Enraged Pliskova damages umpire's chair, Halep and Wozniacki cruise

AP 
 
   Karolina Pliskova took to the umpire's chair with her racquet after a bad call

You rarely see the kind of fury Thiem displayed on the women's circuit however, where action tends to be a lot calmer.

Karolina Pliskova is now the world number six in the women's singles rankings, and topped the pile as recently as July 2017.

At 5-5 in the match-deciding set, Pliskova overhead smashed a slow-dropping ball for what she assumed was a winning point.

San Francisco-based firm customizes crypto-products to lure institutional clients
While Coinbase has said it doesn't consider tokens on its exchanges to be securities, the regulatory view on that is hazy. It will have security and third party auditing and financial reporting validation at the standards of the American SEC.

Gavrilova came from 4-0 down in the final set to edge third seed Muguruza 5-7 6-2 7-6 (8-6) in a marathon clash lasting more than three hours. The victory means the 24-year-old Gavrilova recorded her first top 10 victory of the year, and her first back-to-back match wins since Acapulco in February.

The chair umpire acknowledged that she "lost" the ball mark and therefore said the point should be awarded to Sakkari.

Instead of shaking hands with Mrozinska, Pliskova left a hole in the umpire chair-a move that will very likely result in a fine though none has been announced yet.

Bangladesh SC grants bail to ex-PM Khaleda Zia in corruption case
On Khaleda's freedom from jail, BNP lawyer Moudud Ahmed said: "We have to try to seek bail in other cases for that". The apex court directed the High Court to hear her petition and positively dispose of it by the end of July.

Pliskova had argued heatedly with umpire Marta Mrozinska after her smash was called out when serving at 30-30 and 5-5 in the final set, and her Greek opponent won the game before serving out the match.

It remains to be seen what action will be taken against Pliskova, but the world number five's twin sister may also face punishment.

Tencent Sees Profit Increase of 61% Thanks to Games Business
The Hong Kong-listed company reported an operating margin of 42 per cent, up 3 percentage points from the same period a year ago. China's largest social network and gaming company defied fears that outsized spending would hammer profitability.

Related News:

  • Sports betting at Monmouth Park delayed until June

    Sports betting at Monmouth Park delayed until June

    Nearly two-thirds of those surveyed did not believe it was morally wrong to gamble on sporting events . We have always believed that sports wagering would eventually come out of the shadows.
    Deadpool 2 Movie Review

    Deadpool 2 Movie Review

    This doesn't exactly dilute the impact of Deadpool 2 , but forebodes a bigger problem in the evolution of the superhero genre. She has a lot of fun with her deadpan lines, bemoaning the choices that led her to get involved with Deadpool's mission.
    Coli update: You can now safely eat romaine again

    Coli update: You can now safely eat romaine again

    Health officials say there is a lag time of two to three weeks between when someone falls ill and when it's reported to the CDC. It's the worst outbreak of E. coli since 2006 when illnesses traced to spinach killed three and sickened more than 270.
  • President Trump to Meet with California Officials About Sanctuary Policies

    President Trump to Meet with California Officials About Sanctuary Policies

    On Tuesday, the San Diego City Council broke with the county and voted to support California's sanctuary laws. Trump argues that the policies violate federal law and result in the release of criminals into communities.
    Eastman wins Democratic primary for Nebraska's 2nd District

    Eastman wins Democratic primary for Nebraska's 2nd District

    Smith won yesterday's Republican primary with 66-percent of the vote and will take on Democrat Paul Theobald in November. Ricketts defeated Krystal Gabel of Omaha, a technical writer who advocates for medical marijuana and industrial hemp.
    Arteta favourite to land Arsenal job

    Arteta favourite to land Arsenal job

    A 68-year-old Arsene Wenger headed Arsenal since 1996. "So that's why I say - yes, Patrick Vieira is ready to manage Arsenal ". Not just because he's my friend. 'He is doing very well with New York City, and he told me the job is very hard and difficult.
  • Kellogg ceases business activities in crisis-wracked Venezuela

    Kellogg ceases business activities in crisis-wracked Venezuela

    In 2014, authorities took over two plants belonging to USA cleaning products maker Clorox Co after its departure. Workers said they were prevented from entering the plant in the central city of Maracay on Tuesday.
    The Crew 2 beta kicks off later this month

    The Crew 2 beta kicks off later this month

    Forget what you know about the first game, though, The Crew 2 is a far bigger, more ambitious prospect than its forebear. For those planning on playing on the PC, the system requirements haven't been released yet but will be soon.
    Texas man, 25, poses as Harvey evacuee, stars for HS hoops team

    Texas man, 25, poses as Harvey evacuee, stars for HS hoops team

    The woman, who spoke on the condition of anonymity said her daughter didn't have a sexual relationship with Gilstrap-Portley. This is a unique situation that shows us areas that need improving when we open our doors to students in times of need.
  • Only Hours Left For Voters To Cast Their Primary Ballots

