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Indian Wells: Serena Williams cruises to third round, Sloane Stephens stunned

* Swiss qualifier Vogele defeats Stephens in windy conditions * Williams hits 39 winners to defeat Azarenka * Halep, Ostapenko and Konta win in straight sets
DNA - Published

Qatar Open: Simona Halep cruises into quarter-final with easy win over Lesia Tsurenko; Elina Svitolina beats Jelena Ostapenko

Top seed Simona Halep eased into the Qatar Open quarter-finals with a 6-2 6-3 victory over Ukrainian Lesia Tsurenko on Wednesday.
Firstpost - Published

St Petersburg Ladies' Trophy: Second-seed Kiki Bertens dispatches Ysaline Bonaventure to enter quarter-finals

The 27-year-old Kiki Bertens will next meet Russia's Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, who upset sixth-seeded former French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko of Latvia 6-4, 6-4
Firstpost - Published

Simona Halep to begin 2019 season without coach

Top seed Halep, who has a bye into the Sydney second round, will face either Jelena Ostapenko or local hope Ashleigh Barty.
Zee News - Published

Hong Kong Open: Jelena Ostapenko suffers first round defeat against unseeded Kristina Kucova

Former French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko crashed out in three sets against outsider Kristina Kucova - who before Monday had not had a WTA main draw in more than a year - in the first round.
Firstpost - Published

China Open: Wang Qiang surprised with surge in form after 6-0, 6-0 demolition of Jelena Ostapenko

Wang Qiang is even being touted as a potential successor to double Grand Slam champion and China tennis icon Li Na who retired in 2014.
Firstpost - Published

'Very emotional' Naomi Osaka doesn't like being called 'cool'

Naomi Osaka is the reigning US Open champion, the first Japanese to win a Grand Slam singles title and a fast-rising star of tennis -- but do not call her cool. Osaka bolstered her growing fame as..
DNA - Published

Tennis: Gavrilova beats Ostapenko to reach Wuhan second round

Australia's Daria Gavrilova produced an inspired performance to defeat 10th seed Jelena Ostapenko 6-2 6-4 in the opening round of the Wuhan Open on Monday.
Reuters India - Published

US Open 2018: Maria Sharapova swats aside Jelena Ostapenko in straight sets, advances to fourth round

After some shaky moments in her first two matches, Sharapova charged through the opening set, aided by 27 unforced errors from 2017 French Open champion Ostapenko.
Firstpost - Published

US Open: Novak Djokovic makes light work of Richard Gasquet to reach last 16

Novak Djokovic enjoyed his first routine victory at this year's US Open at the third attempt on Sunday as the two-time champion eased into the fourth round with a 6-2 6-3 6-3 win over flamboyant..
DNA - Published

Maria Sharapova continues to enjoy US Open night shift, goes past Jelena Ostapenko 6-3, 6-2

Maria Sharapova continued to enjoy working the US Open night shift with a 6-3 6-2 humbling of 10th seeded Latvian Jelena Ostapenko in the third round on Saturday, improving her record to 22-0 under the..
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US Open: Aryna Sabalenka overpowers Petra Kvitova top seeds continue to perish

Fifth seed Petra Kvitova became the latest big name in the women's draw to crash out of the US Open when she lost to Aryna Sabalenka 7-5 6-1 at the Louis Armstrong Stadium on Sunday. The exit of the..
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US Open: Dominic Thiem comes from a set down to defeat Taylor Fritz in third round

Ninth seed Dominic Thiem fought back to defeat American Taylor Fritz 3-6 6-3 7-6(5) 6-4 and reach the fourth round of the US Open on Friday. The Austrian fired down 18 aces and broke Fritz five times..
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US Open: Rafael Nadal battles past Karen Khachanov in four tight sets

Rafael Nadal has feasted on Russian opposition in the past but Karen Khachanov nearly served up a major US Open upset on Friday, forcing the world number one to rally for a breathless 5-7 7-5 7-6(7)..
DNA - Published

US Open: Serena, Venus headline main event, here's the schedule for Day 5

Serena Williams takes on big sister Venus in the main event of day five at the US Open on Saturday, while defending men's champion Rafael Nadal and women's champion Sloane Stephens are also in action..
DNA - Published

US Open: Maria Sharapova sets up third-round clash with Jelena Ostapenko

Sharapova defeated Romanian Sorana Cirstea in straight-sets on Friday.
DNA - Published

US Open: Maria Sharapova edges past spirited Patty Schnyder in opening round

Maria Sharapova overcame a shaky start and survived a spirited fightback from Patty Schnyder to defeat the Swiss veteran 6-2 7-6(6) in the first round of the US Open on Wednesday. Five-times Grand..
DNA - Published

