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    Breonna Taylor case: Kentucky AG says he will comply with judges order to release grand jury audio National Coffee Day 2020: Get free drinks and deals Tuesday at Krispy Kreme, Starbucks, Dunkin, Panera and more Berrettini leads impressive Italian charge in Paris By Julien Pretot © Reuters/CHRISTIAN HARTMANN French Open PARIS (Reuters) - No Italian man has won a singles Grand Slam title in 44 years, but Matteo Berrettini is now leading the charge to become the country's successor to Adriano Panatta, the 1976 French Open champion. Seventh seed Berrettini was barely bothered as he cantered into the second round of Roland Garros with a 6-3 6-1 6-3 victory against Canadian Vasek Pospisil, becoming the fifth Italian to advance...
    With classroom time reduced, U.S. college students demand tuition cuts The new 10 p.m. curfew on UK pubs, bars, and restaurants will devastate the industry, owners say. Its hard to understand how this is the solution to fighting the disease. Teenager Sinner stuns 11th seed Goffin on French Open debut PARIS (Reuters) - Italian teenager Jannik Sinner upset 11th seed David Goffin 7-5 6-0 6-3 on his French Open debut on Sunday to confirm his status as one of the most exciting talents in men's tennis. © Reuters/CHARLES PLATIAU French Open The 19-year-old, who won last year's NextGen ATP Finals title, traded a double break of serve with his Belgian opponent before getting the crucial third break to...
    (CNN)The tennis world waited seven months for the return of grand slams. Now, like buses, two have come along at once. Having been moved from its usual May start date, the French Open gets underway on Sunday, two weeks after the conclusion of the US Open and a week after the Italian Open, the traditional warmup event to Roland-Garros. While fans have been able to binge on near-wall-to-wall action in September, for players the situation has been rather more difficult to navigate as they have been forced to choose their movements wisely.Defending French Open champion Ashleigh Barty opted to skip both majors amid coronavirus concerns. Other players, such as 12-time French Open winner Rafael Nadal and 2018 champion Simona Halep,...
    Belinda Bencic has withdrawn from the French Open 2020 at the last minute because of a right arm injury. She becomes yet another player, who features in the Top 10 of the WTA Rankings, to not play the upcoming Grand Slam kicking off from September 27. The World No.10 last played at the Italian Open 2020, where she lost in straight sets in her very first match. Milos Raonic is another name who withdrew at the last moment. The other big names on this list include Fernando Verdasco and Kyle Edmund. Belinda Bencic: «I am very sad to not being able to play in Paris this year. I am dealing with a right arm issue that prevent me from competing...
    The greatest singing voices of all time 20 Beaten-Down Stocks Likely To Bounce Back After COVID-19 Djokovic out to make amends in Paris for U.S. Open fiasco By Zoran Milosavljevic © Reuters/RICCARDO ANTIMIANI ATP Masters 1000 - Italian Open BELGRADE (Reuters) - If recent form is anything to go by, world number one Novak Djokovic is perfectly poised to launch a challenge for his second French Open title and an 18th major honour after one of the lowest ebbs of his trophy-laden career. Djokovic was disqualified from the U.S. Open earlier this month after hitting a line judge in the neck with a petulant swipe of the ball but he bounced back in style by winning his fifth Italian...
    Following the conclusion of the Italian Open 2020, there was some movement in the WTA rankings. With her title victory in Rome, Simona Halep inches closer to the World No.1 Ash Barty.  Moreover, former World No.1 Garbine Muguruza, and teenage sensation Coco Gauff rose up the ladder. Simona Halep’s ranking ahead of French Open 2020 Halep won her first Italian Open and further consolidated her 2nd place in the WTA rankings. Halep gained 900 points from her triumph in Rome, taking her tally to 7255 points. The Romanian can recapture the World No.1 spot if she wins the French Open 2020. Since Ash Barty will not be defending her French Open title, Halep goes into the Grand Slam as the...
    THE Italian Open has been accused of misogyny after awarding men's champion Novak Djokovic £9.20 more than women's winner Simona Halep. Played in Rome, the tournament has long awarded men bigger pay cheques, despite doing the same job as women at the same event. 3Two-time Grand Slam champion Simona Halep was paid £9.20 less than Djokovic for winning the same eventCredit: AFP 3Djokovic defeated Diego Schwartzman to win his fifth Italian Open titleCredit: AFP In 2019, the Italian Open awarded a total prize fund of around £4.8million for the men's event - compared to just £3.2m for the women. And while this year the prize pool was largely evened out, eagle-eyed observers including New York Times contributor Ben Rothenberg noted...
    French Open 2020 seeds got unveiled recently. World No.1 Novak Djokovic maintained his position at the top seed after he thrashed Diego Schwartzman to win the Italian Open 2020 title. But, Swiss Maestro Roger Federer is not a part of the seeds as he won’t be featuring in the tournament. US Open 2020 winner Dominic Thiem is at the third spot in the seeds. World No.2 Rafael Nadal, in spite of his humiliating defeat against Diego Schwartzman, is at the second seed. As World No.1 Ashleigh Barty will not be featuring at the French Open 2020, the Italian Open 2020 winner Simona Halep is maintaining the top seed at the tournament. Also, her counterpart at the Italian Open 2020 finals...
    While larger pay gaps in earlier rounds further underscore gender inequities, "the pettiness of the inequality on the top line is far more symbolic." Riccardo Antimiani - Pool/Getty Images/Clive Brunskill/Pool via REUTERS Novak Djokovic and Simona Halep were this year's Italian Open winners. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, total payouts were down 33.5% compared to the 2019 prize pool. Though the gender pay gap was smaller than in years past, the $12 difference between Djokovic's and Halep's final checks drew criticism from tennis fans. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Novak Djokovic and Simona Halep took home the grand prizes at the 2020 Italian Open, but the winners won't be leaving Rome with equal payouts. Djokovic will...
    After a week of grueling matches, the Italian Open 2020 finally concluded on Monday. World Number 1 Novak Djokovic faced Diego Schwartzman of Argentina in the finals of the tournament. After an error-filled US Open 2020 which ultimately saw him getting defaulted, Djokovic clung to the Italian Open 2020 in an effort to shut off his haters. Novak Djokovic clinches dramatic first set Novak Djokovic was the one to serve first. Clinching early points, Djokovic was clear about his intentions. He was here for the trophy. However, he let his overconfidence take control too soon in the first game. After trailing 0-30, Schwartzman returned a few good hits. Unforced errors from Djokovic saw Diego equalizing the scores before he broke...
    We have a new winner in the women’s singles at the Italian Open. Former World No.1 Simona Halep triumphed over defending champion Karolina Pliskova to claim her first title in Rome. This victory marks a significant moment in their rivalry, and Halep couldn’t be more glad.  We had an exciting match on the cards, but Pliskova was unable to continue after going down 2-1 in the second set. She suffered a left thigh injury which forced her to forfeit the game and hand the victory to Halep.  Mandatory Credit: Riccardo Antimiani/Pool via REUTERS These two have been long-time rivals, and this is their 12th H2H meeting. Halep has the most wins, but Pliskova dominated in their most recent matchups. This...
    Novak Djokovic once again displayed tremendous grit to emerge victorious, and this time, a 7-5, 6-3 win has earned him his fifth Italian Open crown. Novak defeated Diego Schwartzman in straight sets, but it was his wife Jelena Djokovic who won all the hearts!  Every man needs a strong woman in his life, and Djokovic has Jelena to catch him if he falls. After the infamous US Open saga, there were a lot of comments about the Djoker’s temper and him saying that he can’t guarantee it not happening again.  Mandatory Credits: Riccardo Antimiani/Pool via REUTERS However, all that is in the past, and Djokovic is now a champion in Rome after five long years. A journalist from the NY...
