• September 28, 2021

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Andreescu cruises into 4th round, extends set win streak

Andreescu cruises into 4th round, extends set win streak

Andreescu continues to roll along at the U.S. Open. The sixth-seeded Andreescu overpowered Belgium’s Greet Minnen 6-1, 6-2 in one hour seven minutes Saturday to advance. She converted four-of-seven break chances to improve to 10-0…

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Novak Djokovic faces qualifier to start US Open in bid for calendar-year Grand Slam

Novak Djokovic faces qualifier to start US Open in bid for calendar-year Grand Slam

Novak Djokovic will start his bid to win the US Open for a men’s-record 21st major tennis championship and to complete a calendar-year Grand Slam by facing a player who comes through qualifying. Win that match…

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Serena Williams withdraws from US Open, citing hamstring recovery

Serena Williams withdraws from US Open, citing hamstring recovery

Serena Williams added herself to the list of big-name withdrawals from the US Open on Wednesday, pulling out of the year’s last Grand Slam tournament because of a torn hamstring. Williams hasn’t competed since injuring her…

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Andy Murray replaces Wawrinka in field for US Open

Andy Murray replaces Wawrinka in field for US Open

Andy Murray moved into the field for the US Open on Monday when another past champion at Flushing Meadows, Stan Wawrinka, pulled out because he still is recovering from foot surgery. Murray is a former No. 1…

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Top-ranked Novak Djokovic pulls out of Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati, citing need to recuperate

Top-ranked Novak Djokovic pulls out of Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati, citing need to recuperate

Novak Djokovic pulled out of the Western & Southern Open on Monday, meaning the next time he will be in action will be as he tries to complete a calendar-year Grand Slam at the U.S. Open.…

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Lingering knee issues cause Roger Federer to withdraw from Toronto, Cincinnati tournaments

Lingering knee issues cause Roger Federer to withdraw from Toronto, Cincinnati tournaments

Roger Federer pulled out of the upcoming hard-court tournaments in Toronto and Cincinnati on Thursday, citing lingering issues with his surgically repaired knee and shedding doubt on his status for the US Open. The withdrawals by…

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Rafael Nadal shakes off rust, outlasts Jack Sock at Citi Open in first match in nearly two months

Rafael Nadal shakes off rust, outlasts Jack Sock at Citi Open in first match in nearly two months

There were moments, to be sure, when Rafael Nadal played quite like someone competing for the first time in nearly two months. The shaky serving. The consecutive netted forehands that handed over a key break. And then,…

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Shapovalov sets up Wimbledon semis clash with Djokovic

Shapovalov sets up Wimbledon semis clash with Djokovic

Canada’s Denis Shapovalov is through to his first Grand Slam semifinal after posting a 6-4, 3-6, 5-7, 6-1, 6-4 victory over Russia’s Karen Khachanov on Wednesday at Wimbledon. Shapovalov, seeded 10th at the All England…

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No. 1 Ash Barty to take on Angelique Kerber in Wimbledon women’s semifinals

No. 1 Ash Barty to take on Angelique Kerber in Wimbledon women’s semifinals

When Angelique Kerber grabbed the opening set of her Wimbledon quarterfinal Tuesday, the full-capacity crowd saluted the accomplishment with cheers that bounced off the closed roof at No. 1 Court. Kerber’s reaction? Just a matter-of-fact, straight-faced stroll…

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Djokovic, Murray win as rain disrupts Wimbledon

Djokovic, Murray win as rain disrupts Wimbledon

Shortly after 1:30 p.m. on Monday, two years minus two weeks from the last time a meaningful match was played at Wimbledon, a voice blared over the loudspeakers: “Good afternoon and welcome to Centre Court.”…

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No. 31 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, unseeded Barbora Krejcikova advance to French Open final

No. 31 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, unseeded Barbora Krejcikova advance to French Open final

The ball landing at Barbora Krejcikova’s feet on match point appeared to come down behind the baseline. The linesman thought so and called the shot long. A TV replay confirmed as much, and the unseeded Krejcikova…

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Rafael Nadal to face Novak Djokovic in French Open semifinal on Friday

Rafael Nadal to face Novak Djokovic in French Open semifinal on Friday

Rafael Nadal’s French Open set streak is over. His pursuit of a record-breaking 21st Grand Slam title — including 14 at Roland Garros — remains very much intact. Nadal shrugged off dropping a set in…

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Roger Federer withdraws from French Open, says he’s listening to his body

Roger Federer withdraws from French Open, says he’s listening to his body

Roger Federer withdrew from the French Open on Sunday to give himself an opportunity to recover after emerging from a tight third-round victory that lasted about 3½ hours. “After two knee surgeries and over a year…

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Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer in same half of French Open field

Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer in same half of French Open field

Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer all ended up in the same half of the French Open men’s field in the draw Thursday, meaning no more than one of them can reach the final. The Big Three top…

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Wimbledon planning for ‘minimum’ 25% spectator capacity

