Scott Hend in action at the Maybank Championship in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Supplied photo
Top-seeded Benoit Paire will fight for his third ATP title of the season when he takes on Hubert Hurkacz in the final at Winston-Salem on Saturday.
NEW YORK: Simona Halep is living the dream after her Wimbledon triumph and the Romanian heads into next week’s US Open hoping for a new dawn at the season’s final Grand Slam after early exits in the last two years. Halep scorched 23-times Grand Slam winner Serena Williams 6-2 6-2 in less than an hour
Battaash made it third time lucky in the Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes with a blistering display to power home in the five-furlong Group One feature at York. The Charlie Hills-trained gelding silenced his critics as he smashed the course record, previously held since 1990 in this race by Dayjur in the same colours
Berlin: Fastest time in Friday morning’s opening speed test promoted Thierry Neuville into the lead at Rally of Germany. Neuville stopped the clocks 1.7sec faster than Ott Tanak through the 19.44km Stein und Wein special stage to demote the Estonian, who led after last night’s short curtain-raiser.