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IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 Shigeki Maruyama, who has three PGA Tour titles, was Japan’s coach for both men and women at the Rio de Janeiro Games last summer.He still fills the role, but Miyazato will be offered the chance to oversee the women’s team.“Whether Maruyama will look after only the men’s team or serve in a more comprehensive coaching role is another question, but we’d like Miyazato to look after the women’s team,” Kuramoto said.In late May, Miyazato, the former women’s world No. 1 with nine LPGA Tour titles to her name, announced her decision to retire from competitive golf, citing difficulty in maintaining her motivation.“For now I’ll give all I have for the rest of this season as a player and then think about the future,” Miyazato said Tuesday. KEYWORDS Ai Miyazato, 2020 Tokyo Olympics GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES Retiring professional golfer Ai Miyazato could feature at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics as coach for the Japanese women’s team, the head of the sport’s development headquarters for the games revealed Wednesday.“There’s no one opposing the idea” of asking Miyazato to serve as coach, said Masahiro Kuramoto, who is also chairman of the Professional Golfers’ Association of Japan.
– Trashes World No.17 Rybáriková in straight setsTHERE seems to be no slowing down of Sachia Vickery, who, since the start of 2018, has been moving upwards in the tennis rankings and on the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) circuit.Following her climb to No. 91 in the world at the latest WTA rankings, Vickery dumped Magdaléna Rybáriková out of the Monterrey Open, beating the 2017 Wimbledon semi-finalist and World No. 17-ranked in straight sets (6 – 0, 6 – 3), when the two met yesterday (Friday) in the Quarter-Finals.Vickery will next play the winner between Monica Puig and Tinea Babos.Puig, the 2014 Olympic Champion, had lost to Vickery (7 – 6, 6 – 2, 6 – 1) when the two met at the 2014 Stanford tournament which was won Serena Williams. Vickery was knocked out in the quarter-finals in that tournament by Varvara Lepchenko.Vickery, 22, proved that her steady improvement in the sport is no fluke, when she disposed of Irina Falconi in straight sets 6-1, 6-4, to reach the Round-of-16 at the Abierto GNP Seguros tournament in Monterrey, Mexico.The player, born to Guyanese parents, Paula Liverpool and Rawle Vickery, in her next match at the tournament, easily got rid of Ana Sofía Sánchez, also in straight sets, 6 – 3, 6 – 3.
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