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Commonwealth Games 2010: Day three round-up

James Ward in Delhi for the Commonwealth Games
James Ward warms up on court in Delhi

England's James Ward beat Scottish doubles specialist Jamie Murray 7-5 6-0 to advance to the third round of the men's tennis at the Commonwealth Games.

After taking a tight first set, Ward, who is seeded fourth in the tournament, swept to victory in leisurely style.

Scotland's Ross Hutchins, who has partnered Murray in the Davis Cup, lost 6-4 6-2 to Wales' Josh Milton.

England's Katie O'Brien, seeded third, suffered a surprise loss to Rushmi Chakravarthni in the women's event.

The Indian, ranked 472 places below world number 144 O'Brien, recovered from being outplayed in the opening set to come through 1-6 7-6 7-5.

Guernsey's Heather Watson had no such problems as she beat India's Poojashree Venkatesha 7-6 6-3.

England's Josh Goodall, another player in the men's draw to have represented Great Britain, overcame Marvin Rolle of the Bahamas 6-4 6-3.

In the squash competition at Siri Fort Sports Complex, top seed Nick Matthew of England made his way into the semi-finals with an 11-7 11-5 11-6 straight-games win over Australia's Cameron Pilley.

Matthew's compatriot Peter Barker is also in the last four after overcoming some early resistance from Australia's Stewart Boswell 10-12 11-9 11-3 11-3.

Chris Adcock and Gabby White
Chris Adcock and Gabby White won the mixed doubles against Mauritius

James Willstrop became the third Englishman through after coming back from two games down to overcome Australia's David Palmer 9-11 8-11 11-5 11-8 11-5.

Daryl Selby fell just short of making it a clean sweep for England as he succumbed 11-6 7-11 13-11 13-11 in a marathon match against Malaysia's Mohd Azlan Iskandar.

In the women's draw, Malaysian world number one Nicol David was always in control of her quarter-final win over England's Laura Massaro, while English second seed Jenny Duncalf also progressed.

England's Alison Waters was taken to five games before beating New Zealand's Joelle King, but Northern Ireland's Madeline Perry was knocked out by Kasey Brown of Australia.

It was a day of contrasting fortunes for the home nations in the badminton team competition.

England racked up their third successive 5-0 win as Mauritius were whitewashed in the morning session.

A 4-1 victory over Canada followed in the evening session, with Elizabeth Cann's defeat by Anna Rice the team's only dropped match.

Scotland, who will face England in the quarter-finals of the competition, won 5-0 against Kenya, but Wales failed to win a match as they were thumped by India.

In the archery, England's teams progressed to the semi-finals of the recurve and compound categories in the men's competition and the last four of the women's compound.

The English bowls pair of Mervyn King and Stuart Airey proved too strong for Welsh duo Jason Greenslade and Martin Selway winning 2-0.



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