Rafael Nadal & Maria Sharapova
Rafael Rafa Nadal Parera (born 3 June 1986) is a Spanish professional tennis player and a former World No. Maria Yuryevna Sharapova (born April 19, 1987) is a Russian professional tennis player and former world no. 1. A United States resident since 1994, Sharapova has won 25 WTA singles titles, including three Grand Slam singles titles at the 2004 Wimbledon, 2006 US Open and 2008 Australian Open. /5
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Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray cruised into the Madrid Open quarterfinals. On the women’s side, Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova reached
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Maria Sharapova will face Eugenie Bouchard, and Rafael Nadal makes the Australian Open quarter-finals - plus round-up.
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Australian Open 2015 Live.Streaming Tennis Online hdq full day coverage January19 - February 01 , 2015 Australian Open 2015 Live.Streaming Tennis Online hdqThe 2015 Australian Open is one of the biggest tennis tournaments of the year, and the first Grand Slam of the season was made even more exciting by the fierce play on the courts of Melbourne Park. With top stars such as Roger Federer, Maria Sharapova and Rafael Nadal all advancing Wednesday and No. 1 seeds Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams on tap for Day 4, tennis fans won’t have a chance to relax with all of the elite matchups on the schedule. Here is all the vital viewing information for Day 4 at the 2015 Australian Open and a spoiler-free preview of the biggest matchups.Where: Melbourne Park, Melbourne, AustraliaWatch: ESPN 2Live Stream: WatchESPN and AusOpen.comReplay Coverage: ESPN 3 (3 to 11 a.m. ET)Full Day 4 Schedule: AusOpen.com Live Video - Video - Australian Open Tennis Championships ...Watch all the latest video on demand from the 2015 ...
Rafael Nadal & Maria Sharapova had struggled win for advances to Round 3rd in Australian Open. Both matches were fantastic.
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This year's Roland Garros male and female singles champions Rafael Nadal and Maria Sharapova blasted away at Wimbledon.
The 19-year-old Nick Kyrgios has yet to come to terms with his achievement of defeating Rafael Nadal on the day when Maria Sharapova was beaten by Angelique Kerber at Wimbledon
Two casualties of the day: Maria Sharapova knocked out by Angelique Kerber and Rafael Nadal by Kyrgios!!
Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova and Rafael Nadal all out. Most gutted about Nadal, Kyrgios is going to get his *** handed to him on a plate
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Sometimes amid certain situations we feel so helpless, however hard we may try but things won't work out in our favour. It's then we start believing or blaming our luck or fate. !!! Witnessed the same helplessness on the faces of the Wimbledon's finest players as Rafael Nadal and Maria Sharapova suffered upsets, losing to their opponents. :( :(
Today Maria Sharapova and Rafael Nadal have suffered huge upsets, both beaten by rank outsiders at Wimbledon! Meanwhile, I have been sat in my room cracking on with Ph.D. writing. I'd just like to publically thank Professor Jon Tonge for the deadline he set me yesterday. ;)
Maria Sharapova and Rafael Nadal both evicted from Wembledon on the sem day! Very bad for me. Very sad dat!
This week in Tennis News, Maria Sharapova discussed her marriage proposal and her Spice Girls love. Plus, see Lukas Rosol knock over Rafael Nadal's water bottles, watch Nadal dominate a Babolat juggling challenge, and find out about Roger Federer's new stick See the video here:
Terrific Tuesday sees Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Maria Sharapova, Stan Wawrinka and the Williams sisters all in action..
Maria Sharapova faces Angelique Kerber a day later than expected as the pair Court No 1 match was suspended due to rain on Monday. The women will be followed by a battle between Rafael Nadal and Nick Kyrgios for a place in the quarter-finals at Wimbledon. Elsewhere, Tommy Robredo will take on seven-time champion Roger Federer over on Court No 1
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Last year's Wimbledon was the most unpredictable in memory. Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Maria Sharapova - owners of a combined 10 titles at the All England Club - were all gone by the end of the second round. Five-time champion Serena Williams left in the fourth. Add in the record-equaling withdrawals or mid-match retirements because of health problems. And to cap it all, Andy Murray finally gave Britain the men's champion it had wanted for more than three-quarters of a century. What might 2014 have in store? Here are five things to watch at Wimbledon, where play begins Monday: 'MURRESMO': The pairing of Murray and his new coach, Amelie Mauresmo, was quickly dubbed ''Murresmo,'' and their partnership is sure to draw a lot of notice. For one thing, Murray won the grass-court Grand Slam tournament - the first British man in 77 years to do so - with Ivan Lendl in his corner a year ago. For another, it's unusual for a top male tennis player to be coached by a woman. But Murray was coached for years by his ...
The excited expressions of the children visiting the All England Club on Saturday said it all: nothing inspires the next generation quite like a close encounter with the best of the current one. On a glorious day in London, many such role models were setting the finest possible example to the young fans on site for Family Day. Whether it was watching two-time champion Rafael Nadal as he practised with countryman Tommy Robredo, 2008 Girls’ Singles champion Eugenie Bouchard hitting with recent world No.1 Victoria Azarenka or the dozens of other top players preparing for what might become the most important occasion in their tennis career, motivation for the children to pick up their own racket was everywhere. For some, merely being on site and absorbing the atmosphere was enough. With proud mums and dads in tow – naturally with camera phones at the ready – the children visited the Museum, had a chance to hit at the special “Play Tennis” site, saw where many special matches (such as the record-brea ...
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Murray, Djokovic on semis collision course - 20 June 2014, 13:19 Defending champion Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic, the man he beat in 2013 to capture Britain's first Wimbledon title in 77 years, on Friday landed in the same half of this year's draw, leaving Roger Federer the biggest winner. Murray, who has been seeded three, could face top-seeded Djokovic in the last four while seven-time champion Federer, the fourth seed, is scheduled to renew his rivalry with world No 1 Rafael Nadal in the semifinals. But Nadal, the 2008 and 2010 champion, has been seeded second this year after losing in the first round in 2013 and getting knocked out in the second round 12 months earlier. The 28-year-old Spaniard, who won a ninth French Open earlier this month, has already expressed fears over whether or not his famously brittle knees will stand up to two weeks of grasscourt tennis. His mood will not have been helped by the draw which lined him up for a possible second round clash against big-hitting Czech Lukas Ros . ...
French Open champions Rafael Nadal and Maria Sharapova have been seeded 2nd and 5th respective and defending champion Andy Murray is 3rd.
JT'S SPORTS NEWS NASCAR - Dale Earnhardt Jr took advantage of a late-race mistake by Brad Keselowski to win Sunday's Pocono 400 Sprint Cup race. It was Earnhardt's second win of the season, guaranteeing that he will be in the Chase For The Championship. Keselowski finished second, followed by Kurt Busch, Denny Hamlin, and rookie Kyle Larson rounding out the top five. The NBA Finals are tied at 1 game each after the Miami Heat defeated the San Antonio Spurs last night 98 to 96. The series will shift back to Miami for Game 3 on Tuesday night. BASEBALL - The Braves dropped 2 out of 3 to the Arizona Diamondbacks over the weekend. Atlanta lost Sunday's series finale 6 to 5. The Braves are currently in a 3 way tie for the division lead, with Washington and Miami. TENNIS - Spain's Rafael Nadal and Russia's Maria Sharapova took the men's and women's singles titles, respectively, this weekend at the French Open, tennis's second major tournament of the season.
