West Ham sign Portugal defender Fonte from Southampton
LONDON West Ham United have captured Portugal's Euro 2016 winner Jose Fonte from Southampton on a 2-1/2-year contract for eight million pounds, the London club said on Friday.
PARIS Hungarian teenager Agnes Szavay beat injured Daniela Hantuchova 7-6 6-1 on Friday to advance to the semi-finals of the Paris Open.
The Slovak, seeded second in the indoor event, opened up a 4-1 lead in the first set but the 18-year-old Szavay fought back and eventually took the tiebreak 7-4.
At 1-1 in the second set Hantuchova received treatment on her right hand and had it bandaged. She then lost the next five games, bowing out after hitting a backhand wide on match point.
"My hand was hurting, it's true, but that's not an excuse," said Hantuchova. "My opponent played really well."
Seventh seed Szavay next meets Russian Elena Dementieva, seeded fourth, who took control after a tight first set to move past Ukraine's Kateryna Bondarenko 7-5 6-2.
Third seed Marion Bartoli also advanced, beating fellow Frenchwoman Virginie Razzano 6-1 7-6.
For a place in Sunday's final, last year's Wimbledon runner-up will face former world number one Amelie Mauresmo of France or Russian Anna Chakvetadze, the top seed.
(Reporting by Chrystel Boulet-Euchin, writing by Patrick Vignal, editing by Justin Palmer)
MELBOURNE Serena Williams gave compatriot Nicole Gibbs a lesson in grand slam tennis with a 6-1 6-3 thrashing to charge into the fourth round of the Australian Open on Saturday.
Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan grabbed three middle-order wickets in quick succession before rain brought an early close to the second day of the second test against New Zealand at Hagley Oval in Christchurch on Saturday.