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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Fourth seed David Nalbandian was sent packing from the U.S. Open at the second-round stage on Sunday, beaten 6-3 7-5 2-6 3-6 7-6 by former champion Marat Safin in a marathon battle.
By Steve Ginsburg NEW YORK (Reuters) - Russian Davis Cup player Dmitry Tursunov says he is dismayed that politics still seem to have a role when his country faces the United States. "I don't treat that match as a Cold War," Tursunov, who now lives in California, told a news conference at the U.S.
By Roger Lajoie MONTREAL (Reuters) - Third seed Nadia Petrova slumped to her fourth successive defeat when she was upset by fellow Russian Anna Chakvetadze 6-1 6-4 in the second round of the Montreal Cup on Wednesday.
INDIANAPOLIS (Reuters) - The fading career of former world number one Marat Safin reached a new low on Wednesday when he was beaten in straight sets by the 512th-ranked Wesley Whitehouse at the RCA Championships.
AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Russian top seed Elena Dementieva beat Ana Ivanovic of Serbia and Montenegro 7-6 6-4 on Thursday to reach the semi-finals of the Ordina Open in the Netherlands.
By Carmel Crimmins JOLO, Philippines (Reuters) - From the safety of a helicopter, the battlefield looks like paradise. Hillsides are lush with coconut trees and aquamarine waters lap golden sandbars.
PARIS (Reuters) - Marat Safin was fined the maximum $10,000 for refusing to attend a news conference after his first round defeat at the French Open on Tuesday, the International Tennis Federation said.
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australian Open champion Marat Safin's preparations for the defense of his title have taken a blow with the Russian's withdrawal from the Hopman Cup in Perth due to a long-standing knee injury.
The authorities in Kazakhstan, angered by a British comedian's satirical portrayal of a boorish, sexist and racist Kazakh television reporter, have pulled the plug on his alter ego's Web site.
By Olga Dzyubenko BISHKEK (Reuters) - Ex-Soviet Kyrgyzstan, still unstable after a coup earlier this year, could plunge into anarchy if authorities fail to tackle organized crime and chaotic protests, its top prosecutor said on Monday. The Central Asian nation of five million, host to a U.S.
The Bashkir Pony is an ancient breed of the former Soviet Union (USSR). The breed was developed by the Bashkir people during the seventh century and believed to be descendents of the steppe horse in Western Asia and the Bashkirian forest horse. The Bashkir is sometimes cross bred with breeds such as the Don, Budyonny or Ardennes to improve the quality. Other cross breeding has been done with the Russian Heavy Draft, Kazakh and Yakut horses. The pony has become a part of the local...
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