Sport

Poland's Magda Linette out of Tianjin Open

Poland's Magda Linette out of Tianjin Open”

Venus Williams was knocked out in the second round of the Hong Kong Open by 19-year-old Naomi Osaka.

Sharapova has not added to her huge haul of titles since returning from a doping ban, but remains in the hunt for a 36th WTA Tour singles success after claiming the only break of the first set and two in the second to prevail.

The Russian former world number one defeated Magda Linette of Poland 7-5, 6-3 and will play Swiss qualifier Stefanie Voegele.

The Pole had made it to the second round of the Tianjin Open following a victory over Ukraine's Kateryna Bondarenko.

Also in Tianjin, Russia's Maria Sharapova registered a straight-set win over Romanian Irina-Camelia Begu to reach the second round.

After rain interrupted the opening days of the tournament, Sharapova said: "It's been a long wait for everyone, it hasn't been easy".

She also clinched the silver in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London and was the 2008 Federations Cup champion.

At the 2017 China Open, which closed last Sunday in Beijing, Sharapova lost in the third round stage and failed to advance further to the quarterfinals.

Thursday's victory marks the third last-eight showing of the season for the five-time grand-slam victor from Russian Federation, fighting to revive her ranking after serving a 15-month suspension for using an illegal doctor-prescribed medication.



Like this

Latest


12 October 2017
Royal Mail wins High court injunction preventing strike action
Staff were also considering action during the Black Friday retail sales event next month or during the festive season. Royal Mail said talks would likely take until around Christmas time to complete, or possibly longer.

12 October 2017
Discover Financial Services (DFS) Now Covered by Wells Fargo & Company
V Wealth Management LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Discover Financial Services in the 2nd quarter valued at about $101,000. Principal Financial Group Inc. increased its position in shares of Discover Financial Services by 492.6% during the 2nd quarter.

12 October 2017
California Wildfires Blamed For 17 Deaths; High Winds Forecast
Social media flooded with photographs and videos of the neighborhoods that I once knew, now leveled and reduced to rubble. Santa Rosa police on Tuesday issued an urgent evacuation warning for anyone remaining in the Oakmont neighborhood.

12 October 2017
Taika Waititi approached to direct live-action Akira but has whitewashing concerns
Director Taika Waititi is eager to make a live-action version of Japanese graphic novel Akira featuring an all-Asian cast. Live action anime is also a tricky genre to tackle, and it hasn't fared well in recent times.

12 October 2017
Mum's fight for life after unborn baby kicks hole in womb
Despite the dramatic delivery, mum and baby are said to be doing well. "Rupture pregnancy" is considered to be extremely rare. Women who have had fibroid-removal operations should wait for one to two years until they plan for a baby, said Dr Zhong.

12 October 2017
CASI Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:CASI) Stock Passes into Potential Pullback Range
The value of the investment in CASI Pharmaceuticals, Inc . went from $0 to $2,000 increasing inf% for the reporting period. Considering that the stock daily volume of 1.67 million shares, this represents a pretty noteworthy shoot in volume.

12 October 2017
WR Watkins 'frustrated,' but still believes in Rams' offense
Does he think it's going to change? "I don't know", Watkins said, plainly, after Wednesday's practice at Cal Lutheran. A week earlier, in victory against Dallas, Watkins was targeted only twice and caught one pass for 17 yards.

12 October 2017
Shahid Kapoor gets mocked for his shirtless look in 'Padmavati'
Padmavati is directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali and is ready to hit the screens on December 1. Deepika who plays Rani Padmini in the film has broken the history of Indian Cinema also.

12 October 2017
Antonio Conte set to provide clarity on N'Golo Kante injury
One of football fans' main fears is that a key man will go away on global duty, only to come back injured. Morata picked up a hamstring issue in the loss to Manchester City just before the two-week global break.

12 October 2017
J&K encounter: Bandipora gunfight kill two militants, claim two IAF commando's life
Summary: This is the second known instance of the Garud force suffering fatalities in anti-terror operations. The commandos were deployed when terrorist stormed the Pathankot air base in 2016.



Recommended