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with Sergey Kovalev
tomorrow. The Briton’s
luggage went missing for
a day and he had no hot
water in his hotel room.
Yarde said: “Losing my
bags was suspicious.”
Yarde’s cold welcome
ANTHONY YARDE had
a rude awakening when
he arrived in Russia
ahead of his WBO
says the team will be
thinking of injured
Alex Danson as
they play their
final against Holland.
Danson has been
recuperating since a
traumatic brain injury
last year. Pearne-
Webb, who took over
from her as captain,
said: “She’s been a
tremendous help and
is always there on the
end of a phone.”
England will be
hoping for their third
win against the world
champions in the past
four Euro events.
WORLD OF SPORT
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4-6 Small beer
7-9 So near
10 Sporting Seer
- Which Briton reached Wimbledon’s third round for the first time this year, losing to world No 1 Ashleigh Barty?
- Which former Dutch international succeeded Frank Lampard as manager of Derby County?
- Which Warwickshire batsman hit Division One’s first double-ton this season in Warwickshire’s draw at Kent?
- Which defender did Aston Villa sign from Bournemouth after a successful loan last season?
- Which former boxer lit the Olympic Flame at Atlanta in 1996?
- In which country was speedway invented?
- Which snooker player was older, Joe or Fred Davis?
- Which Ipswich Town player was PFA Players’ Player of the Year in 1981?
- In golf, what name is given to a shot by a right-handed golfer which goes directly to the right?
- Which American sprinter won the men’s 100m at the 1952 Olympics?
1 Harriet Dart. 2 Phillip Cocu. 3 Dom Sibley. 4 Tyrone Mings. 5 Muhammad Ali.ANSWERS:
6 Australia. 7 Joe. 8 John Wark. 9 Push. 10 Lindy Remigino.
women who have won a combined
28 Grand Slam titles.
Defending champion Naomi Osaka
will meet Anna Blinkova while Britain’s
Johanna Konta starts her bid against
Daria Kasatkina. Cori Gauff, 15, who
starred at Wimbledon, plays Anastasia
Potapova in her first main-draw match
at her home Grand Slam.
SERENA WILLIAMS and Maria
Sharapova will face off in a blockbuster
first-round clash at the US Open.
Williams has been dealing with a
back issue in the build-up to the
tournament but holds a 19-2
head-to-head record over Sharapova,
who has played just 10 matches in
2019 because of shoulder problems.
It will be the first meeting at
Flushing Meadows between the two
SERENA AND MARIA CLASH
memorable matches of his
career, along with the six-hour
2012 Australian Open final win
The Serb said of Wimbledon:
“It took me time to reflect on
everything, relax... and then get
back on track.”
In other first-round matches
next week, Austrian fourth seed
Dominic Thiem meets
87th-ranked Italian Thomas
Fabbiano, while fifth seed
Daniil Medvedev begins his
campaign against 89th-ranked
Indian Prajnesh Gunneswaran.
all set to
NOVAK DJOKOVIC and
Roger Federer are on a
semi-final collision course at
the US Open.
The Wimbledon finalists were
placed in the same half of the
draw last night, with top seed
Djokovic starting his campaign
against 76th-ranked Roberto
Carballes Baena next week.
The Serb, who saved two
match points in the All England
Club final to deny Federer a
record ninth title, then faces a
potential second-round clash
against American Sam Querrey.
Third seed Federer, who won
the last of his five Flushing
Meadows trophies in 2008, will
open against a qualifier as he
chases a 21st Grand Slam title.
Djokovic has a 26-22 head-
to-record record against
Federer and has won their last
They are 3-3 at Flushing
Meadows, with Djokovic
winning the last three times,
most recently in the 2015 final.
On the other side of the draw,
second seed Rafael Nadal will
open against Australian John
Millman, a quarter-finalist last
year after knocking out Federer
in the last 16.
The Spaniard, three-times a
champion in New York, could
run into 2014 champion Marin
Cilic in the fourth round.
Djokovic said at last night’s
draw that the Wimbledon final
was one of the two most FEDERER: bid for a 21st Slam
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