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Tennis-Sharapova storms into Tianjin quarter-finals

Tennis-Sharapova storms into Tianjin quarter-finals

Undated, Oct 12 (REUTERS) Maria Sharapova overpowered Poland's Magda Linette to enter the quarter-finals of the Tianjin Open on Thursday and is targeting a first title since returning from a 15-month doping ban. The former world number one prevailed 7-5, 6-3 and will make her first quarter-finals appearance since Stuttgart in April, where she lost to Kristina Mladenovic in the next round. Sharapova, who was beaten by Simona Halep in the third round of the China Open last week, took a 4-3 lead in the first set before Linette hit back. But Sharapova broke her rival in the 12th game to take a 1-0 lead. Ranked 15 places below world number 71 Linette because of her absence from the tour, the 30-year-old Russian appeared in control in the next set despite conceding an early break. The five-times grand slam champion broke back twice and held on to set up a clash with Swiss qualifier Stefanie Vogele who beat Yulia Putintseva 6-2 6-3. Meanwhile, defending champion Peng Shuai beat compatriot Wang Xiyu 6-2 6-2 while Sara Errani got past Brazilian Beatriz Haddad Maia 6-4 4-6 6-3. REUTERS AKC 1651

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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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