Prize money tops £38m with bigger share for earlier rounds

first_imgTENNIS: Australian Open organisers have increased the prize money to more than £38m with the biggest gains for those losing in the earlier rounds. The overall prize fund for the tournament has increased by 14% to 71m Australian dollars (£38.1m). Players who exit in the first round will receive 20% more than last year while money for losers in the opening qualifying round is up by a third. The tournament proper begins in Melbourne on 20 January. Tournament director Craig Tiley says the Australian Open is committed to “improving the pay and conditions for a deeper pool of international tennis players”. “We worked with the tours to establish the weighting for prize money increases round by round, and we pushed to reward players competing early in the tournament in both singles and doubles,” added Tiley. “We strongly believe in growing prize money at all levels of the game and we will continue to work with the playing group to create viable career paths in the sport and enable more players to make more money.” Singles champions at the 2020 tournament will take home 4.12m Australian dollars (£2.21m). The prize money for losing in the first round of qualifying is 20,000 Australian dollars (£10,707) and 90,000 Australian dollars (£48,183) for exiting in the first round main draw.last_img read more

Jokanovic pleased to see Fulham ‘marking territory’

first_imgEmbed from Getty Images See also:Ayite scores winner in Fulham comeback  Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Local Area Millionaire Reveals How to Get Rich with Bitcoin, Without Buying Bitcoin x Final Photos Taken Just Seconds Before Tragedy Struck x Easy Way to Generate Extra Income x Last Nights Episode Left Viewers Speechless! x 20 Heartbreaking Photos North Korea Didn’t Want Released x This 70s Star Was Every Guy’s Dream Girl. Try Not to Gasp when You See Her Now! x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebookcenter_img Fulham boss Slavisa Jokanovic welcomed another home victory for his side after they came from behind to beat Rotherham.Floyd Ayite scored in the winner in a 2-1 success at Craven Cottage, where the Whites are unbeaten in five matches and recently enjoyed 5-0 wins against Reading and Huddersfield.“We played very well, especially in the second half. We had problems in the first half but we showed character,” Jokanovic said. AdChoices广告“We didn’t score the third goal and we suffered until the end of the game, but we played good football.Ayite scored Fulham’s winner at the Cottage“We didn’t start very well and it complicated the game for us, but fortunately we showed personality and we moved the ball well.“It’s important for us to be strong at home. Step by step we are marking our territory at Craven Cottage and that’s good news for us and our supporters.”The outstanding Ayite has now scored three goals in two matches, having netted twice in Saturday’s 4-4 draw at Wolves. “It’s good for him and I think he will now believe in himself more,” Jokanovic said.last_img read more

Killer Milan walks confidently to the Europa League – Football World…

first_imgThe team of Milan defeated the visiting Bologna with 5:1 in a match of the 34th round of the Italian Serie A. The result was opened by Alexis Salemakers in the 10th minute, and in the 24th minute Hakan Chalhanoolu doubled. The guests came back in the match with a beautiful goal by Takehiro Tomiyasu in the 44th minute. In the second half, however, the Rossoneri scored three more goals through Ismael Benaser in the 49th minute, Ante Rebic in the 57th minute and Davide Calabria in added time, which shaped the final result.Milan 𝑷𝒖𝒓𝒆 𝒆𝒏𝒕𝒆𝒓𝒕𝒂𝒊𝒏𝒎𝒆𝒏𝒕 🔝 # MilanBologna #SempreMilan @LeFrecce pic.twitter.com/EuuTqlkmro— AC Milan (@acmilan) July 18, 2020The Rossoneri found the result only after ten minutes of play. Theo Hernandez centered low on the ground and Alex Selemakers intercepted in the door. Zlatan Ibrahimovic is also responsible for the goal, who missed the ball for his teammate and deceived the defense of Bologna.In the 24th minute, Milan doubled their lead. Hakan Chalhanoglu took advantage of a mistake by goalkeeper Lukasz Skorupski, who tried to clear, but instead kicked the ball at the feet of the Turkish national, who scored the ball in his net.Gulliver/GettyImagesA minute before the end of the first half, the guests reduced through Takehiro Tomiyasu. The Japanese found a good position for shooting around the edge of the penalty area and with a nice shot realized in the door of Gianluigi Donaruma.We’re in the lead at the break. Let’s keep it up, boys!🔴⚫At rest ahead. We have to close it in the second half. Come on guys 👊 # MilanBologna 2-1 #SempreMilan @LeFrecce pic.twitter.com/uFyKora2LV — AC Milan (@acmilan) July 18, 2020In the second half, however, Milan left no doubt who the better team is and scored three more goals.In the 49th minute Ismael Benaser made a great solo break through the center and finished the attack himself – 3: 0.In the 57th minute Ante Rebic combined with Ibrahimovic and the attack ended with a strong blow to the Croatian with his left foot, which ended in the door of Skorupski for 4: 0.The final result was formed by the final defender Davide Calabria in the second minute of added time. He received the ball from Rafael Leao and scored a fifth goal with a solid shot.The young Lorenzo Colombo also made his debut for the Rossoneri in this match in the elite of Italian football. With this victory, the team of Stefano Pioli occupies the sixth position with an asset of 56 points and overtakes Napoli, while Bologna are tenth with 43 points. In the next round, the “Rossoneri” visit Sassuolo, while Bologna visits Atalanta.MILAN – BOLOGNA 5: 11:0 Aleksis Salemakers 10 ‘2:0 Hakan Chalhanoglu 24 ‘2:1 Takehiro Tomiyasu 44 ‘3:1 Ismael Benaser 49 ‘4:1 Ante Rebic 57 ‘ 5:1 Davide Calabria 90 + 2 ‘Starting lineups of both teams:Here’s our starting line up 💪🏼So on the pitch for #MilanBologna 🔴⚫ @BioscalinITA #SempreMilan pic.twitter.com/kWnlVt03wV— AC Milan (@acmilan) July 18, 2020MILAN (4-2-3-1): 99. Gianluigi Donaruma – 2. Davide Calabria, 24. Simon Kjaer, 13. Alessio Romagnoli (k), 19. Theo Hernandez – 4. Ismael Benaser, 79. Frank Kessie – 56. Alexis Salemakers, 10. Hakan Chalhanoglu, 18. Ante Rebic – 21. Zlatan IbrahimovicHead coach: Stefano Pioli🔔 TEAM NEWSThe starting 1️⃣ 1️⃣ Coach #Mihajlovic has picked for #MilanBologna 💪#WeAreOne pic.twitter.com/wwjvaLmVpi — Bologna FC 1909 (@BolognaFC1909en) July 18, 2020BOLOGNA (4-2-3-1): 28. Lukasz Skorupski – 35. Mitchell Dix, 4. Stefano Densville, 23. Danilo, 14. Takehiro Tomiasu – 8. Nicolas Dominguez, 16. Andrea Polly (k) – 10. Nicola Sansone, 21. Roberto Soriano, 7. Ricardo Orsolini – 9. Federico SantanderHead coach: Sinisha MikhailovichChief Judge: Davide Massa, ItalyStadium: Giuseppe Meazza, Milan, Italy Follow us anywhere and anytime with the mobile application of Gong.bg. You can download it from Google Play, App Store and AppGallery.last_img read more