    (CNN)Little over three weeks since being defaulted at the US Open, Novak Djokovic has returned to his winning ways with victory at the Italian Open in Rome. Djokovic defeated Diego Schwartzman 7-5, 6-3 in a tight contest on clay in the build-up to the French Open.The victory means Djokovic now has a record 36 Masters 1000 titles and remains unbeaten in 2020. He made an early exit at the US Open in New York earlier this month when he struck a line judge with a ball. In the women's competition, Simona Halep won her first Italian Open title as Karolina Pliskova was forced to withdraw in the second set due to a thigh injury.Halep, who skipped the US Open amid...
    ROME — Fifteen days after he was defaulted from the US Open, Novak Djokovic had plenty to celebrate on Monday. Djokovic beat Diego Schwartzman 7-5, 6-3 to win his fifth Italian Open title; he passed childhood idol Pete Sampras for the second-most weeks at No. 1 with 287 — trailing only Roger Federer’s 310 weeks in the top spot — and he re-asserted his dominance before the French Open starts in six days. “I don’t think I played my best tennis throughout the entire week but I think I found my best tennis when I needed it the most, in the decisive moments today, yesterday, practically every match,” Djokovic said. “That makes me very satisfied and I’m proud that I...
    Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to lie in state at U.S. Capitol Friday after two days at Supreme Court How Amazon Prime Day grew from 2015 to 2020 — and how it’s changed Moving on after US Open default, Djokovic wins Italian Open © APWF Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, returns a shot to Pablo Carreno Busta, of Spain, during the fourth round of the US Open tennis championships, Sunday, Sept. 6, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) ROME (AP) Fifteen days after he was defaulted from the U.S. Open, Novak Djokovic had plenty to celebrate on Monday. Djokovic beat Diego Schwartzman 7-5, 6-3 to win his fifth Italian Open title; he passed childhood idol Pete Sampras for the second-most...
    The favorite TV shows of 80s kids The 15 Worst States for Retirees in 2020 Halep wins Italian Open after Plíšková retires from final © APARC Romania's Simona Halep returns the ball to Kazakhstan's Elena Rybakina during the final match of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championship in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili) ROME (AP) Top-seeded Simona Halep won her first Italian Open title on Monday when 2019 champion Karolína Plíšková retired midway through the final with a left thigh injury. Halep was leading 6-0, 2-1 when Plíšková stopped playing after just 31 minutes. After Halep won the first set, Plíšková had her lower back treated by a trainer. Plíšková also had her...
    Some Louisville federal buildings close ahead of expected Breonna Taylor announcement Which states have the fewest coronavirus restrictions? Halep claims Rome title after Pliskova retires with injury ROME (Reuters) - Top seed Simona Halep claimed the Italian Open in Rome on Monday after second seed Karolina Pliskova retired from the final with injury when she was down 6-0 2-1. © Reuters/POOL WTA Premier 5 - Italian Open Halep raced into a 5-0 lead in the opening set, breaking the defending champion three times and also saved three break points at 0-40 down in the fourth game. The Romanian, who even shook off a hard fall in the second game, was at her aggressive and disciplined best while Pliskova looked...
    Spanish superstar Rafael Nadal became a professional back in 2001. Ever since then, fans have loved watching him, and former player Kristy Pigeon is no different. She was an active player in the 1970s, but she still follows the sport and absolutely adores the Spaniard. “I like watching Nadal because he’s cute as a button and never gives up, he fights every point. He’s like a gentle giant almost where he is sweet, calm, and nice off the court but a killer on the court,” confessed Pigeon. Tennis – ATP Masters 1000 – Italian Open – Foro Italico, Rome, Italy – Spain’s Rafael Nadal in action during his quarter final match against Argentina’s Diego Schwartzman Pool via REUTERS/Clive Brunskill Rafael...
    By ANDREW DAMPF, AP Sports Writer ROME (AP) — Top-seeded Simona Halep won her first Italian Open title on Monday when Karolína Plíšková retired midway through the final with an injury. Halep was leading 6-0, 2-1 when Plíšková stopped playing. After Halep won the first set, Plíšková had her lower back treated by a trainer. Halep, who lost the 2017 and 2018 Rome finals to Elina Svitolina, extended her record in tennis’ restart to 10-0. The second-ranked Halep improved to 14-0 overall stretching back to February, when she won a title in Dubai. After the tour’s five-month break because of the coronavirus pandemic, the Romanian returned by winning another trophy in Prague last month. She then skipped the U.S. Open...
    ROME (AP) — Top-seeded Simona Halep won her first Italian Open title on Monday when Karolína Plíšková retired midway through the final with an injury. Halep was leading 6-0, 2-1 when Plíšková stopped playing. After Halep won the first set, Plíšková had her lower back treated by a trainer. Halep, who lost the 2017 and 2018 Rome finals to Elina Svitolina, extended her record in tennis’ restart to 10-0. The second-ranked Halep improved to 14-0 overall stretching back to February, when she won a title in Dubai. After the tour’s five-month break because of the coronavirus pandemic, the Romanian returned by winning another trophy in Prague last month. She then skipped the U.S. Open because of travel and health concerns....
    World No.1 Novak Djokovic is into the final of the 2020 Italian Open! The Serb is now in the driver’s seat to clinch the title. If he manages to win the final, Djokovic will be crowned the champion, and moreover will be a record-holder in yet another massive category!  Novak Djokovic came into the semi-final after winning a tough three-setter against Dominik Koepfer. Moreover, it was his 13th straight appearance in an Italian Open quarterfinal. With a 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 victory, the Serb set up a semi-final clash with Casper Rudd.  The Norwegian did not cause Djokovic much problems, except for the first set, where the Djoker was forced to save two set points. However, with his 7-5, 6-3 victory,...
    Novak Djokovic has been in the news for all the wrong reasons. After his US Open 2020 fiasco, fans anticipated that he’ll keep away from controversies for a while. However, he got engaged in another war of words with the chair umpire. Fortunately, the intensity in Rome was much lesser than that of New York. Djokovic was up against Casper Ruud in the semi-final match at the Italian Open 2020. Even though he pocketed the match in straight sets, he engaged in a verbal feud with the chair umpire. However, he was far away from trouble. Later on, he acknowledged the issue and justified the incident as an effect of the heat of the moment. “I deserved a warning, I...
    I didnt know her personally, but she knew me: Your memories of Ruth Bader Ginsburg Restaurants need to brace for 18 more months of extreme challenges — and the election is about to make things worse Djokovic gets obscenity warning in SF win at Italian Open © APWF Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, reacts after inadvertently hitting a line judge with a ball after hitting it in reaction to losing a point against Pablo Carreno Busta, of Spain, during the fourth round of the US Open tennis championships, Sunday, Sept. 6, 2020, in New York. Djokovic defaulted the match. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) ROME (AP) Novak Djokovic knows it isn't model behavior when he loses his cool on the tennis court....
    By ANDREW DAMPF, AP Sports Writer ROME (AP) — Chasing her first title in Rome, top-seeded Simona Halep reached her third Italian Open final after beating Garbiñe Muguruza 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 Sunday to improve her record in tennis’ restart to 9-0. Muguruza struggled with her serve and double faulted on the final two points of the 2 hour, 16-minute match. Halep, who lost to Elina Svitolina in the 2017 and 2018 finals, will face either Karolína Plíšková or Markéta Vondroušová in Monday's championship match. The second-ranked Halep is 13-0 overall stretching back to February, when she won a title in Dubai. After the tour’s five-month break due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Romanian returned by raising another trophy in Prague...
