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newstennis2 years ago

VIDEO | Karolina Pliskova shows insane rage after defeat, smashes holes in umpire’s chair

Tennis would perhaps be the only sport to witness continuous altercations between the player and the umpire on a regular basis. But Czech Republic’s Karolina Pliskova took it to a whole new level on Wednesday as she was seen smashing holes in umpires chair after her loss to Maria Sakkari.
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newstennis2 years ago

Rafael Nadal breaks 34-year old record, wins 50 sets in a row on clay

Rafael Nadal won his 50th consecutive set on clay in a win against Diego Schwartzman on Thursday and broke a 34-year old record set by John McEnroe, who won 49 consecutive sets on carpet in 1984. Nadal will face Austrian Dominic Thiem up next in the quarter-finals of Madrid Open on Friday.
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newstennis3 years ago

Cincinnati Open | Nick Kyrgios to face Grigor Dimitrov in final; Garbine Muguruza to take on Simona Halep for title

Grigor Dimitrov has reached his first ATP Tour final by edging past John Isner 7-6 (7-4) 7-6 (12-10), in just two hours and will now face Nick Kyrgios for the title. Meanwhile, in the Women’s singles, Garbine Muguruza beat World No.1 Karoline Pliskova to set up the final date with Simona Halep.
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newstennis3 years ago

Wimbledon 2017 | WATCH | Rybarikova wins the point of the tournament so far

Not only did Magdaléna Rybáriková pull off the biggest win of her career against Karolína Plíšková yesterday, she also might have won the point of the Championships so far. The Slovakian was engaged in an enormously long rally in the third set but managed to come out on top before beating the Czech.
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reporttennis3 years ago

Wimbledon 2017 | Boppana-Vasselin advance while Paes goes down; Federer and Djokovic through

It was a mixed day for India at Wimbledon yesterday, as Leander Paes and Adil Shamasdin went down in a close encounter to Austria's Julian Knowle and Philip Oswald. But Rohan Bopanna and Roger Vasselin did make it through to round two. Meanwhile, Federer and Djokovic also advanced round three.
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reporttennis3 years ago

Wimbledon 2017 | Federer, Djokovic advance easily after opponents retire; Kerber through in straight sets

Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic both entered into the next round of the Wimbledon without much hard work as their opponents retired hurt from their first round matches on Tuesday. World No.1 Angelique Kerber also reached the next round as she beat Irina Falconi 6-4, 6-4.
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newstennis3 years ago

French Open roundup | Simona Halep and Jelena Ostapenko to battle it out in Women's Singles finals

Simona Halep reserved the first berth for the Women's singles final after defeating Karolina Pliskova 6-4, 3-6, 6-3. In the other semi-final contest, the unseeded Jelena Ostapenko overcame Switzerland's Timea Bacsinzky 7-6, 3-6 and 6-3 to seal her first major tournament final berth.
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reporttennis4 years ago

US Open | Angelique Kerber reaffirms No.1 ranking with maiden US Open title

The new World No.1 Angelique Kerber became the first German woman since Steffi Graf (1996) to win the US Open title when she overcame Karolina Pliskova in women’s final on Saturday. Kerber defeated the Czech 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 in a gripping final that had a bit of everything.
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