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January 25, 2008
Women's final 9:30 p.m. [ESPN2] No Justine Henin, no Williams sisters, no problem. Not when you have Maria Sharapova vs. Ana Ivanovic in the women's final of the Australian Open. Sharapova has dominated every opponent she's faced, including Henin. Ivanovic is a rising star who fought back from a set down to win in the semifinals.
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June 21, 2010
Roger Federer's loss at a Wimbledon warm-up last weekend was just his second grass-court defeat since 2003, extending his winless drought to nearly five months. But the All England Club brings out the best in Federer, who has reached a record seven straight finals there, losing only one — to Rafael Nadal in 2008. So when Federer steps onto Centre Court for his opening match Monday against Alejandro Falla , he'll be the man to beat, getting the top seed even though he's ranked second.
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May 29, 2010
Maria Sharapova and Justine Henin set up a third-round showdown at the French Open by winning matches suspended overnight because of darkness. Sharapova finished off Kirsten Flipkens 6-3, 6-3, and four-time champion Henin beat Klara Zakopalova 6-3, 6-3 Friday in Paris. A schedule backlog caused by rain created a parade of champions on the sixth day of the tournament. Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Venus and Serena Williams were among those who advanced, while defending women's champion Svetlana Kuznetsova was upset by fellow Russian Maria Kirilenko.
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May 30, 2010
Robby Ginepri upset 2003 champion Juan Carlos Ferrero 7-5, 6-3, 3-6, 2-6, 6-4 on Saturday to give the United States one man in the fourth round of the French Open. Ginepri, who has beaten two seeded players, is ranked 98th and hadn't won a main-draw match on clay this year before arriving in Paris. "I'm quite surprised that (Ferrero) lost," said Spanish countryman Rafael Nadal , who beat Lleyton Hewitt 6-3, 6-4, 6-3. Also advancing were third-seeded Novak Djokovic — Ginepri's next opponent — No. 7 Fernando Verdasco and No. 11 Mikhail Youzhny . No. 6 Andy Roddick , though, lost 6-4, 6-4, 6-2 to 114th-ranked qualifier Teimuraz Gabashvili of Russia and acknowledged: "I got outplayed from the first ball."
NEWS
May 30, 2010
Robby Ginepri upset 2003 champion Juan Carlos Ferrero 7-5, 6-3, 3-6, 2-6, 6-4 on Saturday to give the United States one man in the fourth round of the French Open. Ginepri, who has beaten two seeded players, is ranked 98th and hadn't won a main-draw match on clay this year before arriving in Paris. "I'm quite surprised that (Ferrero) lost," said Spanish countryman Rafael Nadal , who beat Lleyton Hewitt 6-3, 6-4, 6-3. Also advancing were third-seeded Novak Djokovic — Ginepri's next opponent — No. 7 Fernando Verdasco and No. 11 Mikhail Youzhny . No. 6 Andy Roddick , though, lost 6-4, 6-4, 6-2 to 114th-ranked qualifier Teimuraz Gabashvili of Russia and acknowledged: "I got outplayed from the first ball."
NEWS
June 21, 2010
Roger Federer's loss at a Wimbledon warm-up last weekend was just his second grass-court defeat since 2003, extending his winless drought to nearly five months. But the All England Club brings out the best in Federer, who has reached a record seven straight finals there, losing only one — to Rafael Nadal in 2008. So when Federer steps onto Centre Court for his opening match Monday against Alejandro Falla , he'll be the man to beat, getting the top seed even though he's ranked second.
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By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | June 30, 2001
WIMBLEDON, England - Justine Henin is the other Belgian. The one who lost to her fellow countrywoman, Kim Clijsters, in the French Open semifinal. But at this Wimbledon, Henin might be the Belgian who shines. Yesterday, the No. 8 seed continued her quiet journey through the Wimbledon women's draw by defeating a crafty grass-court veteran, Lisa Raymond, 6-4, 7-6 (6). So, what's up with Belgian tennis? "For a million times this year I've had this question," said the 19-year-old from Marloie, Belgium.
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By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | June 28, 2002
WIMBLEDON, England - Justine Henin calls this the "year of the confirmation," the year she stuck in the top 10 and developed a full-court game around the best backhand in women's tennis. Yet despite her status as a returning finalist, Henin of Belgium hasn't attracted all that much attention at this year's Wimbledon. Which is just the way she likes it. Yesterday, Henin, the No. 6 seed, walked on to Court 2 for a second-round match and methodically took apart Denisa Chladkova of the Czech Republic, 6-2, 7-5. Her level may have dropped a little bit in the second set, but Henin didn't seem to mind.
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By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | July 7, 2001
WIMBLEDON, England - Justine Henin is a throwback and a revelation. She grips a tennis racket with one hand on her elegant backhand shots, aims for winners, and uses her speed to cover the court. And in a sport dominated by tall and powerful players, Henin is slight and crafty, standing 5 feet 5 3/4 inches, mixing her shots. She's also from Belgium, not exactly a tennis hotbed but home to two straight women's finalists in Grand Slam tournaments. So it all makes for a surprising and beguiling tale as Henin meets reigning champion Venus Williams in today's Wimbledon women's final.
