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WATCH Postman films silent rubbish bags row

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Two men in Dover were filmed by a local postman fighting over what side of the road the rubbish should stay on.Every time one neighbor moved the bags to the other side of the road, the other would put it back where he had put it.  As Aborath notes, the two men played rubbish tennis for more than half [...]

Nadal lost in Halle quarters, Federer won

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HALLE, Germany – It has been reported that Rafael Nadal lost in the Gerry Weber Open quarterfinals while five-time champion Roger Federer overcame 25 aces from Milos Raonic to progress on Friday. Defending champion Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany ended Nadal’s 13-match winning streak with a 6-3, 6-4 win, four days after the Spaniard won a [...]

Nadal's $376,000 watch stolen in Paris hotel room found, barman arrested

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PARIS – It has been reported that police found the 300,000 euro ($376,000) watch stolen from the Paris hotel room of tennis star Rafael Nadal, and that a barman has been arrested in connection with the theft. Nadal was in Paris for the French Open, which he won Monday for a record seventh time, beating [...]

Nadal got to 3rd round in French Open

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PARIS – Nadal made it to the 3rd round of French Open. When it comes to playing on clay, Rafael Nadal’s excellence is so striking that even the slightest problem can seem like a big deal. For instance, being forced to save a grand total of two break points in one match at the French [...]

Serena Williams out of Italian Open due to back injury

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ROME (AP) – Serena Williams withdrew from the Italian Open with a lower back injury shortly before she was scheduled to meet Roland Garros champion Li Na in the semifinals on Saturday. Williams said the problem also affected her earlier this week. “It was feeling a little stiff and I don’t think this is the [...]

Sharapova lost against Serena Williams in Madrid quarters

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MADRID – It has been reported that Serena Williams brushed aside Maria Sharapova 6-1, 6-3 to advance to the Madrid Open semifinals along with top-ranked Victoria Azarenka on Friday. Williams sealed her seventh straight win over Sharapova with an emphatic slam on the new blue-clay court. Earlier in the Spanish capital, Azarenka overcame a shaky [...]

Porsche Tennis Grand Prix Results

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STUTTGART, Germany – Following the results Thursday from the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix, a $740,000 WTA event on indoor clay at the Porsche Arena (seedings in parentheses): Mona Barthel, Germany, def. Marion Bartoli (7), France, 6-3, 6-1. Li Na (8), China, def. Agkul Amanmuradova, Uzbekistan, 6-4, 6-4. Petra Kvitova (3), Czech Republic, def. Francesca Schiavone, [...]

Porsche Tennis Grand Prix Results

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STUTTGART, Germany – Following the results Wednesday from the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix, a $740,000 WTA event on indoor clay at the Porsche Arena (seedings in parentheses): Mona Barthel, Germany, def. Ana Ivanovic, Serbia, 7-5, 7-6 (4). Agkul Amanmuradova, Uzbekistan, def. Dominika Cibulkova, Slovakia, 6-2, 5-7, 6-3. Agnieszka Radwanska (4), Poland, def. Greta Arn, Hungary, [...]

Jennifer Capriati now in tennis Hall of Fame

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NEWPORT, Rhode Island – It has been reported that Jennifer Capriati went from teen prodigy to off-court troubles to Grand Slam champion, and now she’s headed to the International Tennis Hall of Fame. Capriati’s election was announced Friday, joining a 2012 class that includes Gustavo Kuerten, Manuel Orantes, Randy Snow and Mike Davies. “Tennis has [...]

Sharapova edged Wozniacki in Key Biscayne semis

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KEY BISCAYNE, Florida – It has been reported that Maria Sharapova benefited from a chair umpire’s overrule on the disputed final point and edged Caroline Wozniacki 4-6, 6-2, 6-4 in the Sony Ericsson Open semifinals on Thursday. “Obviously you don’t want it to end that way,” Sharapova said. At 40-30 in the last game, Sharapova [...]

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