35 Burst results for "Simona Halep"
"simona halep" Discussed on The Passing Shot Tennis Podcast
"I believe at the moment, Kazakh keno, I think this is a good opportunity for her, as well as the Shelby Rogers, who has had some big wins on these courts before. And perhaps, yeah, the likes of Samsung. Let's get to some predictions. Semifinals. Chris, you go first on this one. Who have you got in your last fall? Okay, so as we have all been made aware of my predictions are not quite the same as Joel and Kim's on this. I've gone for anissa nova raducanu for semifinal one. I think Emma will back up her win from last year by putting in a great semifinal showing. I've also gone for Garcia and cassina for the second semifinal. And then this is where I started to get a bit surprised by what I'm predicting. I went anissa mova Garcia, but I did discount Garcia for the win purely because I think that the nerves might get her. So I've gone for a nis over who actually didn't play the last match she was supposed to play. She withdrew. So again, it reminded me of when I predicted critique of her for the final when she had played for the entire season. So not feeling confident on this, but I've said it. It's on the pod. There's no going back. I'll go next, shall I? So semi final one. I've gone for Googler against giver. And then I've gone my semifinal two cocoa golf against Shelby Rogers. What? And I've got a pagola goth final with gough winning. So I've gone all American. Wow. Yeah, three Americans. Three Americans in my last four months. Well, I've only I've only got one. I've got Jesse pigula against arena Saba lenka in my semifinal one. And then I've got Simona Halep coup d'etat in the bottom semifinal. I've got a peculiar Halep final with Simona Halep as your ladies singles champion. I feel like I've predicted Simona Halep winning slams before on the pod and it's not come to fruition, but I think it just might this time around in New York. I mean, that would be stunning if she did do that because and we wouldn't hear the end of it from Murray. No. I mean, she's only, I think, made it to the semis at the U.S. open. This is the only slam and she hasn't reached the final yet. So I mean, but I love her to get a hardcore slam under her belt. Well, that brings us pretty much to a close, but there is one very important thing we need to do before we do finish for the night and get back to the U.S. open qualities, which is announced our collector set picks for this edition. We've got a new prize, haven't we as well, guys. We've got tennis weekly branded mugs. Well, so they've been upgraded. So I haven't actually got mine yet. Oh, well, you will have to win collector set then to get one with you. That's what I got told the only way I was allowed one is if I won click to serve. That is very true. They will become available at some point, but I just have not earned it. Yeah, exactly. So I'll give each of you the honors. Chris, would you like to unveil our mail picks for collector sets? Absolutely. It is Daniel Medvedev. Taylor Fritz and Carlos alcaraz. Very difficult. And jove, our female picks. Our female picks are Emma rady Carney, Simona Halep and Caroline Garcia is the renaissance going to happen. Well, it's kind of already happened to be fair, but anyway. We're going to have to gauge that by the answers that we get in. Exactly. Let us know listeners. Get your predictions in before the start of play on Monday. So you've got about three days. So tweet us, Facebook us, email us, Instagram us, however you like to let us know your predictions. And that is just a reminder for anyone who hasn't played before. This is predicting what round of the tournament you think each of those players are going to reach. So first round third round, semifinal, whatever. If you're predicting them to get to the final, we definitely need to know if you're predicting them to win or be the runner up as well. And that brings us to a close. We'll be back for round by round coverage of the U.S. open between the three of us will be bringing those pods to you every other day, more or less. And I mean, last words from both of you do you have anything you want to get in before the tournament kicks off in a few days time? I just hope that collector set goes better than the collector sets we've had so far this year Kim because the winning number has been so low and I feel like we were on such a high from last season. We're just hoping. Someone will get more than three picks. Or AO was high. I think Conan, we won the AO. I think it was the AOC. Oh, yes, that was it. Yeah, he did super well, but since then, it's been French and Wimbledon have been awful. And also come on Fernando Verdasco. Oh yes, he's in his final qualifying round day, so I shall be tuning in to that. It's all important. Chris, any last thoughts before we wrap up? I would say whatever happens, it's guaranteed not to be something that we've said. So I think that it could be that someone that we might have overlooked might come through. I mean, it sounds like this happens every Grand Slam now, but I do think that it will be but we'll be surprised by at least one of the champions and I think either way it sets itself up for probably the most open of U.S. opens we've had in years. So I can't wait for it. Yeah, who knows? Maybe it's a qualifier, someone not in the draw at the moment. Linda, your Scoville. Yeah, so we'll have to wait and see. But yes, listeners, I hope you've enjoyed listening to this U.S. open preview episode with
"simona halep" Discussed on The Passing Shot Tennis Podcast
"It could be anywhere anyone, yes. Let's look at the third quarter to see who's this could be. Simona Halep Simona Halep is 7th seed, a lot of people saying she's far and away like favorite for this quarter. Coco also in there, Caroline Garcia, of the renaissance fame. Beatrice had admire as well. Maria sakurai is the third seed. Yeah, I see what you mean about the seeds one to four being less. I don't know, I'm less excited about the top four seeds, which is a funny thing to say. Yeah, what are we thinking? Are we thinking Halep got this nailed on unless she's sort of fit slash injured? I think Simone Halep has got this quarter. Jill titman is it could be quite tricky for her, I think, as a test, but certainly I think Simone Halep has been playing some of the best tennis on the tour. On the women's tour recently, and I know she had to pull out of Cincinnati, but yeah, I've got Simona Halep here. I'm interested to see how had admired us because again, we spoke about it previously on the porch. He had all that hype going into Wimbledon and then dropped in a dropped and flopped in round one and again, she's played really, really well in the build up to the U.S. open. So she's got cognac in the first round who's, again, can be difficult on her day. But yeah, I'm curious to see if her approach changes and whether she can go further. What about Bianca? Bianca is also in this section of the draw. She opens, I believe against, looks like harmony tan. So never an easy first round. The old harmony town. That's what I've heard. I think again, I think the depth of the women's field is that we're looking at these quarters and we're saying there are so many players that we think we could see doing well if they're if they're playing to form like there's Georgie in here as well. He was unseated, Daria savill's playing well. Cocoa Tiana Maria. Yeah. I mean, it's pretty Diane parry. Literally almost anyone. We're certain names now. It could be said that for the last one, but I think I don't think Rebecca Marino is going to win. I also don't think that I'll give you that one. Madison keys, though, I've got her putting in a solid performance. I think that she she's played by the New York before. I don't necessarily think she's going to win the title, but the court suit her game and she's been getting that confidence back and getting some more match time in. I think that could be very good, but I mean this could be the perfect time to discuss. Is this Caroline darci living up to her full potential? Is this The Crown and glory? I would love that. Me too. But I just think at a slam, I just don't I just think she still too nervous of a disposition. Oh, she won't serve it out even if she's exactly. She needs someone safe. All right, yeah. Yeah, I can't predict her. But it's all cursed. Maybe semifinals. I mean, that would be the ever gorgeous that only got to one Grand Slam single school to final. So even just getting to that point again would be an achievement. But maybe I'm being cynical. I feel like Joel and I are the cynics of among stuff today. The new blood is all positive. Okay, well, we're very positive about Simona Halep, I guess. I'm positive about coco golf as well. I think she's true. Under the radar, a little bit. But consistently there, they're about, got to the French final. Let's look last but not least at the fourth quarter. Sorry, Annette's cultivate is the second seed. That is interesting. I know that's where her ranking is and but I've been genuinely has there ever been a second seed that we're probably less convinced by based on the form book and I mean, she hasn't been playing well all year. So this is a boy as the 5th seed is probably really realistically the highest seed to come out of this one. Shelby Rogers. Why shall we roger? Again, not been playing great tennis, I feel like. Here we're going for then cassette keynote. Yes, we are. We're going Cassidy. Absolutely. Harriet dot. First round. I think could a metaverse could be an interesting one. What about Samsung? I mean, she's not seeding. Oh, she's been playing really well. Yeah. I think Tom yanovich Wimbledon quarterfinal didn't get those points. I think she'll be, she's played some great tennis in the U.S. open. Well, she got much. Which is a great unseated matchup. Joel, I reckon you'd be at that one if you're in New York. Yeah, I mean, we'll come on to my predictions, but yeah, I got high hopes for the book of art. I know she's had an injury troubles in the past, but yeah, she doesn't she's such a great player, but I think all the questions in this quarter will be on Serena Williams, because final final tournament, final Grand Slam, danker covenant in the first round from Montenegro with a potential cultivate match up in round two if she comes through that. I mean, what are we feeling around her first round match? It's not necessarily a marquee opponent. It's not facing a top seed. Is this winnable? I'm not sure. Because confidence had that great match, didn't she? She rad a car new. The Australian open. Are you asking if the greatest, one of the, one of the greatest athletes of all time, Serena Williams, if it's winnable for her to be danker, COVID, just to clarify. Based on, based on the fact that she got bagel by radicar knew, yeah, I wouldn't be surprised if she goes out and round one. Joel, you said something very different at Wimbledon when you predicted it. It's very true. We don't have to bring up that moment ever again. I got too excited and now I'm going cold turkey. I'm like, Serena Williams, I think it'll be a nice night match, but I think it'll be dramatic, but I think Serena Williams might go out and I think I'm. Just, I think it'll be, well, I mean, covenant, it really depends on covenants because she should sense that this is like her time to really get that big win. And maybe she'll get, you know, nervous. Yeah, where's how many time really bought it, didn't shit with modern. So I think it all depends, but wouldn't be surprised at all if Serena, yeah. Over and out in the first round. But I'd like to see her go. It's a good draw to be in there. Yeah, I mean, it is. It is quite frankly, if she can just get through a few matches. She needs to play herself into form, which I think is scraping through. It's tricky when you're 40, I think. But I would never bet against her for that first round match. The only thing that I think she was also spoken about this is that how much she was wanted to win has got in the way, sometimes of her performance and from the article it did feel like she was on not necessarily the farewell tour, so to speak, but she didn't necessarily think that she was going to get it. She might want to obviously that's the desired goal to do that and to be able to win this. But I think there's no doubt that this is a really exciting. She's excited about this and I think it's the pressure isn't really on for the first time in a Grand Slam for a while. The question's been answered around her form probably not being there. So why not go out and swing? That's what I say. Yeah, I mean, there's arguments for that as well. I'm trying to convince one of you. I think all I'm saying is I just hope Jacqueline Christian comes out as in a cake. Well, it's not quite Halloween yet, Joel. Yeah, I feel like this section of the drawer is compared to the other bits, perhaps a bit weaker. I think Fernández last year's finalist, but been struggling a bit. I've got a bit of a foot injury.