    ROME (AP) — Chasing her first title in Rome, top-seeded Simona Halep reached her third Italian Open final after beating Garbiñe Muguruza 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 Sunday to improve her record in tennis’ restart to 9-0. Muguruza struggled with her serve and double faulted on the final two points of the 2 hour, 16-minute match. Halep, who lost to Elina Svitolina in the 2017 and 2018 finals, will face either Karolína Plíšková or Markéta Vondroušová in Monday’s championship match. The second-ranked Halep is 13-0 overall stretching back to February, when she won a title in Dubai. After the tour’s five-month break due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Romanian returned by raising another trophy in Prague last month. She then skipped the...
    Serbian legend Novak Djokovic defeated young German sensation Dominic Koepfer 6-3, 4-6 and 6-3 in the quarters of the Italian Open 2020. Unfortunately, the highlight of the match was that the World No.1 once again lost his calm on the court. In the second set, with the scoreline reading 3-3, he slammed his racquet on the clay surface in frustration. This broke the frame of the racquet and the strings were also left mangled. The incident took place just days after the Serbian got disqualified from the US Open 2020 for unintentionally hitting the ball on a line judge. Read More: Novak Djokovic gives his first reaction after disqualification from US Open 2020 “It’s not the first nor the last...
    Rome, Sep 19 . .- The humanitarian rescue ship Alan Kurdi, from the German NGO Sea Eye, has helped 114 migrants in the central Mediterranean on Saturday and is now waiting for a port to dock. The German NGO explained on social networks that the ship first helped 90 migrants from a barge in distress and later another 24 aboard another inflatable boat, who were trying to reach European shores. The 114 migrants are now waiting for a European country to authorize a port. The rescue comes hours after the Italian authorities authorized on Friday, after ten days of waiting, the ship of the Spanish NGO Open Arms to dock in the port of Palermo (Sicily,...
    Argentine Diego Schwartzman stepped on the quarterfinal court of Italian Open 2020 as an underdog, as he was playing the ultimate king of clay Rafael Nadal on the crushed bricks of Rome. Also, in their previous nine meetings, Schwartzman couldn’t pull off a single victory against the 19-time Grand Slam champion. But in Rome, World Number 15 Schwartzman played some best tennis of his career and defeated the nine-time and defending champion Nadal  6-2, 7-5. In the semifinals, the Argentine will meet Canada’s Denis Shapovalov. With the Spaniard playing a shaky game with his groundstrokes gave an advantage to Diego, as he made free points from Rafa’s unforced errors. Also, Argentina’s ripped backhands and sliced serves left Rafa bamboozled. The...
    The Roman court saw a rare tennis episode as Rafael Nadal was knocked down by Argentina’s Diego Schwartzman 6-2, 7-5, in the quarterfinals of Italian Open 2020. The opening set was straightforward with Diego leading by two breaks. However, the second one saw an intense battle as the two professionals traded multiple breaks. Rafa was looking to claim his 10th title on the Roman clay this week. Unfortunately, World Number 15 Schwartzman halted Rafa from reaching that unparalleled niche. For the first time in 12 years, Rafa will be going to Paris without a clay-court title to his name, as he begins his battle for another Roland Garros crown. After failing to defend his title in the Italian capital, Nadal...
    Pretty Princess! See Kim and Kanye’s Daughter Chicago’s Cutest Pics Hacks and secrets for shopping at Walmart Im not perfect, says Djokovic after losing cool at Italian Open (Reuters) - Less than two weeks after being disqualified from the U.S. Open, Novak Djokovic's frustration boiled over once again as he smashed his racket in a fit of rage during his 6-3 4-6 6-3 win over Dominik Koepfer in the Italian Open quarter-finals on Saturday. © Reuters/POOL ATP Masters 1000 - Italian Open The top-ranked Serb was broken to love in the sixth game of the second set following which he threw his racket on the ground, drawing a warning from the chair umpire. "Well, let me tell you...
    Christina and Ant Ansteads friends are shocked at their separation Earn a Better Return on Your Cash While Doing Good With This Account Nadal not interested in excuses after Rome exit (Reuters) - Rafa Nadal refused to make excuses for his shock defeat by Diego Schwartzman in the quarter-finals of the Italian Open, insisting that his focus is now on fine-tuning his game ahead of the French Open which begins Sept. 27. © Reuters/POOL ATP Masters 1000 - Italian Open The nine-time Rome champion looked well off the pace in his 6-2 7-5 loss to the 15th-ranked Argentine, an opponent he had defeated nine straight times heading into Saturday's encounter in the Italian capital. "We can find excuses, but...
    Ruth Bader Ginsburg to be honored with statue in Brooklyn, her birthplace: Cuomo Pastry Chef Dwayne Ingraham Tells Southern Stories In Sweet Dishes Nadal crashes out, Djokovic battles into Italian Open semi-finals Clay court king Rafael Nadal crashed out of the Italian Open on Saturday, falling to a straight sets defeat to Argentine Diego Schwartzman in a tournament the Spaniard had won nine times. © Clive Brunskill Rafael Nadal fell to his first defeat to Diego Schwartzman in 10 meetings Eight-seeded Schwartzman meted out a punishing 6-2, 7-5 loss in Nadal's final warm-up before his bid for a 13th French Open, and record-equalling 20th Grand Slam in just over a week. Top men's seed Novak Djokovic also stumbled on...
    Portland unrest: 11 arrested after demonstration outside a federal building Chain restaurants in the financial danger zone "Not the last racket Ill break:" Djokovic battles into Italian Open semi-finals Top men's seed Novak Djokovic let his frustrations spill over, breaking his racket during a tough 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 quarter-final victory over qualifier Dominik Koepfer in the Italian Open on Saturday. © Clive Brunskill Serbia's Novak Djokovic reached an 11th Italian Open semi-final The world number one needed more than two hours to see off the 97th-ranked German, before advancing to the semi-finals in the last warm-up tournament on clay before the French Open. Two weeks after his US Open default for accidently hitting a line judge with a ball,...
    One of the touching moments of Italian Open 2020 was seeing US Open 2020 runner-up Victoria Azarenka comforting Daria Kasatkina at length. The 23-year-old Kasatkina retired during the first-set tiebreaker after injuring her right ankle while chasing a drop shot. She laid down on the court and could not move. The most heartfelt moment was when Azarenka rushed to her opponent with an ice-pack before any physio or match officials. Compassion and camaraderie 495;@vika7 | #IBI20 pic.twitter.com/OvgX2RxD49 — wta (@WTA) September 18, 2020 During the first set tiebreaker, the Russian injured her ankle as she was chasing down a drop shot. It initially looked like a minor ache due to an ankle twist. Later, however, Kasatkina when couldn’t move even...
    NOVAK DJOKOVIC has another outbirst just TWO weeks after his US Open disqualification. The world No1 is competing in the Italian Open where he faced off against Dominik Koepfer in the quarter-finals on centre court. 1Djokovic slams his racket out of frustration. Djokovic, 33, got past the world No97 winning the first set 6-3, losing the second 4-6 and winning the third and final set 6-3. The semi-finals await Djokovic with nine time winner Rafael Nadal set to play his quarter-final later against Diego Schwartzman. It was not an easy ride for the Serbian and yet again he let his anger get the better of him slamming his racket against the ground/ The frame was smashed as Djokovic once again...
