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US Open Day 9 | Venus edges past Kvitova into semis

Venus Williams continues to roll back the years at the US Open, reaching the semi-finals on Tuesday night after a thrilling quarter-final clash with Petra Kvitova. In so doing, the 37-year old became the oldest semi-finalist in the history of the US Open, and the oldest at a Grand Slam since Martina Navratilova made it into the semis at Wimbledon in 1994. Venus edged past Kvitova, the two-time Wimbledon champion, under the lights inside Arthur Ashe Stadium in a battle between the only two Grand Slam champions remaining in the women’s...

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US Open Day 7 | Kvitova stuns Muguruza

Petra Kvitova has had her fair share of tragedy but she put it all behind her by posting a stunning 7-6(3) 6-3 victory over the 3rd-seeded Spaniard, Garbiñe Muguruza, in a battle of the two-time Grand Slam champions at the US Open on the middle Sunday. The 27-year old Czech was sidelined for five months after being stabbed in her left playing hand by an intruder at her home and although the 13th seed has gradually moved towards her best level, Muguruza was the hot favourite under the lights in Arthur Ashe Stadium. The Spanish third seed Muguruza had...

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Birmingham Classic | Barty produces a surprise

The unseeded Australian, Ashleigh Barty, a former cricketer, will take on two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova in the final of the Aegon Classic in Birmingham after she upset Spain’s Garbine Muguruza, the former French Open champion who was favoured to be challenging the Czech for the...

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