The trend of young champions winning Grand Slam (Part 2)

The trend of young champions winning Grand Slam (Part 2)

Simona Halep – the champion of Roland Garros 2018 and Wimbledon 2019 – is equally good, although it takes more time than Kenin, Barty or Andreescu to assert themselves in the professional playing field.

Former Romanian number one youngster won the 2008 Roland Garros youth championship. But it was not until ten years later that Halep made a professional-level breakthrough with the first Grand Slam on the clay court in Paris.

Caroline Wozniacki is a similar case to Halep. She used to be the number two young player in the world and won the Wimbledon Youth Championship in 2006, but experienced many ups and downs to get rid of the nickname “Queen without Grand Slam” when she took the throne in the Australian Open 2018. Denmark announced retirement at the age of 29 after stopping in the third round of this year’s tournament.

Former world No. 5 player Sloane Stephens had her first Grand Slam in the US Open 2017. In the same year, Jelena Ostapenko – the Latvian player who won the 2014 Wimbledon Youth Championship, became the young Roland Garros champion. the oldest since 1997.

This list promises to be extended, but that does not mean that success in the youth tournament is a prerequisite to help them become Grand Slam champions.

Naomi Osaka, Japanese tennis player who won two consecutive Grand Slams in the US Open 2018 and the Australian Open 2019, has never played an ITF tournament. The owner of 23 Grand Slam titles, Serena Williams also rarely attended the young tournaments, and her sister Venus Williams.

Garbine Muguruza herself, who lost to Sofia Kenin in the final in Melbourne over the weekend, did not make the top 200 young players in the world as a teenager. Petra Kvitova is not a young star and did not pass the fourth round in any Grand Slam youth tournament. But later, Muguruza and Kvitova got two Grand Slams.

No other Grand Slam youth champion has won the Grand Slam title at the professional level since Jelena Ostapenko. Four years after winning the 2014 Wimbledon Youth Championship, Ostapenko has named Latvia on the world tennis map with the 2018 Roland Garros championship.

There is a huge gap between the two Grand Slam titles at those two levels. Being on the top of the young tennis players is not guaranteed to win a major title like the Grand Slam.

China was discriminated at the world table tennis tournament

China was discriminated  at the world table tennis tournament

While traveling abroad for two months before the World Championships in Busan, the Chinese team may still be isolated at the hotel when attending the tournament.

It was not until the end of March that the 2020 World Championships began in Korea. But right now, the city of Busan has planned to isolate the Chinese team due to concerns about the impact of corona pneumoniae virus. The 79 members of the Chinese team will be lined up on a separate floor, taking a private elevator and going to the Busan gym in a separate way.

As soon as the isolation policy was enacted, China reacted strongly to the World Table Tennis Federation, saying that the treatment of the host country South Korea was unfair and inappropriate.

Chinese team members went abroad for training two months before the tournament, and no one was positive for corona virus. Of the 79 members of the delegation, none came from Hubei – where the virus broke out. On the other hand, they will train in Qatar from this month and fly directly to Korea for the tournament without returning to China.

Organizers warned the Busan government that this quarantine would easily lead to diplomatic problems between the two countries. Busan, after review, left open the possibility of withdrawing the quarantine policy.

The world championship table tennis tournament 2020 takes place from March 22-29, with 1200 members from 87 countries. According to statistics, more than 42,000 people were infected with corona virus in China and more than 1,000 people died. Of the remaining 86 participating countries, 11 cases of corona virus have been detected.

On February 11, the Chinese Table Tennis Federation thanked its peer organization in Qatar for providing adequate facilities and equipment, during the Chinese team’s training in Doha. Since the end of the German Open earlier this month, members of the Chinese table tennis team flew straight to Qatar to train and avoid the corona epidemic.

They received invitations from Germany, Austria, Japan and some other countries, but chose Qatar because some of the top Chinese athletes will attend the Qatar Open from March 3-8. Here, Aspire Academy supported the recruitment of China to 2,000 table tennis.

