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Sharapova out of Rio as CAS delays doping decision – Ruling expected to be issued by September 19

LAUSANNE, July 11, (AFP): The Court of Arbitration for Sport said Monday it has put back its ruling on the two-year doping ban for Maria Sharapova for two months to September, ruling the tennis superstar out of the Rio Olympics. The 29-year-old Russian tested positive for the banned medication meldonium …

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Djokovic hits 30 Slam wins in a row – Fed ends Willis’s fairytale run

LONDON, June 29, (AFP): Marcus Willis’s Wimbledon fairytale came to an end against Roger Federer, but the British qualifier’s 6-0, 6-3, 6-4 defeat couldn’t ruin a day to remember for the new star of the All England Club. Willis has captivated the tennis world with his rags to riches rise …

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Stuttgart match win sets another Federer record – Thiem recovers to beat Youzhny

STUTTGART, Germany, June 10, (AFP): Roger Federer beat Florian Mayer 7-6 (7/2), 7-6 (7/1) on Friday to reach the Stuttgart grass court semi-finals, claiming another record in the process. The world number three moved ahead of Ivan Lendl to stand second in career match wins with his 1,072 victories putting …

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Djokovic joins greats with maiden French Open crown – World No. 2 Murray falters at Rolland Garros final

PARIS, June 5, (AFP): Novak Djokovic captured a first French Open at the 12th time of asking on Sunday, becoming just the third man in history to hold all four Grand Slam titles at the same time. The world number one downed old rival Andy Murray 3-6, 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 …

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Muguruza stuns Serena for 1st GS title – American hopes wrecked

PARIS, June 4, (AFP): Garbine Muguruza won her first Grand Slam title at the French Open on Saturday defeating top seed and defending champion Serena Williams in the final. Twelve years younger than the American at 22, and playing in the first claycourt final of her career, the Venezuelan-born Spaniard …

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B-day boy Murray masters Nole in Rome – Fourth Rome title for unstoppable Williams

ROME, May 15, (AFP): Britain’s Andy Murray celebrated his 29th birthday in style Sunday by winning his maiden Rome Masters title with a hard-fought win over disgruntled world number one Novak Djokovic. Murray, the number two seed who suffered defeat to Djokovic in last week’s Masters final in Madrid, prevailed …

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Rafa equals Vilas 49 clay-court titles – Kerber defends Stuttgart crown

BARCELONA, April 24, (AFP): Rafael Nadal equalled Argentine legend Guillermo Vilas’s record of 49 clay-court titles with his ninth Barcelona Open after overcoming defending champion Kei Nishikori 6-4, 7-5 on Sunday. Fresh from winning the Monte Carlo Masters last week, Nadal has now won his opening 10 matches of the European …

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Rafa clinches 9th Monte Carlo title – Monfils fails to cause big upset

MONACO, April 17, (AP): Rafael Nadal overcame a sloppy performance on his serve to beat Frenchman Gael Monfils 7-5, 5-7, 6-0 on Sunday and win the Monte Carlo Masters for the ninth time. This was the Spaniard’s first tournament win in Monte Carlo since winning the last of his eight …

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Djokovic suffers shock loss – Rafa, Stan make winning starts

MONTE CARLO, Principality of Monaco, April 13, (AFP): Novak Djokovic lost only his second match of the season as he fell to Czech Jiri Vesely 6-4, 2-6, 6-4 to exit the Monte Carlo Masters on Wednesday. “This is a proof that nobody’s unbeatable. It happens so many times in my career …

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Sharapova slams critics – ‘I should have paid more attention’

INDIAN WELLS, United States, March 12, (AFP): Maria Sharapova hit back Friday at suggestions she received five separate warnings about changes to tennis’ anti-doping rules which ultimately led to her testing positive for a banned drug. A defiant Sharapova defended herself in a post on her Facebook page, saying that …

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