SWITZERLAND: Zentralbahn signed a SFr53m contract on September 22 for Stadler Rail to supply five more Fink metre-gauge electric multiple-units. Under the deal signed by ZB Managing Director Renato Fasciati and Stadler Rail Group CEO Peter Spuhler, the three-car rack EMUs are to be delivered in late 2016. They will replace older locomotive-hauled stock and EMUs used on Luzern S-Bahn services S44 and S55 to Stans and Sachseln. The Class ABeh 160 EMUs will be identical to the six Fink units previously supplied to ZB. These have low-floor entrances, wide doors for rapid boarding, air-conditioning and panoramic windows. Zentralbahn also operates four Stadler seven-car Adler EMUs on its main line services between Luzern and Interlaken, as well as on some services to Engelberg.
UWF women’s tennis preseason video Head coach Derrick Racine gives you a preview of the 2015 tennis season for UWF UWF Athletic Communications PENSACOLA, Fla. – University of West Florida women’s tennis head coach Derrick Racine sits down to preview the 2015 season. Racine talks about the team’s goals and expectations for the upcoming season and introduces newcomers to the UWF tennis program. West Florida will begin their season on the road on Feb. 6 as they face NAIA opponent Auburn Montgomery at 1 p.m. CT. For information on all UWF athletics, visit www.GoArgos.com. #ARGOS# Print Friendly Version Share
Sevastova, who ranks 44th in the WTA rank, gave up 3-6, 4-6 to the Frenchman Kristina Mladenovich, who is in a higher position in the ranking.Losing in the first round, Sevastov finished the tournament with one WTA ranking. Her next stop will be the US Open.Sevastova already had two breakballs in the second game, but they were not used, while Mladenoviča broke the serve of Liepāja and reached 2-1. The Latvian tennis player could not deprive the opponent of his service, moreover, in the ninth game she was beaten – 6-3 in favor of Mladenovich.In the second set, Sevastova lost her first two serves, resulting in a 0-4 lead. Two convincing breaks and the opponent’s loss of confidence helped her reach 4-4. Mladenovich recovered at the right moment and returned to the lead with convincing service. In the next game, she broke Sevastova’s serve again and scored 6-4 for both the set and the match.Sevastova had two double mistakes in this match, while the opponent had eight. Mladenovich also performed three elusive services, but Sevastova was left without “passes”.The two tennis players have previously competed against each other three times. Ten years ago, Sevastov won the tournament in Strasbourg, but last year he dropped out of the second set in Rome in Mladenovich. In mid-October last year, in the second round of the Moscow tournament, the Frenchman won three sets, entering Sevastov’s long series of losses.This was the second tournament for Sevastova after the season resumed. Less than two weeks ago, she made concessions to Romanian Irina Begu in the first round of the Prague International Championship.This season, she has won only one of nine games, winning the Federation Cup over Serene Williams. In the WTA tour, the Latvian tennis player has not overcome the first round in six tournaments in a row this season, therefore the balance of Liepaja is 0-7.This summer, Sevastova took part in two show tournaments in Germany, winning one of them. She was also part of the Latvian national team in the Estonian-Latvian match in Tallinn, conceding the leading tennis players of the northern neighbors in both singles. Rank points were not shared in these tournaments.Mladenovich returned to the tournament in Palermo on the tour, where in the first match he acknowledged the superiority of the Russian Ekaterina Alexandrov. She has won three games in nine matches in the WTA Main Event this season.Mladenovich is better known as a doubles specialist, taking the high third place in the doubles match. Earlier this year, she triumphed with the Hungarian Tímá Babosz in the Australian Open and won her fourth Grand Slam doubles title.During her career, she has won one single-player title (in 2017 in St. Petersburg) and 23 doubles trophies.The tournament takes place in New York at the US Tennis Association’s National Tennis Center, named after Billy Gin King, where the US Open will begin at the end of August. Matches take place on outdoor courts on a hard surface.The Western & Southern Open tournament usually takes place in Cincinnati, but this time it has been moved to New York so that tennis players do not have to travel before the US Open, which would increase the risk of Covid-19 infection.Others are currently reading “Lidl” or “Aldi”? The British have found out which is the cheapest and which is the most expensive grocery store Lukashenko has ordered the closure of striking companies “Accepting yourself with a beard is the best I’ve learned in this life.” After several years of struggling with facial hair, the woman decides not to hide it anymore