Not only that but it was her first title of any kind, emulating the feat of Brazilian Gustavo Kuerten who won his first Tour crown at Roland Garros in 1997 on the day Ostapenko was born. Secondly, not a single player from Latvia, man or woman, had ever captured a Grand Slam title. But again she levelled, and broke in the most spectacular style to win the match with her 54th victor, 6-3.
Of course, questions why the Lakers and not the Clippers arise simply because the latter can accommodate nearly everything to bring the "Redeem Team" ( LeBron , CP3, D-Wade and Melo) under one roof. They need another one, starting Friday night (Saturday, Manila time) in Game Four of the NBA Finals . However, the feat looks near impossible this year.
But it was a Gabriel Mercado strike on the verge of halftime and a profligate Brazil attack that proved decisive, ending Tite's ideal record of nine successive wins dating back to September. Latching onto a sumptuous through-ball, Jesus rounded the keeper but his low shot struck the left goalpost. Argentina of course will be captained by none other than Lionel Messi and it's thought that Angel Di Maria and striker Mauro Icardi will complete their deadly attacking line up.
It's OK to entertain these rumors. The former Sixth Man of the Year is one of the key pieces the Warriors will need tonight to close out the series against the Cleveland Cavaliers and in the future to make another crack at an National Basketball Association title.
Head coach Warren Gatland says that the aim was always to start everyone in the first three matches and this selection ensures that they achieve. Crusaders captain Sam Whitelock , meanwhile, was disappointed with his side's showing as their flawless record in 2017 came to an end.
Talking to Geo News, the 27-year-old fast bowler commenting on arch rival showdown said the team performs batter in the contest will find itself on the top of the tournament. "The only slight concern I have for India is that its selection was perhaps a little conservative, but it is still very strong", he said. "We have now got a very talented young batch who have got the experience of 30-40 one-day games".
Celebrating her 20th birthday on the same day opponent and friend Timea Bacsinszky turned 28, Ostapenko swept into the title match, 7-6 (7-4) 3-6 6-3. I came through a tough match yesterday, but I just care about today. "She's putting everything back", Pliskova said. As reported, despite a rain delay, Latvia's second-best ranked lady tennis player Alona Ostapenko defeated Denmark'sCaroline Wozniacki 4-6, 6-2, 6-2 on Tuesday to advance to the semifinals of the French Open Grand Slam ...
Murray went down in the first set but responded by taking the second easily and stormed through a third-set tie-break before finishing off a tiring Nishikori 2-6, 6-1, 7-6, 6-1. "At the same time he was raising his level, so it was tough to play in the end". Meanwhile, torrential rain halted women's quarter-final action at the French Open yesterday.
Ferrari secured their first front-row lockout in almost a decade at the last round in Monaco - and on this morning's evidence at least - would once more appear to hold a clear advantage over Hamilton's Mercedes team ahead of qualifying later on Saturday.
It was the fastest qualifying lap ever at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve , nearly 1.5 seconds faster than the pace that won him last year's pole and even one second better than Vettel ran in his Ferrari during Saturday morning's practice.
Do you think Messi ever considered leaving Barcelona? Here we look at top-25 best goals of Lionel Messi . The 29-year-old, who moved to Spain aged 13 to join Barca, has won eight league titles and four Champions League crowns with the Catalan club, and has no plans to go anywhere else.
It was the 14th start of six innings or longer this season for the Phillies. It was his first home run since May 1. Wacha , who had not been able to finish five innings in each of his last three starts, struck out two in his third win of the season.
And here it is, written at the bottom of the quarter time box score. However, Green told reporters he believed Davis, the ref who called his technical during the fourth quarter, did believe it to be the second technical on Green and was preparing to eject him due to a mild reaction to being called for a foul.
James said his teammates were upset by comments made by fiery Warriors forward Draymond Green . Their defence, so tight in the first two games and still strong in the third, was no where close in Game 4. And that (3-point shots) is just part of who we are. More concerning to the Warriors is how the Cavs finally showed what they're capable of doing when their shots fall.
The victory gives the Penguins a 3-2 series lead and continues the trend in this series of the home team always coming out on top. Pittsburgh Penguins' Ron Hainsey , center, celebrates his goal against the Nashville Predators with Evgeni Malkin , left, and Phil Kessel , right, during the second period in Game 5 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final , Thursday, June 8, 2017, in Pittsburgh.
With five victories, and now six poles, the circuit has favoured him more than any other apart from the Hungaroring where he has also won five times. This is the fourth pole of the season for Hamilton and the 65th of his career, equalling his hero Ayrton Senna's tally of 65 and is just three short of Michael Schumacher's total of 68, the highest any driver has achieved.
In each of the first seven, including the Predators' Western Conference final with Anaheim, the team that won the fifth game also won the series. "But we've got to play a better game". The Penguins' power play had been 1-for-16 in the series and 0-for-13 over the previous three games. "We know we're no Kris Letangs back here", Schultz said.
If you can't get into college baseball after a rivalry game like this in the Super Regional, then you might need to check your pulse". Seventh-seeded Louisville is making its fifth consecutive super regional appearance and hosting for the fourth year in a row.
This year's topsy-turvy Triple Crown trail comes to an end in a Belmont Stakes without the Kentucky Derby and Preakness winners or the expected favorite who dropped out. There may have been no Triple Crown on the line this year, but don't try to tell someone like Pletcher that the race lacked meaning. They drew clear by 1½ lengths at the top of the stretch, a quarter-mile from the wire in the 149th Belmont Stakes .
