The GIST's Quick Hits - CA (March 22, 2021)

March 22, 2021
This week in tennis, the NBA, and skiing.
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The GIST's Quick Hits - CA (March 22, 2021)
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🎾Tennis: Canadian tennis has a new champion! Leylah Annie Fernandez won her first career WTA title yesterday in straight sets over Viktorjia Golubic (pronounced GO-LUH-BICH) in the Monterrey Open. The 18-year-old didn’t drop a single set the entire tournament.

  • And starting today, Fernandez and OG champ Bianca Andreescu will look for more victory in the Miami Open. Follow along here.

🏀NBA: March is not Nick Nurse’s month. Not only has the Toronto Raptors’ head coach had to watch his team lose eight straight (dating back to February 26th), but after an outburst directed towards an official in which he threw his face mask on Friday night, Nurse was fined $50k. Salt on the wound.

  • In non-Raptor news, LA Laker LeBron James is out indefinitely with an ankle sprain he sustained in Saturday’s loss to the Atlanta Hawks, and Charlotte Hornets rookie LaMelo Ball is out indefinitely with a fractured wrist. The injury bug is out for blood.

🎿Skiing: Oh, you want more Canadian champs news? We got you. Freestyle skier Rachael Karker won her first career World Cup event in the halfpipe yesterday, while Brendan Mackay took home a silver medal in the men’s event.