Ostapenko celebrates birthday with French Open final berth

Ostapenko celebrates birthday with French Open final berth

However, after looking more assured on her own serve in the second, Pliskova broke for a 4-2 lead to gain the upper hand in the next set. Halep, who was runner-up to Maria Sharapova at Roland Garros in 2014, is a step closer to achieving both her goals at the French Open after beating Pliskova 6-4, 3-6, 6-3.

India beat Bangladesh, set up title clash with Pakistan

Their turnabout has been magnificent. Shakib Al Hasan was superbly caught, off a bottom edge by MS Dhoni , stood up to spinner Ravindra Jadeja and then Jadhav, an unlikely source of trouble with his tame spin, struck again with the crucial wicket of Mushfiqur, whose mistimed shot was snaffled up by Virat Kohli at mid-wicket.

Warriors to decide on White House visit 'when and if necessary'

Questions about the Warriors' plans for a trip to Washington, D.C., arose just hours after they won their second National Basketball Association title in the last three years, when a CNBC analyst tweeted that the team unanimously made a decision to skip the White House visit.

FIFA give referees power to abandon games in the face of discrimination

After a trying decade for Russian football , they might even win a game too. The Russian Premier League now does not allow more than six foreign players per team on the pitch at any time. The tournament isn't without fears. Russia's dire record on racism in the stands has prompted a new anti-discrimination measure allowing referees to stop matches if needed.

Why the French Open champion broke down in tears

The 36-year-old was worn down 5-7, 6-2, 6-1 in the fourth round at the French Open by the persistence, clay-court nous and occasional brilliance of Timea Bacsinszky , who floated drop shot after drop shot, with the American failing to find an answer.

Missed fairways leave McIlroy in rough shape at US Open

Missed fairways leave McIlroy in rough shape at US Open

Day's explanation was more concise: "I just played bad golf, man". It seems doubtful that Love IV can actually mount a challenge to win this weekend, but he could make the cut and make some noise. Fowler's drives and chips had the distance we expect but were also mostly under control. "I just, I don't think I hit a fairway from the 10", he said.