Rome, Italy - Four seeded women, including No. Thunder Jerseys 2021 . 11 Ana Ivanovic and American Sloane Stephens, and former world No. 1 Venus Williams posted opening-round wins Monday at the $2.6 million Italian International tennis event, a clay court French Open tune-up at Foro Italico. The former world No. 1 and former French Open champion Ivanovic whipped Italian Karin Knapp 6-1, 6-1, while the 16th-seeded Stephens overcame capable Serb Bojana Jovanovski 3-6, 6-3, 6-3. The seven-time Grand Slam champion Williams moved on by vaulting past German Annika Beck 6-3, 6-1. In other action involving seeds, former U.S. Open champ and former Roland Garros runner-up Samantha Stosur took out No. 15 2013 Wimbledon runner-up Sabine Lisicki 6-3, 6-3 and former French Open champ Francesca Schiavone, of Italy, knocked out No. 17 Canadian Eugenie Bouchard 6-4, 6-2. Meanwhile, former French Open champ Svetlana Kuznetsova got past fellow Russian Maria Kirilenko 7-5, 6-0, Madison Keys erased fellow American Alison Riske 6-2, 6-2, and American Varvara Lepchenko pounded Chinese Peng Shuai 6-1, 6-0. Other winners were Argentine Paula Ormaechea, Czech Petra Cetkovska, Russian Elena Vesnina, Aussie Casey Dellacqua, Chinese Zhang Shuai, Frenchwoman Alize Cornet, and German Andrea Petkovic. Xavier McDaniel Jersey .com) - The Ottawa Senators will try to keep their slim playoff hopes alive when they face the Chicago Blackhawks who are trying to secure their place in the post-season. Lenny Wilkens Jersey . - The Detroit Lions have 13 takeaways this season — three less than all of last season — and the defence isnt the only unit pleased with the performance.CRANBROOK, B.C. - Jaedon Descheneau scored a hat trick as the Kootenay Ice beat the Medicine Hat Tigers 7-4 to take a 3-1 lead in their Western Hockey League playoff series Thursday. Kyle OConnor, Luke Philp, Zach Franko and Sam Reinhart also scored for the Ice, who benefited from three empty-net goals in the final minutes of the game after rallying from a 4-1 deficit. Miles Koules, Curtis Valk, Chad Labelle and Dylan Bredo replied for the Tigers. Kootenay started Mackenzie Skapski in net but he allowed four goals on 18 shots. Wyatt Hoflin took ovver and stopped 21 shots. Dennis Schroder Jersey. In the Tigers net, Marek Langhamer stopped 27-of-31 shots. --- WINTERHAWKS 5 ROYALS 1 PORTLAND, Ore. — Chase De Leo scored twice as the Winterhawks swept Victoria in four games. Adam De Champlain, Taylor Leier and Oliver Bjorkstrand also scored for Portland, which will play Kelowna in the Western Conference final. Steven Hodges had the lone goal for the Royals. Portland goaltender Brendan Burke stopped 31 shots, while Patrik Polivka allowed all five goals on 40 shots in Victorias net. ' ' '
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