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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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Turkey's Selin Ovunc outclass India's Amineni by a clean 6-1,6-3 in Girls Singles U-18

19 Jan 2018 | 10:32 PM

Kolkata, Jan 19 (UNI) India's only hope, Shivani Amineni, seeded 3 in the Girls Singles
Under 18 draw went down against Turkey's Selin Ovunc without much of a fight, in the
semi finals of the ongoing DKS ITF Juniors 2018, been held at the red clay courts of the
Dakshin Kalikata Sansad here today.

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Wasim Khan surges ahead in round three of Final Qualifying Stage

19 Jan 2018 | 10:19 PM

Ahmedabad, Jan 19 (UNI) Delhi’s Wasim Khan surged ahead in round three of the PGTI’s
Final Qualifying Stage for the 2018 season being held at the Kensville Golf & Country Club
near here today.

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Gujarat survive Mizoram threat in PQF; Delhi girls let RBI off the hook

19 Jan 2018 | 10:15 PM

Durgapur, Jan 19 (UNI) Gujarat escaped by the skin of their teeth to reach the Youth
Boys quarterfinals in the 11Sports 79th Junior and Youth National Table Tennis
Championships at the Sidhu Kanu Indoor Stadium here today.

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430 Triathletes register for 5th Goa Triathlon 2018

19 Jan 2018 | 9:59 PM

Panaji, Jan 19 (UNI) A record 430 triathletes from India and across the world have registered for the forthcoming 5th Goa Triathlon which is to be held at Bambolim near the city on February 11.

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Sanchez deal not done yet, says Mourinho

19 Jan 2018 | 7:49 PM

Undated, Jan 19 (Reuters) Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho said the club are still trying to sign Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal but added that the deal, which British media report could involve Henrikh Mkhitaryan moving in the other direction, was not done at all.

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