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GUANGZHOU, China -- U. Air Max 720 Cheap Wholesale .S. Open quarterfinalist Ana Konjuh continued her impressive run of form with a 6-2, 6-2 win over Tatjana Maria in the opening round of the Guangzhou Open on Monday.The 18-year-old Konjuh, who upset No. 4 seed Agnieszka Radwanska in New York before falling to eventual finalist Karolina Pliskova, defeated Maria in just under one hour despite double-faulting seven times and converting on less than half of her first serves.The third-seeded Konjuh also beat Maria in the first round at the U.S. Open.Fifth-seeded Alison Riske of the United States also advanced with a 6-3, 6-3 win over Chinas Xun Fangying and sixth-seeded Danka Kovinic of Montenegro defeated Chinas Wang Yafan 6-3, 6-4. Air Max 720 Outlet Cheap . Nine days before the opening ceremony, organizing committee chief Dmitry Chernyshenko said Wednesday that Sochi is "fully ready" and will deliver safe, friendly and well-run games that defy the grim reports that have overshadowed preparations. Air Max 720 Wholesale Free Shipping . The 27-year-old Scrivens will be joining his third NHL club since signing with the Toronto Maple Leafs as a free agent in 2010. The move also reunites with him with head coach Dallas Eakins from their time together with the American Hockey Leagues Toronto Marlies. .C. -- Kemba Walker and the Charlotte Bobcats got off to a fast start, and the Sacramento Kings were never quite able to catch up. Dinesh Karthik, currently playing for Tamil Nadu as a specialist batsman, is disappointed that a hairline fracture to his little finger on his right hand coincided with Indias hunt for a wicketkeeper to replace the injured Wriddhiman Saha in Mohali.While it is understood that the selectors would have anyway preferred Parthiv Patel, because of his improved wicketkeeping and experience, Karthik still rued the timing of his injury.When there is an opportunity to play for the Indian team and you get injured at that time, it is definitely disappointing, he told ESPNcricinfo. I got hit in the first [Ranji Trophy] match against Mumbai. I kept in two matches after that, but it caused quite a bit of pain. Then, my doctor and physio told me that if I continued to keep wickets it could lead to a stress fracture and jeopardise my season. So, I had to rest.I padded my little finger heavily and thought I will push myself for another game, but after the third game it was impossible; it was hurting too much. Even during the Dharamsala game against Uttar Pradesh, I couldnt keep in the second innings because I had kept for nearly 160 overs in the first innings.Karthik hasnt kept for four matches, but hopes to return to his preferred position ahead of Tamil Nadus last league game against Gujarat in two weeks. It is healing and getting better with time, he said. After two-three weeks of rest, I should be better.This isnt the first time Karthik has been overlooked for a wicket-keeping berth even in a stop-gap position. Naman Ojha was chosen as Sahas replacement for the third Test in Sri Lannka last year. Air Max 720 Wholesale China. This season, however, Karthik may have slipped down the pecking order despite being Tamil Nadus top scorer because of his injury. But he still hopes the improvements hes made as a keeper would be recognised.I am very concerned about my contributions as a keeper, he said. I have been working with Sameer Dighe for the last three-four years whenever I have got the opportunity. Its just been one-on-one two or three-day camps a lot of times. Thats really helped my keeping. Even this season, before the Duleep Trophy, I went and had a few sessions with Sameer in Mumbai.Keepers are judged a lot like umpires; you are only remembered for your bad ones. Sometimes if you have taken five catches you could have still had a bad day, wherein if you havent taken any catch you could have still had a good day, by getting into the line of the ball correctly and taking those difficult ones. The chairman of selectors MSK Prasad knows what keeping is about. I think he will do a very fair job for the keepers.Karthik last played a Test over six years ago. His last international was over two years ago. While hes aware of the competition around him, he said he wasnt bogged down by it. Its important to be competitive and trying to keep getting better at the sport,Thats something I have always focused on - trying to improve myself in an all-round perspective. I must say thats one of the reasons why I am able to contribute still for Tamil Nadu. ' ' ' 

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