    Officials: Masks help curb infections 25 Towns Devastated by Losing a Single Company Djokovic made to work before reaching Italian Open semi-finals Top men's seed Novak Djokovic dropped a set before fighting off German qualifier Dominik Koepfer to reach the semi-finals of the Italian Open on Saturday. © Clive Brunskill Serbia's Novak Djokovic has won four Rome titles. The world number one needed more than two hours to see of the 97th-ranked German 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 in the final warm-up tournament on clay before the French Open. Two weeks after his US Open default for accidently hitting a line judge with ball, the Serb again showed signs of frustration, throwing his racket after a lost service game, with shouts...
    RAFAEL NADAL proved he doesn't need a racket to show fans his skills with a tennis ball. The world number two impressed with a feat of incredible keepy-uppy's that Spanish compatriot Sergio Ramos would have been proud of. 2Rafa Nadal wowed fans with his football skillsCredit: Twitter 2The Spaniard displayed a series of neat flicks and headersCredit: Twitter Talent anybody? ????⚽️ @RafaelNadal #IBI20 pic.twitter.com/PFR6oaw034— Internazionali Bnl (@InteBNLdItalia) September 18, 2020 Nadal looked completely at ease during his practice for his quarter-final match against Argentine Diego Schwartzman in the Italian Open. So much so that the 34-year-old put his forehands on hold to dazzle fans with his fancy footwork on a tennis ball. Nadal impressively juggled the ball on either foot...
    By ANDREW DAMPF, AP Sports Writer ROME (AP) — Less than two weeks after getting defaulted from the U.S. Open, Novak Djokovic lost his cool again midway through a 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 win over German qualifier Dominik Koepfer in the Italian Open quarterfinals Saturday. When Djokovic was broken at love to even the second set at 3-3, he slammed his racket to the red clay in anger. With the frame broken and the strings all mangled, Djokovic was forced to get a new racket and received a warning from the chair umpire. Djokovic had already appeared frustrated the previous game, when he glared toward the umpire following a couple of overrules and a point that was ordered to be replayed....
    British player Johanna Konta was ousted from the Italian Open 2020 by Garbine Muguruza of Spain. The 29-year-old failed to offer any resistance against Muguruza’s onslaught, losing the match in straight sets, 6-4, 6-1. Following the defeat, Johanna Konta and her coach Thomas Hogstedt parted ways. Hogstedt has coached some great names on the circuit. However, he failed to make an impact on Konta’s game. Ultimately, Konta opted to part ways with him. It is important for a player and coach to bond and make the partnership work. If the amalgamation fails to produce positive results then it’s better to look at something different in a coach. Konta disclosed the development via a tweet. ‘Things have to match up, you...
    World No.1 Novak Djokovic has expressed his delight at the news that fans will be allowed to attend the semis and finals of the Italian Open 2020. The 17-time Grand Slam winner admitted that he misses spectators in the stadium. He talked about the importance of fans and said that it is better to have 1000 people than no people at all. While the Serbian is overjoyed with the news, he isn’t sure if it is indeed true. “I just received the information right now. I don’t know if it’s official or not,” said the 33-year-old. The comments of Novak Djokovic on 1,000 spectators being allowed into the Foro Italico for semifnals and finals. #IBI20 pic.twitter.com/frJa1xPLAA — Tennis Majors (@Tennis_Majors)...
    Italian Open’s No.9 seed Garbine Muguruza moved into the quarterfinals with a comprehensive win over Johanna Konta of Great Britain. After registering the 6-4 6-1 victory, Muguruza was in absolute delight after reaching her sixth quarterfinal of the year.  Muguruza’s confidence overflowed in the second set, and she was never broken by her opponent in the game. The former World No.1 attend the post-game press conference where she spoke about her beaming confidence throughout the match. “I served well, I was there in the right moments, and it went my side,” Muguruza said. “I really took my chances. Yeah, I’m just happy to be able to face another player and to get a victory.”  Mandatory Credits: REUTERS/Riccardo Antimiani With this...
    Rafael Nadal and clay courts are a match made in heaven. More distinctively, the Roman arena and Nadal share a personal connection. Winning the title a record 9 times, Nadal is on his quest for La Decima. In his Round of 16 match against Dusan Lajovic, Rafael Nadal unleashed his skills to clinch the game 6-1, 6-3. The scoreline clarifies the one-sided domination Nadal had over the match. Mixing his game with thunderous serves and spectacular returns along with an impeccable cross-court game, Nadal easily overpowered the 30-year-old Serbian. Tennis – ATP Masters 1000 – Italian Open – Foro Italico, Rome, Italy Spain’s Rafael Nadal in action during his third-round match against Serbia’s Dusan Lajovic |REUTERS Out of all the...
    World Number two Rafael Nadal played his first professional match on the ATP Tour after 200 days, against reigning US Open semifinalist Pablo Carreno Busta at Italian Open 2020. The Spaniard dropped just two games in the match and closed out the battle within an hour. His second match on Friday against Serbian tennis player Dusan Lajovic was also a one-sided affair. The 19-time Major Champion swept past  Lajovic 6-1, 6-3, and reserved a place in the quarterfinals of Rome Masters. Despite his pitch-perfect form and his ability to steamroll against the other professionals, Nadal feels there’s always room for improvement and he wants to meticulously work on his shortcomings. Tennis – ATP Masters 1000 – Italian Open – Foro...
    Fact check: Staph infections are common and arent caused by face masks McDonalds Travis Scott Meal proves to be popular, leading to shortages and upcoming change 1,000 fans at Italian Open better than none, says Djokovic ROME (Reuters) - World number one Novak Djokovic on Friday welcomed the Italian government's decision to allow up to 1,000 spectators for the final two days of the Italian Open in Rome. © Reuters/POOL ATP Masters 1000 - Italian Open Professional sports events in Italy have been played without fans since March due to the COVID-19 pandemic but sports minister Vincenzo Spadafora said fans would be allowed to attend the closing stages of the tournament on Sunday and Monday. Apart from the tennis...
    US will ban WeChat and TikTok downloads on Sunday 5 Major Changes Youll See at Starbucks Moving Forward Azarenka lends tearful Kasatkina helping hand after injury in Rome (Reuters) - Victoria Azarenka moved into the quarter-finals of the Italian Open in Rome on Friday when her opponent Daria Kasatkina injured her ankle and retired, but not before the Belarusian comforted her and offered words of encouragement. © Reuters/POOL WTA Premier 5 - Italian Open © Reuters/POOL WTA Premier 5 - Italian Open With the match evenly poised at 6-6 in the opening set, Kasatkina rolled her right ankle while chasing a ball in the tiebreak, with Azarenka immediately rushing to her side to offer assistance. Azarenka, 31, brought her...
    Novak Djokovic was being pushed so hard in the first set by Filip Krajinovic that he urgently needed somewhere to sit down and catch his breath. Since it was 5-5 and not time for a changeover, he plopped down on one of the new boxes installed behind the court for players’ towels — which are there because ball kids are no longer providing towel service amid the coronavirus pandemic. It would take Djokovic quite a bit more work before he finally closed out the first set in 1 hour, 28 minutes and went on to finish off a 7-6 (7), 6-3 victory for a spot in the Italian Open quarterfinals for the 14th straight year on Friday. CLICK HERE FOR...
    22 singers who have broken multiple world records Most Educated City in Every State Monfils subjected to racist abuse online after early exit in Rome (Reuters) - France's Gael Monfils revealed on Friday that he had been racially abused on Instagram following his early exit at the Italian Open in Rome. © Reuters/AHMED JADALLAH ATP 500 - Dubai Tennis Championships Fifth seed Monfils, who had received a bye into the second round, lost 6-2 6-4 to Dominik Koepfer on Thursday after which he received the abusive comments as personal messages, with one fan calling him a "stupid black monkey" and "slave". World number nine Monfils, 34, was playing the German, who is ranked 97, in his first match in...
