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Oct 31, 2014

Le Clos confident of beating Phelps again in Rio

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Chad le Clos, one of the few men to have beaten Michael Phelps at the Olympics, has thrown down the challenge to his old rival, urging him to get back into training so they can have a rematch at Rio in 2016.

The South African pulled one of the biggest upsets of the 2012 London Olympics when he got his hands on the wall ahead of Phelps after a dog fight to win the gold medal in the 200 meters butterfly.

Oct 31, 2014

Swimming-Le Clos confident of beating Phelps again in Rio

SINGAPORE, Oct 31 (Reuters) – Chad le Clos, one of the few men to have beaten Michael Phelps at the Olympics, has thrown down the challenge to his old rival, urging him to get back into training so they can have a rematch at Rio in 2016.

The South African pulled one of the biggest upsets of the 2012 London Olympics when he got his hands on the wall ahead of Phelps after a dog fight to win the gold medal in the 200 metres butterfly.

Oct 31, 2014

FINA stands by decision to honor Putin

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Swimming’s world governing body has defended a decision to award it highest honor to Russian President Vladimir Putin, saying it had nothing to do with politics.

FINA has been criticized over the timing of the decision with relations between Russia and the NATO alliance under strain, but the body’s executive director Cornel Marculescu told Reuters that the award was related only to sport.

Oct 26, 2014

Williams sends ominous warning she has plenty left in tank

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – The older Serena Williams gets, the more dominant she becomes. At 33, an age when most players start to fade, her grip on women’s tennis looks as secure as ever.

Each time she is presented with a new challenge she finds a way to overcome it, emerging stronger each time, and her will to win is not fading.

Oct 26, 2014

Tennis-Williams sends ominous warning she has plenty left in tank

SINGAPORE, Oct 26 (Reuters) – The older Serena Williams gets, the more dominant she becomes. At 33, an age when most players start to fade, her grip on women’s tennis looks as secure as ever.

Each time she is presented with a new challenge she finds a way to overcome it, emerging stronger each time, and her will to win is not fading.

Oct 26, 2014

Halep pays heavy price for beating Williams

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Simona Halep, like many others before her, learnt a hard lesson on Sunday, that there is a hefty price to pay for beating Serena Williams.

Just days after the diminutive Romanian handed Williams her heaviest defeat in 16 years, she was brought back to earth with a thud, thrashed 6-3 6-0 in the WTA Finals title match.

Oct 26, 2014

Tennis-Halep pays heavy price for beating Williams

SINGAPORE, Oct 26 (Reuters) – Simona Halep, like many others before her, learnt a hard lesson on Sunday, that there is a hefty price to pay for beating Serena Williams.

Just days after the diminutive Romanian handed Williams her heaviest defeat in 16 years, she was brought back to earth with a thud, thrashed 6-3 6-0 in the WTA Finals title match.

Oct 26, 2014

Ruthless Williams avenges loss to Halep in WTA Finals

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Serena Williams destroyed Romania’s Simona Halep 6-3 6-0 on Sunday to win the WTA Finals championship in Singapore, proving once again why she remains the most formidable force in women’s tennis.

Williams avenged her “embarrassing” loss to Halep in the group stage of the season-ending tournament with a ruthless display, overpowering her pint-sized opponent at every opportunity.

Oct 26, 2014

Tennis-Ruthless Williams avenges loss to Halep in WTA Finals

SINGAPORE, Oct 26 (Reuters) – Serena Williams destroyed Romania’s Simona Halep 6-3 6-0 on Sunday to win the WTA Finals championship in Singapore, proving once again why she remains the most formidable force in women’s tennis.

Williams avenged her “embarrassing” loss to Halep in the group stage of the season-ending tournament with a ruthless display, overpowering her pint-sized opponent at every opportunity.

Oct 25, 2014

Wozniacki targets New York marathon after tennis loss

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – A glutton for punishment or a woman on a mission? Either way, Caroline Wozniacki has no intentions of putting her feet up just yet after her last tennis match of the season.

Rather than take an immediate break after losing to Serena Williams at the WTA Finals on Saturday, Wozniacki is already looking ahead to another sporting challenge — her first marathon.

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