"simona halep" Discussed on The Tennis Podcast
"You know, she can be in command of a match. It's almost sort of Andrei Rublev like you think she's in command of a match. She hits a wayward forehand and suddenly she's self abusing out there. You know, I think she was bashing herself in the thigh, two games in to the final yesterday. Do you think there's a, you know, if a player can probe at that weak spot emotionally, there is frailty there. But I also do think, and it's evidenced by this week that the hunger and intensity of Simona Halep is so overwhelming that it can get her when it's like it is now because I don't think it's been there for the last couple of years. But when it's when it's at this peak, it can get her an awful long way. I don't think I have much to add to that analysis really. Those are all my exact thoughts. The fire is burning inside her again. Like it hasn't been for a while. And I think it was after Doha this year where she told her team that she didn't really think she was going to be a tennis player for that much longer because she didn't think she could compete at the top and 6, 7 months on from there, we're now seeing her win a masters 1000 event for the first time in a couple of years. The first time on a hardcore in four years and absolutely it was that intensity it was that desire it was that fire that was kind of the defining feature of her. I felt this week because, as you said, sometimes her tennis was brilliant. You know, there were moments there where she was great, you know, thinking the way she wrestled that third set back in the final and I've just got this image of that incredible forehand passing shot she played right in the closing stages. You know, they were vintage halet moments in there for sure. But really, it felt all so insecure and a bit fraught the entire week, and as you said, the serve was extremely vulnerable. And thinking back, it was actually the serve in the Wimbledon semifinal against Rebecca, which really let her down. I think she hit that double figures double faults that day, and she was quite high on double faults this week. It just never felt like any lead that she had was safe because her serve might just go. She might just decelerate on it and serve double faults and be vulnerable. So I suppose all of that put together, it made for a really compelling week. You know, she was kind of her own opponent on the court, and yet she managed to overcome herself, coco gough, playing really well, she never came Jessica playing really well, had admire really confident. It was a brilliant title victory from her, and yet I don't know, for example, that I necessarily see this as right hallux going to go and win the gun win the U.S. open as well. It just doesn't feel that secure. It feels like it wouldn't take much for her to get beaten. She's kind of hanging on and it was thrilling thrilling. And the other factor is this bizarre record she has at the U.S. open. You know, everybody has their favorite slams and least favorite slams, but it baffles me a little bit how much poorer her U.S. open record is versus the other grand slams because she's obviously a brilliant hardcore player and I think she's perhaps intimated in the past that she doesn't love New York. It doesn't suit her personality brilliantly there's also the fact that it's at the end of the year and she plays quite a grinding style of tennis, maybe it's the balls. But it does, it does create intrigue, doesn't it? Because usually, you know, two time Grand Slam champion wins one of Canada and Cincinnati, you automatically put that player into the U.S. open mix. But by the definition of our mix, I still think I'd be surprised if Simona Halep won the U.S. open, disgust. Yeah, I know what you mean. And New York doesn't necessarily mesh with every player. You can be perfectly happy and serene at every other Grand Slam and then you get to New York and you've got a 35 minute good case scenario journey into the tournament from Manhattan every day and then back at night all the time about having a good playlist, David. Oh, okay. Do share yours. I will. Thank you. But I mean, it's not for everybody, actually. Even if you go back as far as Bjorn Borg, he won everything, but he didn't win the U.S. open. He didn't like the knights. He didn't like their lights that were coming down. Floodlights. And there have been other players over the years that have just not really enjoyed it as much as the other grand slams, whether it be surface, whether it be the kind of heat and humidity that you get in in New York. And I do think I can imagine Simona Halep just finding the whole thing a bit friends it a bit too much. Too much for the senses, just because she brings a lot of her own senses to everything, her own intensity and that's a lot altogether. I think maybe I would put her in the mix because I think that it could go the other way, you rightly say that how long can you hold on if you're not playing that well and keep winning matches. But that form may actually start to come as well. And if she's if she adds her best tennis to this, then I don't know, I think the mix is probably pretty big at the U.S. open in the women's side. And therefore she would be in it, I think, for me. Yeah, I think she's in my mix. I just don't think I would be picking her as sort of a number one, but I think she was in the mix, given her experience, given the fact she's won this title, as you said, without playing her best tennis, she might still find it. She's in there for me, but New York record and the possibility of it not lasting, make her not an automatic pick. You might think she would be. She made such a point in her victory speech of calling it a team victory. It's my first, it's our meaning her and Patrick mouratoglou it's our first title as a team. We had quite a few interview VTs with some halo over the course of the week and she would rather talk about Patrick mouratoglou than herself. You know, she is all in on Patrick mouratoglou, the church thereof. And look, it is obviously working. It's working. I'm delighted to see that whatever he's doing has lit the fire inside Simona Halep again because it's a compelling site in tennis. But regardless of who the person in question is or what the situation is, it does just make me a little anxious that level of reliance. On an external person and a coach and obviously there's this sort of added dynamic of it being, you know, an older man. That makes me it's an uncomfortable aspect of women's women's tennis that so often these sort of authority figures that they end up relying on are older male figures, but maybe it's unfair of me to bring this up because it is working, but I find it a bit unsettling. And I do just, I do just worry that. I don't know. I don't know what scenario I specifically worry about other than, yeah, I find it unsettling. I mean, I suppose I would worry a bit if and it sounds like this is the case, a lot of the people who've been around Halep for a long time, a sort of no longer quite there. It's all in on moral top glue. And as you said, it is working, but you kind of like to see some stability, I suppose, and also a big thing for Halep her whole career was kind of the whole Darren Cahill aspect was not relying on me, not relying on the coach and it does seem like there's been a bit of a backward step there in terms of now I really need Patrick. And maybe that isn't the backward step. Maybe it's going backwards to go forward again in terms of, you know, we've spoken about that. That desire is back. But also, I did notice that I think more of you joined halfway through the week. I don't think he was there for the first three matches, certainly I didn't see him courtside. Oh, and if he's there, you see him. Well, exactly. That was my thinking. You see him, you see his hat. You see everything. And I felt like those first few wins, okay, she wasn't playing a strong opponent, but they were actually her best performances. You know, as you said earlier, the way she beat vacates, the way she sang Shui, I think teichmann as well, Morocco wasn't there. Halep looked great. And it wasn't getting down on herself so much on the court. In those backend matches, there was a lot of stress.
