Kvitova wins Sydney International women’s final
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 A 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.
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.
• Joe Gibbs Racing said A co-founder J.D. Gibbs has died following a long battle with a degenerative neurological disease. He was 49 and the eldest son of JGR team owner and Pro Football Hall of Fame coach Joe Gibbs.
• One Tokyo newspaper A 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.