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Sania-Elena stun favourites to enter quarterfinals

Sania Mirza and her partner Elena Vesnina pulled off a big upset by ousting second seeds and strong contenders Liezel Huber and Lisa Raymonds from the Family Circle Cup with a straight-set win.

sports Updated: Apr 07, 2011 22:45 IST

Sania Mirza and her partner Elena Vesnina pulled off a big upset by ousting second seeds and strong contenders Liezel Huber and Lisa Raymonds from the Family Circle Cup with a straight-set win. The unseeded but in-form Indo-Russian pair shocked the local favourites 6-3, 6-4 in the first round of the $721,000 WTA hard court tournament. In the singles, Sania is set to clash with German wildcard Sabine Lisicki.

IOC warning to India
London: The International Olympic Committee has warned of "appropriate measures" against India in its next executive board meeting this July if the country's sports ministry goes ahead with a legislation, which puts a limit on the age and tenure of sports federation heads. The IOC's stern warning comes after the ministry refused to budge from its stand despite getting a letter from the body.