Sharapova into 4th round at Australian Open

January 18, 2014 10:51 am
Sharapova into 4th round at Australian Open

TAM Sports Desk: Maria Sharapova recovered from the longest, hottest match of her career to beat Alize Cornet 6-1, 7-6 (6) Saturday and reach the fourth round of the Australian Open.   Her third-round match was played in high humidity but in temperatures of about 22 Celsius (72 Fahrenheit), considerably […]

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Injured Iniesta misses Barca’s cup clash at Getafe

January 16, 2014 1:22 pm
Injured Iniesta misses Barca’s cup clash at Getafe

Sports Desk, Dhaka: Barcelona has ruled Andres Iniesta out of its Copa del Rey match at Getafe on Thursday because of a knee injury.   Iniesta hurt his left knee in Saturday’s 0-0 draw at Atletico Madrid and the Spanish champions have decided not to risk the Spain midfielder for […]

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Australian Open: Nadal joins Federer in 2nd round

January 15, 2014 11:59 am
Australian Open: Nadal joins Federer in 2nd round

Sports Desk, Dhaka: After a day of searingly-hot temperatures which raised complaints from players, top-seeded Rafael Nadal advanced to the second round of the Australian Open in relatively mild conditions.   Nadal’s Australian opponent Bernard Tomic, bothered from the start by a left leg injury, retired from the match after […]

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Serena Williams wins Brisbane International

January 14, 2014 2:49 pm
Serena Williams wins Brisbane International

Brisbane, Australia (AFP/TAM) – World number one Serena Williams stamped herself as favourite for the Australian Open when she beat Victoria Azarenka in the final of the Brisbane International on Saturday. In what could be a dress rehearsal for the Melbourne decider, Williams won a close first set then edged […]

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