Tennis

By IAfrica
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Apr 15th, 2014
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WINDHOEK - The 3rdtournament of the popular PTA Tennis Series resumed last weekend after a month-long break with the players grilling each other from Friday afternoon through Saturday at the Windhoek High School (WHS) courts.  In the mini category, Maluci Namwandi claimed her first victory of th...
By IAfrica
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Apr 9th, 2014
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WINDHOEK – The PTA Tennis Series resumes this weekend after a month-long break.  The 3rd tourney of the season gets underway on Friday at 14h00 continuing Saturday at 08h00 on the tennis fields of Windhoek High School. As so often in the past, there seems to be no stopping Codie van Schalk...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 30th, 2013
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Serena Williams beat Maria Sharapova in a matchup of the top two players in women’s tennis for her record sixth Sony Open championship. Top-ranked Williams won 4-6, 6-3, 6-0 in Key Biscayne, Florida, for her 48th career title. She won the final 10 games in beating Sharapova for the 11th straight time...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 15th, 2013
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Rafael Nadal beat Roger Federer 6-4 6-2 as he continued his impressive come back from a knee injury by reaching the Indian Wells semi-finals in California. Hampered by a back problem, Federer saved a break point but Nadal broke to move 4-3 ahead as he won the first set. Federer broke Nadal for the fi...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 3rd, 2013
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A dominant Rafa Nadal dismantled fellow Spaniard David Ferrer 6-0 6-2 on Saturday to win his second Mexican Open title and continue his successful comeback from a long injury lay-off. Nadal, ranked fifth in the world, needed just over an hour to dispatch top seed Ferrer and was delighted with his for...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jan 27th, 2013
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Novak Djokovic returned to his dominant best to win his third consecutive Australian Open title, denying Andy Murray a second major championship with a 6-7 (2), 7-6 (3), 6-3, 6-2 victory Sunday night at Rod Laver Arena. The top-ranked Djokovic is the first man in the Open era to win three straight Au...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jan 26th, 2013
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A final low on quality but high on drama was claimed by the Belarusian 4-6 6-4 6-3 as Li’s hopes of becoming the first Asian player to win in Melbourne were dashed. Twice the Chinese had to call for the trainer – the first time after going over on her ankle midway through the second [&hel...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jan 25th, 2013
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MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Andy Murray has beaten Roger Federer for the first time in a Grand Slam event to advance to the Australian Open final against top-ranked Novak Djokovic. Murray, who became the first British man to win a major in 76 years when he beat Djokovic in last year’s U.S. Open f...
By IndepthAfrica
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Sep 10th, 2012
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With the exit of the World no.1 Roger Federer in the quarterfinals, the US Open draw had been converging towards an inevitable showdown between the two remaining heavyweights in the field, the 2nd seed and defending champion Novak Djokovic and the 3rd seed and reigning Olympic gold medallist, Andy Mu...
By IndepthAfrica
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Sep 10th, 2012
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Pre-tournament favourite Serena Williams claimed the fourth US Open singles title of her career at the expense of world number one Victoria Azarenka this evening. It looked as though Williams was going to live up to her billing when she eased to the opening set with two breaks of Azarenka’s ser...