So after all the upsets and all the speculation/doubt, it's Rafael Nadal and Maria Sharapova establishing order on clay.…
Rafael Nadal & Maria Sharapova win French Open titles to retain their spots on our wall of champions along with Babe Ruth, Michael Phelps and Eric Ruck!
The French Open 2014 has reached the finals stage. The main attraction of the finals though is the greatest rivalry in modern tennis - World No1. Rafael Nadal Vs World No.2 Novak Djokovic. The duo have clashed for 41 times (the most in the open era), with Nadal leading 22-19 over Novak. As we know, the Spaniard is the KING OF CLAY, and has won 8 of the 9 French Opens that he participated. Out of 61 matches played till date, he has lost jus a single match against Robin Soderling in 2009. So, an amazing 60-1 W-L record. Can the Serbian tame the raging Spanish bull who is lookin for his 14th career Grand Slam and 9th French Open title??.. In my opinion, it wud be a BIG NO as evident from his performances in this tournament. But, anythng can happen on the day of final as we saw in the final of this yr's Aus open. But, all the above is on Sunday. Tomoro is the women's final between Russia's Maria Sharapova and Romania's Simona Halep. Simona is the current world no.4 and Sharapova world no.7, but the latter ha ...
Rafeal Nadal Flattens Andy Murray To Reach His Ninth French Open Final. World N0 1 Rafael Nadal rolled past Andy Murray in straight sets 6-3,6-2,6-1 to set up a final show down with arch rival and World N0 2 Novak Djokovic. The Spaniard wil be featuring in his ninth final at Roland Garros as the final against the Serbian promises to be an intriguing one.The pair will square up for the 42nd career meeting,with the top seed holding the head to head record 22-19. In the Women's section,it's Russian top seed Maria Sharapova up against a rising star Romanian World N0 4 Simona Halep.
Sports Today on Joy Sports on Multi Tv ghana plays South Korea in an international friendly on Monday what are your expectations of the game? Asante Kotoko will play Inter Allies in the "Day of Reckoning" .the final of the MTn FA Cup Andy Murray will seek a place in the final as he steps up to a Ted from Rafael Nadal.who wins this one? Maria Sharapova makes in into her third straight French Open Final against Romanian Simona Halep. Any upsets to expect?
Everybody be like: Go MIAMI! GO SPURS! WOOOHOOO! I be like: Go Rafael Nadal! Go Maria Sharapova! Wooohooo! (Some of you be like: who the *** are these people? ***searches the internet... finds out that they're.)
At Roland Garros this week the men are providing some great entertainment with two great semi finals lined up. Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray will meet in perhaps the most intriguing match yet of the 2014 French Open. Nadal, ranked No. 1 and the reigning champion, takes on Murray, the comeback kid who wants to dethrone the King of Clay. On the surface, the other semifinal matchup between Novak Djokovic and Ernests Gulbis pits the over-achieving Serbian against Latvia's class clown, they enter this match seeking the same thing, something they have never accomplished before. While the ladies are not to be forgotten as a wild start has made way for a mostly scratch close. After early favorites bounced, other contenders have stepped up to fight for the crown, Maria Sharapova has taken over the title as the favorite, Sharapova will have to defeat upstart Eugenie Bouchard, who is in her second consecutive semi. Joining the two women on court will be No. 4 Simona Halep and No. 28 Andrea Petkovic. In International ...
We move into the semi's of the French Open with the Women's matches taking place tonight (11pm start) and the men's tomorrow. I will give a joint preview for both days matches. -Maria Sharapova ($1.30) vs Eugenie Bouchard ($3.45)- Bouchard goes up against her idol growing up. My head tells me Sharapova. Whilst I'm a bit biased towards her I think Bouchard can take it to Maria and send it to a 3rd set. SUGGESTED BET: Total games over 21.5 @ $1.90 -Simona Halep ($1.22) vs Andrea Petkovic ($4.15)- Petkovic proved me wrong yesterday but Halep looks very tough to beat at the moment and I think she'll continue her run of form. SUGGESTED BET: Halep @ $1.22 or Halep 2-0 @ $1.70 -Novak Djokovic ($1.10) vs Ernests Gulbis ($6.50)- Gulbis has had a terrific tournament beating Federer and Berdych in the last 2 round, however Djokovic is a different animal altogether. SUGGESTED BET: Having only dropped 1 set (in a tiebreak) this tournament I like Djokovic 3-0 @ $1.90 -Rafael Nadal ($1.14) vs Andy Murray ($5.50)- Murray ...
In every professional sport there's a not-so-secret weapon that athletes and teams can count on at every race, every game and every match. It's the crowd, the army, the sixth man, the fans. The people who cheer them on day in and day out, rain or shine, win or lose. Roger Federer, Maria Sharapova and Rafael Nadal tell us what they love about their fans in this vid. Check it out!
Usain Bolt richer than Cristiano Ronaldo & Rafael Nadal according to rankings Posted: May 29, 2014 Jamaican sprint superstar Usain Bolt is the 7th wealthiest athlete in the world according to a study by financial magazine wallstcheatsheet.com. The magazine, which based its study on endorsement deals, used information garnered from popular sports marketing website opendorse.com. Bolt, the double sprint world record holder, in September signed a new deal with German sportswear giant Puma that will run through and beyond the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio De Janeiro. Aside from Puma, Bolt also has deals with Gatorade, Visa, and Comcast. He is ranked ahead of Rafael Nadal ($21 million), Cristiano Ronaldo ($21 million), and Maria Sharapova ($23 million),. The list is topped by Tiger Woods with $65 million ahead of Roger Federer ($65 million), Phil Mickelson ($44 million), Lebron James ($42 million), Kobe Bryant ($34 million ) and Mahendra Singh Dhoni ($28 million) the captain of the Indian cricket team.
Maria Sharapova and Rafael Nadal easily won their first round matches at the 2014 French Open.
Sean's Report 2014 French Open The second Grand Slam of the year has seen the first major upset with No. 3 seed Stan Wawrinka crashing out in the first round. The Australian Open champion lost to Guillermo Garcia-Lopez 4-6, 7-5, 2-6, 0-6 and dished up 62 unforced errors. Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer easily progressed to the second round each recording straight sets wins. On the women's side Maria Sharapova continued her great form on clay with a 6-1, 6-2 thumping over compatriot Ksenia Pervak. Defending champion Serena Williams also progressed with a win over French youngster Alize Lim. Aussie fans will be pleased as Sam Stosur won her first round clash but Ash Barty and Nick Kyrgios unfortunately bowed out. :)
No. 9 Kei Nishikori of Japan fell to Martin Klizan in the first round at rainy Roland Garros. Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Maria Sharapova advanced easily.
Key players scheduled to play later today: Maria Sharapova, Novak Djokovic, and Rafael Nadal.
