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Sharapova Too Strong For Wickmayer

Maria Sharapova was forced to dig deep as she reached the third round in Indian Wells after beating Yanina Wickmayer. The two-time winner eventually secured a 6-1 7-5 victory but she was pushed all the way by her Belgian opponent. Sharapova charged into a comfortable lead after the first set as she hit three breaks in just half an hour. ...

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Enosvegbe Eyes ITS Tourney

Nigeria number one tennis player, Clifford Enosvegbe has said that it would have been very good for him if he could get a good training tour outside the shores of the country for him to do well in the upcoming ITS championship which will take place in the federal capital, Abuja next month. Making this charge in an interview with ...

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Serbia, France Sail Into Quarter Finals

Novak Djokovic spurred Serbia to a 3-0 win over neighbours Croatia in the first round of the Davis Cup on Saturday and they will be joined in the quarterfinals by an equally rampant France. Britain’s progress was put on hold after they lost an enthralling doubles to the US on Saturday. Holders Switzerland, missing Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka, fell ...

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Murray Seals Win For Britain

Andy Murray has sealed a 3-1 Davis Cup win for Great Britain with a straight-sets victory over American number one John Isner on Sunday. Murray, the world number five, saved three set points before winning the opener on a tie-break and stayed in control after that to claim a 7-6 (7/4) 6-3 7-6 (7/4) first round victory in Glasgow. The ...

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Tomic Leads Australia Past Czechs

Bernard Tomic beat Lukas Rosol in straight sets to give Australia an unbeatable 3-1 lead over the Czech Republic in their Davis Cup World Group first round tie in Ostrava on Sunday. In a clash of the teams’ number-one players, Tomic, the 22-year-old world number 38, saw off 29-year-old Rosol, ranked 31, 7-6 (7/4), 6-3, 7-6 (7/5) in two hours ...

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Wozniacki Clinches Malaysia Open

Carloine Wozniacki secured her first title in 2015 with a three-set victory over Alexandra Dulgheru in the Malaysian Open final. The Danish top seed fought back after losing the first set to win 4-6 6-2 6-1 in one hour and 50 minutes. The former world number one conceded a service break in the third game to lose the first set ...

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Kazakhstan Stun Italy To Reach Quarters

Aleksandr Nedovyesov won a marathon five-setter as hosts Kazakhstan squeezed into the Davis Cup quarterfinals with a tight 3-2 win over Italy in Almaty on Sunday. Nedovyesov, 28, sealed the winning rubber against Fabio Fognini 7-6 (7/5), 3-6, 4-6, 6-3, 7-5 after Mikhail Kukushkin earlier beat Andreas Seppi 7-6 (10/8), 6-0, 6-4. Kazakhstan had trailed overnight after Fognini and Simone ...

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