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Stosur, Zhang claim women's doubles title at Australian Open

Saturday, 2019-01-26 07:22:07
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Australia's Samantha Stosur and China's Shuai Zhang celebrate with the trophy after winning the final against Hungary's Timea Babos and France's Kristina Mladenovic at the Australian Open. (Reuters)
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Unseeded pair Sam Stosur and Zhang Shuai defeated second seeds Timea Babos and Kristina Mladenovic 6-3 6-4 to claim the women's doubles title at the Australian Open on Friday (Jan 25).

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* European hopefuls Hertha Berlin twice came from a goal down to earn a 2-2 draw at home to improving Schalke 04 in the Bundesliga on Friday. Schalke, last season's runners-up, were looking to make it three wins in a row in their effort to make up lost ground after a bad first half to the season,

* Chilean forward Alex Sanchez returned to haunt his old club with the opening goal in Manchester United's 3-1 victory at Arsenal in a heavyweight FA Cup fourth-round clash on Friday.

* AS Monaco have sacked coach Thierry Henry and brought back their former manager Leonardo Jardim on a 2-1/2 year contract, the struggling Ligue 1 club said in a statement on Friday.

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* The Chinese private-equity fund LionRock Capital bought a 31.05 percent stake in Inter Milan from Indonesian businessman and club's former owner Erick Thohir, the Italian soccer club said on its website on Friday.

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* Cardiff City will pay tribute to their missing forward Emiliano Sala before Tuesday's Premier League clash at Arsenal, the Welsh club's chief executive Ken Choo said.

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Reuters, CNA