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WUHAN, China: Double Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova said Johanna Konta has the quality and consistency to become a fixture in the women’s top 10, despite putting her rise on hold at the Wuhan Open. Kvitova ended the 13th-ranked Briton’s chances of joining the top 10 this week when she knocked…

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Perlas Pilipinas moved up to 3-0 in the SEABA Women’s Championship after yet another blowout win, this time against Vietnam, 134-56, at the Bukit Sendirit Stadium in Malacca on Thursday night. Perlas limited Vietnam to only eight points in the first quarter before dropping 41 in the second quarter en…

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TOKYO: French Open champion Garbine Muguruza exacted revenge for a shock early exit at the US Open by thrashing Anastasija Sevastova to reach the Pan Pacific Open quarterfinals on Thursday. The Spanish world number three, beaten in the second round by Sevastova in New York earlier this month, spanked the…

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When she started training to be a wrestler at the age of 12, Rohtak girl Sakshi Malik had to face stiff opposition from the people in her locality. She was “taunted” for taking up a sport that “is not meant for girls”. But the 24-year-old didn’t lose her focus, and…

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After a five-year hiatus, Aira Medrano returned to racing, moving up from a go-kart to a Vios car and pulling off a fifth place finish in the Promotional Class of the recent Vios Cup Season 3 at the Clark International Speedway in Pampanga. “I’ve been racing for so long –…

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Philippine Squash Academy stalwart Jemyca Aribado defeated He Xinru of China, 11-4, 11-3, 11-6, to advance to the quarterfinals of the China Squash Challenge Cup 2016, on Thursday in Beijing, China. The 2016 Menpora Kijono Cup champion took advantage of her Chinese opponent’s errors and weak returns to score a…

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EVIAN, France: Chun In Gee and Park Sung Hyun both shot eight-under-par 63 to make it a South Korean double at the top of the leaderboard after the first round of the Evian Championship. Chun, who won the US Women’s Open last year for her first and only win on…

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TOKYO: Local favorite Naomi Osaka was bundled out of the Japan Women’s Open by China’s Zhang Shuai on Thursday (Friday in Manila), piling more misery on beleaguered tournament organisers. After losing the top two seeds earlier in the week, sixth seed Zhang overpowered 18-year-old Osaka 6-3, 6-2 to reach the…

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CEBU CITY: The Philippine College of Surgeons—Cebu Eastern Visayas Chapter (PCS-CEVC) and the Philippine Society of General Surgeons-Cebu Eastern Visayas Chapter (PSGS-CEV) will stage the 10th edition of Pink October Run on October 16 at Cebu Business Park. The fun run is part of the Breast Cancer Awareness Month. “The…

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