Japan's Kimiko Date-Krumm produced the biggest shock of the Australian Open so far on Tuesday when she unseated 12th seed Nadia Petrova 6-2 6-0 to become the oldest winner of a women's singles match at the tournament.
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Russian tennis player Nadia Petrova is aiming for an Olympic medal in London but insists she will not be devastated if she failed to win one.
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SYDNEY, Sept 12, 2011 (AFP) - Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard on Monday praised Sam Stosur's "outstanding" US Open victory, saying it would encourage the next generation to pick up a tennis racket.
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Fourth-seeded American team of Liezel Huber and Lisa Raymond won the women's doubles final at the U.S. Open on Sunday by outlasting defening champions Vania King and Yaroslava Shvedova.
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Maria Sharapova marched into the semifinals of the Cincinnati Open after crushing Australian Samantha Stosur 6-3 6-2 on Friday to set up a last four meeting with fellow Russian Vera Zvonareva.
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PARIS (AFP) – Russian superstar Maria Sharapova pulled out of the WTA Paris Open tournament due to illness on Thursday as Kim Clijsters eyed a return to the top of the world rankings.
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MELBOURNE, Jan 18, 2011 (AFP) - Third seed Kim Clijsters embarrassed former world number one Dinara Safina 6-0, 6-0 in just 44 minutes to get her Australian Open campaign off to a flying start on Tuesday.
Kim Clijsters plays a return during her match against Dinara Safina of Russia on January 18, 2011. AFP
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The fairytale continues for Justine Henin as the Belgian goes through to the semifinals of the Australian Open and her dream of winning the championship is suddenly getting closer to reality.
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Nadia Petrova continued her giant-killing run through the Australian Open on Sunday, beating French Open champion Svetlana Kuznetsova to make the quarter-finals.
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Russia's Svetlana Kuznetsova needed all her big match experience to dig herself out of trouble and beat German qualifier Angelique Kerber 3-6 7-5 6-4 at the Australian Open on Friday.
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Nadia Petrova proved she had no room for sentiment, dumping crowd favorite Kim Clijsters out of the Australian Open third round on Friday with a 6-0 6-1 thrashing in just 52 minutes.
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Belgium's Justine Henin made a triumphant return to professional tennis on Monday with a 7-5 7-5 win over Russia's Nadia Petrova in the first round of the Brisbane International.
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Serena Williams was knocked out of the third round of the $6.6 million China Open by an inspired Nadia Petrova on Thursday, leaving the WTA's new "crown jewel" event without a top three seed in the quarter-finals.
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