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US Open Day 1 | Sharapova shocks Halep

Second-seeded Simona Halep followed Johanna Konta the 7th seed, out of the US Open on Day 1, when the Romanian fell at the hands of Maria Sharapova. Both were among the eight contenders for the World No 1 ranking, and both will feel bitterly disappointed at blowing their respective opportunities. For Sharapova, it was a performance as dazzling as the crystal-encrusted black dress she wore and a signal that the Russian is still a force to be reckoned...

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Washington | Top seeds cruise through

Both the seeded favourites Dominic Thiem and Simona Halep reached the round of 16 in their respective ATP and WTA Citi Open events of the US Open warm-up event. Austria’s seventh-ranked Thiem, a French Open semi-finalist last June, waited out a rain delay then needed only 63-minutes to dispatch 96th-ranked Swiss Henri Laaksonen 6-3...

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