Archive for the ‘Sports/Tennis’ Category

Federer, Osaka among headliners at upcoming U.S. Open

Wednesday, July 21st, 2021
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Roger Federer, who withdrew from the Olympics because of a knee injury, and Naomi Osaka, who skipped Wimbledon and withdrew from the French Open because of mental health concerns, are both in the singles fields for the U.S. Open.

Novak Djokovic triumphs at Wimbledon to secure record-equalling 20th major

Sunday, July 11th, 2021
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Novak Djokovic beat Italian Matteo Berrettini 6-7(4), 6-4, 6-4, 6-3 to win his sixth title at Wimbledon on Sunday in London.

Ash Barty 1st Australian woman in 40 years to win Wimbledon title

Saturday, July 10th, 2021
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Ash Barty got off to a perfect start in the Wimbledon final by collecting the first 14 points, then needed to hold off a comeback bid before beating Karolina Pliskova 6-3, 6-7 (4), 6-3 for her second Grand Slam title on Saturday in London, England.

‘Quite a few people struggling:’ Tennis players discuss mental health issues raised by Osaka

Friday, July 9th, 2021
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Naomi Osaka was not the first professional tennis player to withdraw during a Grand Slam tournament because of mental health concerns — and she likely won't be the last.

Berrettini blows by Hurkacz, becomes Italy’s 1st Grand Slam finalist in 45 years

Friday, July 9th, 2021
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Cries of "Vai!" (Go!), "Forza!" (Let's go!) and even "Andiamo, amore mio!" (Let's go, my love!) rang through Centre Court, supporting Matteo Berrettini in his native tongue on his way to becoming Italy's first Grand Slam finalist in 45 years.

‘I found a way to win:’ Djokovic ousts Kudla to advance at Wimbledon

Friday, July 2nd, 2021
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While Novak Djokovic double-faulted on his first two points in a tiebreaker Friday, he quickly regrouped to defeat American qualifier Denis Kudla, 6-4, 6-3, 7-6 (7).

Injured Halep, Wawrinka join growing list of Olympic tennis no-shows

Tuesday, June 29th, 2021
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World No. 3 Romanian Simona Halep and three-time Grand Slam winner Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland have become the latest big-name tennis players to withdraw from the Tokyo Olympics due to injury problems.

Ugo Humbert puts on tennis clinic to beat 7th-ranked Rublev in Halle Open final

Sunday, June 20th, 2021
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Ugo Humbert defeated Andrey Rublev 6-3, 7-6 (4) in the Halle Open final for the biggest title win of his career on Sunday in Germany.

Novak Djokovic wins 19th major title, beating Tsitsipas at French Open in comeback fashion

Sunday, June 13th, 2021
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Novak Djokovic fought back from two sets down to beat Greek fifth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-7(6) 2-6 6-3 6-2 6-4 to win the French Open title for the second time on Sunday.

Auger-Aliassime suffers straight-set loss against Cilic in Suttgart Open final

Sunday, June 13th, 2021
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Canada's Felix Auger-Aliassime lost 7-6 (2), 6-3 to Croatia's Marin Cilic in the final of the Stuttgart Open on Sunday.