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Venus Williams upset by world No.49 in Silicon Valley Classic quarter-final

first_imgVenus Williams crashed out of the Silicon Valley Classic after a straight sets loss to Greece’s Maria Sakkari in the quarter-final of the tournament. It was a huge upset as Sakkari beat Venus 6-4, 7-6(2).Sakkari, who is 15 years junior to the 38-year-old Venus fought back remarkably after her more decorated opponent took an early 3-0 lead in the first set. Venus in fact was even up by 5-3 but could not capitalise on her lead against a relentless Sakkari.Venus had reached the final of two Grand Slams last year but is yet to cross the third round hurdle at a tournament since March.Sakkari on the other hand, needed an hour and 43 minutes to beat Williams and saved two set points in the second set on way to the win. Sakkari is yet to drop a set in the tournament.Shes got that Spartan [email protected] #MubadalaSVC pic.twitter.com/ZxZNW7yw0aMubadala Silicon Valley Classic (@MubadalaSVC) August 4, 2018Sakkari will now face American Danielle Collins who moved into the semis after former world number one Victoria Azarenka retired injured when trailing 3-0 in the second set after claiming the first in a tiebreaker. It will be the second semi-final of the year for Collins.Sakkari Stunner! @mariasakkari knocks out Venus Williams 6-4, 7-6(2).Advances to semifinals at @MubadalaSVC! pic.twitter.com/x7r2s0Zw3UWTA (@WTA) August 4, 2018Johanna Konta was also sent packing after a 6-7(4), 3-6 quarter-final loss to fourth seed Elise Mertens.The Briton had opened the tournament with a bang on Tuesday when she shocked 23-times Grand Slam champion Serena Williams 6-1, 6-0 with the worst loss of the American great’s career. Serena was coming off a loss in the Wimbledon final to Angelique Kerber.advertisementKonta was unable to recreate the magic, however, instead squandering a 5-2 lead in the opening set against the Belgian before bowing out meekly. Konta won the Silicon Valley Classic two years [email protected]_mertens and @MikiBuzarnescu will face off in the @MubadalaSVC semifinals!HIGHLIGHTS –> https://t.co/ideRBdhLbL pic.twitter.com/Wi9waVQaFwWTA (@WTA) August 3, 2018Mertens, bidding for her fourth title of the year, moves into a semi-final against fifth seeded Romanian Mihaela Buzarnescu.(With Reuters inputs)last_img read more

ICC bids for inclusion of women’s T20 cricket in 2022 CWG

first_imgDubai, Nov 26 (IANS) Reiterating its commitment to globalising the game, the International Cricket Council (ICC) on Monday confirmed its submission of a bid for inclusion of womens T20 cricket in the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.Making the announcement, ICC Chief Executive David Richardson highlighted the importance of “creating a new partnership” between women’s cricket and the Commonwealth Games.”Cricket and the Commonwealth are inextricably linked and almost perfectly aligned with 910 million of cricket’s one billion plus adult fans from Commonwealth countries. Creating a new partnership between women’s cricket and the Commonwealth Games demonstrates the commitment both organisations have towards growing women’s sport and delivering greater equality, fairness and opportunity in sport across the Commonwealth,” Richardson said in a statement.Richardson also pointed out the importance of including the sport in Birmingham, which according to him, shares cricket’s rich and diverse culture and heritage.”Birmingham is the perfect place to launch this partnership as the city shares cricket’s rich and diverse culture and heritage. 23 percent of the city’s residents have links to cricket playing nations outside the UK, the deep connection between cricket and Birmingham will bring people together and inspire future generations of players and fans of women’s cricket,” he said.”If cricket were to be staged in these Games, we know every team competing would be guaranteed ‘home’ support. There’s a ready-made audience and ready-made infrastructure in the local vicinity.”This partnership has the potential to go way beyond a sporting event that can be enjoyed by hundreds of millions of fans in Birmingham, the UK and the rest of the world. I believe the players who reflect the diversity of this audience will send a powerful message to young women in Birmingham and beyond about the potential that they can achieve through sport,” he added.If the ICC’s submission is granted and women’s cricket is included in the 2022 CWG, it will be a comeback for the sport after more than two decades. Cricket made its CWG debut in 1998 in Malaysia, where South Africa finished on top of the podium. Australia and New Zealand bagged the silver and bronze medals respectively.–IANStri/sedadvertisementlast_img read more