Posted: August 28th, 2011 | Author: Macmarlon | Filed under: Tennis | Tags: Aces, Caroline Wozniacki, Competitions, Connecticut, Denmark, Hurricane Irene, John Isner, Julien Benneteau, Little Rain, Momentum, New Haven, Newport, North Carolina, Tennis Center, United States, Wins, Winston Salem | No Comments »
A little rain cannot prevent Caroline Wozniacki, peak-ranked from winning her fourth successive New Haven title, as she defeated the Czech qualifier Petra Cetkovska, 6-4, 6-1, on Saturday in Connecticut.
Wozniacki of Denmark, the peak seed at United States Open of next week, improved to 17-0 at the tournament. It was her sixth title this season.
Wozniacki said, “I just have a good momentum every time I play here. You always play better when you like to be around a tournament.”
Cetkovska ranked 40th, had won seven successive competitions from the beginning of meeting the criteria. The competition, which was transferred to 1 p.m. Eastern from 5 p.m. to defend Hurricane Irene, was played outdoors at the Connecticut Tennis Center. John Isner, ISNER TAKES WINSTON-SALEM defeated the qualifier Julien Benneteau with 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 to win the Winston-Salem Open in North Carolina.
Isner, a native of close by Greensboro, conquered 34 unforced mistakes with 19 aces, the quickest was listed at 139 miles an hour and won his second tournament of the year. He as well won at NewPort, R.I.
Posted: August 15th, 2011 | Author: manchingjp | Filed under: Other Sports News | Tags: Autosport, Chain Reaction, Competitions, Crash, Dario Franchitti, Fifth Triumph, Indy Car Race, Laps, Little Bit, Motor Speedway, Obscene Gesture, Overcast Afternoon, Rain, Ryan Hunter Reay, Scott Dixon, Servia, Strange Day, Takuma Sato, Th Hunter, Victory | 2 Comments »
Ryan Hunter-Reay got his first Indy Car victory of the year after a greasy, crash-marred end that left drivers upset that the race was started again in rain with around 10 laps left.
Moments after the race resumed on an overcast afternoon, Danica Patrick’s car slid sideways, starting a chain reaction that knocked out the cars of Will Power and Takuma Sato.
Officials reverted to the race order that existed before the final restart, leaving Oriol Servia in second place and Scott Dixon in third in the 225-mile race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, the first Indy Car race at the track since 1998.
Power, second in the series point standing, was irate as he left his car and flashed an obscene gesture that was caught on camera. However he cut Dario Franchitti’s lead from 63 points to 47 with five competitions left. Franchitti led for 115 of the 225 laps before being hit from behind by Sato, ending his completion on the 119th.
Hunter-Reay then got the lead and held it most of the means for his fifth triumph in 113 IndyCarraces.
He came in third in two of his three previous races and now has five successive top 10 finishes after managing just one in his other eight
According to the driver for Andretti Autosport, he wished his win “was in a little bit different way, but we’ll absolutely take it after the year we’ve had.
“It was a strange day, but sometimes racing is strange.”
Posted: July 28th, 2011 | Author: Macmarlon | Filed under: Tennis | Tags: Best Player, Chinese Taipei, Colleague, Competitions, Del Potro, Delray Beach, Farmers, Gilles Muller, Gulbis, James Blake, Kosakowski, Mardy Fish, Match, Opponent, Quarterfinal, Quarterfinals, Ryan Harrison, Tennis Center, Ucla, Yen Hsun Lu | No Comments »
For Juan Martin del Potro, this season has seen an inspiring climb in the world. The second seed from Argentina continued his run with a 6-4, 7-6 (7-3) win against American James Blake in the second round of the $700,000 Farmers Classic, a United States Open Series event.
Titled as low as 484th on February 7, del Potro has risen to a present ranking of 19th thanks in part to titles at Delray Beach and Estoril. He as well has not lost an opening-round match at some tournament the entire year and he continued that Wednesday.
Marcos Baghdatis, the third seed was upset by Yen-Hsun Lu, with 6-3, 6-4. Lu is best player of Chinese Taipei, ranked 76th. He is coming off his first quarterfinal of the year in the previous week in Atlanta.
The quarterfinal opponent of Lu will be 19-year-old Ryan Harrison, who overturned colleague American Michael Russel, 6-3, 6-4 at the Los Angeles Tennis Center at UCLA. Harrison was in the semifinals in the previous week in Atlanta.
Following the quarterfinals for del Potro will be Ernests Gulbis of Latvia, who conquered American qualifier Daniel Kosakowski, with 6-2, 6-4.
The remaining second-round competitions will be played Thursday, emphasized by top seed Mardy Fish facing Gilles Muller of Luxembourg.
The Los Angeles champion of 2011 will receive $113,000.