Williams was the second-ranked player in the White Group, having bounced back from an opening day defeat against Karolina Pliskova. We saw against Caroline Garcia that perhaps a flat start meant a change in tactics. Nonetheless, Garcia was the more active player in the early stages, grabbing the confidence-boosting hold. She had a set point before we got to the tiebreaker. I was down 4-2 but broke back straightaway. The first set was very tight and Williams stayed in touch after saving 6 out of 7 break points, only to fall short in the tie break.
"She's improved her game so much".
Williams - at 37, the oldest woman to ever reach the final - lost 6-4 6-4. French girl won the grueling first set that lasted more than hour but Venus found the strength to make a comeback, saving 3 break points in each of the last 2 sets to keep the pressure on her rival, breaking Garcia 3 times in total to prevail and book the place in the final, her 3rd of the season after the Australian Open and Wimbledon. Still, she had a few more set points and I managed to win that first set. Of course, I had a lot of respect for her.
It was a tricky start to the second set for Williams as many thought that she would run out of steam, conceding two break points in the opening game.
Svitolina went for her shots and dictated from the back of the court, rattling a shaky Halep, who had suffered a big loss to Wozniacki in her previous match.
This was the 3rd meeting between these two and it was a very competitive match, maybe not the best in terms of quality but the crowd could really enjoy from start to finish.
Gurriel apologizes for Darvish gesture
After hitting a home run during the second inning, Gurriel squinted his eyes in a way seen as mocking Darvish's Asian heritage. The punishment came a day after Gurriel's actions toward the Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher during Game 3.
It appeared to be one-way traffic in the second set, with Williams looking heavy in the legs and no longer able to attack Wozniacki at the net.
The crowd wanted more but Wozniacki was not prepared to comply with their demands, breaking again to seal victory on her second match point with a backhand victor down the line and tossing her racket in the air as she celebrated a stunning win.
"Every time I thought I had her, she would play awesome shots... but it's never over until the fat lady sings and I'm not fat", joked Williams, who won the tournament in 2008.
A huge backhand down-the-line finally sealed the break for the American, who earned the golden opportunity to serve for the match.
And the Dane backed that fine serving up with only eight unforced errors in the final. However, the best serves from Williams were only produced during the critical moments as she served an ace, which barely clipped the line, but Garcia also tensed up during these situations as she sent yet another big forehand return wide.
In doing so, she leapfrogged Pliskova in the WTA rankings and picked up her 60th win of a terrific season.
The site notes the Thunder played in Minneapolis on Friday and are due to play the Chicago Bulls at 7pm local time today. The Oklahoma City Thunder saw a unusual sight when their plane arrived at Midway Airport Saturday morning.
Hightower has dealt with injuries over the course of his career as he's only played in all 16 regular season games once, in 2013. The New England Patriots' defense has been a major liability this season, and it looks like the situation is about to get worse.
Josh Gurto had been dating Sereniti's 22 year old mother Kelsie Blankenship just on three months when her daughter died. Over the last several days, Gurto has been spotted outside of Pittsburgh Wednesday night, police sources told News 5.
Having come to India, we are now going back being better professionals. "I think it was against the run of play", Cooper said. We were courageous on the ball, passed, passed and passed and there was good individual plan as up top as well.
The chase lasted about 45 miles before a trooper rammed the auto , sending it crashing through a metal barrier and into a ditch. After the boy drove off the road and along a ditch to avoid police, they didn't let him get back on the road.
There is no EXIF data on the image when checked, but we can speculate the image comes from the new OnePlus 5T . It's possible the OnePlus 5T will go up for grabs on November 20 following the earlier leak's timeline.
On Thursday, Congress reportedly passed the budget under the Trump Administration in efforts to work on the tax debate. However, President Trump recently took to Twitter saying, "There will be NO change to your 401 (K)".
On the other hand Reliance Jio and CitiBank have partnered to offer the iPhone X (64GB ) for just Rs 26,288 via Amazon India. Is iPhone really ahead of its competitors? We can see from the initial response, customer demand is off the charts.
Dyche admitted that he has been through such speculation " several times now and I just continue to get on with the job here ". Former England cricket captain Michael Vaughn has said that he believes that Sean Dyche will be appointed Everton manager.
WhatsApp might've revealed its next major new feature
Just a few months ago, The Facebook-owned app introduced the colourful status feature, (much like Instagram and Snapchat stories). WhatsApp says its new feature is "a simple and secure way to let people know where you are".
Weather: Heavy Rain & Gusty Wind for Sunday
High pressure will settle in for Halloween Tuesday allowing the breezes to slowly back down and making for mostly sunny skies. Heavy rain will move into New England as the low passes right overhead from south to north tonight through Monday morning.
Hadiya 'love jihad' case
The Kerala State Women's Commission has directed the police to inquite and submit a report on the current condition of Hadiya. Kerala love jihad victim Akhila Ashokan or Hadiya pleads for help in a new video that was released on Thursday. .
Amazon Q3 earnings top expectations
Amazon has changed the rules recently, and today we have news of the first for-pay skill on Amazon's voice assistant platform. Amazon slashed prices on a number of popular items at Whole Foods after it completed the merger.
$70 to visit the Grand Canyon? National park fees might soar
The increase of a cost per auto from $25-$30 to $70 per vehicle will prohibit many families from being able to enjoy the parks. The National Park Service is collecting public comments on its proposed fee increases starting this week through November 23.
Flu shot clinics coming to Nanaimo starting next week
Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when sneezing or coughing or cough into your upper sleeve or elbow, not your hands. People are often indoors during the winter, meaning that they are in direct or close-contact with one another more often.
Sears stops selling Whirlpool appliances
Sears announced it would close more than 300 Sears or Kmart locations this year as part of the cost-cutting campaign. Whirlpool has increased prices on its appliances, citing higher raw material costs.