World number two Novak Djokovic and women's eighth seed Maria Sharapova will kick-start their journey in the 2014 French Open, while defending champion Rafael Nadal will begin his title defence against America's Robby Ginepri. Find the schedule of play and live streaming information.
The draw has been set. The clay has been combed. All of the top players are in Paris. It's time for the French Open to begin. This year, the tournament feels a bit more up in the air than usual. Rafael Nadal still had the best clay season out of anyone, but it wasn't up to his lofty standards. The Spaniard only won one title, and lost in two straight quarterfinals to lower-ranked countrymen. Novak Djokovic beat him in the final of the Rome Masters last week to set up plenty of intrigue between the top two players in the world. On the women's side, Serena Williams is the favorite as always, but there are plenty of other contenders. Maria Sharapova continues her revival on clay, Simona Halep is looking to finally make a big move at a major and Ana Ivanovic has been turning the clock back to 2008, the year she won this tournament. As soon as the draws for major tournaments are released, fans look ahead to which players will be competing in quarterfinals and semifinals. However, this year's French Open will f ...
French Open Champions...Rafael Nadal and Maria Sharapova...i am a certified huge fan of the two tennis players...win or lose , they are my idols...so VAMOS RAFA and MARIA!!! ...let's start watching them on TV...naku! puyatan na naman ito sa Paris, France!!! :-D
 What is the theme of Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2014 for this year? Ans - "Engaging Diaspora: Connecting Across Generations.  When is Army day celebrated? Ans - 15 january  Who was named world's best soccer player for the 2012/2013 season by FIFA? Ans – Cristiano Ronaldo  What is the full form of EPI? Ans - Environmental Performance Index  Which state won the Senior National Women’s Football Championships title at Golaghat Stadium in Assam? Ans – Manipur  Who won the Madrid open? Ans – men- Rafael Nadal Women –Maria Sharapova  A Book entitled ‘India Junction – A Window to the Nation’ was released by??? Ans - Arunendra Kumar, the Chairman of Railway Board.  Who won the prestigious 2014 Gregory Bradeb Memorial Fellow of the Year Award? Ans - Indian-American cardiologist Mitul Kadakia  Which country was awarded with the New Frontiers Award 2014 on 8 May 2014 by Arabian travel Market (ATM)? Ans - India  Who won the presidential election of Panama? Ans- Juan Carlos ...
Current Affairs Update (11-05-2014)&(12-05-2014) * 1) India-born Hinduja brothers, Srichand and Gopichand Hinduja, have emerged as the richest men in Britain with a net wealth of 11.9 billion pounds (about $20 billion). Their current fortune is up by 1.3 billion pounds during last year to make them on first spot. 2) Rafel Nadal and former World No. 1 Maria Sharapova have bagged 2014 Mutua Madrid Masters titles on Sunday. Rafael Nadal defeated his final opponent Japanese Kei Nishikori, while Maria Sharapova defeated her opponent Simona Halep. 3) The President of India Mr. Pranab Mukherjee conferred National Florence Nighangle Awards 2014 to 35 nursing personnel from across the country for their meritorious services at Rashtrapati Bhawan, New Delhi. 4) The Defence Ministry has appointed Vice Chief of Army Staff Lt Gen Dalbir Singh as the next Army Chief today after receiving go ahead from the Election Commission. The Defence Ministry sent its recommendation to the Appointments Committee of Cabinet (ACC) ...
Aces and faults: Maria Sharapova remains undefeated on clay this season
Maria Sharapova, Ana Ivanovic, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic - I am going to manila to watch these tennis Gods play
There's another massive day of action from Miami in store on TennisTV! Rafael Nadal takes on Milos Raonic later with a Semi-Final place up for grabs, with Tomas Berdych also up against Alexandr Dolgopolov. Plus we've got WTA Semi-Final action including Serena Williams v Maria Sharapova. Check out our preview of today's ATP Quarter-Finals...
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Maria Sharapova and Rafael Nadal fell to Camila Giorgi and Alexandr Dolgopolov at the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament in Indian Wells.
San Francisco ChronicleRafael Nadal stunned by Alexandr Dolgopolov in Indian Wells Round 3SI.comIndian Wells, Calif. — It was a bad day for defending champions at the BNP Paribas Open. Just a couple of hours after Maria Sharapova tumbled out of the tournament, No. 1 Rafael Nadal quickly followed...
Maria Sharapova, Rafael Nadal and the Other Grunters in Tennis -
Time to turn down the volume on the curling. More moaning and groaning than a Rafael Nadal v Maria Sharapova tennis match!
Tennis - Swiss tennis ace Roger Federer is reportedly the highest paid athlete in the game, with estimated earnings of 71.5 million dollars in 2013. According to News. com. au, the list of the world's richest players in descending order includes Federer, Maria Sharapova, Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams, Li Na, Victoria Azarenka, Andy Murray, Caroline Wozniacki and Kei Nishikori.
Novak Djokovic never liked the fact that you've emerged as the best in tennis. Rafael Nadal still rooting for you. Roger Federer, no comment. Maria Sharapova, heeey...
By favorite tennis player mens is Rafael Nadal and womens Ana Ivanovic,Serena Williams,Jelena Jankovic and Maria Sharapova lol
Maria Sharapova crashed out of the Australian Open in another seismic shock Monday as Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Victoria Azarenka saw off challenges to keep their title bids intact.
I'd kill to watch a mixed-doubles match of Serena Williams and Roger Federer v Maria Sharapova and Rafael Nadal.
Tennis | 2014 Australian Open | Day 2 | Night Session It’s been a very hot and extraordinary day at Melbourne Park. Retirements, five-set epics, questions raised over playing in the heat, and the bad news there is, that the next 3 days are expected to be the same! Roger Federer was too good against James Duckworth, winning 4, 4 and 2. From there, it only got worse for the Australians, Lleyton went down swinging in five, after being two sets down, and Bernard Tomic only lasted a set against Rafael Nadal. For those not up-to-speed, Tomic was injured in the opening games, and limped his way through the first set, which Rafa won 6 games to 4, before Bernard retired due to that injury just before we got underway in the 2nd Set.. Maria Sharapova made light work of Bethanie Mattek-Sands from the USA. The world number 3 advanced 6-3, 6-4. Gilles Simon won an epic out on Court 7. He was pushed to five by German Daniel Brands, and it went well into overtime, with Simon eventually winning 16-14 in that fifth and d ...
Here in Melbourne, Australia it is 11:14am and it is already 82 degrees and the high for the day is 107! It will be very tough for the tennis players today as it is Day Two of the 2014 Australian Open. Just underway on Rod Laver Arena is Johanna Larsson and Victoria Azarenka. Later on Laver Roger Federer takes on James Duckworth, Andreas Seppi plays Lleyton Hewitt and then the night session on Laver features Rafael Nadal (playing Bernard Tomic) and Maria Sharapova as she takes on Bethanie Mattek-Sands from the USA. Caroline Wozniacki plays on Hisense, as does Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Agniezska Radwanska, and Andy Murray. A very active day from a steamy Melbourne Park in Australia as coverage gets started a 7pm ET on Tennis Channel and switches over to ESPN2 at 9 and runs til 7am ET on Tuesday morning!