"simona halep" Discussed on The Tennis Podcast
"Well, hello folks, and welcome to your Monday tennis podcast where Canada has concluded and Cincinnati has already got underway in earnest. It is that time of the tennis year where the events come so thick and fast that they overlap and we love it. You find us in very hot and humid climes once again. I've got my air conditioner on, so that's the hum that you can hear in the background. And I'm still sweaty. And there's a hose pipe ban. So who knows what state of showering you will find us in over the course of the next few podcasts? How are you coping David? All right, we have had a drop in temperature of about 6° today to which I am able to exist. Without being just sat there in a mess. But I mean, I do love this period of tournaments. These one week mixed tournaments. I said on Thursday that I could imagine just sitting there for 15 hours a day, watching these matches and it's pretty much what I've done. And then I looked at Matt's sent through the Cincinnati highlights of the first rounds. And again, it's just the same thing. It's just fantastic as a time of year. And I know we have a B in our bonnet about this. This is very much pushing the tennis podcast to gender, but I do think last week and I anticipate the same this week is a great advert for one week long 1000 events. Yeah, and it's going the wrong way then, because they're actually going to make these tournaments one and a half weeks, aren't they? And they're going to do the same with Madrid. And I do get here. I understand the point of trying to expand and build these particular moments and names of venues and cities in the calendar and making a big fuss of them. I really don't understand that. But it does dilute them and you do end up with days that are a bit not that bothered about today or there's not that many big matches on today and yet every day over the last 5 or 6 days has felt a big deal and fun. And I've got to be there and I can not move. Yeah, and one of the selling points of the masters or points of differentiation of the 1000 events over a slam is that from basically third ran onwards, you have to play back to back days. And I know that's tough on the plays, but it does make it a different challenge to the grand slams. It poses a different question. And I like seeing how players cope with that. And I also like knowing, you know, I just watched an incredible match with Dan Evans and Tommy Paul, great. I'm going to get to see Dan Evans again tomorrow. You know, I know he's going to be on the schedule tomorrow, and that's going to be a fun time. I think I get it as well, David, but I think Matt, you agree. For the viewer, I think this is kind of the ultimate for this level of event. I completely agree. It's a business decision, isn't it? To change the length of these masters events, stretch them out over ten days. I don't think it's great for viewers personally. I mean, I suppose there are some who will say, okay, fewer matches would overlap. I could maybe watch all of the matches, but personally I just think buzz is what you want on days and weeks like this and it's what you get when it's over a week and I thought can I did a really good job of scheduling the women's matches and men's matches at slightly different times of day so you're really good there wasn't much over that. You could roll from one into the other and the schedule was packed every day. It was great. They really lucked out with the well, not locked out was good planning, I suppose, with the final schedules yesterday, didn't they? They allowed it two and a half hour gap. Yes, it was seamless. Scheduling is the women's final and the men's final, both of which went to three sets and there was there was about ten minutes in between the conclusion of the women's final. You just got to see enough of Simona Halep's reaction and her doing a quick interview and then you got to transition seamlessly into the men's final. It was perfection. So Simona Halep, a bit of a giveaway there, the champion in Toronto she beat beatriz had dad Meyer of Brazil 6 three two 6 6 three in the final and then over in Montreal public horrendous 31 years old. With the biggest title of his career over Hubert her catch, we're going to start in Toronto and what was a fascinating week in so many different ways. We so many newfangled things happening and yet with a very old fangled champion. Yeah, it was and yet a bit of a reboot of Simona Halep. This year, but this was the first moment that she actually won a tournament in that year. Lots of promise and I don't we kept talking about between us. How well is she actually playing? Because it wasn't all roses, was it this week? This wasn't Wimbledon final form that she produced against Serena Williams that day. She had spells of very good tennis, but she was grinding and she was finding ways to win tennis matches. And I was I actually really enjoy that Simona Halep as well. I enjoy watching a player trying to come back against her when they're realized they've got a hit out and they've got to try and hit her off the court because that's the book on beating Samantha Halep and yet she was just there. All the time, particularly at the end of the final. Yeah, I've been pondering on this. How well is Simona Halep actually playing? And she destroyed Donna vekic in the opening round and I saw bits of that and I thought she really is playing well. This is close to vintage, Samantha Halep. But actually, I think purely tennis wise, I think she might have actually dipped as the tournament went on and ended up being a slightly weird final neither. Neither player played well at the same time. It was all about intensity. That final and not so much about level of tennis. And I actually think it's intensity that is winning Simona Halep tournaments and matches and now tournaments. And that is what she has rediscovered with Patrick mouratoglou hunger, desire intensity and belief. And there's a lot to be said for that. I do think there is frailty there. Tennis wise, her serve is extremely vulnerable and just deserts her at times. And I think players are going to punish that. And I do also think her views is very short.
"simona halep" Discussed on WTOP
"Loved the way he described things. Even though I wasn't there, I felt like I was because I could imagine it. I could see it. I could see the picture. Toeing the rubber. Rocking back. Here's to throw. And then I remember his iconic voice on this week in baseball. On the field, day two of padded practice saw the return of Curtis Samuel read more on WTO dot com. D.C. United fell to Charlotte FC three nil. It's the first loss under Wayne Rooney, at the city open, hyattsville native Francis TFO beat fellow American Christopher Eubanks and straight sets to move on to the third round. The women's draw saw two of the top three seeds bow out, defending champion Jessica bagula upset in straight sets and Simona Halep retired due to illness. Rob woodfork WTO sports. The top stories we're following for you tonight on WTO. U.S. senators delivered near unanimous bipartisan approval to NATO membership for Finland and Sweden tonight, calling the expansion of the western defensive block a slam dunk for U.S. national security and a day of reckoning for Russian president Vladimir Putin over his invasion of Ukraine that vote was 95 to one. A judge has dismissed state gun charges against two men who police say were planning a 4th of July mass shooting in Richmond this after charges were filed against them in federal court. President Biden has signed an executive order designed to allow federal help for women to travel across state lines to obtain abortions. Stay with WTO for more on these stories in just minutes. Deadly floodwaters have started to recede in Kentucky, revealing the devastation left behind the death toll remains at 37 with three people missing. Justin Michaels is with the weather channel. Many roads
Wimbledon updates | Matthew Ebden reaches another final
"Rafael Nadal has withdrawn from Friday's scheduled semifinal match because of a torn abdominal muscle It's obvious that if I keep going the injury is going to be worse than wars The injury puts Nick kurios in Sunday's final On stripper has reached her first Grand Slam final with a 6 two three 6 6 one victory over Tatiana Maria The kind of result I was hoping for so no one more much one more step and to continue and hopefully get the title Jabra is the first African woman in an Arab woman to get to the title match at a major She'll face Elena rebutt Cana who rolled to a 6 three 6 three win over Simona Halep I'm Dave
Injured Nadal pulls out of Wimbledon semifinal
"Rafael Nadal has withdrawn from Friday's scheduled semifinal match because of a torn abdominal muscle The 22 time Grand Slam champion was injured in a 5 set quarterfinal match against Taylor Fritz the injury puts Nick kurios in Sunday's final On chipper has reached her first Grand Slam final with a 6 two three 6 6 one victory over Tatiana Maria Jabr is the first African woman in Arab woman to get to the title match at a major She'll face Elena rabaka who rolled to a 6 three 6 three win over Simona Halep like gibber
Hampered Nadal gets past Fritz at Wimbledon; Kyrgios next
"Although his father motioned for him to quit playing the 22 time Grand Slam champion pulled out a 367-536-7576 victory awaiting Nadal as Nick kyrios who's in a Grand Slam semifinal for the first time after a 6 four 6 three 7 6 victory over Christian garran Simona Halep in Elena advanced to the women's semifinals Alep was a 6 two 6 four winner against Amanda anisimova Dropped her opening set before defeating four 6 6 two 6 three I'm Dave
"simona halep" Discussed on WTOP
"And 45 powered by maximus. Moving people and technology forward. George Wallace, how about we talk about Wimbledon? Okay, let's do that, shall we? Let's go. The two sea Rafael Nadal on the men's side, Hillary a 5 set thriller, four hours and 20 minutes, by the way. Four hours. And 20 minutes. And he was playing injured with the abdominal pain and Taylor Fritz heck of a match. Yeah. That's a long time. And it is a big deal. Especially when you're hurting. But you know, back in back in the day as they would say, you didn't play the tie breaker. You played until you won by two. You had to win two games. So they would go 6 hours. That's right. Yeah, now the tiebreaker is first to ten. And that's what happened today in the 5th set as Nadal wins a 5th set tiebreak over Taylor Fritz ten four in that 5th set 7 6 and he is on to the semifinals where he'll face Nick kyrios, who was a straight set winner earlier today, and now with that abdominal injury and adal said he almost had to retire in the match today and he hopes that he's well enough to play in a couple of days in the semifinals Simona Halep also on to the semis earlier today as well. Baker Mayfield traded from the Brown to the Panthers for a 2024 5th round pick and of course the browns face Carolina in week one. Baseball looks like Juan Soto is a go tonight. He walked by the media members on the field gave a thumbs up and he looks like he's gonna be back in a lineup after missing a few days with that tight calf nationals need him. They need something being shut out last night now 6 and 29 against NL east foes this season toward Wallace WTO sports.
