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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CLASSIC CLIP: Man United 1-0 Crystal Palace – the 1990 FA Cup final replay

first_imgCheck out this classic FA Cup final clip ahead of Saturday’s clash. Crystal Palace and Manchester United will meet in the 2016 final, 26 years after playing out an exciting final over two matches at the old Wembley. After drawing 3-3 first time around, the final would be replayed just five days later. A 1-0 victory for Manchester United signalled the first of many trophies under Sir Alex Ferguson, with Lee Martin scoring the game’s only goal just before the hour mark – see above.Below, you can see highlights from the 3-3 match, where Mark Hughes hit a double for United, Bryan Robson scoring their other goal.Ian Wright also netted two for Crystal Palace, after Gary O’Reilly had opened the scoring.last_img

Here’s why the OU loss to TCU doesn’t matter at all

first_imgSemaje Perine, still a man (USATSI)Semaje Perine, still a man (USATSI)I thought this was actually fairly obvious but I was listening to the Dan Patrick Show on Monday and he had Paul Finebaum on and he said something really dumb.When Dan asked him who was in trouble after this weekend his first response was “Oklahoma, because the Big 12 doesn’t have a championship game.”Eh?(start it at the 2:00 mark) Oklahoma’s loss to TCU means absolutely nothing in terms of them winning the Big 12 Championship and getting into the playoff unless you believe TCU is going to lose zero games or one game the rest of the way.[1. I don’t, and neither should anybody else.]OU’s loss to TCU is equivalent to OSU’s loss to Florida State. Win the rest and you’re still in the playoff.That’s the great part about getting upset by a team that’s probably not going to win the conference (especially early on): As long as you beat the other heavyweights in your conference you can still win the league and (now) get in the four-team playoff.[1. Where was this in 2011?]I talked an unreasonable amount of smack on Twitter on Saturday because that’s what Twitter is for but the reality is that OU is still in the driver’s seat.Why? Because these two formulas for winning the Big 12 and getting into the playoff are equivalent:1. Beat Baylor at home and win your other 11 games2. Beat Baylor at home and win 10 of your other 11 gamesThe formula is true for Baylor, too. It gets one non-OU slip-up along the way. As long as you’ve got that head-to-head advantage against the other legitimate contender then you’re good.You don’t really think OSU, TCU, or Kansas State[1. I presume these are the only other three reasonable contenders] is going to only lose one game in the conference (especially when two of those teams have to go to Norman all three to Waco), do you?They aren’t.Baylor or OU is going to win the Big 12 and one loss to a team other than each other won’t change that. Whoever wins their November 8th meeting will take the crown and likely dance into the college football playoff.[1. Forget I said any of this when TCU beats Baylor this Saturday.]If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more