Elena Dementieva pushed to three sets in the Australian Open first round

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One of the biggest favorites for the Australian Open crown, fourth seed Elena Dementieva, didn’t advance into the second round of the tournament unchallenged. The Russian’s first-round opponent was world No.88 Kristina Barrois of...

Ana Ivanovic and Fernando Verdasco break up

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Ana Ivanovic and Fernando Verdasco had been dating since the 2008 US Open, but the word is out that their romantic relationship has ended. According to a friend of Ana's, the tennis star broke up...

Australian Jelena Dokic advances, Casey Dellacqua defeated in the first round

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I was interested in the outcomes of the first-round matches home favorites Jelena Dokic and Casey Dellacqua were playing on day one of the 2009 Australian Open. Dokic, who had earned a wildcard into the...

Jelena Jankovic eases into second round of Australian Open

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Unlike struggling compatriot Ana Ivanovic, world number one and top seed Jelena Jankovic cruised past Austria’s Yvonne Meusburger 6-1 6-3 to move into the second round of the 2009 Australian Open. The Serb defeated the...

Ana Ivanovic overcomes Julia Goerges to reach round two of Australian Open

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Fifth seed Ana Ivanovic wasn’t in promising form during her first-round match at the 2009 Australian Open, but eventually she managed to get past Germany’s Julia Goerges 7-5 6-3. The 107th-ranked Goerges was the first...

Tennishead launches first ever interactive digital tennis magazine

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Tennis fans around the world can now add reading tennishead’s free ezine, www.tennisheadmag.net, to their list of monthly activities. The first issue of the first ever interactive digital tennis magazine is out, and its 24...

Jelena Jankovic signs with Chinese sports brand ANTA

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No more mystery. We finally know what brand world number one Jelena Jankovic will be wearing from now on, including the 2009 Australian Open which starts in just a few hours. As her contract...

Serena Williams hit by world financial crisis

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Is this really possible? Serena Williams is cutting back her spending on designer handbags and jewelry, the tennis star who has earned almost $22 million in career prize money and reportedly makes close to...

Elena Dementieva beats Dinara Safina in Sydney for second title in 2009

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It is only January and Elena Dementieva has already won two WTA singles titles in 2009. After winning in Auckland, beating Elena Vesnina in an all-Russian final, Dementieva reached one more final right away, and...

Petra Kvitova wins Moorilla Hobart International for first WTA title

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Czech Petra Kvitova made her first WTA final a winning one, beating countrywoman Iveta Benesova 7-5 6-1 at the Moorilla Hobart International. The 18-year-old Kvitova and the 25-year-old Benesova are close friends, Fed Cup teammates,...