Quieter, calmer Kyrgios in Wimbledon quarters years later
"After being fined $4000 for cursing aloud in his previous match Nick kyrgios tone things down a bit in a 5 set victory over unseated American Brandon nakashima The 27 year old Australia next plays Christian garin 26 year old from Chile The other quarterfinal on their half of the draw will be 22 time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal against 11th seeded Taylor Fritz The woman scored a final set Monday a 2019 Wimbledon champion Simona Halep versus Amanda anisimova and Elena ribena versus islay tumult John I'm Ben Thomas
"simona halep" Discussed on The Passing Shot Tennis Podcast
"Rafa coming through against van der Zhang should have been straight sets as well. This will be the match I think on Wednesday that's going to be close. I mean, if Taylor Fritz can keep up his game, keep serving well. I don't think he's lost his serve very much at all this tournament. So I'm intrigued to see a rematch from Indian Wells earlier in the year. And moving on to the women's matches from today, Kim. I mean, the match I was most looking forward to was perhaps the one that was the biggest disappointment. And that was Simona Halep versus Paulo bados on center court, Simona Halep returning to center court for the first time since she won the trophy back in 2019 and yeah, she came out against the Spanish number four seed one 6 one 6 two. I think that was her first win against a top 5 opponent on a grass court gets Amanda and is moving next and yeah, this was a match that took me by surprise because badosa against kvitova I mean that was a really high quality match and I actually think through the tournament so played the higher tennis, I think she needed to against kvitova in order to get the win, but Simona Halep returning to center court. I don't know if the site makes her feel even more inspired. You know, she's got the new coaching setup with mutual as well. It all seems to be working very well at the moment and this was a very standout performance for her and given that she's the only woman left in the draw who is a Grand Slam champion. You feel like, you know, for me, this was a performance that arguably puts her as the favorite for the tournament. Yeah, exactly. I mean, it was a champions performance of many people were saying she's finally getting the chance to go on center court. Returning to the scene of her triumph in 2019 and what a way to kind of say, yeah, I am a former champion, only losing three games. I thought this match was definitely going to, I thought, to be honest, I had three sets written all over it. I was expecting it to be a lot closer as I think many people were. But she actually, they did play in Madrid earlier in the year and halip also dished out a very comprehensive victory there. So perhaps she just loves a matchup with Paolo bodos, and but also just seemed quite nervy. She never really got going, hitting a lot of unforced errors so we know she can play better than that and she certainly did against kvitova the other day. But yeah, I mean, I was super pleased to see how it come through. I think I'd personally love her to come through and win another title here. And if she can keep up how she played today, I think she's got a really good shout. I mean, yeah, like you said, she's got a Mandarin in some over next. They played recently as well and Halep won that one very easily, so perhaps at that bodes well for Halep. But it's maybe we'll be tough, you know, she's very, you know, big hitting, very comfortable over harmony tan today out on court one and obviously into the quarterfinals of a grand Sam for the second time and we know she's capable of going deeper, as she did at rodan Garros before. So I think that's going to be, yeah. I mean, Halep has not had an easy draw, has she? Muca Verna in the first round, but in this round, now in his favor. So if she does go deep, she's had to beat some pretty decent opposition to get there. Yeah, Anderson over, she really is having a season or having a Grand Slam run, certainly, that reminds me of those years ago when she broke out, I think, as a 17 year old and reaching the French Open semifinal. She was just too much for harmony tan today's, I feel like she very much overpowered tan. It made me think, why didn't other players do that? And exploit, I feel tans limitations on the court. I mean, Serena Williams, I feel we'll be kicking herself that she wasn't able to execute the sort of game that the Anderson over was able to because I feel like they have both quite similar styles and Anderson over was just able to, as I said, just overpower her opponent hitting winners from the back of the back of the court. And tan and her slice slice and dice forehand just wasn't really just really wasn't doing much for much for her and this movie was just kind of gobbling up all those opportunities. I think obviously it would be a much tougher opponent across the net fan as some over when she has Simona Halep in the quarterfinals and interestingly Anderson movo defeated Halep on that run at the French Open a few years ago. So maybe she'll draw on that experience. You know, when they meet and maybe it'll be a much closer affair than what it was a few days ago in bad homburg. So I think it's a different stage and I think both players love playing on this stage. I hope Simone is back on center court because I do think she does revel in those environments and I genuinely think that having won the tournament and being a Grand Slam champion I think will help her really kind of settle early on and there's some over I think has just got a she's just not going to be intimidated I think by Simone Halep and just kind of play her game. I feel like she can sometimes give a little too many unforced errors too early on and already she's kind of like three love down in a match, but yeah it'll be a certainly a tough, tough and intriguing matchup I think for both of them. Yeah, and another potentially intriguing matchup..
Most American men reach Wimbledon's 3rd round since 1995
"Ego shrink has continued her victory streak to reach the third round at Wimbledon The top ranked tech has won 37 consecutive matches The longest run since Martina Hingis also won 37 straight in 1997 Other winners on the women's side Thursday included fourth seed Paula badosa along with Petra kvitova Jesse pagola coco Goff and Simona Halep but 6 seed Karolina Pliskova was beaten by Katie boulter Men's second seed Rafael Nadal won his match in four sets Joining stephanos sisi poss and Taylor Fritz in the third round Number 12 Diego Schwartzman lost to Liam Brody in 5 sets I'm Dave
"simona halep" Discussed on The Passing Shot Tennis Podcast
"And doing very, very well. But yeah, I think she will be looking at Wimbledon thinking, I don't want this to end in another first round defeat like it did at the French Open because she's done some real momentum at the moment and she wants to continue that through, but it didn't quite work out for her in the clay season, but hopefully it can do so on the grass and this was a great tournament for her and Kim, excitingly for her. She gets to play doubles with Serena Williams. I know what a treat. What a treat. Going over to eastbourne just to play the doubles. Taking herself out of the singles. That's the Serena Williams effect, isn't it? Well, it was probably the only time in her career that this opportunity is going to present itself, given the fact that Serena's likely to retire soon and they haven't played before. So I mean, I'd also, yeah, she's had obviously a solid week here, doesn't want to overdo it, you know, perhaps learning from the Roland Garros experience, perhaps she was a bit burnt out and couldn't give it her all in that first round. So I think that's a sensible move. And I think with bench as well, I think she talked about how she had come through four, three set matches. And I think her I think she said her legs were a bit tired, and as a result, that was one of the contributing factors for her legs giving way for that rolled ankle. I mean, she looked like she was, yes, she was crying in the moment, but I think she was smiles by the end. So I'm hoping she will be fit and ready for Wimbledon because she's another player who again plays some very good tennis in that week, particularly that semifinal against Zachary was a real tense tense affair, really tight affair, but I think she got a lot of Tennyson, perhaps arguably a bit too much, but yeah, jabal came was ultimately the winner. Scoreline of the week got to go to bliss and kanepi first round. So could epi won the first set on a tie break and then pushed for a double bagel 6 or 6 love to win the match. So I don't know what was going on there, but yeah, amusing when I saw that on the live scores app. I think push give it hit 17 aces in that match. And I think Berlin was easily her best tournament this year. She got to the quarterfinals. She got to the Wimbledon final last year. So I think she'll be a bit relieved that she's made actually shown some form this season because again, I know she was the fourth seed going into here, but even further to get to the quarterfinals, I think that was a good week for her. So I think she'll be happy going in the right direction with Wimbledon, given what happened last year. Yeah. I mean, yeah, but she wished she served 17 aces and that was more than 5, but no. Yeah, she obviously did do extremely well at Wimbledon last year and I think it's easy to forget that. And so perhaps one to watch again going into the championships next year. Next year, next week even, just missing out this year's one bypassing it. We also had Birmingham, which, as I alluded to, also a retirement in the final. We didn't even get a set of tennis in this one, but caveat there due to The Rain on the Saturday, they did play both semifinals on the Sunday. So I guess spectators had already had a fair bit of tennis before this disappointing vinyl. But yeah, we had a beatriz had had Maya versus Zhang Shui final. And that ended after 9 games, 5 four up had admire was when Zhang retired so I think it was a neck injury that neck injury, which meant that she had I was just a bit of a shame because she did actually go to love up and had chances to go through love in the final digit showing. But I had to admire a break back and then obviously it was not long after that Zhang retired. They are actually, I think, good friends. They played and won the Nottingham double side of the week before. So obviously know each other pretty well and it was all honky Dory at the net. But yeah, her dad Meyer hasn't lost a match on grass. This year, she's ten and O. Two titles on the trot. Is she a new grass court specialist? I mean, she's going to be, I think she's now going to be seeing a new Allison risk. Is she the new Alison risk? Yeah, no. She's been playing some great tech. I mean, that semifinal against Simona Halep. Simona Halep did not play a bad match. In that semifinal. But had to admire, I think she's just very confident she's very assured. She's very accurate with her ground strokes and yeah, it's been really, really impressive and she's gone from, I think, around 50 in the world to a seeding Wimbledon and I think she has just been playing very, very well. I think in that match against Halep. I think maybe was a little bit surprised by the aggression that had admire played with, felt like Halep was a lot of the times on the back foot in the points and it was more kind of counter punching in counter attacking, but yeah, had it by the level of aggression, she said, I think, is one of the reasons she's been able to win a lot of matches over the last couple of weeks. And when you kind of combine that with the accuracy, she's been playing with. It's led to some really devastating victories. I mean, she beat Georgie as well in the quarterfinals. And then came through kvitova as well in the first round, so it just shows that she's not afraid to go toe to toe with these sorts of players. And more or less, she's coming out on top. Yeah, no, really fantastic and totally unexpected and I think having a seeding at Wimbledon is very well deserved because otherwise she would have been definitely a danger woman to have potentially for a top seed in the draw. But I mean, again, this is where it's the seeding on the, especially on the women's side, perhaps also in the men's side at the moment. It's not really reflective of reality. You know, if they did it based on current form, they would all look completely different, which obviously they can't and they don't do it like that. But she would be right up there on current form. And like you said, Halep, you know, great week overall, you know, just missed out, really. Otherwise I think it would have been looking for her to be the champion and also castella as well, like great week for her, getting to the semis. Katie boulter didn't do too badly either. You know, she lost out to hallett, but first quarterfinal. At WTA Tour level. And she beat Caroline Garcia Kim. I know, I know, straight sets as well. I mean, it wasn't such a good week for the top seed, Yelena oster penka, who I think is no more from this tournament from what she said, post match against Rebecca Marino Kim. She said, my level today was way better than her and I showed it. I mean, what lovely, what lovely language and what lovely comments to talk about to talk about your opponent. The spectators love it. No, they did not. I mean, yeah, it's not exactly a comment that sort of showers you with humility. Straight out of the oster penko playbook of post match ceremonies..
