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Team USA romp to comfortable Icons Series victory over Rest of the World

Team USA romp to comfortable Icons Series win over Rest of World as Ash Barty’s singles win is NOT enough to inspire Harry Kane & Co to make an unlikely comeback in New York

  • Team USA took a comfortable Icons Series win in New York on Friday
  • Ash Barty won her singles but failed to inspire a comeback for her side
  • Harry Kane lost to Ben Roethlisberge in his Day 2 shootout in New York
  • James Milner was the chosen one for the rest of the world in the series

Team USA held off any threat of a Rest of the World comeback to triumph this week in the inaugural Icons Series in New York City.

Australian superstar Ash Barty got her team off to a strong start on Day 2 with a singles win over former NFL star Andrew Whitworth after Team USA took a five-point lead on Day 1.

However, the Americans won eight of the 12 singles in the Big Apple to take a comfortable win, winning by 21.5 points to 11.5 points.

The rest of the world suffered a loss in the Icons Series against Team USA in New York City on Friday

The rest of the world suffered a loss in the Icons Series against Team USA in New York City on Friday

Ash Barty won her singles against Andrew Whitworth, but failed to inspire a comeback

Ash Barty won her singles against Andrew Whitworth, but failed to inspire a comeback

“It was a lot of fun here with Andrew today, I got to know him a little bit better,” Barty said after winning the singles. “I played well, which is always nice and hopefully the rest of the guys can do the job. Our team doesn’t go down without a fight and it feels good to get us off to a good start.

“It has been an incredible week, an incredible experience getting to know iconic athletes from all over the world, they are the very best at what they do.

‘It’s a beautiful setting, beautiful golf course and incredible series. It was a lot of fun and it was nice to come here and really enjoy it. Hopefully a few more girls will join me next time.’

Barty, 25, shocked the sports world by announcing her retirement from tennis earlier this year while at the peak of her powers. She revealed that she wanted to pursue other dreams, with golf being one of her many interests.

England captain Harry Kane lost his two-hole singles match against Ben Roethlisberge

England captain Harry Kane lost his two-hole singles match against Ben Roethlisberge

Canelo Alvarez took on Olympic great Michael Phelps and lost by one hole on Friday

Canelo Alvarez took on Olympic great Michael Phelps and lost by one hole on Friday

American swimmer talks to former Australian cricket captain Ricky Ponting on Fridat

American swimmer talks to former Australian cricket captain Ricky Ponting on Fridat

The reigning Wimbledon champion won a tournament in Brisbane in April and Whitworth said of his opponent on Friday: “She just played great, she played great golf from six to the last detail.”

It was another difficult day for England captain and Spurs star Harry Kane. The footballer showed his finishing abilities on Thursday with a classy putt in the fourballs, but lost to Ben Roethlisberge in a hard-fought singles match.

Liverpool star James Milner stood out for the rest of the world throughout the series, winning four of his five rounds in the two days. On Friday, he defeated Reggie Bush by four holes.

A clash of the titans between boxing superstar Canelo Alvarez and Michael Phelps – the greatest Olympian of all time – saw the American triumph by one hole.

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