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Best of the rest

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February 03, 2020
Best of the rest

Australian Open: The Super Bowl wasn’t the only championship match played this weekend. The Australian Open, the first Grand Slam event of the tennis season (the others being the French Open, Wimbledon and the US Open), officially came to a close with two monster matches. In the women’s final on Saturday, 21-year-old American Sofia Kenin beat Spaniard Garbiñe Muguruza to win her first-ever Grand Slam title. And get this: it was also the first time Kenin had ever played in a Grand Slam final! From what we saw, it definitely won’t be her last.

  • In yesterday’s men’s final, living legend Novak Djokovic (pronounced JOKE-OH-VITCH) held off the young gun Dominic Thiem (pronounced TEAM) in a five-set nailbiter to win his record eighth Aussie Open title and 17th (!!!) career Grand Slam. With the come-from-behind win, Djokovic is now World No. 1 and the first man to win a Grand Slam title in three different decades. Cool, no?

Soccer: Team USA is lighting it up at the CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying tournament in Houston, TX. After starting the tournament with an easy win against Haiti, they put on a show on Friday, beating Panama 8–0 in the second of three group-stage matches. Six players made it to the scoresheet, including a hattrick from midfielder Lindsey Horan. Final group stage match is set for tonight at 8:30 p.m. ET.