KEYS OUTSLUGS COCO VANDEWEGHE TO GET VICTORY AT STANFORD
Madison Keys and CoCo Vandeweghe had never played on opposite sides of the net, just together on a Fed Cup team for the U.S., bonding and becoming friends during that extended stay in Australia in April last year.
They sure put on an entertaining show of tennis when they finally faced off for the first time Sunday.
Third-seeded Keys outslugged No. 6 Vandeweghe 7-6 (4), 6-4 to win the Bank of the West Classic in a thrilling display of power and serving by the two young American stars in their first career matchup. Afterward, they hugged and Keys playfully sat on her opponent’s lap.
Keys couldn’t quite believe it took them this long to meet up in a match that mattered. She won her third career singles title and first on hardcourt playing under cloudless skies at Stanford.
• Alexander Zverev dropped his opening set at the Citi Open and had to survive a third-set tiebreaker to avoid an upset in the first round.
From there, the 20-year-old German dominated.
The eighth-ranked Zverev easily dispatched South African veteran Kevin Anderson 6-4, 6-4 to win the Washington event for his fourth ATP title of the year, matching Rafael Nadal’s victory total. Only longtime Swiss star Roger Federer has more titles this season, with five.
Another upset in 100-meter dash.
LONDON» The evening after Jamaica’s Usain Bolt improbably lost to a pair of U.S. runners, the world’s best sprint island watched the red, white and blue paraded around the track once again at its expense.
Tori Bowie leaned over the line for her 100-meter victory, then stumbled and crashed to the track to put the exclamation point on the second straight sprint shock at the world championships of track and field. Her 0.01 of a second victory Sunday over Marie-Josee Ta Lou of the Ivory Coast was a photo-finish thriller.
The fact that the defending Olympic champion and the most dominant female sprinter of 2017, Elaine Thompson of Jamaica, finished fifth was every bit as stunning.
Dupree, Larkins lift Fever vs. Lynx.
INDIANAPOLIS» Candice Dupree scored a season-high 31 points, Erlana Larkins made a putback with 8.2 seconds left and the Indiana Fever beat the Minnesota Lynx 84-82 to snap a five-game WNBA losing streak.
Villa’s hat trick is the difference.
YORK» David Villa’s first MLS hat NEW trick helped New York City FC beat the New York Red Bulls 3-2.
Villa’s third goal gave New York City the lead for good in the 75th minute. He drew a foul in the area when Sal Zizzo was shown a yellow card for a high boot and then converted from the spot.
• Striker Vivianne Miedema scored twice as the Netherlands beat Denmark 4-2 to win its first Women’s European Championship title.
Lochte sets meet record in 200 IM.
Ryan Lochte had a surprising reaction to his latest record-setting performance.
“A little disappointed,” he said after breaking Michael Phelps’ meet record in the finals of the 200-meter individual medley at the U.S. Open.
Lochte’s time of 1 minute, 59.24 seconds bettered Phelps’ mark of 1:59.26 set Nov. 30, 2006.
British swimmer Xavier Mohammed finished second in 2:00.47, and Sam Stewart was third in 2:01.51.
Betty Cuthbert, a sprinter who won four gold medals and ranks among Australia’s greatest Olympians, died after a long battle against multiple sclerosis. She was 79. … Quarterback Marcus McMaryion has decided to transfer from Oregon State. McMaryion already graduated with a degree in public health and will be immediately eligible with two years of eligibility remaining.