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2006-08-13 02:14:30

By Mark Lamport-Stokes CARSON, California (Reuters) - The prospect of a dream Los Angeles Open final between top seed Maria Sharapova and twice champion Serena Williams evaporated on Saturday when both players were upset in the semi-finals.

2006-07-09 10:42:34

By Martyn Herman LONDON (Reuters) - Rafael Nadal kept alive his hopes of a first Wimbledon title on Sunday when he won a third set tiebreak after Roger Federer had opened a two-set lead.

2006-07-09 09:54:47

By Martyn Herman LONDON (Reuters) - World number one Roger Federer edged close to a fourth Wimbledon title on Sunday, opening a 6-0 7-6 lead against Spain's Rafael Nadal in the final.

2006-06-30 08:43:18

By Martyn Herman LONDON (Reuters) - When long-haired teenager Andre Agassi made his Wimbledon debut in 1987 he won just five games in his first round defeat by Henri Leconte and could barely disguise his contempt for the All England Club traditions.

2006-06-28 08:23:10

LONDON (Reuters) - Maria Sharapova marked her return to her favorite hunting ground at Wimbledon by thrashing Israel's Anna Smashnova 6-2 6-0 in the first round on Wednesday. The 2004 champion signaled her title aspirations by condemning Smashnova to her 10th first-round exit here in 12 visits.

2006-05-09 11:38:56

(Please read in first para ... on Tuesday. Corrects day of the week) Corrected repeat follows ROME (Reuters) - Second seed Rafael Nadal began his bid for back-to-back Rome Masters titles when he edged out fellow Spaniard Carlos Moya 6-1 2-6 6-2 on Tuesday.

2006-05-09 11:44:41

ROME (Reuters) - Second seed Rafael Nadal began his bid for back-to-back Rome Masters titles when he edged out fellow Spaniard Carlos Moya 6-1 2-6 6-2 on Tuesday.

2006-03-05 20:42:10

By Matthew Cronin LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - James Blake recorded a shock 7-5 2-6 6-3 win over top seed Lleyton Hewitt in the final of the Tennis Channel Open on Sunday.

2005-10-09 08:01:00

By Barry Wood FILDERSTADT, Germany (Reuters) - Lindsay Davenport claimed the 50th singles title of her career on Sunday when she defeated Amelie Mauresmo of France 6-2 6-4 in the final of the Filderstadt Grand Prix.

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2005-09-10 09:25:00

Moon tennis is going to differ from Earth tennis in many ways. For example: In the Moon's lower gravity, only 1/6th Earth's, lobs will fly six times higher and hang six times longer. Thirsty? Hit a lob. While it's in flight you can go get a drink of water.


Word of the Day
scriggle
  • To writhe; struggle or twist about with more or less force; wriggle.
  • To scribble, jot.
The word 'scriggle' is likely an alteration of 'wiggle'.
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