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Serena clinches record, no final major tally in mind

Serena clinches record, no final major tally in mind
Serena Williams clinches record

By Nick Mulvenney MELBOURNE, Jan 28 (REUTERS) Serena Williams said it was a "great feeling" to surpass Steffi Graf as the most prolific grand slam champion of the open era at the Australian Open today and was not prepared to put a number on the haul of titles she might end up with.
The 35-year-old, who won her first major at the US Open in 1999, drew level with Graf's tally of 22 at Wimbledon last year and edged ahead of the German with her 6-4 6-4 victory over her sister Venus on Rod Laver Arena today.

Federer

Federer eyes ATP Finals title, top ranking after Shanghai triumph

Undated, Oct 16 (Reuters) Roger Federer is eyeing a seventh ATP Finals crown and has not ruled out pinching the world number one ranking from Rafa Nadal if he maintains the form that won him his second Shanghai Masters trophy on Sunday.

Indonesian

Indonesian fans mourn death of keeper in collision with team mate

JAKARTA, Oct 16 (Reuters) Indonesian soccer fans are mourning the death of Choirul Huda, the long-term goalkeeper and captain of top flight side Lamongan FC, usually known as Persela, following a collision with a team mate during a weekend match at their stadium in East Java.

Sharapova

Sharapova eyes strong finish to season after Tianjin title

Undated, Oct 16 (Reuters) Maria Sharapova is looking for a strong finish to a season that began with a doping ban and hit a high in China on Sunday when she won her first title in over two years.

FIFA

FIFA U-17 World Cup: A tipping point for Indian football

Kolkata, Oct 15 (UNI) FIFA U-17 World Cup Project Director of the India 2017 LOC Joy Bhattacharjya today said this has been a tipping point for Indian football, and purely for the perception of Indian football and hosting this tournament, something has definitely changed.

Australia

Australia braces for another World Cup cliffhanger in Sydney

MELBOURNE, Oct 15 (Reuters) Australia will brace for another World Cup cliffhanger in Sydney, with FIFA confirming the second leg of the Socceroos' intercontinental playoff against Honduras will be played at the city's Olympic stadium on Nov.

FIFA

FIFA extends international window for NZ-Peru playoff

WELLINGTON, Oct 15 (Reuters) FIFA has extended the international window by a day to allow New Zealand and Peru more time for the logistics of playing their long-haul World Cup playoff in November.

Federer eyes ATP Finals title, top ranking after Shanghai triumph

Federer eyes ATP Finals title, top ranking after Shanghai triumph

Undated, Oct 16 (Reuters) Roger Federer is eyeing a seventh ATP Finals crown and has not ruled out pinching the world number one ranking from Rafa Nadal if he maintains the form that won him his second Shanghai Masters trophy on Sunday.

Indonesian fans mourn death of keeper in collision with team mate

Indonesian fans mourn death of keeper in collision with team mate

JAKARTA, Oct 16 (Reuters) Indonesian soccer fans are mourning the death of Choirul Huda, the long-term goalkeeper and captain of top flight side Lamongan FC, usually known as Persela, following a collision with a team mate during a weekend match at their stadium in East Java.

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