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Who is Tendulkar? I don’t know, Sharapova

LONDON: Russian tennis player Maria Sharapova denied to recognize legendary Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar. Sachin Tendulkar enjoys the most prestigious status in cricketing world, having billions of fans all over the globe but Sharapova is the only sports star who has never heard of this icon's name. Tendulkar, who is a good friend of Swiss star Roger Federer, pays regular visits to the Wimbledon Championships. This year too, he made his presence felt in the Royal Box at Wimbledon to watch few matches. On June 28,…

Nadal fights off bogeyman Rosol, Serena on a roll

LONDON: World number one Rafael Nadal pulled back from the abyss to reach the third round at Wimbledon on Thursday just when it looked as though bogeyman Lukas Rosol had returned to haunt him. Two years after being knocked out at the same stage by the hard-hitting Czech in a late night Centre Court horror show, the Spaniard found himself a point away from falling two sets behind before fighting back to win 4-6 7-6(6) 6-4 6-4. "Today is another history, another story," Nadal, who could now use his escape as a springboard…

Sharapova, Halep set for guts and guile battle

PARIS: One has nothing to lose, the other is expected to win on Saturday. Even though Romania's Simona Halep is the higher seed, at four, Maria Sharapova is the household name, the face on the billboards and is playing in her third successive French Open final. Halep has not dropped a set on the way to challenging for the Suzanne Lenglen Cup, and the 1,650,000 euro ($2.25 million) check, having never gone further than the quarter-finals of a grand slam before. "I have nothing to lose. I will keep this in my mind always. I…

Sharapova, Halep battle for French Open crown

PARIS: The women's final of the 2014 French Open will be contested between Russia's Maria Sharapova and Canada's Simona Halep after the two players won their semi-finals on Thursday, ARY News reports. In the first women's semi final of the Roland Garros, Maria Sharapova played against Canada's Eugenie Bouchard. The won the first set 6-4 but the Russian bounced back in the match won the remaining two sets 7-5 and 6-2. The second women's semi final, Simona Halep trounced Germany's Andrea Petkovic in straight sets to reach…