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Tennis

Sugar-free: Sharapova ditches name-change idea
Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova has reconsidered legally changing her surname to Sugarpova – her confectionary brand - for the two weeks of the US Open. The world’s highest-earning female athlete said getting a new passport would take too long.

20.08.2013 07:31

Serena back on top of women's tennis
US tennis star Serena Williams will become the World No.1 women's player as soon as the new WTA rankings are announced on Monday.

16.02.2013 07:51

Kazakh Davis Cup success at Russia’s expense
For the first time in two decades Russia is not involved in the top tier of the Davis Cup though four Russians were helping their adopted nation of Kazakhstan make it to the quarter-finals.

12.02.2013 10:23

Russia passes Japan test in Fed Cup
Team Russia found themselves on the verge of being knocked out of the Fed Cup but bounced back to narrowly beat Japan 3-2 in the quarterfinals as the countries met for the first time ever.

10.02.2013 17:19

Russia and Japan level in Fed Cup
Russia and Japan are level at 1-1 after Day 1 of the Fed Cup’s opening round at Moscow’s Olimpiysky Arena.

09.02.2013 14:29

‘Federer only player able to beat Djokovic’
Both male and female world number ones successfully defended their titles and top rankings at the Australian Open in January. RT talked with Russia's first female Grand Slam winner, 2004 Roland Garros champion Anastasia Myskina, to help explain why.

05.02.2013 16:47

Kirilenko wins first WTA singles title since 2008
Second-seed Maria Kirilenko has edged out Sabine Liciski of Germany in the final match of the Pattaya Open, ending her WTA drought that lasted for more than four years.

03.02.2013 14:29

Djokovic makes Australian Open history
There is only one tennis player to have won the Australian Open three times in a row in the sport’s open era and his name is Novak Djokovic. The Serb gave Andy Murray no chance in Sunday’s decider - 6-7, 7-6, 6-3, 6-2.

27.01.2013 13:12

Azarenka defends Australian Open title
Tennis queen Victoria Azarenka has retained her Australian Open title and No. 1 spot in the WTA ranking with a hard-fought victory over China's Li Na.

26.01.2013 12:03

Murray bites into Australian Open final
Andy Murray has reached his third Australian Open final beating four-time champion Roger Federer in a five-set thriller.

25.01.2013 14:06

Nadal wins first poker tournament
While fellow tennis greats are settling scores down under at the Australian Open former world No.1 Rafael Nadal is mastering poker.

25.01.2013 11:34

Sharapova crashes out of Australian Open
China’s Li Na thrashed Russian champion Maria Sharapova in a convincing straight sets victory in Melbourne, putting the Chinese contender through to the final. Li dominated the match, storming through to win 6-2 6-2.

24.01.2013 08:02

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