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Garbine Muguruza storms into second Wimbledon final

Garbine Muguruza stormed into her second Wimbledon final in three years with a 6-1, 6-1 demolition of nerve-ridden Magdalena Rybarikova in just 64 minutes on Centre Court. Muguruza, seeded 14th, took advantage of a woeful performance from the Slovak world number 87 to secure her third Grand Slam final appearance. The 23-year-old, beaten by Serena Williams in the 2015 Wimbledon final, will take on Britain’s Johanna Konta or five-time champion

Novak Djokovic to face Marin Cilic for US Open final spot

Novak Djokovic defeated Feliciano Lopez 6-1, 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7/2) to reach the US Open semi-finals, a 21st last-four spot in his last 22 Grand Slams. The top seed and 2011 champion, playing in his 26th consecutive quarter-final at the majors, claimed his 55th match win in New York. Djokovic, this year`s Australian Open and Wimbledon champion, also enjoyed his fifth win in five meetings against Lopez and will take

Mahendra Singh Dhoni named 9th most marketable star by London institute

India’s ODI cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been named as the ninth most marketable sportsperson in the world ahead of the likes of football superstar Lionel Messi and sprint king Usain Bolt in a power list prepared by London School of Marketing. 34-year-old Dhoni, considered one of the finest ever finishers of the one-day game, was placed ahead of other football superstars Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar and tennis players

Serena Williams wins 20th Grand Slam in Paris

Serena Williams won her 20th Grand Slam title and third French Open crown at Roland Garros on Saturday, clawing her way back from a break down in the last set to defeat Lucie Safarova 6-3, 6-7 (2/7), 6-2. It what was a disjointed affair, the 33-year-old American was coasting to a straight-sets win, a set and 4-1 up against the Czech 13th seed, playing in her first Grand Slam final

Maria Sharapova regains second spot in world rankings

Russia’s Maria Sharapova on Monday regained second place in the WTA world rankings after winning the Rome Masters on Sunday while Spanish finalist Carla Suarez moved to her highest ranking ever at eighth. Romania’s Simona Halep, who lost in the semi-finals against Suarez, moved down to third while American Serena Williams continues to lead the pack with 9,361 points. The current WTA rankings: 1. Serena Williams (USA) 9,361 points 2.

Maria Sharapova battles past error-prone Victoria Azarenka

Five-time Grand Slam winner Maria Sharapova needed six match points to grind out a 6-4, 6-3 win over Victoria Azarenka in a rare early marquee matchup at Indian Wells on Monday. The 27-year old Russian appeared to be ready to close out the third round match in the eighth game of the second set but two-time Australian Open winner Azarenka decided she wasn`t going down without a fight. Azarenka saved

Petra Kvitova joins US Open fallen, Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray cruise

Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova became the fifth top 10 seed to exit the US Open in the first week when she was knocked out by Serbian world number 145 Aleksandra Krunic on Saturday. But there were no such problems for men`s top seed Novak Djokovic and eighth-seeded Andy Murray, both former champions in New York, who remained on course for a mouth-watering quarter-final showdown. Third seeded Kvitova lost the third

Roger Federer wins 300th ATP Masters match

Roger Federer became the first man to win 300 matches at the ATP Masters 1000 level, beating Vasek Pospisil 7-6 (7/4), 5-7, 6-2 on Wednesday in Cincinnati.The victory in just over two hours put the 33-year-old world number three into the third round as he began his final tune-up tournament for the US Open.The Swiss great, who had notched his 200th Masters match win against Lleyton Hewitt at Cincinnati five

Maria Sharapova rallies past Halep to win Madrid title

Maria Sharapova recovered from a woeful start to overwhelm rising talent Simona Halep 1-6 6-2 6-3 in the final of the Madrid Open and claim her 31st career title on Sunday. Russian Sharapova, a former world number one now ranked ninth, needed to draw on all her experience on the clay in the Spanish capital to see off the 22-year-old Romanian fourth seed, who was appearing in the final of

Maria Sharapova ousts Radwanska to claim Madrid final berth

Maria Sharapova recovered from a second-set wobble to dispatch third seed Agnieszka Radwanska 6-1 6-4 on Saturday and set up a Madrid Open final clash against rising talent Simona Halep. Sharapova, a former world number one now ranked ninth who has had a poor year by her high standards, has shown glimpses of her dominant best on the clay in the Spanish capital this week with the French Open starting

Rafael Nadal, Sania and Bopanna to represent Mumbai in ITPL

World number one Rafael Nadal will play for the Mumbai team, which will also have India`s doubles stars Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna, in the inaugural International Tennis Premier League (ITPL) according to the players` draft released by the organizers, here Sunday. The team owners met in today and a tentative schedule with four confirmed teams, including Mumbai, Singapore, Dubai and Bangkok, was released. So far, the team owners have

Li Na enters Australian Open final

  Li Na has her third and probably best chance to win the Australian Open final after advancing with a 6-2, 6-4 win over 19-year-old Canadian Eugenie Bouchard. No. 4-seeded Li, the 2011 French Open champion, is the only major winner and the highest-ranked player still in contention after the fourth-round upsets of Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova and defending champion Victoria Azarenka’s quarterfinal loss to Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland.