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Big Bash to big stage, Barty back with Beck win

Big Bash to big stage, Barty back with Beck win

16 Jan 2017 | 4:29 PM

MELBOURNE, Jan 16 (REUTERS) Ashleigh Barty stunned Australian tennis fans more than two years ago when she turned her back on the sport to play top-level cricket.

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Big Bash to big stage, Barty back with Beck win

Big Bash to big stage, Barty back with Beck win

16 Jan 2017 | 4:27 PM

MELBOURNE, Jan 16 (Reuters) Ashleigh Barty stunned Australian tennis fans more than two years ago when she turned her back on the sport to play top-level cricket.

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Tearful Muller wins in Sydney for first tour title

Tearful Muller wins in Sydney for first tour title

14 Jan 2017 | 5:18 PM

SYDNEY, Jan 14 (REUTERS) An emotional Gilles Muller clinched a first ATP Tour title in his 17th year as a professional when he beat Briton Dan Evans 7-6(5) 6-2 to win the Sydney International today.

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Australian Open order of play on Monday

14 Jan 2017 | 4:21 PM

MELBOURNE, Jan 14 (Reuters) Order of play on the main showcourts on day one of the Australian Open at Melbourne Park on Monday (play begins at 0530 IST; prefix denotes seeding) ROD LAVER ARENA 4-Simona Halep (Romania) v Shelby Rogers (US) Kateryna Kozlova (Ukraine) v 13-Venus Williams (US) 1-Andy Murray (Britain) v Illya Marchenko (Ukraine) Not before 0800 GMT: 1-Angelique Kerber (Germany) v Lesia Tsurenko (Ukraine) Jurgen Melzer (Austria) v 17-Roger Federer (Switzerland) MARGARET COURT ARENA Marina Erakovic (New Zealand) v 7-Garbine Muguruza (Spain) 27-Bernard Tomic (Australia) v Thomaz Bellucci (Brazil) Coco Vandeweghe (U.

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Australia braced for Kyrgios roller-coaster ride

Australia braced for Kyrgios roller-coaster ride

14 Jan 2017 | 3:37 PM

By Ian Ransom MELBOURNE, Jan 14 (Reuters) With firebrand Nick Kyrgios Australia's top hope at the year's first grand slam, local fans may be set for a thrilling, if occasionally bumpy roller-coaster ride at Melbourne Park.

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Federer relishing 'family' reunion at Melbourne Park

Federer relishing 'family' reunion at Melbourne Park

14 Jan 2017 | 2:28 PM

By Ian Ransom

MELBOURNE, Jan 14 (Reuters) The 'extended family' of tennis, the thrust of competition and that winning feeling.

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Melbourne maestro Djokovic wary of over-confidence

Melbourne maestro Djokovic wary of over-confidence

14 Jan 2017 | 2:25 PM

By Ian Ransom MELBOURNE, Jan 14 (Reuters) Novak Djokovic has dominated the blue courts of Melbourne Park for the best part of a decade but the defending champion still fears over-confidence could prove his undoing at the Australian Open.

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Qualifier Mertens clinches maiden WTA crown in Hobart

Qualifier Mertens clinches maiden WTA crown in Hobart

14 Jan 2017 | 1:49 PM

SYDNEY, Jan 14 (Reuters) Belgian qualifier Elise Mertens completed her fairytale run at the Hobart International by beating third seed Monica Niculescu 6-3 6-1 to clinch her maiden WTA Tour title today.

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Redemption for Sock in Auckland with victory over Sousa

Redemption for Sock in Auckland with victory over Sousa

14 Jan 2017 | 1:46 PM

AUCKLAND, Jan 14 (Reuters) American Jack Sock put the disappointment of withdrawing from last year's Auckland Classic final behind him today by clinching the 2017 title with a 6-3 5-7 6-3 victory over Portugal's Joao Sousa.

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Australian Puttergill banned for betting on matches

Australian Puttergill banned for betting on matches

14 Jan 2017 | 9:07 AM

LONDON, Jan 14 (REUTERS) Australian tennis player Calum Puttergill has been suspended for six months and fined 10,000 dollar for placing bets on matches, the Tennis Integrity Unit has said.

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'Sir Andy' seeks end to Australian Open agony

'Sir Andy' seeks end to Australian Open agony

13 Jan 2017 | 4:18 PM

By Ian Ransom MELBOURNE, Jan 13 (Reuters) Having snatched Novak Djokovic's world number one ranking in a thrilling late-season raid, Andy Murray will bid to storm the Serb's Melbourne Park fortress and capture an elusive Australian Open title after five agonising near misses.

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Djokovic faces Verdasco test in Australian Open first round

Djokovic faces Verdasco test in Australian Open first round

13 Jan 2017 | 11:11 AM

MELBOURNE, Jan 13 (REUTERS) Defending champion Novak Djokovic will launch his bid for a record seventh Australian Open title with a mouth-watering first round match against Fernando Verdasco.

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Djokovic. Novak Djokovic. Licensed to thrill.

Djokovic. Novak Djokovic. Licensed to thrill.

12 Jan 2017 | 12:16 PM

MELBOURNE, Jan 12 (Reuters) Novak Djokovic has no pretensions to being a super spy but the number 007 has got the Australian Open champion "pumped" ahead of the year's first grand slam.

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Hobart International women's singles round 2 results

10 Jan 2017 | 7:48 PM

Undated, Jan 10 (Reuters)Results from the Hobart International Women's Singles Round 2 matches on Tuesday 3-Monica Niculescu (Romania) beat Kirsten Flipkens (Belgium) 6-3 6-2 Elise Mertens (Belgium) beat Sachia Vickery (U.

