Quantcast
Get breaking news alerts via email

Click here to manage your alerts
Venus Williams notches rare win over sister Serena
First Published Aug 09 2014 11:31 pm • Last Updated Aug 09 2014 11:31 pm

tennis • Venus Williams defeated Serena 6-7 (2), 6-2, 6-3 Saturday for the first win against her sister in more than five years and advanced to the final of the Rogers Cup in Montreal.

The 34-year-old Venus hadn’t beaten her 32-year-old sister in five matches going back to Dubai in 2009. Top-ranked Serena still leads the all-time series 15-11.

Join the Discussion
Post a Comment

In the second semifinal, third-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska beat Ekaterina Makarova 7-6 (1), 7-6 (3).

• In Toronto, Roger Federer advanced to the men’s final, beating Spain’s Feliciano Lopez 6-3, 6-4 to set up a match against upset-happy Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. Tsonga beat his third straight higher-seeded opponent, topping seventh-seeded Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria 6-4, 6-3. The 13th-seeded Frenchman beat top-ranked Novak Djokovic on Thursday and eighth-seeded Andy Murray on Friday.

Ledecky sets record in 400 freestyle

swimming • Katie Ledecky broke the world record in the 400-meter freestyle at the U.S. national championships Saturday night in Irvine, Calif., becoming the first woman since Janet Evans to hold world marks in the 400, 800 and 1,500 freestyles at the same time.

The 17-year-old from Bethesda, Maryland, won in 3 minutes, 58.86 seconds. She bettered the mark of 3:59.15 set by Italy’s Federica Pellegrini at the 2009 world championships in Rome, when a raft of world records were broken during the apex of the high-tech suit era. Those suits were banned the following year, making world records harder to achieve.

Cierra Runge finished second in 4:04.67, and Leah Smith was third at 4:06.28.

Michael Phelps lost for the third time in the week, finishing sixth in the 100 backstroke. Olympic champion Matt Grevers won in 52.75. Phelps touched in 53.95.


story continues below
story continues below

Garcia, Petersonscore easy victories

Boxing • Light welterweight champion Danny Garcia remained unbeaten, stopping Rod Salka at 2:31 of the second round in a non-title fight at the Barclays Center in New York.

Garcia (29-0) is the WBC and WBA champion, and the two organizations didn’t sanction the bout because Salka usually fights as a lightweight and isn’t even considered to be among the 50 best fighters in that division.

Lamont Peterson (33-2-1) also fought an unheralded opponent, stopping New York native Edgar Santana at 2:48 of the 10th round to retain his IBF junior welterweight title.



Copyright 2014 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Top Reader Comments Read All Comments Post a Comment
Click here to read all comments   Click here to post a comment


About Reader Comments


Reader comments on sltrib.com are the opinions of the writer, not The Salt Lake Tribune. We will delete comments containing obscenities, personal attacks and inappropriate or offensive remarks. Flagrant or repeat violators will be banned. If you see an objectionable comment, please alert us by clicking the arrow on the upper right side of the comment and selecting "Flag comment as inappropriate". If you've recently registered with Disqus or aren't seeing your comments immediately, you may need to verify your email address. To do so, visit disqus.com/account.
See more about comments here.
Staying Connected
Videos
Jobs
Contests and Promotions
  • Search Obituaries
  • Place an Obituary

  • Search Cars
  • Search Homes
  • Search Jobs
  • Search Marketplace
  • Search Legal Notices

  • Other Services
  • Advertise With Us
  • Subscribe to the Newspaper
  • Access your e-Edition
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Contact a newsroom staff member
  • Access the Trib Archives
  • Privacy Policy
  • Missing your paper? Need to place your paper on vacation hold? For this and any other subscription related needs, click here or call 801.204.6100.