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Biopic on Sania Mirza on the cards

Sport biopics seem to be the flavour of the season as several films have been made on players such as Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Milkha Singh, Mary Kom and various others. Furthermore, Shraddha Kapoor will be seen playing badminton player Saina Nehwal while Harshvardhan Kapoor is gearing for the role of retired professional shooter Abhinav Bindra. Another biopic may be in the offing on Indian ace tennis player Sania Mirza. The former world No. 1 in doubles has won six Grand Slam titles, is also a well-known figure in…

Sharapova anticipates return to the limelight in Paris

PARIS: It came as a surprise that Maria Sharapova, a two-time French Open champion and former world number one, was sent to Court One for her second-round match, but she’ll most likely be back in the spotlight on Saturday. The Russian, back at Roland Garros as 28th seed after a two-year hiatus, beat Croatia’s Donna Vekic 7-5 6-4 on Thursday on “the Bullring”, a court with less space around the lines, possibly making her task harder. Sharapova has been used to play on the biggest courts at Grand Slams since she came to…