2014 Australian Open on ESPN - "Let's Begin". Nole talks at 0:45. Andy Murray, Rafael Nadal, Venus Williams, Maria Sharapova . are in the video too.
World No. 1 Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams have been made the top seeds at the Australian Open which begins on Monday at Melbourne Park. Defending champion Novak Djokovic is the No. 2-seeded man, followed by David Ferrer, Wimbledon champion Andy Murray, Juan Martin del Potro and 17-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer at sixth. On the women's side, defending champion Victoria Azarenka is No. 2, followed by Maria Sharapova, Li Na, Agnieszka Radwanska and former Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova in sixth.
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BEST ATP MATCHES OF 2013 NOS. 5-3: ATPWorldTour.com reviews the Top 5 ATP World Tour matches of the year, beginning with Nos. 5-3. (We will look at the best Grand Slam matches of 2013 beginning Wednesday.) 5. Grigor Dimitrov d. Novak Djokovic 7-6(6), 6-7(8), 6-3, Madrid 2nd RD The signs had been there four weeks earlier that Grigor Dimitrov was set for a major win on the ATP World Tour. Long touted as one of the hottest young prospects, Dimitrov had begun to start fulfilling his potential with a runner-up showing at the Brisbane International in January. Then, at the Monte-Carlo Country Club, he took a set off the 'King of Clay' himself, Rafael Nadal, in a close quarter-final defeat. Words of wisdom from girlfriend Maria Sharapova before he walked onto court to face then-World No. 1 Novak Djokovic at the Mutua Madrid Open perhaps gave the Bulgarian the belief he needed to claim the biggest win of his career and announce himself on the ATP World Tour. He duly stepped up and produced an exhilarating and dra ...
# Ela Bhatt (SEWA founder) achieved the Indira Gandhi peace prize. # West Zone won the Deodhar Trophy 2013 for the 12th time. # Rafael Nadal of Spain won the Indian Wells ATP Masters title 2013. # Hosts India won the test series beating Australia by 4-0. # Murali Kumar of Indian Navy won the Mr. India overall title at the sixth National senior bodybuilding championship in Kochi. # World’s most powerful telescope ALMA (Atacama Large Millimeter Array) became operational in Chile. It has a vision 10 times sharper than that of the Hubble Space telescope. # Indian-origin scientist Ram Ramamoorthy created a first-of-its-kind highly intelligent robot that can play rock-scissor-paper with human. It can respond to gestures and anticipate human actions with the help of Microsoft Kinect, a motion sensing device. # Usain Bolt of Jamaica won the World Sportsman of the Year Award for the 3rd time. # National Tourism award for the Best Heritage City in India won by Warangal, Andhra Pradesh. # Belgian Mathematician Pie ...
Article from last year regarding ETAPE Marie Curie Cancer Care Etape Pennines bike ride The 'charity' bike ride where no money goes to charity If none of the money goes to charity, how is the event's entry fee – the most expensive on the sportive calendar – justified? Riders signing up for Britain's newest and most expensive charity cycling sportive could be forgiven for thinking that part of their entry fee goes direct to a good cause. After all, the official title of the event is the Marie Curie Cancer Care Etape Pennines. Together with its well established big brother north of the border, the Etape Caledonia, it charges the highest entry fee on the sportive calendar – £61. Yet none of that goes to the charity. Instead, all profits go to one of the richest showbiz and sport talent agencies in the world, IMG, which includes Rafael Nadal, Justin Timberlake and Tyra Banks among its clients. 5,000 riders took part in May's Etape Caledonia. Almost 3,000 have signed up for the Etape Pennines, which tak ...
US Open 2013: Victoria Azarenka into semis with straight-sets win Second seed Victoria Azarenka remains on course for a return to the US Open final after beating Daniela Hantuchova in the last eight at Flushing Meadows. The 2012 runner-up needed only an hour and 16 minutes to win 6-2 6-3 and set up a semi-final meeting with Italy's Flavia Pennetta. French eighth seed Richard Gasquet earlier held his nerve to beat fourth seed David Ferrer over five sets. He will face second seed Rafael Nadal who thrashed Tommy Robredo 6-0 6-2 6-2. Arthur Ashe Stadium Flavia Pennetta (Ita) bt Roberta Vinci (Ita)  6-4 6-1 Pennetta followed up her second-round win over fourth seed Sara Errani by knocking out another fellow seeded Italian in 30-year-old Vinci, and did it in some style. Ranked down at 83 after struggling with back and wrist injuries last year, the former doubles world number one has beaten Maria Sharapova and Vera Zvonareva at Flushing Meadows in previous years. "It's amazing, I'm really happy and I cannot ...
Wimbledon Update Sabine Lisicki - down but not out Sabine Lisicki And Crazy Wimbledon by Raul Raña John Mcenroe called Day 3 at Wimbledon the "craziest day ever" of the tournament, a day that witnessed the shock loss of champion Roger Federer to an opponent from Ukraine ranked below the top 100 in the world, the loss of Maria Sharapova, the withdrawal of Victoria Azarenka and Belgian Steve Darcis, Rafael Nadal's first round conqueror, and other top seeds due to the "slippery grass -" truly enough which led to many a tumble and fall among the players - Sharapova called the grass "dangerous," and the complaints became an issue with organizers. Whether it was the grass or not albeit tournament organizers insisting that the grass was in the same condition as in previous years, Caroline Wozniacki, Ana Ivanovic, and Jelena Jankovic also lost in the second round and colorful player Jo-Wilfried Tsonga on the men's side withdrew after losing in the second round. Henceforth called "Crazy Wednesday" or "Black Wedne ...
Some things really puzzle me several tennis players win multiple Grand Slams and get no recognition yet just because Andy Murray wins Wimbledon he is worthy of a knighthood I think its totally pathetic, Virginia Wade won the Wimbledon title in 1977 and she was never made a Dame so what is the difference. Serena Williams & Venus Williams have won 5 Wimbledon titles, Rafael Nadal has won 2 Wimbledon titles, Roger Federer has won 7 Wimbledon titles, Maria Sharapova has won 1 Wimbledon title and do they get any recognition just for winning Wimbledon no they do not. If anyone should be knighted it should be soldiers in the army who do a far more important job fighting for their country and risk their lives on a daily basis. Andy Murray stands on a tennis court hitting a ball from one side to the other and gets paid millions just for doing that its totally out of order. Serena Williams has won 16 Grand Slams in Singles, 13 Grand Slams in Doubles, 2 Grand Slams in Mixed Doubles and 4 Olympic Gold Medals (1 in Si ...
Still can't believe Serena Williams went out of Wimbledon and Maria Sharapova and Rafael Nadal and Rodger Federer
Marion Bartoli's near-perfect day ... LONDON -- The big, flat-out hitters -- Serena Williams, Victoria Azarenka and Maria Sharapova -- were already chilling at home when the women's semifinals unfurled Thursday. That they also were the top three seeds here at the All England Club says a lot about today's game. Big is almost always better, but this retro final four has something different: variety. It happened on the men's side, when Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal succumbed to crazed, net-crashing volleyers named Steve Darcis and Sergiy Stakhovsky. As Martina Navratilova wrote in her Thursday column in the Times of London, all four women's semifinalists could have played in the wooden racket era. Their average height -- about 5-foot-7 -- isn't all that far beyond the height of an average woman. They resist the urge to hit everything hard and harder; rather, they have a pleasing array of spins and speeds for any occasion. Even Sabine Lisicki, the most powerful of the group, unleashed a hail of drop shots in ...
