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Kremlin Cup: Ivanovic thumps qualifier to reach quarters

Russia's Maria Kirilenko weathered a tenacious performance from Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakhstan to reach the quarter-finals of the Kremlin Cup tennis here Thursday.

Kirilenko won both sets by breaki

Davydenko stunned by Bogomolov in Kremlin Cup


World No.124 Alex Bogomolov dumped Nikolay Davydenko from the Kremlin Cup in the first round, scoring the first upset of a seed in the $740,000 tournament.

Fifth seed Davydenko is a three-time champi

Kremlin Cup: Kirilenko ousts Vesnina

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Russia's Maria Kirilenko defeated her compatriot and wild card Elena Vesnina in the first round of the Kremlin Cup tennis Wednesday.

Seventh seed Kirilenko had to survive a set point in the first set

Nerves are a tough opponent: Ivanovic


Former World No.1 Ana Ivanovic's career has struggled at times since she won her only Grand Slam title in Paris in 2008.

Participating in the Kremlin Cup here, she said that her own nerves have been

Kremlin Cup: Sania-Nuria in second round


Sania Mirza and her Spanish partner Nuria Llagostera Vives entered the second round of Kremlin Cup after a hard-fought victory over Darya Kustova of Belarusand Ukraine's Olga Savchuk on Tuesday.


Portugal must take Russia seriously, says coach


Russia are a quality team and Portugal cannot afford to take them lightly when the two clash in a football World Cup qualifier, Portugal coach Paulo Bento said.

Friday's match pits together the two f

Pussy Riot women disown husband as group's spokesman


The two members of feminist punk band Pussy Riot sentenced to two-year terms in a Russian prison camp accused the husband of one of them of falsely acting as their spokesman, in a new sign of a split

Russia won't single out Ronaldo: Berezutsky

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Russia won't single out Ronaldo for special treatment in Friday's World Cup qualifier against Portugal, said defender Alexei Berezutsky.

The Group F clash could go a long way in deciding the fate of

Russia to salvage sunken n-submarines

The Russian defence ministry is planning to raise and scrap two sunken nuclear submarines in the northern Barents and Kara seas in order to prevent potential radioactive pollution of the area.

The Iz

US charges against Russians not for espionage: official


Charges in the United States against Russian members of an alleged military exports ring were not related to espionage, Russia's Foreign Ministry said on Thursday.

"The charges shown to us by the US

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