Skip to content
Catholic Online Logo

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

3/21/2014 (6 months ago)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

America swamps men's singles

During the second round of the women's singles at the Sony Open, it looked like Serena Williams would be knocked out during her first match in the tournament. Yet the fiery American and the world's number one ranked player, staged a comeback after losing the first set of the match to pull a 7-6 (9-7), 6-2 win over 64th world ranked, Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakhstan

Serena Williams, who owns part of the Miami Dolphins football team, wore an outfit reflecting the teams colors during her match on March 20.

Serena Williams, who owns part of the Miami Dolphins football team, wore an outfit reflecting the teams colors during her match on March 20.

Highlights

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

3/21/2014 (6 months ago)

Published in Sports

Keywords: Tennis, Sony Open, Serena Williams


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - The March 20 match at Miami started slowly for Williams, who trailed 5-3 behind Shvedova in the first set.  However Williams managed to force a tiebreaker after an error by Shvedova, though again the six-time Sony Open champion fell behind to 6-3 at one point.  Williams managed to capitalize on another group of errors by Shvedova, a forehand into the net and a double-fault, which gave Williams the opportunity to come back and seal the deal with two aces and a backhand. After a pair of breaks in the second set, Williams appeared to get into a rhythm and won with an aced match point.

Williams hasn't played a tennis match since Dubai on Feb. 21 where she was knocked out much earlier than expected. She has been suffering from back issues since the Australian Open where she suffered a fourth round loss.

Two other former number ones, Russia's Maria Sharapova and Serbia's Ana Ivanovic, will join Williams in the third round after playing far less dramatic matches in the second round. Sharapova beat Japan's Kurumi Nara 6-3, 6-4, while Ivanovic beat American Lauren Davis 6-1, 6-1.
It was a positive day for American players in the men's singles tournament at least. Jack Sock, Ryan Harrison, Sam Querrey, and Donald Young all advanced.

Wild card Harrison earned his fourth win of the season after he defeated Argentinean Federico Delbonis, the recent Sao Paulo champion, 6-2, 6-4, while Sock knocked out Argentinean Guido Pella 6-3, 6-4. Querrey defeated Ukraine's Sergiv Stakhovsky 7-6, 6-3, and Young defeated Argentinean Carlos Berlocq 6-2, 6-2, to advance, where he'll be facing American John Isner.
March 22 will see the third round of the women's singles take place, as well as the second round of the men's doubles tournament.

---


Pope Francis: end world hunger through 'Prayer and Action'


© 2014 - Distributed by THE NEWS CONSORTIUM

Pope Francis Prayer Intentions for September 2014
Mentally disabled:
That the mentally disabled may receive the love and help they need for a dignified life.
Service to the poor: That Christians, inspired by the Word of God, may serve the poor and suffering.



Comments


More Sports

Sterling is out and Ballmer is in! Watch

Image of Steve Ballmer, former Microsoft CEO and now owner of the Los Angeles Clippers franchise.

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Steve Ballmer, the former CEO of Microsoft became the new owner of the NBA's Los Angeles Clippers after his purchase of the team was confirmed on August 12. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - This sale marks the end of the co-ownership of the team by billionaire ... continue reading


It's the CATHOLIC WORLD CUP: Who are you praying for? Team Benedict or Team Francis?

Image of Pope Emeritus Benedict and Pope Francis are praying. Who are you praying for? Team Benedict or Team Francis?

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Sunday's World Cup match will be absolutely historic for Catholics around the world and especially in the Vatican. For the first time in history two living pontiffs, Emeritus Benedict and Francis, will watch teams from their respective homelands meet for the World Cup ... continue reading


Germany destroys Brazil in 7-1 match Watch

Image of Germany shattered an almost forty year run of Brazil remaining undefeated at home after their July 8 match.

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Brazil's bid to win a record sixth World Cup ended, after the host country suffered a 7-1 loss to Germany in the soccer semifinal. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Germany won the most lopsided World Cup semifinal game in history, which was also the worst defeat ... continue reading


Americans blow up twitter after U.S. World Cup game Watch

Image of Dempsey made the first goal of the game, scoring just 32 seconds into the match.

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Soccer has never enjoyed the cult-like popularity in the United States that it enjoys in more traditional hot spots like Europe, South America and Africa, but the 2014 Brazil world cup may have changed all that, at least according to activity on twitter following ... continue reading


San Diego and the MLB mourn the passing of 'Mr. Padre' Watch

Image of Tony Gwynn, known as 'Mr. Padre' has died at the age of 54 after a multi-year battle with salivary gland cancer.

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Hall of Fame outfielder Tony Gwynn has passed away at the age of 54 after losing his battle with salivary gland cancer. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Gwynn spent the entirety of his 20-year Major League Baseball career with the San Diego Padres, in which time he ... continue reading


Football legend Chuck Noll dies Watch

Image of Chuck Noll won four Super Bowls from 1975-80, more than any other coach in NFL history.

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

The only coach to win four Super Bowls passed away at the age of 82 at his home on June 13. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Chuck Noll was a Pittsburgh area icon, coaching the Steelers from 1969-91 and set the team on the path to greatness, taking four Super Bowls ... continue reading


Sterling backs out of record $2 billion deal for Clippers Watch

Image of Donald Sterling's troubles began after a recording of racist remarks he made were made public.

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

In a move-which some may not find surprising-Donald Sterling, owner of the NBA's Clippers franchise, has backed out of a record $2 billion deal with a former Microsoft executive to sell the team. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Sterling, the owner of the Los ... continue reading


Is he insane? Sterling sells Clippers to Microsoft CEO for record breaking $2-billion Watch

Image of The NBA has pressured the Sterling family to sell the Clippers after racist comments made by Donald Sterling were made public.

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

The Los Angeles Clippers have an apparent worth of $2-billion, at least according to former Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer, who won a bidding war for the team, edging out offers of $1.6 and $1.2-billion. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - The bid set a ... continue reading


Three-year trip around the world in primitive vessels sets out Watch

Image of The sister canoe, Hikianalia, does pack technical gear and will trail the Hokulea for safety.

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Two double-hulled vessels have set sail this weekend on an ambitious three-year world tour. Embarking from Hawaii, the voyage is "to try and prove the idea that Polynesians and Hawaiians actually did purposely transit the oceans." LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic ... continue reading


UN 'expert' condemns Redskins football team Watch

Image of While the Washington Redskins have been criticized over their icon and name, public opinion still rests heavily with them.

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

The Washington Redskins may receive a name change, at least if a so-called expert on indigenous rights gets his way. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - James Anaya, a law professor with the University of Arizona, oversees global indigenous rights with the UN, and said ... continue reading


All Sports News

Newsletters

Newsletter Sign Up icon

Stay up to date with the latest news, information, and special offers

Daily Readings

Reading 1, Proverbs 21:1-6, 10-13
1 Like flowing water is a king's heart in Yahweh's ... Read More

Psalm, Psalms 119:1, 27, 30, 34, 35, 44
1 How blessed are those whose way is blameless, who ... Read More

Gospel, Luke 8:19-21
19 His mother and his brothers came looking for him, ... Read More

Saint of the Day

Saint of the Day for September 23rd, 2014 Image

St. Padre Pio
September 23: Francesco, named in honor of St. Francis of Assisi, was born to ... Read More

Inform, Inspire & Ignite Logo

Find Catholic Online on Facebook and get updates right in your live feed.

Become a fan of Catholic Online on Facebook


Follow Catholic Online on Twitter and get News and Product updates.

Follow us on Twitter