Articles by Robert Woodward



Yeltsin's Women Storm Rankings

  • 04 March 04
  • Reuters
With five players in the top 20 and 10 in the top 50, Russia is taking over from the United States as the predominant force in women's tennis.

Russian Tennis Builds Promise

  • 03 December 02
  • Reuters
From ball boy to Davis Cup final hero, Mikhail Youzhny has the talent and courage to build a Russian superpower in men's tennis.

Yeltsin: One-Time Lucky Charm

  • 03 December 02
  • Reuters
Every team needs a mascot and Boris Yeltsin is convinced he was Russia's good luck charm at the Davis Cup final.

Comeback Kid Seals Davis Cup Win

  • 02 December 02
  • Reuters
Russia won the Davis Cup for the first time on Sunday after 20-year-old Mikhail Youzhny, a late substitute in the deciding singles, staged an astonishing comeback to beat Paul-Henri Mathieu 3-6, 2-6, 6-3, 7-5, 6-4.

Russian Stars Face French Spirit

  • 27 November 02
  • Reuters
With two star players, Yevgeny Kafelnikov and Marat Safin, Russia hopes to show off its might in next week's Davis Cup final against France.

A Roller Coaster Winter Games

  • 25 February 02
  • Reuters
A selection of quotes from the major events and key figures of the Winter Olympics that ended Sunday in Salt Lake City.

Venus, Serena Set for Sister-Act Semi

Hingis, Sampras Set for Quarterfinals

Kafelnikov Handed No. 1 Spot

Strasbourg Stuns Inter 2-0 in First Leg

Ferrari Hopes for First Win Since '79

Tories Stunned by MP Defection

Venables Gets FA Backing, Vows Suit

Tory MP's Death: Police Investigate Press Leaks