She served well against Vekic, making 78% of her first serves, winning 71% of those points, and will need to find similar numbers against Osaka who she can not match off the ground.
Karolina Pliskova (+1, No.8 to No.7): The 26-year-old made the highest rise this week, swapping places with NaomiOsaka after beating the US Open champion in the Tokyo final.
The 20-year-old local favorite was barely tested in her first three matches of the tournament but faced a much sterner challenge against Pliskova. She was playing really well and I felt like I was just trying to survive.
"My serve is my biggest weapon and it was key today", added Pliskova after scooping an 11th career title. "She was missing quite a lot today and it was working, so I didn't change anything". "I feel like I'm improving in every match, but the opponents are always more tough".
At the 2016 US Open, unseeded players Caroline Wozniacki and Naomi Osaka both put on noteworthy performances: Wozniacki, whose year had been hampered by injuries that caused her ranking to plummet, left NY back in the top 30 after a run to the semifinals.
"I didn't want to try to overpower her because I think she just has more power than me, so I just wanted to be patient and just to wait for my chances, waiting for my shots", Pliskova said. "Stan is one of the best players in the world and I'm really proud of myself after I could beat him finally".
In WTA tournaments elsewhere, Kiki Bertens defeated Ajla Tomljanovic 7-6 (7/2), 4-6, 6-2 in the final of the Korea Open in Seoul.
"I've literally never felt more exhausted in my entire life", she told reporters.
Wuhan Open organisers said on Twitter that Osaka had withdrawn due to a viral illness. "Naomi was maybe a little bit exhausted, you could see that, but the future is bright for her and congrats to her for an incredible few weeks".
The usually aggressive Pliskova said she had adjusted her game plan based on her previous two meetings with world number seven Osaka, which the pair had split.
Currently just outside the eight qualifying spots for next month's WTA Finals in Singapore, Pliskova has now spent 420 minutes on court in Tokyo compared to 222 minutes for Osaka.
Earlier in the night Solih had called on Yameen to concede defeat once the tally showed he had an unassailable lead. Yameen who was tipped to retain power had jailed or forced into exile nearly all of his main rivals.
This system could get a boost by Monday as the strong upper- level winds that are now keeping it at bay are expected to diminish. It is possible that this system could acquire tropical or sub-tropical characteristics in the coming days.
CME's announcement comes after rival Intercontinental Exchange said in July it would offer a Houston crude futures contract. However, reports surfaced last week saying that it now would have no problem with Brent trading north of $80 per barrel.
Oman, Kuwait and Qatar issued condemnations of the attack, while Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain had yet to react on Sunday. Abolfazl Shekarch, a spokesman for the Iranian armed forces told Mehr, a semi-official Iranian news agency.
Woods' displays so far in 2018 suggested he was finally over the injury problems that had plagued him in recent years. According to NBC analyst Roger Maltbie, Woods "doesn't just move the needle, he is the needle".
Chelsea visit Liverpool in the EFL Cup on Wednesday before hosting the Premier League leaders in top-flight action on Saturday. We have started to work all together only about 40 days ago, less 10 for the worldwide break, so for us it's a bit early.
Rouhani, appearing on NBC on Monday, cited the threat of more US sanctions in stating, "There is no such program for a meeting". He added that Kim had shown "tremendous enthusiasm. toward making a deal" and praised their relationship as "very good".
Deschamps said: "I want to thank the president of the French Federation who trusted me and helped me work serenely". Bizarrely, Thibaut Courtois won the Goalkeeper of the Year prize but wasn't selected in the team of the year .
Cousins had just 44 yards passing at halftime before throwing for 252 in the second half, when the game was out of reach. The Bills took the opening kickoff and marched 75 yards to take a 7-0 lead on a 10-yard run by quarterback Josh Allen .
Van Dijk faces fitness test ahead of Chelsea clash
Since then he's [been] brilliant. "Adam Lallana trained with the team, not a full session but he will come back step by step". I didn't speak to him [yet] today so we will see how he comes here today and then we'll make a decision about him".
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein resigning, repo
Many were quick to argue that it's likely not a coincidence that Trump scheduled his meeting with Rosenstein on the same day Dr. Christine Blasey Ford is set to testify about her sexual assault allegations against Kavanaugh before the Senate.
Michelle Guthrie forced out of ABC
Guthrie, a lawyer who ran Star TV in Hong Kong and then worked at Google , came to the ABC in May 2016 to replace Mark Scott. David Anderson who is now ABC's head of specialist and factual will stand in as the interim managing director.
Bill Cosby To Be Sentenced On Sexual Assault Charges This Week
Dudley added that Cosby's assault of Andrea Constand fits a long pattern of predatory behavior by the former "Cosby Show" star. The jury of seven men and five women deliberated a little over 12 hours before reaching a unanimous verdict in the case.
Dallas police fire Officer Amber Guyger
She told investigators that she had just ended a shift when she returned in uniform to the South Side Flats apartment complex. Reports indicate that Guyger realized she was in the wrong apartment only after calling 911 to report the altercation.
Owner of 3D-printed gun company accused of sex with minor
Cody Wilson, founder of the Austin-based, 3D-printed gun design firm Defense Distributed , has been arrested in Taiwan . Shortly after the Austin Police Department filed charges against Wilson, reports of him moving through Taipei surfaced.
Woods seizes share of the lead at Tour Championship
The current World No. 21 steadied to shoot par on 17 and then sank a two-footer for birdie on 18 to tie his English rival. The advantage lies with Woods, who goes into the final round with a three-shot lead over the Northern Irishman.