Andy Murray Serena Williams form Wimbledon mixed doubles dream team

first_imgLondon: Andy Murray and Serena Williams will form a mixed doubles dream team at Wimbledon, his management announced Tuesday, as he gradually returns to tennis following career-saving surgery. Murray, who is easing his way back into the sport following a radical hip resurfacing, will join forces with Williams in an all-star partnership when the draw is announced on Wednesday. The Scot is already entered into the men’s doubles at Wimbledon where he is playing alongside France’s Pierre-Hugues Herbert. Also Read – Dhoni, Paes spotted playing football togetherThe two-time Wimbledon champion’s partnership with seven-time winner Williams will make them instant favourites for the title. “We’re a lot alike on the court. I’ve always liked that about him,” Williams said of her fellow former world number one. “His work ethic is just honestly off the charts. That’s something I’ve always respected about him. His fitness, everything. “To do what he’s done in an era where there’s so many other great male tennis players, so much competition, to rise above it, not many people have done it. He’s actually one of the few. There’s so many things to be admired.” Also Read – Andy Murray to make Grand Slam return at Australian OpenShe added: “Above all, he really stands out, he really speaks up about women’s issues no matter what. You can tell he has a really strong woman in his life. I think above all that is just fantastic.” Murray had been searching for a mixed doubles partner but had complained that he had been turned down by a number of players. “I do want to play,” the 32-year-old said on Saturday at a pre-Wimbledon media day. “We’ve had a number of conversations with a few players. Yeah, the plan’s definitely to play. “Conditions look like it’s supposed to be good for the fortnight, which is a positive thing. “I was speaking to some of the doubles guys, asking them why they don’t play mixed. It was for the reason that they had some years where they’ve been backed up. Sometimes the mixed is not the priority to get on the court.”last_img read more

Exxon Chevron gain on results Amazon falls on forecast

NEW YORK — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Inc., down $92.50 to $1,626.23The e-commerce giant gave a weak outlook for the current quarter, citing the potentially negative sales impact of new rules in India along with overall higher costs.Cigna Corp., down $5.75 to $194.06The health insurer reported weaker-than-expected quarterly revenue and it may have to contend with regulations that would cut prescription drug rebates from its pharmacy benefit management unit.Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd., up 84 cents to $39.03The Indian generic drug maker reported a jump in revenue because of growth in emerging markets.Exxon Mobil Corp., up $2.64 to $75.92The energy company beat Wall Street forecasts for the fourth-quarter as volatile oil prices pushed revenue higher.Merck & Co., up $2.02 to $76.45The drug developer beat Wall Street’s quarterly profit expectations on a boost in sales of cancer treatments.Symantec Corp., up $1.89 to $22.91The cybersecurity company beat Wall Street’s quarterly forecast and raised its guidance for the current quarter.Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corp., up $2.46 to $51.59The defence contractor’s quarterly profit and revenue topped forecasts and the company increased its quarterly dividend.Honeywell International Inc., up $1.08 to $144.71The industrial conglomerate beat Wall Street forecasts for the quarter on strong demand from aerospace and defence sectors.The Associated Press read more

Approval received for 500M 400MW southern Alberta solar power project

CALGARY — Provincial regulators have approved a $500-million solar power project in southern Alberta that its developers say will be the largest in Canada.Privately held Greengate Power Corp. of Calgary says approval from the Alberta Utilities Commission means it can proceed with construction next year of its Travers Solar project, with full commercial operations targeted for 2021.The electricity facility is to generate as much as 400 megawatts at peak times, enough to supply more than 100,000 homes.The AUC says in its ruling that no parties opposed construction of the project in Vulcan County, about 120 kilometres southeast of Calgary.It says it is to utilize 2.5 million photovoltaic solar panels erected on about 1,600 hectares of mainly cultivated cropland.Greengate also developed the 300-MW Blackspring Ridge Wind Project, located about 10 kilometres from the Travers project, which is now owned by French firm EDF EN and Enbridge Inc. of Calgary.Greengate CEO Dan Balaban says the solar project is not one of those backed by a long-term guaranteed power price under an auction program developed by the previous Alberta NDP government.“Our plan is to finance this project on a subsidy-free, market basis,” he said in an interview.“We’re selling the project into the Alberta power pool and we’ll be realizing whatever pricing there is at the time. Our forecast for pricing on a go-forward basis is based largely on the phase-out of coal-fired electricity (by 2030), continued electrical growth in the province and carbon pricing.” Companies mentioned in this article: (TSX:ENB)The Canadian Press read more