Jan 10 Sports news in brief from around the world
Tennis - Bulgarian Sesil Karatantcheva will take Kazakh
citizenship to compete for the former Soviet republic for the
next three years, her father and coach Radoslav Karatantchev
"The contract with Kazakhstan is a matter of professionalism
and survival," Karatantchev told Bulgarian Kanal 3. "It's a
three-year contract which will give Sesil financial stability."
The 19-year-old Karatantcheva returned to the court a year
ago after serving a two-year doping ban but struggled to regain
her form. In 2005, aged 15, she reached the French Open
quarter-finals and was ranked inside the world's top 40.
Soccer - Angola striker Santana has agreed to sign for
Portuguese club Vitoria Guimaraes from Angolan champions Petro
Atletico, the Portuguese club said on their website
Santana was the top scorer in Angola's Girabola league in
2007. No further details of the deal were available.
(Editing by Sonia Oxley)