Sport: Tennis

Bulgaria's world No.3 Grigor Dimitrov held on for a fluctuating 6-3, 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 win in just over three hours on Rod Laver Arena.
The 97th-ranked Tennys Sandgren downed ninth seeded Stan Wawrinka 6-2, 6-1, 6-4 and will next play Germany's Maximilian Marterer.
Six-time champion Novak Djokovic stretched his unbeaten record over Monfils to 15-0, one of the longest at Tour level.
The German 21st seed, champion here two years ago, will face 2008 winner Maria Sharapova in Saturday's glamour clash.
The world number one Spaniard's march towards a 17th Grand Slam crown was never threatened by Argentina's Leonardo Mayer.
The ageless Swiss marvel, rated as the favourite to win his 20th Grand Slam title, thrilled the Rod Laver Arena crowd with a virtuoso performance.
World number three, Garbine Muguruza took an hour and 24 minutes to quell the virtually unknown 21-year-old French world number 256.
The 12-times Grand Slam champion, seeded an unfamiliar 14, was too strong for American Donald Young.
Top seed Rafael Nadal clinically took apart the 81st-ranked Dominican to forge a 6-1, 6-1, 6-1 win in 94 minutes on Rod Laver Arena.
Kevin Anderson is the favourite to triumph in Monday’s ‘Battle of the Joburg-borns’ by virtue of his strong form in recent months.
In Thursday's draw, 36-year-old Roger Federer, bidding for a record 20th Grand Slam title, has a first round encounter with the 51st-ranked Bedene.
Williams, a 23-time Grand Slam champion, told Vogue she is determined to win more major titles and surpass the record of 24 Slams held by Australia's Margaret Court.
A week after retiring from the Brisbane International with cramps, leading Australian Open contender Garbine Muguruza had another early medical timeout for a thigh injury.
The Wimbledon champion accepted a wildcard into the tournament after retiring with leg cramps during her opening match at the Brisbane International last week.
World number one Rafael Nadal's knee injury hampered the end of his 2017 season and forced him to skip last week's Brisbane International.
Given a superb string of wins in the latter half of 2017, the 31-year-old Kevin Anderson has moved into an 11th spot.
Last week, Anderson lifted the Mubadala World Tennis Championship crown in Abu Dhabi in his final event for 2017.
The tournament's number one seed was due to play Frenchman Gael Monfils on Friday evening in Doha. Instead, wildcard Monfils proceeds straight to Saturday's final.
Cilic, the world number six and overwhelming pre-tournament favourite, comfortably took the first set 6-1 but Simon stunned the 2014 US Open champion to win the next two 6-3, 6-2.
The Russian will return to the top 50 next week with the Australian Open looming at the end of the month.
The 30-year-old, currently ranked 112 in the world, failed a dope test for the diuretic hydrochlorothiazide while playing at the Bastad tournament in Sweden in July.
Rublev, the current world number 39, will see his ranking rise to at least 33 after Doha.
Cilic, the 2014 US Open Champion, smashed seven aces as he won the quarter-final match in just over an hour.
The former number one will face the Czech sixth seed and defending champion Katerina Siniakova in the last four in southern China.
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