"simona halep" Discussed on The Tennis Podcast
"Prediction mass at the end, Simona Halep for the title. What do you think? Absolutely not editing that out, holding, holding Catherine to it. Yeah. I like it. I like the pick and I'm pretty sure that has come from watching halleck against Palazzo in particular. That was, that was an eye catching score line. It was an alley catching performance from halleck beating but also so easily. And I think both Catherine and I commented while we were watching that on how that's intensity. Right from the start, she just seemed really engaged in the Mac. She broke by the Australia way and then kept it up the entire match. I've watched Halep in the past and she's one of my favorite players to watch. She's an incredible player, but sometimes she can let an opponent back into a match or she can she can wander. She can let things bother her sometimes. And that's all part of what makes her so engaging to watch, I think. But she was just ruthless and really hitting the ball aggressively hitting it flat, that's something that she says she's been working on with Patrick mouratoglou who's obviously there coaching her now and I think when you hire Patrick Moritz as a coach, you know, you sort of get more toggle 5. You sort of take on a whole sponsor. Suddenly, suddenly her box or these M's are appearing on people's hats and it's like, you sort of, it's like a brand that you sign up to, isn't it? But he is a good coach, I think. You know, he must be given the players he's worked with and the setup he's got there. And it sounds like that was a real focus of their few weeks practice together leading up to this to be more aggressive to win matches more efficiently because her body has been breaking down on her recently in the last couple of years. And if that performance was anything to go by, that's a really positive start to that partnership because I thought she was awesome and she's got she's got and she's got pedigree in Madrid as well. I think four time finalists two time winner. So yeah, I can see why Catherine's gone with that pick. I turned that match on and it was already a set and a break up for halal and I think moments later but also started to have a bit of treatment just caught side by the physio. And I said to you guys, is that injury the reason for that score line because that score line is not what I was expecting at all. But us as in our home country, the crowd are going further trying to latch onto any little opportunity to get behind. She's been in great form. She always feels like the almost perfect clay court player, although I have to say Halep I think is also worthy of that description and of course she's won the French Open as well and all those clay got finals you mentioned in Madrid. But it was so one sided I couldn't really believe that a fully fit but also would be getting this sort of drubbing to be honest. And to be fair to her, she just came out at the end of the match and she said, I can't blame my physical condition at all. She was perfect, basically pointing over at her. She was perfect. And that's very interesting because I do tend to think of halo as a player who has a very, very high level, but that there's probably a ceiling to which she can dominate an opponent. I never think she's going to have the weight of shot to be able to truly knock somebody off the court, for instance, but yeah, she got the job done handily. Yeah, I would think probably the last time played a match which would jump out to me as perfect was probably the best match she ever played, which was that Wimbledon final against Serena Williams when Patrick mouratoglou would have been in the other corner, wouldn't he? He would have he would have witnessed that that performance and I mean had it was perfect that day, wasn't it? Obviously very different conditions on grass, but I remember she barely made an unforced error in that match and against Bela says she was not making unforced errors. She was hitting winners. Yeah, it was a great, great performance and I always say it, but I think tournaments are better when Simona Halep in them because she makes good matches and I hope we're going to see much more of her on the clay this season. Does remain intriguing, doesn't it? In terms of what this means for Serena Williams, the fact that Morocco Lou is no longer effectively coaching her. And yeah, I want to know where that's going to end up. It hasn't taken more totally along to get involved in Twitter conversation and he's actually suggested to his followers that they might want to come up with a name, a team name for himself and Simona Halep I don't quite know what he has in mind, but I've got a good suggestion, and that's Simona Halep. It might be a good team name. So anyway, who else are we seeing today, Matt? I quite enjoyed watching Bianca andreescu and rescue start the day, Catherine was referenced in her. And talking about one sided score lines that you don't expect to come up. I did not expect 6 one 6 one to be the scoreline that she would beat Danielle Collins, who looked off the pace. I think she's had some injury problems, and she's not had so many results of..
"simona halep" Discussed on The Passing Shot Tennis Podcast
"Ladies and gentlemen. Welcome to the passing shot with Joel and Kim, sponsored by download tennis dot com. On today's Australian open round four catch up. In a Shapovalov stunned Sasha zverev. Simona Halep succumbs to these corneille in the heat and Stefano sits surpassed powers through in 5 sets. Kim today is the 24th of January and we are here to catch up on round four of the Australian open at passing shot headquarters. We've had an eventful couple of days. We have had some big seeds, crash out we've had lots of drama. We've had coaching violations and quite literally as well. The heat has turned up a notch, I think, in Melbourne park, having watched some of the some of it on TV over this morning, it feels like it's quite a hot one, isn't it? It is, yeah, hotting up both on and off the court Joel. The weather has definitely getting a bit hot out there and Simona Halep amongst others have been finding that a bit troublesome. So it's getting to that point where it's starting to affect people a lot more. I feel like every player is like, please, please put me on the evening session. Please put me on that night session where it's where it's cooler because yeah, I feel like it was getting to a point where it was real like struggles for some of the players. Yeah, and lots of ice and evening matches, I think. If I was them in their shoes, but I have to say, we're in the depths of winter over here. So the hot temperatures and being able to sunbathe and just get that warm sun on your skin does sound quite lovely right now, but I having said that, you don't want it to the other complete other end of the spectrum, do you? No, no, exactly, exactly. But I mean, before we get before we get into the action Kim, and I know you're talking about the heat and we're talking about Melbourne park, but at the weekend and I'm sure all our listeners are really keen to hear, you had a fun run in a park in southwest London. So Lee was on the show.
Alize Cornet reaches quarterfinals at her 63rd Grand Slam
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"simona halep" Discussed on The Passing Shot Tennis Podcast
"And I think sablin is going to have to find her pretty quickly. If she's going to mount a serious case to potentially get to the final the Australian open or maybe win it, but that feels very, very far away at the moment given her what she's shown us. So it could open up an opportunity very much so I think this bottom half for someone like Angelique Kerber's in there. Yeah, I don't know. It just feels like it could be. It could even be someone unseated. I'm not sure. But it doesn't feel like sablin maybe we'll get to this Emmys because of what we've seen so far. It could be lyudmila Sampson over. Aptly, honestly, we have seen so many different Grand Slam semifinalists on the women's side in the last however many years. So it's incredibly difficult to predict. I mean, let's try and do some predictions, though Joel. I mean, I personally, I've gone for two players right that I think I predicted a Wimbledon last year. And neither of them did anything. And I think I even had one of them to win Wimbledon, which just seems absolutely bizarre now. So I've gone for semifinals. I've gone for a sarca versus critique of her. And I've gone for rye bikina versus Kazakh keener and they're the two players I think are predicted before and I don't even know really why I'm predicting them again. I'm purely basing on recent form and getting to finals and semis of tournaments basically. Just interesting. And if you've got kind of getting to the final. I've gone for a soccer and rubber keener with a soccer winning. So I'm going for both defending champions to defend their titles. I think rybi keener is playing a scary brand of tennis at the moment. I think the question for me is whether she can keep it up. I think she's been playing I think she's showed me the best some of the best tennis outside perhaps ash Barty on the tennis court so far in the WTA Tour. So if she can keep her body together and hoping, yeah, that retirement was well that sorry that withdrawals just to kind of precaution. But yeah, it could be her breakout tournament. In terms of where I have gone in terms of my semifinals, I have gone ash Barty versus coco Goff. I think ash Barty, if that matchup does happen against no Miro soccer, I think she will come she will come through it. I just feel like she's got too many tricks of the trade to know how to deal with kind of Naomi Osaka and move her around the court where I think that's where you can sort of, I think exploit a little bit of nomi soccer in terms of her movement, potentially. So I'm going ash Barty and coco Goff. I just think again she's been playing some very good tennis at the moment. I think she got rid of early because she had that loss early on to ash Barty. So in the seasons. But I expected to come roaring back. So got Barty Goff semifinal. And then in the bottom half, I've got Simona Halep versus eager on tech. Again, I think Simona Halep is going to bounce back. She think she had the best preparation possible. And I think she's in a really nice quarter where, again, I think she's going to just be able to come through it. She might face guardian muguruza in the fourth round, but I just think that she's got a lot of experience and she knows she's knows what she's doing. And I think she's going to draw back up the rankings. So I've got Halep and should be on tech. I think coming through that fourth quarter. I just can't see sabalenka kind of living up to her billing. And I think she found tech is in the place to make the most of that. Make the most of that opportunity. And then I bought my final as a Simona.
