Articles by Ossian Shine



Sharapova Turns It on to Stun Henin

  • 23 January 08
  • Reuters
Reputations count for little in Grand Slam tennis as champion Serena Williams and world No. 1 Justine Henin found out Tuesday, both put to the sword at the quarterfinal stage of the Australian Open.

Hingis' Comeback Success Catches Kournikova's Eye

  • 22 June 06
  • Reuters
Martina Hingis's return from chronic injury to the top of professional tennis has pricked the interest of another burn-out casualty, Anna Kournikova.

Russian Idol Is All Grit and Glamour

  • 23 August 05
  • Reuters
Maria Sharapova has taken only four years in the professional game to achieve her lifetime goal of becoming world No. 1.

Myskina's Paris Defense Falls to Pieces

  • 24 May 05
  • Reuters
The first Russian woman to win a Grand Slam crown, Anastasia Myskina, on Monday became the first French Open champion to be beaten in the first round.

S&P: Hosting Olympics May Hurt City's Rating

  • 21 January 05
  • Reuters
A successful bid to stage the 2012 Olympic Games would not overstretch London, New York or Paris, Standard & Poor's said Thursday.

Sharapova Gives WTA a Needed Boost

  • 18 November 04
  • Reuters
In a sport spoiled for tsarinas, one Russian tennis player has emerged as queen of the court.

Olympic Gold Out of Sharapova's Reach

  • 09 July 04
  • Reuters
The door to next month's Olympic Games will remain barred to Wimbledon's newest champion, Maria Sharapova, organizers say.

Tennis World Has New Queen

  • 07 July 04
  • Reuters
The fans besieging London's Savoy Hotel in the small hours of Monday morning, clutching autograph books and cameras, said it all. It was 1:30 in the morning and a throng of bright-eyed fanatics of all ages were waiting for just a glimpse of Maria Sharapova.

Russia's Zvonareva Dumps Venus From Open

  • 02 June 03
  • Reuters
A humble Russian teenager smashed the Williams sisters' grand slam stranglehold Sunday, ousting Venus from the fourth round of the French Open.

Russians Ousted From Davis Cup by Argentina

  • 07 April 03
  • Reuters
Russia had the Davis Cup snatched from their grip on Saturday when Lucas Arnold and David Nalbandian gave Argentina a winning 3-0 lead in their highly-charged quarterfinal.

Tennis' 1st Couple Advance at Open

  • 17 January 03
  • Reuters
Kim Clijsters dropped the smiles and the giggles for just 33 devastating minutes Thursday, but it was long enough to thrash Petra Mandula 6-0, 6-0 and reach the third round of the Australian Open.

Hewitt Struggles, Moya Defeats Safin

  • 13 November 02
  • Reuters
A cranky Lleyton Hewitt tightened his grip on the world No. 1 ranking on Tuesday by beating Albert Costa in the $3.7 million Tennis Masters Cup.

Henman, Hewitt Set Up Showdown

  • 05 July 02
  • Reuters
Lleyton Hewitt clawed his way out of the deepest of Wimbledon holes while Tim Henman roused himself from a torpor to set up an explosive semifinal at the grasscourt grand slam on Thursday.

Kafelnikov Falls in 3rd Round

  • 02 July 01
  • Reuters
Yevgeny Kafelnikov exited the grasscourt Grand Slam at Wimbledon in the third round of play on Saturday.

Russians Crash Out of French Open

  • 06 June 01
  • Reuters
Kuerten stayed on track for a third French Open crown by beating Russian Yevgeny Kafelnikov.

Safin on a Roll, Sampras Rallies

  • 01 December 00
  • Reuters
Marat Safin outbattled Australian Lleyton Hewitt 6-4, 6-4 in the $3.7 million ATP Masters Cup on Wednesday and could now rewrite the tennis record books.

Kafelnikov Laps Up Kuerten's Errors

  • 01 December 00
  • Reuters
Russia's Yevgeny Kafelnikov came from a set and a break down to beat Swede Magnus Norman 4-6, 7-5, 6-1 in a baseline battle on Wednesday at the ATP Masters Cup.

Safin defeats Corretja in Masters Cup

  • 29 November 00
  • Reuters
Russian world number one Marat Safin fought back from a set and 5-3 down to tame Spain's Alex Corretja 6-7, 7-5, 6-3 in the opening match of the $3.7 million ATP Masters Cup Tuesday.

Sampras Proves Untouchable Again

Trial of Strength Will Decide the Women's Champion

Agassi, Rafter to Meet in Final Four

Agassi Made to Work Hard at Queen's

Kuerten Clinches Title With Thrilling Victory

Medvedev Makes Final, History in Paris

Wright on Line to Join Highbury Greats