Prague, April 19 (IANS) The Czech Republic team led 2-0 over France with two singles wins in the first day's Fed Cup tennis semi-final.
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Today is Sunday, April 19, the 109th day of 2015. There are 256 days left in the year.
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By Ian Chadband ZIELONA GORA, Poland (Reuters) - Martina Hingis has no plans of returning to play singles on the women's tour after a courageous performance in a Fed Cup defeat by Agnieszka Radwanska on Saturday in her first major match in eight years. The 15-time grand slam winner was persuaded to make her singles comeback because of injuries in the Switzerland team for the World Group playoff against Poland.
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- India beat Philippines, enter Fed Cup … IANS - 16 hours ago
Hyderabad, April 18 (IANS) The Sania Mirza-led Indian women's tennis team came out with a gritty performance to beat Philippines 2-1 in the Fed Cup Group II Asia/Oceania promotional playoff final here on Saturday night to enter Group I, where they will play in 2016. In the all-important playoff, India won the first singles rubber before the visitors rallied back to level the contest on the indoor hard courts of the SAAP Tennis Complex. It all boiled down to the doubles match where World No.1 Sania and Prarthana Thombare helped the home team win the tie and promote India into Asia/Oceania Group I. With the victory, India extended their head-to-head against the Philippines to 4-2, having won the last four contests. First up, Prarthana had an easy 6-3, 6-1 win over Anna Clarice Patrimonio in the first singles rubber, which lasted a little more than an hour.
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Fifteen-year-old Thai Phachara Khongwatmai will make his Asian Tour debut at next week's Indonesian Masters, hoping to steal some limelight from former world number one Lee Westwood and Dane Thomas Bjorn. He turned professional last August before becoming the youngest winner on the Asian Development Tour, which serves as the feeder circuit to the Asian Tour, last month. "I started playing golf when I was nine years old," said Phachara, who earned his Tour card through qualifying school in January.
- Nick Kyrgios slams ITF on Twitter for … ANI - Sat 18 Apr, 2015
Sydney, Apr 18 (ANI): The International Tennis Federation found themselves on the receiving ends of Australian teen tennis star Nick Kyrgios' scathing tweets, as he accused them of drug testing him more than other players. Kyrgios' first tweet said that just to make things a bit more interesting the ITF decided to do a doping test on him, the day he arrived from Australia, News.com.au reported.
- Nadal sets up semi-final clash against … IANS - Sat 18 Apr, 2015
Monaco, April 18 (IANS) Eight-time champion Rafael Nadal booted out fellow Spaniard David Ferrer to reach men's singles semi-finals of the Monte Carlo Masters. He will go head-to-head against World No.1 Novak Djokovic next up. Nadal leads a career record of 23-19 against Djokovic, including two victories over the Serb in the 2009 and 2012 finals here before Djokovic exacted revenge in the 2013 title match. Earlier, the 27-year-old Djokovic had moved to a perfect 12-0 record over Marin Cilic to reach the semis with a 6-0, 6-3 victory.
- Andy Murray, Kim Sears' wedding … ANI - Sat 18 Apr, 2015
London, Apr 18 (ANI): Andy Murray recently choose Kim Sears as his wife and kissed her in front of the guests, which has been described as very moving.
- Swiss Miss Hingis hoping to be a big … Reuters - Fri 17 Apr, 2015
By Ian Chadband ZIELONA GORA, Poland (Reuters) - It is not a gimmick and the way Martina Hingis is talking, it will be no mismatch either. After the Swiss announcement on Friday, made amid some excitement in a provincial Polish town hall, that she will play her first tour-level singles for eight years against Agnieszka Radwanska in the World Group playoff, Hingis declared: “I wouldn’t be playing if I didn’t think I could help the team.” Being paired with the world number nine Radwanska should, in theory, be like being chucked to the lions for someone who has retired twice and concentrated purely on doubles while occasionally messing around in exhibitions and low-rent league singles. After Hingis’s brilliant recent doubles performances with Sania Mirza, winning three tournaments in five weeks, Swiss Fed Cup captain Heinz Guenthardt asked her about returning to the fray. She needed no persuading as she has to play to qualify for next year’s Olympics where, she explained, she would happily partner either Roger Federer or Stan Wawrinka in the mixed doubles.
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