Errani beats Svitolina to reach Dubai final

first_imgDUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP):Sara Errani of Italy, advanced to her second Dubai Tennis Championships final with a 6-4, 6-4 win over 21st-ranked Elina Svitolina of Ukraine yesterday.The 22nd-ranked Errani was a 2013 finalist, losing to Petra Kvitova of Czech Republic.The match was a one hour, 51-minute battle of long rallies and games, featuring eight service breaks.Errani prevailed with a final break in the ninth game of the first set and seventh game of the second set.”It was really tough,” said Errani, who will seek her ninth WTA title. “Every point, every game was really long. It’s unbelievable for me to be playing in another final”.Errani will play the winner of the semi-final between 38th-ranked Caroline Garcia of France and 47th-ranked Barbora Strycova of Czech Republic.last_img read more

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Reports – Newcastle eye Rayo Vallecano boss as Carver replacement

first_img Rayo Vallecano boss Paco Jemez 1 Reports in Spain suggest Newcastle United are interested in appointing Rayo Vallecano boss Paco Jemez as their next head coach in the summer.Jemez, who is out of contract in June, has also been linked with Championship side Brentford, who are set to part company with Mark Warburton at the end of the season.The 45-year-old, who used to play as a centre-back for Deportivo La Coruna and Real Zaragoza, made 21 appearances for Spain and has also managed Cordoba and Las Palmas among others since ending his playing career in 2006.In 2012/13, Jemez guided Vallecano to their highest ever La Liga finish in eighth place, and they currently sit 11th in the Spanish league with five games remaining.Speaking to international sports newspaper, Vavel, Jemez said: “The Premier League is a nice place where football evolves very rapidly and it is also a step up in economic potential.“It is a different mentality and culture. I would like to manage there some day but I don’t know when I will, I’ve still not made a decision about my future.”last_img read more

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