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  • Kvitova, Bouchard steamroll into second round at US Open 5 days ago

    New York: Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova and runner-up Eugenie Bouchard launched their US Open campaigns with a bang, blasting their respective first-round opponents in quick fashion on Tuesday. Third-seeded Kvitova of the Czech Republic crushed Kristina Mladenovic of France 6-1, 6-0, while Bouchard was nearly as efficient in dismissing Olga Govortsova...
  • Serena Williams battles on in Cincinnati, Kvitova falls August 14, 2014

    World number on Serena Williams won a tense battle of US Open champions by taming Australia's Samantha Stosur 7-6 (7) 7-6 (7) on Wednesday to reach the third round of the Western and Southern Open in Cincinnati. Back in action for the first time since a semifinal loss to older sister...
  • Andrea Petkovic through, Samantha Stosur out at Stanford July 29, 2014

    Germany's Andrea Petkovic reached the second round of the Bank of the West Classic with a 6-1, 6-4 win over Croatia's Alja Tomljanovic on Monday and also benefited from the elimination of an experienced potential opponent in the next round. Petkovic dropped serve twice but produced six breaks of her own...
  • Wimbledon 2014: Stosur and Zimonjic claim mixed doubles title July 7, 2014

    Fifteenth seeds Samantha Stosur and Nenad Zimonjic claimed the mixed doubles title with a 6-4, 6-2 win against 14th seeds Chan Hao-Ching of Taiwan and Max Mirnyi of Belarus at Wimbledon on Sunday in the final match of the 2014 championships. For Australian Stosur, who exited the women's single draw in...
  • Malayalam film 'Bangalore Days' now to be remade in Tamil, Telugu, Hindi July 3, 2014

    Three cousins from Kerala go on to finding their dreams in the critically-acclaimed Malayalam film 'Bangalore Days'. Directed by 'Kerala Cafe' filmmaker Anjali Menon, 'Bangalore Days' revolves around the three cousins. Starring noted actors Dulquer Salmaan, Fahadh Faasil, Nivin Pauly, Nazriya Nazim, Parvathy Menon, Isha Talwar and Nithya Menen, the film...
  • Sharapova brushes aside Murray in first round at Wimbledon June 24, 2014

    London: French Open champion Maria Sharapova defeated British wild-card entry Samantha Murray 6-1, 6-0 on Tuesday in a first-round match at Wimbledon. The fifth-seeded Sharapova won her first Grand Slam title at the All England club 10 years ago as a 17-year-old and added her fifth last month in a...
  • Sharapova grinds down Stosur to reach French Open last eight June 2, 2014

    Paris: Maria Sharapova, seventh seed and last year's losing finalist, won the last nine games of the match to sweep past Australia's Samantha Stosur 3-6, 6-4, 6-0 into the French Open's quarter-finals on Sunday. The 19th seed outfought and outfired the former world No.1 in the first set and held her...
  • Germany storm into Fed Cup final April 20, 2014

    Brisbane: Germany sealed their place in the Fed Cup final by taking an unbeatable 3-0 lead over Australia when Angelique Kerber beat Sam Stosur in three sets on Sunday. Kerber overcame a slow start to win 4-6, 6-0, 6-4 and put Germany into their first Fed Cup final since 1992, when...
  • Fed Cup semi: Stosur to lead Australia vs Germany April 9, 2014

    Brisbane: Samantha Stosur will lead Australia in its Fed Cup semi-final against Germany beginning April 19 in Brisbane. Australia captain Alicia Molik said on Wednesday that Casey Dellacqua, Ashleigh Barty and Storm Sanders were also in the team for the two-day contest at Pat Rafter Arena. Australia and Germany have met 12...
  • Artist's work shows Barbie as a victim of domestic violence, with a bloody lip and a black eye February 25, 2014

    Artist Samantha Humphreys has documented a series of disturbing pictures of domestic violence using an icon of female perfection - the Barbie. The series 'What If?' by Humphreys was featured in the Speaking Out Exhibition at Embrace Arts, University of Leicester. Since then, the series has been receiving worldwide media...
  • UTV to co-produce Suriya's Tamil film 'Anjaan' January 15, 2014

    Chennai: On the occasion of Pongal, UTV Motion Pictures Tuesday announced it will co-produce actor Suriya Sivakumar's upcoming Tamil action-thriller 'Anjaan', which is also being produced by Thirrupathi Brothers. 'Anjaan', which means stranger, is being directed by N. Lingusamy. "We are extremely delighted to continue our strong relationship with N. Lingusamy's Thirrupathi...
  • Sonakshi Sinha approached for a special song in Suriya's next January 9, 2014

    Chennai: Bollywood actress Sonakshi Sinha, who was recently approached with an offer to shake a leg with Suriya Sivakumar in his upcoming yet-untitled Tamil thriller, has expressed interest in it, says director N.Lingusamy. "We did approach Sonakshi for a special song, which is not an item number in the film. She...
  • Stosur, del Potro warm up for Australian open with tough wins January 8, 2014

