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US Open Tennis: Sharapova advances into last 16

Maria Sharapova

In the US open Tennis, Former world number one, Maria Sharapova advanced into the last 16 beating American player Sofia Kenin in Women’s Singles. The 30-year-old Russian downed the 139th-ranked Sofia 7-5, 6-2 and moved into a fourth-round clash with Latvian 16th seed Anastasija Sevastova.

Five-time Grand Slam champion Sharapova, who tested positive for the blood booster meldonium at the 2016 Australian Open, reached the round of 16 for the 14th time in 15 Slams since the 2011 US Open.

In Men’s Singles, Croatian fifth seed Marin Cilic was eliminated 4-6, 7-5, 7-5, 6-4 by Argentine 29th seed Diego Schwartzman. Cilic’s exit ensured a first-time Slam finalist will come from his draw half, which now lacks a top-10 player and has only one Slam semi-finalist, American Sam Querrey, who made it in July at Wimbledon.

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