China is the world number one power table tennis. They won 145 gold and 607 gold in all kinds of world championships, the most in history. Since table tennis became an Olympic sport in 1988, China won 28 of the 32 gold medals.

The trend of young champions winning Grand Slam (Part 1)

The trend of young champions winning Grand Slam (Part 1)

Success at the young level is not necessarily the basis for winning the Grand Slam, but that seems to be becoming a trend in women’s tennis.

Gifted to help athletes have a good starting point. In fact, competing with competitors of the same age in the youth tournament is completely different when entering the path of professional competition.

In the past, there were many young players holding the number one position in the young world or winning the Grand Slam youth championship, but not succeeding in professional tournaments.

But recently, that has changed, especially in women’s tennis, with some Grand Slam champions coming up from success in the youth tournaments. Sofia Kenin is the latest evidence. Russian-American girl acquainted with the racket from a very young age.

At the age of six, she had the opportunity to meet and talk with idol Kim Clijsters in 2005. As a teenager, Kenin has achieved many successes, especially in the United States.

Winning the Australian Open and entering the top 10 of the world is Kenin’s initial success on the professional path after emerging from the young tournaments.

Kenin used to be the number two young player in the world and won the U18 USA. In addition, she reached the final of the 2015 US Open, winning a special ticket to the main round at Flushing Meadows that year. However, Kenin lost to the Hungarian Dalma Galfi in that final. But for now, while Kenin is first in the top 10 in the world, Galfi is ranked 269th on the WTA rankings. The 2015 US Open youth champion also lost to Tereza Mrdeza in the ITF semi-final which took place in Florida two weeks ago.

Kenin’s victory in Melbourne Park extends the list of young players who have successfully conquered the Grand Slam. Bianca Andreescu, the current US Open champion, is also one of them.

The 19-year-old Canadian has ranked third in the world in the world youth rankings, played two Grand Slam semi-finals and won two Grand Slam titles in the youth doubles competition. Ashleigh Barty, champion of Roland Garros 2019, was also crowned at the Wimbledon Youth Championship at the age of 15 and was once the number two young player in the world.

Top golf tournaments and events starting in 2020 (Part 2)

Top golf tournaments and events starting in 2020 (Part 2)

After the European Tour, the Ladies European Tour kicked off with the Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Open. This is a 54 hole tournament with a $ 300,000 prize pool held at Saadiyat Beach Golf Club in the UAE city of Abu Dhabi.

The defending champion is Charley Hull. Last year, she won with a score of -8 in a race against 55 other players. The prize money for Hull in this tournament is 38,000 USD.

With LPGA Tour, Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions in Florida will be the opening event of the new year as well as the new season. Participants are the previous year’s LPGA Tour champions. This award was released a year ago.

In the first period, Ji Eun-Hee crowned with a score of -8 $ 180,000 while Mirim Lee came second with a two-stroke difference. In the second round of this year, she will defend the championship in an attempt to overthrow the world’s stars including number one Ko Jin Young and number three Nelly Korda.

Ko Jin Young is the candidate at the LPGA Tour’s new year opening event – Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions.

Opening at the same time with the LPGA Tour 2020 is the Mitsubishi Electric Championship – the tournament for professional senior PGA Tour Champions at Hualalai Golf Club in Hawaii. This year’s tournament has a total prize fund of 1.8 million USD held on the ground designed by Jack Nicklaus.

Tom Lehman is the defending champion with a score of 65 non-bogey sticks in both final rounds of the 54-hole tournament a year ago. The final score of -17 brought him a 12th trophy at the PGA Tour Champions for $ 305,000.

Besides, there are new adjustments in the regulation of competition speed of PGA Tour that officially take effect at RBC Heritage starting April 16. In it, players can be fined up to 50 thousand dollars and penalty sticks if the recurrence of slow play continues.

Real Madrid’s best defense in 31 years

Real Madrid’s best defense in 31 years

Since 1988, this is the second time Real Madrid have conceded 12 goals after the first 18 rounds in La Liga.

