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January 11, 2020

‘Specialist in failure’ eyes Cup victory

first_imgWenger, though, is hoping to not allow anything to distract from the job at hand, and says the north London giants’ campaign can be dissected when the final whistle blows on Saturday.“Look, it is an opportunity for us to crown well our season and the overall achievement – if you look back at the season – will look better when we win it,” said the Frenchman.“But it’s all to do, so we just want to focus on Saturday’s game and not look too much how it will look or how it will not look.”Wenger has come under plenty of criticism since the club’s last trophy success, the FA Cup, in 2005, although the former Monaco boss believes their 17 successive seasons of Champions League football speaks volumes about the consistency found at the Emirates Stadium.He added: “It’s not down to me to judge what is fair, I’m not a judge, I’m a manager who relies on what he’s doing, what he’s achieving on the pitch and lets other people judge and criticise.“We can accept that and live with that completely. What is down to the quality of our club is the consistency and I believe on that front we are better than most of the teams.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000LONDON, England, May 15- Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is looking to keep the club’s long trophy drought out of the equation as they prepare for Saturday’s FA Cup final against Hull City.The Gunners have gone nine agonising seasons without lifting a piece of silverware, but have the chance to break that unwanted record when they take on the Tigers at Wembley this weekend.last_img read more

November 19, 2019

Elena Vesnina ousts Venus Williams to reach semi-finals at Indian Wells

first_imgElena Vesnina denied Venus Williams another comeback win, while Kristina Mladenovic roared back from a set and a break down to beat Caroline Wozniacki on Thursday to reach the semi-finals of the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells.Williams, who this week survived match points against Jelena Jankovic and was down a break in the third against Peng Shuai, fought off three match points in the eighth game and had six chances to bring it back on serve in the next before the 14th-seeded Russian finally held to finish a gutsy 6-2, 4-6, 6-3 win. (Also read: Stan Wawrinka wins Dominic Thiem thriller to reach Indian Wells semis)The 30-year-old Vesnina, a Wimbledon semi-finalist last year, ripped a forehand putaway off a backhand from 12th seed Williams that clipped the netcord to end the two hour 11 minute battle in the California desert.”At the end of the match, I don’t know how I won that game from 0-40,” Vesnina, who had ousted second seed Angelique Kerber to reach the quarters, said in an on-court interview.”In the first set she was a little bit slow, missed some easy balls. But then in the second set, Venus was back and I was in trouble.”Mladenovic, the 28th seed, continued an impressive run of form beating 13th seed and 2011 winner Wozniacki 3-6, 7-6(4), 6-2 to reach her first Premier Mandatory semi-final and guarantee her debut in the Top 20 in next week’s WTA rankings.The 23-year-old Frenchwoman improved to 16-5 on the season, a run which includes her first career title in St. Petersburg, and an appearance in the final earlier this month in Acapulco.advertisement”She’s on fire. So am I,” said Vesnina. “One of us can be in the final. We will see tomorrow.”Mladenovic wasted a slew of opportunities, squandering nine break points as she fell behind 1-5 in the opening set.”I was very frustrated with the beginning of the match. I was hitting a lot of unforced errors,” she said.Mladenovic recovered from an early break in the second to move ahead 5-3 before ultimately leveling the match 7-4 in the tiebreak.Painting the lines in the third set, Mladenovic broke twice and served out the two hour 33 minute win.Third seed Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic will meet eighth-seeded Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova in the other women’s semi-final.last_img read more