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  • Australian Open: Djokovic and Serena advance, Kvitova knocked out 13 hours 38 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Novak Djokovic fine-tuned his voice and his game at the Australian Open on Saturday, advancing to the fourth round with a straight-sets win over Fernando Verdasco and then urging the crowd of 15,000 to sing Happy Birthday to his mother back home. After his 7-6 (8), 6-3, 6-4 win, the...
  • Serena Williams starts slow but reaches 4th round at Australian Open 23 hours 32 minutes ago

    Melbourne: A frustrated Serena Williams was a picture of torment for a set and a half before she found her range to fend off Elina Svitolina 4-6 6-2 6-0 and reach the fourth round of the Australian Open on Saturday. The top seed entered Rod Laver Arena with a frown and...
  • Venus Williams into 4th round at Australian Open Yesterday

    Melbourne: Venus Williams has reached the fourth round at a Grand Slam tournament for the first time since Wimbledon in 2011, coming back from a set and a break down to beat Camila Giorgi 4-6, 7-6 (3), 6-1 on Saturday. The seven-time major winner couldn't contain her delight after the win...
  • Williams, Force India launch new cars for 2015 Yesterday

    Williams and Force India became the first Formula One teams to take the covers off their cars for 2015, revealing Wednesday the most significant design change from last season: a new front. Technical regulations in F1 have been remained stable except for the requirement to change the nose of the cars,...
  • Novak Djokovic, Stan Wawrinka join Williams sisters in 3rd round in Australia 2 days ago

    Melbourne: Top-ranked Serena Williams fended off three set points before going on a 10-game roll to beat Vera Zvonareva 7-5, 6-0 and move into the third round of the Australian Open. Men's No. 1 Novak Djokovic had an easier run, spending a minute less than Williams on Rod Laver Arena in...
  • Williams sisters withdraw from doubles at Australian Open 3 days ago

    Melbourne: Serena and Venus Williams have pulled out of women's doubles at the Australian Open, where they've won four titles. The Williams sisters were scheduled to play their first-round match on Wednesday against Anabel Medina Garrigues of Spain and Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakhstan. A tournament official confirmed that the Williams sisters had...
  • Serena, Djokovic advance to 2nd round at Australian Open 4 days ago

    Serena Williams claims to suffer from nerves and jitters before her first-round matches at the Grand Slams. She certainly didn't show it, winning her first set in 21 minutes on Tuesday night on the way to a 6-0, 6-4 win over Alison Van Uytvanck at the Australian Open. The 18-time major winner...
  • World Cup 2015: What to expect from the minnows 4 days ago

    The cricket World Cup over the years has been a place for the minnows where you can showcase your talent, although giving an opportunity to a side after every four years neither does any good to their confidence nor does it help their cricket grow. Some of the minnows, like...
  • Serena Williams eases into Australian Open second round 4 days ago

    Melbourne: Serena Williams was dragged into a second set scrap by unheralded Belgian Alison Van Uytvanck but put down the minor threat with some powerful serving to reach the second round of the Australian Open with a 6-0 6-4 win on Tuesday. Having roared through the first set, Williams was on...
  • Australian Open preview: Tired, frustrated, patchy Serena still favourite 6 days ago

    Melbourne: Serena Williams' Australian Open preparations included smashing a racquet in frustration, complaining of fatigue and losing to players she had never lost to before, yet she is still the favourite to claim her sixth title at Melbourne Park. The 33-year-old had a terrible buildup to the season-opening grand slam while...
  • Serena Williams wants Australian Open title 'more than anyone else' 1 week ago

    Melbourne: Serena Williams enters the Australian Open as a strong favourite to lift the Daphne Akhurst Memorial Cup, but is also aware that a sixth Melbourne Park title has now eluded her for five years. "I've been going for number six for a number of years now," the world number one...
  • Shaky Serena Williams still Australian Open favourite January 16, 2015

    Melbourne: Serena Williams remains the red-hot favourite for the Australian Open, despite some patchy form in the lead up to her campaign for a 19th career Grand Slam. Arch-rival Maria Sharapova is again expected to be the American's main challenger, with injuries marring the preparation of other leading hopefuls including Simona...
  • Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams top seeds in Australian Open January 14, 2015

    Melbourne: World No.1s Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams were Wednesday installed as the top seeds of their respective draws for Australian Open Jan 19-Feb 1. Four-time Melbourne Park winner Djokovic, 27, will be looking to atone for a quarter-final exit at last year's event at the hands of eventual champion Stanislas...
  • Serena Williams loses 2 of 4 singles matches at Hopman Cup January 11, 2015

    Perth: While her older sister Venus was winning the WTA event in Auckland, New Zealand, Serena Williams was losing two of four singles matches at the Hopman Cup - and then her cool in the final. Serena's week started with ordering a coffee court-side after being shut out 6-0 in her...
  • Radwanska downs Serena, powers Poland to Hopman Cup title January 10, 2015

    Agnieszka Radwanska showed why she should be considered among the favourites for the Australian Open later this month by beating world number one Serena Williams and helping Poland to its first Hopman Cup title in Perth on Saturday. World number five Radwanska claimed a 6-4 6-7(3) 6-1 win to put her...
  • Venus Williams beats Caroline Wozniacki to win ASB Classic January 10, 2015

