French Open: Novak Djokovic cruises into third round

first_imgWorld number two Novak Djokovic continued his rich vein of form as he swept aside Joao Sousa of Portugal in straight sets to storm into the third round of the French Open here on Wednesday.The Serbian maestro, who was playing his first tournament under new coach Andre Agassi, outplayed his Portuguese opponent Sousa 6-1, 6-4, 6-3 in a thrilling clash that lasted more than two hours.Djokovic is bidding for a 13th Grand Slam championship title and if he manages to retain his Roland Garros title this year, he would become the first man in the Open Era to win each of the four major championships on at least two occasions.Djokovic will now lock horns with Diego Schwartzman of Argentina for a place in the fourth round.In another men’s singles clash, Austria’s Dominic Thiem also booked his place in the third round of the second major of the season after posting a 7-5, 6-1, 6-3 triumph over Simone Bolelli of Italy.Thiem will now face American tennis player Steve Johnson in the third round of the men’s singles event.last_img read more

Canadian golfers on LPGA PGA Tours show support for victims of Humboldt

first_imgCanadian golfers and their caddies are wearing green and gold ribbons at the LPGA’s Lotte Championship this week to honour the victims of the deadly bus crash involving the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team.Hamilton’s Alena Sharp posted a picture on Twitter of one of the ribbons pinned to the side of her hat.She says all the other Canadians at the Hawaiian tournament were similarly showing support.Brooke Henderson of Smiths Falls, Ont., Anne-Catherine Tanguay of Quebec City and Maude-Aimee Leblanc of Sherbrooke, Que., are the other Canadians at the Lotte Championship, which began Wednesday at Ko Olina Golf Club.Canadians on other golf tours also showed their support, with PGA golfer Nick Taylor of Abbotsford, B.C., offering to donate money for every hole under par at this week’s RBC Heritage in South Carolina, while the Canadian golfers at last week’s Symetra Tour event pinned green ribbons on their hats.Sixteen people were killed when the Broncos’ bus collided with a semi truck Friday in northern Saskatchewan. Thirteen other people were injured.last_img read more