Serena Williams stunned at Wimbledon by German Sabine Lisicki Kvitova, Li Na also advance The Associated Press Posted: Jul 1, 2013 10:27 AM ET Last Updated: Jul 1, 2013 11:55 AM ET Sabine Lisicki overcome mid-match struggles to earn the biggest win of her career. Serena Williams saw her match streak end at 34 on Monday, and more importantly, her bid to repeat as Wimbledon champion. Germany's Sabine Lisicki topped Williams by scores of 6-2, 1-6, 6-4 on Centre Court, continuing a trend of upsets during the tournament's fortnight. Past Wimbledon champions Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Maria Sharapova exited the tournament last week, while top contenders Victoria Azarenka and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga were among a spate of injury casualties. "I probably couldn't be more disappointed," Williams said. "I think I may have backed off of a success. I was playing something successful. I didn't continue that path. The result didn't go the way it could have gone had I continued to play the way I did in the second set." No ...
With Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Maria Sharapova and other stars eliminated, the fourth round will introduce fans to players with big games, if not big names.
Wacky Wednesday at WimbledonSlips, but Federer Takes the Biggest Fall By NAILA-JEAN MEYERS WIMBLEDON, England — The carnage began early Wednesday at Wimbledon. Fifteen minutes into the first match on Court 3, the top-seeded American man, No. 18 John Isner, retired from his match against Adrian Mannarino with a left knee injury. By lunch, women’s No. 2 Victoria Azarenka and Steve Darcis, who upset Rafael Nadal in the first round Monday, had withdrawn because of injuries. At tea, a knee injury had forced No. 6 seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga to quit his match after three sets, and third-seeded Maria Sharapova and ninth-seeded Caroline Wozniacki had lost to qualifiers after slipping on court and requiring medical treatment. At dinner, after seven singles players had retired or withdrawn with injuries, the All England Club issued an extraordinary statement defending the state of its grass. And as the sun was setting to bring one of the strangest days in Wimbledon history to an end, the most unusual sight of all o ...
Wimbledon this year is full of upsets, from Rafael Nadal to Maria Sharapova top seeds are going home early.
Nigerians may not be too tennis crazy, but you have to be stone cold not be shocked at the turn of events in Wimbledon 2013. First it was the shock at the exit of Rafael Nadal to a lowly ranked player ,now we all woke to the shock elimination of Roger Federer the defending champion , Victoria Azarenka world number 2, Jo Wilfred Tsonga,and unbelievably Maria Sharapova , and then there is Caroline Wozniacki, Anna Ivanovic all top seeds eliminated by players way down the ladder
London bridge is falling down and taking every tennis player with it Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Maria Sharapova, Victoria Azarenka, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Sara Errani, Caroline Wozniacki, Ana Ivanovic, Jelena Jankovic, Marin Cilic, Janko Tipsarevic, Maria Kirilenko, Nadia Petrova and John Isner and the guy who took down Nadal for all the Rafa fans.
What a crazy start to Wimbledon! After only 3 days Rafael Nadal, Maria Sharapova and defending champion Roger Federer have already lost, while other prominent names such as Victoria Azarenka, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, and John Isner were forced to retire due to injury. What has been most shocking for you so far?
Roger Federer lost in the second round and Rafael Nadal lost in the first round at Wimbledon already. Andy Murray must have booby trapped the grass lawn they play on. LOL!
Up early, getting ready for work day, I have very busy next few days. I am also getting caught up with Wimbledon's Tennis Open from yesterday Wednesday June. 26th. Huge upsets at the English club. Rafael Nadal loosing in the 1st round and also number 5th female player in the world Sara Errani, loosing in the first round on Monday.With the injury and withdrawal of Victoria Azarenka, and also John Isner, followed by the early retirement of Wilfredo Tsongas. Oh Venus Williams not playing and also the ousting in the second round of the Great Roger Federer. The great lost of Maria Sharapova who was seated at number 3, loosing to the 136th player. Wow!...that was a mind blowing surprise. Though I may not be a fan of some of them, they are still great players and have done a lot to put their countries of origin on the world stage of tennis. And it is sad to see some of them loose and then some of them just fade in to the sub set with out much glory especially if a sport is not a passion in their culture, then th ...
Murray wins in straight sets at Wimbledon LONDON (AP) -- Never has a routine, straight-sets victory been so remarkable. Britain's Andy Murray brought a small sense of order to Wacky Wednesday at Wimbledon. In a day of stunning upsets, ill-timed injuries and slips and biffs on the grass, his match was ordinary, his scoreline routine. His 6-3, 6-3, 7-5 victory over Yen-hsun Lu of Taiwan was notable only for not being notable - one of the rare times that could be said on a day when Roger Federer and Maria Sharapova lost, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga quit, Victoria Azarenka didn't even start and five more players, including the man who beat Rafael Nadal earlier in the week, also went out with injuries. ''You have to concentrate on yourself,'' Britain's top player said. ''I think when a lot of players get injured, the one thing is, you may be a little tentative yourself at the beginning of the matches, maybe not feel that comfortable throwing yourself around the court. But after the first few games, that normally goes a ...
Maria Sharapova, Lleyton Hewitt, Jelena Jankovic, Victoria Azarenka, Ana Ivanovic, Caroline Wozniacki, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer: 8 former Number 1s out from that's it, shut off your TV sets and go to sleep!
Wimbledon 2013- This is indeed a Grand Slam, with heavyweights like Rafael Nadal(5), Lleyton Hewitt(former world no 1), Wilfred Tsonga(7), Elena Baltacha, Caroline Wozniacki(9) out through ankle injury, Maria Sharapova(3) and my own favorite tennis star Roger Federer(3) all shown way out of the Grand Slam. Tennis is now a game of no minnows as the seemingly unrated and lowly ranked players spring up surprises which is actually good for the game. Wimbledon 2013 is a tournament of the fittest with more surprises hopefully coming. Who wears the crown?
Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Victoria Azarenka, and Maria Sharapova have all been knocked out of Wimbledon and it is only round 2!! Wow!
So far, has lost fan favorites Rafael Nadal, Victoria Azarenka, John Isner and Maria Sharapova. This bracket is crazy
Rafael Nadal, Victoria Azarenka, Maria Sharapova, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Marin Cilic all out. And we're just in the second round.
