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Author: 0 Muguruza progresses to French Open last 16

How right those folks were. She whipped in a series of ferocious forehand winners while also frustrating the Czech, constantly forcing her to the net to win the first set with a tiebreak. "I'm playing at home. But I'm leaving here quite happy because none of the matches I played were easy". But she managed to pull off the biggest victory of her career despite 16 double-faults, seven in each of the last two sets on a windy day with the temperature in the 60s (teens Celsius).

Sports No. 1 seed Angelique Kerber falls at French Open
Author: 0 No. 1 seed Angelique Kerber falls at French Open

Kerber had only four winners and 12 unforced errors in the first set and didnt even earn a break point until the last game, which Makarova won, anyway. The owner of 23 Grand Slam singles titles is not playing for the rest of this season because she is pregnant. "I think it doesn't really matter how I played, but I won", the 15th-seeded Kvitova said.

Author: 0 Gracious Del Potro hails Murray strategy, seeks backhand improvement

Murray did enough to keep his nose in front throughout, while the giant Argentine was unable to reprise the heroics that saw the pair produce such magic in last year's Rio Olympics gold medal match. "I couldn't believe that set, that I lost that set, because I had many opportunities to win", said Del Potro. The second set would add more than another hour, even though Murray got an immediate break.

Author: 0 Curry urged teammates to just be themselves vs Cavs

Rihanna is a well known follower of James and the Cavaliers and because of that, some believed she and Golden State Warrior Kevin Durant were engaged in some tension during the game . - Sam Amick (@sam_amick) May 16, 2014Kevin Durant nails three, looks in Rihanna's direction, shimmies and pushes Thunder up 87-80 with 6:46 left.

Sports Chelsea could make Brazilian star their first summer signing
Author: 0 Chelsea could make Brazilian star their first summer signing

His relationship with Ronaldo was forged at Real Madrid , where they were team-mates for four seasons after arriving together in the summer of 2009. Alves has been mooted as a possible transfer target for the Premier League champions after Blues boss Antonio Conte was made aware of the marauding full-back's alleged availability.

Author: 0 Position-by-position matchups for the NBA Finals

I didn't make a pick in The Plain Dealer past year, but I did pick Golden State in seven games when interviewed on the West Coast, which probably violates several rules of handicapping. The Warriors are 5-13 favorites at Vegas' Westgate Sports Book. We all observed this phenomenon past year in the 2016 Finals when Draymond was suspended because of his fourth flagrant foul that occurred after an altercation with LeBron .

Author: 0 Hamilton: Ferrari has chosen its number one

Vettel , a four-time world champion and first Ferrari victor in Monaco since Schumacher, has now won three of the six races to Hamilton's two. "Of course I can't afford another weekend like this", said Hamilton . The Telegraph's Oliver Brown also suggested the relationship between the two Ferrari drivers could deteriorate the same way Hamilton's and Nico Rosberg's did at Mercedes .

Sports Wenger says atmosphere at Arsenal has been 'absolutely horrendous'
Author: 0 Wenger says atmosphere at Arsenal has been 'absolutely horrendous'

However, after Thomas Tuchel's side finished in 3rd place in Bundesliga, it is now impossible for Liverpool to face the German side as both teams will be seeded in the Champions League draw. League meetings with Chelsea , Tottenham Hotspur , Arsenal and the Manchester clubs in 2016-17 yielded five wins and five draws for Jürgen Klopp's team.

Sports Lions labour to win in rugby tour opener
Author: 0 Lions labour to win in rugby tour opener

Both sides managed a single try in Northland, but a pair of penalty goals to Sexton and halfback Greig Laidlaw eventually took the Lions over the line. The pressure began to pay dividends as the game wore on and they were held up over the line on several occasions, which gave the hots a 7-3 lead at the break.

Sports Djokovic announces Agassi will coach him at French Open
Author: 0 Djokovic announces Agassi will coach him at French Open

But Zverev broke twice in the third set, although he had to also save three break points in the fifth game, to win 6-1 and seal a place in Sunday's final. Former world number one Agassi will be with Djokovic in Paris for the French Open , which starts on 28 May. "That's what I wanted to let you guys know: I spoke to Andre the last couple weeks on the phone, and we chose to get together in Paris", Djokovic said after the match .