After 18 rounds in La Liga season 2019-2020, only Atletico conceded less than Real Madrid (11 compared to 12). However, this is the best defensive record of the Bernabeu owner after 31 years.

The last time, Real Madrid conceded no more than 12 times after the first 18 rounds was the 1987-1988 season. That year, “White Vulture” won the championship at the end of the season and was also the team with the best defense in the tournament with 26 goals.

Since the beginning of the season, Thibaut Courtois and Alphonse Areola took turns taking main roles for Real Madrid. In particular, the Belgian goalkeeper has seven matches to keep a clean sheet, while the French junior contributes an additional match.

Throughout La Liga history, only two times Real Madrid have conceded fewer goals after the first 18 rounds. In the seasons 1961-1962 and 1971-1972, the team in white shirt 11 times conceded. On both occasions, they were crowned champions at the end of the season.

Defensive, but the record of Real Madrid cause fans worry. They scored 14 times less than Barca first team after 18 rounds, and achieved 1.83 goals a game. Real Madrid’s top scorer – Karim Benzema – is currently second in the list of top scorers, with 12 goals, one goal behind Lionel Messi.

Real Madrid scored the least goals in 10 years

At the end of 2019, Real Madrid scored 100 goals, 42 lower than last year and 78 goals compared to the 2014 record.

In 2019, the home team played 54 matches, averaging 1.85 goals a game. The last three games of the year, Zinedine Zidane’s teachers and students only scored one goal, in a 1-1 draw at Valencia in La Liga.

In the 2019-2020 season, they scored 14 goals less than their rival Barca in La Liga, although the Catalonia team did not have superstar Lionel Messi in the first month of the season.

Real Madrid goals are 42 goals less than in 2018. It was the time they had Cristiano Ronaldo in the first half of the year. The Portuguese superstar maintained a frightening goal, helping Real Madrid for the third time in a row to win the Champions League.

Top golf tournaments and events starting in 2020 (Part 2)

Top golf tournaments and events starting in 2020 (Part 2)

After the European Tour, the Ladies European Tour kicked off with the Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Open. This is a 54 hole tournament with a $ 300,000 prize pool held at Saadiyat Beach Golf Club in the UAE city of Abu Dhabi.

The defending champion is Charley Hull. Last year, she won with a score of -8 in a race against 55 other players. The prize money for Hull in this tournament is 38,000 USD.

With LPGA Tour, Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions in Florida will be the opening event of the new year as well as the new season. Participants are the previous year’s LPGA Tour champions. This award was released a year ago.

In the first period, Ji Eun-Hee crowned with a score of -8 $ 180,000 while Mirim Lee came second with a two-stroke difference. In the second round of this year, she will defend the championship in an attempt to overthrow the world’s stars including number one Ko Jin Young and number three Nelly Korda.

Ko Jin Young is the candidate at the LPGA Tour’s new year opening event – Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions.

Opening at the same time with the LPGA Tour 2020 is the Mitsubishi Electric Championship – the tournament for professional senior PGA Tour Champions at Hualalai Golf Club in Hawaii. This year’s tournament has a total prize fund of 1.8 million USD held on the ground designed by Jack Nicklaus.

Tom Lehman is the defending champion with a score of 65 non-bogey sticks in both final rounds of the 54-hole tournament a year ago. The final score of -17 brought him a 12th trophy at the PGA Tour Champions for $ 305,000.

Above are the top golf tournaments and events starting in 2020. Let’s wait to see an exciting new year of golf coming ahead!

MU lost Man City 1-3 in the League Cup semi-final

MU lost Man City 1-3 in the League Cup semi-final

Playing at home, but MU must receive a 1-3 defeat against Man City in the semi-final first leg of the League Cup, which took place early in the morning on January 8.

In the first leg of the League Cup semi-final, both coaches had to make changes in personnel to cope with the tight schedule. Solskjaer put Maguire on the bench to give Phil Jones a chance to start the game, while Pep Guardiola entered the squad without a striker, Sterling is the highest player in the 3-4-2-1 diagram.