    The best portrayals of U.S. presidents in film and TV 9 Ways to Overcome the Terror of Spending Your Retirement Savings Spectators to be allowed to watch Italian Open ROME (Reuters) - Up to 1,000 spectators will be allowed to watch each of the final two days of the Italian Open tennis tournament as Italy begins to open up stadiums to fans, sports minister Vincenzo Spadafora said on Friday. © Reuters/POOL ATP Masters 1000 - Italian Open Professional sports events in Italy have been played without fans since March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, although some supporters have been allowed into pre-season soccer friendlies. "At last, starting from the semi-finals and finals of the (Italian Open), a thousand spectators...
    Victoria Azarenka is having some hurdles to cross in the Italian Open 2020. After defeating arch-rival Venus Williams in the opening round, she was up against Sofia Kenin of the United States of America. Facing Venus in the first round, Azarenka started off her campaign with a strong note as she pocketed the match with ease. Although she knew that 3rd seeded Kenin won’t be easy to defeat. Victoria Azarenka took the first set in a jiffy The match started off pretty well with Victoria serving first. She held on to her service to take the first game without much effort. She showed a quick response and the willingness to go for the win pretty early in the match. Breaking...
    Up to 1,000 spectators will be allowed in to watch the semifinals and finals of the Italian Open tennis tournament, the government said Friday. The tournament, which features nine-time champion Rafael Nadal and top-ranked Novak Djokovic, has so far been played without fans because of the coronavirus pandemic. “Starting with the semifinals and finals of the (Italian Open), up to 1,000 spectators can watch all sports competitions that are held outdoors and which scrupulously respect the rules in terms of social distancing, masks and reserved seating,” Sports Minister Vincenzo Spadafora said. “It’s a first, but significant, step toward the return of normalcy in sports.” CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM The semifinals and finals for both men and...
    By ANDREW DAMPF, AP Sports Writer ROME (AP) — Up to 1,000 spectators will be allowed in to watch the semifinals and finals of the Italian Open tennis tournament, the government said Friday. The tournament, which features nine-time champion Rafael Nadal and top-ranked Novak Djokovic, has so far been played without fans because of the coronavirus pandemic. “Starting with the semifinals and finals of the (Italian Open), up to 1,000 spectators can watch all sports competitions that are held outdoors and which scrupulously respect the rules in terms of social distancing, masks and reserved seating,” Sports Minister Vincenzo Spadafora said. “It’s a first, but significant, step toward the return of normalcy in sports.” The semifinals and finals for both men...
    American tennis phenom Coco Gauff pulled off her first-ever tour-level clay-court win by edging past reigning Australian Open quarterfinalist Ons Jabeur at Italian Open 2020. In the round of 32, Gauff locked horns with two-time Grand Slam champion Garbine Muguruza and lost the battle in three sets. In Rome, during the second set against the Spaniard ace Muguruza, Coco produced Rafael Nadal’s iconic forehand shot or popularly known as ‘Banana Forehands’ by Rafa. Garbine began the point with a powerful serve, followed by Coco returning on the middle of the court. Rafa-like shot from Coco Gauff Ninth seed Muguruza kept Coco on the baseline and she perfectly responding to the shots. With Coco coming up with a short ball and...
    2-time Grand Slam winner Svetlana Kuznetsova has revealed that she’s done with any sort of expectations in her career. She just wants to focus on her gameplay and enjoy the sport. After knocking out Anett Kontaveit, the Russian will next face a returning Elina Svitolina in Round 3 of the Italian Open 2020. According to her, expectations do nothing except bothering an individual. “I think I’m done with expectations in my career. I just want to play. Expectations do nothing and bother you,” said Kuznetsova. She probably said this because fans certainly expect a lot from her. Expectations can sometimes distract a player or put an extra burden. She just wants to focus on her match against the World No.6....
    As two Grand Slam champions, Victoria Azarenka and Sofia Kenin, took the center-court in Rome for the night session match on Thursday, the fans expected some rollercoaster tennis from both sides of the court. Contrary to these expectations, Azarenka wrapped up the match 6-0, 6-0 in 61 minutes at Italian Open 2020. Azarenka didn’t give Kenin any breakpoint opportunity as she dismantled her friend and doubles partner. Notably, Azarenka has been almost unbeatable after the tournament in Lexington. Last week, she defeated 23-time Major champion, Serena Williams, in the semifinals of US Open 2020. On Wednesday, she stormed past her sister Venus Williams in her opening round match in Rome. Her victory against the reigning Australian Open champion Kenin has...
    ROME (AP) — The fans are missing quite a show at the Foro Italico. Led by teenagers Lorenzo Musetti and Jannik Sinner, four home players have reached the third round of the Italian Open for the first time in more than four decades. Also into the Round of 16 is last year’s U.S. Open semifinalist Matteo Berrettini, who will play fellow Italian Stefano Travaglia on Friday. “We have a lot of young players. It’s great for Italian tennis,” the 19-year-old Sinner said after upsetting third-seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas. “Everyone is following their own path. Some of us are arriving earlier than others, some later.” While Sinner already established himself as one of the world’s top young players by winning the Next...
    Kate Hudson Calls Son Ryder, 16, a Great Older Brother as He Makes a Cameo in Moms Interview Warren Buffetts Berkshire Hathaway made $800 million on Snowflakes first day of trading as the stock spiked Flawless Azarenka hands rare double bagel to Kenin in Rome ROME (Reuters) - Victoria Azarenka produced a masterclass on centre court at the Italian Open to knock out third seed Sofia Kenin with a dominant 6-0 6-0 victory in the second round on Thursday. © Reuters/CLIVE BRUNSKILL WTA Premier 5 - Italian Open Azarenka, who lost the U.S. Open final in New York on Saturday and flew in to Rome to beat Venus Williams in a two-hour first-round match on Wednesday, needed only an...
    Rome was the audience of a well-fought battle between two gladiators. The first round of the Italian Open 2020 saw Venus Williams going against Victoria Azarenka. The thrilling match on the clay-court saw Azarenka having the advantage and cruising to the next round as Williams was forced to bite the dust. Victoria went into the game as the favorite to win the tie. Doing justice to the predictions, she won the game 7-6 6-2. Venus built some real resistance in the first set. However, she was completely dominated in the second set. Before coming into the clay court, Azarenka showed some real game in the hard courts. She started off where she had left off. Although she faced a bit...
    Summer Houses Hannah Reunites With New Man After Filming Wraps: Meet Des Federal Reserve Holds Rates Steady, Suggests No Hikes Until At Least 2024 Nadal makes fast start in Rome, Tsitsipas out ROME (Reuters) - Nine-times champion Rafa Nadal showed little signs of rust when he played his first match in 200 days as he beat fellow Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta 6-1 6-1 in the Italian Open in Rome on Wednesday. © Reuters/RICCARDO ANTIMIANI ATP Masters 1000 - Italian Open Nadal, who received a bye into the second round, has not played a tournament since winning his 85th singles title in Acapulco, having skipped the Western & Southern Open and the U.S. Open in New York due to COVID-19...
