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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…

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Serena Williams’ passion undimmed as she competes in 19th French Open

‘I never thought I would be playing at my age. I just have fun’Halep, Muguruza and Azarenka will provide stiff oppositionSerena Williams has competed in 18 French Opens and her professional career has spanned 25 years, but as she turned 39 on Saturday,…

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Serena Williams withdraws from Italian Open with achilles problem

US Open semi-finalist needed treatment in New YorkRafael Nadal to play in RomeFour-time champion Serena Williams has withdran from the upcoming Italian Open citing the achilles issue that bothered her in a loss to Victoria Azarenka in the US Open semi-…

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Victoria Azarenka turns back clock to set up US Open final against Naomi Osaka

Sublime Azarenka beats Serena Williams 1-6, 6-3, 6-32018 champion Osaka beats Jennifer Brady 7-6, 3-6, 6-3The US Open finalists were determined on one of the great nights of women’s tennis in New York as Victoria Azarenka produced a sublime performance…

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US Open women’s semi-final: Jennifer Brady v Naomi Osaka – live!

All the latest updates and scores from Flushing MeadowsEmail Bryan with your thoughts or tweet him @BryanAGraham 11.59pm BST Hello and welcome to Arthur Ashe Stadium for tonight’s US Open women’s semi-final twinbill. Naomi Osaka and Jennifer Brady are …

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Serena Williams digs deep against Pironkova to reach US Open semi-finals

Williams beats unseeded Tsvetana Pironkova 4-6, 6-3, 6-2Six-time winner taken to three sets for third successive matchIt was not quite the mother of all battles of the mothers, but Serena Williams was plainly relieved to put behind her a fretful three-…

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US Open quarter-final: Tsvetana Pironkova v Serena Williams – live!

Osaka keeps victims of racial injustice in spotlight with masksEmail Bryan with your thoughts or tweet him @BryanAGraham 5.53pm BST First set: Pironkova 5-3 Williams*Pironkova falls behind love-15 and is pushed to a second serve at 30-all, but she hold…

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Serena Williams hits top gear to end Maria Sakkari’s challenge at US Open

Williams reaches her 53rd grand slam quarter-finalSakkari defeated Williams just 12 days ago Serena Williams appears to be building something in New York. At the US Open on Monday afternoon she played her best match of the year so far, beating Maria Sa…

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US Open 2020: Serena Williams, Thiem and Azarenka in action on day eight – live!

Live updates from the fourth round at Flushing MeadowsThe only man who can beat Djokovic this season is himselfDrop Simon an email | Tweet @Simon_Burnton 4.39pm BST So there are a couple of matches ongoing, the women’s doubles quarter-final on Court 1…

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Serena Williams uses a butterfly effect to battle old enemy of time | Kevin Mitchell

The 38-year-old is seeking a 24th slam but there are hurdles to overcome, starting with Maria Sakkari on MondayNobody in tennis suffers for her art like Serena Williams – except maybe her one-time doubles partner, Andy Murray. On the women’s Tour, nobo…

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Serena Williams defies predictions to knock Sloane Stephens out of US Open

Six-times champion into fourth round in New YorkWilliams now faces No 15 seed Maria Sakkari of GreeceSerena Williams, hanging on to her reputation like a mountaineer on an icy escarpment, outlasted the 2017 champion, Sloane Stephens, on the sixth day o…

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Serena Williams overcomes serving wobbles to set up Sloane Stephens showdown

Six-time champion defeats Margarita Gasparyan 6-2, 6-4Williams will now face fellow American in third roundSerena Williams’ drive for her 24th major singles title continued with a 6-2, 6-4 win over Margarita Gasparyan to advance to the third round of t…

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US Open: Margarita Gasparyan v Serena Williams – live!

Mladenovic fumes at ‘abominable’ treatment under Covid protocolsJohanna Konta out of US Open after defeat by Sorana CirsteaEmail Bryan with your thoughts or tweet him @BryanAGraham 1.10am BST Second set: *Gasparyan 2-6, 0-1 Williams (*denotes next serv…

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US Open: Andy Murray v Yoshihito Nishioka – live!

Osaka vows to keep shining light on racial injustice after winBriton looks to continue comeback from long injury comebackEmail Bryan with your thoughts or tweet him @BryanAGraham 5.34pm BST First set: Murray 2-1 Nishioka* (*denotes next server)Another …

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Serena Williams stunned by Maria Sakkari at Western & Southern Open

Greek reaches quarter-finals with 5-7, 7-6(7-5), 6-1 winWilliams served for match in second set in New YorkSerena Williams was sent spinning out of the Western & Southern Open by Maria Sakkari after the Greek rallied from a set down to beat the 23-…

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Serena Williams stunned by Maria Sakkari at Western & Southern Open

Greek reaches quarter-finals with 5-7, 7-6(7-5), 6-1 winWilliams served for match in second set in New YorkSerena Williams was sent spinning out of the Western & Southern Open by Maria Sakkari after the Greek rallied from a set down to beat the 23-…