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    导出博客文章NEW YORK -- Angelique Kerber probably doesnt consider herself a late bloomer, but the meaty metrics of tennis suggest otherwise. Michael Pineda Jersey .The No. 2-seeded German could depart the National Tennis Center in two weeks as the WTAs No. 1-ranked player -- making her, at 28, the oldest woman ever to claim the top spot for the first time.Kerber sprinted into the second round Monday when Polona Hercog retired with a combination of illness and heat stroke after losing the first seven games in Arthur Ashe Stadium. Hercog is now 1-18 versus top-10 opponents.Serena Williams, who is defending 460 more points here than Kerber, essentially needs to last longer than Kerber in the draw to retain that No. 1 ranking. Jennifer Capriati was 25 years and 6 months old when she ascended to the No. 1 ranking for the first time, in 2001. Kerber, incredibly, would be more than three years older.A few more takeaways from the match:Startlingly swift beginning: Kerber came into New York following a pair of difficult losses -- to Monica Puig in the gold-medal match in Rio and to Karolina Pliskova in the Cincinnati final -- but there was no hangover here. Kerber won 30 of the abbreviated matchs 39 points, in a tidy total of 33 minutes.If theres pressure, shes not feeling it: Kerber could have lifted that No. 1 ranking with a title in Cincinnati but looked tired in losing to Pliskova. In her pre-tournament news conference, Kerber said she embraced questions about taking Williams ranking. On court after her win Monday, she reinforced that idea. Lets see if the day will come someday, she said. I will be really happy. Im really trying to focus here, win all the matches, and then well see.Recent history means nothing: Believe it or not, the unseeded Hercog had won two of the previous three matches against Kerber. The Slovenian, ranked No. 120 among WTA players, scored victories in Warsaw in 2010 and Monterrey a year later -- both in straight sets. Kerber now holds a 4-2 head-to-head edge.No service issues: Kerber was all over Hercogs serve, breaking her in each of three opportunities. The German won 10 of 17 points on Hercogs first serve and was 4-for-4 in the second. On her own serve, Kerber won 16 of 18 points. Rod Carew Jersey . Jason Zucker and Matt Cooke also scored for Minnesota, which has won five of six. Kuemper made five saves in the first, nine in the second, and nine in the third. The rookies best save came with 2:17 left in the third period when he denied former Wild forward Matt Cullen from just outside of the crease on the right side. Byron Buxton Jersey . The 26-year-old Ireland striker, who has four goals this season, has signed a three-and-a-half year contract with his new club. . Kuznetsov, who was selected by the Capitals in the first round of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, has been playing for his hometown team Chelyabinsk Traktor of the KHL. SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Andrew White says its way too early to call himself an X factor for No. 18 Syracuse. The fifth-year transfer from Nebraska may just be the difference maker, however, for a team that looks like it may be one of the nations elite.White, who shot 41 percent from 3-point range a year ago, signed with the Orange the day before fall classes started. He gives the Orange a dimension they appeared to be lacking entering the season.I definitely think hes a difference maker, said fellow fifth-year transfer John Gillon. The way he spreads the floor and how quick his release is theres really not five people who can shoot like that in the nation.White scored 19 points, Tyler Lydon had 17, and Syracuse went on a 14-0 run in the first half to take control and overpower Holy Cross 90-46 on Tuesday night.Syracuse (2-0) shot 58 percent from the field and was 13 for 25 on 3-pointers. White went 5 of 10 from beyond the arc after going 2 of 7 in the Oranges season opener against Colgate.Hes a huge piece of this team, Lydon said. He can do a lot of great things on the court. Adding him was huge for us. Anytime you have a guy who can space the floor like thats huge.White, a modest sort, preferred to let his teammates do the talking.Id rather that question be answered by my teammates, White said. Theyre the ones evaluating what my value is. I just try to come in and take care of business, take pressure off my teammates. I think thats what Ill do most.And just two games into the season, White says talk of his importance is a tad premature.I think were all critical. I think were all X factors. As far as me being the X factor I think its a little early now to be saying that. Im just trying to come in and do my job.And his job is knocking down 3s, a skill in which he has supreme confidence.My motto is if a shoot a shot its supposed to go in, he added. Thats why I dont get too excited when I hit a three or celebrate too much. My coaches and teammates expect the shot to go in when I attempt it.Coach Jim Boeheim praised White.He was geared up tonight. He was ready to go. He was focused in, Boeheim said. Hees a shooter. Twins Jerseys Outlet. Obviously thats what he does. Were happy we have him here.Tyus Battle was 3 of 5 from long range, while Gillon made two while adding 15 points, nine assists and just one turnover off the bench.Anthony Thompson had 12 points, while Robert Champion and Malachi Alexander had eight apiece for the Crusaders (0-2). The Crusaders shot just 31 percent for the game.Asked what he would take away from the game, Holy Cross coach Bill Carmody had a succinct response: Nothing.Besides their 3-point attack, the Orange tallied 18 second-chance points, had 32 inside the paint, and scored 31 points off Holy Cross turnovers. The Orange outrebounded the smaller Crusaders 39-27. At one point in the first half, Syracuse had a 16-3 advantage on the boards.The Orange led 22-14 when they went on their 14-0 blitz to take control. The run featured four 3-pointers, two by White and one each by Frank Howard and Battle. Syracuse led 49-23 at the half.BIG PICTURE:Holy Cross: Its not fair to judge Holy Crosss outlook for the 2016-17 season based on Tuesdays outcome, but we may know more after Fridays matchup against UMass.Syracuse: This is one of Jim Boeheims best offensive teams in years. The Orange can beat teams inside and out.POLL IMPLICATIONS: With the nations top teams playing each other this week, the Orange could find themselves moving up in the rankings.SOPHOMORE SLUMP OVER: Tyler Lydon was 0-for-8 from beyond the arc in Syracuses two exhibition games and 0-for-3 in the season opener but he was 2-of-3 Tuesday.MICROWAVE: Gilllon is proving to be quite the spark off the bench for Boeheim. The transfer from Colorado State now has 28 points, 15 assists and just one turnover in two games.NO TREY, NO WAY: Holy Cross was just of 9-of-32 from 3 for 28 percent.UP NEXT:Holy Cross tries for its first win of the young season when the Crusaders host UMass on Sunday.Syracuse, a bubble team that made last years NCAA Tournament, hosts Monmouth, a bubble team that did not, Friday. Youth NFL Jerseys Cheap Wholesale Nike NFL Jerseys Wholesale NFL Gear Discount NFL Jerseys Nike NFL Jerseys China Jerseys From China Cheap Jerseys Online ' ' '
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