Here is a summary of current sports news.
Tennis-Barty worked to defeat Zvonareva in the first round
World number one Ash Barty was made to sweat for a 6-1 7-6 (7) victory over Vera Zvonareva and a second round berth at the US Open on Tuesday. The seeded Australian came out shooting all cylinders and took a 3-0 lead in a quick-fire opening set that ended in 24 minutes.
Tennis-US Open, second day
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Tennis – Shapovalov qualifies for US Open second round
Canada’s Denis Shapovalov served 14 aces to make it easier for Argentina’s Federico Delbonis to win 6-2 6-2 6-3 in the first round of the US Open on Tuesday. The seventh seed took a break after game five of the first set and kept up the momentum, throwing 38 winners against Delbonis’ 11 throughout the game and winning 90% of his first serve points.
Rune loses to Djokovic but wins over fickle New York crowd
Holger Rune lost his first Grand Slam match to Novak Djokovic on Tuesday, but the brave Dane won over the fickle New York crowd at Arthur Ashe Stadium by refusing to retire despite a painful cramp. Djokovic, a three-time US Open champion and candidate to complete a rare one-calendar-year Grand Slam on the hard courts of Flushing Meadows, is a popular headliner on the New York scene.
Ice hockey – Canada beats United States in overtime to win Women’s World Championship
Marie-Philip Poulin scored the game-winning goal in overtime as Canada beat the United States 3-2 in Calgary on Tuesday to win their first women’s ice hockey world championship since 2012. The United States, five-time champions in title, took a 2-0 lead in the first period behind a pair of goals from Alex Carpenter.
Tennis-Zverev advance to second round of US Open
Germany’s Alexander Zverev made a success of his bid for a first major tournament, beating American Sam Querrey 6-4 7-5 6-2 in the first round of the US Open on Tuesday. Querrey kept the game close for the first two sets, but was hampered by unforced errors as 2020 finalist Zverev kept his game relatively clean and pulled off 25 winners.
No heart from Djokovic as New York crowd shows love for underdogs
Novak Djokovic had hoped to have the crowd behind him as he began his bid to win the US Open and complete the Grand Slam calendar year, but the Serbian said the atmosphere was “not ideal” as Flushing Meadows fans roared at his underdog opponent. Djokovic, who seeks to become the first man since Rod Laver in 1969 to win all four slams in the same year, beat Holger Rune 6-1 6-7 (5) 6-2 6-1 to advance to the second round after the 18th -year-old Danish qualifier crashed into the world number one.
Tennis – Murray ignites bathroom battle in orbit
Andy Murray launched a new rocket on Tuesday at US Open conqueror Stefanos Tsitsipas, complaining that the Greek player took longer to use the bathroom than billionaire Jeff Bezos to reach space. The Briton was furious when Tsitsipas took a break that lasted almost eight minutes in their first round clash in five sets on Monday, which he said disrupted his game and influenced the result.
Djokovic takes unstable first step towards calendar slam
Novak Djokovic took an unstable first step towards the end of the Grand Slam of the calendar year on Tuesday as the Serbian prepared to enter the second round of the US Open with a 6-1 6-7 (5) 6 win. -2 6-1 on the dashing Danish. teenager Holger Rune. On paper, the contest was a total mismatch – an 18-year-old qualifier making his Grand Slam debut against a player chasing a 21st major title.
Brazilian Pelé in ‘good health’ as he goes to hospital for routine check-ups
Former Brazilian football star Pelé said on Tuesday he was undergoing routine hospital checkups and was in good health, denying reports of a more serious health problem. “Guys, I haven’t passed out and I’m very healthy. I went for my routine checkups, which I hadn’t been able to do before due to the pandemic,” Pele wrote on Twitter. A representative for Pelé said he would be released from the hospital on Tuesday.
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