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March 10, 2009

The return of Maria Sharapova

During her layoff, Sharapova has dropped from 1st to 23rd in the World rankings. From AP- Maria Sharapova is returning to the WTA Tour this week, ending her injury absence of more than seven months by playing doubles at an event in Indian Wells, Calif. Sharapova, who missed the last... [Full Story]

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February 19, 2009

Israeli Andy Ram allow to play in Dubai

Less than a week after denying Shahar Peer a visa, the UAE reverses course for one of her countrymen. Israeli tennis player Andy Ram will be allowed to play in a premier Dubai tennis tournament after the Arab country said it would permit the No. 7-ranked doubles player to enter... [Full Story]

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February 18, 2009

Davis Cup match to be played in empty arena

If no fans are allowed, who's to say it really happened? From AP- Sweden and Israel will play their first-round Davis Cup match in an empty arena next month because of security concerns. Several anti-Israeli demonstrations are planned during the best-of-five series, which will be played March 6-8 at the... [Full Story]

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February 17, 2009

Dubai tennis cites security fear in barring Israeli tennis player

This all started on Saturday when Shahar Peer who was supposed to begin play on Monday in the United Arab Emirates, was denied a visa. From ESPN- Organizers of a women's tennis tournament said Tuesday that security fears were behind the decision to bar an Israeli player ***** The snub... [Full Story]

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February 15, 2009

Dubai denies visa for Israeli tennis player

Shahar Peer is the 48th ranked player in the world. From AP- The top official in women's tennis reprimanded the United Arab Emirates on Sunday for blocking an Israeli player from a premier Dubai tournament, calling the decision to deny her a visa "regrettable." But the absence of Shahar Peer... [Full Story]

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January 31, 2009

Serena Williams wins Australian Open

It was Serena's third triumph down under since 2003. From AP- Serena Williams routed Dinara Safina 6-0, 6-3 Saturday to win the Australian Open for her 10th Grand Slam title and a return to the No. 1 ranking. It was total domination for the second-seeded Williams, who looked at ease... [Full Story]

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July 5, 2008

Venus Williams wins her 5th Wimbledon title

She defeated her sister Serena for her seventh career grand slam title. WIMBLEDON, England - Venus Williams beat sister Serena 7-5, 6-4 Saturday for her fifth Wimbledon title and seventh Grand Slam championship. This was Venus' first victory over her younger sibling in a Grand Slam final since the... [Full Story]

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June 15, 2008

Rafael Nadal wins 1st grass-court title

Rafa is a four-time French Open champ. From AP- LONDON - Rafael Nadal claimed his first career grass-court title Sunday, defeating Novak Djokovic 7-6 (5), 7-5 in the Queen's Club final to become the first Spaniard to win on grass in 36 years. It was the French Open champion's third... [Full Story]

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November 16, 2007

Roddick Can't Beat Federer in China Either

Andy Roddick can now add China to the long list of countries in which he's gotten his tail kicked by Roger Federer. Today Federer took Roddick down 6-4, 6-2 in a Masters Cup match played in Shanghai. The match was basically meaningless in the grand Masters Cup scheme, as both... [Full Story]

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September 15, 2006

Red, White, and Definitely Blue

Remember when you used to watch tennis? Back when Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi went head to head in the finals? Or when Serena and Venus duked it out grand slam after grand slam to see who was the better Williams sister? Remember? I think I speak for most... [Full Story]

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September 3, 2003

Unfair to Anna?

Frank Deford makes an excellent defense and point about Anna Kournikova in his recent article. I have to agree with everything he says. She *does* take an awful lot of abuse for being pretty and not winning. I'd love to see a listing of everyone else who's not won... [Full Story]

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August 30, 2003

Kournikova quits reporter gig

In a move that is bound to break the hearts of Tennis fans everywhere, "Reporter" Anna Kournikova quit her US Open job today. I think this quote about sums up her entire effort "It's her first time on TV and she's working hard," said USA Network spokesman Tom Caraccioli, when... [Full Story]

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August 25, 2003

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