Daniela Hantuchova opens Carlsbad campaign with a bang
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Daniela Hantuchova opens Carlsbad campaign with a bang

Slovakia's Hantuchova, who needed just 47 minutes to dispatch Paszek, set up a second-round clash with second-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska.

Caroline Wozniacki, Bernard Tomic advance at Eastbourne
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Caroline Wozniacki, Bernard Tomic advance at Eastbourne

Defending champion Tamira Paszek was forced to retire with a left thigh injury from her first-round match against 2009 champion Caroline Wozniacki at Eastbourne on Tuesday.

Leander Paes-Elena Vesnina also advance in Australian Open
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Leander Paes-Elena Vesnina also advance in Australian Open

Paes and Elena Vesnina overcame a stiff resistance from unseeded team of Pakistan's Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi and Sofia Arvidsson of Sweden in the first round.

Officials confident no Australian Open boycott
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Officials confident no Australian Open boycott

Tennis Australia said on Monday it was confident players would not boycott the Australian Open over a pay disagreement, but it was taking the threat seriously.

Azarenka defeats Paszek to set up clash against Serena
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Azarenka defeats Paszek to set up clash against Serena

Second-ranked Victoria Azarenka set up a Wimbledon semifinal against Serena Williams by beating unseeded Tamira Paszek of Austria 6-3, 7-6 (4) Saturday, despite failing twice to serve out the match.

Wimbledon 2012: What might be in store for Week 2
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Wimbledon 2012: What might be in store for Week 2

Good thing Wimbledon schedules its middle Sunday as a day off. This year, that gave everyone a chance to catch their breath after an eventful Week 1. Really, when action resumes Monday with all 16 men's and women's fourth-round matches, what could Week 2 possibly have in store to equal what the first six days offered?

Wimbledon 2012 Day 6: Serena survives, Kvitova sweeps into last 16
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Wimbledon 2012 Day 6: Serena survives, Kvitova sweeps into last 16

Four-time winner Serena Williams survived a major scare before battling into the last 16 at Wimbledon on Saturday, while defending champion Petra Kvitova took the express route into the second week.

Paszek sends Wozniacki crashing in opening round at Wimbledon
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Paszek sends Wozniacki crashing in opening round at Wimbledon

Austria's Tamira Paszek saved two match points to send former world number one Caroline Wozniacki crashing out of Wimbledon under the Centre Court roof on Wednesday.

Tamira Paszek beats Angelique Kerber for Eastbourne title
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Tamira Paszek beats Angelique Kerber for Eastbourne title

Tamira Paszek rallied from a set and a break down to overhaul world number eight Angelique Kerber 5-7, 6-3, 7-5 on Saturday in the final of the WTA Eastbourne tournament.

Djokovic gets that invincible feeling
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Djokovic gets that invincible feeling

Novak Djokovic has that unbeatable feeling. And well he should.

Sania reaches career-best 7th spot in doubles ranking
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Sania reaches career-best 7th spot in doubles ranking

Sania Mirza's semifinal finish in the women's doubles event at the recently-concluded Australian Open has catapulted her to a career-best ranking of seventh position in the latest WTA Team Rankings, issued on Monday.

Rock star Djokovic reflects on greatest win
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Rock star Djokovic reflects on greatest win

Novak Djokovic dispensed with the band and the raucous dressing room celebrations. After the longest final ever in a Grand Slam, it was only fitting that he put on a solo act and then pulled the curtains on another Australian Open.

Men's rankings unchanged at top after Australian Open
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Men's rankings unchanged at top after Australian Open

The status quo has been maintained at the top of the men's rankings after Novak Djokovic's dramatic win over Rafael Nadal at the Australian Open, unlike the situation on the women's tour.

One of the best losses in my career: Nadal
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One of the best losses in my career: Nadal

Rafael Nadal said the Australian Open final was one of the best losses of his career after he went down fighting in a six-hour epic against Novak Djokovic.

Australian Open final: Novak, Rafa and the six-hour epic
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Australian Open final: Novak, Rafa and the six-hour epic

Novak Djokovic tore off his shirt, flexed his sinewy muscles and roared in celebration, but for once the machismo was not misplaced.

Marathon 'Nole' rules tennis world
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Marathon 'Nole' rules tennis world

Strutting, chest-thumping Novak Djokovic last year produced one of the greatest seasons in tennis history, and he has signalled his intent for 2012 with an astonishing Australian Open win.

Djokovic wins epic Australian Open final against Nadal
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Djokovic wins epic Australian Open final against Nadal

Novak Djokovic ripped off his shirt and let out a primal scream, flexing his torso the way a prize fighter would after a desperate, last-round knockout.

Paes-Vesnina finish 2nd best in mixed doubles finals
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Paes-Vesnina finish 2nd best in mixed doubles finals

A second title eluded Leander Paes at this year's Australian Open as he and Elena Vesnina ended runners-up in the mixed doubles event after being outplayed by Horia Tecau and Bethanie Mattek-Sands in the summit clash at Melbourne on Sunday.

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