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Tennis

Sania-Bethanie reach final
Agencies
Stuttgart, April 29, 2013
First Published: 00:10 IST(29/4/2013)
Last Updated: 00:11 IST(29/4/2013)

Sania Mirza and Bethanie Mattek-Sands earned themselves a shot at their third title of the season by reaching the final of the WTA Porsche Tennis Grand Prix.

The unseeded pair beat Angelique Kerber and Andrea Petkovic 6-4, 7-5. They face Sabine Lisicki and Mona Barthel in the final.

Divij, Purav qualify
Johannesburg: Divij Sharan and Purav Raja qualified for the men's singles main draw of the ATP Soweto Open. Divij beat Ruben Alberts 6-2, 3-6, 6-1 and Raja beat Phillip De Bruyn 6-1, 7-5.

Divij will face third seed Vasek Pospisil in the first round and Raja will be up against Jean Anderson.

Atwal slips in rd 3
Valdosta (Georgia): Arjun Atwal dropped four bogeys and a triple bogey to card a six-over and slip dramatically on the leaderboard in the third round of the South Georgia Classic.

Will Wilcox fired a course-record 63 and moved into a nearly insurmountable seven-shot lead after 54 holes.

SSP finishes 11th
Icheon: SSP Chowrasia carded a final round of 68 to finish tied 11th at the Ballantine’s Championship. Jyoti Randhawa finished tied 17th and Shiv Kapur was tied 31st.

Aussie Brett Rumford prevailed in a three-way play-off with compatriot Marcus Fraser and Scot-land’s Peter Whiteford to win.

BAI falls in line
New Delhi: The Badminton Association of India (BAI) amended its constitution to align itself in accordance with the government's sports code by fixing the age and tenure limitation of its office bearers.

The age limit of its office bearers will be 70 years. The tenure of a BAI president has been fixed to a maximum of three term of four years each while the secretary general and treasurer can hold their positions for a maximum of two terms.

Shastri club in final
New Delhi: Nitish Rana's 137* (109 balls) & 4/33 enabled L.B.Shastri Cricket Club beat Swami Shardanand College by 43 runs to enter the final of the Om Nath Sood Memorial Cricket in New Delhi.


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