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Roddick Puts US in Davis Cup Semis

US will face Spain next - Roddick vs. Nadal

(Newser) - Andy Roddick proved dominant again in the Davis Cup, sending the defending champion United States past France today and into the semifinals against Spain. Roddick defeated Paul-Henri Mathieu 6-2, 6-3, 6-2 for the deciding. This was Roddick's second singles victory in three days. This marks the sixth straight Davis Cup... More »

Sharapova Wins Australian Open

In straight sets, Russian star notches third Grand Slam title

(Newser) - Maria Sharapova polished her tennis resume and commercial appeal today by dunking Ana Ivanovic 7-5, 6-3, to win the Australian Open women's singles title. The 20-year-old dominated from the outset, controlling key points and letting up only once, with a poor service game in the first set that let her... More »

Federer Takes Friendly Win Over Santoro

Venus, Kuznetsova, Blake advance in 2nd round of Aussie Open

(Newser) - Roger Federer certainly didn't go easy on Fabrice Santoro in their Australian Open match today, but the world's number one ace did give his ami a breather before match point of the 6-1, 6-2, 6-0 contest. "It's so beautiful, what he's doing," the appreciative Frenchman told the AP.... More »

Henin Outlasts Sharapova in Record Match

Belgian grabs Sony Ericsson laurel, extends winning streak to 25

(Newser) - Justine Henin and Maria Sharapova battled for a record 3 hours, 24 minutes in the final match of the Sony Ericsson Championships yesterday until Henin finally locked up her 5-7, 7-5, 6-3 victory. "It's an honor to play against her," Sharapova told AP, adding: "I hope I... More »

Hingis Fails Coke Test, Retires

Tennis star denies taking drugs, but quits over age and health issues

(Newser) - Tennis star Martina Hingis today admitted that she tested positive for cocaine in a pre-Wimbledon drug test, and announced her retirement, citing age and health problems. The five-time Grand Slam champ denies taking drugs, the AP reports. "I find this accusation so horrendous that I've decided to confront it... More »

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