Archive for the ‘Sports/Tennis’ Category

WTA Finals, relocated to Mexico, to be held in N. America for 1st time since 2005

Monday, September 13th, 2021
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The season-ending WTA Finals have been moved from China to the Mexican city of Guadalajara, the organizing body of women's pro tennis said Monday. The tourney, scheduled to begin Nov. 8, was supposed to be held in the Chinese city of Shenzhen.

Medvedev foils Djokovic’s historic Grand Slam bid with dominant U.S. Open victory

Sunday, September 12th, 2021
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Russia's Daniil Medvedev defeated Novak Djokovic 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 to capture his first major title at the U.S. Open in New York City on Sunday.

Fernandez pays tribute to ‘resilient’ New York City on 9/11 anniversary

Saturday, September 11th, 2021
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A remarkable run to the US Open final ended in disappointment Saturday — and a measure of controversy — for Canada's Leylah Fernandez.

Battle of the teens: Fernandez, Raducanu set for historic U.S. Open final

Friday, September 10th, 2021
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It will be the Big Apple battle of teenagers in Saturday's U.S. Open final, a first since 1999, as Canadian Leylah Fernandez takes on Britain's Emma Raducanu.

Sloane Stephens suffers abuse on social media after U.S. Open loss

Sunday, September 5th, 2021
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Sloane Stephens shared Saturday some of the abusive messages she received following her third-round U.S. Open loss, notes filled with sexist, racist and vile language.

Osaka considers taking break from tennis following U.S. Open loss

Friday, September 3rd, 2021
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Naomi Osaka, pausing every so often as her voice got caught on her words and her eyes filled with tears, said Friday night she is thinking of taking another break from tennis "for a while."

Canada’s Leylah Fernandez upsets Osaka in 3rd round of U.S. Open

Friday, September 3rd, 2021
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Canada's Leylah Fernandez defeated third-seed Naomi Osaka 5-7, 7-6, 6-4 in the third round of the U.S. Open on Friday in New York.

Tsitsipas suffers 5-set upset loss to Carlos Alcaraz in 3rd round of U.S. Open

Friday, September 3rd, 2021
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With the Arthur Ashe Stadium crowd chanting his name, 18-year-old Carlos Alcaraz upset third-seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-3, 4-6, 7-6 (7), 0-6, 7-6 (7) at the U.S. Open.

Azarenka calls for mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations

Wednesday, September 1st, 2021
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Victoria Azarenka moved into the U.S. Open third round with a 6-3 7-6 (1) win over Italy's Jasmine Paolini on Wednesday, saying she was happy to be back playing in front of crowds at Flushing Meadows, especially vaccinated fans.

Canada’s Leylah Annie Fernandez advances to 3rd round of U.S. Open, will face Osaka

Wednesday, September 1st, 2021
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Canada's Leylah Fernandez moved on to the third round of women's singles competition at the U.S. Open with a 7-5, 7-5 win over Estonia's Kaia Kanepi on Wednesday.