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AITA Men's Championship: Top seeds have it easy

AITA Men's Championship: Top seeds have it easy

Bengaluru, Jan 18 (IANS) The top seeds had easy going while progressing to the last-16 of the Rs.1 lakh prize money AITA Men's Championship here on Monday.Rishi Reddy, ranked No.1 due to late withdrawal of Nikki Poonacha and Prajwal Dev, both seeded No.1 and No.2, brushed aside the challenge of Krit...

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9 people linked to Australian Open test positive for coronavirus

9 people linked to Australian Open test positive for coronavirus

Melbourne [Australia], January 18 (ANI): Nine people associated with the upcoming Australian Open have so far tested positive for coronavirus, according to Victoria State Premier Daniel Andrews on Monday.Out of those nine people, an unnamed player participating in the showpiece event has tested posi...

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Players forced into hard quarantine ahead of Australian Open

Players forced into hard quarantine ahead of Australian Open

Sydney, Jan 18 (IANS) Dozens of the world's top tennis players have been forced into a strict two-week hotel quarantine ahead of the Australian Open after at least four passengers on charter flights bound for the tournament tested positive for Covid-19.As of Monday, positive cases on three flights a...

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Australian Open: 25 players in quarantine after passenger on flight tests positive for COVID-19

Australian Open: 25 players in quarantine after passenger on flight tests positive for COVID-19

Melbourne [Australia], January 17 (ANI): Australian Open on Sunday announced that 25 players have been put under quarantine after one passenger on the charter flight tested positive for coronavirus.As many as 58 passengers were there on the flight, including 25 players, with all now in quarantine. "...

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Stars complain of food quality in Australian Open quarantine

Stars complain of food quality in Australian Open quarantine

Melbourne, Jan 17 (IANS) Tennis stars have been complaining about the quality of food and living conditions in the hotel they have been quarantined in ahead of the Australian Open in Melbourne.As many as 47 players were earlier sent into hard quarantine after four coronavirus cases were detected on ...

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Dev keen to continue form at AITA championship

Dev keen to continue form at AITA championship

Bengaluru, Jan 17 (IANS) Prajwal Dev, who won the men's singles title in the AITA men's and women's championship just a day before, will be keen to maintain his winning ways when he starts as a firm favourite along with Nikki Poonacha at the Rs 1 lakh prize money AITA men's Championship that gets un...

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You are wrong: British player tells her doctors with Oz Open q'fication

You are wrong: British player tells her doctors with Oz Open q'fication

Canberra, Jan 17 (IANS) When Francesca Jones was young, she was told by doctors that she could not play tennis. Now, the 20-year-old Brit has qualified for the Australian Open in Melbourne slated to begin next month."That was my decision...because you have said that, I am now going to go and prove y...

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Local favourites Dev and Soha win AITA C'ship titles

Local favourites Dev and Soha win AITA C'ship titles

Bengaluru, Jan 16 (IANS) Local favourites Prajwal Dev and Soha Sadiq won the men's and women's singles tennis titles, respectively, at the AITA Championship on Saturday. Both players beat their opponents who were seeded higher than them.While second seed Dev beat top seed Nikki Poonacha 6-4, 3-6, 6-...

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Australian Open: Two test positive for Covid-19 on flight carrying players

Australian Open: Two test positive for Covid-19 on flight carrying players

Melbourne [Australia], January 16 (ANI): Two positive Covid-19 cases were reported on a charter flight on Saturday carrying tennis players and officials to Melbourne ahead of the Australian Open.As a result, all the players and passengers onboard will now have to stay in two weeks of strict hotel qu...

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Poonacha to meet Dev, Sai to clash with Soha for tennis titles

Poonacha to meet Dev, Sai to clash with Soha for tennis titles

Bengaluru, Jan 15 (IANS) Top seed Nikki Poonacha of Telangana will clash with second seed Prajwal Dev of Karnataka for the men's title while Tamil Nadu's seeded second Sai Samhitha Chamarthi will take on host third seed Soha Sadiq of Karnataka in the final of the women's category of the Rs.2 lakh pr...

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