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  • Richard Gasquet, Simona Halep win Kremlin Cup titles 20-10-2013 06:41 PM

    Moscow: Top-seeded Richard Gasquet of France won the 10th title of his career by rallying to beat qualifier Mikhail Kukushkin of Kazakhstan 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 in the final of the Kremlin Cup on Sunday. Simona Halep of Romania claimed the fifth title of her career by beating Samantha Stosur of...
  • Samantha Stosur reaches final at Kremlin Cup 19-10-2013 05:15 PM

    Moscow: Samantha Stosur and Simona Halep advanced to the final of the Kremlin Cup with straight-sets victories Sunday. Stosur proceeded to her second straight final by beating her doubles partner Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-2, 6-4, while Halep routed Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-2, 6-1 to advance to her fifth final this season. Kuznetsova...
  • Stosur to face Kuznetsova in Kremlin Cup semis 18-10-2013 06:22 PM

    Moscow: Samantha Stosur and doubles partner Svetlana Kuznetsova will meet in the Kremlin Cup semifinals after both players won in straight sets Friday. Stosur extended her unbeaten run to eight matches by defeating former No. 1 player Ana Ivanovic 7-5, 6-4. Kuznetsova eliminated second-seeded Roberta Vinci 6-2, 6-3. Defending men's...
  • Stosur, Ivanovic reach Kremlin Cup quarter-finals 17-10-2013 05:28 PM

    Moscow: Former Grand Slam champions Ana Ivanovic and Samantha Stosur advanced to the Kremlin Cup quarterfinals with straight-sets victories on Thursday to set up a rematch of last year's semi-final. The former top-ranked Ivanovic beat Klara Zakopalova 6-3, 6-1, while former U.S. Open winner Stosur extended her winning streak to...
  • Samantha Stosur, Svetlana Kuznertsova advance at Kremlin Cup 16-10-2013 09:31 PM

    Moscow: Seventh-seeded Samantha Stosur advanced to the second round of the Kremlin Cup by beating Kaia Kanepi 6-3, 6-1 on Wednesday. Stosur, coming off her second title this season and fifth of her career, converted four of 11 break opportunities. "I played really well today and Kaia was a really...
  • Carla Suarez Navarro advances at Kremlin Cup 15-10-2013 11:05 PM

    Moscow: Carla Suarez Navarro advanced to the second round of the Kremlin Cup with a 6-4, 6-3 victory over lucky-loser Vera Dushevina on Tuesday. The sixth-seeded Spaniard, who is looking for her maiden title, broke the Russian in the 10th game of the first set and went up 3-0 in...
  • Svetlana Kuznetsova advances at Kremlin Cup 14-10-2013 10:51 PM

    Moscow: Svetlana Kuznetsova advanced to the second round of the Kremlin Cup by beating Lesia Tsurenko 7-5, 6-2 on Monday. The eighth-seeded Kuznetsova, a two-time Grand Slam champion from Russia, won five consecutive games in the second set and served for the match at love. "I haven't been playing at...
  • Sergiy Stakhovsky, Alize Cornet advance at Kremlin Cup 14-10-2013 08:00 PM

    Moscow: Sergiy Stakhovsky and Alize Cornet advanced to the second round of the Kremlin Cup with straight-set victories on Monday. Stakhovsky upset seventh-seeded Joao Sousa 6-4, 6-3, while Cornet ousted Ukrainian teenager Elina Svitolina 7-5, 6-3. Stakhovsky won seven consecutive games to rally from 4-1 down in the first set...
  • Russia will not extradite Snowden to US, says Putin 04-09-2013 04:19 PM

    President Vladimir Putin has said Russia will not extradite former US intelligence employee Edward Snowden back to the US as the two countries do not have an agreement on mutual extradition of criminals. "The problem is not that we defended Snowden. We are not defending him in any way," Putin...
  • Wozniacki, Seppi win titles in Moscow 21-10-2012 09:35 PM

    Moscow: Caroline Wozniacki won her 20th career title on Sunday beating Samantha Stosur of Australia 6-2, 4-6, 7-5 in the final of the Kremlin Cup. The former top-ranked Dane has fallen to No. 11 but is showing signs of returning to her best after also winning in Seoul in September...
  • PM raises Gorshkov aircraft carrier issue with Russia 17-12-2011 12:11 PM

    Moscow: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has raised with Russia the issue of delay in the delivery of Admiral Gorshkov aircraft carrier to the Indian navy, saying it was important for India that the ship arrives in time. The Gorshkov issue was raised by the Prime Minister during the 12th Indo-Russian...
  • Russians vote in election test for Putin 04-12-2011 11:08 AM

    Vladivostok: Vladimir Putin's ruling party could see its vast parliamentary majority cut back in elections that began on Sunday in the icy tundra and sparsely-populated swathes of Russia's far east. At polling stations from the Arctic to the shores of the Pacific Ocean, the election will indicate the scope of...
  • Putin warns West as he launches presidential bid 28-11-2011 09:19 AM

