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Petkovic announces farewell
10:34 PM: German tennis star Andrea Petkovic has announced her retirement. The US Open, which begins on Monday in New York, will be her last major tournament.
“I still leave open the option to add a tournament in Europe to play close to my family and friends, but in principle this will be my last,” said Petkovic, 34, now ranked 104th in the world. ARD.
Petkovic is the former No. 9 in the world. She won seven WTA titles. In 2014 she reached the semi-finals at Roland Garros. She was then too strong for Kiki Bertens in the fourth round in Paris.
Volleyball players beat world champion Serbia in the run-up to the World Cup
9.17 pm: In the run-up to the World Cup in their country, Dutch volleyball players beat world champion Serbia. National coach Avital Selinger’s team won on Sunday 3-1 in Belgrade (25-21, 25, 25, 25, 23). The day before, the Orange team had lost 3-1 to the Serbian ladies.
Celeste Black was the Dutch national team’s top scorer in both matches. On Saturday I collected 14 points, on Sunday 15.
Volleyball players open the World Cup on Friday 23 September in Arnhem against Kenya. They also play at Gelridome against Cameroon, Puerto Rico, Belgium and Italy. The Netherlands is organizing the World Final with Poland. Final on October 15th.
In the 2018 World Cup, Orange lost in the semi-finals against Serbia (3-1). The Serbian volleyball players then also defeated Italy in the final, while the Netherlands lost to China in the bronze medal battle.
The water extractors outperformed Hungary in the European Championships and booked their second victory
8.14 pm: The Dutch water polo players also convincingly won the second group match at the European Championships in Split. The team of national coach Evangelos Dodisis beat Hungary 13-4 (3-1 3-2 and 4-0 3-1). The orange team started the tournament in Croatia on Saturday with a generous victory over the host country (22-6).
At the end of June, the water polo players lost 13-12 to Hungary in the semi-finals of the World Cup in Budapest. Hungary lost to the United States in the final, and the Netherlands took bronze in the World Cup by defeating Italy.
In the European Championship, a few top players were absent from Hungary, which started the tournament with a defeat to Greece (8-9). The Netherlands outperformed Hungary on all fronts. Thanks to two goals from Simone van de Kraats, the orange took a distance. Team Doudesis only slowed down a bit in the last quarter.
Golfers Luiten, Van Driel and Huizing all 23 in Switzerland
6.22 pm: Golfers Joost Luetten, Darius van Driel and Dan Huizing finished 23rd at the Omega European Masters in Switzerland. The 31-year-old finished with a power of 65 strokes, while Luten (36) and Van Drel (33) needed 70 strokes, which is the circuit average. The trio ended with a score of -10.
Luiten scored an eagle on the seventh hole, but he also hit no fewer than five bogeys. In the first three days, he had only hit three ghosts in total. Van Driel had three birds and three ghosts on the last day, while Huizing hit seven birds (against two ghosts). Wil Besseling (36) shared 55th with a score of -5
The title went to South African Thurston Lawrence in Crans-Montana. He tackled England’s Matt Wallace in a playoff, who needed five strokes on the first hole of the playoffs. Lawrence needed four hits.
25-year-old Lawrence laid the groundwork for Thursday’s all-out win with 62 strokes.
Biker Schurter 10th World Champion
4.50 pm: Nino Schurter has once again proven herself to be a mountain biking phenomenon in Les Gets, France. The 36-year-old Swiss won the world title in cross country for the 10th time.
Schurter led long with Spain’s David Valero Serrano, Italy’s Luca Pradot and Olympic champion Tom Bedcock of Great Britain. On the penultimate lap, he sped up and could only follow Valero Serrano. The bronze medalist at the Tokyo Games has now won the silver. Pidcock waned further due to falls and physical problems, which allowed Braidot to take bronze at Les Gets.
Schurter was also the 2016 Olympic champion in Rio, and last year he stayed off the podium in Tokyo. Now he is successful again. “It was a tough race today in which I tried to put pressure on my competitors to make mistakes,” said the Swiss, who already became the junior world champion at Les Gates in 2004. “It is such a special place for me. I can’t believe I made it happen again.”
The fourth title of Ferran Prevot
2:51 PM: Pauline Ferrand-Prévot has won the cross-country mountain bike world title for the fourth time. The 30-year-old Frenchie was in a class of her own at Les Gets and drove the car alone in front of almost the entire race. The silver medal went to the Swiss Olympic champion Yolanda Neff, who conceded more than a minute and a half.
And American Halle Patten finished third. Anne Terpstra, who finished second at the world championships last year after Britain’s Evie Richards, was forced to take sixth in the Les Jets. It came more than 4 minutes after Ferran Prevot’s victory.
Ferrand-Prévot was world champion in 2015 in three disciplines: mountain biking, cyclo-cross and on the road. She won her other titles in the mountain bike world in 2019 and 2020.
Badminton player Axelsen convincing for world champion for the second time
12.12 pm: Danish badminton player Viktor Axelsen becomes world champion for the second time in Tokyo. The Olympic champion and No. 1 in the world was obviously too strong for Thai talent Konlavut Vetidarn in the final: 21-5 21-16. Axelsen previously won the world title in 2017.
The 28-year-old Dane has lost only one singles match this year and has not given up a match at this tournament in Japan. Dutchman Mark Kalgo lost in the second round 21-19 21-10 to the world champion.
Among the women, Akane Yamaguchi extended her world title in front of her audience. In the final, the 25-year-old Japanese beat Chen Yufei of China 21-12, 10-21, 21-14.
Van Roandal wins 10km at the World Cup in Canada
11.44 am: Swimmer Sharon Van Roandal booked her first World Cup win this year in Lac-Megantic, Canada. In the 10km open water run, the 28-year-old Dutchman was more than half a minute faster than Italian Ginevra Taducci. Olympic champion Anna Marcella Cunha took the bronze. At this distance, Van Rowendal finished fourth in the European Championships last week.
She won the European gold in the 5km, just as in June he won the world title in the 10km in Budapest. In two previous World Cups this year, in Portugal and France, Van Royendaal finished second.
Mannarino and Winston Salem win against Brewer at the US Open
9.55 am: Adrian Mannarino is the first Frenchman to win the Winston-Salem ATP Championship. The 34-year-old tennis player, who defeated Botic van de Zandschulp in the previous round, was too strong for Alaslo Djeri of Serbia (7-6 (1) 6-4) in the final after 1 hour 44 minutes. The left-hander, for example, heads into the US Open in confidence, where he will meet Gijs Brouwer on Tuesday. The Dutchman qualified for the main tournament of the Grand Slam for the first time via qualifying.
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