Kyr­gios fined

Muscat Daily - - SPORTS -

Tem­per­a­men­tal Aus­tralian Nick Kyr­gios was fined US$10,000 and lost an­other US$21,085 in prize money on Wed­nes­day af­ter storm­ing off mid­way through his first-round match against Amer­i­can Steve John­son in Shang­hai, ten­nis of­fi­cials said.

Venus eclipsed by Ja­pan’s Osaka

Hong Kong, China - Venus Wil­liams suf­fered a shock exit in the se­cond round of the WTA Hong Kong Open on Wed­nes­day, com­pre­hen­sively beaten 7-5, 6-2 by teenager Naomi Osaka.

Ja­pan's top-ranked player reeled off eight con­sec­u­tive games at one stage to power into

Sharapova tri­umphs in opener

Tian­jin, China - Maria Sharapova made an im­pres­sive start to the Tian­jin Open on Wed­nes­day by beat­ing Ro­ma­nia's Irina-Camelia Begu in straight sets.

Seeded ninth, Begu loomed as a tricky first-round op­po­nent for Sharapova, but the for­mer world No 1 from Rus­sia swept to a 6-4, 6-2 vic­tory.

How­ever, two-time Wim­ble­don cham­pion Pe­tra Kvi­tova suf­fered a shock de­feat, los­ing to lo­cal hope Zhu Lin 4-6, 7-5, 4-6.

Maria Sharapova

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