Czech Republic’s Karolina Pliskova poses with the trophy after winning the final of the LiveScore Cup in Prague against Tereza Martincova on Saturday. Reuters
American qualifier Taylor Townsend vowed to ride her surprise US Open run “all the way” after reaching the last 16 Saturday with victory over Sorana Cirstea, 7-5, 6-2.
There will be something for every age at the US Open this weekend with golden oldies Rafa Nadal and Serena Williams looking for more US Open Grand Slam glory and Daniil Medvedev and teenager Bianca Andreescu poised to usher in a new era.
While the sports world is making an effort to get the ball running, the news that the Swiss maestro of tennis will be off the court for this year is ominous.
Mortaza released a statement on his Facebook page on Tuesday and said: "I heard the results of the test this evening, which is negative."
The victory at Stamford Bridge over already-relegated opposition consolidated Chelsea’s third place in the Premier League as they bid for a top-four finish and Champions League football again next season.
Star batsman Root missed England's four-wicket defeat at Southampton in international cricket's return from lockdown last week after attending the birth of his second child.