Robredo to visit Batangas families displaced by Taal erruption Injured Djokovic quits US Open last 16 match vs Wawrinka ‘People evacuated on their own’ “The women that I play are not generally playing at this level against other players in the locker room, so for me, I have to be the greatest whether it’s against the second seed, the number one seed, or the 80th player in the world.“I have to show up or else I’m going to go home.”‘Sweet and amazing’Williams won her first Grand Slam title 20 years ago at the US Open, but the eighth seed still feels she has plenty in the tank as she pursues a first major since the 2017 Australian Open.“I always said I would wake up one day and say, ‘I’m done.’ That day hasn’t come yet for me,” Williams said.“I’m still playing pretty good tennis. I do look at Roger (Federer), like today, and the guy is incredible.“His game is shockingly amazing. So there is no reason that he shouldn’t be out there with his ability, and I feel the same way about mine.”Williams also touched upon the emotional scenes following Saturday’s third round showdown between reigning champion Naomi Osaka and 15-year-old Coco Gauff, in a match she billed as “the future of women’s tennis”.Osaka, who defeated Williams in a stormy 2018 final overshadowed by a controversial game penalty imposed by chair umpire Carlos Ramos against the US star, consoled Gauff after inflicting a heavy defeat on the teen prodigy.“I thought it was so sweet and so amazing,” said Williams, who stepped in to try and calm the situation after stadium boos during last year’s trophy ceremony soured Osaka’s shining moment. View comments Residents rescue horses, farm animals left on volcano island No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist LATEST STORIES LOOK: Kryz Uy, Slater Young expecting first son “Generally I try to be really sweet after the match. I mean, last year obviously I was comforting Osaka, she was comforting me.“There has been many a time I have been extremely outgoing towards my opponent, because at the end of the day we’re all human and we see each other sometimes more than I see my family.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Serena Williams of the United States looks on during her Women’s Singles fourth round match against Petra Martic of Croatia on day seven of the 2019 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 01, 2019 in Queens borough of New York City. AFPNEW YORK — Serena Williams believes she avoided any serious injury after badly rolling her ankle Sunday in a straight-sets win over Petra Martic that sent her through to the US Open quarter-finals.The 37-year-old American, seeking her 24th career Grand Slam title to match Margaret Court’s all-time record, routed Croatian 22nd seed Petra Martic 6-3, 6-4 to reach the last eight here for the 16th time.ADVERTISEMENT The main concern for Williams, a six-time US Open champion, in an otherwise routine victory was the state of her right ankle that rolled as she scurried to the net to hit a volley in the second set.She called for a medical timeout at the next break and had the ankle heavily taped.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4“I feel fine right now physically,” Williams said after advancing to a meeting with Chinese 18th seed Wang Qiang.“I just wanted to get, like I said, get some compression on it and tape it even stronger and that way I can at least try to finish the match.” Heart Evangelista, Kim Chiu, more celebs appeal for animal rescue after Taal eruption Fans fill up Philippine Arena for SEA Games opening PLAY LIST 01:02Fans fill up Philippine Arena for SEA Games opening00:412 buses bound for SEA Games opening collide in Bulacan01:26Filipino culture takes spotlight as 2019 SEA Games officially opens02:15Sinas: 2,500 NCRPO cops poised to support Taal eruption relief ops01:52Phivolcs: Cloud seeding in ashfall affected areas needs study01:04Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal Teen dead, another hurt in vehicular collision in Santiago City LOOK: Taal Volcano island 2 days after eruption “I usually know if it’s horrible early on,” she added. “I mean, I had a really bad ankle sprain in January. I was like, instantly, ‘No, this can’t happen. I’m finally healthy.’“But I’ll see tomorrow. So far I’m good. I have been managing it. We’ll see tomorrow.”Her path to a 10th US Open final opened up with the elimination of the top two seeds on her side of the draw, with Wang accounting for French Open champion Ashleigh Barty and 2016 runner-up Karolina Pliskova also losing.Williams, who has also battled knee and back injuries this season, insists a theoretically easier route to the title won’t change her approach in New York.“I can’t afford to look at it that way. Every single match I have played, people come and they plan their best,” Williams said.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ
Louis van Gaal revealed to journalists on Manchester United’s pre-season tour of the United States that he still needs to make one big signing to complete his squad.He said he needed someone like Sergio Aguero, Lionel Messi or Eden Hazard who could just score or create a goal out of nothing.So who else is on Van Gaal’s radar and who will follow the latest signing, Sergio Romero into Old Trafford?Click the arrow above, right to see the latest transfer rumours surrounding Old Trafford. 5 Sergio Ramos to be offered improved contract by Real Madrid – click the yellow arrow for more Man United transfer news – Manchester United have been dealt a blow in their pursuit of Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos. According to Spanish newspaper Marca, an improved deal is on the table from Real Madrid for the World Cup winner and it is the deal he wanted originally. Manager Rafa Benitez said Ramos and Florentino Perez are due to meet very soon.
