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Davenport faces major test against Sharapova
Melbourne, Jan 15 (DPA) Former World no.1 American Lindsay Davenport is to get a real sense of the strength of her comeback to tennis when she faces a tough opponent in fifth seeded Russian Maria Sharapova in the second round of the Australian Open here Wednesday.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008 2:08:36 PM

India have only pride to play for in last two Tests (Preview, lead)
Perth, Jan 15 (IANS) Australia have retained the Border-Gavaskar Trophy winning the first two Tests and India are left to play the remaining two Tests only for their pride, more so after the recent off-field happenings.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008 1:42:23 PM

Australia opt for all pace attack, Rogers to replace Hayden
Perth, Jan 15 (IANS) Australia have opted for an all pace attack by picking Shaun Tait while opener Chirs Rogers makes his way in the side for an injured Matthew Hayden for the third Test against India starting here Wednesday.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008 1:10:29 PM

Blake gives mixed signals on ATP betting crackdown
Melbourne, Jan 15 (DPA) Vice president of the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) player's council James Blake has called for penalties to drive out of tennis for life any player caught betting on his own matches.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008 1:02:13 PM

Devoted mum Davenport, well-developed time manager (Australian Open Diary)
Melbourne, Jan 15 (DPA) Former world no.1 American Lindsay Davenport is becoming adept at juggling Australian Open tennis preparation along with the needs of her seven-month old son Jagger as her return to tennis hits stride.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008 1:00:05 PM

India have only pride to play for in the last two Tests (Preview)
Perth, Jan 15 (IANS) Australia have retained the Border-Gavaskar Trophy winning the first two Tests and India are left to play the remaining two Tests only for their pride, more so after the recent off-field happenings.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008 12:40:47 PM

Sania starts Australian Open on winning note
Melbourne, Jan 15 (IANS) Sania Mirza began her Australian Open campaign with a comprehensive 6-2, 6-4 win against an error-ridden unseeded Iroda Tulyaganova in the first round Tuesday.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008 11:43:50 AM

Australian Open: Djokovic advances over Becker
Melbourne, Jan 15 (DPA) Third seed Novak Djokovic of Serbia passed an easy opening test at the Australian Open Tuesday as he dispatched German Benjamin Becker 6-0, 6-2, 7-6 (7-5).

Tuesday, January 15, 2008 11:36:34 AM

Hewitt has advantage with Roche on side, says Federer
Melbourne, Jan 15 (IANS) World No.1 tennis player Roger Federer of Switzerland admits that splitting with coaching guru Tony Roche was a tough blow and that the legendry coach is an asset for Llyeton Hewitt, the Australian media reported Tuesday,

Tuesday, January 15, 2008 11:21:21 AM

Shark attack was like 'Jaws', says survivor
Wellington, Jan 15 (DPA) A popular New Zealand beach was reopened to swimmers Tuesday with lifeguards keeping a close watch on the water following a large bronze whaler shark's attack on an inflatable boat, which caused it to start to deflate.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008 10:33:02 AM

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