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Henin claims title at Eastbourne, Chakvetadze at Den Bosch

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Saturday was the finishing day of two grass-court events – the $600,000 International Women’s Open and the $175,000 Ordina Open. Finals at both tournaments were tough three-setters; at the International Women’s Open Justine Henin...

Women’s tennis Wimbledon history and records

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Women’s singles started to be played at Wimbledon in 1884, seven years after the foundation of the tournament. Women’s doubles and mixed doubles were first played in 1913. Here are some facts and records: Embed...

Ordina Open final – Jankovic vs. Chakvetadze

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Saturday is the final day of the last Wimbledon tune-up event, the $175,000 Ordina Open in the Netherlands. The winner will earn $25,870 and 140 points, the runner-up $13,630 and 100 points. Top seed Jelena...

Henin, Mauresmo in Eastbourne final

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Saturday we will watch a match of two superb players, seeds No. 1 and No. 2. Justine Henin – top-ranked player in the world and the defending champion at the Eastbourne International grasscourt tournament;...

Jankovic, Safina, Chakvetadze, Hantuchova semifinalists at Ordina Open

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Top-seeded Jelena Jankovic of Serbia defeated the Ukranian eighth seed Alona Bondarenko 6-2 6-1. Due to rain, the match was suspended for a few hours in the second set, with Jankovic leading 4-1. “It...

Na Li eventually withdraws from Wimbledon

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It was announced on Tuesday that world No. 18 Na Li has high chances of recovering from her rib injury until Wimbledon. But today, Wimbledon officials have declared that she’s been added to the...

Henin, Bartoli, Petrova, Mauresmo in Eastbourne semis

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The first known semifinalist of the Eastbourne International grass-court tournament was the defending champion Justine Henin, who crushed fifth-seeded Nicole Vaidisova 6-2 6-2. I had expected much more from this match. Vaidisova serves well, so...

Wimbledon seeds watch

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Seeds for the UK’s favorite sporting event have been released. Unlike the other grand slams where the top 32 seeds in the men's and women's singles are decided purely on world rankings, Wimbledon takes...

Justine Henin misses Belgian chocolate

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No more late-night chocolate boxes for Henin, at least if she is to listen to her nutritionist’s advice. "I've had to stop eating a lot of things," world No. 1 said on her arrival in...

China’s Na Li likely to recover and play at Wimbledon

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Highest-ranked Chinese female player Na Li will probably take part in the next week’s grand slam, even though she had to withdraw from Eastbourne, the ongoing Wimbledon warm-up event, because she had strained a...