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Divij Sharan exits French Open in opening round

Divij Sharan exits French Open in opening round

Paris, Oct 1 (IANS) India's Divij Sharan and his South Korean partner Kwon Soon-woo bowed out of the ongoing French Open after suffering a hard-fought defeat in the opening round of the men's doubles event.On Wednesday, the unseeded pair of Sharan and Soon-woo lost 2-6, 6-4, 4-6 to the 16th seeded C...

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Nadal, Thiem breeze into French Open third round

Nadal, Thiem breeze into French Open third round

Paris, Oct 1 (IANS) Rafael Nadal, the 12-time Roland Garros champion, completed another overwhelming show at the ongoing French Open as he registered a straight-sets win No. 236 Mackenzie McDonald to progress to the next round.On Wednesday, the 'King of Clay' defeated McDonald 6-1, 6-0, 6-3 in just ...

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French Open: Defending champion Nadal breezes into third round

French Open: Defending champion Nadal breezes into third round

Paris [France], September 30 (ANI): Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal on Wednesday advanced to the third round of the French Open after defeating American player Mackenzie McDonald 6-1, 6-0, 6-3.Nadal dominated each set and sealed an easy victory. The 34-year-old faced zero break points against McD...

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French Open: Stan Wawrinka cruises to third round

French Open: Stan Wawrinka cruises to third round

Paris [France], September 30 (ANI): With his scintillating performance, Swiss tennis player Stan Wawrinka reached the third round of the French Open on Wednesday after defeating Germany's Dominik Koepfer 6-3, 6-2, 3-6, 6-1.While Wawrinka dominated the first two sets, Koepfer made a comeback in the t...

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Serena's achilles heel puts her out of French Open

Serena's achilles heel puts her out of French Open

Paris, Sep 30 (IANS) Twenty three-time grand slam champion Serena Williams has withdrawn from the ongoing French Open due to achilles injury.Williams, bidding for her 24th Grand Slam title, announced her withdrawal ahead of her second-round match against Tsvetana Pironkova slated to be played on Wed...

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Serena Williams withdraws from French Open due to injury

Serena Williams withdraws from French Open due to injury

Paris [France], September 30 (ANI): American tennis player Serena Williams has withdrawn from the French Open ahead of her second-round clash due to an Achilles injury.The 39-year-old tennis star was scheduled to face Bulgarian Tsvetana Pironkova in a last-64 clash on Wednesday."Serena Williams has ...

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AITA announces formation of sub-committees for 2020-24 term

AITA announces formation of sub-committees for 2020-24 term

New Delhi [India], September 30 (ANI): The All India Tennis Association (AITA) has announced the sub-committees for the term 2020-24 on Wednesday.To carry out the administrative, managerial, legal, financial, team selection, tournaments, coaches education, professional, senior and wheelchair tennis ...

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Djokovic, Pliskova advance to second round at Roland Garros

Djokovic, Pliskova advance to second round at Roland Garros

Paris, Sep 30 (IANS) World number one Novak Djokovic dominated his first round match at the French Open 2020 as he swept aside Sweden's Mikael Ymer in straight sets.On Tuesday, Djokovic defeated Ymer 6-0, 6-2, 6-3 in just 98 minutes and during the course of his win, one of the most notable features ...

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Nadal, Serena kick off bids for Roland Garros title

Nadal, Serena kick off bids for Roland Garros title

Paris, Sep 29 (IANS) Defending champion Rafael Nadal and 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams advanced to the second round of the ongoing Roland Garros with straight-sets wins in their respective opening round matches.On Monday, Nadal defeated Belarusian Egor Gerasimov 6-4, 6-4, 6-2 to reach ...

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Worked on my physical, mental strength for Atlanta Olympics, says Leander Paes

Worked on my physical, mental strength for Atlanta Olympics, says Leander Paes

New Delhi [India], September 28 (ANI): The year was 1996 and no Indian had won an individual medal at the Olympics 44 years prior to the Atlanta Olympics, but that year proved to be decisive for India as tennis player Leander Paes beat Fernando Meligeni to win a bronze medal in the men's singles cat...

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