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Sania Mirza turns 24 amidst quiet celebrations

Sania Mirza turns 24 amidst quiet celebrations

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It has been a big year in Sania Mirza’s life. It’s a period in which she took the most important step in her personal life and married Pakistan cricketer Shoaib Malik. Naturally, her 24th birthday celebrations were special. The Hyderabad tennis ace enjoyed the occasion all the more because she was with her tennis teammates... 

Somdev Devvarman and Sanam Singh ensure a medal

Somdev Devvarman and Sanam Singh ensure a medal

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Somdev Devvarman defeated the defending champion Danai Udomchoke 7-5, 7-5 as India got past Thailand to reach the men’s semifinals of the team event in tennis in the Asian Games here on Sunday. In the semifinals, India will meet the top-seeded Chinese Taipei that beat Philippines, while the other semifinal will feature... 

Nadal continues to lead ATP rankings

Nadal continues to lead ATP rankings

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Rafael Nadal continues to hold a clear lead in an unchanged top 10 in the men’s tennis rankings released by the ATP on Monday. With most of the top players sitting out last week, the Spaniard remains unchanged on 11,880 points, with former number one Roger Federer second on 7,495. ATP top 10 as of November 1 (previous ranking... 

Dementieva retires after defeat in Doha

Dementieva retires after defeat in Doha

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Doha, Qatar: Two-time Grand Slam finalist Elena Dementieva retired after bowing out of the WTA Championships on Friday, admitting in a tear-filled ceremony it was hard to leave after 13 years on the tour. Dementieva, who struggled with injuries this year but still won two titles, lost to French Open champion Francesca Schiavone... 

All-TN final among top seeds

All-TN final among top seeds

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The top two seeds, Ravi Dixit and Ramit Tandon, set up an All-Tamil Nadu final in the boys’ (under-19) National Junior Squash championship here on Thursday. Dixit swept aside Akshay Deepak 11-6, 11-4, 11-3 in the semifinal, while Tandon laboured through five games to defeat Abhishek Pradhan 11-6, 8-11, 11-5, 5-11, 11-6.... 

Aisam Qureshi, Rohan Bopanna in St. Petersburg semis

Aisam Qureshi, Rohan Bopanna in St. Petersburg semis

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Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi and Rohan Bopanna came back from verge of eviction to enter the semi-finals of the St. Petersburg ATP World Championships on Thursday. A match-point down and rolled over the Serbian pair of Viktor Troicki and Janko Tipsarevic. The Serbs, who had defeated Bopanna-Qureshi in the quarterfinals of the Kremlin... 

I enjoy playing in India: Shoaib Malik

I enjoy playing in India: Shoaib Malik

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Though Test matches between the two neighbouring countries have dried up, Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik on Thursday said he has always enjoyed playing in India. “I feel happy to play in India before the crowd which is very good and drives me passionate (to play),” Malik said while speaking at the inaugural ceremony... 

Zvonareva could overtake Wozniacki for No. 1 in Doha

Zvonareva could overtake Wozniacki for No. 1 in Doha

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Qatar: Just weeks after becoming the top-ranked women’s tennis player Caroline Wozniacki will have to fight to keep that title at the WTA Championships in Doha. The 20-year-old Dane won’t face a challenge from injured Serena Williams, who she replaced as No. 1, or Williams’ sister Venus, who is also hurt. But she... 

Andy Murray clicks into gear to beat Chinese wildcard Yan Bai | Sport

Andy Murray clicks into gear to beat Chinese wildcard Yan Bai | Sport

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Anday Murray needed a convincing return to form after crashing out so spectacularly in the quarter-finals of the Chinese Open in Beijing last week, and he just about did it in seeing off the Chinese wild card Yan Bai 6-2, 6-2 in the second round of the Shanghai Masters today. As important as the result and the performance were... 

CWG: Somdev wins first tennis gold for India

CWG: Somdev wins first tennis gold for India

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Somdev Devvarman ensured that tennis contributes in India’s swelling gold medal tally as he grabbed the much-awaited yellow metal, pipping Australia’s Greg Jones 6-4, 6-2 in the men’s singles final of the Commonwealth Games here on Sunday. Somdev, CWG top seed and world number 97th, was carrying... 

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