Archive for the ‘Sports/Olympics/Rio Olympic 2016/Tennis’ Category

Bouchard, Dabrowski win Olympic opener in doubles tennis

Sunday, August 7th, 2016
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Canadians Eugenie Bouchard and Gaby Dabrowski are on to the second round in women's doubles tennis at the Rio Olympics after a three-set win over Klaudia Jans-Ignacik and Paula Kania of Poland.

Serena Williams not at her best in Olympic opener

Sunday, August 7th, 2016
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World number one Serena Williams progressed through the first round of the Rio Olympics tennis on Sunday despite an error-strewn performance.

Eugenie Bouchard defeats Sloane Stephens in Olympic opener

Saturday, August 6th, 2016
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Canada's Eugenie Bouchard defeated American Sloane Stephens 6-3, 6-3 in the first round of the Olympic women's singles tennis tournament Saturday.

‘Don’t poke my eye out’: Andy Murray needs flag practice in Rio

Thursday, August 4th, 2016
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Andy Murray is quite adept at wielding a tennis racket. Holding a giant flag? He needs some work in that area.

Olympic tennis draws set, Canadians learn opponents

Thursday, August 4th, 2016
Eugenie Bouchard

Four Canadians learned their potential pathways to an Olympic medal Thursday when the tennis draws were announced in Rio.

Rafael Nadal ready to play in all 3 events at Rio Olympics

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016
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Despite some doubt over his health, Spain's Rafael Nadal confirmed that he will participate in every tennis event at the Rio Olympics.

Stan Wawrinka withdraws from Rio tennis tourney with injury

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016
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Fourth-ranked Stan Wawrinka is withdrawing from the Olympics because of injury, leaving the Rio tournament without half of the ATP's top 10.

Canadian men’s Olympic doubles team a mix of youth and experience

Sunday, July 31st, 2016
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Veteran Daniel Nestor is set to make his sixth Olympic appearance after stepping up to replace Milos Raonic alongside Vasek Pospisil.

Bryan brothers, defending Olympic doubles tennis champs, back out of Games

Saturday, July 30th, 2016
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Bob and Mike Bryan will not defend their Olympic doubles title in Rio de Janeiro, citing health concerns. The American twins announced their withdrawal on Facebook on Saturday, saying that as "husbands and fathers, our family's health is now our top priority."

Federer out for Olympics, season with knee injury

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016
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Roger Federer has withdrawn from the upcoming Rio Olympics and will miss the rest of the season to rehab his injured knee.