Solskjaer’s calculations soon broke when Man City opened the scoring in the 17th minute. Bernardo Silva proved the star quality with a superb shot from outside the penalty area. The ball dived into the top corner to not allow De Gea a chance to make a clearance.

After the goal, MU pushed up the offensive team but did not create coordinated phases with the line, except for harmless crosses from the wings. Man City was just waiting for the opponent to rise to launch a counterattack.

After 33 minutes, Bernardo Silva made the opening of the MU defense, creating conditions for Riyad Mahrez to come down, pass the ball over De Gea, and score the score to 2-0.

Only 6 minutes later, the score was increased to 3-0 for Man City. Phil Jones was easily overtaken by De Bruyne after just a cross. The Belgian’s shot failed to beat De Gea but the ball bounced Andreas Andreasira into the net.

In the last minutes, the pressure is constantly on MU crafts. If Sterling took the better opportunity, the away team had an advantage greater than 3 goals when entering the break.

Man City overwhelmed MU right at Old Trafford

The big advantage helps Man City can play comfortably in the second half. Pep Guardiola’s army controls the midfield and creates many coordination to break through the MU defense. However, the finishes of Mahrez and Sterling were not accurate enough to defeat De Gea.

Man Utd tried hard but could only shorten the score to 1-3 in the 70th minute. Rashford escaped after a slot from Greenwood’s slot and then unleashed a shot to defeat goalkeeper Bravo.

After conceding, Man City actively reduced the tempo of the match and preserved the score 3-1. The Premier League champion entered the semi-final second leg at the Etihad Stadium with the advantage of three away goals.

Top golf tournaments and events starting in 2020 (Part 1)

Top golf tournaments and events starting in 2020 (Part 1)

After a few weeks of break, the PGA Tour, European Tour or LPGA Tour will be exciting again with the club events starting in the new year 2020.

The PGA Tour will kick off with the Sentry Tournament of Champions at Kapalua Plantation in Hawaii from January 2. This is the event with a total prize fund of 6.7 million USD for PGA Tour champions in 2019.

Last year, Xander Schauffele scored 62 strokes – the club’s record line – in the final round. He finished in the final score -23 and won the Cup with $ 1.3 million in prize money with a gap of runner-up Gary Woodland.

Gary Woodland has the opportunity to conquer the Sentry Tournament of Champions – where he only came second in early 2019.

The list of commitments to the tournament has 34 players, with some big names like Gary Woodland, Rickie Fowler, Dustin Johnson, Patrick Reed, Justin Thomas. Tickets are available, but Tiger Woods and Brooks Koepka are not available.

Woods had just spent two exhausting weeks hosting the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas in early December and leading the United States to make a comeback to win an eighth consecutive victory at the Presidents Cup a week later. Meanwhile, the world’s number one Koepka has not fully recovered from a left knee injury after a fall in CJ Cup in October.

The European Tour “opens” in 2020 after the PGA Tour a week, with the South African Open event at Randpark Golf Club in Johannesburg, South Africa from January 9 to January 12. Louis Oosthuizen is the defending champion.

Last year, he won at -18 and received a reward of nearly 200,000 USD. His difference from runner-up Romain Langasque is six strokes. This is the second year that the Johanesburg city government has hosted the South African Open. Three years earlier, the BMW South African Open was organized by the city of Ekurhulen.

Real Madrid can be top of La Liga thanks to Barcelona’s draw with Real Sociedad

Real Madrid can be top of La Liga thanks to Barcelona’s draw with Real Sociedad

After Sociedad took the lead from the penalty spot, Barcelona bounced back through Antoine Griezmann and Luis Suarez but an error from goalkeeper Marc-André ter Stegen allowed Alexander Isak to concede.