    Sydney: Former US Open champions Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina and Samantha Stosur of Australia rallied to win their second-round matches against tough French opponents Wednesday at Australian Open warm-up tournaments. Del Potro beat Nicolas Mahut 1-6, 6-3, 6-4 at the Sydney International, while Stosur saved two match points and...
  • Jhumpa Lahiri, Samantha Shannon to attend Jaipur Literature Festival November 26, 2013

    Pulitzer Prize winner Jhumpa Lahiri, British writer Samantha Shannon, actor Irrfan Khan and boxer Mary Kom, besides noted historians, literary critics and activists will attend the Jaipur Literature Festival 2014 being organised at Jaipur in 2014. The seventh edition of the five-day festival, home to all bookworms and literary lovers, will...
  • David Cameron celebrates Diwali with his wife Samantha November 5, 2013

    Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron celebrated Diwali with his wife Samantha Cameron at Swaminarayan temple in London. While Cameron stuck to his usual attire of suit, shirt and tie, his wife tried to blend in the festive mood in a spectacular saree. ...
  • Simona Halep beats Samantha Stosur to win Tournament of Champions November 4, 2013

    Sofia: Romanian Simona Halep battled back from a set down to beat former US Open champion Samantha Stosur 2-6, 6-2, 6-2 in a thrilling Tournament of Champions final on Sunday to capture her sixth title of the year. Winning the season-ending WTA event at the Armeets Arena in Sofia earned the...
  • Ivanovic beats Stosur at Tournament of Champions November 1, 2013

    Sofia: Ana Ivanovic overcame Sam Stosur 6-2, 5-7, 6-2 on Thursday for her second straight victory in the group stage at the season-ending WTA Tournament of Champions. The two-time tournament winner played very aggressively to win the opening set in just 30 minutes. Stosur then broke Ivanovic's serve in the second...
  • 'Attarintiki Daaredhi' Diwali gift - Six minutes additional footage October 30, 2013

    Chennai: Telugu action-drama 'Attarintiki Daaredhi' is marching towards the Rs.100 crore mark and its makers have now decided to add six minutes of footage from Thursday as a Diwali gift to Pawan Kalyan fans. Made for Rs.52 crore, the film, directed by Trivikram, has reportedly minted Rs.71 crore worldwide so far....
  • AD success lands Pranitha a film with Junior NTR October 28, 2013

    Chennai: The success of recently released Pawan Kalyan-starrer Telugu action-drama 'Attarintiki Daaredhi' (AD) has made Pranitha an overnight star. She has bagged a plum role in Junior NTR's 'Rabhasa', which also features Samantha Ruth Prabhu. Pranitha, who played one of the heroines in AD, has previously worked in two low-budget Telugu...
  • Samantha Ruthu Prabhu keen on working with Sudeep October 23, 2013

    New Delhi: Samantha Ruth Prabhu, one of the busiest actresses in the Tamil and Telugu film industry, is interested in acting in a Kannada film with Kiccha Sudeep. At a recent event, Samantha said that the best actress award which she bagged for Telugu movie Eega also belonged to Sudeep....
  • Did Siddharth present a ring to Samantha? October 22, 2013

    New Delhi: Samantha has a reason to rejoice. Having participated in multiple popular projects, Samantha has emerged as one of the bankable stars. Samantha, who was recently spotted at a success event of her Telugu movie 'Attarntiki Daredi', looked flattering in a polka dot outfit. While the actress was busy...
  • Richard Gasquet, Simona Halep win Kremlin Cup titles October 20, 2013

    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 Australia...
  • Samantha Stosur reaches final at Kremlin Cup October 19, 2013

    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 couldn't...
  • Stosur to face Kuznetsova in Kremlin Cup semis October 18, 2013

    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 champion...
  • Stosur, Ivanovic reach Kremlin Cup quarter-finals October 17, 2013

    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 seven...
  • Samantha Stosur, Svetlana Kuznertsova advance at Kremlin Cup October 16, 2013

    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 dangerous opponent,"...
  • Samantha Stosur to face Eugenie Bouchard in Japan Open final October 12, 2013

    Osaka: Samantha Stosur swept past American teenager Madison Keys and into the final of the Japan Open after a powerful performance in Osaka on Saturday. Australian Stosur, the No.3 seed and winner of this tournament four years ago, held all of her service games and gave Keys barely a chance of...
  • 'Ramayya Vasthavayya' review: This Telugu film doesn't offer anything new October 12, 2013

    Cast: Junior NTR, Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Shruti Haasan, Mukesh Rishi, Rohini Hattangadi Director: Harish Shankar Rating: 1 out of 5 It is probably only in India that we pay good money to get our sane minds assaulted by films such as 'Gabbar Singh', 'Mirchi' and now, 'Ramayya Vasthavayya' (RV). When was the last...
  • Stosur, Keys, Bouchard, Nara in Japan Open semis October 11, 2013

    Osaka: Former champion Samantha Stosur reached the Japan Open semifinals, beating Misaki Doi of Japan 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 on Friday. Awaiting the third-seeded Stosur on Saturday is American teenager Madison Keys, who advanced to her first WTA semifinals with a 6-3, 6-1 victory over China's Zheng Jie. In the other semi,...