Key Statistic I: 22 - Number of Grand Slam singles titles won by Williams, sharing the professional-era record with Steffi Graf. In her first match she gets a little speed bump on the road to her seventh U.S. Djokovic beat Roger Federer 6-4, 5-7, 6-4, 6-4 for his second U.S. Open title and 10th major championship overall. At 29, three-time major victor Murray admits he is taking positives from being in the twilight of his career.
The red-hot Monfils maintained an impeccable run to the last four with his fifth consecutive straight-sets win in a hard court season in which he won the ATP World Tour 500 event in Washington, reached the semi-finals in Toronto and the quarter-finals at the Rio Olympics.
Torts isn't messing around. Earlier this month, NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick made a huge political splash when he chose to sit down during the playing of the national anthem in a preseason game for social reasons. and Russian Federation against Canada at 7:30. If you don't trust each other, you end up doing each other's jobs and you don't go fast. Aaron Ekblad, Connor McDavid and Auston Matthews were all can't miss prospects from the time they were 16 years old, or in McDavid's ...
Serena's older sister, former World No.1 and 2-time US Open champion Venus Williams also dropped only 3 games as she defeated Germany's Laura Siegemund 6-1, 6-2 in 78 minutes. "She played an unbelievable second and third set and didn't miss at all", said Halep". Williams appears likely to edge ahead of Federer on Monday when she faces Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakhstan in the round of 16.
She hadn't advanced past the first round in a Grand Slam this year and had only 13 wins in 27 matches before coming to NY. But after being two points from taking the first set against Kerber while serving for it at 5-4, 30-all, the No. The American made the Top 10 for the first time in her career earlier this year. Kerber, who has a chance to overtake Williams at No. 1 in the WTA rankings after the tournament, moved into her third Grand Slam semifinal of the year.
I was injured on and off, it was tough to play, it was not any fun and kind of depressing. "I think it was just managing my energy levels today and managing what I had left in the tank and really maximising that". "I don't judge myself purely on results, that would be an up and down sort of career". "I didn't play the tennis level that I maybe would have liked to have played, but I competed the best I could".
Olympic men's champion Andy Murray plays Czech Lukas Rosol, third seed Stan Wawrinka begins against Spain's Fenrando Verdasco, world No. 7 Nishikori takes on Benjamin Becker of Germany, while Olympic men's singles runner-up Del Potro faces fellow Argentine Diego Schwartzman.
Not only will the early kickoff pit the two local rivals against one another, it will be the first time that Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho have gone head to head as managers since taking over at City and United respectively. Mourinho and Guardiola clashed regularly during their stint in Spain. "One day I would like [Guardiola] to win this competition properly", said Mourinho after his side was eliminated by Barcelona in the 2011 Champions League semi-final, per Peter Smith of Sky ...
And it was enough to send the AL Central-leading Indians, who maintained their 4 1/2-game lead over Detroit, just their second loss in eight games. Mike Fiers (10-6) allowed two runs in five innings and defeated the Indians for the second time this season.
In a statement issued by his office on Tuesday, Duterte said he regretted that his comments warning the US against interfering in a war on drugs "came across as a personal attack". Rhodes said "people should certainly expect that our very close working relationship with the Philippines is going to be enduring". Obama made a decision to pass on a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin after Moscow granted Edward Snowden asylum in 2013, but such occurrences are uncommon, especially ...
Carson Wentz , who the Browns could have taken with the No. 2 overall selection, got the nod as the Philadelphia Eagles' starting quarterback for Sunday's game following the trade of Sam Bradford to the Minnesota Vikings. Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz (11) on the sidelines against the New York Jets at Lincoln Financial Field. "It's just the game of football, and I'm ready to go out there and play within myself, and play within this system and really lead these guys".
The bulk of India's chasing was done by KL Rahul, who scored 110 off 51 balls, his maiden T20I hundred in only his fourth game. "The partnership between Rohit and me was very crucial". Johnson Charles scored a 33-ball 79. For the West Indies , it was the ideal way to move on from a dispiriting 2-0 Test series defeat to India in the Caribbean.