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Kyrgios has the talent to be the best, says Laver

Kyrgios has the talent to be the best, says Laver

05 Jan 2017 | 12:18 PM

MELBOURNE, Jan 5 (Reuters) Australia needs another great tennis champion and Nick Kyrgios has the talent to fit the bill providing he learns how to channel his frustration when things do not go his way, 11-times grand slam singles champion Rod Laver said on Thursday.

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Erratic Serena stunned by Brengle in Auckland

Erratic Serena stunned by Brengle in Auckland

04 Jan 2017 | 4:01 PM

Undated, Jan 4 (REUTERS) Serena Williams' Australian Open preparation suffered a jolt with fellow American Madison Brengle stunning the world number two 6-4 6-7(3) 6-4 in the second round of the Auckland Classic today.

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Brengle stuns erratic Serena in Auckland

Brengle stuns erratic Serena in Auckland

04 Jan 2017 | 4:00 PM

Undated, Jan 4 (REUTERS) Serena Williams crashed out of the Auckland Classic after fellow American Madison Brengle pulled off a 6-4 6-7(3) 6-4 upset in a see-saw second round contest today.

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Ferrer, Muguruza break Australian hearts in Brisbane

02 Jan 2017 | 5:25 PM

Undated, Jan 2 (Reuters) David Ferrer sent local favourite Bernard Tomic packing with an easy 6-3 7-5 win in the opening round of the Brisbane International today.

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JNTUK announces TT team for South zone inter varsity tourney

22 Dec 2016 | 6:42 PM

Kakinada, Dec 22 (UNI) Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Kakinada (JNTUK) today announced its Table Tennis team (men) which will participate in the South Zone Inter university tournament to be held at Anna University, Chennai from December 24 to December 27.

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Kvitova out for six months after surgery

22 Dec 2016 | 10:09 AM

PRAGUE, Dec 22 (Reuters) Two-time Wimbledon tennis champion Petra Kvitova, whose hand was wounded in a knife attack, will not play again for at least six months and it is too early to say when she can return to competition, her publicist said.

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Malabar Badminton Academy to host coaching camp

21 Dec 2016 | 2:20 PM

Kozhikode, Dec 21 (UNI) Kozhikode based Malabar Badminton Academy (MBA) will conduct coaching camp for students during Christmas vacation this year.

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Murray wins record third BBC sports award

Murray wins record third BBC sports award

19 Dec 2016 | 10:50 AM

LONDON, Dec 19 (Reuters) Britain's world number one men's tennis player Andy Murray won a record third BBC Sports Personality of the Year award after claiming his second Wimbledon title and first ATP World Tour crown in a stellar 2016 season.

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JNTUK tennis women team for south zone inter-varsity tourney

14 Dec 2016 | 7:22 PM

Kakinada, Dec 14 (UNI) Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Kakinada (JNTUK) today announced its Tennis (women) team will participate in the South Zone Inter University Tennis (Women) Tournament to be held at Saveetha University Chennai from December 12 to December 18.

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2015 runner-up Bedene, Korea’s Chung in fray for Chennai Open qualifiers

14 Dec 2016 | 6:56 PM

Chennai, Dec 14 (UNI) Davis cuppers and Britain’s No.

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Adrija wins womens singles final

12 Dec 2016 | 8:49 PM

Kolkata, Dec 12 (UNI) Top seeded Adrija Biswas won the Calcutta Gymkhana Ranking Tennis tournament defeating Shreya Chakraborty 6-2, 6-1 at the Calcutta Gymkhana Club here today.

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Priyanka wins girls U-16 crown; Shrut in line for a double

Priyanka wins girls U-16 crown; Shrut in line for a double

08 Dec 2016 | 7:52 PM

Chandigarh, Dec 8 (UNI) Priyanka Jakhar claimed the girls under-16 singles title while Shrut Mohan is in line for a doubles having qualified for finals in the boys under-14 as well as under-16 categories of theSTA-AITA Talent Tennis Series Tournament at the Chandigarh Club in Sector 1 here today.

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Korea Open: Kashyap enters quarterfinals

Korea Open: Kashyap enters quarterfinals

08 Dec 2016 | 7:27 PM

Jegu, Korea, Dec 8 (UNI) Indian shuttler Parupalli Kashyap entered the quarterfinals defeating Zhou Zeqi of China in the men's singles competition of the Korea Masters here today.

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Bengal picks 4 girls & 7 boys for 41st Inter-State-Inter-Zonal & Jr Natl Badminton at Udupi

07 Dec 2016 | 8:30 PM

Kolkata, Dec 7 (UNI) West Bengal Badminton Association (WBBA) today named 11 shuttlers - 4 girls and 7 boys - to represent West Bengal in the 41st Inter State – Inter Zonal and Junior National Badminton Championships- to be held at Udupi, Karnataka from December 11-17.

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Jeho, Dia Sub-Junior champs

06 Dec 2016 | 8:51 PM

Siliguri, Dec 6 (UNI) H Jeho of PSPBA beat fellow academy player Chinmaya Somaiya 4-1 to script his maiden Sub-Junior Boys’ trophy, while Maharahtra’s Dia Chitale defeated Delhi’s Vanshika Bhargava 4-3 for the Sub-Junior Girls crown in the 11Even Sports 78th Cadet and Sub-Junior Nationals which concluded at the SMC Stadium here today.

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Federer, Serena out of International Premier Tennis League

06 Dec 2016 | 8:36 PM

Undated, Dec 6 (Reuters) Roger Federer and Serena Williams have pulled out of the International Premier Tennis League ahead of the tournament's Indian leg next week due to economic "uncertainty", organisers said today.

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