Consider the following statements about French Open 2013 1. Maria Sharapova is the winner of French Open 2013 (women) 2. Rafael Nadal clinch the men's 2013 French Open Title Which of the above statement is/are correct? a. Both 1 & 2 b. Only 1 c. Neither 1 nor 2 d. Only 2
Wimbledon Tennis Championships begins in London Jun 24 The 127th edition of the Wimbledon Tennis Championship begins in London on Monday. The top seeds like Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray, Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova are taking part in this competition. While Leander Paes, Mahesh Bhupati, Rohan Bopanna with their partners will take part in men's doubles, Sania Mirza will be playing women's doubles with her American partner Leizel Huber. The duo of Divij Sharan and Purav Raja will play their first ever Grand Slam match today. A report. The first Indian who played at the Wimbledon, was Sardar Nihal Singh in 1908. Later, Vijay Amritraj from Madras has been a regular to the Wimbledon since 1969. He had the distinction of reaching the quarter-final stage in 1973 and then again in 1981. In 1999, top seeds Leander Paes and his partner Mahesh Bhupathi created history by becoming the first Indians to win a major title at the Wimbledon. Since then Paes has lifted mixed double troph ...
As I wake up, I wake up to some foolery...but then I remember its SW19, Wimbledon time. Tennis all day for 2 weeks, nobody could ruin my day. TTYL. Serena Williams, Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Maria Sharapova, Petra Kvitova, and many more. So excited.
Andy Murray is third on Centre Court on Monday as he opens his Wimbledon campaign with a first-round tie against Germany’s Benjamin Becker. As tradition dictates, defending champion Roger Federer starts proceedings on the opening day of the tournament as he takes on Victor Hanescu, with women’s third seed Maria Sharapova second on Centre Court for her game against Kristina Mladenovic. Tennis fans with Court One tickets also have a treat in store with women’s second seed Victoria Azarenka opening up against Maria Joao Koehler before two-time Wimbledon champion Rafael Nadal faces Steve Darcis and 11th seed Stanislas Wawrinka takes on another former champion in Leyton Hewitt. Court Two kicks off at the earlier time of 11.30am, compared to 1pm on the two main show courts, with Ana Ivanovic up first against Virginie Razzano of France. Men's sixth seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga takes on Belgium's David Goffin in the third match of the day on Court Two. Court Three has a British feel to it with Elena Baltacha fac ...
Maria Sharapova, Serena Williams, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal play a special mixed doubles match in the dark.
CURRENT AFFAIRS : 10 June 2013. 1. The RBI on Monday imposed a fine of Rs 5 crore on Axis Bank, Rs 4.5 crore on HDFC Bank and Rs. 1 crore on ICICI Bank for violation of Know Your Customer KYC norms and anti-money laundering guidelines after inquiring into charges leveled by a online portal Cobrapost. 2. Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani on Monday resigned from all posts in the party, a day after Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi was appointed as the chief of the party’s election campaign committee. 3. In Assam, BPL families are availing medical benefits under the Centre’s Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojna,RSBY. 4. Railways have decided to launch an SMS-based service for immediate response topassenger complaints regarding housekeeping service in coaches. 5. Rafael Nadal won his 8th Men's Singles Tittle of the French Open Tennis Tournament. 6. Serena Williams won the Women's Singles title of French Open Tennis tournament by defeating Maria Sharapova in straight sets by 6-4, 6-4. 7. K ...
Eight(8) French Open Grand Slam Title is not a fluke.Dats the record dat the King of clay the Spaniard,Rafael Nadal has just created for posterity at Roland Garros in Paris.Guess who was by his side to savour the sweet victory?.The king of tracks himself,Jamaican Usain De Thunder Bolts. Serenna Williams,the American defeated the Russian beauty,Maria Sharapova to clinch the female title.Congratulopia!
Who wins the Roland Garros Serena Williams vs Maria Sharapova and Rafael Nadal vs David Ferrer Ern? What's ur message for the Black Stars? Ur messages are welcomed on Dove Weekend Sports from now until 9am.
David Ferrer defeats Jo-Wilfred Tsonga in French Open Semifinal. He will face Rafael Nadal in the Finals on Sunday. In Women's singles Maria Sharapova will clash with Sarena Williams today.
Last years champions of the French Open are going but to the finals again this year. Rafael Nadal and Maria Sharapova are going back again to the finals. It's going to be a all Spanish final with Nadal and David Ferrer. Sharapova has to face Serena Williams the favored of the French Open. Good luck all.
Rafael Nadal and David Ferrer in the men final at the French Open. Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova in the ladies final tomorrow morning!!
Roland Garros: king Rafael Nadal (clay master) has defeated world no one Novak Djokovic to book a place in Sunday final while Maria Sharapova(go go Masha) has defeated Victoria Azarenka to reach the French Open final on Saturday facing the unbeatable Serena Williams who humiliated Italian Sara Errani at the semis!!
Dhoni richer than Alonso, Hamilton, Bolt, Nadal, Djokovic! Indian cricket team’s captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been ranked at 16th place on Forbes' list of highest-paid athletes in the world. Golfer Tiger Woods is the highest paid athlete, according to Forbes. With an earnings of USD 31.5 million (approx Rs 180 crores) Dhoni becomes the highest ranked among the Indian atheletes. The only other Indian sportsman in the list is Sachin Tendulkar. He is ranked 31st with a total annual earning of USD 22 million (Rs 125 crores). Last year Dhoni was placed at 31 which means that his earnings increased manifold during the last year. Other notable sportsmen, who are behind MSD are Ferrari's Fernando Alonso (19th), Northern Ireland golfer Rory Mcilroy (21st spot), Lewis Hamilton (26th), Novak Djokovic (28th), Rafael Nadal (30th) and Usain Bolt (40th). Three women led by tennis ace Maria Sharapova, who ranks No.22 with an earning of USD 29 million, Serena Williams and Chinese star Li Na also featured in the list ...
Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams top the Roland Garros odds but Novak Djokovic and Maria Sharapova will be hopeful of overturning the tennis betting
What a day of tennis! My girl Maria Sharapova gave me a HUGE scare this morning when she lost the first set to Jelena Jankovic 0-6! She made a fantastic comeback and took the last two set 6-4, 6-3 to move on the semi-finals. In the semi-finals she will play Victoria Azarenka who beat Maria Kirilenko 7-6, 6-2. Rafael Nadal dominates the "other Swiss" Stanislas Wawrinka in straights and then Novak Djokovic beat the ageless Tommy Haas in straights as well.
2 p.m. Maria Sharapova takes on Jelena Jankovic... Rafael Nadal is looking to stop Stan the man. Victoria Azarenka will have a tough one trying to defeat Maria Kirilenko. Novak Djokovic vs. Tommy Haas, does age matter !?
Today is the second day of the French Open quarter-finals. On the men's side Novak Djokovic tackles Tommy Haas and Rafael Nadal faces Stanislas Wawrinka, while on the women's side Jelena Jankovic plays Maria Sharapova and Maria Kirilenko is up against Victoria Azarenka. Who will you be backing?
Like an apparition - I've spent last weekend in the stands of Phillipe Chartrier at the Roland Garros Grand Slam in Paris watching the gratest icons of our generation, Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer, but also Novak Djokovic, Jo-Wilfred Tsonga among others. When all of sudden, for a brief moment, John Mcenroe emerged from the 
Second seed Maria Sharapova eased into the French Open quarter-finals with a comfortable win over Sloane Stephens. The reigning champion recorded a 6-4 6-3 triumph over the American 17th seed. Victoria Azarenka will meet Maria Kirilenko after defeating 2010 champion Francesca Schiavone 6-3 6-0. Tommy Haas thrashed Mikhail Youzhny to set up a last-eight meeting with Novak Djokovic, while Stanislas Wawrinka will face Rafael Nadal after fighting back to beat Richard Gasquet in five sets.
