Williams Holds Out To Beat Pliskova, Nadal Wins In Longest Match At Open, Chicken Fingers And Coke, Nike’s Stock
Wednesday, September 5, 2018
Serena Williams started slowly but held on to beat former #1 player Karolina Pliskova 6-4, 6-3 in the quarterfinals at the US Open. Williams, who is looking for her 24th Grand Slam, will face 19th-seeded Anastasija Sevastova of Latvia in the semis.
Rafael Nadal held off Dominic Thiem in five sets. The match lasted 4 hours and 49 minutes, 0-6, 6-4, 7-5, 6-7(4), 7-6(5) recording the longest match in this year’s Open. Nadal told Thiem after the match that he was sorry, and that he should keep going and will have plenty of time to win. Nadal will face Juan Martin del Potro in the semis.
In other US Open news (if you can call it news), a woman, Alexa Greenfield, was eating chicken fingers with her nephews and was spotted dipping the chicken fingers into her coke. The shot of her in action trended on social media and now according to Alexa, “People are telling me I should go to jail”.
As reported earlier, Colin Kaepernick was named as the face of Nike’s 30th Anniversary “Just Do It” campaign, and to no one’s surprise everyone had an opinion. There was a potential fallout for Nike, however, as Reuters reported “shares of the company stock dropped three percent during early trading Tuesday, while the hashtag "Nike Boycott" trended on Twitter throughout the morning.” Nike would not have gone down this path if they didn’t think the risk would pay off, so it will be interesting to see how sales progress going forward.