US Open: Angelique Kerber, Jelena Ostapenko advance with contrasting victories

Champion in 2016, Kerber's title defence ended almost before it began 12 months ago with the German suffering a 6-3 6-1 first round shellacking by Japan's 46th ranked Naomi Osaka.
DNA - Published

Rogers Cup: Hometown favourite Eugenie Bouchard falls in Montreal

The vocal support of the home crowd was not enough to carry Canadian Eugenie Bouchard into the second round of the Rogers Cup in Montreal on Tuesday as she fell 6-2 6-4 to Belgian Elise..
DNA - Published

Wimbledon - Women's Singles Final Preview: Angelique Kerber stands between Serena Williams and 8th title

Serena Williams has made a career out of defying adversity so it should be no great surprise if, 10 months after a complicated childbirth, she reclaims her Wimbledon title on Saturday. Germany's..
DNA - Published

Playing Serena Williams would have been my dream match: Martina Navratilova

Nine-time Wimbledon champion Martina Navratilova has said her "dream match" would have been on Centre Court against Serena Williams. Williams will claim an eighth singles crown at the All England..
DNA - Published

Highlights, Wimbledon 2018 women's semi-finals: Serena Williams breezes past Julia Goerges; Kerber beats Ostapenko

Catch all the LIVE scores and updates from Wimbledon 2018 ladies' singles semi-finals.
Firstpost - Published

Wimbledon 2018: Jelena Ostapenko believes she could play five-set matches at Grand Slams

Big-hitting Jelena Ostapenko believes she could comfortably play five-set matches at the Grand Slams - as long as they didn't stretch to epic proportions.
Firstpost - Published

Wimbledon 2018: Serena Williams serves up masterclass to reach final; Angelique Kerber gets past erratic Jelena Ostapenko

Serena Williams reached the final of Wimbledon with an emphatic victory over Julia Goerges and she will now face Angelique Kerber in the championship match.
Firstpost - Published

Wimbledon: Meghan Markle to support Serena Williams from Centre Court Royal Box during final

Serena Williams will be cheered on, albeit quietly and politely from the Royal Box, by her close friend Meghan Markle, the new Duchess of Sussex, during Saturday's Wimbledon final but when it comes to..
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Super-Mom Serena Williams through to 10th Wimbledon final

Serena Williams demonstrated that having a baby had not robbed her of any of her phenomenal tennis skills when she became the first mother in 38 years to reach the Wimbledon final, with a 6-2 6-4..
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Kerber in Wimbledon final as Ostapenko self-destructs

Germany's Angelique Kerber proved too solid for error-strewn Latvian Jelena Ostapenko to reach her second Wimbledon final with a 6-3, 6-3 victory on Thursday. - Published

Wimbledon: Angelique Kerber roars into final with straight-sets demolition of Jelena Ostapenko

The 30-year-old was gifted point after point as Ostapenko's aggressive game backfired in a blaze of unforced errors.
DNA - Published

Wimbledon 2018: Jelena Ostapenko, Daria Kasatkina end with contrasting results but enthrall fans with their natural game

The ladies' quarter-final day saw two players - Jelena Ostapenko and Daria Kasatkina - who always play with a unique sweeping style that can lead the spectators into gasps and astonishment.
Firstpost - Published

Wimbledon PHOTOS: Serena, Ostapenko, Kerber and Goerges enter semis

Serena Williams stayed on track for an eighth Wimbledon title as she fought back to beat Italian Camila Giorgi 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 in a fiercely contested quarter-final. - Published

Wimbledon: Serena Williams into semis after fighting back to beat Camila Giorgi

Serena Williams stayed on track for an eighth Wimbledon title as she fought back to beat Italian Camila Giorgi 3-6 6-3 6-4 in a fiercely contested quarter-final on Tuesday. For the first time in the..
DNA - Published

Wimbledon: Kei Nishikori predicts 'war' with Novak Djokovic in quarter-final

Kei Nishikori became the first Japanese man in 23 years to reach the Wimbledon quarter-finals and then predicted a "war" with Novak Djokovic to get to the last four. Nishikori, 28, overcame an arm..
DNA - Published

Jelena Ostapenko, Angelique Kerber storm into Wimbledon semi-finals

After more than a week of sizzling 30 degrees Celsius temperatures, the players struggled to find their range on a chilly and blustery Court One, where the 'feels like' temperature dipped to around the..
DNA - Published

'I'm just getting started': Serena Williams warns Wimbledon rivals after fourth round masterclass

