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Iga enters WTA top 10 after Italian Open tennis triumph

Iga enters WTA top 10 after Italian Open tennis triumph

Rome, May 17 (IANS) Polish teenager Iga Swiatek, who won the Italian Open on Sunday to add to last year's French Open crown and the Adelaide Open this year, jumped six places on the WTA Tour rankings to enter the top 10 on Monday.The 19-year-old player is now ninth, behind American legend Serena Wil...

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ATP rankings: Nadal remains No.3, Djokovic No.1

ATP rankings: Nadal remains No.3, Djokovic No.1

Rome, May 17 (IANS) Despite the hard-fought three-set victory over arch-rival Novak Djokovic of Serbia in the Italian Open final on Sunday, Spaniard Rafael Nadal continues to be at third spot on the ATP rankings, released on Monday.Djokovic is way ahead of the pack with 11,063 points. Russian Daniil...

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Tennis Australia planning to host Australian Open in Melbourne

Tennis Australia planning to host Australian Open in Melbourne

Sydney, May 17 (IANS) Tennis Australia is planning to host the Australian Open in January next year in Melbourne.Tennis Australia, country's top tennis body, issued a statement in this regard on Monday after media reports said the tournament would be forced offshore due to federal government's predi...

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Nadal beats Djokovic for 10th Rome Open title (2nd Lead)

Nadal beats Djokovic for 10th Rome Open title (2nd Lead)

Rome, May 17 (IANS) World No. 3 and Spaniard Rafael Nadal on Sunday won his 10th Italian Open title, after overcoming a second set comeback from No. 1 Novak Djokovic in the final to triumph 7-5, 1-6, 6-3 in two hours and 50 minutes.The victory gave second seeded Nadal the 36th ATP Masters 1000 crown...

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Nadal beats Djokovic for 10th Rome Open title

Nadal beats Djokovic for 10th Rome Open title

Rome, May 16 (IANS) World No. 3 Spaniard Rafael Nadal on Sunday overcame a mid-match surge from No. 1-ranked Serbian Novak Djokovic to win the Italian Open final 7-5, 1-6, 6-3 in two hours and 50 minutes for his 10th title.In the 57th meeting of the ATP Tour's most prolific rivalry, top seed Djokovi...

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Nadal overcomes Djokovic for Rome Open title

Nadal overcomes Djokovic for Rome Open title

Rome, May 16 (IANS) World No. 3 and winner of 20 Grand Slams, Spain's Rafael Nadal, on Sunday overcame a mid-match surge from No. 1-ranked Serbian Novak Djokovic and raised his game in the deciding set to triumph 7-5, 1-6, 6-3 in the Italian Open final -- his 10th title.--IANSakm/qma ...

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Indian teams for World Jr Tennis Asia/Oceania final qualifiers named

Indian teams for World Jr Tennis Asia/Oceania final qualifiers named

New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) Indian boys' and girls' teams for next month's ITF World Junior Tennis Competition Asia/Oceania final qualifying round have been selected, but there is some uncertainty around the competition due to the raging Covid-19 pandemic.The flights are not taking off from India due t...

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Mektic-Pavic clinch Italian Open doubles title

Mektic-Pavic clinch Italian Open doubles title

Rome, May 16 (IANS) The second-seeded Croats Nikola Mektic and Mate Pavic on Sunday powered their way to their sixth Italian Open trophy, overcoming a tough challenge from fifth-seeded Rajeev Ram of the USA and Briton Joe Salisbury before winning the men's doubles final 6-4, 7-6(4).This was the Croa...

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Iga demolishes Karolina to capture Rome Open title

Iga demolishes Karolina to capture Rome Open title

Rome, May 16 (IANS) World No.15 from Iga Swiatek of Poland was in ruthless form as she routed No. 9 seed Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic 6-0, 6-0 in just 46 minutes to clinch the Italian Open title here on Sunday.Iga, 19, dropped just 13 points in all -- four in the first set and nine in the...

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Iga crushes Karolina in Italian Open final

Iga crushes Karolina in Italian Open final

Rome, May 16 (IANS) World No. 15 Iga Swiatek of Poland crushed world No. 9 Karolina Pliskova of Czech Republic 6-0, 6-0 in 46 minutes in the final of the Italian Open on Sunday. Iga, 19, won 93.3 per cent points on her first serve in comparison to Karolina's 44.4 percent on way to winning the one-si...

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