Tennis: Sport: On this day … June 1



(Reuters) – TODAY – JUNE 1

June 1, 2002

BOXING – Promoter Don King raises Evander Holyfield’s hand after his controversial victory over Hasim Rahman in their untitled fight in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Holyfield controlled most of the fight before accidentally heading Rahman in the seventh round causing a large swelling above Rahman’s left eye.

Although Rahman tried to continue, his vision was compromised and the referee stopped the fight in the eighth round, with Holyfield securing a split decision victory after leading on two of the judges’ three scorecards.

June 1, 2003

FORMULA ONE – BMW Williams ‘Juan Pablo Montoya takes a curve en route to his 0.6 second victory over McLaren-Mercedes’ Kimi Raikkonen at the Monaco Grand Prix in Monte Carlo.

Montoya’s victory, the second of his career, ended Williams’ 20-year wait for success in the principality.

The Colombian spent four seasons with BMW Williams, finishing third in the Drivers’ Championship in 2002 and 2003, before moving to McLaren in 2005.

June 1, 2007

YACHTING – America’s Cup defender Alinghi trains ahead of the 32nd America’s Cup race against Emirates Team New Zealand in Valencia.

Emirates Team New Zealand won two of the first three races, but Alinghi retaliated by winning the next three to take control of the Cup.

In the final race, ETNZ led by 14 seconds through the leeward gate but lost momentum the rest of the course, finishing one second behind Alinghi, who retained the title.

June 1, 2009

TENNIS – Serena Williams is reacting after dismantling Aleksandra Wozniak 6-1 6-2 in their fourth round clash at Roland Garros to extend her Grand Slam winning streak to 18 matches.

Williams entered Roland Garros winless on clay that season and her poor form returned in the quarter-finals as she collapsed in a three-set loss to Svetlana Kuznetsova.

The French Open is Williams’ least successful slam but she still won three titles on the red clay at Roland Garros.

June 1, 2012

TRIATHLON – Andy Potts of the United States celebrates his victory at the Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon in San Francisco, California.

The triathlon requires participants to swim 2.4 km to shore before cycling 30 km and ending with a 13 km run.

Potts finished the course in two hours, four minutes and 21 seconds, 38 seconds faster than New Zealander Bevan Docherty who took second.

June 1, 2013

SOCCER – Barcelona defender Eric Abidal is thrown into the air by his teammates after the 4-1 win over Malaga in their last game at the Camp Nou stadium.

Abidal, who joined Barca from Olympique Lyonnais in 2007, spent six seasons with the Spanish club, winning four La Liga titles and two Champions League crowns.

After short stints with AS Monaco and Olympiakos Piraeus, Abidal retired in 2014 before returning to Barcelona in 2018 as director of football.

June 1, 2013

SOCCER – Bayern Munich striker Mario Gomez celebrates with Arjen Robben after scoring against VfB Stuttgart in the German Cup Final at the Olympic Stadium in Berlin.

Two goals from Gomez and one from Thomas Mueller gave Bayern a 3-0 lead and they survived a late attack from Stuttgart to secure a 3-2 victory, with goalkeeper Manuel Neuer stopping Serdar Tasci’s header on the line in the later stages of the match. .

Bayern, who had previously won the Bundesliga and Champions League titles, became the first German team to win the treble.

June 1, 2017

SOCCER – Olympique Lyonnais goalkeeper Sarah Bouhaddi celebrates with her teammates after beating Paris St Germain 7-6 on penalties in the Women’s Champions League final at Cardiff City Stadium.

No goals were scored in regulation and overtime, sending the match into a shootout, where Bouhaddi scored the winner to sudden death to give Lyon their fourth title.

Lyon, who would add two more titles to their collection, are the most successful team in the Women’s Champions League with six trophies.

June 1, 2019

SOCCER – Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah scores a penalty in the second minute of his 2-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur in the Champions League final at Wanda Metropolitano stadium in Madrid.

Salah’s goal was the second-fastest in a Champions League final and Divock Origi’s 87th-minute goal sealed Liverpool’s sixth European Cup triumph.

Salah has scored 27 times in all competitions for Liverpool, who narrowly missed a first top title since 1990 after finishing one point behind Manchester City in the Premier League.

June 1, 2019

RUGBY UNION – The Saracens are celebrating their fourth Premiership title in five years after beating the Exeter Chiefs 37-34 in a fierce final at Twickenham.

The Saracens fell behind on a try after 27 seconds and were down 27-16 early in the second half before reducing the deficit to four points before the final quarter.

A try from Jamie George put the Saracens in control and they held onto the lead for the remainder of the game to complete their second brace, having won the European Cup three weeks previously.

(Compiled by Manasi Pathak and Arvind Sriram in Bengaluru; edited by Ken Ferris)



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