New Zealand received a blow just before half-time of their clash with Australia when lock Scott Barrett was shown red for making contact with the head of Michael Hooper . "It's a great atmosphere and great for the players to get the win but in the bigger scheme of things that's what we've got ourselves - a ticket to go there and take the opportunity that we're going to get given there".
The all-time WTA great is an icon for Osaka; however, the 21-year-old had won their only two prior meetings - including an incredible US Open final in which Williams repeatedly ranted at the officials. Andreescu shot to prominence with a victory at Indian Wells in March, but this week marks her first tournament since she was forced out of the French Open with a shoulder injury.
Andreescu walked over to console her, and microphones caught Williams telling her that she had back pain after experiencing spasms the night before. Andreescu then rolled to a 5-2 lead before Kenin finally took a game point back. As for Andreescu, her rise has been meteoric and much deserved, capturing wins against top-ranked players as her relentless and extremely tactical approach has caused fits from day one - which is nothing new for the five-time junior title victor.
Coutinho joined Barcelona from Liverpool in January of 2018 for an initial fee of around €113 million (£105 million), which could rise to about €153 million (£142 million) depending on certain bonuses. The Brazil global is reportedly a target for Tottenham , Manchester United and Arsenal , with the transfer window in England shutting on Thursday.
Bayern had been awaiting news of the extent of Sane's injury with great interest as they weighed up a formal bid for the 23-year-old. A partial tear of Sane's ACL was the diagnosis, with the German facing at least five months out of action.
She was then broken in the second game of the second set before responding, Mertens unable to hold in the fifth game despite initially recovering from 0-40 down. My home is like two minutes from here". The Czech native could reclaim the No. 1 spot this week with a good run at the US$2.83 million WTA Tour Premier 5 event.