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Indian Wells 2019: Saturday’s Order of Play and Match Factors – NEWPAPER24

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2019-03-16 04:49:07

MATCH POINTS

Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova beat Elise Mertens and Aryna Sabalenka 2-6, 6-2, 6-Three of their solely earlier assembly, within the spherical of 16 at this yr’s Australian Open. That can be Mertens and Sabalenka’s solely different match as a pairing.

No.1 seeds Krejcikova and Siniakova turned the primary workforce in 15 years to win the French Open and Wimbledon in the identical yr after they pulled off the feat final season. These outcomes led them to be named the 2018 WTA Doubles Group of the 12 months.

Krejcikova and Siniakova each rose to co-World No.1 for the primary time on October 22, 2018, after they debuted on the prime spot collectively. 22-year-old Siniakova presently holds the World No.1 doubles rating individually, with 23-year-old Krejcikova proper behind her at World No.2.

Siniakova has received 5 WTA doubles titles in her profession, whereas Krejcikova has received three. The Czechs had been additionally a dominant workforce in juniors in 2013, successful the French Open, Wimbledon, and the US Open collectively throughout that incredible season.

Photographs: Indian Wells 2019, Week 2 gallery

That is simply Mertens and Sabalenka’s second match collectively, together with the 2019 Australian Open the place they misplaced to Krejcikova and Siniakova. They beat No.2 seeds Timea Babos and Kristina Mladenovic within the first spherical of this occasion.

Mertens is presently ranked World No.11 in doubles and has received six WTA doubles titles in her profession, 4 of these coming final season. Sabalenka, ranked World No.65 in doubles, is in search of her first WTA doubles title in solely her second doubles last.

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Germany 1-1 Serbia: Leon Goretzka rescues Joachim Low’s new-look aspect – NEWPAPER24

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2019-03-20 22:50:30



Germany: Neuer, Klostermann, Sule, Tah, Kimmich, Gundogan, Halstenberg, Brandt, Havertz, Sane, Werner. 

Subs: Trapp, Kehrer, Ginter, Eggestein, Kroos, Reus, Schulz, Rudiger, Stark, Goretzka, ter Stegen.

Objectives: Goretzka 69 

Serbia: Dmitrovic, Rukavina, Spajic, Milenkovic, Bogosavac, Maksimovic, Gacinovic, Milinkovic-Savic, Lazovic, Jovic, Ljajic.

Subs: Rajkovic, Zivkovic, Pavkov, Stefan Mitrovic, Veljkovic, Lukic, Radonjic, Jovicic, Miletic, Vasiljevic.

Objectives: Jovic 12 

Referee: Bobby Madden 

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Stairs journey up Austin Johnson, Dustin Johnson’s brother and caddie – NEWPAPER24

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2019-03-20 21:40:17


Oh brother.

Two years in the past, Dustin Johnson was the heavy favourite to win the 2017 Masters however withdrew moments earlier than his first-round tee time with a again damage suffered on the eve of the match when he fell down stairs in his rental dwelling close to Augusta Nationwide Golf Membership.

Final Sunday, one other Johnson had a nasty fall.

Johnson’s brother and caddie, Austin, slipped on stairs in a rental dwelling close to TPC Sawgrass after The Gamers Championship as the 2 packed to move west for this week’s Valspar Championship and broke a bone in his left hand.

However there’s no withdrawal coming as Austin, sporting a black solid and utilizing a sling, carried the bag throughout Wednesday’s pro-am on the Copperhead Course at Innisbrook Resort in Palm Harbor, Florida.

“He had a little bit of a run-in with a pair of stairs, type of like I did,” Johnson mentioned. “These stairs, man. They’ll get you.”

Little else has gotten to Johnson & Johnson this 12 months.

Johnson, the world No. 1, has been high-stepping towards the Masters with wins within the Saudi Worldwide and the World Golf Championships-Mexico Championship, the place he beat Gamers champion Rory McIlroy by 5 photographs and all others by a minimum of 10.

In 5 different begins this 12 months, Johnson has three top-10 finishes, together with a tie for fifth regardless of struggling on the greens in The Gamers.

“The sport’s in fairly good kind,” Johnson mentioned.

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He’s again close to the Sunshine State’s Suncoast for the primary time since 2010, when he missed the reduce within the Valspar Championship. This 12 months’s match matches his schedule and satisfies the PGA Tour’s requirement {that a} participant who makes 25 or fewer begins should add an occasion he hasn’t performed the previous 4 seasons.

Johnson joked that he has a tough time remembering final week, not to mention 9 years in the past, however his reminiscence was sharp concerning the exacting Copperhead Course, which has enamel round each dogleg.

“I performed right here a pair instances and it’s a very good observe,” Johnson mentioned. “It’s a golf course the place I really feel prefer it matches my recreation a bit of bit higher now than it did again then. So I’m trying ahead to enjoying this week.”

Johnson will play in subsequent week’s WGC-Dell Applied sciences Match Play, then take every week off earlier than the Masters. Johnson gained the Match Play in Texas in 2017, which got here two weeks forward of his unlucky fall earlier than the Masters.

Contemplating his present kind and two powerful exams forward towards sturdy fields on troublesome programs, he feels he’s proper on observe heading to Magnolia Lane.

“There’s a couple of issues I’ve to tidy up. There’s all the time room for enchancment all through the entire bag,” Johnson mentioned. “I really feel just like the swing’s beginning to really feel so much higher. The shot patterns are beginning to get extra constant.”

A lot so it’s reminding him of how he felt earlier than he fell down these stairs in 2017. He was enjoying the perfect golf of his profession — he had gained the Genesis Open, WGC-Mexico Championship and Match Play — in his three earlier begins.

“So now it’s the closest I’ve been to that,” Johnson mentioned. “I imply, again then that was most likely the perfect kind I’ve ever been in, and getting injured it’s taken some time to get again to that kind. It’s positively the closest I’ve felt to that stage of my profession.”

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Naas Newpaper24 see off Wicklow Faculties after extra-time to retain Leinster A faculties title – NEWPAPER24

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2019-03-20 21:32:47


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