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Serena and Sharapova's 'black heart' rivalry MELBOURNE: The bitter rivalry between Australian Open finalists Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova took root on the hallowed Wimbledon turf in 2004 and is still thriving more than a decade later -- both on and off the court.Sharapova was a 17-year-old unknown when she stunned the tennis world by winning at the All England club in 2004, going on to become a superstar with five Grand Slams who ranks as the world's highest paid female athlete.The problem was, the fairytale victory that catapulted her to global celebrity came at the expense of Serena Williams -- top seed at the time and hot favourite for a third straight Wimbledon title -- a result that the American has never forgotten.It has spurred her on to an overall record of 16-2 against Sharapova, with the Russian's last victory over the world number one coming more than a decade ago.Since 2005, the American's winning ...


AHL plans to set up shop in California LOS ANGELES: The American Hockey League says it will create a Pacific Division next season by relocating five professional ice hockey teams to California.It is one of the biggest seismic shifts ever in the geography of minor pro hockey in North America and it also highlights the growth of the sport in the state of California."Relocating five teams is a complex process, and we are very excited to have brought this initiative to a successful ...

Murray defends fiancee over televised outburst MELBOURNE: Andy Murray has defended his fiancee after she was caught on camera during his tense Australian Open semi-final win apparently swearing at the Tomas Berdych camp courtside.Tension between Murray and Berdych spilled over off court with the Scot's wife-to-be Kim Sears caught up with the emotion of Thursday's match.Murray, who beat the Czech seventh seed 6-7 (6/8), 6-0, 6-3, 7-5 to reach his fourth Australian Open final, attributed the atmosphere to the pre-match focus ...

Rookie Jang leads LPGA season opener by four shots ORLANDO: South Korean rookie Jang Ha-Na fired a seven-under 65 to leap four shots clear of the field after the second round of the season-opening LPGA Tour's Coates Golf Championship on Thursday.The 22-year-old Jang completed 36 holes at 12-under-par 132 in the event which was suspended by darkness for the second straight day. Jang only qualified for the tournament on Saturday."I had very nice iron shots today," said Jang, who has six victories on the ...

'Positive' Clarke to test fitness on road to World Cup SYDNEY: Australia captain Michael Clarke will bat in a local game this weekend as he embarks on a gradual return to competitive cricket in a bid to be fully fit for the World Cup after hamstring surgery.Cricket Australia said the 33-year-old, who also suffers from a chronic degenerative back condition, would turn out for Sydney's Western Suburbs on Saturday and Sunday.Then, if all goes well, for a Cricket Australia XI against a Bangladesh XI on ...

Chelsea's Ivanovic fires warning ahead of City showdown LONDON: Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic has warned Manchester City that the Premier League leaders are back to full power heading into their seismic showdown at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.Jose Mourinho's side are five points clear of second placed City and Ivanovic claims they are confident of extending that lead over the champions after a much-needed morale boost in the League Cup in midweek.Stung by their humiliating FA Cup fourth round defeat against third tier Bradford ...

Rodgers has no fears over Sturridge return LIVERPOOL: Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says he has no concerns about how Daniel Sturridge will fit into his redefined formation ahead of the striker's long-awaited comeback from injury.Sturridge will be in Liverpool's squad for their Premier League clash against West Ham at Anfield on Saturday having not played for the Reds since the end of August with calf and thigh problems.Rodgers reverted to a fluid 3-4-3 system during a lean spell of results in Sturridge's ...


 



 
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