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Hong Kong Open: Venus Williams falls in second round

Hong Kong Open: Venus Williams falls in second round

Sports
Naomi Osaka upended second-seeded Venus Williams in their second-round match at the Hong Kong Tennis Open on Wednesday. The 19-year-old Japanese player posted a 7-5, 6-2 victory to exact a bit of revenge from getting bounced by Williams in their Wimbledon match earlier this year. "I feel like even if I hit one semi-short ball she would come in and crush it, so I had to play really well," the 64th-ranked Osaka said of defeating the fifth-ranked Williams. The win comes on the heels of Osaka upsetting sixth-ranked Angelique Kerber at the U.S. Open. Williams benefited from a double fault by Osaka to earn the first break of the match, but the 37-year-old was unable to capitalize. Osaka rebounded with a flourish to claim the first set and rushed out to a 5-0 edge in the second before dismissing ...
Watch live: NASA streams second of three October spacewalks from ISS

Watch live: NASA streams second of three October spacewalks from ISS

Science
Oct. 9 (UPI) -- NASA TV is streaming the second of three October spacewalks on Tuesday morning. Coverage begins at 6:30 a.m. EDT, but the spacewalk won't commence until 8:05 a.m.Expedition 53 Commander Randy Bresnik of NASA, who led last week's spacewalk -- the first of three -- will once again be joined by Flight Engineer Mark Vande Hei, also of NASA.For Bresnik, who will also lead the third spacewalk on Oct. 18, Tuesday's mission will be his fourth spacewalk. For Vande Hei, the spacewalk will be his second.Last week, the duo used their six hours outside the space station to replace one of the two Latching End Effectors on Canadarm2, the space station's robotic arm. One of the effector's mechanical latches stalled last month."They also accomplished a couple of get-ahead tasks, including r...
UK growth for second quarter revised down

UK growth for second quarter revised down

Business
The UK economy grew by a weaker rate than earlier reported in the second quarter of the year, according to official figures.The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said while it continued to measure quarter-on-quarter growth of 0.3% between April and June, the annual growth rate for gross domestic product (GDP) was 1.5%.It had given an earlier estimate of 1.7% and said it represented the weakest annual growth performance since 2013.Perhaps of greatest concern will be a decline in output in the country's powerhouse service sector - responsible for the vast majority of UK growth since the financial crisis.Image:Shoppers are facing pressure from weaker wage growth and rising prices for many goods and servicesThe ONS charted a 0.2% fall following growth of 0.3% in the previous month.Wider dat...
Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino happy to give Moussa Sissoko second chance

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino happy to give Moussa Sissoko second chance

Sports
Mauricio Pochettino admits Tottenham were open to offers for Moussa Sissoko last summer as the midfielder wanted to boost his chances of representing France at the World Cup.Sissoko could not find a buyer, however, and has instead enjoyed an encouraging start to his second season under Pochettino, offering hope he can put behind him a disappointing opening campaign.After joining for a club-record £30million on the last day of the transfer window, Sissoko struggled to adjust last year and the 28-year-old went on to make only eight starts in the Premier League.He has posted four already this term, four months after telling L'Equipe he hoped Tottenham would allow him to leave following the "worst season of his career". Pochettino concedes he was also prepared to cut his losses."That is the sa
'It' is No. 1 at the North American box office for a second weekend

'It' is No. 1 at the North American box office for a second weekend

Entertainment
Sept. 17 (UPI) -- The horror movie It is No. 1 at the North American box office for a second weekend, earning an additional $ 60 million in receipts, BoxOfficeMojo.com announced Sunday.Coming in at No. 2 is American Assassin with $ 14.8 million, followed by mother! at No. 3 with $ 7.5 million, Home Again at No. 4 with $ 5.3 million and The Hitman's Bodyguard at No. 5 with $ 3.6 million.Rounding out the top tier are Annabelle: Creation at No. 6 with $ 2.6 million, Wind River at No. 7 with $ 2.6 million, Leap! at No. 8 with $ 2.1 million, Spider-Man: Homecoming at No. 9 with $ 1.9 million and Dunkirk at No. 10 with $ 1.3 million.[embedded content]Let's block ads! (Why?) Entertainment News - UPI.com