Curry, speaking from a promotional tour in China, said this season will be different. "If it happens, it happens". "...all of our energy will be spent on getting ourselves ready for a championship run". Stephen Curry twice got hurt - first hurting his ankle, then spraining his MCL - and never fully recovered. Steph Curry has enjoyed a summer largely out of the spotlight after his Warriors blew a 3-1 series lead to the Cavs in the NBA Finals, but as the new season looms closer, Curry won't ...
Meanwhile, Pakistan's tall left-arm fast bowler, Muhammad Irfan has been ruled out for the rest of the England tour after bowling just five overs in the fourth one-day worldwide at Leeds . He was the only batsman to play with any fluency in Pakistan's innings at Headingley - and is also their most economical bowler in the series - so he seems certain to be one of a small number of players in the squad to have assured his immediate future.
James Milner capped a dominant first-half display by Liverpool by converting a 43rd-minute penalty after Roberto Firmino was tripped by Erik Lamela. Alas, the three points were not to be had, as Spurs survived more Liverpool pressure in the second half and found an equalizer when Danny Rose was in the right place at the right time.
When Pliskova served faults, Americans cheered. From there, Pliskova would do two things. Williams had a match point opportunity of her own but failed to convert. I knew I can play big tennis and good matches, but I couldn't put it [together] in the Grand Slams. I know he does. There is, after all, no Grand Slam in Prague.
He now faces Czech Jiri Vesely in round two and after the match the world number one was reluctant to discuss his physical issues. Afterward, Vesely said he didn't believe he could win - until he saw how Djokovic was playing. Opening ceremony featured award-winning actors Alec Baldwin and Susan Sarandon as well as former world heavyweight champion Mike Tyson and Flavia Pennetta, the shock victor of the US Open women's title previous year.
But given the Belgian's stunning recent form, Clarke probably felt he had no choice. "That call to Russell was as hard a phone call as I've ever had to make in golfing terms", added Clarke, who played with Pieters for the first two rounds in Denmark and saw him shoot a 62 on Thursday.
The 30-year-old Manchester United forward has announced his intention to hang up his England boots after the 2018 World Cup in Russian Federation - but Shilton feels he should already have done so. The ankle is OK now. " I know that if I continue doing what I am doing the goals will come, that is all I can do ", he added. "It was just a matter of time, it was a silly thing for him to do because he was on a yellow".
Josef Martinez made it 2-0 in the 52nd. But striker Lucas Pratto pulled one back with his maiden goal in his second match for Argentina, putting the visitors' tails up after a sluggish first hour in the wet in Merida. Chile is winless in its last two matches. Remember that time when Lionel Messi retired after losing in the Copa America finals and everybody was sad but Tottenham fans said that's okay because it probably means good things for Erik Lamela? Ecuador is fifth in the ...
BRAND NEW STRIKER Nick Jarvis has been bitten by the deadly snake. can he get the antidote in time? "When it happens it will be an fantastic feeling because that was also one of my dreams when I was a kid". Pouille is coming off his Grand Slam quarterfinal debut at Wimbledon. Kerber was in command from the start, winning all the big points on way to taking the opening set.
They got their reward in the 62nd minute, as the ball fell to an unmarked Kostic eight yards from goal after decent work in the box from Tadic, and the Hamburg winger made no mistake in slamming the ball home. They came back and got a point. "We had a poor first half but improved after the interval and I am confident this revamped 3-4-3 formation will get the desired results in the upcoming games".
Yards per play on first down, while falling behind 28-6: 3.4. His previous high was four at Mississippi State a year ago. And Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze didn't mince words when asked to describe what happened. Second half (including sacks): 1.8. FSU went with more two-back sets to increase protection, while the OL improved dramatically as well. 419 yards and also ran for 59.
The Eagles discussed a trade with the Denver Broncos, but couldn't agree to a deal, so Bradford returned and played well in the preseason in new Coach Doug Pederson's offense. But is Wentz ready to take on a starting role? "But certainly our interaction with him and our discussions with him, he's come a long way, even since we got him in April".