    Moscow: Prime Minister Vladimir Putin sternly warned the West not to interfere in Russia's elections, as he launched his campaign to reclaim the presidency in a speech on Sunday before thousands of flag-waving supporters. Putin stepped down in 2008 after two presidential terms, but kept his hold on power. He...
  • Putin set to assume Russian Presidency in 2012 27-11-2011 07:47 PM

    Moscow: Vladimir Putin is set to assume Russian Presidentship in 2012 for a record third term after the ruling United Russia party on Sunday nominated him for the powerful post, a move that could keep him in power through 2024 and turn him into country's longest-serving leader. "I am grateful...
  • Tipsarevic, Cibulkova win Kremlin Cup titles 23-10-2011 11:33 PM

    Moscow: Top-seeded Janko Tipsarevic beat defending champion Viktor Troicki 6-4, 6-2 in the first ever all-Serb ATP final to win the Kremlin Cup on Sunday, while Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia won her first career WTA title, rallying to beat Kaia Kanepi of Estonia 3-6, 7-6 (1), 7-5 for the women's...
  • Sick Bartoli gifts Radwanska spot in WTA finals 21-10-2011 08:43 PM

    Moscow: Agnieszka Radwanska secured the last remaining spot in the season-ending WTA Championships without hitting a ball after Marion Bartoli retired from her Kremlin Cup quarter-final with an illness on Friday. Kremlin Cup organisers said the Frenchwoman was forced to withdraw from her match against Russia's Elena Vesnina after suffering...
  • Vladimir Putin to return as Russian president 24-09-2011 05:31 PM

    Moscow: Vladimir Putin declared on Saturday he was ready to return to the Russian presidency after current head of state Dmitry Medvedev announced he would bow to his mentor at March's election. Ending months of speculation over which of them will be president, Medvedev proposed Putin, now prime minister, at...
  • Pro-Kremlin group luring youth with spy luster 23-12-2010 10:59 AM

    Moscow: Russian celebrity spy Anna Chapman turned political activist on Wednesday to rally youth support for Vladimir Putin's United Russia party as it prepares for parliamentary elections next year. The red-haired Russian agent has made a public name for herself, posing in slinky lingerie, showing up at a space launch...
  • Kremlin hi-tech hub to partner with Nokia-Siemens 10-12-2010 12:40 PM

    Moscow: Telecom gear maker Nokia Siemens Networks is set to become the latest foreign company to pledge its support to the Kremlin's new flagship technology hub near Moscow, the head of the hub said on Thursday. Skolkovo, launched earlier this year as part of President Dmitry Medvedev's drive to modernise...
  • Azarenka, Kirilenko in final of Kremlin Cup 23-10-2010 07:45 PM

    Moscow: Victoria Azarenka of Belarus and local favorite Maria Kirilenko advanced to the Kremlin Cup final with straight-sets victories on Saturday. In the first semifinal, second-seeded Azarenka beat eighth-seeded Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez of Spain 6-3, 6-3 to book her fourth appearance in a final this season. Kirilenko reached her...
  • Bopanna-Qureshi knocked out of Kremlin Cup 23-10-2010 04:00 PM

    Moscow: Top seeds Rohan Bopanna of India and Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi of Pakistan crashed out of the $ 1,000,000 Kremlin Cup quarterfinals with a 4-6, 5-7 loss to Serbia's Janko Tipsarevic and Viktor Troicki on Friday. The win came in 68 minutes for the Serbians, whose previous best results came in...
  • Azarenka eases into Kremlin Cup semis 23-10-2010 08:55 AM

    Moscow: Second seed Victoria Azarenka reached the Kremlin Cup semi-finals with a 6-1 6-3 thrashing of home hope Alisa Kleybanova on Friday. The powerful Belarussian, known for her loud grunting on the court, dispatched the seventh-seeded Russian in less than 100 minutes to set up a Saturday clash with Spanish...
  • Jankovic, Tsonga lose in Kremlin Cup openers 22-10-2010 08:56 AM

    Moscow: Top seed Jelena Jankovic went out of the Kremlin Cup at the first hurdle in a 6-1 6-2 thrashing by little-known Kazakh teenager Zarina Diyas on Thursday. Serbia's former world number one, who had a bye in the first round, looked out of sorts from the start, committing numerous...
  • Dmitry Medvedev, the man behind the politician 07-05-2008 05:02 PM

    Karachi: Former Pakistan captain Rashid Latif on Thursday lashed out at cricket's oldest club, Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), for contemplating a tour of war-torn Afghanistan at the expense of Pakistan. I am shocked at MCC's double standard, Latif told AFP. Even Afghanistan's team don't practise in their country because of...
  • Vaidisova beats Mauresmo at Kremlin Cup 14-10-2006 06:52 PM

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