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2009-05-17 15:51:02

Wimbledon officials unveiled the facility's retractable roof Sunday with former tennis stars playing exhibition matches. The roof was built to limit the frequent rain delays that occur at the second of the sport's Grand Slam tournaments. With rain falling outside, a crowd of 15,000 spectators saw Andre Agassi, his wife Steffi Graf, Tim Henman and Kim Clijsters play mixed doubles and singles matches, the BBC reported. So often do we just wait around (during rain delays), said five-time...

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2009-03-26 08:43:01

Kim Clijsters, who was the top-ranked women's player in 2003, ended her two-year retirement from competitive tennis Thursday at a news conference in Belgium. The hunger is back. I look forward to the challenge, she said. The decision was hardly a surprise. Clijsters said earlier in the week she was having the news conference and had agreed before that to play for St. Louis of the World Team Tennis league this summer. She also said she'd play in a series of exhibitions scheduled in May to...

2009-03-25 13:37:25

Former World No. 1 women's tennis player Kim Clijsters is on the verge of returning to the circuit following her unexpected retirement in May 2007. Clijsters, 25, has scheduled a Thursday news conference in Belgium. She earlier said she would play this summer for the St. Louis Aces in the Advanta World Team Tennis Pro League. The native of Belgium married American Brian Lynch shortly after retiring and gave birth to a daughter, Jada, in February 2008. She was the top-ranked player in women's...

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2009-02-24 10:42:54

A series of exhibition matches featuring Andre Agassi and Steffi Graf has been scheduled for the new roof-covered center court at Wimbledon. Agassi and Graf will be joined by Kim Clijsters and Tim Henman for matches May 17, about five weeks before the 2009 Wimbledon tournament kicks off. Officials said there will be one men's singles match, a women's singles match and a mixed doubles match. I have great memories of playing at Wimbledon and to be among the first to play under the new center...

2008-07-04 09:00:02

By PAUL NEWMAN For a while it was the talk of tennis. Did the Williams family have agreements over who would win when Serena and Venus played each other? The family always denied it and the controversy all but died when Serena started to get the better of her elder sister on a regular basis, but it reopened here yesterday when Elena Dementieva, looking ahead to tomorrow's all-Williams final, said: "For sure it's going to be a family decision." The Women's Tennis Association later issued a...

2006-08-30 21:07:23

By Steve Ginsburg NEW YORK (Reuters) - Third seed Maria Sharapova used a dominant serve and laser-like groundstrokes to crush Dutch teenager Michaella Krajicek 6-3 6-0 and advance to the second round of the U.S. Open on Wednesday. Sharapova, donning a sparkling black playing outfit, fired 10 aces and was successful on 82 percent of her first serves to defeat Krajicek in 59 minutes. "I actually didn't think I was hitting my serve big but I was placing it really well," said Sharapova....

2006-08-23 10:56:39

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - World number two Kim Clijsters may return earlier than expected as a scan on her wrist suggested the injury could heal more quickly, a source close to the player said on Wednesday. "She had the scan today (Wednesday) and she will probably be out for about six weeks," the source told Reuters. "But she seems more positive and could return a little earlier than first thought." The Belgian had initially feared she would be out of action for at least two months. The...

2006-08-22 22:38:56

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Defending men's champion Roger Federer and women's world number one Amelie Mauresmo have been named as the top seeds for the U.S. Open, which begins at Flushing Meadows on Monday. World number one Federer is looking to become only the third man in the Open era, after John McEnroe and Ivan Lendl, to win the title three years in succession. Rafael Nadal, the world number two and French Open champion, is seeded second, while Ivan Ljubicic of Croatia and Argentine...

2006-08-22 22:36:39

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Defending men's champion Roger Federer and women's world number one Amelie Mauresmo have been named as the top seeds for the U.S. Open, which begins at Flushing Meadows on Monday. World number one Federer is looking to become only the third man in the Open era, after John McEnroe and Ivan Lendl, to win the title three years in succession. Rafael Nadal, the world number two and French Open champion, is seeded second, while Ivan Ljubicic of Croatia and Argentine...

2006-08-22 13:00:34

By Darren Ennis BRUSSELS (Reuters) - World number two Kim Clijsters has rejected rumors that she will retire from tennis following her latest injury setback and hopes to return to action on home soil in October, sources close to the player said on Tuesday. Clijsters will undergo a scan in Belgium on Wednesday on her injured wrist, which has ruled her out of action for at least two months. The Belgian's injury on her left wrist means she will be unable to defend her title at the U.S....


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caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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