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Injury ends former world number three Petrova's career

Injury ends former world number three Petrova's career

Undated, Jan 12 (REUTERS) Former world number three Nadia Petrova has retired from tennis after almost two decades in the sport. The 34-year-old Russian had not played on the WTA Tour since 2014 after failing to shake off a torn muscle in her shoulder and a number of other injuries. "Every time I tried to step it up and work towards a tour level, my body would break down," she told the WTA website. "In order to play on the highest levels, you want just to focus on the game and not on things that are bothering you physically. "I made one last push ... but I've had this idea for some time. I thought it's important to let everyone know that I'm finishing up my professional career." Petrova was part of the golden generation of Russian tennis in the first decade of the century along with grand slam champions Maria Sharapova, Svetlana Kuznetsova and Anastasia Myskina as well as Olympic gold medallist Elena Dementieva and former world number one Dinara Safina. Despite an all court game and booming serve, the powerful right hander's career was blighted by injury which prevented her from challenge her compatriots and contemporaries like Justine Henin, Amelie Mauresmo and Kim Clijsters for top billing. Petrova, who also reached a career high of world number three in doubles, finished with 13 WTA singles and 24 WTA doubles titles. She reached the singles semi-finals at Roland Garros in 2003 and 2005 as well as the doubles final at the U.S. Open in 2010 and the French Open in 2012. "I've been in tennis for so many years. I had a very long and very good career," she added. "I dealt with a lot of injuries, like most of us, but it's important for me to finally turn the page in my book." REUTERS SDR 0616

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JSW Bengaluru FC best team in this season at Indian domestic level: Roca

20 Apr 2018 | 8:04 PM

Bhubaneswar, Apr 20 (UNI) Minutes after winning the inaugural edition of the Hero
Cup beating Kingfisher East Bengal 4-1 in the final at the Kalinga Stadium here,
JSW Bengaluru FC coach Alberto Roca said his team “has been the best team in
this season at the Indian domestic level.

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JSW Bengaluru FC beat Kingfisher East Bengal 4-1 in inaugural Hero Super Cup final

20 Apr 2018 | 7:52 PM

Bhubaneswar, Apr 20 (UNI) JSW Bengaluru FC came back from a goal down to beat a
10-man Kingfisher East Bengal 4-1 in the inaugural Hero Super Cup final at the Kalinga
Stadium here on Friday.

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Sourav, Laxman, Yuvraj and Zaheer kickstart Pro Star League’s national-level mentorship camp

20 Apr 2018 | 7:42 PM

Mumbai, Apr 20 (UNI) Pro Star League, an under-16 cricket tournament which aims to
identify and nurture talent at the grassroots, will begin the hunt for the best upcoming
cricketers in India through a national-level mentorship camp.

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