Tennis

Nadal wins U.S. Open, beating Medvedev in a 5-set thriller

Nadal wins U.S. Open, beating Medvedev in a 5-set thriller

on September 9, 2019, 7:05 AM / in Tennis

After five sets and nearly five hours, Rafael Nadal defeated Daniil Medvedev Sunday night during the U.S. Open final, giving him his 19th career Grand Slam championship and putting him one title short of Roger Federer’s record total. Nadal, 33, won 7-5, 6-3, 5-7, 4-6, 6-4. “A crazy match, no?” said Nadal. “The nerves were so high after having the match […]

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Rafael Nadal advances to semifinals in straight sets, but Diego Schwartzman’s hustle was on full display with this shot

on September 6, 2019, 7:59 AM / in Tennis

On Wednesday, Rafael Nadal (2) got past Diego Schwartzman (20) 6-4, 7-5, 6-2 to move within two wins of his 19th career Grand Slam title. Nadal will face No. 24 ranked Matteo Berrettini in the semifinal match on Friday. With Nadal having won the first set 6-4, and serving to close out the second set of the match, Schwartzman’s hustle […]

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Serena Williams advances to potentially historic U.S. Open final

Serena Williams advances to potentially historic U.S. Open final

on September 6, 2019, 7:55 AM / in Tennis

Serena Williams beat No. 5 seeded Elina Svitolina of Ukraine 6-3, 6-1 to advance to another U.S. Open final. Williams will be playing in the fourth final of her last six major tennis tournaments. She was runner-up in last year’s U.S. Open, losing to Naomi Osaka in the finals. Williams will play No. 15 Bianca Andreescu in Saturday’s final. If […]

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2019 US Open Notebook: Rafael Nadal wins, Naomi Osaka ousted on Day 8

2019 US Open Notebook: Rafael Nadal wins, Naomi Osaka ousted on Day 8

on September 3, 2019, 6:42 AM / in Tennis

Two top names on the schedule came out of a rainy Labor Day at the 2019 US Open with different results. On the women’s side, world No. 1 and defending champion Naomi Osaka bowed out in the Round of 16, while three-time champion Rafael Nadal, seeded No. 2, took one step closer to a potential clash in the final against rival Roger Federer. Nadal’s ninth: The Spaniard needed […]

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Defending champion Djokovic out at U.S. Open

on September 2, 2019, 7:56 AM / in Tennis

Top-seeded Novak Djokovic dropped out of the U.S. Open on Sunday, pulling out in the third set of his match against fellow Grand Slam champion Stan Wawrinka due to an injured shoulder. Djokovic, the defending U.S. Open men’s singles champ, said he had been bothered by the shoulder for weeks, and was taking painkillers. Wawrinka was leading the tennis match […]

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Serena Williams beats Maria Sharapova as U.S. Open gets underway

on August 27, 2019, 9:47 AM / in Tennis

Serena Williams on Monday won her first match at the U.S. Open since her loss in last year’s final, beating Maria Sharapova 6-1, 6-1. Williams won the match in just 59 minutes, blasting serves that clocked at up to 115 miles per hour. She has now defeated Sharapova in 19 straight meetings. Sharapova, who has five major singles titles under […]

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15-year-old Cori Gauff ousts Venus Williams in Wimbledon 1st round

on July 2, 2019, 8:45 AM / in Tennis

Fifteen-year-old Cori “Coco” Gauff, the youngest player in the Wimbledon draft, beat five-time Wimbledon champion Venus Williams on Monday, 6-4, 6-4. The 39-year-old Williams, who was the oldest player in this year’s tournament, had already won four Grand Slam titles before Gauff was even born.   Gauff said Williams is one of her idols and she told the veteran she […]

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Wimbledon looms

Wimbledon looms

on June 30, 2019, 7:12 AM / in Tennis

Within the first minute of the Wimbledon draw ceremony Friday there arrived a bit of information many were wondering about: Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal were indeed set up for a potential semifinal meeting, with Novak Djokovic possibly awaiting that showdown’s winner in the final. Toward the end of the proceedings came the most fascinating first-round matchup of all: 39-year-old […]

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Serena Williams’ U.S. Open Tantrum Reflects Society’s Wider Problems

Serena Williams’ U.S. Open Tantrum Reflects Society’s Wider Problems

on September 14, 2018, 7:23 AM / in Opinion, Tennis

Written by  Selwyn Duke Editor’s Note: This is about personalities, not about gender. There was nothing serene about Serena Williams at this year’s U.S. Open, with her on-court tantrum taking the spotlight away from the winner, Naomi Osaka. But the incident also should shine a spotlight on the wider problems it reflects — namely, political correctness and the growing contempt for […]

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Martina Navratilova: What Serena Got Wrong

Martina Navratilova: What Serena Got Wrong

on September 11, 2018, 6:55 AM / in Opinion, Tennis

Just because the guys might be able to get away with it doesn’t mean it’s acceptable. By Martina Navratilova Editor’s Note: Ms. Navratilova is a broadcaster, former tennis champion and human rights activist. For the ignorant in 2005, Tennis magazine selected her as the greatest female tennis player for the years 1975 through 2005 and she is considered one of the best, if not […]

