Kvitova claims 3rd Madrid Open ti­tle

The Oklahoman (Sunday) - - SPORTS - FROM WIRE RE­PORTS

Pe­tra Kvitova beat Kiki Bertens 7-6 (6), 4-6, 6-3 on Sat­ur­day to claim a record third Madrid Open ti­tle.

Pe­tra Kvitova outlasted

Kiki Bertens 7-6 (6), 4-6,

6-3 to claim a record third Madrid Open ti­tle on Sat­ur­day.

The two-time Wim­ble­don win­ner cel­e­brated the hard­fought match when Bertens hit a back­hand long on the fi­nal point.

The 10th-seeded Kvitova edged Bertens on the Caja Magica’s clay court in 2 hours, 51 min­utes.

She pre­vi­ously won Madrid in 2011 and 2015. This third win took the Czech’s ca­reer to­tal to 24 ti­tles, in­clud­ing four in the first five months of 2018.

On the men’s side, Do­minic Thiem beat Kevin An­der­son 6-4, 6-2 to ad­vance to the fi­nal.

Power pulls away to give Penske 200th se­ries win

Will Power led the fi­nal 34 laps in In­di­anapo­lis Sat­ur­day and pulled away for his sec­ond straight Indy­Car Grand Prix win, giv­ing Team Penske its 200th se­ries win.

Power de­feated Scott Dixon of Chip Ganassi Rac­ing by 2.2443 sec­onds.

It’s the fourth straight year the pole win­ner has won, but it sure wasn’t as easy as the other three.

Power had to sur­vive a full-course cau­tion that shrank a more than four­sec­ond lead to less than one, and then dealt with light rain that be­gan with 13 laps to go. There were nine lead changes and

214 passes. A record-ty­ing seven driv­ers led the race.

Cavs’ Hill re­ceives col­lege diploma

Cleve­land Cava­liers point guard George Hill missed prac­tice Sat­ur­day and had a good ex­cuse for his ab­sence — he grad­u­ated from col­lege.

Hill re­ceived his diploma from IUPUI and took part in com­mence­ment cer­e­monies in In­di­anapo­lis while his team­mates got in one last work­out be­fore head­ing to Bos­ton for Game 1 of the East­ern Con­fer­ence fi­nals.

The 32-year-old Hill, who played for the Jaguars from 2004-08, re­ceived his de­gree from the School of Lib­eral Arts. He was one of two stu­dent speak­ers to ad­dress the new grad­u­ates.

Cavs coach Ty­ronn Lue said Hill would re­join the team in time for the se­ries opener Sun­day against the Celtics.

Na­tion­als place Zim­mer­man on 10-day DL

The Wash­ing­ton Na­tion­als placed first base­man Ryan Zim­mer­man on the 10-day dis­abled list Sat­ur­day and pro­moted vet­eran in­fielder Mark Reynolds from Triple-A Syra­cuse.

Zim­mer­man has been ham­pered by a right oblique strain. He last played on Wed­nes­day at San Diego.

Also Sat­ur­day, the Na­tion­als trans­ferred righthander Joaquin Benoit to the 60-day dis­abled list with a right fore­arm strain.

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