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Australian Open: Naomi Osaka beats Petra Kvitova to win her second Grand Slam title

first_imgNaomi Osaka defeated Petra Kvitova 7-6 (7-2) 5-7 6-4 to win her first Australian Open title at the Rod Laver Arena on Saturday.It was a second successive Grand Slam title for the Japanese, after her U.S. Open triumph in September, and she became the first Asian player to claim the world number one ranking in the process.Kvitova saved four matchpoints, showing the same resilience she needed to return to the top level of tennis after a knife attack and lengthy surgery in 2016, but her fightback fell just short.Tears of joy @Naomi_Osaka_ #AusOpen pic.twitter.com/ckfLkGG6kf#AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) January 26, 2019Osaka shed tears after losing the second set from a 5-3 lead but returned to court after a washroom break calmer and more composed.She broke Kvitova in the third game of the final set and converted her fifth matchpoint to end a superb final in two hours and 27 minutes.The 21-year-old Osaka became the youngest women’s world number one since Dane Caroline Wozniacki, who was 20 when she topped the rankings in 2010.The fourth seed, one of the cleanest strikers of the ball in women’s tennis, also became the first player since Jennifer Capriati in 2001 to win the next Grand Slam after her maiden major title.What a moment. @Naomi_Osaka_ wins her second Grand Slam in a row #AusOpen pic.twitter.com/9TTskXIH9E#AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) January 26, 2019Osaka took the first set on a tiebreak after both players had exhibited their entire array of shots in a high-quality opening to the match.advertisementKvitova’s serve, which looked impregnable during the early games of the opening set, suffered a dip as Osaka took up unconventional receiving positions, forcing the Czech to make adjustments.Naomi Osaka vs Petra Kvitova, Australian Open 2019: HighlightsOsaka had won 59 straight matches after taking the first set before Saturday’s final and showed why as her serves grew bigger and the winners flowed from her racket in the second.Kvitova broke early in the second set to go up 2-0 but a doublefault from the Czech gave Osaka a second breakpoint opportunity, which she converted to get back on serve.Head up @Petra_Kvitova.You’re an inspiration to many #AusOpen pic.twitter.com/HP2YTcM1YJ#AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) January 26, 2019The Czech’s confidence appeared shaken and she was broken to love before another Osaka hold gave the Japanese her fourth straight game in the second set.But the 28-year-old Czech, who had lost just seven out of 33 career finals before Saturday, fought back with booming serves to save three matchpoints and hold for 4-5, before breaking Osaka to draw level.A teary-eyed Osaka could not stop Kvitova’s fightback as the Czech won four straight games to win the set and level the match at 1-1, after the Japanese served her fourth double fault.A break in the third game of the decider, however, proved enough for Osaka, who fell to her knees as Kvitova’s forehand went wide to hand her the title.(With inputs from Agencies)last_img read more

IOWA ATTORNEY GENERAL WON’T OPPOSE GREGG APPOINTMENT

first_imgIowa Attorney General Tom Miller says he has no problem with new Governor Kim Reynolds designating an “acting lieutenant governor.”Miller, a Democrat, released an opinion earlier that the state constitution does not give Reynolds, a Republican, the authority to name a new lieutenant governor after she became governor.Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/MILLER.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC……in that regard” :16Reynolds announced Thursday that she is designating Adam Gregg as Acting Lieutenant Governor.Miller says the position of acting Lieutenant Governor is not in the Constitution, but Reynolds has the right to create the position.Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/MILLER2.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC……….so many responsibilities” :20Miller’s opinion that created controversy because it reversed the first statement he gave on the issue, which said that Reynolds could appoint her own replacement.Many Republicans accused Miller of playing politics and trying to create chaos for the new governor by changing what he first said about the issue.Radio Iowalast_img read more

Can committed to Liverpool during contract impasse

first_imgTransfers Can committed to Liverpool despite contract impasse Matthew Scott Last updated 2 years ago 03:27 10/21/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Can - cropped Getty Images Transfers Tottenham Hotspur v Liverpool Liverpool Premier League The Germany midfielder has attracted reported interest from Juventus, but he insists that he is focused on shining at Anfield Emre Can has dismissed suggestions that uncertainty over his Liverpool future will affect his performances on the pitch.Germany midfielder Can’s contract at Anfield expires at the end of the season, with terms on an extension seemingly no closer to being agreed.Can 6/1 to score v Spurs Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Serie A champions Juventus have been credited with an interest in Can, who has played in all but three of Liverpool’s fixtures this season, while Reds boss Jurgen Klopp said of the situation in August: “Do I think it is too cool that we didn’t fix it so far? No, to be honest.”But the 23-year-old maintains he is happy at Anfield for the time being, and suggested he does not anticipate a dip in form as his contract winds down.”I made forward steps in my three years here,’ he told the Times. “It is my fourth season now in Liverpool and I played a lot of games. I am really enjoying being here. It is a great club.”Of course I can play better sometimes, I know that, but I think my development has been good so far. I try to be better and I train hard for that. “Why should my commitment be any different? I have a contract playing for the club, I earn my money here and I love to play for Liverpool.”I don’t think about setbacks, or injury, when I am going out on the pitch. I only think about how I am going to help my team. That [injury] can always happen, but on the pitch I only think about how we can win the game.”last_img read more