Wimbledon planning for ‘minimum’ 25% spectator capacity

For all of the pandemic-related planning discussed for this year’s return of Wimbledon — much still to be determined, counting fan capacity and prize money — Tuesday’s biggest news out of the All England Club…

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Naomi Osaka defeats Serena Williams 6-3, 6-4, advances to Australian Open final

Naomi Osaka defeats Serena Williams 6-3, 6-4, advances to Australian Open final

Once again, Serena Williams came within reach of a record-tying 24th Grand Slam singles title, playing well enough to get to the closing days of a major tournament. And once again, Williams couldn’t quite get it done,…

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Canada’s Rebecca Marino ‘feels like different person’ ahead of 1st major in 8 years

Canada’s Rebecca Marino ‘feels like different person’ ahead of 1st major in 8 years

It’s been eight years since Rebecca Marino participated in a Grand Slam, and the Canadian says she “feels like a different person.” Marino, the 30-year-old from Vancouver, is set to play the main draw of…

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Nadal, Thiem go into Australian Open without coaches

Nadal, Thiem go into Australian Open without coaches

World No. 2 Rafael Nadal and last year’s Australian Open finalist Dominic Thiem have both suffered setbacks with their coaches unable to make the trip Down Under for the year’s first tennis Grand Slam. Players and officials have to…

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Kenin ready to seek Djokovic’s advice in Australian Open defense

Kenin ready to seek Djokovic’s advice in Australian Open defense

Sofia Kenin has never defended a Grand Slam title before, but the reigning Australian Open champion stated on Tuesday that she will seek advice from world No. 1 Novak Djokovic if she feels the pressure is too much…

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Andy Murray withdraws from Delray Beach citing desire to minimize Covid-19 risks before Australian Open

Andy Murray withdraws from Delray Beach citing desire to minimize Covid-19 risks before Australian Open

Andy Murray has confirmed that coronavirus-related concerns prompted his withdrawal from January’s ATP event at Delray Beach. The former world no1 had looked set to start his 2021 season at the tournament in Florida after receiving a wildcard, with…

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Australian Open to start on February 8

Australian Open to start on February 8

Men’s tennis’s governing body has revealed the Australian Open will start on February 8, three weeks later than planned. While Tennis Australia and the Victorian and Australian governments are yet to confirm, the ATP on…

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Andreescu excited about return to court, progress from knee injury

Andreescu excited about return to court, progress from knee injury

Canadian tennis star Bianca Andreescu is planning to make her long-awaited return to the WTA Tour this January in Australia. The 20-year-old from Mississauga, Ont., hasn’t played a competitive match since suffering a knee injury…

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Swiatek, 19, to face Kenin in French Open final

Swiatek, 19, to face Kenin in French Open final

Sofia Kenin entered 2020 with an 11-11 record in Grand Slam action. She never had made the quarterfinals at any clay-court tournament until this trip to Roland Garros – and lost her only tuneup match…

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Canada’s Eugenie Bouchard eliminated from the French Open

Canada’s Eugenie Bouchard eliminated from the French Open

Canadian wild-card entry Eugenie Bouchard’s best Grand Slam since 2017 is over after a third-round loss at the French Open on Friday. Polish teenager Iga Swiatek advanced to the fourth round of the clay-court Grand…

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Canadian Leylah Annie Fernandez upsets No. 31 seed in main-draw debut at French Open

Canadian Leylah Annie Fernandez upsets No. 31 seed in main-draw debut at French Open

Canada’s Leylah Annie Fernandez rallied for a 1-6, 6-2, 6-3 triumph over No. 31 seed Magda Linette of Poland in her main-draw debut at the French Open on Monday. The 18-year-old from Laval, Que., gained…

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Auger-Aliassime swept in 1st round of French Open by unseeded Nishioka

Auger-Aliassime swept in 1st round of French Open by unseeded Nishioka

Canada’s Felix Auger-Aliassime and Steven Diez both are out of the French Open after suffering first-round losses on Monday. Auger-Aliassime, the No. 19 seed from Montreal, lost 7-5, 6-3, 6-3 to world No. 52 Yoshihito…

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Shapovalov becomes 1st Canadian man to reach U.S. Open quarter-finals

Shapovalov becomes 1st Canadian man to reach U.S. Open quarter-finals

Denis Shapovalov has become the first Canadian to reach the quarter-finals in men’s singles at the U.S. Open following a four-set triumph over No. 7 seed David Goffin of Belgium on Sunday. The 12th-seeded Shapovalov…

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Bianca Andreescu will defend U.S Open title

Bianca Andreescu will defend U.S Open title

Defending women’s singles champion Bianca Andreescu has committed to playing in the 2020 U.S. Open, arranged to start on Aug. 31 in Flushing, Queens. Her triumph last year marked the first time a Canadian won a Grand…

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French open could be held without fans in 2020

French open could be held without fans in 2020

The French Open, which was postponed to September from May due to the novel coronavirus outbreak, could be held without fans, the organizers of the clay court Grand Slam have stated. Roland Garros had been…