US Open 2017: Sharapova Knocked out by Sevastova

first_imgSharapova, ranked 146th after returning from a doping ban in April, was given a wildcard into the main draw.The 2006 champion had played just one match since May coming into Flushing Meadows, with injuries forcing her out of the grass-court season and US Open build-up.She played superbly to upset world number two Simona Halep on the first day of the tournament, and then beat Timea Babos and Sofia Kenin on her way to the last 16.Sevastova proved too strong, however, the 5ft 5in Latvian’s defensive skills and ability to create angles ultimately derailing the Russian.“The first set was very close, it could have gone either way,” said Sevastova.“She played unbelievable throughout the first and second set and I just kept fighting, running every ball, and just stayed there.”Sharapova ended the match with 51 errors to 42 winners as she pressed too hard in trying to break down Sevastova’s brilliant defence.The Latvian went close to taking the first set after coming back from 4-1 down, but Sharapova clinched it with two magnificent forehands in game 12.The momentum had already begun to swing though, and Sevastova would level thanks to a single break at 2-1 in the second – in one rally lobbing Sharapova twice, prompting the Russian to scramble left-handed in desperation.A six-minute bathroom break ahead of the decider apparently did not have the desired effect as Sharapova quickly fell 3-0 down.She had said after her opening match that “this girl has a lot of grit”, and it was in evidence as she cut the deficit to 3-2, but in the end Sevastova had too much.Sharapova fought off three match points before a big first serve left the five-time major winner flailing at a return that flew wide after two hours and 17 minutes. Maria Sharapova’s first Grand Slam tournament in 19 months ended with defeat by Anastasija Sevastova in the US Open fourth round.Latvia’s Sevastova, the 16th seed, won 5-7 6-4 6-2 to reach the quarter-finals in New York.The 27-year-old will play Sloane Stephens in the quarter-finals, after the American beat Julia Goerges. Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Draw match between FC ”Široki Brijeg” i FC ” Žalgiris”

first_imgPlayers of FC ”Široki Brijeg” went to Novigrad, where they will participate at the Istria Winter Cup, and FC ”Željezničar” will also participate at the Cup.FC ”Široki Brijeg’’ played yesterday its first match against the first team of Lithuania FC  ”Žalgiris” which ended in a result 0:0.Tournament will last until 10 February, and in the group with FC ”Široki Brijeg” there is also FC ”Gyor” from Hungary and FC ”Wolsberger” from Austria.last_img

Tir Chonaill Gaels: Seamus Carr is returned as Central Council delegate

first_imgCongratulations to our own Seamus Carr who was returned unopposed as Central Council Delegate at the County Board convention at the weekend. Seamus does a fine job in his role as delegate and along with his fellow officers, wish them all well for the year ahead.Condolences The club passes on our condolences to the Duffy family on the death of Eileen, mother of our late chairman Andy Duffy. Funeral details to be announced. May she Rest in Peace.Colm Tully Memorial MassA reminder that there will be a 1st anniversary mass for Colm Tully RIP on Saturday, 10th December at 7pm at the Catholic church, Acton High Street.Good Luck Good luck to St. Kiernan’s as they prepare to face Slaughtneil in next weekend’s All-Ireland Football Quarter Final. Throw in is Sunday 11th of December 1pm at Greenford. LotteryNext draw 8th of December Jackpot £3,000Play online at www.tirchonaillgaels.comTir Chonaill Gaels: Seamus Carr is returned as Central Council delegate was last modified: December 5th, 2016 by Chris McNultyShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Seamus CarrTir Chonaill Gaelslast_img read more