Clara Tauson: “I do not take it too seriously, but they were very up to speed”

Tennis. 19-year-old Clara Tauson is ready for the 2nd round at the Australian Open in Melbourne after 6-3, 6-4 over Australian Astra Sharma, who could not honor the quite excited home crowd. ‘I’ve tried that the audience is against me, but maybe not so violently with so many people. It was a lot of fun, and they got a lot of cheers. There may have been some situations where I did not think it was that fun, but that’s how it is when you meet a home player, “Tauson told the Ritzau, adding:” I do not take it so seriously, but they were very up to it. drive”. In the second round, the Dane will meet Anett Kontaveit from Estonia. 26-year-old Kontaveit is seeded as No. 6. Via a particularly strong finish in 2021, the ester has established himself as a top-10 player.

Tennis. The final-seeded Russian Daniil Medvedev is ready for the 2nd round at the Australian Open after a victory against the Swiss Henri Laaksonen 6-1, 6-4, 7-6. Last year, Medvedev reached the final, but lost to Novak Djokovic. Medvedev would like to change that this year. “I like playing here, I like playing hardcourt and I want to do better than last year,” said Ritzau of Medvedev, who in turn had to watch his training partner leave the Australian Open without getting into a fight. . Norwegian Casper Ruud (seed 8) is suffering from an ankle injury he sustained during training with Medvedev. In the second round, Medvedev will face the winner of the match between the British Liam Broady and the Australian bouncer Nick Kyrgios.

In other respects, the Australian Open can give Daniil Medvedev a bit of a side win. If he wins his match in the second round, he will – unless Novak Djokovic’s ranking position is frozen by ATP – actually go past the scandalized Serb and thus be in play for first place, which also the German Alexander Zverev has an outsider opportunity to conquer.

Tuesday’s so far only surprise came in women’s singles when 2019 finalist Petra Kvitova (seed 20) was clearly defeated by Romanian Sorana Cirstea. Elsewhere in women’s singles, there was advancement to Esther Anett Kontaveit, who won over Czech Katerina Siniakova 6-2, 6-3. In men’s singles, 21st-seeded Georgian Nikoloz Basilashvili had to leave the tournament after defeating a wildcard player. Basilashvili’s opponent was now not a Mr. anyone either. The 34-year-old Briton Andy Murray has arrived in Melbourne in great shape and with a final place from Sydney in his luggage. Murray won 6-1, 3-6, 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-4.

Handball. When the German men tonight go on the field against Poland at the European Championships, it will be with an alternative squad. With five more positive coronate tests, seven German players are currently out of the European Championships. Five new players – including veteran goalkeeper Johannes Bitter – arrive on Tuesday.

Football. AaB head coach Marti Cifuentes first sold to Swedish Hammarby, and now the club’s football manager is also leaving the North Jutland super league club. Søren Krogh continues his career as an assistant coach on Funen at OB on a contract until the summer of 2024.

Football. Then the English Premier League club Wolverhampton can field a whole team of Portuguese, if that is what head coach Bruno Lage – Portuguese, of course – wants. On Monday, the Wolves acquired winger Chiquinho from Estoril. The U21 national team player has cost approx. 25 million kroner.

Football. The Superliga club Silkeborg IF had planned a 12-day training camp in southern Spain, but it has now been canceled. “We have now come to the conclusion that the risk of infection and quarantine is too significant both in relation to the flights and the stay in Spain, and we do not want to gamble with the spread of infection and isolation requirements so close to the spring premiere,” says sports director Jesper Stüker. after a match opponent for Sunday. Norwegian Raufoss has been hit hard by the corona and has resigned.

Football. For the first time for a match in the Africa Cup of Nations, the referee constellation including the assistant video referee will consist exclusively of women. It writes Ritzau. It happens on Tuesday when Guinea and Zimbabwe meet in a group match. Salima Mukansanga from Rwanda has been appointed as the judge, while Carine Atemzabong from the host nation Cameroon together with Fatiha Jermoumi from Morocco will be watching the flags on the sidelines. The assistant video judge will be Bouchra Karboubi from Morocco. “This moment is not only for Salima, but for every young girl in Africa who has a passion for football and who sees herself as a future referee,” said the head of the African referees, Eddy Maillet.

Olympic. Ukaleq Slettemark from Greenland has been selected for the Danish Olympic team in Beijing. The biathlete, who is 20 years old, must participate in the women’s 15 km and 7.5 km. A top-60 finish in the sprint will also trigger qualification for the hunt start of 10 km. Ukaleq Slettemark is the daughter of Øystein Slettemark, participated in the Olympics in Vancouver in 2010. »It is funny that I am now following in my father’s footsteps. My goal must be to beat him, ‘says Ukaleq Slettemark, who must be better than No. 86 in order to register a better result than his father. In 2019, Ukaleq Slettemark became junior world champion in 10 km.

Football. One of the hottest young names put another thick line under his qualities on Monday night, as he with two goals helped secure Fiorentina a 6-0 victory in Serie A against Genoa. The 21-year-old Serb Dusan Vlahovic is now up to 17 goals in 21 league games this season, thus sharing the top scorer dignity with Lazio veteran Ciro Immobile.

American football. With a 34-11 victory over Arizona, the LA Rams snatched last place in the 2nd round of the NFL playoffs. Next round: Tennessee Titans-Cincinnati Bengals, Green Bay Packers-San Francisco 49ers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers-LA Rams, Kansas City Chiefs-Buffalo Bills.


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