Thiem claims US Open title after thrilling fightback

 Austria’s Dominic Thiem finally claimed his maiden Grand Slam title with a stunning comeback to beat Germany’s Alexander Zverev 2-6 4-6 6-4 6-3 7-6(6) in a nerve-jangling battle of wills in the US Open final on Sunday.The 27-year-old world number three appeared to have blown his


Osaka's third Grand Slam, anti-racism stand, hailed in Japan

Naomi Osaka's victory in the US Open was hailed Sunday by media and officials in Japan, who broadly welcomed her campaigning for victims of racial injustice and against police brutality. Public broadcaster NHK broke into its regular news programme to flash the news of the 22-year-old's latest Gra


Victoria Azarenka stuns Serena Williams to enter US Open final

Victoria Azarenka came from a set down to defeat record-chasing Serena Williams and set up a US Open final against Japan's Naomi Osaka.   Azarenka recovered from a 6-1 hammering in the first set to win the next two 6-3, 6-3 and enter her first Grand Slam final appearance in seven years. Th


Serena, Thiem Move into US Open Semi-Finals

Serena Williams battled into a US Open semi-final showdown with Victoria Azarenka on Wednesday as top men's seeds Dominic Thiem and Daniil Medvedev booked their spots in the last four. Williams, seeded third, came from a set down to overcome unseeded Bulgarian Tsvetana Pironkova and keep alive he


Novak Djokovic disqualified from US Open after hitting line judge with ball

World No 1 Novak Djokovic was disqualified in the US Open fourth round on Sunday after hitting a female line judge in the throat with a ball in the first set of his match against Spain's Pablo Carreno Busta. Djokovic was becoming frustrated after failing to take the opening set, suffering a fall


US Open: Serena Williams marches into third round, Andy Murray soundly beaten

Serena Williams continued untroubled in her pursuit of tennis history on Thursday after reaching the US Open third round with a straight sets win, while former champion Andy Murray was thoroughly beaten. Williams, the tournament's third seed, dispatched unseeded Russian Margarita Gasparyan 6-2, 6


With Pros in the Stands, Murray Saves Match Point at US Open

It was the sort of match Andy Murray came back for, the sort of competition and comeback he always lived for, the reason he went through two hip operations and all the hard work that followed. And it was the type of vintage Murray performance — undaunted by a deficit, adjusting on the fly,


US Open Day 1: Novak Djokovic embraces the pressure, Stefanos Tsitsipas eases into second round

Novak Djokovic said he is enjoying the pressure of being the overwhelming favourite to win the US Open after getting his campaign under way with a routine first round win over Damir Dzumhur on Monday night. World No 1 Djokovic lost his way a bit in the second set but rallied for a 6-1, 6-4, 6-1 v


Serena crashes out, Djokovic reaches quarterfinals

NEW YORK: An out-of-gas Serena Williams crashed out of the Western & Southern Open on Tuesday, losing in three sets to 13th seeded Maria Sakkari 5-7, 7-6 (7/5), 6-1 in New York. The 23-time Grand Slam winner finished with a whimper at the end of the two-hour, 17-minute match as Sakkari c


Williams Says US Open Title Would Not Be Diminished by Pullouts

Serena Williams believes the withdrawal of some of the world’s top tennis players from this year’s US Open amid the COVID-19 pandemic will not take the shine off a potential record-equaling 24th Grand Slam title for her. Six of the top 10 women’s players, including defending cha


Serena Falls to Rogers at US Open Tuneup

Serena Williams suffered her first loss since 2012 to a rival outside the WTA's top 100, falling to fellow American Shelby Rogers in a Friday quarter-final at the Top Seed Open. Rogers, ranked 116th, outlasted ninth-ranked Williams 1-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7/5) after two hours and seven minutes, finishing


Gauff ousts 2nd seed Sabalenka in Lexington

US teen Coco Gauff notched another impressive tennis victory Wednesday, toppling second-seeded Aryna Sabalenka 7-6 (7/4), 4-6, 6-4 to reach the quarterfinals of the WTA tournament in Lexington, Kentucky. Gauff, playing her first tournament in the coronavirus-disrupted season since she stunned def


US Open will be difficult - regardless of who plays and who doesn't

The US Open has already been hit by a spate of withdrawals with more players expected to pull out before the August 31 kick-off.On the men’s side, three of the world’s top 10 – last year’s winner Rafael Nadal (2), Roger Federer (4) and Gael Monfils (9) – and seven of


Nadal to skip U.S. Open due to COVID-19 concerns, entries announced

World number two Rafa Nadal confirmed on Tuesday that he will not defend his U.S. Open crown this year at Flushing Meadows as organisers released the singles entry list for the Grand Slam.  FILE PHOTO: Tennis - ATP 500 - Mexican Open - Princess Acapulco Stadium, Acapulco, Mexico - Februa


Novak Djokovic tests positive for coronavirus as Adria Tour claims another victim

World No 1 tennis player Novak Djokovic has tested positive for coronavirus, according to a statement from the player. Djokovic had received criticism for organising the Adria Tour in the Balkan region which resulted in Borna Coric, Grigor Dimitrov and Viktor Troicki testing positive for the virus.


Kvitova ‘pretty gutted’ by Wimbledon cancellation

Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova said Tuesday she had been “pretty gutted” by news that her favorite tournament was canceled over the coronavirus pandemic. “Of all tournaments that have been canceled, the news about Wimbledon was the most upsetting for me,” the 30-y


Japanese Grand Slam champion Osaka using lockdown to get over her shyness

Two-times Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka is using the novel coronavirus shutdown as one of self reflection to try and overcome her crippling shyness. The tennis season was suspended in early March due to the COVID-19 outbreak, and the hiatus will continue until at least mid-July with many countrie


Roger Federer donates £860,000 to aid Switzerland’s fight against pandemic

Roger Federer and his wife, Mirka, have donated one million Swiss Francs (£860,000) to aid vulnerable families during the country’s fight against the coronavirus pandemic. Switzerland is one of the worst affected nations, with over 10,000 confirmed cases of the disease, and the 20-time



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