The Wales global was a second-half substitute on Saturday as Madrid claimed their second Champions League triumph in as many seasons with a 4-1 win over Juventus in Cardiff . I'm very happy - an wonderful season, we've won trophies. "The 12th for the insatiable", read a wraparound cover on AS, which hailed the decisive Cristiano Ronaldo as the most valuable player of Saturday's final and said he was "a step away from his fifth Ballon d'Or".
Get daily prep sports headlines from the Gwinnett Daily Post staff delivered to your email. "This match is special to me", said Kvitova . I'm disappointed, for sure. "The pressure is always there but this year the expectations are much bigger, especially in the big tournaments and the Grand Slams". American Bethanie Mattek-Sands belts a backhand during her win.
While the Italians equalized soon after with Mario Mandzuci's stunning overhead kick, it was the Spanish team who kicked on in the second half. "I prepared myself well for the final part of the season and I scored some important goals". " Cardiff held a great event and it was good for it to end with all smiles". His second in Cardiff , to make it 3-1 in the 64th minute, put the result beyond Juventus and made him top scorer in this season's Champions League with 12 goals - one more ...
In the decider it was Muguruza who failed to capitalize on Mladenovic's serving woes in the third set, and that was ultimately the difference that didn't quite seem over until the last ball was struck. "I wanted to go as far as possible, but even if I didn't, I think I'm going to feel much better now to continue the year, and everybody is going to stop bothering me asking me about this tournament".
The eventual victor of that stage of the competition will then become the official Challenger to Oracle Team USA for the 35th America's Cup. The first crew in each of the two semi-finals to win five races progresses to the challenger final and whoever wins that takes on defending champions Team USA for the America's Cup itself.
Kvitova, 26, was injured when an intruder, under the pretense of checking a utility meter, entered her apartment in Prostejov . She needed just an hour and 13 minutes to wrap up victory and will play either Bethanie Mattek-Sands or Evgeniya Rodina in round two.