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Sharapova trounces Swiss qualifier to reach Tianjin semis

Sharapova trounces Swiss qualifier to reach Tianjin semis

Oct 13 (Reuters) Maria Sharapova swatted aside Swiss qualifier Stefanie Voegele 6-3 6-1 in just over an hour at the Tianjin Open on Friday to reach her second semi-final since returning from a 15-month doping ban. Sharapova was broken in the first game but fought back to draw level before going on to take the first set with a hold to love. The former world number one, targeting a first title since returning to the tour in April, raced to a 4-0 lead in the second set as an error-prone Voegele struggled on serve. Voegele handed Sharapova three match points when she made her eighth double fault of the contest while trailing 5-1. The Russian sealed the match with a forehand winner and will meet defending champion Peng Shuai on Saturday. Peng eased past Spaniard Sara Sorribes Tormo 6-0 6-1 while Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus beat local hope Zhu Lin 6-3 6-4 in another quarter-final and awaits the winner of the match between Christina McHale and Sara Errani. REUTERS AKC1509

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Jakarta Asian Games medalists Haryana cops to be awarded with cash prize: DGP

19 Apr 2018 | 10:33 PM

Chandigarh, Apr 19 (UNI) Haryana Director General of Police B S Sandhu announced that the players of Haryana Police, who would bag gold, silver and bronze medals in the upcoming Jakarta Asian Games, would be awarded with cash prize.

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Jammu University, Canadian boxers to lock horns on April 20

19 Apr 2018 | 9:53 PM

Jammu, Apr 19 (UNI) A group of boxers from Canada and the University of Jammu will lock horns on Friday at the boxing rink at University of Jammu here during an exhibition match, said an official.

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Kings XI Punjab elect to bat after winning toss

19 Apr 2018 | 8:19 PM

Mohali, Apr 19 (UNI) Winning the toss, home team Kings XI Punjab elected to bat against Sunrisers Hyderabad in the 16th match of the Indian Premier League at the IS Bindra PCA Stadium here on Thursday night.

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Odisha sets timeline for infrastructure projects for Men's World Cup Hockey

19 Apr 2018 | 7:38 PM

Bhubaneswar, Apr 19 (UNI) The Odisha government today set a timelines against each project for the development of infrastructure in view of the Men's Hockey world Cup to be held here in November next.

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