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Serena Williams comes from behind to beat sister Venus at Top Seed Open

Serena Williams wins 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 in second roundHead to head now stands at 19-12 to SerenaIn the 31st edition of one of the greatest stories in sport, Serena Williams recovered from a set down to defeat her sister Venus 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 in an intense co…

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Serena Williams comes from behind to beat sister Venus at Top Seed Open

Serena Williams wins 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 in second roundHead to head now stands at 19-12 to SerenaIn the 31st edition of one of the greatest stories in sport, Serena Williams recovered from a set down to defeat her sister Venus 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 in an intense co…

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Serena Williams comes from behind to beat sister Venus at Top Seed Open

Serena Williams wins 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 in second roundHead to head now stands at 19-12 to SerenaIn the 31st edition of one of the greatest stories in sport, Serena Williams recovered from a set down to defeat her sister Venus 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 in an intense co…

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Serena Williams comes from behind to beat sister Venus at Top Seed Open

Serena Williams wins 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 in second roundHead to head now stands at 19-12 to SerenaIn the 31st edition of one of the greatest stories in sport, Serena Williams recovered from a set down to defeat her sister Venus 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 in an intense co…

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Johanna Konta unconcerned by prospect of Covid-19 waiver at US Open

‘We were already in charge of our own body,’ says British No 1Konta driving over 1,000 miles in US to avoid air travelJohanna Konta has played down concerns related to the waiver players will sign in order to compete at the US Open later this month. Th…

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Serena Williams plans to play US and French Opens as she plots safe return

Williams taking extra care after lung problems in the past‘I have been a bit of a recluse … this is my life and my health’Serena Williams has said she intends to travel to Europe for the French Open in late September and compete at the remaining tour…

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Serena Williams plans to play US and French Opens as she plots safe return

Williams taking extra care after lung problems in the past‘I have been a bit of a recluse … this is my life and my health’Serena Williams has said she intends to travel to Europe for the French Open in late September and compete at the remaining tour…

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Serena Williams plans to play US and French Opens as she plots safe return

Williams taking extra care after lung problems in the past‘I have been a bit of a recluse … this is my life and my health’Serena Williams has said she intends to travel to Europe for the French Open in late September and compete at the remaining tour…

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Serena Williams plans to play US and French Opens as she plots safe return

Williams taking extra care after lung problems in the past‘I have been a bit of a recluse … this is my life and my health’Serena Williams has said she intends to travel to Europe for the French Open in late September and compete at the remaining tour…

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Juventus v Lyon: Champions League last 16, second leg – live!

Live updates from the Allianz Stadium, kick-off 8pm BSTIt’s the Bandinis 2020! The complete review of Serie A’s 2019-20 seasonFeel free to email Tumaini or tweet @tumcarayol 7.28pm BST What a time for it. Dembélé averaged 1.1 goals per 90 mins in Ligue…

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‘Stay out of the outside world’: the new normal on the WTA tour

This week professional tennis returned at a women’s event in Palermo. It stands as a first look at how the sport can function in this new realityMoments after an exhausted Sara Errani completed her first tennis match in five long months, instinct took …

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Tatiana Golovin: ‘Tennis doesn’t want balance – it has to be your only baby’ | Tumaini Carayol

Days after Kim Clijsters announced her return last September, the Russia-born French player did likewise after retiring aged 20In the dying months of the 2007 women’s tennis season, a new contender was emerging. As Justine Henin dominated the world, fo…

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Revived Notts County eye an unlikely rapid return to the EFL

For so long the oldest Football League club, the Magpies were relegated amid financial turmoil in 2019. Under new ownership, they face Harrogate in Sunday’s National League play-off finalWhen Notts County arrive at a vacant Wembley Stadium to face Harr…

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Andy Murray calls for severe sanctions if players break US Open covid bubble

Murray planning to compete for first time since November‘It would be silly to expect nobody would break the rules’As the debate over competing at the US Open continues after world No 1 Ashleigh Barty’s withdrawal, Andy Murray said he believes that rule…

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Heather Watson teaches Emma Raducanu a lesson in Battle of Brits

Watson impresses with 6-2, 6-4 win over 17-year-oldRaducanu demonstrates why she is best young British prospectJust a minute into her first match against a top-100 player, Emma Raducanu stepped to the right side of the baseline and curved a slick slice…

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Andy Murray predicts upsets on tennis’s return and calls for more mixed events

Sport ‘misses trick’ with lack of mixed team events, says MurrayDjokovic and Nadal enter US Open warmup tournamentAs professional tennis gears up for its return next week at the Palermo Ladies Open, Andy Murray believes that after nearly five months of…

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Johanna Konta recovers from a set down to beat Katie Boulter

British No 1 wins 2-6, 7-6 (5), 10-6 in Battle of the Brits‘I just gave myself a chance to start playing better’Johanna Konta took an important step forward in her preparation for the return of professional tennis as she recovered from a set and two br…

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‘It’s lovely to be here’: county cricket fans return to the Oval

First trial of fans returning to live sport since Covid-19 shutdownIt was only 10.30 on a quiet Sunday morning in Kennington, south London, but the beers were already flowing. And for good reason.After four months of cardboard cutouts warming the seats…

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Khololwam Montsi: ‘If you come from Africa and make it, you’re someone big’

The 17-year-old South African tennis star on climbing the world rankings, meeting Nick Kyrgios and finding his self-beliefKhololwam Montsi has always been a dreamer. Before he had ever entered a tennis tournament, he was imagining himself winning Wimbl…

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The greatest: Novak Djokovic – speedy superserver who masters mind games

Who has been the best male tennis player of the last 50 years? It could easily be the current World No 1Who’s your choice? Have your sayIn 2007, as Roger Federer wreaked havoc on the world, a young Serb with freakish flexibility and a wicked backhand b…