Maria Sharapova to visit Chernobyl for the first time

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Highest-paid female athlete Maria Sharapova plans to visit Chernobyl, perhaps after Wimbledon next July, as a United Nations goodwill ambassador. Sharapova's family was one of many affected by the nuclear catastrophe that took place 21...

Ivanovic sails past Petrova, wins Los Angeles Classic

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Battling Ivanovic beats Jankovic, advances to Los Angeles final

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World No.5 Ana Ivanovic extended her head-to-head superiority over Jelena Jankovic to 4-1 defeating her 4-6, 6-3, 7-5 in an all-Serbian semifinal at the East West Bank Classic. The Ivanovic vs. Jankovic match was a...

Martina Hignis and Radek Stepanek break up

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I can’t believe it! Just when I thought that Hingis was the driving-force of Stepanek’s fantastic form and spectacular results (the Czech plays better than ever, as if he’s in top 10!), I hear...

Maria Sharapova skips Rogers Cup

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Maria Sharapova is added to the never-ending list of Toronto withdrawals. The reason is that she has played too many matches lately, and she needs to rest for the US Open. Sharapova’s withdrawal was more...

Martina Hingis, Sania Mirza pull out of Toronto

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Rogers Cup is doomed! The list of withdrawals is getting longer every day. The latest stars to cancel their appearance in Canada are Martina Hingis and Sania Mirza. The Swiss former world number one...

Jankovic criticizes Sharapova for lack of titles in 2007

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Two-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova needs to win more titles if she wants to silence the critics. In 2007 the 20-year-old Russian has been victorious at only one tournament, the Acura Classic in...

Nicole Vaidisova withdraws from Rogers Cup

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World No.16 Nicole Vaidisova won’t participate at the August 13-19 Rogers Cup in Toronto, and even her appearance at the US Open is under question. The best Czech tennis player has still not recovered from...

Amelie Mauresmo, Venus Williams withdraw from Rogers Cup

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World No. 7 Amelie Mauresmo withdrew on Monday from both the Rogers Cup (August 13-19, Toronto, Canada) and Pilot Pen (August 19-25, New Haven, CT, USA). The Frenchwoman said that she still hasn’t fully...

Women’s tennis gets new statistic called “power index”, good or bad idea?

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The new statistic in women’s tennis made its debut at the Acura Classic tournament, and it’s about determining how hard a player hits the ball. The "power index" takes into account player's fastest groundstroke (forehand...