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Galway Festival continues today

first_imgThe action in Ballybrit gets underway at 2.40pmMeanwhile, there’s an elite field of just five runners for today’s big race at Goodwood.Aidan O’Brien’s Minding will lead the Irish challenge for the Qatar Nassau Stakes, which goes to post at ten past three. The largest purse up for grabs this afternoon is in the Ladbrokes Handicap Hurdle, with Willie Mullins seeking to make it three wins out of the last four in the Grade B feature.The champion trainer saddles Westerner Lady this afternoon in the 3.15 start.The Nursery Handicap is another big prize on today’s card, which has attracted a field of twelve two-year-olds.last_img read more


Wimbledon 2019: Defending champ Angelique Kerber stunned by American Lauren Davis

first_img Wimbledon 2019: Brit dumps mixed doubles partner — via text — for Coco Gauff FIRST SERVE PERCENTAGEDavis – 75Kerber – 68PERCENTAGE OF POINTS WON ON FIRST/SECOND SERVEDavis – 55/39Kerber – 48/38TOTAL POINTSDavis – 93Kerber – 81 Davis, already wearing heavy strapping on both her left knee and right shoulder, twisted her left ankle midway through the first set yet remarkably recovered.Kerber, a three-time Grand Slam champion, by contrast was completely out of sorts and a break-heavy contest finally went Davis’ way. She’ll play Carla Suarez Navarro next. Related News Angelique Kerber’s Wimbledon title defense ended improbably Thursday in the second round as she was ousted by American Lauren Davis, who overcame an ankle injury to win, 2-6, 6-2, 6-1.Kerber had been in the same section of the draw as Serena Williams and world No. 1 Ashleigh Barty but will not face either star after falling foul of the dangerous, diminutive Davis. The defending #Wimbledon champion is out!World No.95 and lucky loser Lauren Davis beats Angelique Kerber coming from a set down to win 2-6 6-2 6-1Upset of The Championships? pic.twitter.com/Qf9c26a54I— Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) July 4, 2019Davis broke the German immediately in the first, creating the opening with the considerable power of her backhand before Kerber prodded into the net.That backhand was wayward in the following game, but, as in Kerber’s first-round match, the breaks kept coming until the first hold saw the fifth seed 3-2 in front.Davis then skidded toward the net as she sought a response and immediately indicated an issue with her ankle, seeing Kerber ruthlessly break twice to close out the set as she attempted to shake off the problem.A trainer was belatedly called to Davis’ aid, adding more tape to her ankle, and she improbably but deservedly broke at the start of the second.The earlier pattern was repeated as Kerber broke and Davis hit back, with the hobbling right-hander this time getting the breakthrough hold to lead at 3-1, before bravely maintaining her advantage at 4-2.Another break saw Davis ease into a decider and she accelerated out of sight, drawing sloppy errors from the increasingly frustrated Kerber to break three times with relative ease and seal a sensational win.STATISTICAL BREAKDOWNLauren Davis bt Angelique Kerber [5] 2-6 6-2 6-1WINNERS/UNFORCED ERRORSDavis – 45/50Kerber – 13/31ACES/DOUBLE FAULTSDavis – 2/2Kerber – 0/2BREAK POINTS WONDavis – 8/18Kerber – 5/9last_img read more