Victoria Azarenka, Novak Djokovic & Rafael Nadal have all won today. Just Maria Sharapova to go to complete a perfect day. 1 set up atm!
Matches of the Day – Day 9 1. Novak Djokovic vs. Philipp Kohlschreiber It’s been something of a mixed bag at Roland Garros so far this year for top seed and world number one Novak Djokovic. The Serb was far too good for rising star Grigor Dimitrov in the third round, but did have some injury concerns regarding his right shoulder during the match. On top of that, Djokovic after the match learned of the death of his childhood coach, Jelena Gencic, and was too distraught to attend his post-match press conference. It remains to be seen whether Gencic’s death spurs Djokovic on in this tournament or represents an additional burden for the Serb to carry on his back. His opponent in the round of 16, Philipp Kohlschreiber, is a talented player and the sixteenth seeded German has beaten Djokovic at Roland Garros in the past. But that was before Djokovic established himself as the world’s leading player. I’ll back the top seed to turn tragedy into triumph in Paris this year. Djokovic in 3. 2. Rafael Nadal ...
(2) Maria Sharapova def. Jie Zheng 6-1, 7-5. Impressive win for Sharapova to come back from a 1-4 deficit in the 2nd set! Sharapova moves on to the 4th round where she will face (17) Sloane Stephens. Up next on Philippe Chatrier is (3) Rafael Nadal vs. (27) Fabio Fognini!
After two significant rain delays throughout Thursday, the heavens opened a third time just before 9 pm, bringing a premature end to the day’s play whilst leaving a number of matches hanging in the balance. Maria Sharapova (No.2) was particularly disappointed that her tie on Chatrier could not be completed. She was a set and 4-2 to the good against up-and-coming Canadian player Genie Bouchard, but once she failed to take a break point which would have had her serving for the match at 5-2, the umpire called a halt. Stanislas Wawrinka (No.9) was also homing in on victory when play was suspended. The Swiss No.2 had taken the first set 6-2, squeezed home in a tie-break in the second once play resumed at around 8 pm and was about to receive at 3-3 in the third. His opponent Horacio Zeballos, who of course defeated Rafael Nadal in the final of the Spaniard’s comeback tournament in Vina del Mar at the start of the year, attempted a service but could barely grip his sodden racquet, and that was that. Elsewher ...
Rafael Nadal, Jean Gachassin and Maria Sharapova. LOL at this pic
French Open 2morrow can't wait to watch da defending champ my Russian star Maria Sharapova
sign up for Asian league . The tennis off-season will grow ever shorter in December 2014, when the International Premier Tennis League is set to begin operations with headliners including Djokovic, Andy Nadal, Victoria Azarenka and China’s Li Na, all on board for a quick-hit holiday payday. The concept of a competition lasting for several weeks before Christmas will comprise an unspecified number of teams in unnamed Asia cities, according to league officials who presented their project on the eve of the French Open. Notable absentees include Roger Federer and Maria Sharapova, who have already announced plans for various exhibitions in South America during the off-season. The new Asian league has the backing of Nadal’s management, with the Spaniard quick to sign on. “It will be a big success for sure. I really look forward to be playing for a team and especially in Asia, such an important place in the world of tennis,” Nadal said. Organisers said the programme will be structured around five one-set ...
Maria Sharapova about Rafael Nadal: "I hope to improve my way of playing on clay once standing at his side".
Singapore will be among six Asian cities to play host to the inaugural season of the International Tennis Premier League (ITPL) in December 2014. Top players such as Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray, Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova, Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi have pledged their commitment to the ITPL. For more:
The 2013 French Open begins on Sunday with Round 1 play, as the 2nd Grand Slam tennis tournament of the year takes center stage on the red clay of Roland Garros in Paris. Novak Djokovic sits in the top stop on the men's singles side, and will face Belgium's David Goffin in Round 1. The man who defeated Djokovic in last year's final to capture the 2012 French Open title, Rafael Nadal, begins the tournament ranked 3rd, and will face Germany's Daniel Brands in Round 1. Roger Federer is the tournaments number 2 seed, and Spain's David Ferrer, at number 4, round out the top 4 spots. Americans Sam Querrey and John Isner are ranked number 18 and 19 respectively. Isner faces Carlos Berlocq, of Argentina, in Round 1 while Querrey takes on Slovakia's Lukas Lacko. On the women's singles side, Serena Williams holds the number 1 spot and she faces Anna Tatishvili, of Georgia, in Round 1. Williams sister, Venus, comes into the French Open with the number 30 seed. Maria Sharapova, who won her 1st French Open championshi ...
Rafael Nadal will face surprise finalist Stanislas Wawrinka in Sunday's final at the Madrid Open after the Swiss made his second comeback in less than 24 hours to earn a semi-final victory.
your favorite tennis player. Rafael Nadal, Maria Sharapova.
With celebrity linesman, backwards 'tweeners, and impromptu rules from surprise guest and chair umpire Johnny Mac, mixed doubles at the Clash was arguably some of the funniest exhibition play you will ever see from Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Maria Sharapova and Victoria Azarenka. Check out our favorite moments in the highlight reel below, then tell us yours!
Yay! Federer is through to the fourth round! His 35th consecutive time entering the second week in a Grand Slam! How great is it? See below for the streak of current top players (Career best / current): 1. Novak Djokovic (15/15) 2. Roger Federer (35/35) 3. Andy Murray (12/12) 4. Rafael Nadal (13/0) ... And the women... 1. Victoria Azarenka (5/5) 2. Maria Sharapova (11/5) 3. Serena Williams (9/3) 4. Angieszka Radwanska (5/3)
Answers:- 1).S Jaipal Reddy 2).49% 3).TurkmenGaz 4).Novak Djokovic 5).Copyright 6).Maria Sharapova Questions 1.)Name the oil minister of India. 2).Bharti Airtel said it will buy a -% stake in the Indian broadband business of Qualcomm for about $165 million in a deal 3).GAIL (India) Limited inked the gassale and purchase agreement (GSPA)with -, Turkmenistan's national oil company, for the 7.6-billion TAPI project on 23 May 2012. 4).Rafael Nadal defeated world no. 1 - to claim his sixth Italian Open Title on 21 May 2012. 5).The Lok Sabha passed the - Bill 2010 on 22 May 2012 6).Russian tennis star - defeated Li Na of China to retain the Italian Open title on 20 May 2012.
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In the French Open tennis, World Number One Novak Djokovic and second seed Rafael Nadal are facing each other in a historic men’s singles title clash. Nadal has won the first set 6-4. and was leading 5-3 till rain interrupted play. — June 10, News On Air In French Open Tennis, Maria Sharapova takes on Sara Errani in the Women’s Final in Paris on 9 June. — June 9, News on AIR India expresses concern over growing militarization of Syrian conflict; Says it will have serious consequences for peace and security in the region. — June 8, News on AIR
The public have voted and the results are in – Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova will grace the…
I want to buy the new racket like as Maria Sharapova or Rafael Nadal :D
You could argue the turning point of the 2012 U.S. Open—which starts today—already happened. Well, three turning points, actually. 1. Rafael Nadal withdraws with a knee injury. People who follow tennis will tell you they've seen this coming since before Nadal wore sleeves.
