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Serena swats doubts, Bencic aside to reach second round

Serena swats doubts, Bencic aside to reach second round

MELBOURNE, Jan 17 (Reuters) Serena Williams launched her bid for a 23rd grand slam title with a 6-4 6-3 win over Belinda Bencic at the Australian Open on Tuesday, swatting aside doubts over her fitness and motivation on a sweltering day at Melbourne Park. The 35-year-old American came into the tie with two matches under her belt since the U.S. Open last September but moved superbly under a hot sun at Rod Laver Arena to rout the Swiss talent in 79 minutes. Kept honest for most of the first set, Williams ramped up the pressure at 4-4 to win seven straight games before Bencic stalled her victory charge with a late rally. Williams wobbled with a double-fault on match point but smashed a volley on her second to close it out and set up a second round clash against Czech Lucie Safarova. REUTERS CJ

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Alpine skiing-Frenchman Faivre kicked out of Games for lack of team spirit

19 Feb 2018 | 2:46 PM

By Nick Mulvenney
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea, Feb 19 (Reuters) French Alpine skier Mathieu Faivre, the boyfriend of Olympic champion Mikaela Shiffrin, has been sent home from the Games after saying he did not care about medals won by his team mates and was only concerned with his own success.

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Conte wants 'perfect game' from Chelsea against Barcelona

19 Feb 2018 | 1:25 PM

UNDATED,Feb 19 (Reuters) Chelsea must play the "perfect game" to beat a formidable Barcelona in Tuesday's first leg of the Champions League last 16 tie, the manager of the Premier League club Antonio Conte has said.

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Conte wants 'perfect game' from Chelsea against Barcelona

19 Feb 2018 | 1:25 PM

Undated, Feb 19 (Reuters) Chelsea must play the "perfect game" to beat a formidable Barcelona in Tuesday's first leg of the Champions League last 16 tie, the manager of the Premier League club Antonio Conte has said.

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Alpine skiing-Vonn joins other top names in shunning team event

19 Feb 2018 | 1:23 PM

By Nick Mulvenney
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea, Feb 19 (Reuters) The Alpine skiing team event looks like lacking in star quality when it makes its Olympic debut in Pyeongchang this week after Lindsey Vonn became the latest high-profile athlete to say she probably won't be taking part.

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Ice Hockey-USA down Finland to head to gold medal game

19 Feb 2018 | 1:21 PM

By Dan Burns
GANGNEUNG, South Korea, Feb 19 (Reuters) The U.

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