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Next Vice President: EC issues certificate of election to Dhankhar        Take prompt action to prevent disasters during monsoons: Kerala HC to state govt        Maruti Suzuki aims to produce 20 lakh units this fiscal: Chairman RC Bhargava        Active Covid cases in country increase to 1,34,933        US, Australia, Japan urge China to immediately cease military exercises        Israeli airstrike kills 2nd top Islamic Jihad commander        Stage set for Amit Shah's maiden Odisha visit after becoming home minister        Boxers Nikhat, Amit Panghal, Sagar storm into finals        India's 2nd monkeypox patient tested negative: Veena George        UCO Bank clocks over 21 pc growth in Q1 FY 2023        CWG: Bajrang Punia clinches gold in men's 65kg        CWG: Sindhu, Srikanth ease into quarterfinals        Death toll after Israeli airstrike in Gaza strip rises to 7        Thai nightclub fire kills at least 14, injures dozens        Union Minister calls Rahul 'fake Gandhi'        Democracy being killed: Rahul as Cong leaders are detained        RBI hikes repo rate by 50 bps, retains FY23 growth forecast at 7.2 pc        Credit to Rohit and Dravid for ensuring increased security and freedom for players: Hardik        Govt cuts windfall tax on diesel, ATF export; raises levy on domestic crude oil        Pelosi says US will not abandon Taiwan as China protests        
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Sports News
Venus Williams loses return to singles play in Washington
 
Washington, Aug 2 (AP) Venus Williams lost to Canadian Rebecca Marino in her return to singles play after more than a year away, a defeat the seven-time Grand Slam champion chalked up to being rusty.

Williams lost 4-6, 6-1, 6-4 in the first round of the Citi Open in Washington in her first singles match since last August.

I didn't think I played well a lot of the times, Williams said. Just trying to shake off some rust. That's just to be expected. All I can do is just play another tournament and play better.

Before the hard-court tune-up for the U.S. Open, Williams last played singles in Chicago on Aug. 23, 2021, when she lost to Su-Wei Hseih. Williams played mixed doubles with Jamie Murray at Wimbledon.

Williams practiced with sister and former doubles partner Serena leading up to the tournament which is not routine for them.

I think it was a real thrill for the crowd to see us hit together, Venus said. I think more than anything, it was just very exciting for the tournament.

In other action on the women's side, top-seeded Jessica Pegula and former top-ranked Simona Halep advanced.

Pegula beat fellow American Hailey Baptiste 6-2, 6-2. Halep defeated Cristina Bucsa of Spain 6-3, 7-5 after adjusting to a different surface following grass-court season.

I had a good run in Wimbledon, so it's always tough to start, Halep said. But I'm really happy I won the match and I can play another match here.

On the men's side, former No. 1 Andy Murray lost his opening match 7-6(8), 4-6, 6-1 to Swede Mikael Ymer. Murray started cramping at the end of the first set and struggled to recover.

It was disappointing, obviously, Murray said." I thought there was some good tennis in the first set. After that, both of us were struggling a bit physically. The level of the tennis was not great."

Countryman Kyle Edmund defeated qualifier Yosuke Watanuki 6-4, 7-6(8) to win his first ATP Tour-level singles match since October 2020.

Edmund, who was once the top-ranked Brit and climbed as high as 14th in the world, was out while recovering from three knee surgeries.

During his rehab, Edmund pictured himself back on the court in moments like this.

There was long periods where I was just out, couldn't play, didn't pick a racket up. It just wasn't fun at all, he said. These sort of matches or these events are something you imagine when you're out.


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CWG: Bajrang Punia clinches gold in men's 65kg
CWG: Sindhu, Srikanth ease into quarterfinals
Credit to Rohit and Dravid for ensuring increased security and freedom for players: Hardik
Aussies change handlebars at Commonwealths and keep winning
CWG: Mirabai Chanu lifts gold in 49kg category
Chess Olympiad: Indian women extend winning momentum
Finn Allen's maiden T20I century helps NZ defeat Scotland by 68 runs
Sindhu to be India's Flagbearer at CWG opening ceremony
Neeraj Chopra pulls out of Birmingham CWG due to groin strain
CWG: Lovlina's coach Sandhya Gurung receives accreditation
Axar Patel powers India to series-clinching win over WI in 2nd ODI
Neeraj Chopra clinch historic silver at Worlds
Sahil Sharma appointed Wrestling Coach for Commonwealth Games
New Zealand starts T20 series still unbeaten on Ireland tour
Bengaluru FC sign Roy Krishna
Nashik's Vivek Vatpade wins state-level selection Chess competition for deaf-dumb players
WI recall Jason Holder for ODI series against India
First few matches will be crucial to slide into my groove: Lakshya Sen
Singapore Open: Sindhu prevails, Prannoy falls
KERALA NEWS
Take prompt action to prevent disasters during monsoons: Kerala HC to state govt
 Kochi, Aug 7 (PTI) The Kerala High Court has said the state government has to "take proper and promp  
India's 2nd monkeypox patient tested negative: Veena George
‘Flood tourism’ will not be permitted: Minister
Fifth case of monkeypox reported from Kerala
INTERNATIONAL NEWS
US, Australia, Japan urge China to immediately cease military exercises
 Washington, Aug 7 (PTI) The United States, Australia and Japan have urged China to immediately cease
Israeli airstrike kills 2nd top Islamic Jihad commander
Death toll after Israeli airstrike in Gaza strip rises to 7
Thai nightclub fire kills at least 14, injures dozens
NATIONAL NEWS
Next Vice President: EC issues certificate of election to Dhankhar
 New Delhi, Aug 7 (PTI) The Election Commission on Sunday issued a certificate announcing the electio
Active Covid cases in country increase to 1,34,933
Union Minister calls Rahul 'fake Gandhi'
Democracy being killed: Rahul as Cong leaders are detained
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