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Andy Murray set to play in Australian Open, says tournament director

Andy Murray is expected to compete in the 2020 Australian Open, according to its tournament director, Craig Tiley Andy Murray is expected to compete in the 2020 Australian Open, according to its tournament director, Craig Tiley. The former world No 1 had career-saving hip surgery earlier this year and continued his good progress by he may have to retire due to the pain he felt every time he played. But after he underwent a procedure to resurface his hip joint in January, the two-time Wimbledon champion could be involved in…

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Nick Kyrgios accuses ATP of being corrupt after US Open win

Nick Kyrgios has accused the ATP of being corrupt in the aftermath of his US Open first-round win over American Steve Johnson at Flushing Meadows Nick Kyrgios has accused the ATP of being corrupt in the aftermath of his US Open first-round win over American Steve Johnson at Flushing Meadows. The tennis firebrand was asked what he thought about being fined a record $US113,000 ($A167,000) for his Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2019/aug/28/nick-kyrgios-accuses-atp-of-being-corrupt-after-us-open-win

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Simona Halep sets sights on Olympics after fulfilling Wimbledon dream

The Wimbledon womens champion aims to use her emphatic victory over Serena Williams as a springboard for further success, with the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo a major goal Shortly after her her victory at last years French Open, when she broke her duck after three agonising defeats in finals, twice in Paris in 2017 and to Angelique Kerber of Germany and at the US Open Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2019/jul/14/simona-halep-wimbledon-serena-williams-2020-olympics-tokyo

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Nick Kyrgios leads latest outpouring of disrespect towards top players

Australias Nick Kyrgios said at Queens of top players: I probably dont show them respect; theyre just good at tennis, as Daniil Medvedev admits: I always wanted Federer to lose Nick Kyrgios says he is happy to keep his feud with Novak Djokovic ticking over at Wimbledon next month while Daniil Medvedev, another of the sports young rebels, uttered the ultimate heresy on Monday when he revealed he always wanted Roger Federer to lose. For the first time since 2013, when the Latvian loose cannon Ernests Gulbis accused Federer, Djokovic,…

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Wimbledon’s ‘most sought-after tickets’ go on sale for $105,000

(CNN)There are few tickets in sport more coveted than Wimbledon’s Centre Court debenture offerings. But they don’t come cheap. Some ticketholders sell their passes for certain days of the annual championship, while others have been known to resell the pass in its entirety for a bumper price. “If you like tennis, a visit to Wimbledon is like mecca,” said Claire-Estelle Bertrand, marketing and communications manager at Wimbledon Debenture Holders, one of a number of official debenture ticket resale agents. “It’s prestigious, it’s rarefied class but most importantly its quintessentially British.…

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Don’t call Serena Williams’ loss a ‘choke’

Melbourne (CNN)After Serena Williams surrendered a 5-1 lead and four match points against Karolina Pliskova in an unbelievable quarterfinal at the Australian Open on Wednesday, the word ‘choke’ did the rounds on social media. READ: What’s next for Federer? For this author, this was not one of those times. The clear turning point was rather Williams rolling her left ankle on her first match point at 5-1. Even before then, though, there was drama. Williams was called for a foot fault on her first serve. Visit cnn.com/sport for more news…

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Serena Williams named GQ Woman of the Year — but cover sparks controversy

(CNN)Tennis great Serena Williams has been named GQ’s Woman of the Year — but the magazine’s cover has caused a stir on social media with many questioning why “Woman” was in quotes. In February, Williams told CNN she almost died giving birth to her daughter last year, yet within months she was back training and returned to the sport earlier this year, reaching both the Wimbledon and US Open finals. Chasing a record-equaling 24th major, Williams lost in both finals, falling to a straight-sets defeat to Anqelique Kerber at Wimbledon…

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Rafael Nadal outlasts Dominic Thiem in five-set US Open thriller

(CNN)World No.1 Rafael Nadal beat Dominic Thiem in a grueling five-set quarterfinal, recovering from a disastrous opening set to clinch the match in dramatic style. Follow @cnnsport “I just (kept) going, I’m very sorry for Dominic, he’s a close friend on tour, a great guy, and I wish him all the very best. “He’s young, he has plenty of time to win big tournaments. He’s a fighter, he has a great attitude. I’m sure he will have his chances in the future.” The 32-year-old Nadal, a three-time champion at Flushing…

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Serena Williams drops a set at US Open but progresses to quarterfinals

(CNN)Serena Williams insists her desire to win is “still incredibly high” after becoming a mom as she came through a tough test against the hard-hitting Kaia Kanepi to progress to the quarterfinals of the US Open. “It wasn’t that my level went down tremendously, it was literally one or two points which made a huge difference in that second set. “Fortunately, I don’t really feel pressure because I’m on this journey of getting back to where I was and I’m kind of enjoying that to be honest.” READ: Serena sports…

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Aliz Cornet showed the most dangerous thing in sport is a woman’s body | Anya Alvarez

The recent incidents over how female players should dress at tournaments, exposes wider issues about how women express themselves When I was 15, I stepped foot onto a golf course where I had practiced throughout my junior career as I made my way towards the professional tour. It was a hot and humid summer in Oklahoma, so shorts were the only practical choice to wear that day. It wasnt long before I discovered that not everyone held that opinion. A staff member apologised and said I would have to call…

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How Roger Federer and Serena Williams came to see themselves in each other

Ahead of what will be their 18th US Open main draw appearance, Serena Williams and Roger Federer are far more than a warrior and a maestro A few weeks before this years US Open, Roger Federer turned 37. A few weeks after the tournament, Serena Williams will do the same. There is not much more that can be said about these two; the improbability of their now two-decade long reign over tennis has been exhaustively documented, as has the mixture of grace and grit with which theyve served as the…

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Rafael Nadal wins 11th French Open title with three-set victory over Thiem

Rafael Nadal beat Dominic Thiem 6-4, 6-3, 6-2 to win his 11th title in the past 14 years at Roland Garros Rafael Nadals place in the pantheon of tennis was secured some time ago, but the Spaniards 11th coronation at Roland Garros after beating Dominic Thiem 6-4, 6-3, 6-2 in two hours and 42 minutes on a warm, humid Sunday afternoon, lifted him further from his mortal rivals. Noone can catch Nadal now. Not on clay. Victory confirmed his world No1 ranking and he heads for Wimbledon next month restored…

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Unseeded American Sloane Stephens wins US Open for first major title

(CNN)Sloane Stephens’ epic comeback is complete. This was only the seventh time in the Open Era, and the second time at the US Open, that two first-time finalists have faced off in a grand slam final. This also was the first all-American US Open final since 2002, when Serena Williams defeated Venus Williams. Stephens is the first American woman other than the Williams sisters to win a grand slam title in 15 years.

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Shapovalov shocks Nadal to become youngest ever Masters quarter-finalist

Canadian teenager Denis Shapovalov stunned Rafael Nadal before a partisan crowd in Montreal to become the youngest ever Masters quarter-finalist Canadian teenager DenisShapovalovupset top-seeded Rafael Nadal 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 (4) in the third round of the Rogers Cup on Thursday night. The 18-year-oldShapovalov, from Richmond Hill, Ontario, advanced to a quarterfinal meeting Friday night with Frances Adrian Mannarino, who defeated Hyeon Chung of South Korea 6-3, 6-3. Shapovalovhas taken major strides this week to reach his goal of cracking the worlds top 100 with wins over Rogerio Dutra Silva and…

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