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Pakistan recall Umar Akmal, Ahmed Shehzad for uncertain Lanka series        Kohli holds on to 2nd spot as Smith retains number one position in ICC Test Rankings        Steve Smith 'proud' after summer of Ashes redemption        Some 46,000 General Motors auto workers strike in US        Sensex cracks nearly 300 pts; oil and gas stocks tank        Trump to join Modi in Houston to address 50K Indian-Americans, says White House        Car bomb kills 11 civilians in northern Syria: monitor        PM to visit Narmada dam on b'day to mark highest water level feat        Bribery case: CBI inspector surrenders before ACB        Centre should release funds for MP flood relief: Scindia        Cong, NCP to contest 125 seats each in Assembly polls: Pawar        21 Indians killed in 2,050 ceasefire violations by Pak this year: MEA        Government to rebuild Palarivattom flyover        CM demands PSC questions in Malayalam        Sourabh wins Vietnam Open Super 100 title        England close in on Ashes-levelling win after Broad double        Air India posts Rs 4,600 cr operating loss in 2018-19; aims operating profit this fiscal        SBI to move RBI to offer fixed-floating rate home-loans: Chairman        Hong Kong returns to violence with tear gas and Molotovs        36 people missing after boat sinks in Congo river: DRC police        
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Sports News
Fifth-seeded Kerber stunned in French Open opening round
 
Paris: Women''s singles No. 5 seed Angelique Kerber of Germany suffered an early exit from the French Open after losing to Russian teenager Anastasia Potapova 6-4, 6-2 in the first round here on Sunday. In her first Roland Garros appearance, the 81st-ranked Potapova, 18, won 82% on first serve, nearly 30 percent more than her German opponent, and led winners 28-16. She kicked off the 2019 edition of the most prestigious tournament on clay in a stunning manner, registering her first career top 10 victory.

"I was trying to keep some focus on myself, on how I''m playing and running. Not trying to think a lot about the court, about the first round, about Kerber," Potapova commented. Kerber was dealt with a huge blow in quest for completing a career Grand Slam following victories in the 2016 Australian Open and US Open, and 2018 Wimbledon. The Russian continued her momentum following a 6-4 opening set victory to take four games in a row into the second set. Kerber, who had withdrawn in Madrid due to a right ankle injury, cut the deficit to 4-2 afterwards, but failed to come closer and crashed out from the competition with a forehand sailing wide in the eighth game.

"Of course I''m disappointed, but I tried everything in the last two weeks to be here to play a match," admitted Kerber. "She has nothing to lose. I know how the feeling is to go on court trying the best. She really played well today," the German added. Potapova will face the winner between China''s Wang Yafan and Marketa Vondrousova of the Czech Republic in the second round.


Pakistan recall Umar Akmal, Ahmed Shehzad for uncertain Lanka series
Kohli holds on to 2nd spot as Smith retains number one position in ICC Test Rankings
Steve Smith 'proud' after summer of Ashes redemption
Sourabh wins Vietnam Open Super 100 title
England close in on Ashes-levelling win after Broad double
We need to take advantage of India's inexperienced pace attack: Klusener
India's contrasting training camps at World Championships
Pant phenomenal talent but gets too ahead of himself: Klusener
Always wanted to make a mark in Test cricket: Bumrah
Sikki Reddy says her instagram account hacked
Chief Coach Stimac wants full house when India play Bangladesh in Kolkata On Oct 15 for World Cup Qualifiers
DDCA renames Feroz Shah Kotla as Arun Jaitley Stadium; stand unveiled after Kohli
I'll be marked now, need to find new strategy every time: Sindhu
'Accidental' Australia captain Paine on verge of Ashes landmark
Difference of opinion cannot be seen as conflict: Shastri on alleged Kohli-Rohit rift
Jorginho edges Italy closer to Euro 2020 with Finland winner
Root wants to stay on as England captain after Ashes blow
Afghanistan set Bangladesh daunting target
Foreign coach's changes helped improve my game: Sindhu
Rashid's five wickets put Afghanistan on top
KERALA NEWS
Government to rebuild Palarivattom flyover
 Thiruvananthapuram: The state government has decided to demolish and rebuild Palarivattom flyover as  
CM demands PSC questions in Malayalam
Tipplers guzzle Rs 487 crore worth liqour during onam
candidate selection for Pala by-election is an internal matter of KC(M): Chandy
INTERNATIONAL NEWS
Trump to join Modi in Houston to address 50K Indian-Americans, says White House
 Washington: US President Donald Trump will join Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Houston's mega "Howd
Car bomb kills 11 civilians in northern Syria: monitor
Hong Kong returns to violence with tear gas and Molotovs
36 people missing after boat sinks in Congo river: DRC police
NATIONAL NEWS
PM to visit Narmada dam on b'day to mark highest water level feat
 Ahmedabad: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who turns 69 on Tuesday, will visit the site of the Gujarat
Bribery case: CBI inspector surrenders before ACB
Centre should release funds for MP flood relief: Scindia
21 Indians killed in 2,050 ceasefire violations by Pak this year: MEA
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