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Former champion Murray eliminated, Serena advances in US Open 2020

09 September, 2020 12:02 pm 12:02 pm

Former champion Andy Murray was eliminated whereas Serena Williams continued her quest for a record seventh title with a straight-sets win in the second round of the US Open 2020. Andy Murray slumped to a 6-2, 6-3, 6-4, defeat against a dominant Felix Auger-Aliassime. The 15th seed Canadian smashed 24 aces and 52 winners in … Read More


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Rogers stuns Serena at Top Seed Open

08 August, 2020 1:10 pm 1:10 pm

LEXINGTON (Reuters) – Shelby Rogers pulled off one of the biggest wins of her career when she toppled Serena Williams 1-6 6-4 7-6(5) in the quarter-finals of the Top Seed Open in Lexington on Friday. It looked like the top seed would make quick work of Rogers in the rain-delayed encounter after romping through the … Read More


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Warne, Ponting to play Twenty20 bushfire match, Serena donates winnings

01 January, 2020 4:27 pm 4:27 pm

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Former Australian cricketing greats Ricky Ponting and Shane Warne will temporarily come out of retirement to play in a charity Twenty20 match next month as sports organisations and athletes seek ways to raise funds for bushfire relief. Since October, thousands of Australians have faced repeat evacuations as huge and unpredictable fires scorched … Read More


Federer, Serena seek US Open quarter-final berths on day seven

09 September, 2019 10:17 am 10:17 am

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Roger Federer will try to avoid a second consecutive fourth-round exit from the US Open when he returns to action on Sunday while Serena Williams resumes her quest for a record-tying 24th Grand Slam title. Federer, who wilted in hot and humid conditions last year when he fell to Australian John … Read More


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Federer progresses in US Open as Serena overpowers Sharapova

08 August, 2019 2:13 pm 2:13 pm

NEW YORK (AFP) – Serena Williams overwhelmed Maria Sharapova 6-1, 6-1 to reach the second round of the US Open in search of her 24th Grand Slam title while “rusty” Roger Federer rallied past Indian qualifier Sumit Nagal. Six-time US Open champion Williams crushed the five-time major winner from Russia in only 59 minutes, beating … Read More


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Serena rolls past Osaka in Toronto, Halep retires

08 August, 2019 9:27 am 9:27 am

TORONTO (Reuters) – Serena Williams moved into the Rogers Cup semi-finals with a maiden career victory over Naomi Osaka in their first meeting since the American’s infamous row with an umpire overshadowed last year’s US Open final. The 6-3 6-4 loss continued a run of poor form for Osaka but there was some good news … Read More


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Serena scraps through unexpected dogfight to reach second round

07 July, 2019 11:59 pm 11:59 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – Serena Williams began her first-round clash at Wimbledon in complete comfort, but ended it screaming in delight as she finally suppressed Giulia Gatto-Monticone having been dragged into an unlikely dogfight by the world number 161. The Italian qualifier, who was making only her second Grand Slam appearance at the age of 31 … Read More


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Serena, Osaka exits open Paris boulevard for Halep

06 June, 2019 8:48 am 8:48 am

PARIS (Reuters) – Simona Halep’s path to a second successive French Open title cleared up in spectacular fashion on Saturday after 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams and world number one Naomi Osaka exited Roland Garros in the third round. Williams failed to recover from a woeful start against fellow American Sofia Kenin as the … Read More


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Serena remains America’s best hope at French Open

05 May, 2019 8:35 am 8:35 am

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Serena Williams represents the United States’ best chance to hoist the French Open trophy this year but questions loom about her fitness after she was forced to withdraw from the Italian Open last week with a knee injury. Williams, a three-times French Open champion who has a 28-4 record on the … Read More


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Serena pulls out of Italian Open with knee injury

05 May, 2019 11:54 pm 11:54 pm

ROME (Reuters) – Serena Williams pulled out of the Italian Open on Tuesday due to a persistent knee injury which casts doubt on her participation in the French Open which begins this month. The 37-year-old American world number 11 had been due to face sister Venus in an eagerly-awaited second-round clash in Rome. Venus received … Read More


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Cartoon of Serena Williams not racist: Australia watchdog

02 February, 2019 4:08 pm 4:08 pm

SYDNEY (Reuters) – A cartoon published in an Australian newspaper that depicted tennis star Serena Williams having a temper tantrum at the US Open last year was not racist, Australia’s media watchdog said on Monday. The caricature of an angry Williams – with exaggerated lips and tongue and a wild plume of curly hair rising … Read More


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Williams stunned by Pliskova fightback at Australian Open

01 January, 2019 8:45 am 8:45 am

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Serena Williams squandered four match points and blew a 5-1 lead in the decider as seventh seed Karolina Pliskova produced a stunning fightback to claim a 6-4 4-6 7-5 quarter-final victory over the American at the Australian Open on Wednesday. Williams, chasing a milestone 24th Grand Slam triumph, also saved two match … Read More


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Serena motors into fourth round in Melbourne

01 January, 2019 11:37 am 11:37 am

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Serena Williams powered into the fourth round of the Australian Open on Saturday with a 6-2 6-1 demolition of Ukrainian teenager Dayana Yastremska to continue her charge through the Melbourne Park draw. The 37-year-old Williams, chasing a record-extending eighth Melbourne title in the professional era, barely broke sweat on a sunny afternoon … Read More


Serena ‘out of line’ but both sides share blame says King

09 September, 2018 10:38 am 10:38 am

(Reuters) – Former world number one Billie Jean King has softened her initial stance on the controversy over Serena Williams, who was “totally out of line” when she vehemently disputed calls by chair umpire Carlos Ramos during Saturday’s U.S. Open final. Ramos, however, could have prevented the affair had he communicated better and given Williams … Read More


Serena must balance daughter’s birthday with US Open demands

08 August, 2018 10:15 am 10:15 am

(Reuters) – Serena Williams’ return to the US Open for the first time since becoming a mother will be an emotional experience, not least because her daughter Alexis-Olympia’s first birthday is right in the middle of the tournament. Serena will have the fans firmly behind her in New York and the 36-year-old is also the … Read More