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2009-08-16 18:45:03

Jelena Jankovic of Serbia cruised to a two-set win over Dinara Safina Sunday in the title match of the Western & Southern Financial Group Open in Ohio. Jankovic posted a 6-4, 6-2 victory to earn her second title this season and the 11th of her WTA career. The 24-year-old Jankovic is 3-3 against Safina, who holds the world No. 1 ranking in women's tennis. Jankovic won $350,000. Safina, of Russia, was trying for her 13th WTA title.

2009-08-05 23:41:46

Dinara Safina and Vera Zvonareva, the top two seeds, took different paths Wednesday into the third round of the Los Angeles Women's Open. Safina, the top seed and coming off a tournament victory at the Slovenia Open, recorded a routine 6-2, 6-4 victory over Daniela Hantuchova. That set up a third-round match with Jie Zheng, who ousted Elena Vesnina 6-4, 4-6, 6-0. Zvonareva had a much more difficult time in getting past the second round, but she eventually defeated Shuai Peng 3-6, 6-3, 7-6...

2009-08-05 01:27:51

Ana Ivanovic held off hometown heroine Vania King 6-4, 4-6, 6-1 Tuesday to advance to the second round of the LA Women's Tennis Championship. The former No. 1-ranked Serbian was far from sharp as she scrambled to defeat King, who hails from Long Beach, just across the Interstate 405 freeway from the tournament venue in Carson, Calif. Vania's serve was getting me frustrated, but otherwise I felt happy the way I was moving and playing, said Ivanovic, currently ranked No. 11 in the world and...

2009-07-23 18:24:32

Fifth seeded Sara Errani won her second-round match Thursday in Portoroz to remain one of only two seeds left at the Slovenia Open tennis tournament. Errani took 50 minutes to trounce Klara Zakopalova of the Czech Republic 6-1, 6-1 and joined top-seeded Dinara Safina of Russia, the No. 3 player in the latest women's world rankings, to advance past the second round in Portoroz. Also Thursday, eighth-seeded Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic lost 6-4, 6-4 to France's Camille Pin; Russian Vesna...

2009-07-22 21:12:47

Top-seeded Dinara Safina avoided a rash of upsets Wednesday with a 6-1, 6-2 win over Ksenia Pervak in the second round of the Slovenia Open. Three seeded players were ousted Wednesday, one day after No. 2 seed Anabel Medina Garrigues was eliminated. Maria Elena Camerin earned a quarterfinal meeting with Safina by defeating seventh-seeded Vera Dushevina 4-6, 7-5, 6-0. Safina is playing for the first time since she was defeated in the semifinals at Wimbledon by Venus Williams. No. 4 seed...

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2009-06-25 10:20:36

World No. 1 Dinara Safina was a steady straight-set winner Thursday in second-round play at the Wimbledon Championships in London. No. 3-seeded Venus Williams, the event's two-time defending champion, and fifth-seeded Svetlana Kuznetsova, who beat Safina for the French Open title this month, also took straight-set wins Thursday. Safina advanced with a 6-3, 7-5 win over Rossana de los Rios that was a better performance than her first-round victory. While the scores were basically the same,...

2009-05-14 20:41:32

Top-seeded Dinara Safina survived a tougher-than-expected, third-round test Thursday to reach the quarterfinals of the Madrid Open. Safina, the world's No. 1 player who will be seeking her first major title at the upcoming French Open, got past Lucie Safarova 6-0, 4-6, 6-3. Waiting for Safina in the quarterfinals will be Alona Bondarenko, who advanced Thursday with a 6-0, 2-6, 6-3 decision over Anna Chakvetadze. Fourth-seeded Jelena Jankovic also earned a quarterfinal berth by dismissing...

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2009-03-06 09:58:30

Marat Safin and Mikhail Youzhny each took straight-set victories Friday, giving Russia a 2-0 lead in its best-of-five Davis Cup first-round series with Romania. Safin opened Friday's play with a 7-6 (7-5), 6-4, 6-4 win over Victor Crivoi. Safin had to overcome 42 unforced errors but didn't face a break point in the match. Crivoi had his serve broken twice, once each in the last two sets. Youzhny lost just four points -- three on double faults -- on his serves en route to a 6-4, 6-2, 6-4...

2008-10-03 15:00:19

By David Stienberg Journal Staff Writer From the remote land of Tuva comes the throat-singing foursome called Chirgilchin. Throat-singing, which may have originated with people imitating the sounds of animals and nature, is big in the Tuva Republic. "Tuvans are the masters of throat singing. We have a different style from the Mongolians. Mongolians don't use their chest very well," Alexander Bapa said in a phone interview from Venice, Calif. And Chirgilchin may be among those...

2008-09-17 03:00:20

Excerpt from report by privately-owned Kyrgyz AKIpress news agency website Bishkek, 18 September: Kyrgyz President Kurmanbek Bakiyev has signed a decree "On increasing pensions", the president's press service has said. In line with the Kyrgyz president's decree aimed at supporting Kyrgyz pensioners' living standards, the basic rate of pension will be set at 530 soms [current exchange rate is 35.21 soms per one dollar] (a 17.8-per-cent increase). The decree also stipulates increasing the...


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Bashkir Pony
2014-04-10 09:11:21

The Bashkir Pony is an ancient breed of the former Soviet Union (USSR). The breed was developed by the Bashkir people during the seventh century and believed to be descendents of the steppe horse in Western Asia and the Bashkirian forest horse. The Bashkir is sometimes cross bred with breeds such as the Don, Budyonny or Ardennes to improve the quality. Other cross breeding has been done with the Russian Heavy Draft, Kazakh and Yakut horses. The pony has become a part of the local...

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