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Anas Zafar was the first Arab and African to finish second in tennis



Anas Zafar was the first Arab and African to finish second in tennis

Anas Jaber of Tunisia became the first Arab and African player to rise to the status of “WTA”, the women’s tennis association, following her historic uprising on Monday.

Jaber, who finished second in the world rankings on Monday, advanced to the second round with a quick 6-1, 6-3 win over Sweden’s Miriam Bijorgland on Monday. And the Tunisian player took only 53 minutes to defeat his opponent. In the next round she will face Kardarcina Gaia of Poland, who defeated Rebecca Marino of Canada 6-4, 3-6, 7-5 in the set.

Jaber advanced to the quarterfinals at Wimbledon last year, reaching the same role at the 2020 Australian Open and his best results in major competitions.

After the win, Anas Jaber said: “Today I have achieved the highest rating in my life. Having lost only four games in today’s match means I got off to a great start in the tournament.” He concluded, “Now I like it. Go above the end of the quarter.

Jaber competed in doubles with senior American Serena Williams at the English Eastbourne Championships last week, and Jaber suffered a minor knee injury before entering the semifinals and won two matches.

2nd place in the world

After advancing to third place last Monday, she became the second highest-ranked African athlete to finish second with Amanda Coatser (November 1997) of South Africa. The light of the impressive results it provides.

The 27-year-old Tunisia, the first Arab woman to make the top ten last year, strengthened her career-best ranking by taking the extra spot at the expense of Estonian Annette Kondavit, who finished third. Score for 4340 points.

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This season, Jaber won the Madrid title and became the runner-up to Polish world number one Iga Svendez in the 1000m in Rome, lifting the Berlin Cup on the Bull Court a week ago and reaching the third title in his career. , Before the start of Wimbledon.

Šviontik is still leading the way outside the herd, with over four thousand points from its closest rival, and after winning six titles so far this year, Jaber’s progress and Kondavit’s decline were the only changes to the top 13 list.

In men, Greek Stephanos Tsitsipas advanced to fifth place after losing to Norway’s Caspar Root after winning the Mallorca Championship on the grass courts last weekend.

This is the only change in the top 18 in the rankings, led by Russian Daniel Medvedev, who withdrew from Wimbledon after his country’s players and their Belarusian neighbors were banned from participating in Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Second German, Alexander Sverrev, was ruled out of the semifinals following Roland Kros’ semi-final defeat, not even after ankle ligament surgery.

  • Top Ten Player Rankings:

1- Russian Daniel Medvedev 7955 points

2- German Alexander Sverev 7030

3- Novak Djokovic 6770

4- Spaniard Rafael Nadal 6525

5- Greek Stephanos Chitsibas 5150 (+1)

6- Norway Caspar Rod 5050 (-1)

7. Spaniard Carlos Alcarus 4890

8- Russian Andrei Rublev 3870

9- Canadian Felix Agar-Aliasim 3760

10. Poland Hubert Hurkacz 3735

  • Top Ten Player Rankings:

1- Poland IGA Schwendek 8576 points

2- Tunisian Anas Jafar 4340 (+1)

3- Estonian Annette Kondaveet 4306 (-1)

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4- Spanish Paula Padusha 4245

5- Greek Maria Zachary 4205

6- Belarusian Arena Sapalenka 4046

7- Czech Carolina Bliskova 3777

8- American Daniel Collins 3255

9- American Jessica Begula 3156

10- Spanish Corbine Muguroza 3015

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Romarinho and Hamdallah lead Jeddah Union attack against Al-Fayha in Saudi League



Romarinho and Hamdallah lead Jeddah Union attack against Al-Fayha in Saudi League

Arafa al-Daba wrote

Friday, September 29, 2023 04:53 PM

The group’s technical director Nuno Santo announced Jeddah Union The starting line-up will face its counterpart Al-Fayha this Friday evening at the King Fahd International Stadium in the eighth round of Saudi League competitions for the current season 2023-2024.

The union is constituted as follows:

Grohi, Philippe, Hassan Kadesh, Omar Hawsawi, Bamasaud, Cornado, N’Golo Conte, Fabinho, Muhannat Al-Shanqidi, Romarinho, Abdel-Razzaq Hamdallah.

Formation of Jeddah Federation

Al-Ittihad is at the top of the Saudi Professional League table this season with 18 points from 7 matches, where they have won 6 matches and lost one match.

Al-Fayha Club is ninth in the league table with 9 points this season, it has drawn 3 matches, won two and lost two matches.

Al-Ittihad will be looking for a win to continue at the top of the Saudi league, having held the title last season..

