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BRISBANE---Serena Williams and
Maria Sharapova are set to renew their
long and not-so-friendly rivalry in the
semifinals at the Brisbane Interna-
tional, a key warm-up tournament for
the Australian Open.
The pair played back-to-back quar-
terfinals on centre court yesterday, with
the third-seeded Sharapova beating 2012
Brisbane champion Kaia Kanepi of Esto-
nia 4-6, 6-3, 6-2. She dropped three
service games in the first set and another
to open the second before finding her
range and staging her comeback against
the No 30-ranked Kanepi.
The top-ranked Williams, the defend-
ing champion, was next on court and
didn t lose a point on serve in the first
set en route to a 6-3, 6-3 win over
ninth-seeded Diminika Cibulkova of
Williams has a 14-2 record and 13-
match winning streak against Sharapova
dating back to the 2005 Australian Open
semifinals, beating the Russian most
recently in last year s French Open final.
Any friendship the pair had at that
stage soured when they traded personal
barbs relating to their romantic rela-
tionships ahead of Wimbledon, where
Sharapova made an early exit. Sharapova
only played one match after that in 2013
and spent the latter months of the sea-
son recovering from a right shoulder
Williams, meanwhile, had a spectac-
ular year, winning 78 of her 82 matches
and capturing 11 titles, including two
As far as any grudges go, Williams
said Thursday: "It s very difficult I think
for anyone to be best buddies when
you re so competitive."
Sharapova didn t back away from the
comments she made about Williams at
Wimbledon in a New York Times profile
last month, giving the impression that
the relationship between the pair was
still cold. On Thursday, she said she d
used the newspaper interview to "clear
Asked how she d describe their rivalry
now, Sharapova replied: "Well, I think
I got to win a few times in order to call
"I haven t had a lot of success against
her," she added. "It s the first tournament
of the year. I came here wanting to play
as many matches as I could and obvi-
ously wanting to play the best."
Australian Open champion Victoria
Azarenka had difficulty closing out her
quarterfinal match before beating Ste-
fanie Voegele 6-4, 6-7 (7), 6-1.
The second-seeded Azarenka failed
to convert eight match points in the
second set---three serving at 5-4 and
another five in the tiebreaker---before
Voegele rallied to force a third. Azarenka
raced to a 4-0 lead in the deciding set,
dropped serve and then finally finished
it off on her 10th match point.
"Yeah, I made it... about 20 times
harder than it should have been,"
Azarenka said. "I definitely should have
closed it out a little earlier."
Azarenka will next face fourth-seeded
Jelena Jankovic, who beat fifth-seeded
Angelique Kerber of Germany 6-7 (8),
In men s second-round matches,
Romanian qualifier Marius Copil beat
third-seeded Gilles Simon 7-5, 6-3 and
will next meet former No 1-ranked Lley-
ton Hewitt, who ousted No 6-seeded
Feliciano Lopez 7-5, 6-3.
No 8-seeded Jeremy Chardy beat
Nicolas Mahut 7-5, 6-7 (4), 6-3 and
fourth-seeded Kevin Anderson withdrew
due to a stomach ailment before his
scheduled second-round match against
Australian wildcard entry Sam Groth.
In other Australasian tournaments,
Milos Raonic and Eugenie Bouchard
combined to give Canada a 3-0 win
over Italy at the Hopman Cup in Perth,
and Venus Williams and Ana Ivanovic
progressed to the semifinals at the WTA
Tour s ASB Classic in Auckland, New
Canada (2-1) maintained a chance of
qualifying for Saturday s Hopman Cup
final from Group A when Raonic beat
Andreas Seppi 6-2, 6-4 and Bouchard
clinched it when Flavia Pennetta retired
with a right wrist injury while trailing
4-0 in the first set.
Poland also won, beating Australia
2-1.In Auckland, Venus Williams beat
Garbine Muguruza of Spain 6-3, 6-3
and the second-seeded Ivanovic beat
Kurumi Nara of Japan 6-2, 6-3.
