Sania Mirza with Czech Republic’s Barbora Strycova

Sania Mirza Changes her Women Doubles’ Partner Yet Again

 December 30, 2016   R K Gupta

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After splitting with Martina Hingis last summer, India’s Sania Mirza combined with Czech Republic’s Barbora Strycova for rest of the 2016 season. But the Indian has announced that she would have a new partner for women’s doubles matches to begin her 2017 season. The Sania-Hingis combo became unbeatable from March 2015. They played together for […]

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US Open: Kerber Wins Women’s Title

 September 11, 2016   R K Gupta

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Less than a month ago, Karolina Pliskova outplayed Angelique Kerber in the final of Western & Southern Open at Cincinnaiti. When the two women met again for the title game at 2016 US Open on Saturday, Kerber could not have rid herself of that event playing back on her psyche. The German won the first […]

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Maria Sharapova

The Curious Case of Maria Sharapova after She Admitted to Using a Banned Substance

 May 22, 2016   R K Gupta

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At the Australian Open quarterfinals on January 26, 2016 at Melbourne, Russia’s Maria Sharapova suffered her umpteenth defeat against the world no.1 Serena Williams. The same day, she failed a dope test but the news was not immediately made public. During a press conference in March 2016, the 29-year old Russian dropped a bombshell by […]

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Sania and Hingis Storm into Final

Sania and Hingis Storm into Final While Murray Raonic Enter Semifinals at Melbourne Park

 January 27, 2016   R K Gupta

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Playing powerfully and losing just one game, world’s no.1 ranked women pair of Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis have brought themselves on the threshold of another Grand Slam win. In 2016 Australian Open semifinal on Wednesday, Sania/Hingis took only 54 minutes in brushing aside 13th seeded German Julia Georges and Czech Republic’s Karolina Pliskova. For […]

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2015 US Open

Sania Mirza & Martina Hingis Win 2015 US Open to Make it Two Grand Slam Titles in a Row

 September 14, 2015   R K Gupta

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Since she switched completely from playing singles to doubles, India’s Sania Mirza had won three mixed doubles titles with different partners. She also had several partners in women’s doubles for a couple of years but she could never come close to winning any Grand Slam title with any of them. Six months ago in March […]

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Martina Hingis

Martina Hingis Propping Up India’s Sania Mirza & Leander Paes in 2015 Wimbledon Doubles

 July 6, 2015   R K Gupta

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Once the Swiss Miss of the lawns and a teenage Wimbledon champion, Martina Hingis is excelling on the tennis courts in a new avatar. When she ruled women’s tennis after Steffi Graf, she was the world’s no.1 player for a total of 209 weeks. Then she was plagued with injuries and left the circuit in […]

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Mattek-Sands & Safarova

In First Result at Melbourne Mattek-Sands & Safarova Win Women’s Doubles Title

 January 31, 2015   R K Gupta

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In a close encounter, the new pair of USA’s Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Czech Republic’s Lucie Safarova has claimed Australian Open women’s doubles championship crown. Until Melbourne, the women never played together as a team and therefore the victory for them was a vindication of their decision in forming a new partnership. It wasn’t an easy […]

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Bouchard photo

Hopman Cup: Czechs Beat Italy and Bouchard Bounces Back to Bundle out Serena

 January 8, 2015   R K Gupta

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The third day in Perth’s Hopman Cup matches revealed the steely resolve of the team from the Czech Republic. In their second match, they shocked the fancied Italian side 3-0, after upsetting Canada 2-1 on the first day. Both Lucie Safarova and Adam Pavlasek played to their full potential without getting overawed by views expressed […]

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Eugenie Bouchard

Eugenie Bouchard & Caroline Wozniacki: Two of WTA’s Most Promising Stars in 2014

 December 25, 2014   R K Gupta

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If one were to rate women tennis players on consistency in the 2014 season, then Canadian Eugenie Bouchard and Denmark’s Caroline Wozniacki pick themselves up without a shred of doubt. While the year was also interspersed with other stellar performances from the likes of Dominika Cibulkova in the Australian Open, Maria Sharapova at Roland Garros […]

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Li Na

Double Grand Slam Champion Li Na Calls It a Day

 September 20, 2014   R K Gupta

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For tennis enthusiasts, the biggest news on Friday was not about any upset results in a tournament, nor did it concern an exemplary victory of known champions of the game. The most absorbing piece of tennis news, however, was Chinese tennis star Li Na announcing her retirement from the game. The Chinese has had recurring […]

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