"simona halep" Discussed on The Passing Shot Tennis Podcast
"You can't even go watches his home tournament, but yeah, it was quite interesting, not bending the rules. I'm sure some people will be a little bit surprised, you're not vaccinated yet, but yeah, I think he said I think he's on the case of it sounds like when he plays next season, Australian open yet he will be kind of fully vaccinated. But yeah, just bored, barred from his home tournament in Vienna, so yeah, just a bit of yeah, just a bit awkward, I think. But let's move on to Transylvania because this was a new tournament. We were all kind of having a bit of a laugh, bit of a giggle around the fact that it was Halloween and Transylvania opening open was happening in Romania. It started I think a bit on the sad note in the sense that there was no going to be no fans there. But we have had some really good matches and we have got a really exciting final in store for us later today. Simona Halep and that lot's riding on this and that contempt obviously if she wins this will not be happy. I don't think. But she will guarantee her place in Guadalajara in the WTA top pay. And I think that also will put her in the top ten WTA top ten for the first time. So if that happens if cultivate wins, but if Simona Halep wins, that's going to be that's her first title of the season. You know, she's not had a great season. She lost a coach. So it would be a really great moment, I think for her to win something particularly in her home on her home tournament. So there's a lot riding here. I think has a pretty superior head to head record against cultivate, but I mean, they are both also playing very, very good tennis and Kim. Those semifinal score lines, particularly high up versus Costa. I think it just showed you how good both those players are playing at the moment. Yeah, no prisoners taken. Hallett has actually steamrolled her way through the draw really. Very, very comfortably. And I'd love to see her pick up a title. You know, she's had a difficult year. And you know, but quantify is the informed player at the moment. So it would be a real good test of her of where she's at and yeah, obviously home fans would be delighted if she could get it even though they're not allowed in to watch. Especially that win for help over caustic cost in the previous round had thrashed emirati 6 two 6 one, you know, much to the dismay of British fans. You know, radically didn't play very well, particularly a lot of unforced errors. She said she woke up on the morning of that match feeling very tired. You know, she's not obviously majorly upset. You know, as she said, this is all a learning curve and you know, it's obviously going to come with time, and she's going to have these sorts of results. You know, it's to be expected. She's still so inexperienced on the tour. But, you know, Marta Claus took also a very young up and coming player, great things said about her. I thought she'd make more of a match of it, you know, in the semi with hallett, but yeah, just blasted off the court, really. And, you know, I think we've got the final that perhaps, yeah, it's very tasty because it is like you say in informed player up against top seed home favorite, Simona Halep. So, yeah, I'm definitely going to be tuning into that one this afternoon while you're on your flight crop. Yeah, I'm really think it could go either way. And yeah, I think it's the final final the tournament organizers wanted probably is their first debut of the tournament. I think it's the final fans wanted. I know, I think fans were really hoping for a new semifinal. We were getting quite close to that matchup happening. But not quite not quite happening. But yeah, it was fascinating to see radically given her Romanian heritage. You know, she was really it felt like she was really embraced at the tournament and you know, she picked up her first WTA Tour win in the first round against her chalk, came through bogdan, who, again, well, gave really glowing praise, I think, of the build up to that match. But I think that was quite the opposite to kind of Marta Kosta. Because I got the impression from Marta Costa that she was quite frustrated, I think I was reading about seeing someone like radical news similar age, breaking onto the scene, but doing it in a way that she won, she won a Grand Slam. And I really think that added extra motivation for Costa, who is 19 years old. She's a little bit more experience on the tour. She's not necessarily had the breakout moment that rady Carney has, but I definitely felt that added an extra fuel to the fire for Costa can maybe that's why it was such led to such one sided scoreline yesterday and I think it was a bit tired, but I think positive also had just extra motivation to be like, you know, yeah, there are other sort of 19 year olds up and coming players as well. It's not all just about radical and that really was a statement win, I think, for caustic. I think less said about that semi final against had the better, but yeah, I think it was a statement I think from Costa that it's like, yes, there's all this praise being given to and spotlight being put on on radicchio at the moment. But yes, there are certainly other players there who are wanting to make a name for themselves. Sounds like she's a bit bitter. But jealous, which, you know, you don't understand she obviously thinks that's where I should be. But, you know, she hasn't got him on a Grand Slam, has she? So yeah, I mean, I understand her frustration, but what I thought was really nice that came out in the news this week that emira wrote on his gifted, the U.S. open trophy to the LTA and loaned it to them, so it's on display at the NTC, which is really nice. You know, she sort of said that the LTA have done so much for her and she wanted to gift it to them as a big sort of thank you. So hopefully, you know, people arriving at the NTC to train there. You know, they'll see this title and think, oh, that could be me, perhaps, you know, the younger players who were who are growing up and trading they can use that as a bit of motivation. But I thought that was a really nice touch and you know, we do hear quite a bit of critique sometimes from British players about the LTA. So I guess the LTA probably like relieved. In somewhat that emerald carnie was spoken to glowingly of all the help they've given her as well. Yes. And Kim, we've got to talk about Jacqueline Christian, who are, you know, she was fully embracing the Halloween spirit. Let's say in Transylvania, she walked on in a cape as part of her entrance. I absolutely loved it. What were you thinking about it? I saw on Twitter, people calling her like countess, Dracula. And yeah, I just absolutely loved it. I was sort of wished more players had embrace some sort of cape or fangs maybe I don't know, but it was great to see players get involved. And having some fun, I think with this tournament, I love the look of the court as well with the purple against the black on social media as well. They've been embracing all of the Halloween pods and all that sort of stuff. And to see the players do it as well. It was just a great to see. But yeah, okay, what did you make of the what did you make of Christian's cape cape on court? Was that a fashion fave or a fashion faux pas for you? For me, it's a fave..
Stephens Overpowers Gauff at US Open; Osaka’s Foe Withdraws
"Naomi Osaka has reached the US open third round after receiving a second run walk on but when her opponent good Danilovich withdrew before the match two thousand seventeen champion Sloane Stephens also reached the third round that out that she won the highly anticipated all American showdown with teenage daughter coco Gauff Stephen's experience a kilo six four six to win women's wins also if the Danielle Collins Simona Halep and the second seed on a separate link up in the menstrual Frances tiafoe continued his run now into the third round joined there by second seed Daniil Medvedev I'm grand I got
Serena Williams beats Halep at Australian Open
"Wake up call from the land down under was right, 6363. Serena Williams at the Australian Open tennis tournament knocks off number two seed Simona Halep in straight sets early this morning, it sets the stage for a massive clash with Naomi Osaka. The wind for Williams puts her on track for a record tying 24th Grand Slam title. It's 6
Hsieh Su-Wei to Face Naomi Osaka at Australian Open
"Open Tennis play underway on day eight Italy 25 year old Jessica Pegula against Jennifer Brady in an all American quarterfinal match. The goal is first Grand Slam quarterfinal 39 year old Serena Williams Chasing her record tying 24th major singles trophy, She goes up against Simona Halep in another quarterfinal match. Naomi Osaka opposes 35 year old Shea Su Wei, the oldest woman to make her Grand Slam quarterfinal debut. Now your
Down but not out, Serena Williams into Australian Open QFs
"Serena Williams is now just three wins away from securing her coveted record equalling twenty fourth major now through to the Australian Open quarterfinals but not before two hours nine minutes three said slugfest with the number seven seed it rains have a link up however what is the final eight showdown with the second seed Simona Halep who also took three sets to advance and injured Baines top seed Novak Djokovic was still strong enough to beat me last round H. that to reach the quarter final clash with Alexander Zverev but the number three seed Dominic team lost in three to Grigor Dimitrov I'm Graham like us
"simona halep" Discussed on WTOP
"A Honda 10 45 over to Jay Brooks Well, John 60 degrees at the Australian Open earlier today, one seed Novak Djokovic punching his ticket to the quarterfinals, but it almost didn't happen due to a stomach muscle injury right now, the best thing for the Joker His rest. Now I get another 40 hours or something like that till the next match, which is great about Grand slams. You get that day and a half in between two really rest. You know, most likely won't be training tomorrow, just again, going back to recovery routine and hoping that things will get better. I mean, it's kind of a gamble. I mean, that's that's what medical team told me. Jovovich, also with his 300 Grand Slam match, when only the second player to do so. Women singles action Serena Williams onto the quarter finals will face Simona Halep, Naomi. Stock also on to the quarterfinals. College basketball number nine Virginia beating North Carolina 60 to 48 Other winners Georgetown over Butler JMU victorious over Hasta losers loyal of Maryland. They lost the triple overtime to Lafayette. Morgan State lost to Norfolk State. Alison with lost to Northeastern Women soups about ST Mary, Speeding Long Island University Navy with a win on over loyal of Maryland and Towson, victorious over Northeastern And to the ice. The capture and Pittsburgh a three o'clock this afternoon, the first two in a row versus Pittsburgh. Washington, sending goalie Ilya Samsun off to Hershey, where he can get Back to speed. Jay Brooks. W T o P Sports coming up a check of the roads which have been dangerous and spots this morning. It's 10 46 highs. Jonathan Cotton at the Good Feed store and You've heard me talk about how I love my good feed arch support so much that I bought the store. Well, it's true. I never had a product transform my life like good feed, Arch supports, But listen now to what some of your neighbors right here in the D C area are saying Robert says. I have had a hard time moving around, do the lower back problems for the first time in six years I ran around the store, Maria says, for the first time in forever Was able to work most of the day on my feet without pain. I love these, Michael writes. I waited too long. The results of how much better I feel in such a short time is a blessing. Chrissy says..