The Liverpool star sustained a concussion as a result of the clash, which meant he missed the Reds’ stunning comeback win over Barcelona in the Champions League.It was expected Liverpool would lose to Barca given they were without Salah, as well as fellow forward Roberto Firmino, and fans were annoyed the collision against Newcastle ruled the Egypt international out Tuesday’s match.Some ‘supporters’ took it too far, though, by sending death threats to a Newcastle goalkeeper in the wake of Salah’s injury. REAL DEAL Salah was forced off the pitch after suffering his injury talkSPORT is your home of live football! Here’s what’s coming up on talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2… Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT tense However, the glovesman they sent the sinister threats to was not Dubravka, the man who collided with Salah – but instead backup keeper Rob Elliot. REVEALED Football can evoke passion and emotion like no other sport, but sometimes fans get so caught up in the moment they overstep the mark.This appears to have been the case in a recent incident concerning Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah and the injury he suffered against Newcastle.Salah was involved in an accidental collision with Martin Dubravka, the Magpies goalkeeper, in the second half of Liverpool’s 3-2 victory over Newcastle last Saturday. Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City “I wasn’t sure if it was me or someone else. But I went to him to say, ‘Sorry’. But I was not trying to injure him – I’m not that kind of guy.“I felt sorry for him, but I was just focused on the ball. Sometimes, you can’t watch everything.”Salah was sat in the stands as his team-mates overcame Barcelona on Tuesday evening, winning 4-0 on the night to complete a 4-3 aggregate victory and reach the Champions League final. Elliot was not even among the substitutes for the match at St James’ Park!The former Charlton goalkeeper shared a post on Instagram showing multiple messages he received in the wake of Salah’s collision – with one individual threatening to kill him.Fans of Elliot, 33, replied with messages of support, laughing at the keyboard warriors for their inability to distinguish between Elliot and Dubravka.The latter spoke of his concern at seeing Salah stricken on the pitch after their collision, saying he was only focused on catching the ball.“I didn’t hit him with my hand, I didn’t punch him,” Dubravka said. “It might have been my hip. 2 Elliot received death threats despite not even playing against Liverpool Real Madrid ‘offer’ Isco to Chelsea in bid to ‘make room’ for Tottenham star no dice LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January gameday cracker shining Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won deals 2 huge blow Ajax vs Tottenham (Wednesday, 8pm) – talkSPORTValencia vs Arsenal (Thursday, 8pm) – talkSPORTNewport vs Mansfield (Thursday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORT 2Tranmere vs Forest Green Rovers (Friday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORT 2Aston Villa vs West Brom (Saturday, 12:30pm) – talkSPORT 2Derby vs Leeds United (Saturday, 5:15pm) – talkSPORT 2Sunderland vs Portsmouth (Saturday, 7:30pm) – talkSPORT 2Doncaster vs Charlton (Sunday, 12:15pm) – talkSPORT 2Mansfield vs Newport (Sunday, 6pm) – talkSPORT 2 LIVE ON talkSPORT