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Sharapova, Murray sure to play, say organizers

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Organizers of the International Premier Tennis League yesterday made assurances that tennis superstars Andy Murray and Maria Sharapova will play when the IPTL kicks off with the Manila leg on Nov. 28.

Posted: July 25th, 2014 in Headlines,Tennis | Read More »

Sharapova adds oomph to Manila Mavericks

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Maria Sharapova (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

Five-time grand slam winner Maria Sharapova has been named as member of the Manila Mavericks, one of four teams that make up the pioneering International Premier Tennis League which kicks off on Nov. 28 at Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Posted: July 23rd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Tomic downs Karlovic to clinch Bogota title

Bernard-Tomic

Australia’s Bernard Tomic claimed his second career title and secured a return to the world top 100 Sunday when he beat defending champion Ivo Karlovic 7-6 (7/5), 3-6, 7-6 (7/4) in the Colombia Open final.

Posted: July 21st, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories,Tennis | Read More »

Olivarez, Indian pal top Vietnam doubles

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Eric Olivarez Jr., and Indian partner Sahil Deshmuk trounced second seeds Jirat Navasirisonboon and Suthinan Tanthaseraneewat of Thailand, 7-5, 6-2, Saturday to capture the boys’ doubles crown of the ITF-Ho Chi Minh City junior tennis championships in Vietnam

Posted: July 21st, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

Olivarez shines in ITF-Vietnam

Eric Olivarez Jr., barged into the boys’ singles second round while also making the boys’ doubles quarterfinals Wednesday in the ITF-Ho Chi Minh City junior tennis championships in Vietnam.

Posted: July 18th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

Two rising tennis stars boost Palawan cast

Jerome Romualdez and Rafaella Villanueva signed up for the Series 58 Palawan Pawnshop President’s ELO Cup Regional Age Group tennis circuit, completing a stellar cast in the event presented by Tecnifibre.

Posted: July 18th, 2014 in Headlines,Tennis | Read More »

Serena Williams in ‘difficult period,’ says coach Mouratoglou

Serena Williams AP FILE PHOTO

Serena Williams, whose Wimbledon campaign ended with her in tears and on the verge of fainting, is enduring a “difficult period” in her life, her French coach said Wednesday.

Posted: July 17th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories,Tennis | Read More »

Tennis: Petkovic beats Rogers to win Gastein Ladies

Germany's Andrea Petkovic returns a ball during her final match against Shelby Rogers of the United States at the WTA tennis tournament in Bad Gastein, Austria, Sunday, July 13, 2014. Petkovic won with 6-3 and 6-3. AP

BAD GASTEIN, Austria — Andrea Petkovic took another step toward a return to the top 10 of the WTA rankings by winning her second title of the season at the Gastein Ladies on Sunday.   The 20th-ranked German, who played her first clay-court event since reaching the semifinals at last month’s French Open, beat Shelby [...]

Posted: July 13th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Serena Williams pulls out of Swedish Open

Umpire Kader Nouni talks to Serena Williams, right, and Venus Williams of the U.S during their women's doubles match against Kristina Barrios of Germany and Stefanie Voegele of Switzerland at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Tuesday July 1, 2014. AP

Swedish Open organizers say defending champion Serena Williams will not appear at the tournament next week because she doesn’t feel on top form.

Posted: July 12th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories,Multimedia,Photos,Photos and Videos,Tennis | Read More »

Djokovic beats self-doubt, starts Federer, Nadal catch-up

Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic admitted he feared he’d never win another Grand Slam, but with a second Wimbledon title wrapped up, the new world number one is now planning on catching Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.

Posted: July 7th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos,Tennis | Read More »

Big 4 remain free of danger, says Federer

roger federer

Roger Federer insists he expects to challenge for Grand Slam titles for years to come despite his Wimbledon heartache because there is no serious threat from the next generation.

Posted: July 7th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos,Tennis | Read More »

Novak Djokovic wins Wimbledon title

Novak Djokovic of Serbia holds the trophy after defeating Roger Federer of Switzerland in the men's singles final at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Sunday July 6, 2014. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

Novak Djokovic won his second Wimbledon title and seventh career major with a 6-7 (7/9), 6-4, 7-6 (7/4), 5-7, 6-4 victory over Roger Federer Sunday, shattering the Swiss star’s dream of a record eighth triumph in a titanic struggle.

Posted: July 7th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos,Tennis | Read More »

Federer forces deciding set in Wimbledon final

Roger Federer of Switzerland shouts after winning a point during the men's singles final against Novak Djokovic of Serbia at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Sunday, July 6, 2014.  AP PHOTO/PAVEL GOLOVKIN

Roger Federer won the last five games of the fourth set and saved a match point to take it 7-5 and force a deciding set in his Wimbledon men’s singles final with Novak Djokovic on Sunday.

Posted: July 7th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos | Read More »

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