"simona halep" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM
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Djokovic holds off Tiafoe; Venus hobbles out in Australia
"I time men's champion Novak Djokovic had its hands full in the second round of the Australian Open finally other coming at a time and upset threat by Frances tiafoe in a grueling wrestle Djokovic eventually stop the hard hitting American six three in the full set of the three hour and thirty minute battle Djokovic joins US open champion dominate team in the third round the Austrian cruising through in straight sets Serena Williams was impressive again conceding just three games on her way to the third round where she was joined by championship hopefuls Simona Halep and Naomi Osaka I'm Graham like us
Strait sets: Djokovic dominates Chardy again
"Reigning US open champion Stan may also occur in Dominic team shook off a lengthy code quarantines to make solid start to their Australian Open campaigns both reaching the second round with straight set victories Serena Williams dispelled fears about an injured shoulder that was a fifty six minutes straight said stop conceding just two games on the way through that keeping alive who linked the quest for a record equalling twenty fourth major title the forty year old sister Venus also advanced as did men's number one that a calculation women's number two Simona Halep I'm grandma goes
WTA Year End Awards for 2020
"Everyone john worth. I'm hearing sports. Illustrated tennis podcast. Jamie joins me for a grab bag topics. We are midway through the final so hard to make any definitive conclusions there but we can talk about the the back of played so far. We'll talk about twenty twenty one tennis and what the picture is looking like. It's slowly coming into focus but still considerably Blurry and uncertain. We'll talk w. t. awards. There are no more women's tennis events on the calendar. But we can start distributing some honors and just sort of a catchall of tennis topics as we want to say to the finish. But we're not exactly sprinting. Either a stranger that is Finishing under strained conditions and we talk about sort of where the sport is here in mid november twenty twenty so jamie welcome. it's it's been a while. how are you. i'm good. i agree with you. It's a weird year. And i feel like we've been talking a lot about the atp and obviously the atp finals are happening. So i am happy to start by out talking about the wpa and some of these awards all right. let's go. let's let's that. I that's a good idea let's go to That'd be the w. t. a. Does not unlike the wto does not have a finals or twenty twenty. Unfortunately that's An offshoot of having events in china where international sporting events were cancelled months ago. So the vendor playing as we speak in london and there is no there is no comparable women's event. So let's say yeah let's do that. Let's start with the women season over. Why don't we hand out some awards. We genda pivot to london. Mvp award is always a bit strange. But if we're going to give player of the year honors. I feel like the player has to have won a major. Do you agree with that. Yes definitely agree with that. But this year of course We had one less. And i think that i would also classify the majors in two creek corona and post corona. I would almost give a little bit more weight or just feel like there's more discussion for all the majors. That are not the train open you know. Of course that was when all was normal and before all this happened But i know you. You went to your pace in your mailbox but are you. Who's your pick. i think it. It sounds sounds a little. I think you've got to say that the so you can is your twenty twenty. Mvp she won a major and got to the final of another If we play this game sometime if your life depended on a player Would she be your pick and the answer is is probably not and do i think in a head to head match. There are players who are superior. If if she and i o miyasaka played ten times i would think naomi osaka with the majority of those matches. But yeah in this straight year. But i think you're right. There was no wimbledon. There there was a us open but it did not feature you know six top ten players including ash barty the number one player including simona halep included the defending champion and that was That was one sock than we had. The french open which also did not feature ash party. Who is the defending champion. It did not feature. Naomi osaka the australian open before corona had the most flush field. So you can in one that and she reached the final of the french open so she is the only player to have won a major and got into the final of another and in this stranger. It's probably appropriate. We have a strange choice but sonya sofia kenyon is my Twenty twenty mvp will by you. I hear you on that. And i think those are all good points. I in you know so that we aren't agreeing here on all of these under some Interest to this conversation. I'm going to take a different pic. i'm gonna go with naomi osaka and i think that In speaking about mvp sort of in the Like a of a lot of awards that are giving out at this time of the year including essays own award sportsperson of the year. It's not just about what's happening on the court. It's just not about results per se about other things that This player has done. So i think that For me. I think niamey osaka. Of course like you said kennan if you're just talking about reaching a final winning final In a major. She's done that but osaka has not only one. But also use her platform and she's spoken up and she's gone beyond the court and i think that you know if we're talking if you're looking at that list of choices here And you check the box with a major win in for me. You check the box with all the other outside stuff off the court that she's done so that's my pick.
2nd-ranked Simona Halep will skip U.S. Open tennis tournament
"Another big name tennis player pulls out of what's traditionally the last major of the year, while the U. S Open tennis tournament is scheduled to begin just two weeks from today, our country's most prestigious and popular tennis tournament will be missing some of the sports best players this year. Another one dropped out. Today. Women's World number two ranked Simona Halep, who won a tournament yesterday in Prague today announced on social media that quote after weighing up all the factors involved, and with the exceptional circumstances in which we Our living. I have decided that I will not travel to New York to play the U. S. Open, she wrote. I always said I would put my health at the heart of my decision, and I therefore prefer to stay and train in Europe of the top eight ranked women in the World six will not compete in the U. S open, including number one Ash party. On the men's side. Both Rafi on the Dow and Roger Federer are out Jared Max Fox
Halep lays Grand Slam ghosts to rest
"Hello and welcome to our fifteenth and final edition of Roland Garros relived Catherine feeling when I say that. Wistful. I'M GONNA I'm GonNa stop missing the past sort of like A. Double again I will. Note that is. Are You you're right I'm all right I can believe it's the fifteen. Well when I came up with the idea, let's just keep doing the daily podcast. Slams that we promised we would at the start of the, even though there's no tennis by watching lots of action, the past I thought it'd be easy. Turns out then we got lots of ideas about how to do it. Including interviewing everybody, we possibly could find relevant to each match, and that's what we've done again today. for Simona halep against Sloan Stevens 2018 final, and we've got down K. Hilas special guest coach to Simona Halep, and yes, it's been a long and tiring journey to get through today fifteen of these podcasts. We've enjoyed it immensely. I think it's fair to say. So let's get cracking with this one. This match has a lot to it. Doesn't it the whole saga because? Simona. Is it three Grand Slam. She already played. At the to that point and not. Finals yeah, yeah. She played the two, thousand, fourteen and final, and lost in three to Sharapova. She'd played the two thousand, seventeen, French Open final and lost in three Ostapenko, and she played the twenty eighteen Australian Open. Final just a few months before they send those to Wozniacki all three senators. She played well in all of them. She had a lead in all of them and lost all of them. And it was becoming a real. Saga actually. Can help get over the, line. 2018, you say. You want some facts about two thousand eighteen. We. Well, it's not long ago, so you can probably remember most of this Prince Harry and Meghan markle married. Thing right I hosted a semi. Gathering in the garden, did you did you was on the invitation? To, clarify with a few friends and family that I wasn't like a rabid royalist, and it was just an excuse to make some cake and sausage rolls. The I remember seeing the pictures. Wasn't invited that. We can handle it. aretha Franklin and Stephen Hawkins' both died toys. R.. US went bankrupt. Not Quite sure why that to my list, but it is. I'm not sure nothing either. Toys R. US went bankrupt and student Matt's became Grad Matt became Matt. Two thousand eighteen was a big. And formation. Toys R. US, they might. How do you feel about that? No I think it was pressed. Until Lo que, but so I was reading it. I won't saw. Phillips scattered toys R. US In writing when I was about five. States have good stories. Did you speak for? Him! I remember being very excited because it was circuit in the gopher. Time, I was at my dad. That's a long time ago yet. Longtime Gay and I think it was. Joseph in mazing technical latrine time as well right Matt, wasn't even Baby Matt at this point. He's never even heard of these people. You don't know Gordon the gopher is Dima. No. Right so. Just, minded ninety correction. You didn't mention that freedom got promoted into anti eighteen. Thank you for pointing that out. Rather than to. And it didn't last long. It's as relevant as toys R. US, thank you I so. Yes, so we have this final on our hands between SMYRNA HALEP and Sloan seems and it was one that. I was I was looking forward to. A tennis match in. It's just in its own right of these two players battling it out because I thought it could be a really good final. And, should he? I think it ended up exceeding all of those expectations and You're quite right Catherine when you talk about the number of finals, the the salmon halibut already been in, and it was similar to play as we think of that. We've already covered here in this running relived series like even lendl trying to win. A A I slam Andy Murray course. It took him a few guys. Goran Ivanisevic but Simona Halla. Yeah, she already had three. She'd had Darren K Hill by his side for awhile by this point, so let's hear from him about the journey that led to this moments. Together for about three us before she played that particular foreign against flown in two thousand and nineteen and I guess the memory of what happened in two thousand, seventeen, against Ostapenko, as well was brought in the full fun of Amazon so for her to go out and do what she did. And now they say that both of you most destinations. You can't get there unless you go to refund pain a tough road and that was kind of the journey that some had had even before I came along. She might the final. Open and lost Marie shower. Piping, a great match on six four on the third added chances in that one, and then to lose to paint code and then the Knicks Jay come back, an inbetween that of course remember the final that she applied at the open against the Yankee which was another great match, and just even getting to the final at the Australian Open was itself, so I I think that helped a lot. She learned a lot from that particular tournament, and when she got to the final at a French. Against Launch, he had a little extra confidence and belief in a self to finally get it done.