    Sally makes landfall: Historic flooding in Ala., Fla. McDonalds Travis Scott Meal proves to be popular, leading to shortages and upcoming change Djokovic behaves better in 1st match since US Open default © APWF Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, returns a shot to Pablo Carreno Busta, of Spain, during the fourth round of the US Open tennis championships, Sunday, Sept. 6, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) ROME (AP) Novak Djokovic behaved better Wednesday in his first match since being defaulted from the U.S. Open. The top-ranked Serb was mostly courteous with the chair umpire and had no interaction with the line judges during a 6-3, 6-2 win over local wild-card entry Salvatore Caruso in his opening match at...
    Sally makes landfall: Historic flooding in Ala., Fla. McDonalds Travis Scott Meal proves to be popular, leading to shortages and upcoming change Nadal makes fast start in Rome in first match in 200 days ROME (Reuters) - Nine-times champion Rafa Nadal showed little signs of rust when he played his first match in 200 days as he beat fellow Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta 6-1 6-1 in the Italian Open in Rome on Wednesday. © Reuters/RICCARDO ANTIMIANI ATP Masters 1000 - Italian Open Nadal, who received a bye into the second round, has not played a tournament since winning his 85th singles title in Acapulco, having skipped the Western & Southern Open and the U.S. Open in New York due...
    Tennis : It’s off to a good start for two of the tournament’s favorites. Absent from the US Open, Simona halep made its comeback on Wednesday in the second round of the tournament in Rome. The Romanian, world No. 2, easily disposed of the Italian Jasmine Paolini (6-3, 6-2). It also happened for Victoria Azarenka, the US Open finalist. Fallen in New York Serena Williams, the Belarusian this time dominated … Venus Williams (7-6 [6], 6-2) on Italian clay. Read also:Rome: The painting . @ vika7 was playing on hard courts at the US Open a few days ago. But she made a winning transition to clay by beating Venus Williams in straight sets...
    The Round of 64 of the Italian Open 2020 saw Coco Gauff going up against Ons Jabeur of Tunisia. The 16-year-old from the USA further cemented her place as a rising sensation in tennis with her latest display. Coco Gauff off to a great start at the Italian Open 2020 It was Jabeur who drew first blood by breaking Coco’s very first service game. Leading 1-0, Jabeur played an amazing shot which gave her the advantage over Coco. .@Ons_Jabeur with the reaction shot! ⚡#IBI20 pic.twitter.com/FsgIAoZpgi — wta (@WTA) September 15, 2020 However, Coco is not one to stay behind and she played a spectacular rally followed by a decisive point that saw her go over Jabeur. Amazing point from @CocoGauff!...
    By ANDREW DAMPF, AP Sports Writer ROME (AP) — Novak Djokovic behaved better Wednesday in his first match since being defaulted from the U.S. Open. The top-ranked Serb was mostly courteous with the chair umpire and had no interaction with the line judges during a 6-3, 6-2 win over local wild-card entry Salvatore Caruso in his opening match at the Italian Open. The performance came in sharp contrast to the scene in New York 10 days ago, when Djokovic was disqualified for unintentionally hitting a line judge in the throat with a ball. Djokovic said earlier this week that the incident taught him "a big lesson.” “I was actually looking forward to (playing again) as soon as possible after what...
    Skai Jackson Has Been Owning the Spotlight Way Before She Was on Dancing With the Stars Forget 15-year mortgages. Do 30, says self-made millionaire—heres why Halep advances in Rome despite sluggish start (Reuters) - Top seed Simona Halep overcame a couple of hiccups in her first match at the Italian Open in Rome to beat wildcard Jasmine Paolini 6-3 6-4 to move into the third round on Wednesday. © Reuters/POOL WTA Premier 5 - Italian Open The 28-year-old Wimbledon champion has only lost twice this year but found herself a break down in both sets before she recovered to seal her first victory since winning the Prague Open a month ago. World number two Halep, who had skipped the...
    The 2020 French Open will get underway in a few days, while the king of clay is currently looking to conquer the 2020 Italia Open. Rafael Nadal is competing in an ATP tournament for the first time in seven months, and is just raging to go out to the court and open his account on the clay surface.  Rafa has won nine times in Rome, which is a tournament record. The Italian Open serves as perfect preparation for Roland Garros, which is the ideal playing ground for Nadal. He’s the #2 seed in Rome and received a bye in the first round.  Moreover, Rafa expressed his eagerness to get out on the court in a recent Instagram post. Rafa posted...
    The 25 best movie roles of Will Smiths career Prepaying your mortgage: How reducing your loan principal can lead to big savings Teenager Musetti comes of age with win over Wawrinka in Rome (Reuters) - Coming into just his second Tour level match Lorenzo Musetti did not expect to beat three-time Grand Slam winner Stan Wawrinka at the Italian Open on Tuesday but the teenager says he fully deserved his stunning 6-0 7-6(2) victory. © Reuters/POOL FILE PHOTO: ATP Masters 1000 - Italian Open A straight-sets loss to Andrey Rublev in Dubai in February was Musetti's only Tour-level appearance before the claycourt matchup against Swiss Wawrinka, who counts the French Open among his three major titles. "I think it's...
    The US Open 2020 ended on a high note. Dominic Thiem and Naomi Osaka emerged as winners. What follows in the calendar is the Italian Open 2020. With Roger Federer and Osaka already withdrawing themselves from the iconic tournament, the US legendary player Serena Williams will also not be able to compete in the tournament. Williams, who recently lost in the semis of US Open 2020 against Victoria Azarenka, has decided not to play in the Italian Open 2020. The reason for withdrawal, she cited, was an Achilles strain. Achilles is actually the name of the tendon that connects the calf muscles to the heel bone. The tendon helps in running, walking, and jumping. The strain usually occurs due to...
    Two-time major champion Garbine Muguruza sailed in the second round of Italian Open 2020 by knocking down the American Sloane Stephens in straight sets 6-3, 6-3. On a rainy day in Rome, the Spaniard Muguruza fired 22 winners and broke Stephens four times to storm into the second round of the tournament. Up next Garbine Muguruza will play 16-year-old Coco Gauff in the second of Rome event. Gauff is making her debut in the tournament and in her first match in Rome she defeated reigning Australian Open quarterfinalist Ons Jabeur 6-4, 6-3. It was Coco’s first-ever career WTA main draw victory on the clay surface. Tennis – WTA Premier 5 – Italian Open – Foro Italico, Rome, Italy – September...
    As North American hard-court summer season curtains down in the US, the clay-court tour kicks off in the European continent. Rome Masters or the Italian Open 2020 tournament as got underway in Italy and the second day of the big tennis event saw a big upset was pulled by the home-favorite teenager Lorenzo Musetti. The Italian lad defeated three-time Grand Slam Stan Wawrinka in the first round of Rome Masters. It was a straight-forward defeat for World Number 17 Wawrinka, as he lost 6-0, 7-6 against the 18-year-old Musetti. The encounter was an epic experience in Musetti’s budding career as he conquered his first-ever ATP win. He earned his way to the main draw in Rome by playing three taxing...
    House of Cardin is an incomplete portrait of the artist: Review Stock futures flat as investors await Fed meeting Italian teenager Musetti stuns Wawrinka in Rome © APARC Italy's Lorenzo Musetti holds his trophy as he celebrates after defeating United States' Emilio Nava in the boy's singles final at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein) ROME (AP) Local teenager Lorenzo Musetti stunned Stan Wawrinka 6-0, 7-6 (2) in the first round of the Italian Open on Tuesday for a memorable first win on tour. Out-hitting Wawrinka's famed backhand with a one-handed version of his own, the 18-year-old qualifier moved the three-time Grand Slam champion from corner to corner and displayed...
