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Sharapova triumphs in Tianjin opener

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Published by , Wednesday 10/11/17 13:37

Maria Sharapova made an impressive start to the Tianjin Open, 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 number one from Russia swept to a 6-4, 6-2 victory. Currently ranked 86th after recently returning from a 15-month doping ban, Sharapova was granted a wildcard to play in the Chinese event. The 30-year-old, who returned to tennis in April after serving a suspension for taking the banned substance meldonium, has yet to win a tournament since returning to the sport. The five-time Grand Slam winner exited the China Open last week in the third round at the hands of Romania's Simona Halep, the newly crowned world number one.
Source: AFP

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Players are not supposed to get faster and stronger as they get older. Mmm ... Just saying. ...
mellime il y a 5 jours
The USTA and WTA allowed Sharapova to use dope for her entire career, until WADA busted her. Sharapova is receiving Wildcards as HUSH money.... Sharapova receives HUSHcards from the USTA and WTA, not Wildcards
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