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Halep and Bouchard to fight to lead the next generation in Wimbledon semi-final

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TweetSimona Halep and Genie Bouchard will meet today for a place in the 2014 Wimbledon ladies’ singles final. Halep, the number 3 seed, and Bouchard, the 13th seed, have been here and done that as far as slam semis go, for it is these two young stars who are leading the pack when it comes […]

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Maria Sharapova comes back to beat Ana Ivanovic in Stuttgart

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TweetMaria Sharapova came back from a set and 1-3 down against Ana Ivanovic to win the Premier 5 Stuttgart title. It was Sharapova’s 13th consecutive win at the event, her third title there in a row, and her 30th career trophy. For the first set and a half it looked like Ivanovic was ready to […]

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Radwanska turns tables on Azarenka

TweetAgnieszka Radwanska has beaten number two seeded defending champion Vika Azarenka 6-1, 5-7, 6-0 in the quarter-finals of the Australian Open. A five time quarter-finalist, Radwanska had obviously decided she had had enough of bowing out in the last eight. And enough of losing to Azarenka who had beaten her the last 7 times, and […]

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Azarenka comes back against Serena in Cincinnati

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TweetVictoria Azarenka overcame her fair share of obstacles to come back against Serena Williams and win the Cincinnati trophy 2-6, 6-2, 7-6 (6). There was Serena Williams standing in her way, first of all; the athletic world number One who has won eight titles this year. Her aura alone wins her a couple of games, […]

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Isner and Cibulkova kick start US Open series in dramatic style

TweetJohn Isner and Dominika Cibulkova won the US Open series’ opening tournaments with dramatic 3 set wins that we can only hope were fore-shadowing. Isner’s win will certainly have generated strong interest if the excited crowd were anything to go by. The American beat Kevin Anderson 7-6 (2) in the third before the home crowd, […]

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Jimmy Connors joins team Sharapova

TweetMaria Sharapova has announced Jimmy Connors as her new coach. It is a partnership to get the mouth watering. One of the most pumped up intense players on the WTA tour being coached by a former ATP player famous for the same qualities. It is not Connor’s first time as a coach on the tennis […]

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Bartoli’s brilliant Major breakthrough at Wimbledon

TweetWe had to ask ourselves, and Marion Bartoli would have asked the loudest, whether or not we were dreaming. Or was this a parallel universe we had slipped into, as smoothly as Bartoli had slipped through the draw, as inconspicuously as possible, a universe where 28 year olds written off time and time again won […]

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Sabine sinks Radwanska to make first Major final

TweetSabine Lisicki made her first Major final beating the woman who came second to Serena last year, Agnieszka Radwanska. It was the German’s second Wimbledon semi-final. And the experience of her first one two years ago, a match in which she under-performed and lost to Sharapova in straights, seemed to have done her the world […]

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All eyes on Agnieszka: Wimbledon semi-finals preview

TweetFor Agnieszka Radwanska to win a Major, it was commonly thought, Serena Williams, Vika Azarenka and Maria Sharapova would all have to be removed before the last four. One of them she could perhaps handle, particularly Sharapova over whom she has had some big wins, but two of them would always be too much. At […]

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Sabine shocks Serena in SW19 last sixteen

TweetWimbledon has been a happy hunting ground for Sabine Lisicki over the years. But in this year’s last sixteen she stalked and captured the biggest beast in the grounds, a head to mount on the wall in pride of place, above that of Kuznetsova in 2009, Li Na in 2011 and Maria Sharapova in 2012: […]

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