While Al-Fayha Club will try to get a positive result from the Al-Ittihad tournament, to improve its ranking in the Saudi professional league table..

Saudi Jeddah Union qualified for the quarter-finals of the Guardian of the Two Holy Mosques Cup, beating Al-Quluth 7-6 on penalties in the round of 32 of the competition..

Saudi Arabia’s Al-Ittihad Club are bringing back Brazilian Igor Cornado and Moroccan Abdel Razzaq Hamdalla, who have both returned from injury to train with the Tigers.

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The goalkeeper has returned to training with Neuer Bayern’s squad



The goalkeeper has returned to training with Neuer Bayern’s squad

“CAS” postpones Valieva’s case … and hearings in November

Hearings in the doping case of figure skating competitor Kamila Valeeva have been postponed to November 9 and 10, the Court of Arbitration for Sport said in a statement on Thursday, after the panel of judges requested additional documents.

According to Reuters, Valeeva’s sample was positive for the banned substance trimetazidine at the “Russian National Championships” in December 2021, but the result was not announced until February 8, 2022, a day after she helped her team win a medal. Beijing Olympics.

The International Ski Federation appealed to the Court of Sports after a Russian investigation ruled he was not guilty of any doping-related offences, despite his admission that he had failed a test to detect a substance banned in the sport.

Valeeva claimed in her defense that the positive result of the doping test was the result of mixing it with her grandfather’s heart medication.

The statement said: “After submission of evidence by the parties, the panel requested additional documents and it was decided to adjourn the hearing to a later date to allow all to peruse these documents. To consider appeals.

“The hearings will be held in Lausanne on the ninth and tenth of November 2023, after which the panel will study the case and prepare its final decision.”

The International Olympic Committee allowed Valeeva to compete in women’s singles events despite her positive test, but said team competition medals would not be distributed until her case was resolved.

The USA won the silver medal, Japan the bronze and Canada fourth, ahead of Russia.

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The new postponement comes as a disappointment to the US team, which is still awaiting justice.

For her part, Tracy Marek, CEO of the US Figure Skating Federation, said in a statement: “U.S. Figure Skating is deeply disappointed by the news that the hearing has been postponed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.”

He added: “We recognize the complexities of the case and the time demands of the legal process, with nearly 600 days of waiting, without reaching a resolution, undoubtedly another painful setback for our competitors.” He continued: “We emphasize the importance of transparency in this matter. “Because it affects our athletes a lot.”

On the other hand, the disciplinary committee of the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (Rusada) concluded that Valeeva had committed a violation for which she “cannot bear any fault or negligence.”

The International Skiing Federation is seeking a ruling from the Court of Arbitration for Sport to overturn Rosada’s decision, punish Valeeva and exclude its results.

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) is seeking a four-year ban, as well as the exclusion of all Valeeva’s results from that date, and expressed some disappointment that the case was being postponed again.

WADA said in a statement: “Due to the confidentiality of the proceedings, WADA is not permitted to comment further on the postponement announced by the Court of Arbitration for Sport earlier today.”

He continued: “However, as it has done at all levels, it will continue to press for an early end to these practices.”

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With two goals, one of them by Morocco, and without Messi…Inter Miami lost in the Copa America final. game



With two goals, one of them by Morocco, and without Messi…Inter Miami lost in the Copa America final.  game

Inter Miami lost 1-2 to Houston Dynamo in the US Open Cup final without injured Argentine star Lionel Messi.

Houston took control of the match from the start thanks to two quick goals from Griffin Dorsey (24) and Moroccan Amin Bassi (33 via penalty kick), before Inter scored a face-saving goal through Venezuelan Joseph Martinez (90+2).

Messi and his former Barcelona team-mate, Spaniard Jordi Alba, were absent, along with England co-owner David Beckham and their side’s short-lived second title after winning the League Cup last month. His former Real Madrid teammate in Florida was Frenchman Zinedine Zidane.

No clear reasons have been given for Messi’s absence and the extent of his injury, but he was previously reported to be suffering from “muscle fatigue”, while Argentina coach Gerardo “Tada” Martino spoke of the “repercussions” of an old injury.

“It wasn’t smart to play him,” Martino said after the match, “because we were taking a risk and we couldn’t even think about playing him for a few minutes.”

The former Barcelona and Argentina coach said he expects Messi (36) to play in Miami’s next five games in the American League’s regular season.

He added, “He will definitely play before the end of the league. We will follow each match individually and see how things go and whether the medical team can clear him to play without any risk.”

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