Germany -- Alisa Kleybanova defeated third-seeded Petra Kvitova

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STUTTGART, Germany -- Alisa Kleybanova defeated third-seeded Petra Kvitova 6-2, 7-6 (3) to provide the first major upset at the Porsche Grand Prix on Wednesday. Margus Hunt Bengals Jersey . The 102nd-ranked Kleybanova rallied from 5-3 down in the second set to beat her Czech opponent. It was the Russians first victory against a top-10 player since winning her battle against Hodgkins lymphoma, which kept her out between May 2011 and March 2012. The sixth-ranked Kvitova had been given a bye to the second round and was playing her first match since inspiring the Czech Republic to the Fed Cup final last weekend. Earlier, Ana Ivanovic defeated Sabine Lisicki 6-1, 6-3 to send the Wimbledon finalist out in the first round. Ivanovic, the world No. 12 and former French Open winner, needed just one hour to beat the 24-year-old Berliner. Italys Flavia Pennetta fired 10 aces to none in her 7-5, 3-6, 6-1 win over wild card Andrea Petkovic. It left four of the six home players out of the most important German womens competition at the first hurdle. Pennetta will face the fifth-seeded Jelena Jankovic in the second round, with the winner then playing Kleybanova in the quarterfinals. Wild card Julia Goerges gave the supporters reason for cheer with a surprise 6-1, 7-5 win over Romanias Sorana Cirstea. The 94th-ranked German will next face Ivanovic on Thursday. Italys Sara Errani booked her quarterfinal place by defeating Kaia Kanepi of Estonia 6-3, 6-3. Brandon Tate Bengals Jersey . He made the comment at a media availability Saturday prior to Game 2 of the Boston-Montreal playoff series when a Quebec reporter said there is sentiment in Quebec that the NHL looks more favourably on Seattle than Quebec City when it comes to future expansion. Boomer Esiason Bengals Jersey . The Canadians, along with Slovenia, had accused the French team of changing the shape of the athletes ski pants for better aerodynamics. Rules prohibit uniform alterations for such purposes. Calgarys Brady Leman finished fourth in the final to Jean-Frederic Chapuis, Arnaud Bovolenta and Jonathan Midol of France in Thursdays competition.SANTA CLARA, Calif. - San Francisco 49ers general manager Trent Baalke said Saturday that he expects the NFLs decision on a possible suspension for linebacker Aldon Smith to be announced soon, perhaps even before the preseason begins Aug. 7. Baalke also stressed that he had not been told of any specific timeline from the league — just that Smith will meet with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell soon and a decision should come shortly after that. "Dont have a date. We know its going to happen sooner rather than later. Certainly, this isnt something thats going to drag into the season and may not even drag as far as into the preseason games itself," Baalke said. "Its something thats going to be addressed. Weve been in contact with the league, the leagues been in contact with us, but we dont have a set date at this moment." Smith was sentenced last week to three years of probation and to spend 11 days with a work crew after he pleaded no contest to drunken driving and weapons charges. He is expected to serve on the work crew on Mondays, which are a scheduled day off for the 49ers. Baalke said 49ers owner Jed York has spoken with Goodell about Smiths expected discipline. The linebacker underwent treatment at an in-patient facility and missed five games last year following his DUI arrest, though he did play the first game after the incident. Baalke said the team can lobby on Smiths behalf and for a speedy decision but cant decide how the process plays out. "Do we have any say? We can give our thoughts. We can give our input. But its really up to the commissioner," Baalke said. Baalkes comments came during a rare and impromptu visit with writers inside the new media workroom at Levis Stadium. He addressed all team matters — or, in many cases, declined to address them — during the 47-minute session, including the contracts of tight end Vernon Davis and training camp holdout and right guard Alex Boone. Davis and Boone skipped the teams voluntary off-season workout program and mandatory minicamp, which could draw a fine up to $70,000. Giovani Bernard Bengals Jersey. Davis has since returned for training camp and said hes focused on football. Baalke declined to discuss eithers contract status at length. Asked if Davis should be among the recent players such as quarterback Colin Kaepernick and left tackle Joe Staley given an extension, Baalke said "hes certainly one of those guys that deserves to be a 49er." Baalke also was asked if there had been any recent discussions with Boone or his agent, possibly trading the lineman and the teams philosophy about negotiating with training camp holdouts. Each time, Baalke said he didnt want to get into a "merry-go-round" of discussing the issues. "I find nothing positive is going to come from discussing any of this, our strategies, how we deal with players, how we deal with this situation versus others," Baalke said. "Ive never seen anything positive come from that, with anybody thats used those techniques." Baalke also reverted to that answer when asked about the contracts of wide receiver Michael Crabtree and left guard Mike Iupati. Both are entering the final seasons of their deals. But the general manager spoke of a consistent theme throughout while addressing the countless issues around that team: that the 49ers have enough talent and depth to compete for the franchises elusive sixth Super Bowl title. San Francisco has gone to three straight NFC championships and one Super Bowl without winning the Lombardi Trophy. Baalke said its up to the players in camp to come together and make it happen now. "The saying that I like to go by is, Individuals win games. You win a lot of games with individuals. You win championships with teams," he said. "Teams win championships — thats the bottom line. Can you take 90 guys at the start of camp and meld them into a team that has the fortitude, the resolve, the work ethic, the passion, the compassion, all those things that go into building a team? Thats the challenge. Thats the greatest challenge. We like our odds." Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys Cheap Soccer Jerseys ' ' '
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