British number one unable to repeat memorable victory
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Wednesday 29 August 2012
However Ivan Dodig fares against Andy Murray in their second round match at the US Open tonight, one thing the Croatian will not lack is desire.
Wednesday 27 June 2012
A miserable Wimbledon for Australia was complete today when fifth seed Sam Stosur became the biggest casualty so far at this year's Championships.
Thursday 26 January 2012
Maria Sharapova avenged her defeat in the Wimbledon final to Petra Kvitova with a gutsy three-set victory over the Czech in the last four of the Australian Open today.
Wednesday 18 January 2012
World number one Caroline Wozniacki believes parallels can be drawn between the mental approach required in tennis and golf having observed boyfriend Rory McIlroy at close quarters.
Monday 16 January 2012
Victoria Azarenka led a quintet of leading players in cruising into the second round of the Australian Open today.
Friday 13 January 2012
Laura Robson and James Ward both progressed through the final round of Australian Open qualifying in Melbourne but fellow Brit Naomi Broady fell in the second round.
Friday 09 December 2011
It could be the mother of all Olympic comebacks. When Tia Hellebaut announced she was pregnant in December 2008 – four months after her historic victory in the women's high jump final at the Beijing Olympics – she said she had fulfilled everything she had ever wanted to in track and field and would be hanging up her spikes to concentrate on motherhood.
Monday 31 October 2011
Petra Kvitova's memorable year ended in perfect fashion here yesterday when the 21-year-old Czech won the TEB BNP Paribas WTA Championships in her first appearance at the season-ending event. Kvitova's 7-5 4-6 6-3 victory over Victoria Azarenka in the final gave the Wimbledon champion her sixth title of the year and ensured that she would rise to No 2 in today's updated world rankings list.
Thursday 20 October 2011
Kim Jong-il called on the United States to end its "aggression" towards North Korea, in a rare interview published yesterday. North Korea's reclusive leader also told Itar Tass, the Russian state-owned news agency, that his country was ready to restart talks on the North's nuclear programme, in what the agency said was the eccentric dictator's first interview in nine years.
Tuesday 30 August 2011
Serena Williams is ranked No 27 in the world, lost in the fourth round of the only Grand Slam event she has played in the last year and pulled out of her last tournament before the US Open with a toe injury. If the fact that the 29-year-old American is the overwhelming favourite to win the title here says much about the vacuum at the top of the women's game it is also a reflection of her extraordinary ability to come back from adversity.
Friday 19 August 2011
Two-time defending champion Kim Clijsters has withdrawn from the US Open after failing to recover from a stomach muscle injury.
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