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  • Serena Williams vs Maria Sharapova headlines opening day action at US Open 2019

    first_imgThere will be no shortage of big-name players in action when the US Open begins on Monday but the talk around New York for days has centered around the marquee matchup between Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova.Williams and Sharapova – for years the two most recognizable names in women’s tennis – will open the evening session at Arthur Ashe Stadium with their first-ever New York meeting in a match that may just have the feel of a championship final.”Of course I’m going to watch it,” defending U.S. Open champion Naomi Osaka told reporters. “I know you all are going to watch it. I think everyone in New York is going to watch it.”At every Grand Slam there is always some sort of drama. You know what I mean? Like a first round. Like, Oh, my God. So this match just happens to be that for this tournament.”‘That’s going to be a match to watch’Eighth seed Williams, who is seeking a record-tying 24th career Grand Slam title, owns a commanding 19-2 career record against Sharapova, who last beat the American in 2004 and has fallen to 87th in the rankings amid an injury-hit 2019 season.”Definitely. That’s going to be a match to watch,” said Canadian teenager Bianca Andreescu, who is seeded 15th and plays her first match on Tuesday.Among the other top names in action on Day One of the year’s final Grand Slam are defending champion Novak Djokovic, five-times winner Roger Federer, Australian world number two Ash Barty and Venus Williams.advertisementWhile that talented group will surely draw plenty of attention, the anticipation for their respective matches will pale in comparison to the Williams-Sharapova matchup.Williams and Sharapova have not played each other since the 2016 Australian Open. They were set to meet last year at the French Open but Williams withdrew injured moments before their fourth-round match.While five-times Grand Slam champion Sharapova may be far from her top form, she could still present a challenge for Williams, who has not competed since retiring from the Toronto final against Andreescu with back spasms.And while their clash is highly anticipated, not everyone in the tennis world is planning their day around the match.”There are a lot of other quality first rounds. It’s not the only first round in the draw,” said French Open champion Barty, who kicks off the action at Arthur Ashe Stadium against Zarina Diyas of Kazakhstan.”I think more importantly I’m focused on my first round on Monday, and that’s all I’m worried about for the moment.”Also Read | Roger Federer god of tennis, super happy to play him: Sumit Nagal on US Open 1st round tieAlso See:last_img read more

  • Telus files complaint with BC securities regulator over New York hedge fund

    Telus files complaint with B.C. securities regulator over New York hedge fund by LuAnn LaSalle, The Canadian Press Posted May 2, 2012 5:05 pm MDT Telus Corp. (TSX:T) has filed a complaint with the B.C. securities regulator about a New York hedge fund’s opposition to the telecom company’s plan to have one class of common shares.Telus has asked the British Columbia Securities Commission to require Mason Capital Management to issue a press release to provide more information on why it acquired a large voting position in the telecom company.“Telus shareholders have the right to know about Mason’s holdings and intentions,” Telus lawyer Robert Yalden said in a letter to the regulator.The Vancouver telecom company also wants Mason to publicly say when it purchased or sold common and non-voting shares since Telus announced in late February that it planned to have only common shares.“Mason must also disclose that, as a result of its trading strategy, its interests are different from those of other holders of common shares,” said the letter, dated April 30.“Telus shareholders will only be able to make a reasoned judgment about Mason’s opposition to the proposal if they are provided with this information.”Shareholders will vote on the proposal to create a single class of common shares at the company’s annual meeting on May 9 in Edmonton. Telus said a single class will provide better liquidity and benefit all shareholders.“We would like to see Mason put forward more complete information about their holdings and intentions,” Telus spokesman Shawn Hall said Wednesday. “We are simply seeking clarity from the commission in this regard.”Mason Capital Management said Wednesday that it has made its position clear and questioned why Telus was turning to the B.C. securities regulator.“We question Telus’ motivations in submitting a complaint to regulators shortly before its proposal is to be voted upon and making its complaint public before the regulators have had the opportunity to even consider or respond,” Mason said in a statement.Mason said it intends to vote against the Telus proposal to convert all of its non-voting shares into noting shares on a one-to-one basis.“Mason believes Telus’ proposal does not reflect the superior value of the voting shares for which shareholders have historically paid a premium.”Mason has urged Telus shareholders to vote against the plan and has also said one class of common shares would hurt liquidity and reduce the allowed level of foreign investment.Telus said Mason stands to profit by increasing the spread between the common shares and the non-voting shares and has created a credible threat that the proposal may be defeated, which has caused the spread to widen.Telus has said Mason owns 33 million voting shares, or 19 per cent, and shorted almost the same amount in non-voting shares.“All Mason needs to do is create enough uncertainty in the market to cause the spread to widen and then close out some or all of its short position to lock in its profits.”A short-seller profits when the price of a stock falls.Telus has said share gains could fall if shareholders vote against creating a single class of common shares.Telus chief financial officer Robert McFarlane has said that as of last week the company’s common shares were up 5.5 per cent and its non-voting shares up 7.2 per cent since the plan was announced in late February. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more