Webb played in 23 games with 14 starts over three seasons at Texas Tech and had career totals of 5,557 yards and 46 touchdowns. First-year head coach Nick Rolovich will lead his Rainbow Warriors into battle on August 26 against Cal. The Bears pulled away by scoring the final 20 points of the first half to lead 34-14. A Rainbow Warriors spokesman said before the game that safety Daniel Lewis Jr., linebacker Jerrol Garcia-Williams and tight end Metuisela Unga were not with the team.
Just look at the dramatic improvement in his putting stats. McIlroy trailed leader Paul Casey by six shots going into the final day, but finished two shots clear of the Englishman to claim his first title in the United States this year. Casey was trying to win on the PGA Tour for the first time since 2009. That much is true, but so is this: Just a few weeks ago, he wouldn't have been able to make this comeback because he wasn't putting well enough.
He led by a break at 1-0 and 4-2 in the fifth set, but Pouille broke back to 4-all, and eventually converted his fourth match point in the tiebreaker with a gutsy forehand victor to close a 16-stroke exchange. Kerber defeated Petra Kvitova 6-3 7-5 to pile the pressure back on to the American who is looking to break Steffi Graf's record of 186 weeks as the world No 1.
His career derailed by four wrist surgeries - no other grand slam victor in recent history, perhaps ever, has been hit as hard by injuries - del Potro wanted the trainer at the first changeover. Del Potro beat an ailing Dominic Thiem to reach a first grand slam quarterfinal in three years. In del Potro's first Grand Slam back, his second-round upset of Wawrinka at Wimbledon initially hinted at a return to the top of the sport.
Jeff Hendrick's third-minute deflected effort put the Republic ahead but the home side's domination eventually yielded Filip Kostic's equaliser on 62 minutes before Dusan Tadic quickly netted a controversial penalty. "He's fit, regardless of his age, and he steamed into it and that was a great goal for us and a great goal for him too", he added. You are playing away from home against Serbia.
However, it would be an appropriate climax to the Grand Slam year if the top two women this season contested the final Major and the No1 ranking. Williams is also looking to break her tie with Chris Evert for six U.S. Williams hit a tournament-leading 126 miles per hour serve, pounded 11 aces, won 28 of 30 points when a first serve landed in, and didn't face a break point against the 52nd-ranked Shvedova.
There have been two big winners since Formula One returned from a mid-season break - Mercedes' Nico Rosberg and Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo. The German denied that his win was made easy after Lewis made a bad start. "If I thought about a 43-point lead going to 19 points behind, then I would lose sleep over that, so I don't think about it and I just enjoy winning races".
Djokovic joked around when discussing his looming match-up with Tsonga. Wozniacki hadn't won at a match at a major tournament in 2016 until this week. The Serb was serving superbly, hitting immaculate groundstrokes, especially off the backhand, and finding moments of sheer genius when he needed them, winning 6-2 6-1 6-4.
Del Potro , who has said he is exhausted from his run to the gold medal match at the Rio Olympics last month, may ultimately benefit from shorter matches. "I don't know. We'll see", Williams said during an on-court interview after reaching the quarterfinals at Flushing Meadows on Monday. Dimitrov committed 43 unforced errors as Murray set up a last-eight clash with Japanese sixth seed Kei Nishikori, the 2014 runner-up who downed 37-year-old Ivo Karlovic 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (7/4).
And another player from france was in action - Gael Monfils was facing Marcos Baghdatis.in the fourth round. The No. 4 seed had already fought off three set-point attempts from his opponent, the No. After suffering a wrist injury earlier in 2016, the Spaniard was forced to pull out of his favourite tournament - French Open. "I wanted to take my chance to be very aggressive, try to play with my forehand, and so that's what I did at the [last] match point", Pouille said.
Behind her - not quite by the considerable margin many assumed - Francine Niyonsaba grabbed silver , becoming Burundi's first ever female Olympic athletics medallist, while the bronze went to the 20-year-old emerging Kenyan Margaret Wambui , who out-fought Melissa Bishop of Canada in a tight homestretch battle.