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What next for Serena Williams after her tearful Australian Open exit? | Tumaini Carayol

After so many tournaments, winning has actually become more difficult for someone who was once almost unbeatableA few hours after Serena Williams walked out of Rod Laver Arena, beaten in the late stages of a grand slam tournament once more, the Eurospo…

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Naomi Osaka makes light work of Serena Williams to reach Australian Open final

Japanese third seed wins 6-3, 6-4 in front of a crowd in MelbourneOsaka to meet Jennifer Brady or Karolína Muchová in finalA superlative performance from Naomi Osaka ended Serena Williams’s bid to win a record-equalling 24th grand slam title with a 6-3…

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Australian Open 2021 day 11, semi-finals: Naomi Osaka v Serena Williams – live!

Updates from the tennis grand slam at Melbourne ParkAslan Karatsev: the qualifier taking on Djokovic Any thoughts? Email or tweet @emmavkemp 4.08am GMT Second set: Naomi Osaka 6-3 2-1 Serena Williams* Were we talking about serving just now? It’s chalk …

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Dimitrov stuns Thiem, qualifier Karatsev makes Australian Open quarter-finals in 32-year first

Thiem falls to Dimitrov, Karatsev beats Auger AliassimeWilliams, Osaka secure hard-fought fourth-round winsGrigor Dimitrov has booked an Australian Open quarter-final meeting with unheralded Russian qualifier Aslan Karatsev after engineering an upset w…

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Dimitrov stuns Thiem, qualifier Karatsev makes Australian Open quarter-finals in 32-year first

Thiem falls to Dimitrov, Karatsev beats Auger AliassimeWilliams, Osaka secure hard-fought fourth-round winsGrigor Dimitrov has booked an Australian Open quarter-final meeting with unheralded Russian qualifier Aslan Karatsev after engineering an upset w…

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Serena Williams does the business on and off court and Osaka scrapes through

Williams solved business ‘emergency’ before beating SabalenkaOsaka saves two match points in 4-6, 6-4, 7-5 win over MuguruzaMost players would be content to rest the day before a big match, but not Serena Williams. The 23-times Grand Slam champion said…

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Serena Williams overcomes wobble to move into Australian Open fourth round

No 10 seed taken to first-set tie-break by Anastasia Potapova Concern for Ash Barty after world No 1 pulls out of doublesSerena Williams overcame a shaky start to book an Australian Open fourth-round berth at Melbourne Park, while Ash Barty withdrew fr…

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Serena Williams remains on course after sweeping into third round of Australian Open

American breezes through second set against Nina Stojanovi?Hsieh Su-wei upsets eighth seed Bianca Andreescu in MelbourneSerena Williams overcame a spirited Nina Stojanovi? 6-3, 6-0 on a sun-drenched Rod Laver Arena to reach the third round of the Austr…

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Serena Williams claims Australian Open delay has helped with achilles recovery

‘I needed the time,’ says 39-year-old following practice victoryKatie Boulter the only British winner in other warm-up eventsSerena Williams has revealed she may not have been able to play the Australian Open had it not been delayed due to Covid-19.The…

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Serena Williams: ‘My most embarrassing moment? I don’t get embarrassed’

The tennis player on being there for her daughter, crying a lot and bringing back dinosaurs Born in Michigan, Serena Williams, 39 made her professional tennis debut at the age of 14. The winner of four Olympic gold medals and 23 grand slam singles titl…

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Serena Williams full of praise for ‘insane’ quarantine measures before Australian Open

‘It’s super intense but super good,’ says American world No 11 Williams quarantining in Adelaide before Melbourne grand slamFormer tennis world No 1 Serena Williams has praised Australia’s “insane” quarantine procedures ahead of the Australia Open.In a…

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Serena Williams rises above Tiriac and co but misogyny and racism take a toll | Tumaini Carayol

The examples are legion and tennis is scarred by the failure of the sport’s authorities to tackle a culture that enables people with abhorrent views to hold positions of powerThere has not been much reason to talk about Serena Williams lately. She last…

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Serena Williams rises above Tiriac and co but misogyny and racism take a toll | Tumaini Carayol

The examples are legion and tennis is scarred by the failure of the sport’s authorities to tackle a culture that enables people with abhorrent views to hold positions of powerThere has not been much reason to talk about Serena Williams lately. She last…

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Serena Williams rises above Tiriac and co but misogyny and racism take a toll | Tumaini Carayol

The examples are legion and tennis is scarred by the failure of the sport’s authorities to tackle a culture that enables people with abhorrent views to hold positions of powerThere has not been much reason to talk about Serena Williams lately. She last…

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Serena Williams’ husband condemns Ion Tiriac as ‘sexist clown’ for swipe over her age and weight

Billionaire former Olympian also draws fire from Williams’ fans for saying if tennis great ‘had a little decency, she would retire’ Serena Williams’ husband and fans have denounced billionaire Ion Tiriac’s “racist and sexist” suggestion that the supers…

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‘Being a mum doesn’t win matches’: tennis stars turn focus back to sport | Tumaini Carayol

Serena Williams and Victoria Azarenka have broken barriers on the WTA Tour. Now they want to change how their stories are toldA few days after the end of Roland Garros, the world No 89, Taylor Townsend, had a message to share. In a video posted on Inst…

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Serena Williams forced out of French Open by achilles heel injury

Williams picked up injury during US Open semi-final‘My body is doing really well. It’s just bad timing and bad luck’When Serena Williams pulled out of the French Open moments before her second-round match against the accomplished Bulgarian veteran Tsve…

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French Open 2020: Serena Williams and Rafael Nadal in action on day four – live!

Live second-round updates from Roland GarrosWatson completes set of early British departuresAnd why not email Simon or tweet @Simon_Burnton 10.44am BST The Zarazua comeback was sadly shortlived. Svitolina holds to love and then breaks to 15 to seal the…

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French Open 2020: Serena Williams and Rafael Nadal in action on day four – live!

Live second-round updates from Roland GarrosWatson completes set of early British departuresAnd why not email Simon or tweet @Simon_Burnton 10.44am BST The Zarazua comeback was sadly shortlived. Svitolina holds to love and then breaks to 15 to seal the…

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Serena Willams finds form to overcome Kristie Ahn challenge at French Open

Three-time champion taken to first-set tiebreakWilliams faces Tsvetana Pironkova in second roundAcross the tennis landscape, upstarts are tweaking the noses of their betters. On day two of the 2020 French Open, it briefly was the turn of the three?time…