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Beach volleyball duo Boermans/De Groot win in Gstaad

8.06 pm: The Dutch beach volleyball duo Stefan Boermans/Yorick de Groot has won the four-star tournament in Gstaad, Switzerland on the WorldTour. The fifteenth seeded couple defeated Cherif Younousse and Ahmed Tijan in three sets in the final: 23-21 19-21 15-10. The Dutch duo had already won in three sets from the two finalists from Qatar in the group stage.

For Boermans (26) and De Groot (21) it was their first major overall victory. Earlier this season, they finished fifth twice in Cancin, Mexico, and ninth once in Ostrava, Czech Republic. Boermans and De Groot, who will not be competing at the Olympic Games in Tokyo, were admitted directly to the main schedule of a four-star tournament on the WorldTour in Gstaad for the first time in their joint careers.

Earlier in the day, Boermans and De Groot were also too strong for the Russians Nikita Lijamin and Taras Myskiv in the semi-finals: 21-17 21-15.

Andrea Petkovic back to final for the first time since 2015

6.21 pm: Germany’s Andrea Petkovic has reached a final on the WTA Tour for the first time since 2015. 33-year-old Petkovic, currently the number 130 in the world, reached the final battle of the clay tournament in Hamburg by beating her compatriot Jule Niemeier 7-6 (4) 4-6 7-5. Petkovic has six titles to her name. She was last best in Antwerp in 2015.

Petkovic will face Romanian Elena Gabriela Ruse, the world number 154, in the final on Sunday. The qualifier defeated the first-seeded Ukrainian Dajana Jastremska 2-6 6-1 6-4. Jastremska made her comeback in Hamburg after a suspension for doping use. She has been out of action since November 2020.

Joost Luiten just makes second cut at Scottish Open

6.02 pm: Joost Luiten also just survived the second cut at the Scottish Open. Luiten came to a round of 70 strokes on the third day and is therefore at -3. If Luiten would have needed one more stroke for his third round, he should not have made his appearance on the final day.

The 35-year-old Luiten achieved four birdies and three bogeys and is in joint 69th place. He only needed two strokes on holes 6 and 12. An extra cut was needed as too many golfers had reached the weekend. On Saturday, another ten golfers dropped out.

Just like on the second day, Darius van Driel came out with 69 strokes. The 32-year-old Van Driel is now at -5 and thus shared 48th. On Saturday, he hit five birdies and three bogeys. Belgian Thomas Detry and Englishman Matt Fitzpatrick enter the final day as leaders. Both are at -14.

Beach volleyball players Boermans and De Groot to final

3:29 PM: Beach volleyball players Stefan Boermans and Yorick de Groot are in the final of the tournament in Gstaad, Switzerland. They were too strong for the Russians Nikita Lijamin and Taras Myskiv in the semi-final battle: 21-17 21-15.

Boermans and De Groot, placed fifteenth, have never reached a final of a four-star tournament before. The duo will meet Cherif Younnousse and Ahmed Tijan from Qatar in the final on Saturday evening from 6.30 pm, who are placed second.

Vos leaves Giro d’Italia

13:04: Marianne Vos did not start on Saturday for the queen stage of the Giro d’Italia Femminile, the Tour of Italy for cyclists. She wants to save for the Olympics.

Vos will participate in the road race of the Games on July 25, together with Annemiek van Vleuten, Demi Vollering and Anna van der Breggen. She celebrated her 29th and 30th victory in the Giro last week.

The queen stage of the Giro ends on Saturday at the top of Monte Matajur, a climb of almost 14 kilometers with a gradient of almost 7.7 percent.

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