Elise Mertens beats Simona Halep in Qatar Open final for biggest title of career

first_img Reuters DohaFebruary 17, 2019UPDATED: February 17, 2019 11:01 IST Belgium’s Elise Mertens poses with winner’s trophy next to Romania’s Simona Halep (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSElise Mertens beat Simona Halep 3-6, 6-4, 6-3 in the Qatar Open finalThe Belgian beat two other top-10 players this week, Kiki Bertens and Angelique KerberHalep’s first final appearance since August guaranteed she will rise one spot to No. 2 in the rankingsUnseeded Elise Mertens came from a set and a break down to beat Simona Halep 3-6, 6-4, 6-3 in the Qatar Open final and capture the biggest title of her career on Saturday.Halep led 6-3, 2-0, then lost a service game for a third time to see the second set back on serve. Mertens continued to pressure, missing two more break chances in the seventh game but finally breaking – to love – in the ninth. The set was the first Mertens took from Halep in three matchups.Mertens broke again to start the third set, Halep leveled at 2-2, but Mertens finished stronger and won her fifth career title.@elise_mertens #QTO2019 pic.twitter.com/5l9Bq4kjaxWTA (@WTA) February 16, 2019The Belgian beat two other top-10 players this week, Kiki Bertens and Angelique Kerber.Has it sunk in yet, @elise_mertens? #QTO2019 pic.twitter.com/EIpkp8CEB1WTA (@WTA) February 16, 2019A great week for @Simona_Halep…and some words for her fans in Romanian #QTO2019 pic.twitter.com/xb0io3jW4JWTA (@WTA) February 16, 2019Halep’s first final appearance since August guaranteed she will rise one spot to No. 2 in the rankings on Monday.For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byJepher Nickels Tags :Follow Elise MertensFollow Simona HalepFollow Qatar Open Elise Mertens beats Simona Halep in Qatar Open final for biggest title of careerElise Mertens defeated Simona Halep 3-6, 6-4, 6-3 in the Qatar Open final and won the biggest title of her career on Saturday. The Belgian beat two other top-10 players this week, Kiki Bertens and Angelique Kerber.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

Two Tugs for New York Power Authority (USA)

first_imgzoom Bristol Harbor Group, Inc. (BHGI) has been awarded a contract by the New York Power Authority (NYPA) to engineer, design and perform construction supervision support services for two new tug vessels.The tugs will be used primarily for deployment, retrieval and maintenance of an ice boom annually installed near the outlet of Lake Erie to help protect NYPA’s hydroelectric plant intakes on the Niagara River from heavy ice floes.The vessels will be specially reinforced for operations in seasonal ice. The vessels employ heavy stems for light ice breaking and shell reinforcement along the ice belt. The conventional drive tugs will employ elevated pilothouses for improved visibility when maneuvering as well as a spacious work deck aft to facilitate ice boom connections. The vessels are designed to comply with proposed Subchapter M of Title 46 of the Code of Federal Regulations for inspected towing vessels.“This design/build project is the culmination of BHGI’s operational support services performed for NYPA, which we have been involved in over the last several years. The tugs are intended to replace some of the aging vessels in NYPA’s fleet, such that NYPA can continue to provide hydroelectric power service to the Niagara region with few, if any, interruptions due to either Mother Nature or as a result of vessel maintenance and repair…. We are working closely with NYPA to provide vessels which can readily multi-task, with capabilities augmenting and improving upon those of the existing fleet,” said Bill Jordan, Senior Naval Architect.The designs are expected to be completed in 2014.BHGI, November 20, 2013last_img read more