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Eugenie Bouchard vs Simona Halep: Flirty fan catches rival’s eye

[ad_1] Eugenie Bouchard’s mission to climb back up the WTA rankings almost took a giant step forward today before she was narrowly defeated in a tight contest in the UAE.Reigning French Open champion and World No. 2 Simona Halep was made to work against the player who sits 77 places below her on the rankings board, claiming a hard-fought 7-6 (7-4) 6-4 win at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships.Bouchard
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Tennis 2019: Roger Federer, 100th career title, Dubai Championship final result

[ad_1] Roger Federer described winning his 100th career title as a “special, magical” achievement on Saturday but the 37-year-old insists he won’t obsess over passing Jimmy Connors’ all-time men’s record of 109.Federer reached the landmark with a ruthless 6-4, 6-4 dismantling of Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas in the Dubai Championship final, his eighth trophy at the Gulf event.His 100th title comes 18 years after he captured his first in Milan.Federer makes
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Roger Federer puts foot down after Novak Djokovic coup, Chris Kermode

[ad_1] Roger Federer has put the heat on tennis powerbrokers to provide clarity about what the future holds after a tumultuous week that saw ATP President Chris Kermode ousted.The war that has been playing out in the backroom of men’s tennis — and was brought into the spotlight at the Australian Open in January — came to a messy ending on Friday when it was announced Kermode would not be
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Miami Open: Ashleigh Barty beats Samantha Stosur, video, highlights, report

[ad_1] Ashleigh Barty has progressed to the fourth of the Miami Open after winning the All-Australian showdown against Samantha Stosur in straight sets. In the second career meeting between the two players it was the nation’s top- ranked player, Barty, who came out on top against former US Open champion Stosur, with a comprehensive 6-0 6-3 win in just 58 minutes.World No.2 Petra Kvitova was extended to three sets before
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WTA Miami Open 2019 final: Ashleigh Barty defeats Karolina Pliskova

[ad_1] Ashleigh Barty’s transformation is complete after the Australian defeated Czech seventh seed Karolina Pliskova 7-6 (7/1) 6-3 Saturday to win the biggest singles title of her career at the WTA Miami Open. The 22-year-old Aussie quit tennis five years ago after finding the mental grind of the tour too much to bear, turning to professional cricket in a bid to find sporting happiness.Barty, however, knew she had the tennis
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Nick Kyrgios helps a random woman push her broken-down car all the way home

[ad_1] He cops a lot of criticism, does Nick Kyrgios, so it’s only fair to point out his virtues, too.And he certainly showed a more compassionate side to his tempestuous personality on Anzac Day.The 35th-ranked tennis star was driving along minding his own business while in his home town of Canberra after finishing a practice sesson on a rare break from travelling the world when he noticed two people pushing
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Madrid Open 2019: Rafael Nadal def by Stefanos Tsitsipas, score, result, video, highlights

[ad_1] Rafael Nadal’s slump on clay continued with a 6-4, 2-6, 6-3 loss to ninth-ranked Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece in the semi-finals of the Madrid Open. It was the third straight semifinal elimination for Nadal, and the first time the Spaniard has missed out on a final on clay through the first week of May since 2004, per Ben Rothenberg.Tsitsipas will try to win his third title of the year
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Italian Open: Rafael Nadal defeats Novak Djokovic, score, result, video, highlights

[ad_1] Rafael Nadal is right back where he wants to be. After losing in the semi-finals of three straight clay-court tournaments, Nadal dominated for stretches against his longtime rival, Novak Djokovic, in a 6-0, 4-6, 6-1 win for a record-extending ninth Italian Open title.“You were asking for titles. Finally I have a title,” Nadal told reporters. “Here we are. Important title, important moment.”Stream over 50 sports live & anytime on
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Tennis: Alex Popyrin at French Open, Round 1 draw, Australians

[ad_1] Wildcard Alexei Popyrin has fought from a set down to oust local hope Ugo Humbert and launch Australia’s French Open charge in fighting fashion.The 19-year-old, who won the junior crown on his last visit to Paris two years ago, defied a vocal home crowd in an impressive 3-6 6-3 7-6 (12-10) 6-3 victory.The world No.109 is the only Australian in action on the opening day at Roland Garros, with
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French Open 2019: Roger Federer, Oscar Otte result, Casper Ruud, Christian Ruud, to face son of 1999 Roland Garros rival

[ad_1] Roger Federer reached the third round of Roland Garros, setting up a clash with Casper Ruud, the son of a player who featured in the 1999 French Open when the Swiss star made his debut.Federer eased to a 6-4, 6-3, 6-4 win over German lucky loser Oscar Otte, the world number 144, to make the third round for the 15th time.Next up for the third seed is a clash