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Kvitova vs Bouchard for Wimbledon crown

Eugenie Bouchard defeated French Open runner-up Simona Halep, 7-6 (5), 6-2, Thursday to advance to the Wimbledon final against 2011 champion Petra Kvitova.

Posted: July 5th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

Nadal predicts golden era coming to close

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Spain's Rafael Nadal, right, holds the trophy after winning the final of the French Open tennis tournament against Serbia's Novak Djokovic, left, at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France, Sunday, June 8, 2014. Nadal won in four sets 3-6, 7-5, 6-2, 6-4. AP

Rafael Nadal believes that the golden generation of himself, Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray could be in its death throes.

Posted: June 9th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories,Tennis | Read More »

New faces boost women’s tennis

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Russia's Maria Sharapova poses with the trophy in front of the Eiffel Tower, one day after defeating Romania's Simona Halep in the women's final of the French Open tennis tournament in Paris, France, Sunday, June 8, 2014. AP

Women’s tennis was given a timely shot in the arm at the French Open with a new wave of talent emerging onto the scene.

Posted: June 9th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Nadal braced for new Wimbledon rollercoaster

Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal is bracing himself for another Wimbledon letdown as he prepares to rekindle his love-hate relationship with the All England Club.

Posted: June 9th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos,Tennis | Read More »

Nadal wins 9th French Open title

Spain's Rafael Nadal returns the ball to Serbia's Novak Djokovic during their final match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France, Sunday, June 8, 2014. Nadal won the French Open for the ninth, defeating Novak Djokovic 3-6, 7-5, 6-2, 6-4.  AP PHOTO/MICHEL EULER

Rafael Nadal won the French Open for the ninth time at Roland Garros on Sunday, defeating Novak Djokovic 3-6, 7-5, 6-2, 6-4.

Posted: June 9th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories,Tennis | Read More »

Halep loses her focus, and her 1st major final

Romania's Simona Halep reacts as she plays Russia's Maria Sharapova during their final match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France, Saturday, June 7, 2014. AP

Amid all the emotions of playing in her first Grand Slam final at the French Open, Simona Halep was able to keep her cool and keep her focus on the tennis.

Posted: June 8th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Sharapova wins French Open for 2nd time

Russia's Maria Sharapova holds the trophy after winning the final of the French Open tennis tournament against Romania's Simona Halep at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France, Saturday, June 7, 2014. Sharapova won in three sets 6-4, 6-7, 6-4. AP

Even though her serve failed her repeatedly, Maria Sharapova is a French Open champion once again.

Posted: June 8th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories,Tennis | Read More »

Sharapova to take on Halep in French Open final

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Russia's Maria Sharapova returns the ball during the semifinal match of the French Open tennis tournament against Canada's Eugenie Bouchard at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France, Thursday, June 5, 2014. Sharapova won in three sets 4-6, 7-5, 6-2.  AP Photo/Michel Spingler

Russian superstar Maria Sharapova will take on Romanian upstart Simona Halep in the French Open final on Saturday following wins for both players in Thursday’s semi-finals.

Posted: June 6th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories,Tennis | Read More »

Nadal targets China’s great wall of traffic

Spain's Rafael Nadal celebrates winning the quarterfinal match of the French Open tennis tournament against compatriot David Ferrer at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France, Wednesday, June 4, 2014. Nadal won in four sets 4-6, 6-4, 6-0, 6-1. AP

Rafael Nadal won Olympic gold in Beijing in 2008 but faces a new challenge when he returns to the Chinese capital later this year — beating the city’s traffic jams to get to the Great Wall.

Posted: June 5th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Sharapova, Bouchard in battle of blonde ambition

sharapova bouchard

Eugenie Bouchard clashes with childhood idol Maria Sharapova in the French Open semi-finals Thursday in a match-up which ticks all the right marketing boxes for the women’s tour.

Posted: June 5th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos,Tennis | Read More »

Rain delays French Open

A lone spectator reads under an umbrella in the stands of  the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France, Wednesday, June 4, 2014. Rain delayed the start of the quarterfinal matches of the French Open tennis tournament. AP

Heavy rain delayed the start of quarter-final action at the French Open on Wednesday.

Posted: June 4th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Murray tea tweet leaves Sharapova stirred

Russia's Maria Sharapova. AP FILE PHOTO

Maria Sharapova made the French Open semi-finals on Tuesday and then found herself bamboozled by a tweet sent by Andy Murray’s mother comparing her to a tea bag.

Posted: June 4th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Sharapova advances to French Open semifinals

Russia's Maria Sharapova. AP FILE PHOTO

Maria Sharapova advanced to the semifinals of the French Open for the fourth straight year, beating Garbine Muguruza of Spain 1-6, 7-5, 6-1 Tuesday.

Posted: June 3rd, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

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