Dominika Cibulkova

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Sam Stosur's French Open optimism against Australian Open finalist Dominika Cibulkova

Sam Stosur.

Linda Pearce Sam Stosur cannot let Dominika Cibulkova play the way she likes to, and Cibulkova knows she cannot allow Stosur to play the way she has.

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Australian Open: Maria Sharapova loses to Dominika Cibulkova

Dominika Cibulkova.

Slovakia's Dominika Cibulkova causes the second huge women's upset at the Australian Open in as many days, downing third seed Maria Sharapova in the fourth round.

Australian Open: Dominika Cibulkova v Maria Sharapova

Dominika Cibulkova

Slovakia's Dominika Cibulkova has caused the second huge women's upset at the Australian Open in as many days, downing third seed Maria Sharapova in the fourth round.

Australian Open Day 10: Dominika Cibulkova v Simona Halep

Dominika Cibulkova (Slovakia)
Cibulkova in action.

Slovakia's Dominika Cibulkova celebrates after victory in her women's singles match against Romania's Simona Halep on day ten of the 2014 Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne.

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Australian Open: Dominika Cibulkova reaches her second grand slam semi

Slovakia's Dominika Cibulkova

Dominika Cibulkova has marched into the semi-finals at the Australian Open with a commanding straight-sets victory over Romanian Simona Halep.

Australian Open: Dominika Cibulkova through to final

Dominika Cibulkova.

Slovakian underdog Dominika Cibulkova stunned fifth seed Agnieszka Radwanska, losing just three games to storm into an Australian Open final against China's Li Na.

No place to hide for top seeds as Aleksandra Krunic adds to upsets

Steve Keating Serbia's Aleksandra Krunic added her name to a list of anonymous figures to emerge from the Flushing Meadows shadows and step into the US Open spotlight with a shock 6-4 6-4 win over Wimbledon...

Teenagers Cici Bellis, Borna Coric gatecrash US Open

Catherine Bellis

Teenage upstarts Cici Bellis, ranked at 1,208, and Borna Coric, the men's number 204, made stunning Grand Slam debuts on Tuesday, rocking the sleepy US Open out of its early slumbers.

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Tennis-Lisicki fires fastest ever serve in Stanford defeat

German Sabine Lisicki fired the fastest serve ever recorded at a WTA event on Tuesday, unleashing a 210.8 kph (131 mph) bomb in her first round loss to Ana Ivanovic at the Stanford Classic.

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Sam Stosur through to French Open fourth round

Advanced: Samantha Stosur is through to third round.

Linda Pearce, Paris So much is about the match-up, and this one suits Sam Stosur so marvellously well. Her fifth straight career win against diminutive Australian Open finalist Dominika Cibulkova has propelled the...

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Sam Stosur trying to solve a problem named Maria

Going up: Sam Stosur during her straight sets win over Dominika Cibulkova that took her into the final 16.

Linda Pearce Digging deeply into her reserves of optimism, Sam Stosur noted wryly that, well, at least none of her 13 losses from 15 attempts against Maria Sharapova have come at Roland Garros.

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Rising star Simona Halep shoulders Romania's hopes in French Open final

Simona Halep

Christopher Clarey One of the quirks and delights of the grand slam tennis tournaments is that the game's historical figures are often still here on site, playing in the senior events, watching from the stands or the...

Camila Giorgi upsets Victoria Azarenka at Eastbourne

Former world number one Victoria Azarenka has lost her first match after a three-month injury layoff to Italy's Camila Giorgi at the ATP-WTA Eastbourne International.

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Casey Dellacqua's run ends at Miami Masters

Casey Dellacqua.

Venus Williams combined 44 unforced errors with 11 aces to end Casey Dellacqua’s run at the Miami Masters with a 6-4 5-7 6-4 third round victory on Sunday.

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Djokovic beats Murray to reach Miami semis

Novak Djokovic reached the semi-finals of the Miami Masters in controversial fashion as he beat Andy Murray 7-5, 6-3, with a misinterpretation of a key rule making a huge difference.

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Williams, Li set up enticing Miami showdown

Dominant: Serena Williams defeated Maria Sharapova.

Steve Keating Serena Williams and Li Na swept past familiar foes at the Sony Open on Thursday, setting up an exciting showdown for the Miami hardcourt crown between the world's top ranked players.

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Samantha Stosur, Marinko Matosevic win in Madrid

Sam Stosur during a minute's silence for British tennis player Elena Baltacha, who died during day three of the Madrid Masters.

Madrid Samantha Stosur starts her European claycourt season with an upset straight sets win over ninth seed Dominika Cibulkova.

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Novak Djokovic makes winning return at Rome Masters

Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic made a winning return nearly a month after suffering a wrist injury, starting the Rome Masters on a rainy Tuesday with a 6-3 7-5 defeat of Radek Stepanek.

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Samantha Stosur's French Open confidence boost

Samantha Stosur.

A confidence-boosting return to clay has Samantha Stosur feeling like a grand slam threat again ahead of the French Open.

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Stosur out to stop slam slump at French

Samantha Stosur.

Liam FitzGibbon, Paris Australia's top ranked tennis player Samantha Stosur is looking to a favourite event, the French Open, to halt her grand slam slump.