Stephens too good for Osaka in WTA finals

Naomi Osaka

Both women are making their debuts at the season-ending event, and it was the American who opened Red Group action with a win built on the foundations of solid defense from the baseline and a devastating forehand when she attacked.

After trading early breaks, the match settled down as the pair enjoyed more success on serve, until Stephens, content to adopt a patient approach from the baseline, broke again in the seventh game when Osaka made a slew of unforced errors.

"I just tried my very best from the first point in the third set and it didn't go my way immediately but I just kept battling", she said after the match.

The former world No. 1 is to be joined in the last four by either Elina Svitolina or defending champion Caroline Wozniacki, who were to complete White Group play later yesterday.

Red Dead Redemption 2 companion app to be launched on October 26
This is all in addition to fine-tuning the classic Western stunt falls that were present in the original game and much more. Well, as with most open world games, it depends on what you want to do, and what you consider "complete".

Stevens in the first winning match at the Final tournament has not filed a single ACE, made 6 double faults, scored 7 out of 19 break points, made 19 winnersof with 31 unforced the blot.

The 2017 victor defeated the fellow debutant 7-5 4-6 6-1 in two hours and 24 minutes in Singapore.

The American struggled mid-match, but fought back from an early break in the third set to prevail 7-6 (7/4), 2-6, 6-3 in 2 hours, 20 minutes.

It has been a whirlwind for Osaka since her stunning victory over Serena Williams at Flushing Meadows in September.

Hondurans Continue to Make Harrowing Journey to US
Even though the goal is to reach the USA border, she said: "We only want to work and if a job turns up in Mexico , I would do it. Maria Teresa Orellana, a resident of the neighborhood of Lorenzo handed out free sandals to the migrants as they passed.

It was the result crowd favourite Osaka needed after she fell to number one seed Angelique Kerber in a three-set classic to put her on the brink of elimination. She blinked ever so slightly as Stephens picked off two games on the spin to close the gap, before Osaka levelled things up. "I feel like for me I play better when no one knows what I'm thinking".

The three-time major victor appeared to increase her command on proceedings when she broke Bertens at the start of the second set but her 26-year-old opponent hit back to break twice to force a third set.

The world number nine - in Singapore after an injury to Simona Halep - was a set and a break down to top seed Kerber at one stage, with the Wimbledon champion seemingly set for a comprehensive opening victory. "This match was sort of a continuation of my last match in a way. that I didn't serve well".

The 21-year-old displayed her frustration, with a shrugging gesture, when she squandered four break points in the fourth game of the second set but recovered to break at the next opportunity to move 4-2 ahead.

Remains of fetuses and infants found at second Detroit funeral home
Police have discovered dozens of fetuses in a second funeral home on the east side of the state. Arrangements were being made to relocate a service previously scheduled at the funeral home.

"I just competed really well and never gave up", Stephens said. "I just made her play an extra ball". "In the third set I had so many chances and I couldn't take it".

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Pakistan secures US$6 billion aid package from Saudi Arabia
Oct 26, 2018 - 06:06
After the Dollars 3 billion cash assistance from Saudi Arabia, the Pakistani central bank SBP's reserves will increase to USD 11 billion.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top WTI Crude Oil and Natural Gas Forecast October 26, 2018
Oct 26, 2018 - 04:32
USA crude oil exports averaged 2.2 million barrels per day last week, up by 398,000 barrels per day from the previous week. USA crude rose to $67.46, up 64 cents. " Saudi Arabia produces only what its customers ask for, not more".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Modi Govt Affecting CBI's Independence, Ousted Director Alok Verma Tells Supreme Court
Oct 26, 2018 - 04:31
Former prime minister Manmohan Singh and NCP chief Sharad Pawar live near the CBI director's official residence. Verma, along with CBI Special Director Rakesh Asthana , was sent on leave by the government late on Tuesday.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Police investigating suspicious package sent to Robert De Niro in NY
Oct 26, 2018 - 00:05
The police closed off several blocks around the building that houses the film company and De Niro's restaurant Tribecca Grill. The first was addressed to her Washington DC office and intercepted at a congressional mail facility in Maryland, the U.S.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top "Halloween" boasts biggest opening ever for female-led horror flick
Oct 24, 2018 - 05:00
Cast member Jamie Lee Curtis poses at a premiere for the movie " Halloween " in Los Angeles, California, U.S., October 17, 2018. The film totaled $8.6 million on its second weekend in cinemas and ended up in a awful fifth place behind Goosebumps 2 .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Prince Harry Hopes his Baby With Meghan Markle is a Girl
Oct 24, 2018 - 02:02
What's more, the Duchess's tour style has been well within the bounds of royal protocol - until yesterday, day seven on the tour. The Duchess of Sussex revealed the clearest look yet at her blossoming baby bump as she donned a attractive blue dress in Fiji.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top 30 injured as dancefloor falls through during SC party
Oct 24, 2018 - 00:43
Disaster struck during a party at a university event on Saturday night, when a floor collapsed under dozens of party-goers in SC . Tester said emergency responders were there in just minutes, and he saw people holding their arms or with bloody legs.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Messi's absence opens El Clasico door for Dembele
Oct 24, 2018 - 00:04
As Real Madrid are proving in the absence of Cristiano Ronaldo, a striker's goals are hard to replace but so too is the aura. The major disappointment is that Messi will miss the match against Real Madrid on October 28.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Purdue erupts in 29-point defeat of No. 2 Ohio State
Oct 22, 2018 - 07:25
Purdue jumped out to a 7-0 lead with 1:10 left in the first quarter on a 13-yard touchdown pass from Blough to Issac Zico. The 5-foot-7 running back totaled 128 yards on 16 carries, his third 100-yard game of the season and second in a row.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Rob Gronkowski Doesn't Travel With Patriots to Chicago for Week 7
Oct 22, 2018 - 07:24
With Gronkowski out against the Bears, he came up big-time in a game where they really needed him to be a big-play weapon. In a 38-31 loss to the Patriots on Sunday at Soldier Field, the Bears came up just short on the scoreboard.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Black Ops 4's First Patch Increases Blackout Player Count
Oct 22, 2018 - 05:02
It's based on "retail customer sell-through information, Gfk Chart-Track data, and internal Activision estimates". You'll notice that there are a lot of characters to unlock in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4's Blackout mode.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Here Are Telstra's iPhone XR Plans
Oct 22, 2018 - 03:41
Vodafone cheekily dropped its iPhone XR plans a few hours early today - now Telstra and Optus have followed suit. The iPhone XR sports a 6.1-inch edge-to-edge LCD display with 1792 x 828 pixel resolution and 326 PPI.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Kimi Raikkonen and Max Verstappen steal Lewis Hamilton's thunder in Austin
Oct 22, 2018 - 02:28
Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel , Hamilton's only title rival, finished fourth after recovering from an early spin on the opening lap. Hamilton is now 70 points ahead of Vettel, who passed Valtteri Bottas to finish fourth in the closing stages, with 75 remaining.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Manchester United's Anthony Martial insists relationship with Jose Mourinho is good
Oct 22, 2018 - 01:04
He added: "I'm not sure he [Sarri] has made his mind up completely on Kovacic or Barkley". I prefer to play our football for 90 minutes.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top LeBron says Lakers chemistry is not like 'instant oatmeal'
Oct 20, 2018 - 05:40
While the 2018 Lakers are still full of questions, there's little doubt that James is still the best player in basketball . Less than 20 seconds later, James came through the lane to throw down another rim-rattling dunk.