Serena Williams has warned her Wimbledon rivals she is nowhere near her best despite powering into the quarter-finals without dropping a set. Williams is chasing an eighth Wimbledon crown and the..
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Wimbledon 2018: Dominika Cibulkova powers into quarter-finals with straight sets win against Hsieh Su-wei

Dominika Cibulkova continued her excellent run of form by beating Hsieh Su-wei, who beat Simona Halep in the last round. Cibulkova set up a match against twelfth seed Jelena Ostapenko with her victory.
Firstpost - Published

Wimbledon 2018: Jelena Ostapenko storms into quarter-final with straight-sets win over Aliaksandra Sasnovich

Latvian 12th seed Ostapenko came from 2-5 down in the first set to finish off Sasnovich, who had stunned two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova in the first round.
Firstpost - Published

Serena Williams emerges favourite in women's draw as second week begins at Wimbledon

Serena Williams was considered a 'dangerous floater' a week ago, but halfway through Wimbledon the American now looks favourite to win an eighth, and perhaps most special, title. The exodus of seeded..
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French Open: Simona Halep reveals inspiration behind maiden Grand Slam success

Newly-crowned French Open champion Simon Halep said she was inspired to win her first Grand Slam title by her manager Virginia Ruzici's feats 40 years ago at Roland Garros. Until Saturday, Ruzici's..
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French Open 2018: Will Simona Halep finally break her ‘final’ jinx?

She was leading 6-4, 3-0. She needed to hold her serve for just three more times. This was the closest she went to a Grand Slam title. The end result, however, was different. It was bitter for..
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French Open: Simona Halep tames Garbine Muguruza to reach third Roland Garros final

Top seed Simona Halep reached her third French Open final when she stopped hard-hitting Spaniard Garbine Muguruza in her tracks with a 6-1 6-4 semi-final victory on Thursday. The Romanian, who will..
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French Open Semi-final Preview: Simona Halep, Garbine Muguruza battle with No.1 ranking at stake

Simona Halep insists she feels "no pressure, no expectation" as she looks to reach a fourth Grand Slam final at the French Open. The 26-year-old Romanian tackles 2016 Roland Garros winner and reigning..
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French Open 2018, Day 1 highlights: From Jelena Ostapenko's bad day at the office to Marco Trungelliti's 1,000km road trip

From French Open defending champion Jelena Ostapenko's bad day at the office to lucky loser Marco Trungelliti's 1,000km road trip to sign up for the first round, here's a quick recap of Day one at..
Firstpost - Published

Flustered champion Jelena Ostapenko falls at first French Open hurdle

A flustered Jelena Ostapenko became only the sixth female Grand Slam champion to fall at the first hurdle of her title defence on Sunday when she lost to Kateryna Kozlova at the French Open.
Zee News - Published

French Open: Jelena Ostapenko makes shock 1st round exit

french open: jelena ostapenko makes shock 1st round exit
In French Open Tennis, defending champion Jelena Ostapenko has made a shock first round exit from the second Grand Slam of the season in Paris.
All India Radio - Published

French Open 2018: Defending champion Jelena Ostapenko ousted in 1st round; Johanna Konta loses to Yulia Putintseva

Jelena Ostapenko became only the second defending champion to lose in the first round of Roland Garros when she slumped to a shock 7-5, 6-3 defeat by Kateryna Kozlova.
Firstpost - Published

French Open 2018: Defending champion Jelena Ostapenko suffers shock defeat; Alexander Zverev enters 2nd round

Jelena Ostapenko became only the second defending champion to lose in the first round of Roland Garros when she slumped to a shock 7-5, 6-3 defeat by Kateryna Kozlova of Ukraine on Sunday
Firstpost - Published

French Open 2018: From Simona Halep to Garbine Muguruza, a look at female contenders for Roland Garros title

From World No 1 Simona Halep to defending champion Jelena Ostapenko, here's a look at the top female contenders for the Roland Garros title.
Firstpost - Published

French Open 2018: With serves and groundstrokes off the flanks failing her, Jelena Ostapenko learns a hard lesson

There was another lesson in history for Ostapenko at Roland Garros this year. She became the first French Open champion since 2004 winner Anastasia Myskina to lose in the first match of her title..
Firstpost - Published

French Open 2018: Defending champions Jelena Ostapenko rues 'terrible day at the office' after shock exit

Ostapenko served 13 double faults and made 48 unforced errors in an error-strewn display as she slumped to a shock 7-5, 6-3 loss to Kateryna Kozlova.
Firstpost - Published

French Open: Defending champion Ostapenko, Venus Williams crash out

[France], May 28 (ANI): Defending champion Jelena Ostapenko and American tennis star Venus Williams crashed out of the French Open in the first round itself, here on Sunday.
Sify - Published

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