Venus Williams Fights But is Defeated at Pan Pacific

Venus Williams was defeated 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (2) at the Pan Pacific Open final on Friday. The veteran tennis player started out well, but her Czech opponent Petra Kvitova rallied to beat her.Williams, after coming back from illness and injury, is still fighting for her first title since last October.“I was probably a little tired,” said Williams, who also played in a three-hour match on Thursday. “But I don’t think it affected the match. She played two matches yesterday, so no doubt she was a little tired as well.”Kvitova won after Williams failed to close the match in the third set at Ariake Colosseum.The seventh-seeded Kvitova played tough in the tiebreak, by jumping out to 6-0 lead. Williams scored two points but Kvitova won in the third match point.“I am really happy with how I played today,” Kvitova said. “It was a very close match, and every game was up and down.”Kvitova will face fifth-seeded Angelique Kerber of Germany next, as she beat fourth-seeded Caroline Wozniacki 6-4, 7-6 (5) in the other semifinal. read more

Sandals winning over Barbados with all inclusive concept says Minister Sealy

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:barbados, minister sealy, sandals Multi-millionaire Barbados businessmen arrested in $3m drug bust, yacht suspected in drug trafficking Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 21 Jul 2015 – Next on the stop, Barbados where Minister of Tourism Richard Sealy, said they too have seen a spike in tourism figures mainly from the US and Canada. While Minister Sealy admits there was hesitation and push back from his countrymen because of the all-inclusive concept and the government incentives afforded Sandals; now there is a changing of heart among the people of Barbados as the company has proven it will share its guests with those outside of its 250 room resort and gain the country airlift on carriers like JetBlue and Air Canada. “The community at large is appreciating what Sandals is doing, I think the word is getting out there this is a small society. Sandals coming to Barbados would have been controversial for a number of reasons, perhaps unlike Turks and Caicos where you may not necessarily have had a lot of hotels and so on and Sandals/Beaches is big – we did have an established industry here that had a particular character and the all-inclusive was considered a bad word.” Barbados Prime Minister speaks to country ahead of Tropical Storm Dorian; said country is preparing for 6-12 feet storm surge Stinky sargassum blamed for marine disaster; dolphins, flying fish and turtles trappedlast_img read more