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Maria Sharapova Stages Comeback To Win Madrid Open

It didn’t look good for Maria Sharapova at the start of the championship match at the Madrid Open yesterday. The Russian dropped the first set to 22-year-old Simona Halep 1-6, holding serve only one time. However, somehow the 8th ranked world player, and former number one, put it together and took the next two sets 6-2, 6-3. The match served …

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Stanislas Wawrinka Wins His First Grand Slam

Swiss tennis player Stanislas Wawrinka nabbed his first Grand Slam title at the Australian Open on Sunday. In an interview with CNN, the 28-year old Wawrinka seemed thrilled and maybe even a little surprised. “I never dreamed about that, never expected to be in that situation and that’s just crazy … You don’t really know what’s happening, I started to …

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Rafael Nadal Loses to Wawrinka in Australian Open

Following his victory over Roger Federer in the Australian Open semifinals, most tennis pundits went ahead and pegged Rafael Nadal as the 2014 Australian Open Champion, despite the fact that he still had one match to win. And in his heart of hearts, Nadal’s opponent, Stanislas Wawrinka, most likely held the same opinion. After all, Nadal had defeated the Swede …

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Rafael Nadal Advances to #1 Ranking

As Rafael Nadal advances to the final of the China Open, he also captures the #1 ranking, even if he loses to Novak Djokovic in the Sunday final. Arriving in China on Monday, Nadal last held the position in July 2011, as reported by Associated Press. Djokovic previously held the ranking for over 100 weeks, but this season has witnessed …

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Rafael Nadal Defeats Djokovich To Win 2013 U.S. Open

On September 9, 2013 Rafael Nadal defeated Novak Djokovich to win the U.S. Open, winning his second U.S. Open title. Since Nadal was plagued with an injury during the 2012 U.S. Open, he wanted to come back this year and make a stand, and show that he was the best. He suffered an injury to his knee and after that …

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Rafael Nadal Wins U.S. Open After Wimbledon Loss

Number 2 ranked Rafael Nadal defeated Number 1 ranked Novak Djokovic, winning the 2013 U.S. Open. The sweet victory for Nadal is even sweeter when one considers the year he has had. Unable to compete in last year’s U.S. Open, Nadal was home tending to his injured left knee; however, the disappointment from last year’s exclusion did not keep him …

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Novak Djokovic Advances To US Open Final

Novak Djokovic, top-ranked when entering the U.S. Open tournament, has survived in a rally to advance to the final match. Djokovich, the Serbian native, defeated Stanislas Wawrinka 2-6, 7-6 (4), 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 in the semi-finals in order to advance and play against Rafael Nadal in the finals. This will mark his seventh hard-court grand slam final in a row. …

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