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Serena avenges French Open loss to reach quarter-finals MELBOURNE: Serena Williams avenged last year's French Open loss to Garbine Muguruza at the Australian Open on Monday, overhauling the hard-hitting Spaniard 2-6 6-3 6-2 to reach the quarter-finals.The 24th seed Muguruza stunned Williams in the second round at Roland Garros and another upset looked on the cards as the rising 21-year-old tore through the first set with a barrage of winners from the baseline.Top seed Williams woke up and her serve, so often her saviour, became almost impenetrable. After saving six break points in a marathon second game of the deciding set, Williams then broke Muguruza twice before sealing the match when her opponent blasted a forehand long.Williams will play last year's losing finalist Dominika Cibulkova for a place in the semi-finals.Copyright Reuters, 2015 ...

Pogba inspires Juve, Inter stunned at home MILAN: Paul Pogba scored a typically majestic goal to set Serie A leaders Juventus on the way to a 2-0 win over Chievo while troubled Inter Milan were booed off by their own fans after losing 1-0 to Torino with the last kick of the game on Sunday. Former Argentina forward Javier Saviola scored his first goal for Verona in a 1-0 win over Atalanta and there was another goal line controversy in the 1-1 ...
Toulouse dumped out of Europe after surprise loss LONDON: Four-times European champions Toulouse were dumped out of the Champions Cup at the pool stage on Sunday after a 27-26 defeat by French rivals Montpellier. In the quarter-finals, holders Toulon will face Wasps, three-times champions Leinster host Bath, top seeds Racing Metro take on Saracens and Clermont Auvergne play Northampton. The draw for the semi-finals was also made with Toulon or Wasps taking on Leinster or Bath, while Clermont or Northampton face Racing or ...
Goal-line technology cannot come fast enough for Serie A MILAN: Serie A was hit by yet another controversy on Sunday which left both teams calling for the introduction of goal-line technology. Palermo were denied a goal in their match at Sampdoria when Michel Morganella's shot struck the underside of the bar and television replays showed that it crossed the line before bouncing out. However, even though the goal-line assistant was well-placed, the referee played on and the match ended 1-1.Even Sampdoria coach Sinisa Mihajlovic ...
Holders Arsenal progress as Cup shocks dry up LONDON: Premier League Arsenal, Aston Villa and West Ham United reached the fifth round of the FA Cup as calm returned to the competition on Sunday, ending a weekend, which reminded spectators that David can beat Goliath. A day after Chelsea and Manchester City were stunned by Bradford City and Middlesbrough respectively, holders Arsenal beat second tier Brighton and Hove Albion 3-2, West Ham United overcame League One (third tier) Bristol City 1-0 and Aston ...
Mancini still eyeing Champions League despite ‘cruel’ loss MILAN: Inter Milan coach Roberto Mancini still believes his side can qualify for the Champions League next season even after their shock 1-0 home defeat against Torino on Sunday which he described as "cruel". "Strange things can happen in football and we could easily claw back five or six points in one month," he told Rai sport after their first home defeat to Torino for 27 years. "I'm sure the team is good enough to ...
Equatorial Guinea advance with 2-0 win over Gabon BATA: Equatorial Guinea reached the African Nations Cup quarter-finals after second-half goals by Javier Balboa and substitute Iban Salvador gave them a 2-0 win over Gabon in a pulsating Group A clash on Sunday. The victory ensured the host nation finished runners-up with five points and advanced two points adrift of group winners Congo, who edged Burkina Faso 2-1.Having soaked up incessant pressure throughout the match, Equatorial Guinea took the lead against the run of ...


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