    Rafael Nadal is making his come back since the COVID-19 break with the Italian Open. In his opening match, he’ll be up against fellow Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta. Nadal skipped the US Open 2020 due to the pandemic scare and as a precautionary measure before he embarks upon his 13th French Open title. Coming back to competitive tennis, undoubtedly he’s thrilled to be back. Resuming tennis with his favorite clay court, Rafa looks forward to putting in some great performances. Nadal refused to defend his US Open title. With the exclusion of Novak Djokovic, it became very clear that the US Open 2020 will be having a new champion. Dominic Thiem faced Alexander Zverev in the finals in which Thiem...
    US Open 2020 ended on a high. Some great matches, shocking incidents, and nail-biting finish the became the highlights of the Grand Slam. What follows is the much-awaited Italian Open 2020. With the event not featuring the likes of Naomi Osaka, Serena Williams, and Roger Federer and after the Benoit Paire controversy, fans are looking forward to a Novak Djokovic v Rafael Nadal final. Recently, American tennis player Amanda Anisimova defeated Donna Vekic 3-6, 7-6(3), and 7-6(6) in Round 1 of the Italian Open 2020. Read More: Italian Open 2020: Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal to lock horns in the final. What recently grabbed the attention of spectators was an incident that took place in the match. Facing Croatian tennis...
    It’ll be a brave new world of eating out starting Sept. 30 when city restaurants begin serving indoors for the first time in six months. And a subdued one: with bars off-limits and 75% fewer seats, eateries will be a lot less noisy and congested than New Yorkers are used to. But it’s exciting to have them back at all. The early autumn chill will soon make outdoor dining less viable. Aquavit owner Hakan Swahn said, “For us, 25% capacity is about 45 seats so it’s very, very good news that we can start serving indoors. We are in the fortunate position that we have a lot of space in several different rooms. We can really ensure that people are...
    It’ll be a brave new world of eating out starting Sept. 30 when city restaurants begin serving indoors for the first time in six months. And a subdued one: with bars off-limits and 75% fewer seats, eateries will be a lot less noisy and congested than New Yorkers are used to. But it’s exciting to have them back at all. The early autumn chill will soon make outdoor dining less viable. Aquavit owner Hakan Swahn said, “For us, 25% capacity is about 45 seats so it’s very, very good news that we can start serving indoors. We are in the fortunate position that we have a lot of space in several different rooms. We can really ensure that people are...
    Benoit Paire took issue with his scheduling ahead of his Italian Open match on Monday against Jannick Singer. Paire was hoping for an extra day to get prepared for the match after testing positive for the coronavirus prior to the start of the U.S. Open. He was removed from the field. JAPAN CELEBRATES OSAKA; SPONSORS CAUTIOUS ABOUT ACTIVISM “S—T PROGRAMMING!!! Thank you [Italian Open] I made only one request that is to play Tuesday to have one more day of training with what happened to me in NEW YORK and as I play an Italian you put me on Monday !! #super#BRAVO @atptour #goodjob#notfair,” he tweeted. The 31-year-old Frenchman entered the Italian Open as the No. 22 player in the...
    Scientists appalled by political meddling of CDC report McDonalds is selling a 3-foot-long Chicken McNugget body pillow so you can snuggle up to your favorite snack Nadal returns, Djokovic looking for redemption in Rome Rafael Nadal returns to competition after a six-month enforced break while Novak Djokovic is looking to make up for his US Open disqualification as the short clay-court season got underway in Rome on Monday without spectators. © Clive BRUNSKILL Rafael Nadal practices at the Foro Italico ahead of his bid for a 10th Italian Open title © Kenzo TRIBOUILLARD The Italian Open is taking place behind closed doors in Rome The tournament at Rome's Foro Italico normally takes place in May but was pushed back...
    French professional Benoit Paire was tested positive for coronavirus just before US Open 2020. He arrived in New York to play the Western and Southern Open in late August 2020. But, he couldn’t manage to complete his first match against Borna Coric. Keeping in mind his health, he withdrew himself from US Open 2020. Just when he was back at training to prepare for Italian Open 2020 (Internazionali Bnl D’Italia 2020), things have gone a little rusty. Taking a jibe at the Italian Open 2020, he described the management as the one which does ‘Sh*t Programming!’ “As I play an Italian player, you have put me on Monday. Good Job!”-Benoit Paire PROGRAMMATION DE MERDE !!! Merci @InteBNLdItalia ???????????????????????? J’ai fait...
    After the US Open, we’ll have Grand Slam action in Paris with the French Open 2020. Prior to that, everyone will head to the Italian Open to acclimatize themselves to the clay court. The Italian Open 2020 will prove to be the perfect ground for practice, as the players would love to work on their game plans for clay. With the French Open scheduled for later in the year than usual, weather conditions will play a major factor in it. The Italian Open is scheduled from September 14 to September 21. It promises to be a grand event with many of the finest WTA players participating in it. World number 2 Simona Halep of Romania will be top seed as...
    Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic will headline the Italian Open 2020, which is set to begin on September 14. With many high-profile names missing from the event due to a variety of reasons, fans are in for a treat right from the off. The organizers have now released the draw for the first clay tournament of the year, and it promises to be entertaining as ever. Italian Open 2020 promises some exciting clashes All eyes will be on Rafa as he looks to lift his record-extending 10th Rome Masters title. Having skipped the US Open to stay back in Europe and practice on clay, Nadal will certainly be ready to give it his all. A first-round bye for him and...
    Four-time champion Serena Williams withdrew from the upcoming Italian Open citing the Achilles issue that bothered her in a loss to Victoria Azarenka in the U.S. Open semifinals, organizers at the Foro Italico announced on Saturday. Williams took a medical timeout for a tape job on her Achilles during her three-set loss on Thursday. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM “I regretfully must withdraw from the (Italian Open) due to an Achilles strain,” Williams said. “I’m so humbled by the continuous support from my fans in Rome and I look forward to making my return soon.” The Italian Open, which was rescheduled from May due to the coronavirus pandemic, begins on Monday. Azarenka remained entered for Rome and...
    More than a dozen Georgia families buy land to create safe city for people of color Jobs that could grow during the pandemic and recession Serena out of Italian Open with Achilles problem (Reuters) - Serena Williams has pulled out of the Italian Open starting on Monday due to an Achilles injury, the former world number one confirmed on Saturday. © Reuters/Danielle Parhizkaran Tennis: US OPEN Williams' bid for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam singles title ended with a defeat to Victoria Azarenka at the U.S. Open on Thursday, a match in which she took a medical timeout to have her left ankle re-taped due to the Achilles problem. "I regretfully must withdraw from The Internazionali BNL d'Italia due...
    ROME (AP) — Four-time champion Serena Williams withdrew from the upcoming Italian Open citing the Achilles issue that bothered her in a loss to Victoria Azarenka in the U.S. Open semifinals, organizers at the Foro Italico announced Saturday. Williams took a medical timeout for a tape job on her Achilles during her three-set loss on Thursday. The Italian Open, which was rescheduled from May due to the coronavirus pandemic, begins Monday. Azarenka remained entered for Rome. In the men’s tournament, U.S. Open finalists Dominic Thiem and Alexander Zverev withdrew, as did Daniil Medvedev, who lost to Thiem in the semifinals in New York. Nine-time champion Rafael Nadal headlines the field in the Italian capital, marking his return to tennis after...
