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Kiefer ankle agony sends Slovaks into Hopman final
Perth, Jan 8 (DPA) Nicolas Kiefer was taken off in a wheelchair Thursday, victim of a freak ankle injury as Slovakia reached the final of the eight-nation Hopman Cup team tennis competition when Germany could not go on.

Thursday, January 08, 2009 1:02:56 PM

Davydenko pulls out of Australian Open
Melbourne, Jan 8 (DPA) The Australian Open tennis tournament has lost injured world No.5 five Nikolay Davydenko as the Russian withdrew due to a nagging heel injury.

Thursday, January 08, 2009 12:47:44 PM

Tsonga stamps his comeback authority on Niemimen
Brisbane, Jan 7 (DPA) Australian Open finalist Jo-Wilfried Tsonga recovered from a horror start to impose his game on fighting Finn Jarkko Nieminen for a 0-6, 7-6 (7-1), 7-6 (7-5) win into the quarter-finals of the Brisbane International Wednesday.

Wednesday, January 07, 2009 8:17:10 PM

Ntini-Steyn resistance inspired injured Smith to bat
Sydney, Jan 7 (IANS) South African captain Graeme Smith had no plans to bat with a broken hand but changed his mind after seeing the resolute display by tail-enders on the last day of the third final Test against Australia here Wednesday.

Wednesday, January 07, 2009 8:09:53 PM

Australian Open boss confident on Sharapova's appearance
Sydney, Jan 7 (IANS) Australian Open tennis tournament director Craig Tiley is confident that defending champion Maria Sharapova of Russia will play this year.

Wednesday, January 07, 2009 7:38:43 PM

Ponting hails team's fightback in Sydney
Sydney, Jan 7 (IANS) Australian captain Ricky Ponting said his team has shown character in winning the dead rubber against South Africa and staying at the top of Test rankings.

Wednesday, January 07, 2009 7:18:46 PM

Ponting backs Hayden to play on
Sydney, Jan 7 (IANS) Struggling Australian opener Mathew Hayden Wednesday got the backing of his captain Ricky Ponting who said the veteran's experience is valuable to the side which is going through a transitional phase.

Wednesday, January 07, 2009 6:51:36 PM

Smith feels Hayden's days are not over yet
Sydney, Jan 7 (IANS) South African captain Graeme Smith supported an out-of-form Matthew Hayden saying the 37-year-old opener is still considered a potent force by the opponents.

Wednesday, January 07, 2009 6:44:45 PM

Australia clinch a gripping Test despite Smith-Ntini heroics
Sydney, Jan 7 (IANS) South African captain Graeme Smith peeled off the cast on his broken left hand to come out to join Makhaya Ntini in a gutsy bid to save the third cricket Test , but their resistance came to an end with ten balls still to be bowled and Australia snatched victory in a pulsating finish here Wednesday.

Wednesday, January 07, 2009 6:20:21 PM

Scoreboard: Australia vs South Africa, Third Test, fifth day
Sydney, Jan 7 (IANS) Scoreboard on the fifth day of the third and final cricket Test between Australia and South Africa at the Sydney Cricket Ground here Wednesday:

Wednesday, January 07, 2009 5:27:46 PM

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