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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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Djokovic beaten by Bautista Agut in Doha semi-final

01 January, 2019 11:42 am 11:42 am

DOHA (Reuters) – Novak Djokovic suffered his first defeat of the new season in the Qatar Open semi-finals  ,losing in three sets to Spain’s Roberto Bautista Agut. World number one Djokovic, who was pushed to the limit in his last two matches in Doha by Marton Fucsovics and Nikoloz Basilashvili, failed to find a way … Read More



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Tennis player Jabeur becomes first Tunisian to reach WTA final

10 October, 2018 9:43 am 9:43 am

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Qualifier Ons Jabeur became the first Tunisian player to reach a WTA final when she beat fifth seed Anastasija Sevastova 6-3 3-6 6-3 at the Kremlin Cup. She had already become the first Tunisian to reach a semi-final and continued her impressive form against the Latvian to set up a final … Read More



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Tennis player Coric stuns Federer in Shanghai, faces Djokovic in final

10 October, 2018 10:10 am 10:10 am

BEIJING (Reuters) – Croatia’s Borna Coric produced a masterful display of power-hitting to stun holder Roger Federer 6-4 6-4 in the Shanghai Masters and will face Novak Djokovic in the final. Coric was quick out of the blocks at the Qi Zhong Stadium as he broke in the opening game against the top seed and … Read More



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Federer, Djokovic advance to Shanghai semis

10 October, 2018 10:44 am 10:44 am

BEIJING (Reuters) – Top seed and defending champion Roger Federer returned to form to beat Japan’s Kei Nishikori 6-4 7-6(4) and reach the Shanghai Masters semi-finals . The 20-times Grand Slam winner has produced a series of lacklustre performances in Shanghai, his first tournament since suffering a shock fourth-round defeat by John Millman at the … Read More



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Emotional Osaka battles past Zhang into Beijing semis

10 October, 2018 9:01 am 9:01 am

NEW YORK (Reuters) – US Open champion Naomi Osaka fought back tears and rallied from a set down to outlast Zhang Shuai 3-6 6-4 7-5 in the China Open quarter-finals . Japan’s Osaka struggled to find her rhythm throughout the contest, making 66 unforced errors, and had tears in her eyes midway through the second … Read More



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Controversial US Open prompts promises of improvement

09 September, 2018 8:40 am 8:40 am

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Issues of sexism, officiating double standards and adverse playing conditions have dominated the 50th anniversary of the US Open, raising uncomfortable questions and prompting authorities to promise a review of existing policies. Chair umpires took centre stage at Flushing Meadows this year, more than at any other tournament in recent memory, … Read More



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Djokovic headed for bright finish with US Open win

09 September, 2018 9:34 am 9:34 am

NEW YORK (Reuters) – For Novak Djokovic, a season that got off to a gloomy start is heading for a brilliant finish after he dismissed Juan Martin Del Potro 6-3 7-6(4) 6-3 to win the US Open on Sunday and earn back-to-back Grand Slam titles. Working his way back from elbow surgery he underwent following … Read More



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Osaka claims US Open title after Serena meltdown

09 September, 2018 8:11 am 8:11 am

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Naomi Osaka became Japan’s first Grand Slam singles champion after she thumped Serena Williams 6-2 6-4 in a controversial US Open final with the American suffering a mesmerizing meltdown after being handed a code violation. It was drama-filled conclusion to a final that was rich with storylines but will now go … Read More



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Nadal, Djokovic one win from renewing rivalry in New York

09 September, 2018 10:17 am 10:17 am

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Defending US Open champion Rafael Nadal and twice winner Novak Djokovic are one victory away from renewing their rivalry in the final with both expected to get through their semis on Friday. World number one Nadal faces big-serving Argentine third seed Juan Martin del Potro while sixth seed Novak Djokovic meets … Read More



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Djokovic beats heat and Millman to reach US Open semis

09 September, 2018 10:13 am 10:13 am

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Novak Djokovic sweated it out from behind the baseline to beat Australian John Millman 6-3 6-4 6-4 at the US Open and set up a semi-final with Japan’s Kei Nishikori. Djokovic, a two-times champion at Flushing Meadows, struggled with the humidity at Arthur Ashe Stadium but kept his cool mentally, saving … Read More



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Djokovic puts his foot on the Gasquet to reach last 16

09 September, 2018 10:01 am 10:01 am

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Novak Djokovic enjoyed his first routine victory at this year’s US Open at the third attempt  as the two-time champion eased into the fourth round with a 6-2 6-3 6-3 win over flamboyant Frenchman Richard Gasquet. The sixth-seeded Serb needed four sets to despatch his first two opponents, struggling especially in … Read More



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Djokovic overcomes blip to beat Sandgren at US Open

08 August, 2018 10:46 am 10:46 am

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Two-times former champion Novak Djokovic overcame a lapse in concentration to beat unseeded American Tennys Sandgren 6-1 6-3 6-7(2) 6-2 and reach the third round of the US Open on Thursday. The Serb, who was also pushed to four sets in punishing daytime temperatures above 90 Fahrenheit (32C)in the first round, … Read More



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Federer cruises into US Open third round

08 August, 2018 10:44 am 10:44 am

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Second seed Roger Federer defeated a frustrated Benoit Paire 7-5 6-4 6-4 at the US Open on Thursday to set up a third-round match against Nick Kyrgios. Despite the win Federer was far from flawless, especially in the third set when he saw a 4-1 lead evaporate and fell 5-4 behind … Read More



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Nadal eases past Pospisil to reach U.S. Open third round

08 August, 2018 10:12 am 10:12 am

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Defending champion Rafa Nadal eased into the third round of the US Open with a regulation 6-3 6-4 6-2 victory over unseeded Vasek Pospisil on Wednesday. A fresh-looking Nadal, whose first round match was cut short after his opponent David Ferrer retired with a calf injury, started brightly against the Canadian … Read More



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