“Injury Forces Swirtek to Withdraw from French Open,” Says Athlete

Tennis No. 1 Iga Swiatek had to withdraw from the Italian Open quarter-finals due to a right thigh injury. During her match against Jelena Ryvakina, Swiatek felt pain in her thigh midway through the third set. A physiotherapist examined her injury, and she stated that it “shouldn’t be anything serious.” The Polish player aims to return soon and pursue her third title in the Open and her second consecutive win.

In other tennis news, World No. 3 Daniil Medvedev won 6-2, 6-2 against German qualifier Yannick Hanfmann, advancing to the semi-finals of the Italian Open in Rome. Medvedev is set to face Stefanos Tsitsipas, who beat Borna Coric 6-3, 6-4 to advance to the quarter-finals for the third time in Roma.

Newcastle strengthened their defense of third place in the Premier League with a 4-1 win over Brighton. The victory brought them one step closer to returning to the Champions League. Three more points would secure their automatic qualification for the competition, which they haven’t participated in for 20 years. However, losing to sixth-placed Brighton nearly dashed their hopes, leaving the team to focus on finishing fifth or sixth and qualifying for the Europa League. Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp has received a two-match suspension and a £75,000 ($93,000) fine after questioning the integrity of Premier League referees.

Major League Soccer has given San Diego its 30th franchise, set to join the league in 2025. The expansion team will be owned by billionaire Mohammed Mansoor and the first Native American tribe of the Sicuan tribe. Europa League saw Roma hold Bayer Leverkusen to a 0-0 draw in Germany before winning the semi-final first leg at home. They advanced 1-0 on aggregate, moving on to the Europa League final, where they will face six-time champions Sevilla.

In cycling, Nico Denz won his first Grand Tour victory in the 12th stage of the Giro d’Italia, while Geraint Thomas retained the leader’s pink jersey. Thomas remained two seconds ahead of Primoš Roglic and 22 seconds ahead of Joao Almeida in the overall standings. Finally, in baseball, the New York Mets beat the Tampa Bay Rays 3-2, thanks to a Peter Alonso home run.

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