He scored on Pittsburgh's first shot against backup Juuse Saros, who replaced Pekka Rinne at the intermission. The team that has won Game 5 in a 2-2 series has gone on to win the Cup 71 percent (17 of 24) of the time since 1939. The opening faceoff was delayed a few seconds after someone threw a catfish onto the ice - a Predators thing. "So I know there's things that we can do that can support our goaltender better".
Outteridge slipped and flew off the boat as the crew changed sides while the 50-foot foiling catamaran was turning while going about 27 knots on the fifth of seven legs. Artemis had been down 3-1 before winning three straight races against Team Japan on Thursday to reach match point. "I was just looking for something to grab onto", said Outteridge, an Australian who has won Olympic gold and silver medals.
Substitute Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's close-range finish after 70 minutes looked to have put England on course for three points that would have cemented their position at the top of Group F - only for Scotland to turn a largely undistinguished game upside down in the closing moments.
The Wildcats answered in the bottom of the inning on Jones' two-out, two-run double to score Johnson and Robertson, who opened the inning with back-to-back singles. Kaylor Chafin picked up his third career save, all in this year's NCAA Championship. After another ball started the next batter, reliever Westin Whitmire settled down to record a strikeout to end the inning.
The match will begin around 2.30pm BST (depending on the length of the earlier match ) on court Philippe Chatrier. "It will be a really special match for me". Thiem will next face Rafael Nadal in the semifinals. And Thiem then took the second set 6-3. Thiem is known for his relentless attack and powerful baseline shots and will likely push Djokovic to the limit on Tuesday.
Grinder Luke Parkinson quickly jumped behind the wheel, but the slipup was enough to allow Kiwi skipper Peter Burling to sail off to victory. "The main thing is that we have simplified our racing slightly", Outteridge said. Team New Zealand won both races against Artemis in the round robins. Before the day's racing, Land Rover BAR were 3-1 down in the best of five series, and two further losses confirmed the end of their campaign.
South Africa scored just 44 runs in 12 overs when Quinton de Kock was caught behind off Nuwan Pradeep , and the medium-pacer nearly had his second wicket shortly after as du Plessis, on 8, skied a hook shot into the leg side. Amla was involved in five partnerships, and JP Duminy led the team to the end with an unbeaten 38. You can listen to EVERY match from the Champions Trophy LIVE on talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2 with additional programmes throughout the tournament.
Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic's French Open quarter-finals will instead be held today after yesterday's torrential rain in Paris . - In the other quarter-final, Denmark's 11th seed Caroline Wozniacki led 6-4 2-6 2-1 against Jelena Ostapenko of Latvia before play was stopped again due to rain.
Pittsburgh won't be intimidated by the Nashville atmosphere in Game 6 and they'll be ready. Can either of these teams win on the road or will home ice carry the day? Predator coach Peter Laviolette, who talked to The AP, didn't put all the blame on Rinne.
In doing so, Hamilton equaled the career pole tally of his hero Ayrton Senna who started from the front of the grid 65 times during a glittering F1 career. The race around the Principality was dominated by Ferrari , but Vettel, who now leads Hamilton by 25 points in the F1 Drivers' Championship, will do well to repel what appears to be a resurgent Mercedes team.
None of that mattered to Ostapenko . - In July 2014, the then 17-year-old Ostapenko sealed a comeback victory to beat Kristina Schmiedlova 2-6 6-3 6-0 and win the 2014 Wimbledon juniors title. Her win on Saturday, which was also her first main tour career title, came in just her eighth Slam appearance. Three-time champion Serena Williams , and two-time champion Maria Sharapova were absent from the event, which meant there were going to be opportunities for everyone in the draw as the top ...
Rinne performed superbly in two wins at home in Nashville, stopping 50-of-52 shots. "Understand that we're going to play a desperate team", said Penguins captain Sidney Crosby after collecting three assists. "We just have to do a better job in front of him". Saros hardly fared any better. Conor Sheary scored 1:19 into the second period to make it 4-0 over Nashville.
The Mets quickly issued a statement saying the person behind the baseball head would no longer serve in that role. With Citi Field packed with schoolchildren for the matinee, Mr. DO DANCE LIKE NO ONE IS WATCHING: No one can see you, so lose all inhibitions and shake what your mama gave ya! NEW YORK (AP ) The ever-smiling Mr.
The Cleveland Cavaliers avoided a sweep and denied the Golden State Warriors a ideal postseason with a 137-116 win in Game 4 of the 2017 NBA Finals . The only time he's been swept in his National Basketball Association career was when he and the Cavaliers lost 4-0 to the Spurs in the 2007 Finals. The Cleveland Cavaliers are still the NBA's current champion with essentially the same team from last year's title and it was particularly cruel they had to spend three days at home ...
Ibrahimovic , a former star for the Swedish worldwide team, joined United as a free agent on a one-year deal, with the option of a second season. Elsewhere, Yaya Sanogo has been released by Arsenal while Arouna Kone at Everton and Fraizer Campbell at Crystal Palace have also not been offered new deals.
During Durant's 25 minutes off the floor in this series, the Warriors have still outscored the Cavaliers by nine. However, Stephen Curry saw it differently. Obviously, talk of "King James" departing Cleveland for the second time is nothing more than calculated speculation now. There was nothing Love could do about it, and that's the point: He can't jump, he's not long, and he doesn't worry Curry even when they are nearly chest-to-chest.