"simona halep" Discussed on AP News
"Sofia cannon is true to the Australian Open women's final after upsetting the top seeded Australian as body 7675 the 21 year old from Florida reaching her first major finale in a lengthy battle in 100 degree temperatures a reward a showdown with former world number 1 got being America lusa the resurgent unseeded Spaniard upsetting the fourth seed Simona Halep in a draining to L. plus battle Roger Federer started strongly against I'd like Djokovic rising to a 52 lead in the present before drug coverage took control and advanced to his eighth Australian Open final in straight sets Graham I got us Mel born
Djokovic adds to Slam streak vs. Federer at Australian Open
"Sofia cannon is true to the Australian Open women's final after upsetting the top seeded Australian as body seven six seven five the twenty one year old from Florida reaching her first major finale in a lengthy battle in one hundred degree temperatures a reward a showdown with former world number one got being America lusa the resurgent unseeded Spaniard upsetting the fourth seed Simona Halep in a draining to L. plus battle Roger Federer started strongly against I'd like Djokovic rising to a five two lead in the present before drug coverage took control and advanced to his eighth Australian Open final in straight sets Graham I got us Mel born
"simona halep" Discussed on Sports 600 ESPN
"Which and Federer playing for the fiftieth time in their careers against one another with the joker leading twenty six twenty three overall and again time of the first set going to a tie break early the women's number one Australia's own ash Marty beaten by American Sophie kit is Sophia cannon the fourteenth seed winning in straight sets seven six seven five a grueling match but she had a battle shot for shot to get the victory I was fighting you know I she was playing some great tennis came up with some amazing shots at those critical points so I knew she was going to give let me in that easily I really need to battle out there and fight and yeah I mean I honestly think it just it was such a great match you know I was played a few times and I think this was some really high quality tennis can it will be kind of being the Musharraf of Spain in the women's final on Saturday my group to defeating fourth seed Simona Halep in straight sets so they mention but a first timer cannon against the two time grand slam winner there in that the tie break Djokovic the mini break up three nothing in that first set we'll talk later on Jay hi mark sounds good where's your money go this weekend what's next for general nighty as be a radio Hey y'all will take in the morning party to a whole new level with the parties Miss America podcast what's the date of the draft Travis is somewhere mid April right here very good analysis Marty smis America podcast on the ESPN app and apple podcast here's the schedule features the orange revival six hundred he said coach Andy Reid returns to the.
"simona halep" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM
"Is going to build a strong room no no no so I've been in locals who goes on the group for their customers four o'clock eastern time college football former North Carolina coach Larry fedora is reportedly expected to be named the offense of coordinator at Baylor baseball cubs and free agent outfielder Stephen Susan junior portly agreed to terms on a one year deal pending a physical at the Australian Open men's top seed Rafael Nadal cruised into the second week of play with a six one six two six four win over Pablo Carino booster yeah was my best match of the tournament so far without a doubt big difference between today and the previous days I have been seven while the starting to create that much with the with the farmhand also moving on women's number four seed Simona Halep after a straight set win over you'll be put in several at all the upsets Alex chances of winning keep getting better a little bit of shock when the top ten players had losing but its life and we can not to be hundred percent every day so we go ahead and see if I'm still in the tournament it's a good thing aliph won the match six one and six for tonight it's the NHL all star game in the Saint Louis Freeh on three tournament starts at eight fifteen eastern time first stop it's the Atlantic taking on the metropolitan division that is the central against the Pacific in the winners of the two games will play in the.
The Latest: Monfils beats qualifier Gulbis at Aussie Open
"Rafael Nadal is continued his straight sets run through the Australian Open draw the top seed now into the last sixteen and within striking distance of a possible record equalling twentieth grand slam title that up to brushing aside fellow Spaniard Pablo Karina bush stuff the Wimbledon champion Simona Halep is into the second week of the women's championship the fourth seeded Halep hoping to benefit from the day six upsets of second seed Karolina Pliskova fixate Elena's fate Elena and the six eight Belinda bench age that's opened up droll Graham I got us Mel born
Highlights: Day six at the Australian Open
"Sure six four six four six four street sets over query gets a dime around each from Canada took out our system is also in our streets at seven five six four seven six off of needy hello and straight sets as well Federer crazy against the home statesman there John Millman from Australia how bout Federer four six seven six six four four six seven six and they do all my godi date yes seven six in the fifth set and they do the super tight yeah which is not a super the man and he wins that ten eight while also going to go on the they go to ten they don't know how long and the match go I don't know that that that one looks like it looks like four hours right to me so I'll take the over okay yeah yeah for sure okay right now get mon few I like a leech Gulbis seven six six four five three trying to close it out in straight sets so Monfils the Tennessee me no Parker like gal Monfils Taylor Fritz going against Dominic TM Antium wins the first set six two in these two one in the second set over for it's the American the dollar just getting underway again saw Pablo Carreno booster and David Goffin ago fan going up against Andrei Rublev and go from which the first six two needs to one in the second as far as the women the day of upset and started you know last night but of course the time difference Serena went down the street said or in three sets she lost in three sets to to Wong Naomi a soccer took on Corey Goff the young teenager the American sensation in golf peer in straight sets sock was a three seat in this one by six three six four god gets a dime can in the fourteen C. for Sophia can and for the U. S. beach while Zhang R. seven five seven six BC currents for our three set to took her to be gore G. for George G. is seventeen seed Angelique Kerber love Angelique Kerber she's got those beautiful legs man like Steffi Graf had back in the day sorry if you're driving around I mean but he knows in that sense the reason America and then a real good one Carlina Pliskova the two seed going up against Anastasia apple you check of a and Pavlyuchenkova gets the win seven six seven three so ourselves or seven six seven six seven four seven three in the two tiebreakers industry touches the thirty seat B. to to see so the two seats gone the three seats on the eighth seed in Serena's gone and then bends which also lost to come to the six love six one so the Swiss sensation is out Donna vekic also lost two eagles white tact twenty to keep an eye on this young lady from Poland are very impressive seven five six three and Simona Halep the four seats still alive she went straight sets are six one six four she escaped against Brady the American the other day so that a look at the Australian Open and there is some lines that I already saw coming up for all the freakin Isner coming up for very good minus one forty nine is our take back one thirty that'll be a later on we see curious the home home countrymen they're from Austria taking on Kachin often that's gonna be going but curious minds to forty four there often to doubt coming up right now get I told you Carino boosted Pablo public radio booster and it's plus sixteen hundred on career stats Nadal minus five thousand the number one Federer is mine is six twenty five against more tone of foods rich and it look better how long did you go did you two more hours and three minutes wow you got it like three minutes yeah not too bad Medvedev minus nine oh nine again so Popper and buy sell it you had to go five sets will take on round it's now around instead of Canada minus one seventy five there and wi fi for the needy and scientists anger and we'll go and five five Minnie minus one fifty four there and then Novak Djokovic minus three thousand three hundred thirty three dollars to one hundred against Diego Schwartzman I like towards which worked as a guy worse hat backwards young kid but it's got a lot of moxie and he's a plus fourteen hundred so keep an eye there on the ladies side let me just see remember Wozniacki played her last match last night she announced her retirement she got beaten three sets hi Ashley forty is the number one seed she will take what else Alison Riske from the United States board is a minus four hundred query Goff is a plus one thirty gets a