Iyacala i US OPEN KU TENNIS KUSASA i go 4 Maria Sharapova of russia and Rafael Nadal of spain
[Key facts on London 2012 tennis tournament women's singles] - Serena Williams (United States) won the women's singles gold medal to become the fourth tennis player to achieve a singles career golden slam. -- Five-time Wimbledon women's singles winner Serena Williams (United States) joined Steffi Graf (Germany), Andre Agassi (United States) and Rafael Nadal (Spain) as only players to have won all four Grand Slams and Olympic gold in singles. -- United States is now the most successful NOC in women's singles on five golds and four bronze medals. Britain is on four golds, three silvers and four bronze medals. -- 2004 Wimbledon champion Maria Sharapova (Russia) won the silver medal. Russia has now won five of 12 women's singles medals in the four Olympic Games held this century (since 2000). -- Victoria Azarenka (Belarus) won bronze to hand Belarus its first medal in tennis.
Maria Sharapova and Rafael Nadal ride waves of confidence into Wimbledon + more Maria Sharapova News
Tennis is not a silent sport. Anyone who tells you otherwise has never witnessed tense moments in a game between, say, top-ranked player Maria Sharapova and champion Serena Williams. Or listened to Victoria Azarenka or Michelle Larcher de Brito play.
I have no reason to watch Wimbledon anymore now that Maria Sharapova and Rafael Nadal are out of the conference
Djokovic imitates Maria Sharapova and Rafael Nadal at the US Open.
First it was Rafael Nadal, and now Maria Sharapova?! What the *** ! I guess grass court ain't their friend.
Got Wimbledon on and they are talking about the "biggest upset" in tennis history when Lucas Rosol beat Rafael Nadal. Aren't they forgetting the biggest upset would be when a little unknown and at that time unranked Russian tennis player Maria Sharapova beat Serena Williams for the Wimbledon title?
So if escorting Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova and Andy Murray on and off of Centre Court I have also got to talk to Sir Cliff Richard, Sir Trevor Mcdonald, Prince Charles, Camilla, Pipper Middleton, Ainsley Harriott and Geri Halliwell :d working Wimbledon aint that bad!!
It's a quick turnaround from the French Open to Wimbledon. Rafael Nadal and Maria Sharapova ...
Also my favourite Tennis stars Maria Sharapova and Rafael Nadal won the French Open..Nw only England are left..
This year's French Open winner Maria Sharapova is the top seed in the womens singles and defending champion Novak Djokovic has been confirmed as the top seed in this year's mens singles at Wimbledon 2012. Serbia's Djokovic, the current world number one, lost to Rafael Nadal in the French Open Finals...
I love Rafael Nadal and Maria Sharapova. They're my favorite tennis players😍
I think I may have asked this question, but I'll ask it again. Who's more likely to win Wimbledon: Maria Sharapova or Rafael Nadal?
ROLAND-GARROS : Ladies and gentlemen, here is the BEST OF Roland Garros 2012 ! What was your favorite moment ? Of the 2012 French Open, with the triumph of Rafael Nadal and Maria Sharapova
The 2012 French Open at Roland Garros is now complete, with champions Maria Sharapova and Rafael Nadal revelling in...
We've assembled our Roland Garros wrap-up issue with our day by day thoughts on the clay fortnight: grading the field's performance, their fashions, and features on Rafael Nadal and Maria Sharapova! All this and more inside! CLICK HERE TO READ:
My two favorite tennis players, Maria Sharapova and Rafael Nadal, are singles champions of 2012 ROLAND-GARROS.
swet! 2 of my favorite Tennis players won in French Open! Go Maria Sharapova & Rafael Nadal! :)
Congrats to Rafael Nadal & Maria Sharapova for winning French Open Final!
And a dream result. Sania-Bhupati, Maria Sharapova and now Rafael Nadal what more one can ask for.
Maria Sharapova and Rafael Nadal are Roland Garros 2012 champions. Couldn't ask for better winners.
The awkward moment, Rafael Nadal celebrates his victory the same as Maria Sharapova did. Yes, am talking about Falling on knees. LoL
Amazing ! the best athletes in the world won in both the women's and men's side! Rafael Nadal and Maria Sharapova your French Open champs
Maria Sharapova won Roland Garros (French Open) yesterdaymaking her the 10th tennis diva to win all major tornament of women category after Serena Williams. Sharapova recent honour, is anticipitated to earn her the next world no.1 title in female tennis. As of this moment, Rafael Nadal and Novak Jokovic is slugging it out in male finals. Heavy down pour disrupted the action- full men's final leading to the postpondment of the match yesterday to today 11th June. Friends predict who will win male category of French Open. From Monaco, the home of Roland Garros France; Martin Okoye reporting.
the last one is Rafael Nadal vs Novak Djokovic. Rafa vying for his 7th Roland Garros title,& Nole same as Maria Sharapova but just more GS.
It's another toe-to-toe French Open 2012 final btn Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal while in women it'll be the almighty form Maria Sharapova against italian Sara Errani in this weekend. Out from me!
All the top players practiced at Roland Garros today ! Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Maria Sharapova, Roger Federer, Ana Ivanovic, Lleyton Hewitt, Juan Marin Del Potro and more ! Only 3 days before the main draw starts ! (Crédit photo : FFT)
Rafael Nadal and Maria Sharapova claimed the titles at the Rome Masters
Congratulations to Maria Sharapova on winning back-to-back trophies at the Italian Open! Tomorrow it's Novak Djokovic vs. Rafael Nadal for the men's final in Rome...can't wait! XO Rich Cole
Maria Sharapova has successfully retained her WTA Rome title after a third-set tie-break over Li Na of China which was delayed by rain. While, the much anticipated Rome Masters final between Novak Djokovic & Rafael Nadal has been postponed till tomorrow due to bad weather.
Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Maria Sharapova in Moscow: Former World no. 1 Roger Federer, his best rival Rafa...
Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal have both made the grade in Forbes’ 2012 list of the world’s most powerful celebrities. Federer was the highest-ranked tennis players at No. 31, followed by Nadal (47), Maria Sharapova (71), Serena Williams (77) and Li Na (87). Of Federer, Forbes wrote that he “has the most impressive endorsement portfolio in sports with nine sponsors that collectively earn Federer more than $30 million annually including long-term deals with Nike, Rolex, Wilson and Credit Suisse. He also commands more than $1 million per exhibition event. Federer is widely perceived as the greatest tennis player ever. He holds the records for most singles Grand Slam wins (16) and career prize money ($70 million). He appeared in a staggering 18 out of 19 Grand Slam finals between 2005 and 2010.” Nadal, said Forbes, “has established himself as one of the top tennis players of all-time. He has ranked among the top two in the ATP's year-end standings for seven straight years. His $48 million in career ...
✌.ʕʘ‿ʘʔ.✌ Congratulations to Rafael Nadal with the emotions and Maria Sharapova with a new Porsche ツ
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