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US Open Day 11 | Keys to meet Stephens in Final

It was always going to be an all-American final on Saturday, since four compatriots were duelling it out for the privilege of competing for the US Open trophy and a Grand Slam title. The next generation of US players, represented by Madison Keys and Sloane Stephens, prevailed in the semi-finals on Thursday evening at Flushing Meadows. Both were struggling with serious injuries just three months ago, with Stephens missing 11 months with a left foot injury before returning in July, and Keys who endured left wrist surgery for the second time in 10...

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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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US Open Day 5 | Venus wins as Serena gives birth to baby girl

On the day her sister went into labour, Venus Williams could well be forgiven for being a little distracted. While she was on court, it was reported she had become an aunt as Serena, 35, gave birth to a baby girl weighing in at 6 pounds, 13 ounces, with father and fiancé Alexis Ohanian present. According to multiple reports, Serena delivered her first child on Friday at St. Mary’s Medical Center in West Palm Beach,...

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Toronto | Lepchenko upsets Ostapenko

There was a bit of drama on the opening day of the WTA’s Rogers Cup in Toronto when the qualifier Varvara Lepchenko upset the reigning French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko with Venus Williams also wobbling before reaching the second...

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