Sports Germany improves to 2-0 at Hopman Cup with win over Canada

08:55  03 january  2018
08:55  03 january  2018 Source:   sportsnet.ca

Canada-U.S. outdoor game at world juniors to go ahead despite recent bitter cold in Buffalo

  Canada-U.S. outdoor game at world juniors to go ahead despite recent bitter cold in Buffalo ORCHARD PARK, N.Y.—The first outdoor game at the IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship will go ahead as scheduled.Members of the local organizing committee and International Ice Hockey Federation emerged from an afternoon meeting confirming the game between Canada and the United States would go ahead as scheduled on Friday at 3 p.m., at New Era Field, home of the NFL Buffalo Bills.Weather had been a concern. It has been bitterly cold in Buffalo, but on Friday it promises to be about -8 C and sunny through the day.Pleasure skaters took to the ice in the morning.

PERTH, Australia (AP) Alexander Zverev and Angelique Kerber gave Germany its second consecutive win at the Hopman Cup mixed teams tennis tournament with singles victories Wednesday over Canadians Vasek Pospisil and Eugenie Bouchard.

PERTH, Australia (AP) - Alexander Zverev and Angelique Kerber gave Germany its second consecutive win at the Hopman Cup mixed teams tennis tournament with singles victories Wednesday over Canadians Vasek Pospisil and Eugenie Bouchard.

image© image image

PERTH, Australia -- Alexander Zverev and Angelique Kerber gave Germany its second consecutive win at the Hopman Cup mixed teams tennis tournament with singles victories Wednesday over Canadians Vasek Pospisil and Eugenie Bouchard.

No. 4-ranked Zverev beat Pospisil 6-4, 6-2 and Kerber, the 2016 Australian Open and U.S. Open champion, defeated Bouchard 6-1, 6-3.

Canada fell to 0-2 after an opening loss to Australia. Germany beat Belgium in its first match.

Bouchard, a former Wimbledon finalist and top-five player now ranked 83rd after a concussion and form slump, said the 10 a.m. start time was too early for her. She also lost to Australian Daria Gavrilolova in straight sets in her opening match, also a mid-morning start.

"It was a bit of the same pattern as the first match," Bouchard said. "I think I need to wake up ... it's because we're playing too early. I felt like I made a few too many errors here and there."

Australia was playing Belgium in another Group A match later Wednesday. Australia plays Germany on Friday, with the winner likely advancing to the final on Saturday.

On Thursday, the Roger Federer-led Switzerland will play the United States in Group B, with the winner advancing to the final. Japan takes on Russia in the other match.

[relatedlinks]

Federer, Djokovic drawn in same half for Australian Open .
Federer, Djokovic drawn in same half for Australian OpenJust being there.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks
This is interesting!