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July 6, 2017 5:32 PM Third seed Karolina Pliskova suffers shock early Wimbledon defeat

Title favourite Karolina Pliskova crashed out of Wimbledon in the second round to Magdalena Rybarikova. Pliskova was strongly favoured but bowed out a day after two-time champion Petra Kvitova’s exit, leaving what was already an unpredictable tournament wide open. The world number three looked to be cruising at a set and a break up but grew increasingly 27

June 9, 2017 9:25 AM Halep to face Ostapenko in French Open final

Romania’s Simona Halep moved within one win of a first Grand Slam title with victory over Karolina Pliskova on Thursday at the French Open. Third seed Halep who will become world number one if she succeeds won 6-4 3-6 6-3 to set up a final against unseeded Jelena Ostapenko of Latvia. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Czech second seed Pliskova 22

April 20, 2017 5:03 PM Jo Konta aims to join the Grand Slam club in the absence of pregnant Serena Williams

Jo Konta has pledged to try to take advantage of Serena Williams' absence from the tour by competing for grand slam titles. Williams will miss the rest of the season after announcing on Wednesday she is 20 weeks pregnant, but is planning to return to tennis in 2018. The 35-year-old has not played since winning the Australian Open in January in the early 25

January 26, 2017 7:58 AM Serena, Venus to meet in ninth all-Williams Grand Slam final

MELBOURNE, Australia -- For the ninth time in Grand Slam history, the monolithic monopoly that is the Williams sisters locked down the championship one round early. By winning their semifinal matches Thursday here at the Australian Open, Serena and Venus guaranteed that one of them will fly home with the sterling trophy. Since they share a house in Palm Beach 17

January 19, 2017 8:58 AM Six-time champ Novak Djokovic stunned by qualifier Denis Istomin at Australian Open

Well, let’s start with Istomin, a veteran at the tail end of his career who was gifted a spot in the field—he played, and lost, Asian Challengers, for preparation—who played the match of his life. Against perhaps the best player in the history of this tournament and the best defensive player in recent memory, Istomin was sharper and more assertive, clubbing 25

January 17, 2017 3:05 AM Pursuing a record 23rd major title, Williams opens with win

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — For five games in the second set, Serena Williams played almost flawless tennis in her first-round match at the Australian Open. Then came the rustiness that tends to follow a lengthy layoff, giving Belinda Bencic a glimmer of hope, before Williams regained her composure to win 6-4, 6-3 on Tuesday. The six-time Australian 19

January 13, 2017 3:44 AM Comeback Starts With Roger Federer a No. 17 Seed at the Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia — His ranking staggered after an injury-plagued year, Roger Federer found himself in a peculiar position Friday as the Australian Open draw ceremony got underway. Federer, 35, was seeded 17th, his lowest seeding at a Grand Slam event since the early, unseeded days of his career. But the draw proved relatively kind. Federer, the holder 7

August 20, 2016 6:02 AM Friday’s Sports In Brief

RIO DE JANEIRO — Three Olympics, three races at each, three gold medals every time for Usain Bolt. The man who transcended track and became a world-class celebrity bid a blazing-fast farewell to the Rio de Janeiro Games — and, he insists, the Olympics altogether — with yet another anchor leg for the ages. He turned a close 4x100 relay race against Japan 29

November 13, 2015 2:03 PM Petra Kvitova to open Czech Republic challenge against Russia in Fed Cup final

Petra Kvitova will take on Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in the opening singles match of the Fed Cup final between the Czech Republic and Russia in Prague on Saturday. World No 6 Kvitova, who has won 20 of her 22 singles matches in the team competition since 2011, is bidding to lead the Czech Republic to a fourth title in five years following their victories 4

November 13, 2015 1:14 PM Russia look to ’Marushka’ Sharapova in Fed Cup final

PRAGUE: Maria Sharapova has played only four Fed Cup ties, but her presence on the court could make all the difference as Russia take on holders the Czech Republic in the 2015 final at the weekend. The 28-year-old world number four will likely face sixth-ranked Petra Kvitova and ninth-ranked Lucie Safarova, the left-handed duo who have led the Czechs 6