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US Open Day 8 | CoCo wins as Pliskova blitzes

CoCo Vandeweghe kept her hopes alive at the US Open on Labor Day by defeating Lucie Safarova in straight sets and setting up a quarter-final meeting with Karolina Pliskova. Vandeweghe, claiming her 6th victory in 13 defeats against a left-hander, started with back to back double faults offering Safarova a break point but the American rescued it with a big serve that the Czech pushed wide. The same scene repeated at 2-2 when Vandeweghe gifted a second chance to break with a forehand long before saving that, delivering one of her massive forehands that Safarova struggled to...

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US Open Day 6 | Pliskova survives Zhang scare

Karolina Pliskova showed the steel of a World No 1 as she fought off a match point to claim a riveting 3-6 7-5 6-4 comeback win over Zhang Shuai in the US Open third round on Saturday. The currently occupying top spot, Pliskova, who has a pack snapping at her heels to take it over, needs to get back into the final to remain at the summit of the WTA rankings, but she got off to a slow start on Arthur Ashe Stadium. Day 6 of US Open is the turning point towards the sharp end of the tournament...

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US Open Day 2 | Pliskova starts her campaign in the shadow of Sharapova

Like the Big Apple, the US Open has a chaotic, flashy and electric vibe — the night sessions under lights, the flamboyant outfits and the gruelling hard courts make for a thrilling two weeks. Despite the withdrawal of so many stellar names, the US Open set an all-time opening day and night attendance record on Monday, with a combined 61,839 fans coming through the gates of the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, hardly surprising with Shania Twain headlining the opening ceremony and Maria Sharapova’s return. It was a sellout crowd, in fact – 38,068 during the day...

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Wimbledon Day 9 | Karolina Pliskova becomes World No 1

Karolina Pliskova is taking the top spot of the WTA rankings without striking a ball after Simona Halep lost to Johanna Konta in the quarter-finals on Tuesday. In doing so, she overhauls Germany’s Angelique Kerber by way of the quirky nature of the points-based ranking system that sees the 25-year-old rise to the summit and become the 23rd player to do...

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