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2011-04-27 18:04:00

SHEFFIELD, England, April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- John Higgins is now the 15/8 favourite with sponsors Betfred for the World Snooker Championship after knocking out Ronnie O'Sullivan in the quarter-finals at the Crucible Theatre. The Scot, a three-time former champion, booked a last-four clash with Mark Williams - saving Betfred a GBP300,000 payout if O'Sullivan had won the tournament - and is 8/13 to reach his third final in five years. Williams is 13/10 to beat Higgins and the...

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2009-10-05 12:16:57

No. 2-seeded Novak Djokovic advanced to the second round of the $3.3 million China Open tennis tournament in Beijing with a straight-set win Monday. Djokovic got past Victor Hanescu 6-3, 7-5 despite having his serve broke three times.

2009-09-11 20:27:45

Daylong rains Friday forced the postponement the scheduled women's semifinals at the U.S. Open Tennis Tournament. The scheduled matches -- second-seeded and former world No. 1 Serena Williams vs. Kim Clijsters and No. 9 Caroline Wozniacki vs. Yanina Wickmayer -- were moved to Saturday.

2008-09-29 09:00:28

China Open tennis results BEIJING, Sept.

2006-01-27 05:30:28

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's first grand slam winn

2005-10-28 09:16:59

ST PETERSBURG (Reuters) - Second seed Thomas Johansson beat seventh-seeded Greg Rusedski 6-2, 7-6 on Friday to reach the St Petersburg Open semi-finals.

2005-09-23 07:37:00

By Alastair Himmer BEIJING (Reuters) - World number one Maria Sharapova swept into the semi-finals of the China Open with a crushing 6-4, 6-1 victory over Japan's Shinobu Asagoe on Friday.

2005-09-23 02:26:10

BEIJING (Reuters) - Wimbledon champion Venus Williams pulled out of the China Open with a left knee injury on Friday, dealing a new blow to tournament organizers. "It's a new injury that came last night," Williams told reporters. "I'm not fit enough to play a tennis match.

2005-09-22 08:13:59

By Alastair Himmer BEIJING (Reuters) - World number one Maria Sharapova produced a lacklustre 6-0 5-7 6-2 victory over Israel's Shahar Peer on Thursday to reach the China Open quarter-finals.


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