SC refuses to modify cracker ban order in Delhi-NCR
The Supreme Court on Friday refused to modify its order suspending licence for sale of firecrackers in Delhi-NCR ahead of Diwali. As reported by NDTV , the apex court said that it was "pained and sad" that a communal colour was being given to the order.
After rain interrupted the opening days of the tournament, Sharapova said: "It's been a long wait for everyone, it hasn't been easy". The Swiss defeated fifth seed Yulia Putintseva of Kazakhstan 6-2 6-3.
Home hope Peng thrashed Spain's Sara Sorribes Tormo 6-0 6-1 in their quarter-final while Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus beat local hope Zhu Lin 6-3 6-4 in another quarter-final and awaits the victor of the match between Christina McHale and Sara Errani.
The Pole had made it to the second round of the Tianjin Open following a victory over Ukraine's Kateryna Bondarenko.
Also on Thursday, Lin Zhu cruised to a 6-3, 6-1 win over Chinese Taipei's Su-Wei Hsieh, Belarus' Aryna Sabalenkaposted a 6-3, 6-3 triumph versus China's Ying-Ying Duan and Spain's Sara Sorribes Tormo needed three sets to record a 6-4, 2-6, 6-3 victory over China's Yafan Wang.