The Belgian saved eight match points to force a decisive tie-break, with Venus unable to shake off an opponent 15 years younger than her.
The 21-year-old added that knowing her top WTA ranking could possibly be in danger after failing to reach the Madrid semi-finals might have played on her mind throughout the match. WTA Madrid final - Percentages Simona Halep 51% Kiki Bertens 49%. She claimed comprehensive victories over Margarita Gasparyan, Johanna Konta, Viktoriya Kuzmova, and Ashleigh Barty, on her course to the semifinals.
Halep is the reigning champion at Roland Garros, but has struggled at major tournaments since her debut victory a year ago. In contrast, Bencic's only clay semi-final came in Charleston in 2014, despite having won the junior French Open in 2013.
And the Romanian began to serve like a woman closer to 6ft than her 5ft6in stature, finding three serve winners to hold for 3-0. I played stupidly today, I did everything that she liked. Surprisingly, the Swiss lead their head-to-head record 2-1.
Bertens more than played her part, becoming a deserving victor and the first woman ever to win the title without even dropping a set.
Osaka fell for the second time in two months to Federer's Swiss compatriot Belinda Bencic, exiting 3-6, 6-2, 7-5.
The Japanese had another chance to break in the next Bencic and this time she converted when the world number 18 missed a backhand, giving Osaka 3-1 lead.
Bencic defeated Osaka in the quarter-finals to continue her brilliant 2019 but, after edging the second set, was unable to maintain the required consistency to really threaten a repeat against Halep. Stephens was the first player to win more than four games against Bertens in a single set.
Venus finally saw it out after three hours and two minutes on Grandstand Court, ending a contest that included 15 breaks of serve.
"I was missing too many easy balls - I lost control of that tiebreak".
Simona Halep came back stronger in the final set, winning the final set 6-0.
NBCUniversal will have the option to offer some of the shows it now licenses exclusively to Hulu in one year's time. The Mouse House continues its worldwide domination of the entertainment space with a new deal announced Tuesday.
Arsenal won at Burnley as they needed to, but not by a margin that would have troubled Tottenham if they had slid to defeat here. Everton went ahead three minutes later when Turkish forward Cenk Tosun bundled the ball over the line after a goalmouth scramble.
Kiffer said search and rescue crews planned to work until darkness and then pick the search back up Tuesday morning. Mischa Chernick, of PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center, confirmed ten patients had been admitted to the hospital.
The PLO's United Kingdom representative Husam Zomlot, British MPs, and pro-Palestine campaigners also gave speeches at the event. Protesters gathered at Portland Place and marched to Whitehall, where several speakers delivered speeches to the crowd.
The suit, filed in Florida, claims Immesberger was overserved at the restaurant before getting into his auto to drive home. According to CNN , he was scheduled to be part of a tournament news conference Tuesday morning.
The protestors demanded that the culprit should be hanged in public, so that "such an incident is not repeated in the future". Protests rocked Kashmir last year over the rape and murder of an eight-year-old Muslim girl in Kathua district.
Two years ago, the National Basketball Association approved changes to the draft which will be implemented this year. The consensus leading into Tuesday's lottery is the top three picks will be Williamson, Morant and Barrett.
But Google collects information across its many products, and it might not even greatly miss the data it foregoes, he said . For those who might not be able to afford it, Google can always point to the Pixel 3a or even the year-old Pixel 3.
A shaky cellphone video captured the moments before a Texas police officer shot and killed a woman who said she was pregnant. It has not been confirmed whether she was pregnant and a post-mortem will be carried out to establish if she was.
Apple plans to add some new components to the A13 chip, including cellular modems for making calls and internet connection. Aside from getting new colors, this year's iPhone XR is believed to get upgraded specs, particularly an upgraded camera.
Actor Tim Conway dead at 85
Burnett was joined in honoring the great comedian today, as other comics praised Conway as a comic's comic. He said they failed because he was not comfortable being the star.
NASA aims to put first woman on the moon
Researchers re-analyzed seismic data they had from the moon to compare with the images gathered by the orbiter. Those that appear brighter indicate freshly exposed rock, suggesting an event like a "moonquake".
Lenovo previews "world's first foldable PC"
Still, it was enough to get an idea of what a foldable PC is going to look like and what it'll be like to work on one. Or at least it will be very soon, pending a slight delay. 2019 has been declared the Year Of The Folding Smartphone.
Security agents attack Sudanese sit-ins, 6 killed in clashes
They were killed in gunfire at a sit-in outside military headquarters where demonstrators are demanding full civilian government. The generals have proposed that the new council be military led, while the protest leaders want a majority civilian body.
Digital Wellbeing Is Affecting Google Pixel 3a Performance
The phones have similar constructions, so in the end they both got a 6 out of 10 repairability score, where 10 is easiest to fix . We disabled Digital Wellbeing just to make sure, and it appeared to be just as fast with it disabled as it was with it enabled.
Tories urged to form alliance with Brexit Party
It is an election Britain was never meant to be holding - the country was scheduled to have left the European Union by now. Mr Watson also described Labour's position in relation to the European elections as a "remain and reform" party.
Cech calls Europa League final 'quirk of fate'
He also acted as fourth official at the 2013 UEFA Champions League final between Borussia Dortmund and Bayern München. The Armenia midfielder's position is in doubt over political tensions between his homeland and hosts Azerbaijan.
Plastic found during historic ocean dive in Mariana Trench
The dive was the first for The Five Deeps Expedition, funded by Vescovo, and is being filmed for a Discovery Channel documentary. At its core is a 9cm-thick titanium pressure hull that can fit two people, so dives can be performed solo or as a pair.
Charges dropped against McGregor in phone incident
Charges against Conor McGregor , relating to a phone-snatching incident in March, were dropped by Florida prosecutors today. The State Attorney's Office said Monday the victim has stopped cooperating with investigators and has recanted his story.
Stephen Colbert Mocks Donald Trump's China Tariffs
So what will such a move mean for the Chinese economy, if it comes about? But he added that "both sides will suffer on this". Forecasters have warned that the US tariff hikes could set back a Chinese recovery that had appeared to be gaining traction.
Real Madrid offer Bale to Premier League in £10m deal
But after Lopetegui and then Santiago Solari were sacked, Zidane's return has put Bale's future at the club in serious doubt. According to AS , when asked about whether Gareth Bale would feature against Real Betis, Zidane said, "I'm not sure".