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      Australian Open: Serena’s tough draw in quest for 7th title
      Jan13

      Australian Open: Serena’s tough draw in quest for 7th title

      The American powerhouse faces dangerous former world number seven Belinda Bencic of Switzerland in the opening round. Six-time champion Serena Williams was handed a tough draw Friday at the Australian Open, while defending champion Angelique Kerber has a slightly easier route towards another final.The American powerhouse, bidding for a 23rd Grand...

      Australian Open: Murray, Djokovic face testing draws
      Jan13

      Australian Open: Murray, Djokovic face testing draws

      The British world number one has lost five Melbourne finals, four of those to defending champion Novak Djokovic. World number one Andy Murray could face challenges from Kei Nishikori and Stan Wawrinka if he is to reach a sixth Australian Open final following Friday’s draw.The Scot, coming off a magnificent 2016 with a second Wimbledon...

      Jens Stoltenberg: NATO chief slams ‘unacceptable’ attempts to influence elections
      Jan12

      Jens Stoltenberg: NATO chief slams ‘unacceptable’ attempts to influence elections

      NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg said Thursday that outside attempts to manipulate national elections cannot be tolerated, amid uproar over claims Russian interference helped Donald Trump win the US presidency.”Any attempt to intervene in, to influence national elections from outside is unacceptable,” Stoltenberg said when asked about...

      Australian Open: Kerber has Serena in her sights
      Jan11

      Australian Open: Kerber has Serena in her sights

      The German left-hander stunned the American powerhouse at Melbourne Park last year, upsetting her in the final. World number one Angelique Kerber spearheads a host of dangerous players looking to halt Serena Williams’ bid for an Open-era record 23rd Grand Slam title at the Australian Open next week.The German left-hander stunned the...

      Sydney International: Top-ranked Kerber stunned by Russian teen
      Jan10

      Sydney International: Top-ranked Kerber stunned by Russian teen

      The 19-year-old underlined her huge potential with a confident performance to take out the German. Russian teenager Daria Kasatkina put Angelique Kerber’s Australian Open preparations in a spin with a straight-sets upset win over the world number one at the Sydney International on Tuesday.The 19-year-old, ranked 26, underlined her huge...

      Angelique Kerber: World number one keen to shine at Sydney International
      Jan06

      Angelique Kerber: World number one keen to shine at Sydney International

      The world number one was unexpectedly dumped from the Brisbane tournament in the quarter-finals on Thursday. Angelique Kerber has one last chance to shine ahead of the Australian Open after crashing out early at the Brisbane International, but she insists she is happy with her game heading into her final warm-up at Sydney.The world number one,...

      AFCON 2017: Sofiane Boufal leads Morocco charge
      Jan05

      AFCON 2017: Sofiane Boufal leads Morocco charge

      Morocco will open their campaign against DR Congo on January 16 in Oyem before also facing Togo and the Ivory Coast. Sofiane Boufal of English Premier League side Southampton will lead Morocco’s Africa Cup of Nations bid after being included in the 23-man squad named by coach Herve Renard on Tuesday.Juventus defender Mehdi Benatia,...

      Brisbane International: Rafael Nadal storms into second round
      Jan04

      Brisbane International: Rafael Nadal storms into second round

      Nadal took only 74 minutes to see off Dolgopolov 6-3, 6-3 and book a second round clash. Former world number one Rafael Nadal enjoyed an ideal start to his first Brisbane International Tuesday, storming into the second round with a straight sets win over Ukrainian Alexandr Dolgopolov.Nadal took only 74 minutes to see off Dolgopolov 6-3, 6-3 and...

      Ana Ivanovic: Former world No 1 retires
      Dec29

      Ana Ivanovic: Former world No 1 retires

      The Serbian's last outing was a first-round loss at the US Open in September. Former world No 1 Ana Ivanovic on Wednesday announced her retirement from tennis, admitting that the physical toll of the circuit had proved too much.The 29-year-old Serbian held the top spot for 12 weeks in 2008, the season when she claimed her sole Grand Slam...

      Russia, Iran ties with Taliban stoke Afghan anxiety
      Dec29

      Russia, Iran ties with Taliban stoke Afghan anxiety

      Moscow and Tehran insist their contact with insurgents is aimed at promoting regional security, but local and US officials have expressed bitter scepticism. Allegations over Russia and Iran’s deepening ties with the Taliban have ignited concerns of a renewed “Great Game” of proxy warfare in Afghanistan that could undermine...