Ivanovic will play her doubles partner,
third-seeded Kirsten Flipkens of Bel-
gium, in Friday s semifinals while
Williams will play Jamie Hampton.
Flipkens beat Japanese qualifier Sachie
Ishizu 6-4, 7-5 and the fifth-seeded
Hampton beat Lauren Davis 6-2, 4-6,
CHENNAI---Indian wild card
Yuki Bhambri advanced to his
first career ATP quarterfinals in
the Chennai Open yesterday after
third-seeded Fabio Fognini of
Italy retired during their match.
Bhambri was dominating 16th-
ranked Fognini when he conceded
the match with a left quadriceps
strain when Bhambri was leading
Fognini quit just when he
seemed to be finding his rhythm.
Bhambri, ranked 195th, became
the first Indian to reach the Chen-
nai quarters since 2009.
"It s great to be in the quarter-
finals of an ATP tour event before
the home crowd which has sup-
ported me so well," Bhambri said.
"You don t get to play matches
against a world No 16 every day.
I m looking forward to the next
match tomorrow but hope he
recovers in time for the Australian
Bhambri will next take on fifth-
seeded Vasek Pospisil of Canada,
who was given a walkover by Lu
Yen-Hsun of Taiwan, who had a
right quad injury.
Fourth-seeded Benoit Paire of
France and sixth-seeded Marcel
Granollers of Spain set up a last-
eight meeting with straight-set
DOHA---Third-seeded Andy Murray, playing in his
first tournament since back surgery in late September,
was upset by Florian Mayer of Germany 3-6, 6-4,
6-2 in the second round of the Qatar Open on
Top-ranked Rafael Nadal was also taken to three
sets but emerged with a 6-3, 6-7 (3), 6-3 win over
Tobias Kamke of Germany, while second-seeded David
Ferrer joined Murray in making an early exit after a
6-4, 7-5 loss to Daniel Brands of Germany.
Murray was leading 6-3, 3-0 when the 40th-ranked
Mayer started to play more aggressively, going for win-
ners on nearly every shot. The German won 12 of the
last 15 games, closing out the match with a net-cord
winner to seal the win in 1 hour, 51 minutes.
Murray hit 25 winners, but the reigning Wimbledon
champion also had 37 unforced errors.
"I didn t have extremely high expectations, because
I haven t obviously played a match for a long time,"
Murray said. "You don t know exactly how your body
is going to respond."
The last four times Murray played a tournament
during the first week of the new season he captured
the title: in 2008 and 09 at Doha, and 2012 and 13
Nadal trailed 4-1 in the second set but bounced back
to level it at 4-4 before Kamke dominated the tiebreaker,
taking a 5-0 lead.
Nadal earned three breaks in the match---one in each
set---and each time Kamke double-faulted on break
"Important win," said Nadal, who next faces sev-
enth-seeded Ernests Gulbis of Latvia. "I spent a lot
of time on court, so that s important for my preparation,
Gael Monfils upset fellow Frenchman and defending
champion Richard Gasquet 6-2, 7-5 in the final match
of the night. The fifth-seeded Gasquet has been dealing
with a back problem this week.
Two other seeded players, No 6 Philipp Kohlschreiber
and No 8 Fernando Verdasco, were also eliminated.
Kohschreiber fell to qualifier and fellow German
Peter Gojowczyk 7-6 (4), 7-6 (7), while Verdasco lost
to Victor Hanescu of Romania 4-6, 7-6 (0), 6-2.
Williams, Sharapova to
meet in Brisbane semis
Serena Williams of the US reacts in her quarterfinal match against
Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia during the Brisbane International tennis
tournament in Brisbane, Australia, yesterday. AP PHOTO
Murray beaten by Mayer at Qatar Open
Bhambri advances in Chennai
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