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Sharapova retires, Murray crashes out

ADDING INSULT TO INJURY:France’s tennis federation decided against giving Sharapova a Roland Garros wild card, with its head citing ‘high standards of the game’

AFP, ROME

British fifth seed Johanna Konta reached the third round with a crushing 6-3, 6-0 win over Yulia Putintseva.

She was joined by double Grand Slam winner Svetlana Kuznetsova, as the seventh seed beat Katerina Siniakova 6-1, 7-6 (7/3).

Australian Daria Gavrilova beat former finalist and 10th seed Madison Keys 2-6, 7-5, 7-5, while Dutch 15th seed Kiki Bertens put out Monica Niculescu of Romania 2-6, 6-2, 6-1.

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