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Relieved Wozniacki 'proud' of greatest comeback


Caroline Wozniacki

A relieved Caroline Wozniacki hailed her greatest comeback Wednesday after saving two match points at 1-5 in the final set to keep her Grand Slam dream alive against little-known Jana Fett.

The number two seed finally prevailed 3-6, 6-2, 7-5 in the second round of the Australian Open on a searing Rod Laver Arena after an epic two hour and 31 minutes battle against the Croat ranked 119th.

"At 5-1, 40-15, I felt, like, I was one foot out of the tournament," admitted Wozniacki.

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Five reasons Real Madrid have fallen into crisis


Cristiano Ronaldo, Real Madrid have fallen into crisis

Real Madrid’s 1-0 defeat by Villarreal in La Liga on Saturday was greeted by boos and jeers from the Santiago Bernabeu and plunged the Spanish champions further into crisis.

They are 19 points behind unbeaten leaders Barcelona at the halfway point of the season, fourth in the table and without a hope of defending their league title.

Here are five reasons why last season’s double winners have collapsed.

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England opener Jason Roy smashes highest score for England in ODIs


England opener Jason Roy

England opener Jason Roy has added his name to the record books, eclipsing one-time opening partner Alex Hales' previous mark of the highest score by an Englishman in ODI cricket. On Sunday, Roy went past Hales' 171 to finish with 180 as England powered to victory in the series opener against Australia at the MCG.

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Neymar's PSG move a backwards step:ex-Brazil star Ronaldo


Neymar, Paris Saint-Germain, PSG

According to ex-Brazil star Ronaldo, Neymar's world record transfer to Paris Saint-Germain from Barcelona was a step backwards in his career.

"He's at PSG now, but sports-wise, this decision he's taken is a step backwards," the 2002 World Player of the Year said in an interview with former international Zico's youtube channel.

"He was at Barcelona and he left for PSG. I played at Barca, but I left for Inter Milan when the Italian league was a lot more competitive."

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Vijay-Dhawan opening act under scanner for second Test


Dhawan, Vijay

Of the 10 Indian wickets to fall on Day Four of the first Test, Vernon Philander - the Capetonian with a versatile ability to swing the ball both ways - picked six. Among them were two tailenders, one bowling allrounder (R Ashwin), one struggling opener (M Vijay) and two in the middle order (Kohli and Sharma).

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Guptill blasts New Zealand to eight-wicket win against Pakistan


Martin Guptill,

Martin Guptill was at his belligerent best as New Zealand thrashed Pakistan by eight wickets in Nelson on Tuesday, although captain Kane Williamson admitted a rain delay had done the hosts a favour.

The second one-day international was evenly poised when rain forced the players from the field for more than two hours with New Zealand 64 for two after 14 overs in reply to Pakistan's 246 for nine.

When play resumed under the Duckworth-Lewis system New Zealand's target was revised to 151 in 25 overs meaning they had 11 overs left to make 87.

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Reunions and introductions for Coutinho at Barcelona


Philippe Coutinho

Philippe Coutinho met his new Barcelona team-mates for the first time on Tuesday following the completion of his 160 million-euro ($192 million) move to the Camp Nou.

"WELCOME my friend @Phil_Coutinho how nice is to share team with you again," wrote Luis Suarez in English on Twitter alongside a photo of the two together at Barcelona's Sant-Joan Despi training ground.

The duo were photographed smiling with their thumbs up in Barca training kit.

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Kohli credited the way South Africans bowled 


India skipper Virat Kohli

 

India vs South Africa match,After the visitors lost the opening Test by 72 runs to South Africa at Newlands at the Newlands Stadium in Cape Town on Monday, India skipper Virat Kohli underlined the importance of having big partnerships.

"Mini collapses in both innings is something we have to think about. 

This game is all about striking in partnerships. They did that better than us," the 29-year-old Kohli said at the post-match presentation ceremony.

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5 batsmen who scored most Test runs before their first double century


Sachin Tendulkar

Here is a list of batsmen who scored the most runs before compiling a Test double century.

Talent creates its own hemisphere, and it's difficult to make good on all the expectations that fall into it. For decent Test batsmen, scoring a double century is perhaps one landmark that is not too difficult to tick-mark.

Only 14 of the 93 batsmen with 5000+ Test runs haven't scored a double century. While some registered a 200 fairly early in their careers, there have been others for whom a double century took its time coming.

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Gareth Bale scores double but champions held:Celta Vigo 2-2 Real Madrid


Celta Vigo 2-2 Real Madrid, Gareth Bale scores double

Gareth Bale scored twice but Real Marid fell further behind runaway La Liga leaders Barcelona after Maxi Gomez scored late on to claim a 2-2 draw for Celta Vigo.

Bale's first-half double looked to have sealed the points for Real at the Balaidos when he struck twice in two minutes to cancel out Daniel Wass's sublime lob, and Celta's luck looked to be out when Keylor Navas saved Iago Aspas's second-half penalty.

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