Author: 0 Predators reach 1st Stanley Cup Final, oust Ducks in 6 games

When Colton Sissons scored his third goal of the game with 6 minutes remaining in the third to put the Predators ahead for good, there were several minutes where I couldn't hear anything. Game 1 is Monday. He won with the Carolina Hurricanes in 2006, while losing with the Philadelphia Flyers in 2010 to the Chicago Blackhawks . After the National Anthem by Trisha Yearwood , and the guest "cheerleader" Eddie George, the crowd was in a FRENZY for the puck to drop.

Sports The Finals: It's now NBA All-Star War
Author: 0 The Finals: It's now NBA All-Star War

SI's Lee Jenkins spoke with a variety of National Basketball Association people around the league to gauge how talented the Warriors and Cavaliers are. If it produces no drama, this will be hands down, the worst National Basketball Association season of all time. With in-season acquisition Kyle Korver having hit 22 of his 53 shots from beyond the arc (41.5 percent), the Cavaliers have been the most accurate 3-point shooting team in the 2017 playoffs, connecting on 43.5 percent.

Sports Wrong number text leads to free Stanley Cup tickets
Author: 0 Wrong number text leads to free Stanley Cup tickets

Despite scoring two goals in Game 1 on the man-advantage, they failed to convert on four power plays in Game 2 , including a 5-on-3. Despite being down 2-0 in their series with the Penguins, the Predators say they are confident in Pekka Rinne , as he's been their best player all year, and are happy to be back home and plan to feed off the crowd's energy.

Author: 0 Dixon takes 3rd Indy pole with fastest speeds in 21 years

Fernando Alonso has revealed that an overboost on his second lap prevented him pole as he qualified P5 for this Sunday's Indianapolis 500 . It's the first time he's competed on an oval. "We wanted to be on the front row and we wanted to get everything we had - and I think we did that". You can hear them in the background when the big speeds go up.

Author: 0 Nashville Predators look to regain momentum in Game 3

The No. 1 defence pair on Pittsburgh , based on ice time played, is the pairing of veteran Ron Hainsey and Brian Dumoulin. Smith scored on a breakaway 4:54 into the third, wristing one glove side on Matt Murray to break the game open.

Sports Alan Jackson to perform free concert for hockey fans
Author: 0 Alan Jackson to perform free concert for hockey fans

Winning four out of five against any team is very hard. The Predators have been unlucky in the series. He didn't start on Crosby's line in Game 2, but ended up there as the Pens offence stalled through two periods - contained by the Preds' fearsome defence.

Sports Adam Silver is 100% Correct About the One and Done System
Author: 0 Adam Silver is 100% Correct About the One and Done System

Either way, the status quo is in peril. "We waited on the lottery (during the collective bargaining process) in part because we wanted to see if there were going to be changes in the collective bargaining agreement that would impact how teams traded for players, how free agency worked", he said.

Sports Chris Sale: Chris Sale struggles against White Sox
Author: 0 Chris Sale: Chris Sale struggles against White Sox

Moreland hit a two-run shot in the ninth. But he said Monday he had no regrets during his time with the White Sox and added that "I can't change the past, just try to become better in the future". He got a standing ovation when he trotted to the mound in the first inning. One night after a bench-clearing brawl, the teams played without incident.

Sports Juve's Buffon has open mind about Cardiff's closed roof
Author: 0 Juve's Buffon has open mind about Cardiff's closed roof

While the attacking line has done well this season, the defence has been absolutely top-notch. "But at the same time, I want to play this game without regrets and without thinking of these issues". "It is very nice to be playing another final and we are ready for it". Now it's about preventing a repeat of the 2015 final loss to Barcelona . Juve's high-pressing, aggressive approach belittled Barcelona and Monaco's qualities in the previous rounds, and Real could crumble in similar ...