Kvitova claims 3rd Madrid Open title
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.