Kerber says top ranking weighs, but ready for grass season
EASTBOURNE, England World number one Angelique Kerber needs no reminding how perilous life on Tour can be when you are the player everyone wants to knock off their perch.
MILAN AC Milan played down problems with their flight as they finally left for Qatar on Wednesday, nearly one day behind schedule, to face Juventus in Friday's Italian Supercup match.
"It's simply that the plane didn't arrive and created this problem, we can't go to Doha by bus," chief executive Adriano Galliani said as the team arrived at Malpensa airport.
"It would be better if both teams arrived at the same time but I don't want to get involved in a controversy," he added, blaming technical problems for the delay.
Juventus arrived in Doha on Tuesday as scheduled, giving them an extra day to train and adapt to the much warmer conditions.
Galliani said on Tuesday that Milan had suffered a "serious sporting disadvantage", leading to speculation that they would refuse to play the match if there were further delays.
The Supercup is played annually between the winners of the previous season's Serie A and Coppa Italia. Juventus won both competitions last year, meaning that Milan qualified to face them as Cup runners-up.
(Writing by Brian Homewood, editing by Ed Osmond)
EASTBOURNE, England Romania's Simona Halep said her bitter French Open final defeat by Jelena Ostapenko was still "killing her" as she looked forward to making amends at next week's Wimbledon.
ST PETERSBURG, Russia The video assistant referee (VAR) technology being tested at the Confederations Cup in Russia should be refined, the head of refereeing at world soccer's ruling body FIFA said on Monday.