Osaka plans indefinite break from tennis after shock US Open exit

The Japanese Naomi Osaka will compete in the third round against the Czech Marketa Vondrousova in her tennis match in the women’s singles in Tokyo 2020 in the Ariake Tennis Park in Tokyo on July 27, 2021.

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Naomi Osaka’s US Open defense ended in tears after a staggering loss to Leylah Fernandez before announcing an indefinite break from the sport.

The defending champion served for the match in the second set but surrendered, leaving the 18-year-old storming at the stunned Arthur Ashe Stadium for an impressive 5-7 7-6 (7-2) 6-4.

It was a surprise end to her first Grand Slam back after she retired from the French Open and Wimbledon due to mental health issues.

The future of the 23-year-old in the game must now be in doubt after saying she won’t play “for a while”.

In her post-game press conference, she held back tears and said, “It’s very difficult to articulate. Basically, I feel like I’m at this point where I’m trying to figure out what I want to do and I honestly don’t know when I’m going to play my next tennis match.

“I think I’ll take a break from playing for a while.

“How should I say this? I feel to myself lately when I win, I don’t feel happy. I feel more like a relief. And then when I lose, I feel very sad. I don’t think that that’s normal. I didn’t really mean to cry. “

When asked what caused the defeat, she added, “I don’t think it was her serve because I was able to come back pretty well against people who have served better. I don’t think that’s the cause because i was in this situation before.

“I think we are all dealing with some things, but I know that I am dealing with some things.”

It was Fernandez’s biggest win, the world’s number 73 career, and one that will usher in a fourth-round meeting with 2016 champion Angelique Kerber.

The 18-year-old Canadian said during her on-site interview: “I probably wanted to stay on the pitch a little longer and offer everyone a show. One hour on the pitch was just not enough for me.” .

“Right from the start, just before the game, I knew that I could win.

“I didn’t focus on Naomi, I just focused on myself and what I had to do.”

Kerber continued her resurgent summer by defeating Sloane Stephens 5-7 6-2 6-3.

The German announced she had to sleep in Flushing Meadows on Wednesday night when Storm Ida caused her match to be canceled late.

She said, “I mean we got canceled very late. I thought we could go straight to the hotel. But it was impossible because of the storm and rain and stuff.

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“We stayed here until 3:30, 4 in the morning. I was trying to get some sleep because I had the game yesterday, as well as a few hours later. Yeah, that was my Wednesday night at the gym.”

Simona Halep fought to beat Elena Rybakina, but last year’s finalist Victoria Azarenka was beaten by Garbine Muguruza.

Halep’s season was marred by injuries and the Romanian is playing with heavy suspenders on her right thigh, but she saved four setpoints in a remarkable tie-break in the first set and finished strong with a 7-6 (13-11) 4 -6 6-3 win .

The ninth seeded Muguruza turned out to be too strong for Azarenka. The Spaniard prevailed 6: 4, 3: 6, 6: 2 to prepare another blockbuster fight against the French Open winner Barbora Krejcikova.

One day after cheering on husband Gael Monfils for a second-round win, fifth-seeded Elina Svitolina made it into the fourth round with a 6-4 6-2 win over Daria Kasatkina beating American Danielle Collins 6-3 6- 3rd

Cerberus Quadruples Cash After Uncommon Exit From Catholic Hospitals

Cerberus Capital ManagementRecords show that Wall Street made approximately $ 800 million in profit from its investment in Catholic hospitals.

The New York-based private equity firm has quadrupled its money over a decade this month, according to internal documents and a federal filing.

Cerberus was co-founded by billionaire Stephen Feinberg and carried out an unusual exit. The remaining interest has been shifted to doctors working in the hospital society rather than going public or selling to a rival.

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Cerberus bought Caritas Christi Health Care In 2010, they paid $ 246 million in cash for hospitals in Massachusetts, which included the flagship St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center in Boston. The company that founded Cerberus Steward Health Care, expanded into a large hospital chain, as it was also burdened with a high debt burden.

Private equity firms that said they are bringing business efficiency to an obsolete industry reached $ 288 billion Health agreement in the past five years according to a report from the advisor Bain & Co..

Such investments have been vetted by members of Congress, consumer groups, and academics who say corporate use of debt puts pressure on medical providers to cut costs and affects quality.

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Private equity firms are heavily involved in healthcare

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In a statement, a Cerberus spokesperson said its collaboration with Steward enabled $ 800 million to be spent on infrastructure, technology and top staff, and helped restructure failing hospitals and transform them into a “world-class responsible care organization.”

Legislators have too questions raised through private equity hospitals Receive tax money during the pandemic because they could get help from their investors instead. PE firms said they have a duty to act in the best interests of customers. The federal government provided stewards altogether $ 675 million Bloomberg reported on grants and loans in September.