This has always been an interesting clash, with La Real standing in fourth place after impressing in all seasons, on the Champions League Barcelona is still a stronger favourite for the win but the draw with Sociedad impact the la Liga table

Early warning signs came in Barcelona on Saturday, when Isied boldly stepped forward Isak cut across his defense and set up Mikel Oyarzabal, who chose to cross when he should probably shoot better.

However, it will not be long before La Real has the goal to dominate early.

Eagle eye referee Antonio Rojas discovered Sergio Busquets’ pull on Diego Llorente’s shirt and, after a short pause to confirm from VAR, pointed to the spot.

With three fronts of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, and Antoine Griezmann, Barcelona was never eliminated from the game.

In the blink of an eye, Suarez won the ball in the middle of the field and slid Griezmann over the goal to allow the Frenchman to deftly pass the ball over the rising Alex Remiro and into the far corner.

It was difficult for Sociedad but Barcelona was in no mood to feel sorry for his opponent and less than four minutes after the second half, Suarez was faced with the misery of the home team.

Messi rushes past Busquet’s exact score on top and squares the ball for his Uruguayan teammate to score the easiest.

But it’s no wonder these Sociedad players have elevated the club to fourth place in La Liga this season and they believe they can match any team in the tournament.

Annoyed by the constant noise of the home fans, Sociedad set up an equalizer and was rewarded shortly after the time was over when an unusual error by Ter Stegen allowed Isak to touch the ball into an empty net.

There was some controversy in the closing stages when Pique went down inside the box and he was fouled by Llorente when he tried to go home to the winner.

After consulting with VAR, his appeals were dispelled and the visitors had to settle just one point from an enchanting game.

The result means that Real Madrid can outrun their opponents at the beginning of the tournament by defeating Valencia Sunday.

Tottenham unsuccessfully appealed Son’s red card

Tottenham unsuccessfully appealed Son’s red card

Tottenham will lose Son Heung-min in three matches, due to an appeal by the Football Association (FA) on December 24 against the Korean striker’s red card.

Son will be sidelined for the next three matches in the Premier League, meeting Brighton (December 26), Norwich (December 29) and Southampton (January 1, 2020). The 27-year-old striker could only return to play against Liverpool on 12 January.

On December 22, Son Heung-min received a straight red card after retaliation for Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger. The Korean player raised his leg after falling down, impacting on Rudiger’s abdomen caused the German center-back to fall in pain. Coach Jose Mourinho said that Rudiger scolded and affected the decision of the referee and VAR. Tottenham appealed the red card the next day, but failed.

This season, Tottenham twice appealed to Son’s red card. In early November, they succeeded in impacting the FA to reduce Son’s penalty from three games to one game, after a foul that led to a serious injury of Andre Gomes (Everton).

Son scored 10 goals in 23 matches in all competitions this season. Calculated in 2019, Korean players receive three red cards. Over the past 10 years, only Lee Cattermole (2010) received the same number of red cards in a year. In the match against Chelsea, Son’s red card made Tottenham unable to turn the tables and accepted to lose 0-2.

After 18 rounds of English Premier League, teachers and teachers Jose Mourinho has 26 points, ranked seventh.

Mourinho: ‘Rudiger certainly has broken ribs’

Jose Mourinho sarcasm Antonio Rudiger after Chelsea midfielder Son Heung-min was fired in the Tottenham match lost to Chelsea 0-2 on December 22.

62 minutes, when Tottenham was leading 0-2, Rudiger fouled Son Heung-min. Son, after falling down, tried to swing his leg high in retaliation. Son’s impact on Rudiger wasn’t strong, but the Chelsea defender fell and hugged his stomach in pain.

The referee, after referencing VAR, pulled the red card to dismiss Son directly. Son was also the first player to receive three red cards in a year in the Premier League, since Lee Cattermole in 2010.

The match on December 22 saw Jose Mourinho reunite with Frank Lampard for the first time since his former Chelsea student entered the coaching career. Lampard respected Mourinho, but could not sit still in front of the Portuguese teacher’s statements about Son’s red card.