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By John Pye | January 30, 2010
Serena Williams loves a good underdog story and understood that most of the crowd was behind Justine Henin. All that sentiment was put aside once she heard an insult from the stands, a crack that went right to the heart of all athletes. Williams surged to a 6-4, 3-6, 6-2 victory in the Australian Open final Saturday, closing this chapter on Henin's remarkable comeback from retirement. "I think everyone was for Justine tonight," Williams said. "But you know what really helped me out?
NEWS
May 29, 2010
Maria Sharapova and Justine Henin set up a third-round showdown at the French Open by winning matches suspended overnight because of darkness. Sharapova finished off Kirsten Flipkens 6-3, 6-3, and four-time champion Henin beat Klara Zakopalova 6-3, 6-3 Friday in Paris. A schedule backlog caused by rain created a parade of champions on the sixth day of the tournament. Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Venus and Serena Williams were among those who advanced, while defending women's champion Svetlana Kuznetsova was upset by fellow Russian Maria Kirilenko.
SPORTS
By John Pye | January 30, 2010
Serena Williams loves a good underdog story and understood that most of the crowd was behind Justine Henin. All that sentiment was put aside once she heard an insult from the stands, a crack that went right to the heart of all athletes. Williams surged to a 6-4, 3-6, 6-2 victory in the Australian Open final Saturday, closing this chapter on Henin's remarkable comeback from retirement. "I think everyone was for Justine tonight," Williams said. "But you know what really helped me out?
SPORTS
January 25, 2008
Women's final 9:30 p.m. [ESPN2] No Justine Henin, no Williams sisters, no problem. Not when you have Maria Sharapova vs. Ana Ivanovic in the women's final of the Australian Open. Sharapova has dominated every opponent she's faced, including Henin. Ivanovic is a rising star who fought back from a set down to win in the semifinals.
SPORTS
By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | June 28, 2002
WIMBLEDON, England - Justine Henin calls this the "year of the confirmation," the year she stuck in the top 10 and developed a full-court game around the best backhand in women's tennis. Yet despite her status as a returning finalist, Henin of Belgium hasn't attracted all that much attention at this year's Wimbledon. Which is just the way she likes it. Yesterday, Henin, the No. 6 seed, walked on to Court 2 for a second-round match and methodically took apart Denisa Chladkova of the Czech Republic, 6-2, 7-5. Her level may have dropped a little bit in the second set, but Henin didn't seem to mind.
SPORTS
By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | July 7, 2001
WIMBLEDON, England - Justine Henin is a throwback and a revelation. She grips a tennis racket with one hand on her elegant backhand shots, aims for winners, and uses her speed to cover the court. And in a sport dominated by tall and powerful players, Henin is slight and crafty, standing 5 feet 5 3/4 inches, mixing her shots. She's also from Belgium, not exactly a tennis hotbed but home to two straight women's finalists in Grand Slam tournaments. So it all makes for a surprising and beguiling tale as Henin meets reigning champion Venus Williams in today's Wimbledon women's final.
SPORTS
By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | June 30, 2001
WIMBLEDON, England - Justine Henin is the other Belgian. The one who lost to her fellow countrywoman, Kim Clijsters, in the French Open semifinal. But at this Wimbledon, Henin might be the Belgian who shines. Yesterday, the No. 8 seed continued her quiet journey through the Wimbledon women's draw by defeating a crafty grass-court veteran, Lisa Raymond, 6-4, 7-6 (6). So, what's up with Belgian tennis? "For a million times this year I've had this question," said the 19-year-old from Marloie, Belgium.
SPORTS
January 11, 2008
Baseball -- The lawyer who led baseball's investigation of Pete Rose said George Mitchell's failure to release most of the evidence from his probe on doping in baseball undermined the credibility of the report. Mitchell refused a request from the Associated Press to make public more than 50 documents referenced in footnotes and has not released notes from his interviews with witnesses who implicated players in the use of performance-enhancing drugs. "That's ridiculous," chief Rose investigator John Dowd said yesterday.
NEWS
May 31, 2010
Venus Williams was beaten in the fourth round of the French Open by Nadia Petrova 6-4, 6-3 on Sunday, while Roger Federer easily advanced into the quarterfinals on the men's side. Williams came into the tournament seeded No. 2 behind her sister Serena . "I'm obviously disappointed," Williams said. "I feel like I had a day where I wanted to hit the ball cross-court and it went down the line. It just wasn't a good day." Petrova has been a nemesis for the Williams family lately — she beat Serena in the third round at Madrid less than three weeks ago. Justine Henin rallied in a winner-take-all set that seemed like a final, outslugging Maria Sharapova 6-2, 3-6, 6-3. In men's play, the top-ranked Federer continued his bid for a second successive title by beating Olympic doubles partner Stanislas Wawrinka 6-4, 7-6 (5)
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