Steward’s current and former employees complained of staff shortages and supply bottlenecks, and a government agency gave the company the lowest ranking for solvency, Bloomberg Businessweek reported in August.

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stewardThe Dallas-based company has improved its care and has plenty of cash to meet its obligations. The company currently serves 34 hospitals in nine states as well as five in Malta and Colombia and an extensive network of medical practices.

In the deal, Cerberus made its money through a series of complicated transactions involving a public real estate company called Call Medical Properties Trustbased in Birmingham, Alabama.

In 2016, Cerberus made most of its money selling valuable hospital properties to the Real Estate Investment Trust, which then leased them back to the hospitals. This transaction enabled Cerberus to generate hundreds of millions in dividends for its investors. The Medical Properties Trust ultimately had a nearly 10% stake in Steward.

In May 2020, Cerberus took a first step towards its exit. It transferred ownership of Steward to a group of in-house doctors in exchange for a note stating periodic interest payments that could be converted back into equity.

“Under the leadership of doctors, Steward Health Care continues to invest in the long-term health and wellbeing of our local communities,” the company said in a statement.

In January, according to a May, Steward borrowed $ 335 million from the Medical Properties Trust to buy the note from Cerberus Filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Cerberus said it sold the note at a discount.

Cerberus said it had timed the deal, its final exit, to ensure Steward had access to capital when needed, and that the fund’s investment was “deeply in liquidation.”

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Susan Rovner Completes Leisure Content material Restructure; 50 Workers Together with Bruce Evans & Dan Shear To Exit In Layoffs – Deadline

The reorganization of NBCUniversalThe entertainment content team is complete with Susan Rovner Hiring the team and around 50 employees left as part of the changes.

Deadline understands that Bruce Evans, EVP, Current Programming and Dan Shear |, EVP, Comedy Development at Peacock are two of the most famous executives. It marks the most recent change as current programming is merged with development and comedy development under Jeff Meyerson.

The move came after Rovner assembled her leadership team in November and Lisa Katz became president for script content, dividing the scriptless team into two departments.

Cara Dellaverson and Alex Sepiol have been recruited to co-direct drama development and the current NBCU portfolio, including NBC, its cable networks and streamer Peacock. They have both been called EVP, Drama Series, Entertainment Content and report to Katz.

Grace Wu was promoted to oversee the casting on NBCUniversal Television & Streaming

Dellaverson has been with NBCU since 2015 and was previously EVP for drama programming at NBC Entertainment, where she directed shows such as This Is Us, Good Girls and New Amsterdam.

Sepiol, who started as an assistant in the USA, has been with the company since 2004 and was previously EVP for script development at NBCUniversal Entertainment & Lifestyle Group and Direct-to-Consumer, where he led script project development for USA, SYFY, Bravo, E ! and peacock. He has been credited with conducting shows such as Mr. Robot, Dirty John, and The Sinner.

Jeff Meyerson will lead the current and development of comedy as EVP, Comedy Series, Entertainment Content. Previously, he was SVP, Comedy Development at NBC Entertainment and directed shows such as Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Good Place and Mr. Mayor.

Michael Sluchan will direct films, children’s programming and co-productions as EVP, Current Series and Co-Productions, Entertainment Content. Sluchan has been with the company for over 20 years. EVP for Current Scripted Programming & Limited Series for NBCUniversal Entertainment & Lifestyle Networks and Direct-to-Consumer, where he is responsible for the current production for all Scripted series in the USA, SYFY, Bravo, E! and peacock

Under Jenny Groom, EVP, Unscripted Content, who oversees talent contest formats and game shows, Sharon Vuong will lead development as SVP, Unscripted Development, Entertainment Content and Shelby Shaftel as SVP, Unscripted Current Programming, Entertainment Content. Vuong, who joined from CBS last year, was previously SVP for alternative programming and development and led the development of shows like That’s My Jam with Jimmy Fallon and Small Fortune, while Shaftel was previously SVP for alternative programming and development for NBC Entertainment and is the lead took over The Titan Games, The Wall and Making It.

On the lifestyle and documentary side, Rachel Smith will lead development and Shari Levine will lead the current programming under the direction of Rod Aissa. Smith, who becomes EVP, Unscripted Development, Entertainment Content, was previously EVP of Development for Bravo and E !, where she worked for The Real Housewives Franchise, and Levine, who becomes EVP, Unscripted Current Production, Entertainment Content, was previously EVP of Production for Bravo, where she oversaw shows like Project Runway and Top Chef.

The majority of the exits take place within the content team with some additional exits in the areas of planning, acquisition and marketing.