Quick Hits USA

January 21, 2022
Sports NewsTennisBasketballOlympic Sports
Quick Hits USA

🎾 Australian Open: It was a shocker down under this morning, as No. 13 Naomi Osaka surprisingly lost her third-round Australian Open match, ending her hunt for a repeat title. At least we won’t have to decide between cheering for her and world No. 1 Ash Barty, who’s on to the fourth round.

  • As for our Americans, No. 21 Jessica Pegula and Madison Keys are on to the next round, thanks to each of their third-round wins last night. Movin’ on up.

🎓🏀 Women’s college basketball: Last night’s much anticipated ACC battle between No. 3 Louisville and No. 4 NC State did not disappoint, as NC State stormed back from a 14-point deficit to earn the 68–59win, led by a double-double from Elissa Cunane. Already hoping for a rematch come tourney time.

🇺🇸 Team USA: We’re officially two weeks out from the Beijing Olympics, but our excitement is slightly tempered by the news that Team USA officials are reportedly advising athletes to not bring their personal phones to the Games and to instead use burner phones due to fear of potential surveillance.