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Djokovic wins his third U.S. Open

on September 10, 2018, 8:26 AM / in Tennis

Novak Djokovic, 31, won the men’s singles title at the U.S. Open on Sunday, beating Juan Martin del Potro 6-3, 7-6, 6-3. It was Djokovic’s 14th career Grand Slam victory, moving the Serb into a tie with Pete Sampras for the third most major wins of all time. Djokovic is now just three Grand Slim wins behind Rafael Nadal for […]

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Serena Williams to face Naomi Osaka in U.S. Open final

Serena Williams to face Naomi Osaka in U.S. Open final

on September 7, 2018, 9:18 AM / in Tennis

Serena Williams beat No. 19 seed Anastasija Sevastova of Latvia 6-3, 6-0 to advance to Saturday’s U.S. Open final against Japan’s Naomi Osaka, who defeated American Madison Keys 6-2, 6-4 in the other semifinal. It is Osaka’s first final at Flushing Meadows, and Williams’ ninth. Williams is seeking her 24th major singles title to tie Margaret Court for the most […]

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Defending champ Sloane Stephens knocked out of U.S. Open in quarterfinals

Defending champ Sloane Stephens knocked out of U.S. Open in quarterfinals

on September 5, 2018, 8:08 AM / in Tennis

Defending U.S. Open champion Sloane Stephens, this year’s No. 3 seed, lost Tuesday to No. 19 Anastasija Sevastova in the quarterfinals 6-2, 6-3. Stephens, appearing affected by stifling New York heat, had trouble putting the ball away during crucial long rallies. “You don’t win matches when you don’t take your opportunities,” she said after the match. Sevastova, 28, is the […]

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Sloane Stephens advances, Williams sisters head for matchup at U.S. Open

on August 30, 2018, 7:12 AM / in Tennis

The U.S. Open continued Wednesday through extreme heat in New York City. No. 3 seed Sloane Stephens came back to beat 21-year-old Ukranian Anhelina Kalina, dropping the first set before claiming the second and third. No. 16 Venus Williams defeated Camila Giorgi of Italy in straight sets, setting up a third-round showdown with her sister Serena Williams, who got past […]

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At 38, Venus Williams survives three sets to advance at her 20th US Open

on August 28, 2018, 9:02 AM / in Tennis

NEW YORK — At 38 years old, it’s not surprising to find that Venus Williams is playing in her 20th career US Open since first competing here in 1997. Williams has never lost a first-round match at the US Open after she scored a 6-3, 5-7, 6-3 win over Russian wild-card recipient Svetlana Kuznetsova. It took Williams five match points […]

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No. 1 seed Simona Halep falls in first round at the U.S. Open

No. 1 seed Simona Halep falls in first round at the U.S. Open

on August 28, 2018, 9:01 AM / in Tennis

The U.S. Open kicked off Monday in New York, and within hours there was already a prominent upset. No. 1 seed Simona Halep fell in straight sets to the unseeded Estonian Kaia Kanepi — 6-2, 6-4 — in the tournament’s first round, marking the first time in modern history that the No. 1 women’s seed has lost a first round […]

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Novak Djokovic: Wimbledon champion doubted another Grand Slam win

Novak Djokovic: Wimbledon champion doubted another Grand Slam win

on July 16, 2018, 7:28 AM / in Tennis

By Jonathan Jurejko  |  BBC Sport at Wimbledon Novak Djokovic says he doubted he would ever win another Grand Slam before ending a two-year drought by claiming his fourth Wimbledon title. Djokovic, 31, won his 13th major by beating South African eighth seed Kevin Anderson in straight sets on Sunday. The Serb struggled for form and fitness after his 2016 French […]

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2018 Tennessee Sports Writers Association all-state tennis teams

on July 14, 2018, 5:50 PM / in Tennis

Here’s a look at the 2018 all-state high school boys and girls tennis teams, as selected by the Tennessee Sports Writers Association: BOYS Large Division SINGLES Takuma Walter, White Station Stone Cozart, Tennessee Donavan Janicek, Brentwood Nathan Zou, Central Magnet DOUBLES James Eaves-Grayson Marlow, Bearden Cliff Herring-Pranav Saravanan, Ravenwood Small Division SINGLES Gabe Williams, Signal Mountain Evan Carr, L&N STEM […]

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Serena Williams advances to Wimbledon final

Serena Williams advances to Wimbledon final

on July 13, 2018, 7:44 AM / in Tennis

Serena Williams qualified for the Wimbledon final, beating No. 13 Julia Goerges of Germany 6-2, 6-4 in the semifinal on Thursday. Williams, a seven-time Wimbledon champion, was seeded 25th after taking nearly a year away from competition following the birth of her daughter. The tennis superstar conceded that she was surprised by her own dominance at Wimbledon this year after […]

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Federer out, Nadal and Djokovic advance at Wimbledon

Federer out, Nadal and Djokovic advance at Wimbledon

on July 12, 2018, 8:54 AM / in Tennis

Top-seeded Roger Federer was knocked out of Wimbledon on Wednesday, blowing a third-set match point to lose to No. 8 Kevin Anderson 2-6, 6-7 (5), 7-5, 6-4, 13-11. “It was just one of those days where you hope to get by somehow,” said Federer, who last played at No. 1 Court in 2015. “I almost could have. I should have.” […]

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