Kvi­tova wins Syd­ney In­ter­na­tional women’s fi­nal

The Charlotte Observer (Sunday) - - Sports -

Two-time Wim­ble­don cham­pion Pe­tra Kvi­tova beat Ash­leigh Barty 1-6, 7-5, 7-6 (3) in the women’s sin­gles fi­nal on Satur­day at the Syd­ney In­ter­na­tional.

Barty led the de­cid­ing set 3-0 be­fore Kvi­tova be­gan a come­back to win her 26th WTA ti­tle.

Later, Aus­tralian Alex de Min­aur won the men’s sin­gles ti­tle when he beat Ital­ian vet­eran An­dreas Seppi 7-5, 7-6 (5). It was de Min­aur’s sec­ond win of the day, af­ter he ear­lier beat Gilles Si­mon 6-3, 6-2 in a rain-de­layed semi­fi­nal from Fri­day night.

Amer­i­can Sofia Kenin ● won her first WTA ti­tle at the Ho­bart In­ter­na­tional af­ter beat­ing Anna Karolina Schmiedlov­a 6-4, 6-0. She joined com­pa­triot Ten­nys Sand­gren, who won his first ATP Tour sin­gles ti­tle, beat­ing Cameron Nor­rie 6-4, 6-2 in the fi­nal of the ASB Clas­sic across the Tas­man Sea at Auck­land, New Zealand, as a first-time tour win­ner.

Win­ter Sports

World Cup gi­ant slalom:

Marcel Hirscher over­turned ri­val Hen­rik Kristof­fersen’s first-run lead for a clear win in a World Cup gi­ant slalom in Adel­bo­den, Switzer­land.

Olympic cham­pion

Mariama Ja­manka of Ger­many teamed with An­nika Drazek to win a World Cup women’s bobsled race in Koenigssee, Ger­many, for their third vic­tory in four starts this sea­son. Elana Mey­ers Tay­lor and Lake Kwaza of the U.S. were sec­ond, the best fin­ish so far this sea­son for any sled from USA Bobsled and Skele­ton.

In Sigulda, Latvia,

Rus­sia’s Tatyana Ivanova had the fastest time in both heats to win a women’s World Cup luge race, de­feat­ing Ger­man star and Olympic cham­pion Natalie Geisen­berger. Sum­mer Britcher of the U.S. was third for her fifth medal of the sea­son.


One Tokyo news­pa­per ● has said a “Black Cloud” is hang­ing over the Tokyo Olympics as French prose­cu­tors weigh cor­rup­tion al­le­ga­tions against the head of the Ja­panese Olympic Com­mit­tee. Tsunekazu Takeda has de­nied any wrong­do­ing.

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