Sharapova surges into Tianjin quarters

Share
Sharapova surges into Tianjin quarters

However, she has been in decent form in China and was a 7-5 6-3 victor against Magda Linette in the second round in Tianjin.

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

She saw off 71st-ranked Linette in just over 98 minutes to reach only her second quarter-final since her return to action.

Linette was dispatched by Sharapova in straight sets 5-7, 3-6.

The Russian's first-serve percentage was only 59 per cent, but she was able to overpower the Pole and saved nine break points to get the job done in two sets, setting up a meeting with Stefanie Voegele - who ousted Yulia Putintseva in the final match of the day.

Petra Kvitova, also seeded second, suffered a shock defeat in her first-round match at the Tianjin Open.

Sharapova, a five-time major-winner, is now ranked a lowly 86 in the world, and she needed a wildcard to enter the Tianjin tournament.

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

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.

After a 15-month long suspension for violating anti-doping regulations, Sharapova made her comeback to tennis in April at Stuttgart, where she stormed into the semifinals round of the tournament.

Share

Advertisement

Related Posts

Kim Wall investigators find saw in sea near Copenhagen
In a Twittermeldung of police it is said: "The divers have found a saw in connection with so-called submarine case in Köge Bay". The prosecutor accuses Madsen of murdering journalist Wall aboard his self-built submarine and n throwing it overboard.

Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc. (NasdaqGS:BWLD): Quant & ROIC in Focus
The price to book ratio or market to book ratio for Buffalo Wild Wings , Inc. 48 funds opened positions while 68 raised stakes. Swiss Commercial Bank reported 27,500 shares or 0% of all its holdings. owns 42,655 shares or 0.02% of their USA portfolio.

Amid uproar, feds back off employee-discount tax and call for consultations
Those organizations might look to scrap those discounts rather than face the challenge of tracking who owes what. There have been no changes to the laws governing taxable benefits to retail employees.

Hyperloop One becomes 'Virgin Hyperloop One' with new investment
Its tracks use magnetic levitation and the pod glides at airline speeds for long distances. Brogan has since started a third Hyperloop company, Arrivo.

Parents can now face jail time if their kid is a bully
Tonawanda City Attorney, Luke Brown, says the law is more about getting parents to engage "in the process" and to find solutions. The law comes after 4 teens were kicked out of North Tonowanda Middle School for alleged bullying.

Royal Bank Of Canada Reaffirms "Buy" Rating for Alphabet Inc. (GOOGL)
State of Alaska Department of Revenue acquired a new position in shares of Alphabet in the 2nd quarter valued at about $102,000. The value of the investment in ( GOOGL ) decreased from $8,308,000 to $5,575,000 a change of $2,733,000 since the last quarter.

Advance booking of Vijay-starrer Mersal yet to start in Tamil Nadu
This news, just a week ahead of the film's release, is a nice change given the tumultuous situation in the Tamil film industry. The film marks the collaboration of Atlee and Vijay for the second time after last year's Tamil blockbuster Theri.

Royal Mail wins strike injunction
As previously reported, the CWU members have voted for industrial action, with a 48-hour walkout scheduled to start on 19 October. Royal Mail said talks would likely take until around Christmas time to complete, or possibly longer.

Hori, Play, and Nacon all unveil PS4 controllers
The Wired Compact Controller will launch in November across the region, available in Black, Blue, Grey, Orange and Red colours. Whatever your reasons are for needing one, these controllers should offer a change of pace over the standard DualShock 4.

Buys Shares of 1417 Netflix, Inc. (NFLX)
USA Financial Portformulas Corp bought a new stake in shares of Netflix during the second quarter worth approximately $6,229,000. In addition to Stifel reporting its stock price target, a total of 40 brokerages have issued a ratings update on the company.

© 2015 ExpressNewsline. All Rights reserved.