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Louis Vuitton case for Cup

This time, the World Cup trophy will be traveling in style.
French fashion and handbags house Louis Vuitton, with help from supermodel Naomi Campbell, has unveiled an elegant leather-bound case that it produced to carry the trophy to South Africa on Tuesday.

WAGs up the glam quotient

Dressed only in tight-fitting football shirts or skimpy bikinis, and pouting enthusiastically for lucrative sportswear and magazine photoshoots, the World Cup WAGs are on the march.

Henry happy to be joker

Thierry Henry may be France’s all-time top scorer and leader of his country’s attack for over a decade yet he is set to fill an unaccustomed role as ‘super sub’ at the World Cup in South Africa.

stosur shock for henin


Samantha Stosur of Australia stunned four-times former winner Justine Henin at the French Open on Monday to wreck hopes of a dream quarter-final between the Belgian and top seed Serena Williams.

Tintin nets $1.3 million in auction

A life-size bronze statue of comic book reporter Tintin and more than 200 other items linked to the diminutive globetrotter have fetched more than euro1 million at a Paris auction.

Venus dumped out


Top seed and defending champion Roger Federer showed no mercy for best friend Stanislas Wawrinka on Sunday when he handed his Olympic gold medal-winning teammate a 6-3, 7-6 (7/5), 6-2 French Open thumping.

Paes, Bopanna cruise; curtains for Bhupathi

Leander Paes and Rohan Bopanna scored contrasting wins with their respective partners but Mahesh Bhupathi made a shock exit along with Max Mirnyi from the men’s doubles event of the French Open here on Saturday.

Serena survives, Gabashvili shocks Roddick


Serena Williams pulled through with the aid of a doctor at the French Open on Saturday but there was no reviving Andy Roddick as he packed up his kit bag and headed off to find some grasscourts.

Sharapova saunters in the sun


Maria Sharapova and Justine Henin set up a third-round showdown at the French Open on Friday, winning their matches suspended overnight because of darkness.
Sharapova finished off Kirsten Flipkens of Belgium 6-3, 6-3, and four-time champion Henin beat Klara Zakopalova of the Czech Republic 6-3, 6-3. A schedule backlog c

Ivanovic falters on rain-hit day


Former champion Ana Ivanovic and super-senior Kimiko Date Krumm saw their French Open hopes fizzle out in the Roland Garros gloom on Thursday as heavy rain brought havoc to the second-round programme.

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