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AUSTRALIAN OPEN ’19: So many Slam champs over past 2 years

Jan 11, 2019—When Serena Williams was at her best, there was never much doubt that she’d be the favorite at pretty much any tournament she entered. While she was off the tour becoming a mom, women’s tennis was as wide open as ever. Could the Australian Open, where play begins Monday (Sunday EST), end the … Continue reading AUSTRALIAN OPEN ’19: So many Slam champs over past 2 years

NEW YORK | Djokovic tops Federer’s conqueror for 11th US Open SF in row

NEW YORK — Novak Djokovic put aside all of it, from his opponent’s unheard-of, middle-of-a-set chance to change out of sweat-soaked clothes and shoes, to consecutive time violations because he let the serve clock expire, to the 16 break points he wasted. All that mattered, really, was that Djokovic managed to do what Roger Federer … Continue reading NEW YORK | Djokovic tops Federer’s conqueror for 11th US Open SF in row

NEW YORK | ‘It’s cruel, sometimes, tennis’: Nadal tops Thiem at US Open

NEW YORK — Rafael Nadal began his U.S. Open quarterfinal as poorly as possible, shut out in a set by a 6-0 score for only the fourth time in 282 career Grand Slam matches. On the previous three such occasions, he’d lost. On this one, he managed to come back to win, although it took … Continue reading NEW YORK | ‘It’s cruel, sometimes, tennis’: Nadal tops Thiem at US Open