Headline Sports with Barbara Mason: 49ers-Chiefs expected to be a toss up; Osaka favored to win Australian Open; plus more

mercurynews.com photo: Terry Bradshaw, left, concludes the NFC Championship trophy presentation as San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (10), George Kittle (85), Raheem Mostert (31), Richard Sherman (25) an head coach Kyle Shanahan along with their family members celebrate their NFC Championship after defeating the Green Bay Packers 37-20 at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara,Continue reading “Headline Sports with Barbara Mason: 49ers-Chiefs expected to be a toss up; Osaka favored to win Australian Open; plus more”

Zheng takes down Sabalenka in straight sets to win first title at Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic

By Marko Ukalovic SAN JOSE, Calif. — A Cinderella story had a fairy tale ending in the final of the Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic for Saisai Zheng. Playing in her first Premiere-level final, the Chinese native captured her first single’s title beating Aryna Sabalenka in straight sets 6-3 7-6 (7-3) on Sunday afternoon at theContinue reading “Zheng takes down Sabalenka in straight sets to win first title at Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic”

Zheng and Sabalenka advanced in semis, will face off in Mubadala final

By Marko Ukalovic SAN JOSE, Calif. — SaiSai Zheng had never played in a Premiere-level final, until now. Roughing out the 86 degree temperature at match time, Zheng was able to cruise her way into the final of the Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic over the seventh seeded Maria Sakkari in straight sets 7-6 6-2 inContinue reading “Zheng and Sabalenka advanced in semis, will face off in Mubadala final”

Sakkari takes down #1 seed, highlights Day 5 of Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic

Photo credit: @Tennis By Marko Ukalovic SAN JOSE, Calif. — Déjà vu doesn’t happen often, but for Maria Sakkari she tends to make a habit of it when she performs in San Jose.  Down one set and one game away from being bounced in straight sets, the Greek freak made a remarkable comeback to defeatContinue reading “Sakkari takes down #1 seed, highlights Day 5 of Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic”

Vekic dominates former #1 Azarenka on Day 4 of Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic

Photo credit: @JJlovesTennis By Marko Ukalovic SAN JOSE, Calif. — Donna Vekic has been enjoying her first time in the Silicon Valley. After taking a trip to up to the Facebook headquarters earlier in the day, she finished out her day in style with an upset second round victory over former number one women’s playerContinue reading “Vekic dominates former #1 Azarenka on Day 4 of Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic”

2019 Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic features San Jose State Spartan night

Photo credit: @MubadalaSVC By: Ana Kieu SAN JOSE, Calif. — Wednesday wasn’t only day three of the 2019 Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic, but also San Jose State Spartan night. As a San Jose State alum, I couldn’t be more proud of my alma mater for hosting such an event for the former graduates since itContinue reading “2019 Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic features San Jose State Spartan night”

2019 Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic can be described as a Super Tuesday

Photo credit: @MubadalaSVC By: Ana Kieu SAN JOSE, Calif. — The 2019 Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic at San Jose State University opened up with a bang, and things steadily improved Tuesday, which could’ve been described as a Super Tuesday. Yes, a Super Tuesday! The Round of 32 began with a morning tennis match at 10Continue reading “2019 Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic can be described as a Super Tuesday”

2019 Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic opens with a bang

Photo credit: zimbio.com By: Ana Kieu SAN JOSE, Calif. — The 2019 Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic opened with a bang on Monday at San Jose State University. Two lucky winners who were iPhone owners turned their AirDrop to “EVERYONE” and won a pair of tickets to tonight’s session, which was a win-win given the factContinue reading “2019 Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic opens with a bang”

Muguruza forced to withdraw from Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic 2019

Photo credit: sportspromedia.com By: Ana Kieu SAN JOSE, Calif. — Two-time Grand Slam champion Garbiñe Muguruza has been forced to withdraw from the Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic due to a right leg injury. “I am so disappointed to have to pull out of San Jose,” said Muguruza. “Unfortunately my leg is not ready to competeContinue reading “Muguruza forced to withdraw from Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic 2019”

Venus Williams joins player field for the 2019 Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic

Photo credit: sjsuspartans.com By: Ana Kieu SAN JOSE, Calif. — Seven-time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams has joined the player field for the 2019 Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic, July 29-August 4 at San José State University. This will be Williams’ 15th appearance at the event and her second consecutive at San José, having advanced toContinue reading “Venus Williams joins player field for the 2019 Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic”