U.S. Open champ Osaka eases to victory on return to action in TokyoThe Saigon Times Daily Naomi Osaka of Japan faces Serena Williams of the USA in the women’s final on day thirteen of the 2018 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York, NY, USA September 8, 2018 - PHOTO: REUTERS TOKYO (REUTERS) - Japan’s Naomi Osaka cruised to victory in her first match since lifting the U.S. Open title, beating Dominika Cibulkova 6-2 6-1 in the last-16 at the Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo on Wednesday. Osaka, who stunned Serena Williams to become Japan’s first grand slam singles champion earlier this month, produced another display of fearless power-hitting to put away Slovak Cibulkova in just under an hour. The 20-year-old, cheered by the capacity home crowd, raced into a 4-0 lead in the opening set and then went on break her opponent three times in the second to ease to victory. “It was really difficult,” third-seeded … [Read more...] about U.S. Open champ Osaka eases to victory on return to action in Tokyo
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Controversial U.S. Open prompts promises of improvement The Saigon Times Daily Serena Williams yells at chair umpire Carlos Ramos in the women's final against Naomi Osaka of Japan at the U.S. Open in New York – PHOTO: REUTERS NEW YORK (REUTERS) - Issues of sexism, officiating double standards and adverse playing conditions have dominated the 50th anniversary of the U.S. Open, raising uncomfortable questions and prompting authorities to promise a review of existing policies. Chair umpires took centre stage at Flushing Meadows this year, more than at any other tournament in recent memory, and culminated with Serena Williams being reduced to tears at her treatment in the women’s final. Her conduct, which earned her a game penalty during Saturday’s defeat by Naomi Osaka, and her comments that a male player would not have been penalized in the same way, have split the tennis world. While Williams was fined a total of US$17,000 by the tournament referees’ … [Read more...] about Controversial U.S. Open prompts promises of improvement
Serena handed tough path to U.S. Open finalThe Saigon Times Daily Serena Williams (USA) reacts after being defeated by Petra Kvitova (CZE) in the Western and Southern tennis open at Lindner Family Tennis Center in Mason, OH, USA August 14, 2018 – PHOTO: REUTERS NEW YORK (REUTERS) - Serena Williams, who is aiming for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title at this year’s U.S. Open, was handed a difficult path to the final after being drawn on Thursday in the same quarter as older sister Venus and world number one Simona Halep. Serena, a six-times champion in New York who is seeded 17th, will start her campaign against Polish world number 60 Magda Linette and could face Venus in the third round before a possible fourth-round showdown with Romanian top seed Halep. In her last bid to match Australian Margaret Court’s record haul of Grand Slam titles, the 36-year-old Williams, who missed last year’s U.S. Open due to her pregnancy, came up one win shy as she … [Read more...] about Serena handed tough path to U.S. Open final
The move led by Texas further escalates a national feud over an issue that has become a lightning rod both for the transgender community, and conservatives pushing back against new civil rights they perceive as a threat. Writing to public school districts and universities on May 13, the Justice and Education Departments laid out guidelines on creating a safe environment for transgender students. Building on existing laws against sexual discrimination, the letter asks schools to let youths use the bathroom matching their gender identity -- rather than the sex on their birth certificate. In a joint filing seeking to quash the Obama directive, the states accused the federal government of trying to rewrite laws by "executive fiat." Accusing the government of "running roughshod over commonsense policies protecting children and basic privacy rights," the states urged the judge to rule the directive unlawful. Texas is the lead plaintiff in the complaint filed in U.S. District Court in … [Read more...] about U.S. states sue White House over transgender bathroom use
Vietnamese women artists exhibit paintings in U.S. Photo exhibition in Binh Dinh and Hanoi Ten female Vietnamese artists will join a painting exhibition titled “Her presence in colors IX” at Portland University, Oregon. U.S.A. from August 1-31, Tuoi Tre reported. The exhibition at the university’s Littman Gallery organized by International Women Artists Council (INWAC) will be themed “Self portrait – Reflection of self”. The artists are Cao Thi Duoc, Dang Thi Duong, Nguyen Thuy Huong, Le Thi Kim, Cong Tan Ton Nu Ai Lan, Tran Thuy Linh, Nguyen Thi Tam, Huynh Phuong Thi Dai Trang, Ly Chanh Van and Nguyen Thi Quang Vinh. *The Temple of Literature in Hanoi will exhibit one hundred photos capturing the beauty of Vietnamese women by photographer Van Tho on August 6, Vietnam News Agency reported. “Beauty of Vietnamese women” held by the Vietnam Photographers’ Association and the Vietnam News Agency (VNA), is part of activities to … [Read more...] about Vietnamese women artists exhibit paintings in U.S.