February 26, 2005 |
Alicia Molik defeated top-seeded Amelie Mauresmo, 7-6 (11), 6-1, Friday in the semifinals of the Qatar Open at Doha. Mauresmo's loss prevented her from regaining the No. 1 WTA Tour ranking on Monday from Lindsay Davenport. It also ended her bid for consecutive titles after winning the Proximus Diamond Games in Antwerp last Sunday. Molik, 17, will play second-seeded Maria Sharapova, who defeated Daniela Hantuchova, 6-2, 6-4, in the other semifinal.
March 21, 2003 |
It has been a week since Brad Van Liew crossed the finish line at Salvador, Brazil, the first in his class to do so, after more than a month at sea. And he is still breathing a sigh of relief. "Boats are still out there because there was a lot of carnage," he said, after guiding Tommy Hilfiger Freedom America to a first-place finish in Leg 4 of the Around Alone sailing race. "There were two dismastings and all sorts of problems associated with the wild weather."