WTA roundup: Aryna Sabalenka wins first match since US Open

WTA roundup: Aryna Sabalenka wins first match since US Open

21/10/2021 7:10:00 AM

WTA roundup: Aryna Sabalenka wins first match since US Open

Aryna Sabalenka, returning from a lengthy hiatus caused in part by a positive COVID-19 test, recorded a 7-6 (2), 4-6, 6-1 victory over Australia's Ajla Tomljanovic on Wednesday in the second round of the VTB Kremlin Cup in Moscow.The top-seeded Belarusian withdrew from the event in Indian Wells two wee

Aryna Sabalenka, returning from a lengthy hiatus caused in part by a positive COVID-19 test, recorded a 7-6 (2), 4-6, 6-1 victory over Australia's Ajla Tomljanovic on Wednesday in the second round of the VTB Kremlin Cup in Moscow.The top-seeded Belarusian withdrew from the event in Indian Wells two weeks ago after her positive test, and she received a first-round bye in Moscow. As a result, Wednesday marked her first action since falling to Canada's Leylah Fernandez in the semifinals of the U.S. Open.

New Zealand plans lifetime ban on cigarette sales to stamp out smoking How will New Zealand's lifetime ban on cigarette sales work? Jimmy Lai among three Hong Kong activists convicted over Tiananmen vigil

Second-seeded Garbine Muguruza also needed three sets to win her opener, defeating the Czech Republic's Tereza Martincova 6-4, 4-6, 6-3.The two Russian players in action Wednesday both won their second-round contests. Fourth-seeded Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova topped the United States' Bernarda Pera 6-2, 7-5, and Ekaterina Alexandrova routed Ukraine's Anhelina Kalinina 6-4, 6-1.

Tenerife Ladies OpenMaria Camila Osorio Serrano beat a top-10 player for the first time in her career, as the 19-year-old Colombian upset top-seeded Elina Svitolina of Ukraine 5-7, 6-3, 6-2 in the first round at Tenerife, Spain.The day's other action in the Canary Islands consisted of three second-round matches. headtopics.com

Slovakia's Anna Karolina Schmiedlova beat Romania's Jaqueline Cristian 6-2, 7-5. The United States' Ann Li got past Russia's Varvara Gracheva 6-4, 6-2, and France's Alize Cornet advanced when China's Xinyu Wang retired while trailing 6-1, 6-7 (5), 4-1.

Read more: CNA »

Raeesah Khan testifies to privileges committee that WP leaders told her to keep to lie made in Parliament

SINGAPORE — Former Workers’ Party (WP) Member of Parliament Raeesah Khan has given evidence to the Committee of Privileges that she had been told by WP leaders to stick to the lie she had made in Parliament on Aug 3.

US authorises 'mix and match' COVID-19 vaccine boostersWASHINGTON: The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Wednesday (Oct 20) authorised using a so-called \u0022mix and match\u0022 strategy for people who require a booster shot of a COVID-19 vaccine after their primary series. \u0022The FDA has determined that the known and potential benefits of the use of a s

US expected to authorize mix-and-match COVID booster shotsFederal regulators are expected to authorize the mixing and matching of COVID-19 booster shots this week in an effort to provide flexibility for those seeking to maintain protection against the coronavirus. The upcoming announcement by the Food and Drug Administration is likely to come along with authorization for boosters of the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson shots and follows the authorization of a third dose for the Pfizer vaccine for many Americans last month. The FDA was expected to say that, especially for the mRNA vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna that have proved most effective against the virus, maintaining consistency in the vaccine course was still preferable.

US authorizes 'mix and match' Covid vaccine boosters: regulatorThe Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are authorised in the US. A single dose of any of them may now be used following completion of primary vaccination with a different COVID-19 vaccine.

US FDA to allow ‘mix and match’ approach for Covid booster shotsWASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is planning to allow Americans to receive a different Covid-19 vaccine as a booster than the one they initially received, a move that could reduce the appeal of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine and provide flexibility to doctors and other vaccinators.