquet, who is ranked 10th, took control of the first set - where he did not face a break point and secured a break of serve. Baghdatis, an Australian Open runner-up in 2006 and Wimbledon semifinalist...
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Kerber playing on 1st day for Germany against Switzerland

LEIPZIG, Germany (AP) Australian Open champion Angelique Kerber will play on the opening day of Germany's Fed Cup first-round tie against Switzerland on Saturday. One week after claiming her first Grand Slam title with an upset three-set victory over Serena Williams in Melbourne, Kerber faces the 15th-ranked Timea Bacsinszky. Germany captain Barbara Rittner nominated Andrea Petkovic...
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Sharapova playing doubles not singles in Fed Cup

MOSCOW (AP) Maria Sharapova was passed over for the singles and scheduled to play doubles for Russia against the Netherlands in their Fed Cup first-round tie starting on Saturday. Sharapova was warned last week by Russian tennis chief Shamil Tarpischev that she must play in the tie if she wants to compete in the Rio de Janeiro Olympics. After losing to Serena Williams in the Australian...
Via Associated Press
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Roger Federer undergoes knee surgery, will miss two tourneys

Roger Federer announced on his Facebook page that he’s undergone surgery on his knee after tearing his meniscus the day after the semi-finals at the Australian Open. On Facebook, @rogerfederer announced he underwent arthroscopic knee surgery following the Australian Open. — ESPNTennis (@ESPNTennis) February 3, 2016 “I want to inform you that...
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Novak Djokovic Tops Andy Murray, Wins Sixth Australian Open In Straight Sets

The Australian Open must be Novak Djokovic’s favorite Grand Slam tournament. The No. 1 men’s tennis player beat Andy Murray in straight sets (6-1, 7-5, 7-6 (7-3)) Sunday to earn his sixth title in Melbourne, tying Roy Emerson’s record for most Australian Open wins. The win also represents Djokovic’s 11th Gram Slam victory. The No. 2 Murray probably doesn’t have the same...
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Angelique Kerber upsets Serena Williams in Australian Open final

Every so often a sporting event becomes more than just a surprise. Your reaction to the proceedings becomes its own theater, a mixture of genuine shock and total intrigue. Everything else in the world fades to the background. You’re captured by this one event, locked in tunnel vision for the greatness you’re witnessing. Angelique Kerber and Serena Williams delivered such drama...
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Serena Williams: My boobs made it hard to love my body

Serena Williams will be vying for her seventh Australian Open title when she takes on Angelique Kerber in Melbourne on Saturday. The US superstar is hoping for her 22nd major title, which would be incredible, but she acknowledges she’s had some challenges along the way. Williams has openly talked about her body type for the past few years, saying that she’s dealt with a lot...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Milos Raonic Leaps Into The Australian Open Semifinals

Tennis fans have waited years for another men’s tennis player to take the proverbial leap, becoming a player not necessarily on the level of Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer or Andy Murray, but clearly a step above the rest of the top 20. We might be watching Milos Raonic make that move. The Canadian dispatched Gael Monfils with relative ease in four sets Wednesday night to move into...
Via Attacking The Net
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QUIZ: Most Grand Slam women's singles titles in the Open Era

Can you name the 12 women's tennis players who have won five or more Grand Slam tournaments in the Open Era?
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WATCH: Tennis umpire hit in the groin at Australian Open

Do you know how hard men’s professional tennis players can serve? Hard enough that one umpire couldn’t do enough to get out of the way of one at the Australian Open, and it hit him right where the sun don’t shine. During Roger Federer’s quarterfinal win over Tomas Berdych on Tuesday, an errant serve from Berdych hit an umpire in the groin. There’s no way it felt good:...
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

New year, old result: Serena beats Sharapova at Aussie Open

To appreciate Serena Williams’s 18th straight win over Maria Sharapova — achieved on Tuesday in the Australian Open women’s singles quarterfinals — you need to take a journey into the recent past. One year ago, the Australian Open concluded with a magnificent match between two women who — though owning a very different number of major trophies (21 for Serena, 5 for Sharapova...
Via The Comeback
12 days ago  |  Discuss

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