Naomi Osaka comes back from behind to beat Ashleigh Barty in China Open final

first_img Reuters BeijingOctober 6, 2019UPDATED: October 6, 2019 19:16 IST AP PhotoJapan’s Naomi Osaka fought back from a set down to beat Australian world number one Ash Barty 3-6 6-3 6-2 in the final of the China Open in Beijing on Sunday.It was world number four Osaka’s second title in the Asian swing after clinching the Pan Pacific Open in Japan last month and she is yet to lose a match since her fourth-round exit at the U.S. Open, extending her run to 10 victories.In a battle between two of the year’s Grand Slam champions, Australian Open winner Osaka broke the reigning French Open champion Barty three times and dropped serve only once in the one-hour-50-minute encounter.It was Osaka’s second win over a fellow Grand Slam champion at the tournament after she beat U.S. Open winner Bianca Andreescu in another three-setter in the quarter-finals.The opening set went with serve until Osaka made three double faults in one game to give Barty a 4-2 lead, after which the Australian served out the set, saving a break point along the way.”Basically I was telling myself to keep fighting even though my attitude was really trash – ‘this is a final, I’m really privileged to be here in the first place, so keep fighting!'” Osaka said.”I feel like I wasn’t that calm here (at the tournament). I threw my racket, like, once every match. I really wanted to win here, I felt like I had something to prove.”You missed the moment where @Naomi_Osaka_ clinched it? Worry no more, here it is again 🙂 pic.twitter.com/m1ibqsrrbmadvertisement China Open (@ChinaOpen) October 6, 2019The Japanese turned the tables in the second set when she broke back to take a 4-2 lead. At 30-all, she unleashed a backhand return to bring up a fourth break point and then forced Barty to hit her forehand long.Osaka did not concede a single break point in the second set and took it into the decider after closing out on her serve.She then upped the tempo right from the opening game of the third set with long baseline rallies which forced Barty into making mistakes, earning the fourth seed a break of serve.A poor service game from Barty when she was down 4-2 in the third saw her broken to love as Osaka won eight points in a row to take a 5-2 lead and serve for the title.Barty managed to save one match point in the final game but Osaka took to the baseline again to out-rally her opponent, wrapping up the encounter and levelling their head-to-head record at 2-2.For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow Naomi OsakaFollow China OpenFollow Ashleigh Barty Next Naomi Osaka comes back from behind to beat Ashleigh Barty in China Open finalNaomi Osaka bounced back from a set down to cruise through the final sets, defeating the Australian top seed Ashleigh Barty 3-6, 6-3, 6-2.advertisementlast_img read more

Nova Scotia Breast Screening Program Celebrates 20 Years

first_imgMore Nova Scotia women are benefitting from early cancer detection because of the Nova Scotia Breast Screening Program, which celebrates its 20th anniversary today, Oct. 14. “The single most effective way to detect breast cancer early is to be screened regularly,” said Paula English, chief of program standards and quality, Department of Health and Wellness. “The Nova Scotia Breast Screening Program makes it easier for every woman in the province who should be screened to have regular mammograms easily and conveniently.” The program opened its first fixed site at the Halifax Shopping Centre in 1991. Today, there are 11 sites and a mobile service, providing access to breast screening for women in all parts of the province. It has screened 177,617 women, performed nearly 720,000 mammograms, and detected more than 3,000 cases of breast cancer since its beginning. The program was one of the first in Canada to switch to digital screening. It was also the first to eliminate opportunistic screening (screening asymptomatic women in a diagnostic setting), leaving the diagnostic facilities free for those who need it. Dr. Judy Caines, medical director for the Nova Scotia Breast Screening Program, introduced the stereotactic needle core biopsy in 1991, a procedure to assess whether an abnormality detected on a mammogram requires surgery. Nova Scotia now has the lowest benign breast surgery numbers in the country. Dr. Caines said the Nova Scotia Breast Screening Program is seeing 67.6 per cent of Nova Scotians who should be getting routine mammograms and she would like to see that rate increase. “We are seeing many women, but there are more women out there who should be screened. Every Nova Scotian woman over the age of 40 should visit the program. With nearly 18 Nova Scotian women in 1,000 showing signs of breast cancer, it’s important to detect it early and begin treatment as soon as possible.” Nova Scotians can call 1-800-565-0548 or visit www.breastscreening.nshealth.ca to book an appointment for a screening in their area.last_img read more