    World number 2, Rafael Nadal will make his much-awaited come back to tennis after February. He will be participating in the upcoming Italian Open 2020. The 19-time Grand Slam champion withdrew from US Open 2020 and Cincinnati Masters due to coronavirus pandemic. Rafael Nadal Practices Before Italian Open 2020 Nadal traveled to Rome on Wednesday. In a recent video, we see him practicing in the clay courts. The champion does not waste any time. Bello rivederti in campo @RafaelNadal #ibi20 pic.twitter.com/QlcmFkkovg — Lucio Gabriele Caruso (@CarusoGabriele) September 10, 2020 In another video, We see him practicing with 15th ranked player and three-time Grand Slam champion Stan Wawrinka. Rafa #Nadal is back: lo spagnolo si allena con Stan #Wawrinka sul Campo...
    MILAN (Reuters) - The head of Vodafone Group said Italy's plan to create a single fast broadband network in which Telecom Italia would hold a majority stake could be a step backwards since it effectively amounted to renationalisation and re-monopolisation. In an article in Politico on Wednesday, Nick Read said Rome was looking to recreate the fixed-line monopoly that previous Italian governments and EU institutions had dismantled. "This would leave would-be fixed broadband providers with only one seller of wholesale access to the combined network - yet again Telecom Italia (TIM)," he said. Last month TIM and state lender CDP agreed to create a national ultrafast grid operator combining the former phone monopoly's network assets with those of smaller rival...
    Rafael Nadal is preparing his return to tennis after a seven-month layoff at next week’s Italian Open. “The Foro Italico is always a special place for me and even more so this year as it will be my first tournament following a long period without playing,” Nadal, who has won the Rome tournament a record nine times, said in a video message played at the event’s presentation on Tuesday. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM Because of concerns amid the coronavirus pandemic, Nadal preferred not to travel to New York for the ongoing U.S. Open. He last played in February, when he won a tournament in Acapulco, Mexico. The Sept. 14-21 Italian Open, which was postponed from its usual slot...
    ROME (AP) — Rafael Nadal is preparing his return to tennis after a seven-month layoff at next week’s Italian Open. “The Foro Italico is always a special place for me and even more so this year as it will be my first tournament following a long period without playing,” Nadal, who has won the Rome tournament a record nine times, said in a video message played at the event’s presentation on Tuesday. Because of concerns amid the coronavirus pandemic, Nadal preferred not to travel to New York for the ongoing U.S. Open. He last played in February, when he won a tournament in Acapulco, Mexico. The Sept. 14-21 Italian Open, which was postponed from its usual slot in May, will...
    The 25 best songs about fathers 3 Signs You Shouldnt Claim Social Security Early Charles Leclerc thankfully walks away from terrifying crash at Italian GP Charles Leclerc thankfully was able to walk away from a truly scary crash at the Italian GP on Sunday. © Provided by For The Win The race was briefly suspended after the Ferrari team member lost control of his car at the Autodromo Nazionale in Monza, Italy. Leclerc, who won this race last year after starting in the pole position, started P13 in the race. The 22-year-old driver had fought his way all the way up to fourth following a restart when he slammed into the wall. It marked a disastrous day for Ferrari...
    MANCHESTER UNITED have reportedly contacted Brescia over signing £31million-rated star Sandro Tonali. The midfielder, 20, is regarded as one of the hottest young talents in Europe after his displays last term in Serie A. 3Manchester United are making a move for Brescia’s Sandro TonaliCredit: Getty Images Now Corriere dello Sport claims those performances have attracted the Red Devils to make a move. And they state United have already held talks with Brescia regarding a potential deal for Tonali this summer. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have made signing Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho’s their top priority. MAN UTD NEWS LIVE: Click here for the latest United news But the Norwegian manager is also keen to strengthen elsewhere in midfield. However, he is believed...
    Photo via Esposito’s Italian RestaurantTampa is having an Italian cuisine moment. Esposito’s Italian Restaurant adds its name to the list of Italian restaurants that have been popping up around Tampa Bay over the last few months: DeVito’s, Oronzo, Casa Santo Stefano and Santelli Pizza & Pasta. Esposito’s celebrated its opening July 17 at 14306 N. Dale Mabry Hwy. According to the restaurant’s Facebook, the concept bills itself as “Old World Italian with a New World Swagger.” The menu is loaded with appetizers like octopus di puglia—grilled octopus served with arugula squid ink vinaigrette, pickled tomatoes, caramelized fennel and fried capers. If you’re not into seafood, other options include eggplant rollatini and fried artichoke hearts. Diners can also dig in on...
    ROGER FEDERER made a trip to Italy to surprise two avid tennis fans who went viral during the coronavirus lockdown. Unable to leave their homes, Italian youngsters Vittoria and Carola picked up their rackets and enjoyed a game across their rooftops. 2Roger Federer met Vittoria and Carola at the scene of their viral success 2The girls were ecstatic to meet their hero The video went viral and clocked up over ten million views as fans sorely missed their favourite game. That compelled Federer to hop down to the north-western region of Liguria and meet the girls himself. While watching from nearby, the Swiss legend heard the duo discuss what it would be like meeting him before jumping out from behind...
    Oronzo/Facebook Looks like local foodies have another restaurant to add to their list for takeout. Oronzo Honest Italian opened this month and has been slinging pizza, pasta, bowls and even burritos ever since. The fast-casual restaurant set up shop at 18027 Highwood Preserve Parkway in the West Meadows area of New Tampa. Oronzo specializes in made-from-scratch recipes with origins dating back to the 1800s in Rimini, Italy, a city on the Adriatic coast in the Emilia-Romagna region. That means homemade pasta while incorporating options for all dietary preferences like gluten-free zucchini noodles and vegan options.  The loaded menu also features Italian soups, salads, and hand-rolled meatballs. The line-up of ‘zas come on roman-style flatbreads, which gives Tampa Bay a...
    Turkeys Hagia Sophia holds first Friday prayers since conversion back to mosque The 2020 3M Open, PGA Tour Live Stream, Tee Times, Live Leaderboard, TV Channel, Start Time Daniele Luchettis The Ties, Starring Alba Rohrwacher, to Open Venice Film Festival © @Gianni Fiorito Daniele Luchetti's Italian marital drama The Ties (Lacci), starring Alba Rohrwacher, Luigi Lo Cascio and Laura Morante, will open this year's Venice International Film Festival, the festival announced Friday. The Ties, an adaptation of the novel by Domenico Starnone, will be the first Italian film to open Venice in 11 years. It will screen out of competition. The 1980s-set drama traces a marriage in collapse. Aldo and Vanda have been married 30 years but their relationship...
    Very recently, it was confirmed that the French Open would be played in 2020. And unlike the 2020 US Open, spectators are going to be allowed at the arena despite the coronavirus pandemic. Continuing this trend, the 2020 Italian Open is also hoping to allow fans in their tournament. Check it out. Italian Open To Allow Fans The ATP Tour recently unveiled a very exhausting resumption schedule. In that schedule, the Italian Open is scheduled to be played on the 21st September right before the French Open which starts on the 27th of September. The president of the Italian Tennis Federation talked about allowing fans to watch the matches as he said, “A few days ago the ATP asked...
    Rome — With deft hands, the woman pitted olives, stuffed them with meat and cheese, and then carefully rolled them over bread crumbs. In less than an hour she'd prepared 90 "Ascoli-style" olives, a local specialty of Italy's Marche region. She did it all as surgeons opened her brain and carefully removed a tumor from her left temporal lobe. A team of neurosurgeons and others at the Ospedali Riuniti Ancona, a hospital in Italy's Marche region, remove a tumor from a woman's brain while she prepares dozens of "Ascoli-style" stuffed olives, a specialty from the region.  Ospedali Riuniti/Handout While the olive dish may be special, the operation on the 60-year-old patient at a hospital in Ancona, the capital of Italy's Marche...