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Roger Federer unseats Lionel Messi as world’s highest-paid sportsperson

Federer, 38, made $106.3m ($100m in endorsements) in last yearSwiss tennis star tops Ronaldo, Messi and LeBron on Forbes listOsaka eclipses Serena as world’s highest-earning female athleteRoger Federer is the world’s highest-paid athlete for 2020 as th…

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Roger Federer unseats Lionel Messi as world’s highest-paid sportsperson

Federer, 38, made $106.3m ($100m in endorsements) in last yearSwiss tennis star tops Ronaldo, Messi and LeBron on Forbes listOsaka eclipses Serena as world’s highest-earning female athleteRoger Federer is the world’s highest-paid athlete for 2020 as th…

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Roger Federer unseats Lionel Messi as world’s highest-paid sportsperson

Federer, 38, made $106.3m ($100m in endorsements) in last yearSwiss tennis star tops Ronaldo, Messi and LeBron on Forbes listOsaka eclipses Serena as world’s highest-earning female athleteRoger Federer is the world’s highest-paid athlete for 2020 as th…

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Naomi Osaka tops Serena Williams as world’s highest-earning female athlete

Osaka breaks Sharapova’s one-year record for female athleteWorld No 1 is 29th overall with Williams coming in at 33rdNaomi Osaka has been a grand slam champion and No 1 in the WTA rankings – and now she’s No 1 on another list: top-earning female athlet…

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Social distancing causing me anxiety and stress, says Serena Williams

Williams says she is ‘on edge’ because of coronavirus ‘Every little thing makes me crazy’Serena Williams has opened up about how difficult she is finding social distancing.The 23-time grand slam singles champion revealed on Instagram more than a week a…

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Serves, sunsets and koalas: Australian Open 2020 – the tournament’s best photos

As the 2020 Australian Open comes to a close, we take a look at some of our favourite images from Melbourne Park Continue reading…

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Wang Qiang plays match of her life to beat Serena Williams

Wang beats Williams 6-4, 6-7 (2), 7-5‘I told my team I could always do it today’ Serena Williams staggered out of the Australian Open on day five, losing in three sets to the world No 29 Wang Qiang, a brave but flawed performance that exposed the veter…

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Australian Open 2020: day five – live!

Updates from the third round of singles action at Melbourne Park Kyrgios wins war with himself in second roundDeluge of dirt can’t derail seedsJoin in by email or Twitter 1.22am GMT Lleyton Hewitt “retired” in 2016, but he was back on court yet again t…

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Serena Williams into Australian Open third round after testy win

American overcomes Tamara Zidansek 6-2, 6-3Frustrated Williams racks up unforced errorsSerena Williams overcame an erratic performance at the Australian Open on Wednesday to beat Slovenian Tamara Zidansek 6-2, 6-3 and advance to the third round.The 38-…

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Australian Open 2020: day one – live!

Updates from a star-studded day of tennis at Melbourne ParkAsh Barty can buck trend of home pressureAny thoughts? Email or tweet @JPHowcroft 11.52pm GMT This promises to be the final sighting of Caroline Wozniacki on court at the Australian Open. The 2…

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‘It’ll be emotional’: Caroline Wozniacki braced for farewell at Australian Open

• Dane takes on Kristie Ahn in final grand slam before retiring • Konta may stand in way of record-chasing Serena WilliamsCaroline Wozniacki has done just about everything in tennis – except walk away. So it was striking on the eve of her farewell at t…

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Four decades, 73 singles titles: Serena Williams’s epic journey | Tumaini Carayol

The younger Williams sister has won titles in four decades and is focusing on finally claiming her 24th singles grand slam titleWhen Venus Williams burst into the world of tennis by reaching the 1997 US Open final, nobody had a better seat on Arthur As…

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Serena Williams ends title drought with victory in Auckland Classic final

• Serena Williams beats Jessica Pegula 6-3, 6-4 in New Zealand• ‘It feels good, it has been a long time’ says 38-year-old AmericanSerena Williams won her first title since the 2017 Australian Open with a 6-3, 6-4 victory over Jessica Pegula at the Auck…

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Olympics, World Cups and more: Tom Jenkins’ pictures of the decade

The Guardian and Observer sport photographer picks his favourite images from the thousands he shot during the past 10 yearsThis is a collection of images I have shot during the last decade. I wasn’t selecting them because they were necessarily the bigg…

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Will Margaret Court’s presence inspire Serena Williams to equal her record? | Kevin Mitchell

The 50th anniversary celebration of Court’s calendar grand slam in Melbourne in January would be a fitting moment for Williams to win that elusive slam No 24When Margaret Court threatened to boycott the 50th anniversary of her grand slam sweep at the 2…

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Liverpool FC allowed to drop New Balance for Nike, court rules

Judge decides new deal was not matched by New Balance’s current offer and club can discontinue collaborationLiverpool FC does not have to continue its multimillion-pound sponsorship deal with New Balance after a judge recognised it could not match Nike…

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Age not an obstacle in Serena Williams’ pursuit of 24th major, Mouratoglou says

‘Time is working for her,’ Williams’ coach tells Sky SportsAmerican has lost four straight major finals in bid for recordSerena Williams is getting faster and fitter in her hunt for an elusive 24th Grand Slam title and the 37-year-old still has time on…

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Serena Williams won’t break Margaret Court’s record – and that’s OK

She is the greatest women’s tennis player of all time and deep down even her biggest critics know it. Wanting it to be beyond any plausible argument is merely completismAnyone who’s followed the women’s tennis tour closely over the last year wasn’t too…

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US Open talking points: big three chase history as Andreescu amazes | Tumaini Carayol

Medvedev is waiting in the wings, but it’s still all to play for between Djokovic, Federer and Nadal, while a new challenger has shown the mentality Serena Williams needs to rediscoverNovak Djokovic arrived in New York with a shoulder injury, then Roge…

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Serena Williams not giving up the fight to equal Margaret Court’s record

The American has lost her past four grand slam finals but still has the fire inside to win that elusive 24th majorIf anything can lift Serena Williams to one more slam, it might be the roar of the crowd. It was as loud here on Saturday night in appreci…