Miami Open: Ashleigh Barty battles past Anett Kontaveit to reach final

first_img Reuters MiamiMarch 30, 2019UPDATED: March 30, 2019 12:01 IST Ashleigh Barty reacts after her win over Anett Kontaveit in the Miami Open semifinal. (Reuters photo)HIGHLIGHTSAustralia’s Ashleigh Barty beat Estonia’s Anett Kontaveit 6-3 6-3Barty was forced to wait out an hour-long rain delay before her matchBarty and Kontaveit’s match lasted for a total of six-and-a-half hoursAustralia’s Ashleigh Barty had to endure three rain delays before she punched her ticket to the Miami Open final with a 6-3 6-3 win over Estonia’s Anett Kontaveit on Thursday.Barty will face either Romanian second seed Simona Halep or Czech fifth seed Karolina Pliskova in the final on Saturday.Check out of the best action from the @MiamiOpen semifinal clash between @KaPliskova and Simona Halep!Full Highlights! —> https://t.co/7JeyBhcmI6 pic.twitter.com/5ZOTvWw25d WTA (@WTA) March 29, 2019The 12th-seeded Australian was forced to wait out an hour-long rain delay before her match and when it started she and 21st seed Kontaveit were only on the court for about five minutes before weather halted play again.They returned about two-and-a-half hours later to play one more game and then headed back to the locker room for a third rain delay, this time for two hours.Barty finally secured the win with an ace on her second match point, six-and-a-half hours after the original scheduled start.Relive the @MiamiOpen semifinal action as @ashbar96 took on Anett Kontaveit!Full Highlights! —> https://t.co/1RU2ZgjhZO pic.twitter.com/YcgIXeR1zb WTA (@WTA) March 29, 2019Also Read | Miami Open: Ashleigh Barty battles past Anett Kontaveit to reach finalAlso Read | Australian Open: Petra Kvitova beats Ashleigh Barty to reach semi-finalsAlso Read | Petra Kvitova battles past Ashleigh Barty to claim Sydney International titleAlso Watch | Umpire fails to spot no-ball as MI beat RCB under controversial circumstanceFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byRoshni Tags :Follow TennisFollow Ashleigh BartyFollow Anett KontaveitFollow Miami Open Miami Open: Ashleigh Barty battles past Anett Kontaveit to reach finalAshleigh Barty will face either Romanian second seed Simona Halep or Czech fifth seed Karolina Pliskova in the Miami Open final on Saturday.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

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Kostecka sends Loyola MD past Mount St Marys 7565

BALTIMORE — Andrew Kostecka poured in 29 points and grabbed 11 rebounds for his first career double-double to propel Loyola (MD) to a 75-65 victory over Mount St. Mary’s on Saturday.Kostecka shot 8 of 15 from the floor, sank a career-high 12 free throws in 12 attempts, and added three assists, three steals and two blocked shots for the Greyhounds (3-5). Isaiah Hart scored a season-high 14 for Loyola, which plays its next five games on the road.Freshman Malik Jefferson scored a career-high 22 points on 10-of-15 shooting with seven rebounds for the Mountaineers (0-7), while Jalen Gibbs chipped in with 15 points, seven rebounds, three assists and two steals.The Greyhounds led 40-32 at halftime and pushed their lead to double digits on Hart’s jumper with 16:28 left to play. Mount St. Mary’s got no closer than seven points from there.Loyola took a season-high 37 free throws and made 28. Both teams shot under 20 per cent from the 3-point line.The Associated Press read more

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