Defending women's champ Kerber out in 1st round at US Open
Aug 30, 2017, 01:47
German tennis player Angelique Kerber is out of the US Open, becoming the first defending champion eliminated in the first round in 12 years.
World number 45 Osaka broke in the first game of the second set when her opponent made a mess of a routine backhand, and she continued to pepper the court with winners to hold for 2-0.
Osaka moves on to play the victor of Rebecca Peterson of Sweden and Czech Republic's Denisa Allertova, whose match was postponed due to rain on Tuesday. Her match against No9 seed Madison Keys reduced her to tears, though, as she gave up a 5-1 lead in the final set.
The world No. 6 has struggled to recapture her fine form of a year ago, where she lifted two Grand Slam titles, and has failed to reach the quarter-finals of any major this season but this was as brutal an exit as you're likely to ever see.
"It means a lot, I feel, especially since how I ended last year's US Open", said Osaka.
In March, and with Williams off the tour to prepare for the birth of her first child, Kerber went back to the top only to lose it again to Karolina Pliskova after Wimbledon.
Kerber had four break points but failed to convert any as Osaka completed her demolition job to claim her first career victory against a top-10 player.
San Francisco Is Latest US City To Brace For Protests
- The National Park Service on Wednesday granted a permit to allow a Patriot Rally at Crissy Field in San Francisco on Saturday. Patriot Prayer's organizer, Joey Gibson , takes issue to his organization being called a white supremacist or racist group.
"I think it's just the matches and how I played last year from the beginning and how I'm struggling this year".
World number one Nadal, the 2010 and 2013 champion, starts his campaign for a 16th major against Dusan Lajovic of Serbia, the world number 85. Playing in the U.S. Open main draw for a third time, Kenin entered the tournament as a wildcard after winning the U.S. Open Wild Card Challenge.
The 31-year-old Spaniard recovered from 3-5 down in the opening set against the 85th-ranked Lajovic, who has never won a match in NY.
Nadal, this year's French Open champion, is 12-0 in first round meetings in NY while Federer is 16-0.
Federer defeated the world number 70 in straight sets in Miami this year but Tiafoe, the son of a Sierra Leone immigrant, illustrated his growing reputation by seeing off world number six Alexander Zverev in Cincinnati.
Austrian sixth seed Dominic Thiem, who has never got past the fourth round, faces Australian wildcard Alex de Minaur.
French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko downed Spain's Lara Arruaberrena 6-2, 1-6, 6-1 in a match relocated from Court 17 to Ashe.
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was asked about Corker's comments during Thursday's White House briefing. Bush's much criticized handling of Hurricane Katrina in 2005 was Grassley responding to Trump , his aides said in an email.
Following the release of her newest single, the female singer is selling snake-inspired accessories in her online store. Some felt the song was a diss toward Kanye West , whom Swift has had issues with in the past.
Currently, however, the script is still being written so we may be in for quite a wait before the Joker cast. Recently, the Joker once again appeared in " Suicide Squad ", and was portrayed by Jared Leto .
Cathrine Schmid, who has served for more than 12 years and is stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord south of the city. The ACLU tweeted that it is also representing six service members "hurt by #TransMilitaryBan".
Mr Trump also said he might scrap the North American Free Trade Agreement with Mexico and Canada to jumpstart negotiations. NDP Leader Liz Hanson said opposition members need to know the government's position on NAFTA to do their job.
American Paper Optics had a goal of producing 100 million pairs of eclipse viewers prior to totality, according to a statement . Furlow Charter School is collecting solar glasses from the August 21 solar eclipse to donate to Astronomers Without Borders .
The official death toll in Macau hit 10 on Friday night after yet another man's body was pulled from an underground vehicle park. Macau has rapidly transformed since 1999 into a gambling hub many times larger than Las Vegas, with major USA casinos piling in.
Better yet, Prime members will also get special savings and other in-store benefits in the future (specifics are TBA). Amazon has promised that Whole Foods prices will become cheaper for a deluge of everyday products starting Monday .
The Utkal Express accident was the result of the train derailing as it sped past a station where the tracks were under fix . Mittal with Air India chief Ashwani Lohani even as Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu offered to quit on moral grounds.
A spokesman for the Taliban Zabiullah Mujahid in a statement said such attacks are an attempt to spark tensions among the people. An armed group claiming allegiance to the Islamic State in Khorasan Province (ISKP) reportedly claimed responsibility .
The best part about these exclusive cars is the fact that all three of them will be coming to the Nintendo Switch free of charge. Whether or not players use the Mario or Luigi cars will depend on which team color they select before the match.
The company said it would be forced to produce more than a million IP addresses of website visitors , along with other records. The issue will be decided Thursday, when Superior Court Chief Judge Robert Morin will rule on the DOJ's motion to compell.
What's new in Android TV Oreo update?
Google always had a set of pre-requisites for the OEMs to comply with for running the Play Store and Google's first-party apps. Google has incorporated some super awesome updates into the Android 8.0 Oreo update, which will modify the users-experience.
Tropical Storm Irma could form soon off the East Coast
Again, heavy rounds of rain will be hitting the coast at these times, with occasional winds gusting over 40 miles per hour . If the system does acquire a name, the small craft advisory would be replaced with warnings of tropical storm hazards.
Samsung heir convicted of bribery: Company's future at stake
They are on trial over charges of receiving bribes from local firms including Samsung , with the ruling expected in October. The convictions are the second major hit to Samsung's reputation after the disaster of the exploding Galaxy Note 7 .
Biggs calls on Trump to pardon Arpaio
A poll conducted over the weekend by OH Predictive Insights found that only 21 percent of Arizonans support a pardon of Arpaio. Trump will meet with border control agents before the rally as he seeks to recover from plummeting opinion poll figures.
Did Sasikala slip out of jail?
The letter also said that Sasikala and Elavarasi had used the official vehicle of the jail authorities to go out of the prison after dark.
Sun & Clouds For Today's Eclipse
Conditions are expected to remain partly to mostly sunny in the early afternoon as the eclipse moves toward its max coverage. Mid-level clouds might increase into the afternoon, especially in southeast Nebraska, doing more to obscure the eclipse.