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  • tennis Sep 9, 2019

    Nadal Edges Medvedev for 4th US Open Title, 19th Slam Trophy

    Rafael Nadal’s 19th Grand Slam trophy went from inevitable to suddenly in doubt in a thrill-a-minute U.S. Open final. What had all the makings of a crowning morphed into a real contest thanks to Nadal’s opponent, Daniil Medvedev, a man a decade younger and appearing in his first major title match. Down by two sets and a break, Medvedev shifted...

  • Japan Sep 3, 2019

    Defending Champ Osaka Loses to Bencic in US Open's 4th Round

    Naomi Osaka’s achy left knee didn’t let her serve without pain, so she didn’t practice that key part of her game leading into the U.S. Open. The knee also prevented her from covering the court and preparing for shots the way she’d like. Those weren’t the only reasons that the No. 1-seeded Osaka’s 10-match winning streak at the U.S. Open...

  • United Kingdom Jun 6, 2019

    17-Year-Old American Anisimova Beats '18 French Open Champ Halep, Moves to Final Four

    In the latest surprise at a French Open filled with them, defending champion Simona Halep was knocked out in the quarterfinals with a 6-2, 6-4 loss to 17-year-old American Amanda Anisimova on Thursday. “The pressure was on,” said Halep, saying she felt “nerves, a little bit stressed. … Maybe expectations from myself were big today and maybe I couldn’t handle...

  • Japan Jan 26, 2019

    Osaka Wins Australian Open for 2nd Slam Title, No. 1 Ranking

    So close to victory, Naomi Osaka suddenly was letting the Australian Open final slip away. Three championship points? Gone. A sizable lead? Soon all gone, too. She was playing poorly. She yelled at herself. Slammed a ball. Tugged at her visor’s pink brim. Trudged to the locker room between sets with a towel draped over her head. And then, after...

  • CHAIR Aug 28, 2018

    Simona Halep Becomes First No. 1 Seed to Lose 1st US Open Match; Serena Wins

    Some players, like top-ranked Simona Halep, freely acknowledge they don’t deal well with the hustle-and-bustle of the U.S. Open and all it entails. Others, like 44th-ranked Kaia Kanepi, take to the Big Apple and its Grand Slam tournament. Put those two types at opposite ends of a court at Flushing Meadows and watch what can happen: Halep made a quick-as-can-be...

  • Ambassador Jun 21, 2018

    Serena Williams: Young Boys Need Domestic Abuse Education

    Serena Williams says the conversation about stopping domestic abuse shouldn’t just center around women, but men as well.Serena Williams says the conversation about stopping domestic abuse shouldn’t just center around women, but men as well.

  • player Jun 9, 2018

    Simona Halep Wins French Open, Tops Sloane Stephens

    Simona Halep kept telling everybody who would listen: She was a different player. She was stronger mentally. She wanted so much to finally win a Grand Slam title and was sure that, one day, she would. After three losses in major finals, maybe Halep was trying to convince herself as much as anyone else she actually could do it. Either...

  • food Mar 21, 2018

    Curling World Stunned by Olympic Doping Charge

    The curling world was floored when word broke that Russian Olympic curler Aleksandr Krushelnitsky was facing a doping charge....
    On Monday, Krushelnitsky’s fellow curlers were trying to make sense of the scandal, with some openly questioning whether he had been slipped a banned substance without his knowledge....
    Russian women’s curling coach Sergei Belanov said he didn’t believe that a young and “clever...

  • co-founder Jan 10, 2018

    Serena Williams Reveals Health Scare After Baby's Birth

    In a story in the magazine’s February issue and posted Wednesday on Vogue.com , Williams discusses developing several small blood clots in her lungs while in the hospital after Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr. was born in September.

  • United States Sep 11, 2017

    Sweet 16: Nadal Beats Anderson for 3rd US Open, 16th Major

    Rafael Nadal overwhelmed first-time major finalist Kevin Anderson in the U.S. Open Sunday to win his third championship at Flushing Meadows.

  • United States Sep 10, 2017

    Stephens Tops Keys in US Open Final for 1st Grand Slam Title

    Sloane Stephens never looked shaken by the setting or the stakes in her first Grand Slam final. Her opponent, Madison Keys, most definitely did. Stephens dominated her close friend Keys 6-3, 6-0 on Saturday to win the U.S. Open, capping a remarkably rapid rise after sitting out 11 months because of foot surgery. The 83rd-ranked Stephens is only the second...

  • THE WASHINGTON POST Aug 9, 2017

    Serena Williams Blasted for ‘Real Woman' Childbirth Comments

    Serena Williams created a stir on social media Tuesday after saying giving birth will make her a “real woman.” In a cover story for Stellar magazine, the tennis star opened up about the significance of having a baby in her life and as a woman. “I am about to be a real woman now, you know? It’s going to be...

  • London Jul 15, 2017

    Muguruza Beats ‘Role Model' Williams for 1st Wimbledon Title

    As a kid, Garbine Muguruza sat in awe in front of the TV as the Williams sisters accumulated Grand Slam titles. They were her role models. Now Muguruza is all grown up, an emerging tennis star in her own right — and, as of Saturday, the only woman who can boast of beating each Williams in a major final. Muguruza...

  • London Jul 15, 2017

    At 37, Venus Williams Looking For a 6th Wimbledon Title

    Even at 37 and with five Wimbledon titles to her name, Venus Williams still has that overwhelming desire to win. And she’s showing it again this year at the All England Club, where she will face Garbine Muguruza on Saturday in her ninth Wimbledon final. “I’m definitely in the position I want to be in,” Williams said. “It’s a long...

  • CEO Oct 4, 2016

    Sharapova's Doping Ban Cut Down From 2 Years to 15 Months

    Maria Sharapova’s doping ban was reduced from two years to 15 months on Tuesday, meaning the Russian tennis star can come back in April and return to Grand Slam play at the French Open. The Court of Arbitration for Sport cut nine months off the suspension imposed on Sharapova, who tested positive for meldonium at the Australian Open in January.

  • georgia Jan 18, 2016

    Roger Federer: It's Time to Name Tennis Players Suspected of Match Fixing

    Roger Federer has heard enough speculation about match-fixing in tennis. If players are suspected of corruption, he wants names. Federer was responding to reports by BBC and BuzzFeed News published Monday that tennis authorities have suppressed evidence of match-fixing and overlooked suspected cases involving players ranked in the top 50, including Grand Slam singles and doubles winners. The reports said...

  • Roger Federer May 31, 2015

    Ana Ivanovic Back to Quarterfinals at French Open

    Former champion Ana Ivanovic returned to the quarterfinals of the French Open for the first time since her triumph at Roland Garros seven years ago after beating ninth-seeded Russian Ekaterina Makarova 7-5, 3-6, 6-1 on Sunday.

  • Czech Republic May 30, 2015

    Djokovic, Nadal Off to Easy Start at French Open

    If anyone at the French Open needed a reminder, Novak Djokovic was on court to show what champions are made of. Returning to Roland Garros a year after he lost in the final to Rafael Nadal, the Serb posted a convincing 6-2, 7-5, 6-2 victory over 87th-ranked Jarkko Nieminen on Tuesday.

  • King May 22, 2015

    Nadal Could Face Djokovic in French Open Quarterfinals

    The tennis equivalent of climbing three mountains, just to reach the Roland Garros final. Never have the obstacles loomed so large between Rafael Nadal and another trophy on the red clay of Paris.

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