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Understanding Fed Cup groups

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It's not easy to understand the structure of the Fed Cup. The following text is my attempt to clarify how the Fed Cup groups are formed. I tried to make my explanation as simple...

Hingis receives the Meredith Inspiration Award

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A five-time Grand Slam singles and nine-time Grand Slam doubles winner, Martina Hingis, accepted the 2007 Meredith Inspiration Award in Charleston three days ago. The award is given to a female professional athlete who...

Jankovic cruises past Safina for Charleston title

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Second seed Jelena Jankovic beat fourth seed Dinara Safina 6-2, 6-2 in Sunday final of the Family Circle Cup in Charleston, South Carolina. This is the first Tier I final for Jankovic, and her...

Henin training to enter clay court season

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Justine Henin has started training on clay court this week, and will continue to practice during the next two weeks. Before Roland Garros, we will see her in the J&S Cup, starting April 30 in...

Zvonareva withdraws; Safina, Jankovic in Charleston final

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Ninth seed Vera Zvonareva retired from the semifinals of the Family Circle Cup at the moment fellow Russian Dinara Safina, seeded four, lead 6-3, 0-1. Zvonareva had to give up the match due to...

Jankovic defeats Venus Williams to enter Charleston final

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What a match! Two hours and thirty minutes of uncertainty! Venus Williams and Jelena Jankovic both played very well at the semifinals of the Family Circle Cup, but somebody had to come out...

Venus Williams, Jelena Jankovic clash in Charleston semis

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Unseeded Venus Williams upset Anabel Medina Garrigues 6-4, 7-5 to reach the final four of the Family Circle Cup. There, she will meet second seed Jelena Jankovic who defeated Katarina Srebotnik 6-2, 6-0. Soon,...

Only Russia has top 10 players in first round of Fed Cup

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Only three women from the top ten will take part in the first round of the Fed Cup -- Svetlana Kuznetsova, Nadia Petrova and Anna Chakvetadze; they are all representatives of Russia. Why won't the...

Serena Williams quits the Family Circle Cup

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Serena's injury forced her to pull out of her second-round match with Taiwan's Chan Yung-Jan. At the moment she gave up, she was leading 5-3. "I've been playing a lot on the clay. I was...

Mauresmo training again

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After Amelie Mauresmo had her appendix out last month, she had to stay inactive for two weeks. These days she announced on her official website that she is feeling fine and that she started...