    Auckland: Venus Williams turned back the clock with a vintage performance to beat Caroline Wozniacki 2-6, 6-3, 6-3 in Saturday's final of the ASB Classic, displaying her advanced preparation for the upcoming Australian Open. Wozniacki swept through the first set in 30 minutes on the back of a series of unforced...
  • Caroline Wozniacki, Venus Williams advance to set up Auckland showdown January 9, 2015

    Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki and the evergreen Venus Williams won their semi-finals at the Auckland Classic on Friday to set up a final showdown between two former world number ones. Wozniacki advanced to her 38th WTA career final with a hard-fought 4-6 6-3 6-4 victory over Czech Barbora Zahlavova Strycova. Then Williams,...
  • Sluggish Serena downs Safarova in Hopman Cup thriller January 8, 2015

    The promised "two thousand times better" improvement did not materialise as a sluggish Serena Williams eked out a narrow 6-3, 6-7 (1), 7-6 (6) win over Lucie Safarova at the Hopman Cup in Perth on Thursday. Williams belted 41 winners, eight more than Safarova, but also committed 46 unforced errors in...
  • Wozniacki, Venus remain on Auckland collision course January 8, 2015

    Caroline Wozniacki and Venus Williams remained on course for an early season heavyweight showdown after winning their quarter-finals at the Auckland Classic on Thursday. The top seeded Wozniacki overcame Julia Goerges 6-4 6-4 while Williams saw off Elena Vesnina 6-2 6-4. Wozniacki faces Barbora Zahlavova Strycova in Friday's semi-finals and...
  • Caroline Wozniacki, Venus Williams advance to Auckland quarters January 7, 2015

    Top seed Caroline Wozniacki and Venus Williams advanced to the Auckland Classic quarter-finals and kept alive the hopes of an anticipated final between the pair in dramatically contrasting circumstances on Wednesday. Denmark's Wozniacki had to battle back from a 5-2 deficit in the second set before overcoming American teenager Taylor Townsend,...
  • Sharapova opens season with easy win; Serena loses in Perth January 6, 2015

    Brisbane: Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova were playing in tournaments on opposite sides of Australia, their form veering in opposite directions. The second-ranked Sharapova opened her 2015 season by winning nine straight games in a 6-0, 6-1 win over Yaroslava Shvedova on Tuesday in the second round of the Brisbane International....
  • Wozniacki, Venus make comfortable starts in Auckland January 6, 2015

    Top seed Caroline Wozniacki and former world number one Venus Williams ensured Auckland Classic organisers' dream final remained on track with the duo both recording comfortable victories in their first round matches on Tuesday. Two grand slam champions, however, were packing their bags on Tuesday and heading across the Tasman Sea...
  • Angelique Kerber advances to Brisbane quarterfinals; Venus Williams gets going January 6, 2015

    Brisbane, Australia: Third-seeded Angelique Kerber secured the first spot in the quarterfinals of the Brisbane International with a 6-3, 7-5 win over Daria Gavrilova on Tuesday. Varvara Lepchenko also advanced with a 6-4, 6-4 win over fellow American Madison Keys, who had ousted Australian Open finalist Dominika Cibulkova in the first...
  • Black Eyed Peas all geared up and excited to reunite: Will.i.am January 6, 2015

    Los Angeles: Black Eyed Peas will reportedly reunite later this year to mark their 20th anniversary. The 'I Gotta Feeling' hitmaker band, comprising Fergie, will.i.am, Apl.de.ap and Taboo, have been on hiatus since 2011 but are working together in the recording studio on follow-up to 2010 album 'The Beginning' and also...
  • World Cup squads: Porterfield skipper as Ireland name their final 15 January 5, 2015

    Ireland coach Phil Simmons has kept faith with the squad touring the United Arab Emirates for the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. The 15 players in the UAE will stay in the squad for the World Cup, which starts in February. There is no place for experienced pace bowler...
  • Perth heat will help my Australian Open ambitions: Serena Williams January 4, 2015

    Perth: Women's World No.1 Serena Williams has said playing in the Hopman Cup under hot weather conditions here will help her excel in the Australian Open starting on January 19. Williams will be in action in the United States of America's (USA) opening Cup tie against Italy at the Perth Arena...
  • Rita Ora promises a fun show on 'The Voice' January 3, 2015

    Los Angeles: Singer Rita Ora, who is set to replace Kylie Minogue on 'The Voice', says she's keen to spice things up when she takes her place on the reality show's panel. The 24-year-old has been drafted in as the new female panelist alongside regulars will.i.am, Tom Jones and Ricky Wilson. And...
  • Hashim Amla, Denesh Ramdin happy after Test draw December 31, 2014

    Port Elizabeth: South Africa and the West Indies will travel to Cape Town for the third and final Test after rain and a wet outfield cut more than half the playing time from the second Test at St George's Park on Tuesday. No play was possible on the final day and...
  • Hip-hop band Nerd reunites for 'The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out of Water' theme song December 28, 2014

    Los Angeles: Hip-hop band NERD comprising of Pharrell Williams, Chad Hugo and Shay Haley are finally back with new music. The trio has made a contribution to the soundtrack of the upcoming 'The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out of Water', recording a new song called 'Squeeze Me', reported Ace Showbiz. Set for an...
  • Madonna gives fans an early x-mas gift; releases six new songs December 21, 2014

    London: Pop star Madonna released six tracks from her new album 'Rebel Heart' over one night after demos of the songs were leaked earlier this week. She says this her "early Christmas gift" for her fans. The singer's album is due to release in March, reports mirror.co.uk. The 56-year-old took to Twitter,...