No. 2 Wozniacki saves 2 match points, advances to 3rd round

first_imgCarpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson “That was crazy,” said Wozniacki, who has reached two Grand Slam finals and was a semifinalist here in 2011. “I don’t know how I got back into the match.“She’s a tricky opponent and she had nothing to lose. And then I think she realized she was up 5-1 and she let off the speed just a little bit, and I was like, this is my last chance. I have to go in and attack.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkWozniacki won the next nine points, and 24 of the 31 points played from when she first faced match point. She clinched a 75-minute third set on her first match point when Fett netted a backhand.A loss for Wozniacki would have seriously opened up the bottom half of the draw following the first-round defeats of 2017 finalist Venus Williams, U.S. Open champion Sloane Stephens and No. 10-seeded CoCo Vandeweghe. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew No. 23 Gilles Muller outlasted Malek Jaziri in five sets, Kyle Edmund had a straight sets win over Denis Istomin — who beat then defending-champion Novak Djokovic in the second round here last year — and Andreas Seppi beat Yoshihito Nishioka 6-1, 6-3, 6-4.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next No. 4-seeded Elina Svitolina is the next highest-ranked player on that side, and she next plays 15-year-old qualifier Marta Kostyuk — the youngest player to win main draw matches at Melbourne Park since Martina Hingis in 1996.Belinda Bencic had a letdown two days after upsetting Williams, losing 6-1, 6-3 to Thai qualifier Luksika Kumkhum.Bencic, who combined with Roger Federer to win the Hopman Cup for Switzerland earlier this month, saved three match points on her serve before netting a backhand to give No. 124th-ranked Kumkhum a spot in the third round for the first time.“I tried to reset and focus on the next match,” Bencic said. “I think it was also a very tough second round, for me the toughest I could get.”Kostyuk, who entered the season-opening major ranked No. 521, followed up her first-round win over 25th-seeded Peng Shuai with a 6-3, 7-5 victory over wild-card entry Olivia Rogowska.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Denmark’s Caroline Wozniacki reacts after defeating Croatia’s Jana Fett during their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)MELBOURNE, Australia — Second-ranked Caroline Wozniacki fended off two match points and rallied from 5-1 down to win the last six games in the third set and avoid a second-round upset at the Australian Open.Former No. 1-ranked Wozniacki used her experience to save match points in the seventh game of the deciding set against No. 119-ranked Jana Fett, who was making her main draw debut at a major, and eventually pull off a 3-6, 6-2, 7-5 win.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img After years of big spending, Chinese football goes quiet Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina LATEST STORIES MOST READ Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone As Australian Open junior champion, Kostyuk got a wildcard into the qualifying draw. She won three three-set matches to reach the main draw and is already guaranteed around $143,000.She could lose some of that after being given a code violation after the chair umpire ruled she had communicated with her mother in the crowd.Kostyuk is managed by Ivan Ljubicic, who works with Federer, and so gets the benefit of some first-rate analysis.“Ivan is always helping me … after every match, he’s telling me what’s wrong,” she said, smiling, after she framed a wayward serve on her first match point but got it right the second time.Kostyuk’s progress is set to become more difficult, with a meeting against fellow Ukrainian Svitolina in the next round.Svitolina, who won a tour-leading five titles in 2017, had a 4-6, 6-2, 6-1 win over Katerina Siniakova.Their fellow Ukrainian, Kateryna Bondarenko, beat No. 15-seeded Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-2, 6-3 in the day’s opening match on Melbourne Park’s third show court to reach the third round here for the third time.No. 19 Magdalena Rybarikova beat Kirsten Flipkens 6-4, 0-6, 6-2.Jo-Wilfried Tsonga rallied from 5-2 in the fifth to overcome Denis Shapovalov 3-6, 6-3, 1-6, 7-6 (4), 7-5 in a 3-hour, 37-minute match.No. 6 Marin Cilic beat Joao Sousa 6-1, 7-5, 6-2 and advanced along with No. 10 Pablo Carreno Busta, who was leading 6-2, 3-0 when Gilles Simon retired from their second-round match with a thigh injury. 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Despite warm temperatures, winter isn’t over

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — Every year, there are two equinoxes in March and September when the sun shines directly on the equator and the length of night and day are nearly equal — about 12 hours each.They should not be confused with the two annual solstices, which occur in June and December, when the sun reaches its highest or lowest point in the sky at noon, marked by the longest and shortest days.Equinoxes and solstices are opposite on either side of the equator and here in the Northern Hemisphere the March equinox is also known as the Spring equinox  and this year it will occur in Fort St. John on Saturday night at 9.30.- Advertisement -According to Environment Canada, normally Fort St. John also receives 25 or more centimetres of snow in five consecutive months of the year, with January and November the leaders at 32.7 and 32.5 respectively.However, it may surprise some that March is next on the chart at 28.7, beating both December and February at 26.8 and 25.3, respectively.In addition, local airport weather station posts show March is the only one of those five months which has a chance of surprising its snowfall norm this season.Advertisement In fact, with the month-to-date total unofficially at 28.5 it will now take only one third of a centimetre to do it, and ask anyone of us who was living here on March 31, 2002.That back-breaking, sidewalk shoveling spring snow is not too unusual. That is the day we received 26.6 centimetres and it pushed the March total that year, to 77.7; about 12 centimetres more than what we’ve received this season in the previous five months.In addition, as we’ve reported a number of times before, airport station records, which now date back nearly 75 years also show it was another spring snowfall, which remains the all-time one day record for this area.Following twenty days of nothing but a trace: 18 of them with double digit high temperatures. The airport station posted 47.8 centimetres of spring snow in the second day of a two-day dump of 64.6 centimetres on May 21 and 22, 1960  — so don’t put those shovels away just yet.Advertisementlast_img read more