    Only Hours Left For Voters To Cast Their Primary Ballots

    About 1 in 10 Douglas County polling places changed for the primary, affecting about 37,000 voters. Early voting comes to a close on Friday, May 18 at 5 p.m. when both polling places close.
    Bell's pinch-hit RBI leads Pirates past White Sox, 3-2

    Bell's pinch-hit RBI leads Pirates past White Sox, 3-2

    Earlier today I wrote that Williams has been playing with fire this season due to control issues and a lack of swings and misses. This double - which was hit off of left-handed reliever Aaron Bummer - would score Frazier to run the score to 7-0 Pirates.
    Turkish banker gets 32 months prison in United States  case over Iran sanctions

    Turkish banker gets 32 months prison in United States case over Iran sanctions

    The Turkish government has fulminated about Zarrab and Atilla's cases, labeling them an attempted "judicial coup" on Erdogan. The judge underlined that Zarrab convincingly explained during the trial the involvement of Atilla in the entire scheme.


Most liked

Meghan Markle's sister injured in vehicle crash after run-in with paparazzi
Samantha's boyfriend, Mark , told TMZ the couple were driving in Florida when they had a "paparazzi confrontation". Reports from TMZ claim Samantha sustained a fractured knee and broken ankle and was taken to hospital.

Europe, Iran seek to save nuclear deal after USA pullout
But in an interview aired on the ABC programme This Week, Bolton said, "That's not the policy of the administration". The U.S. pulled out of the pact last week and promised to impose tough economic sanctions on Iran.

WWE 'Smackdown' Up for Grabs as NBCUniversal Moves to Pin Down 'Raw'
- WWE could be seeing its shows split between networks as it works to negotiate new television deals, according to a new report. WWE's current NBCU deal generated $180 million for the 2017 year, but that also included rights to Smackdown Live .

Tata Steel ties up Rs 17K cr debt for Bhushan Steel buy
The company's consolidated net profit stood at Rs 2,879 crore, up from Rs 1,008 crore in the same period past year . He said the company is awaiting NCLT approval for Monnet Ispat and Energy (MIEL) acquisition.

Windrush scandal: United Kingdom admits 63 people could have been wrongfully deported
Two victims of the Windrush scandal have told MPs they believed they would not have faced deportation were it not for their race. Ms Wilson, 61, from Wolverhampton, gave evidence to the MPs and peers on the committee alongside her daughter, Natalie Barnes.

Texas airport workers used flights to distribute meth
The defendants were arrested Monday and will make an appearance in federal court later this week, the Justice Department said. Neither the nine people arrested Tuesday nor the one suspect still on the lam had any prior connections to drug gangs, U.S.

Liam Payne Reveals When He Plans to Marry Cheryl Cole!
The Girls Aloud star, 34, sent ex-1D singer Liam , 24, to the kitchen while she kipped with son Bear , now one. During an interview backstage, Payne confirmed that his debut album will be released this fall.

Michael Carrick moves straight into coaching role ahead of FA Cup final
Michael Carrick's absence on the field will no doubt be felt after he called time on his 12-year stint at the Manchester club. It [the role] changes overnight.

Ronda Rousey wants a baby 'soon'
"Rowdy" Ronda replied to the question and said that she would like to have a child "someday soon", but that she didn't know yet. As you'll see in the video, James' took the brunt of Ronda's offense at the close of the contest.

Bucks hire former Atlanta head coach Mike Budenholzer as new head coach
Budenholzer has experience as an National Basketball Association head coach, having last coached the Atlanta Hawks from 2013-18. Alongside Antetokounmpo, the Bucks have players like Eric Bledsoe, Khris Middleton , Malcolm Brogdon, and Thon Maker.

Ekiti guber: APC congratulates Kayode Fayemi, courts other aspirants
He said that the APC was taking the Ekiti governorship poll seriously "to redeem the state from a very abusive government". Fayemi should not celebrate this pyrrhic victory yet because it is nothing but a flame that will be quenched on July 14 .

Manhattan District Attorney Will No Longer Prosecute Minor Marijuana Cases
Johnson is calling on the NYPD to issue summonses instead of making arrests when someone is caught smoking pot in public. Andrew Cuomo signaled last month that the time might be right to consider loosening statewide restrictions.

Russian opposition leader Navalny jailed for 30 days over protest
But 1,600 anti-Kremlin activists, including Navalny, 41, were detained for their actions. The charge carries a punishment of up to 15 days in custody.

Spanish GP stats: Why Saturday is the most important day in Barcelona
Meanwhile, despite Hamilton being confirmed for the 2019 season, there remains a question mark on his teammate for next season. The Austrian said: "Valtteri deserved to win in Baku and could even have won the last two.

Baylor Sports Earn APR Public Recognition Awards
The University of Arkansas has earned a public recognition award in 12 of the 13 years since the program was initiated. I would also like to thank the Morgan Academic Center staff for their efforts in supporting our student-athletes.