Grand Slam

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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...
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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...
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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...
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Aug 29th, 2012
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Melbourne-born Laura Robson has ended Kim Clijsters’ hopes of ending her career with another US Open title defeating the Belgian 7-6, 7-6 in the second round at Flushing Meadows. The defeat ended Clijsters’ 22-game winning streak in New York after she did not appear at the 2011 tournament...
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Aug 27th, 2012
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NEW YORK — Back at the site of her greatest victory, Samantha Stosur looked like a champion again, not the player who has often struggled this year. The Australian began the defense of her U.S. Open title Monday with a dominant win, needing 51 minutes to beat 64th-ranked Petra Martic 6-1, 6-1 i...
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Jul 5th, 2012
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WIMBLEDON, ENGLAND Serena Williams wins with so much more than serving, of course. Her groundstrokes are as intimidating as they come. Superb speed and anticipation fuel her court-covering defence. Her returns are more than solid, too. When that serve is on target, though, it sure is something specia...
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Jun 28th, 2012
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To quote the late Jack Buck, “I don’t believe what I just saw.” World No. 100 Lukas Rosol stunned two-time Wimbledon champion Rafael Nadal 6-7 (9), 6-4, 6-4, 2-6, 6-4 in one of the biggest upsets in the 135-year history of the tournament. Nadal had made the finals in his last five W...
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Jun 9th, 2012
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“It’s the most unique moment I’ve experienced in my career,” new No. 1 in women’s tennis says after win at Roland Garros. PARIS – She thought about it for just a moment, and then fell to her knees on the fabled red clay of Court Philippe Chatrier in sheer disbelief...
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Jun 9th, 2012
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Sara Errani has learned to do the unexpected, which is why she has reached her first Grand Slam final at Roland Garros. But the inventive Italian is now confronting her greatest challenge in the form of Maria Sharapova, who has won 18 of her last 19 matches on clay and battered Wimbledon champion Pet...
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Jun 8th, 2012
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For the fourth straight time in a Grand Slam final, it will be Novak Djokovic vs. Rafael Nadal. That Nadal got there by winning his French Open semifinal in a breeze against David Ferrer was no shock. That Djokovic made it after running into only a wisp of a challenge from Roger Federer — well, [&hel...