Irish rugby has been left in a state of shock following the tragic passing of Ireland and Munster legend Anthony Foley. Foley, 42, a coach with Munster was in Paris with the province as they prepared for their Champions Cup clash with Racing 92 this afternoon.He died overnight at the team hotel in Paris and his tragic passing has left the squad and his family in a state of shock. IRFU released the following statement: “It is with deep regret that the Irish Rugby Football Union and Munster Rugby must advise of the passing overnight of Munster Rugby head coach Anthony Foley, at the team hotel in Paris.“Munster Rugby management are liaising directly with Anthony’s family and will provide them with any assistance and support required. The IRFU and Munster Rugby pass on our deepest sympathies to all of Anthony’s family and friends and ask for privacy for the family at this sad time.“As a mark of respect to Anthony and his family and and to support players, management and staff, Muster Rugby have requested that today’s match against Racing 92 be rescheduled.“Munster Rugby thank Racing 92, EPCR, broadcasters and partners, and the many fans who travelled to Paris for their understanding and support at this time.” Irish rugby in mourning after tragic passing of Munster legend was last modified: October 16th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)
belinda bencickiki bertensNaomi Osakaserena williams First Published: October 19, 2019, 10:17 PM IST Moscow: World number 10 Belinda Bencic booked her place at the season-ending WTA Finals in Shenzhen with a 6-3, 6-4 win over Kristina Mladenovic in the Kremlin Cup semi-finals on Saturday.The 22-year-old Swiss needed to reach the final and outperform Kiki Bertens, who lost to Mladenovic in the quarter-finals, to secure her berth in the singles at Shenzhen. She duly sealed the eighth and final place at the tournament boasting record $14 million prize money with a confident performance to see off the French player.”It’s a dream to be competing at the WTA Finals and to be one of the top eight,” Bencic said.”It makes it even more special that I booked my ticket at the last possible minute.”This match had so much pressure and I was so nervous. Now I’m over the moon to win today and achieve this dream.”“It’s a dream to be competing at the WTA Finals and to be one of the top eight.”@BelindaBencic’s personal @Porsche #RacetoShenzhen and the @SHISEIDO_corp @WTAFinals 👀 pic.twitter.com/G1DTIIVvI2— WTA (@WTA) October 19, 2019 It is the first time that Bencic has reached the WTA Finals where she will line up against Ashleigh Barty, Karolina Pliskova, Simona Halep, Bianca Andreescu, Naomi Osaka, Petra Kvitova and Elina Svitolina.”All the eight players deserve to be there because it shows we had the most consistent seasons,” said Bencic who reached the semis of the US Open to climb back into the top 10 for the first time since 2015.She also won the WTA event in Dubai and reached the final at the Mallorca Open.Bencic will face either Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova or Karolina Muchova in Sunday’s final in Moscow. Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time.
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