Muguruza looks before Bertens and is already in the Australian Open quarterfinals

first_imgPhoto: EFE “One of the prettiest things is that you don’t need many words when you talk to a former player and former champion like Conchita, the complicity is always there,” he said about his coach Conchita Martinez after matching his best result at an Australian Open.The reality is that the results have not taken long to arrive with her new coach because, regardless of what happens in future rounds, the Hispanic-Venezuelan has been able to break a negative dynamic that condemned her to win only one match from Roland Garros until The conclusion of last year.He returned to fill his tennis with joy, after leaving no trace of the Ukrainian Elina Svitolina (5) in the previous round, to put an end to the path of a Bertens that reached the eighth without losing a single set.In addition, the Wimbledon and Roland Garros champion first agreed to a quarter-finals in a ‘major’ competition after she passed the fourth round in the Parisian big in 2018.Regarding its possible rivals, the only Spanish with options in the table has a positive background against both the German and the Russian.With Kerber he has a favorable 5-3 in direct confrontations; while with respect to Pavlyuchenkova maintains a forceful 4-1 in his favor. That of Caracas wins by a clear 6-3 double to the DutchHis rival will be the winner of the Pavlyuchenkova-Kerber center_img Spain’s Garbiñe Muguruza showed off again to eliminate the new head of the series, the Dutch Kiki Bertens (9), for an unappealable double 6-3 and already awaits in the quarterfinals of the Australian Open to the winner of the clash that will face the German Angelique Kerber with the Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.last_img read more

Crested Cranes defeat Kenya in CECAFA opener

first_imgThe Crested Cranes team that started against Kenya on Thursday afternoon (Photo by FUFA Media)CECAFA Women’s Championship 2018Uganda 1-0 KenyaStade de Kigali, RwandaThursday, 19-07-2018KIGALI – The Crested Cranes got off to a flying start at the 2018 CECAFA Women’s championship in Rwanda as they defeated their Kenyan counterparts 1-0 in the opening game of the competition.Lillian Mutuuzo scored the only goal of the game after seven (7) minutes to ensure that the Crested Cranes set early pace at this year’s round-robin tournament.Kenya tried to find the all important equalizing goal but ‘woman of the match,’ Ruth Aturo kept them at bay with a string of spectacular saves throughout the game.Head coach Faridah Bulega called for a couple of changes after the break with Winnie Babirye and Monica Namwase replacing Norah Alupo and Lilian Mustuuzo respectively.The win felt more like revenge to Kenya who had eliminated the Crested Cranes 1-0 after two legs, from the 2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations qualifiers last April.This is the third time the competition is being played.Zanzibar won the first edition that was hosted in the same country in 1986 while Tanzania defeated Kenya 2-1 in the finals of the 2016 championships held in Uganda.Uganda finished fourth in 2016 after losing 4-1 to Ethiopia in the third play-off games.The other fixture today will see Rwanda take on Tanzania in the late kick-off.The Crested Cranes resume duty on Saturday against Ethiopia at the same stadium.The round robin tournament will then see Uganda take on Tanzania on Monday and then Rwanda next Wednesday.Crested Cranes starting XIRuth Aturo (GK) 18, Viola Namuddu 6, Grace Aluka 16, Shadia Nankya 5, Yudaya Nakayenze 7, Tracy Jones Akiror (Capt) 8, Lilian Mutuuzo 17, Phiona Nabbumba 13, Ziana Namuleme 10, Juliet Nalukenge 9, Norah Alupo 15.Substitutes:Daisy Nakaziro (GK) 19, Aisha Namukisa 2, Bridget Nabisalu 4, Namwase Monica 11, Daniela Favour Nambatya 12, Winnie Babirye 14, Esther Naluyimba 3The CECAFA 2018 complete fixture:Thursday, July 19-Kenya vs. Uganda – 3:00 pm-Rwanda vs. Tanzania – 5:15 pm*Friday, July 20: Rest DaySaturday, July 21-Ethiopia vs. Uganda – 2:00 pm-Kenya vs. Tanzania – 5:15 pm*Sunday, July 22: Rest DayMonday, July 23-Uganda vs. Tanzania – 3:00 pm-Rwanda vs. Ethiopia – 5:15 pm*Tuesday, July 24: Rest DayWednesday, July 25-Kenya vs. Ethiopia – 3:00 pm-Uganda vs. Rwanda – 5:15 pm*Thursday, July 26: Rest DayFriday, July 27-Ethiopia vs. Tanzania – 3:00 pmRwanda vs. Kenya 5:15 pmComments Tags: CECAFA Women’s challenge cupcrested cranesLillian MutuuzoRuth Aturotoplast_img read more