Serena Williams at No 28 In WTA Rankings Climbs

LONDON (AP) — Serena Williams climbed 153 spots in the WTA rankings after her runner-up finish at Wimbledon, putting her back in the top 30.Williams is ranked 28th in the list published Monday. At Wimbledon, the former No. 1 was playing only her fourth tournament after returning from childbirth but still reached the final before losing to Angelique Kerber of Germany. Kerber climbed six spots to No. 4, with Simona Halep holding onto the top ranking despite going out in the third round at the All England Club.Kevin Anderson climbed into the men’s top 5 for the first time after his run to the Wimbledon final put him in fifth place, while champion Novak Djokovic jumped 11 spots to No. 10. Rafael Nadal, who lost to Djokovic in the semifinals, remains No. 1. read more

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Lampard is excited ahead of Chelsea match

first_imgHis team Derby County will play at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday against the English Premier League side in the Carabao CupFor the first time since retiring from professional football, Frank Lampard is returning to Stamford Bridge as a Chelsea rival.The former Blues footballer has taken Derby Country to the Fourth Round in the Carabao Cup after beating Manchester United last month.And now he returns to what he calls the place with his “40,000 friends.”Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“Well, I’m preparing. I’m working hard, that’s my job – to try and prepare us to give as good an account of ourselves as we can,” Lampard said to Sky Sports.“The bond I have with the fans and people behind the scenes where – it’s a special draw for me to be able to go back and see people behind the scenes and see 40,000-plus friends in the stadium.”“I’m more emotional as I’ve got older, I think. You know these things catch you because you realize in life what an important part Chelsea was in my life, how important it was and what I owe for that in terms of thanks,” he added.“Sarri is very impressive and I can feel it here because the staff here, everybody, the players have worked very hard from the start of pre-season to change certain things, as managers tend to do when they come in and I know the work that has to go in to try and make those changes.”last_img read more

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