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Tennis: Double title for Schuurs in Charleston
7.05 pm: Demi Schuurs has won the doubles game with partner Nicole Melichar at the tennis tournament in Charleston. The Dutch / American couple, seeded first in the city in South Carolina, was too strong in the final for the Czech players Marie Bouzkova and Lucie Hradecka: 6-2 6-4.
It was their second tournament win of this year, the third since the start of their collaboration last fall. Last year they won the Strasbourg tournament. This year they were already the best at the Qatar Open in Doha. In between, Schuurs and Melichar reached the semi-finals at the Australian Open.
Tennis: Carreno Busta takes title in Marbella
16.56 pm: The Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta has won the ATP tournament in Marbella in his own country. The first placed tennis player beat his fellow countryman Jaume Munar in the final. The number 15 in the world was victorious after 2 hours and 23 minutes in three sets: 6-1 2-6 6-4.
For 29-year-old Carreno Busta it was his fifth title. He previously won the hard court tournaments of Winston-Salem (2016), Moscow (2016) and Chengdu (2019) and the clay tournament of Estoril (2017).
The 23-year-old Munar, the number 95 in the world, was in the final of an ATP tournament for the first time.
Tennis: Sonego also wins singles title in Sardinia
4.46 pm: The Italian tennis player Lorenzo Sonego has won the clay tournament in Cagliari. The number 34 in the world defeated Laslo Djere from Serbia in an exciting final. After just over three hours, the final score was on the scoreboard: 2-6 7-6 (5) 6-4.
For Sonego, it was his second title this weekend at the home crowd event. On Saturday he already took the overall victory in the doubles with his fellow countryman Andrea Vavassori.
Sonego won his second title on the ATP Tour in Sardinia. He triumphed at the Antalya Open earlier in 2019.
Football: Trainer Van den Brom with Racing Genk sure of play-offs
3.31 pm: Racing Genk has risen to second place in the Belgian football league and has secured participation in the play-offs for the national title. The team of the Dutch trainer John van den Brom had little trouble with STVV: 4-0. Genk gained 13 points from the last five league matches. Leader Club Brugge had already qualified for the play-offs with the top clubs.
Genk scored three times between 21 and 35 minutes, via Theo Bongonda, Bryan Heynen and Kristian Thorstvedt. In the second half, top scorer Paul Onuachu also hit target with his 27th goal of the season.
The players of Van den Brom will play the last game in the regular competition next week, against Antwerp. The number 3 can take over second place from Genk again on Monday with a win at Mouscron.
Football: Real Madrid has to miss Vázquez for the time being
3.12 pm: Lucas Vázquez may not play for Real Madrid this season. He sustained a knee injury during the won game against Barcelona (2-1) on Saturday.
Vázquez was injured after a collision with Sergio Busquets. According to Real Madrid, he has damaged a cruciate ligament. The medical staff of the Spanish top club do not yet know how long the midfielder has been eliminated.
Snooker: Jimmy White two more years on the tour
2:24 pm: Jimmy White will be in action on the ‘snooker tour’ for the next two seasons. He has been awarded this tour card for his excellent contribution to the sport. The 58-year-old Londoner lost to Stephen Hendry in the qualifying round of the world championship this week.
Despite some impressive results this season, including a place in the last sixteen of the Gibraltar Open, White should hand in his tour card at the end of the season. White got his first tour card in 2017. The Whirwind has won ten ranking titles in addition to the master’s title and has played the final of the world championship six times.
White in response thanked the chairpersons of the snooker organizations WST and WPSBA, Barry Hearn and Jason Ferguson. In addition to White, Marco Fu, Ken Doherty and Stephen Hendry have also received a two-year tour card.
Football: De Graafschap with a small difference past Go Ahead Eagles
2.16 pm: De Graafschap is a little more firmly in second place in the Kitchen Champion Division. The team of coach Mike Snoei won 1-0 at Go Ahead Eagles’ own Vijverberg.
The pursuers Almere City FC and NAC Breda are now 4 points behind De Graafschap. Almere still has an extra game to go. The first two of the first division are promoted directly. Leader Cambuur, who won on Friday at FC Den Bosch (3-5), can actually no longer be traced.
After more than an hour, the Doetinchemmers took the lead. Jesse Schuurman was the scorer, after preparatory work by Johnatan Opoku.
Cycling: Ellen van Dijk misses Amstel Gold Race after positive corona test
12:05: In any case, cyclist Ellen van Dijk will not take action in the coming week. The Trek-Segafredo rider has tested positive for the corona virus. “Until now, only more or less common flu symptoms,” she says via Instagram. “I hope I can get back on the bike soon.”
Van Dijk did indicate that he would in any case miss the Brabant Arrow on Wednesday and the Amstel Gold Race (Sunday).
In March, Van Dijk won the Healthy Aging Tour for the fourth time.
Tennis player Monfils cancels for Masters in Monte Carlo
11:47 am: Gaël Monfils canceled for the Masters of Monte Carlo due to a calf injury. The 34-year-old Frenchman, number 13 in the world, says on social media that he has been suffering from a calf injury for more than a week.
On Saturday the pain worsened during the training. “On the advice of the medical staff, I had an ultrasound made,” said the player. “It turned out that the injury is too serious to play.”
Monfils would compete against Spaniard Pablo Andujar in the first round. In 2016, the Frenchman lost the final to Rafael Nadal in Monte Carlo.
Golfer Matsuyama starts as leader of the final round Masters
09:54 am: Golfer Hideki Matsuyama is the new leader at The Masters tournament in the US state of Georgia after the third round. The 29-year-old Japanese recorded a round of 65 strokes at the Augusta National, after five birdies and an eagle. It was immediately the best lap of the day.
Matsuyama, who already has 14 victories to his name, immediately took a serious distance from his competitors. He is four strokes ahead of a quartet of pursuers, the Americans Xander Schauffele and Will Zalatoris, the Australian Marc Leishman and the Englishman Justin Rose. Rose was in charge for the first two days. On day three he had to settle for a round of 72 strokes.
The third round was interrupted for some time due to bad weather.
Basketball players LA Lakers also without star players to win
09:50 AM: The Los Angeles Lakers basketball players were too good for the Brooklyn Nets on Saturday night in the American professional league NBA. The reigning champion, who played without star players LeBron James and Anthony Davis, simply won 101-126.
The visitors made the difference with a collective performance. No fewer than eight players scored at least 10 points. André Drummond was top scorer with 20 points. He also had another 11 rebounds. Kevin Durant scored 22 points for the home team, who missed the injured James Harden.
For the Lakers, it was their 33rd win of the season. This is offset by 20 defeats. The California team is currently fifth in the Western Conference.
Utah Jazz, the number 1 in the west, won 128-112 against Sacramento Kings. Donovan Mitchell scored his best score of the season with 42 points.
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