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Teenage sensation Coco Gauff given wildcard for US Open

15-year-old reached fourth round of Wimbledon in JulyWTA limits number of senior tournaments for younger playersCoco Gauff will get a chance for an encore after her magical run to the fourth round at this year’s Wimbledon. The 15-year-old from Florida …

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Andy Murray targets Australian Open for return to peak strength

• Murray will use Asian tournaments to prepare for Melbourne• ‘I’m certainly not going to go backwards from here’Andy Murray is hoping to be back to the peak of his physical powers in time for the 2020 Australian Open after making his singles return.Th…

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Serena Williams wrote to Naomi Osaka to ‘find peace’ after US Open final

American says she sought therapy after backlash from matchWilliams is into Wimbledon semi-final after win on TuesdaySerena Williams says she sent an apology to Naomi Osaka for her behavior in last year’s US Open final. Osaka, who was 20 at the time, wo…

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Andy Murray hopes to play singles this year but sets no timescale for return

• Murray returns to doubles action next week after hip surgery• ‘It’s baby steps just now, but I hope to play singles this year’Andy Murray hopes to be back on the singles court later this year, but the former world No 1 is setting no time limits. Murr…

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Flashpoints of 2018: Serena Williams blows her top in the US Open final

The 23-time grand slam title winner blamed all and sundry after falling foul of the rules in her losing final with Naomi Osaka at Flushing MeadowsThe turmoil that enveloped Serena Williams and Carlos Ramos during the final of the 2018 US Open had littl…

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Serena Williams’s US meltdown was handled badly all round, says McEnroe

• ‘She was wrong and so was the umpire,’ he adds • McEnroe in London for final appearance at Champions eventSerena Williams has “nothing to apologise for” after her meltdown at this year’s US Open, according to John McEnroe. The man who probably had mo…

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Serena Williams’s US meltdown was handled badly all round, says McEnroe

• ‘She was wrong and so was the umpire,’ he adds • McEnroe in London for final appearance at Champions eventSerena Williams has “nothing to apologise for” after her meltdown at this year’s US Open, according to John McEnroe. The man who probably had mo…

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Johanna Konta: Serena wrong to blame US Open final defeat on umpire

• Briton says umpire Carlos Ramos is stickler for rules• ‘I believe it was emotions running high and things snowballing’Johanna Konta, who relaunches her career under new management and coach in the new year, waved goodbye to an ordinary 2018 on Friday…

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Serena Williams coach advocates change in rules after US Open controversy

Patrick Mouratoglou says in-match coaching would help tennisWilliams was given violation for being coached at US OpenSerena Williams’s coach says in-match coaching should be allowed in tennis to help the sport’s popularity.Patrick Mouratoglou, who admi…

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Tennis tantrums quiz: how well do you remember these meltdowns?

Broken rackets, rants and more Serena Williams has had her fair share of outbursts. How did she threaten a line judge at the US Open in 2009?She told her: “You will never, ever be on a court of mine again”She said: “I will look for you, I will pursue y…

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Naomi Osaka beats the boos and begins long road to tennis icon status | Paul MacInnes

The US Open winner has the tools to win repeatedly but Serena Williams’s example shows the hurdles that may lie in her wayYou can have different views about the merits of booing at a sporting event. For some it is one of the few tools available to…

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Serena Williams’s meltdown is a sign that tennis lies at a crossroads | Kevin Mitchell

Leading players must take responsibility for guiding the sport through good times and bad during this period of changeMany fine things happened at the 50th US Open, none better than Naomi Osaka’s dignified arrival and Novak Djokovic’s mighty return, no…

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Naomi Osaka admits she was ‘a little bit sad’ as US Open win ended in boos

Japanese player won her first grand slam title on SaturdayFinal was overshadowed by allegations of sexismThe new US Open champion, Naomi Osaka, has spoken about the mixed emotions she felt after winning her first grand slam in a match overshadowed by a…

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Serena Williams gains support of WTA and USTA chiefs after umpire row

WTA’s Steve Simon: double standards applied by Carlos RamosUSTA president hails Williams’s ‘class’ and ‘sportsmanship’The Women’s Tennis Association has backed up Serena Williams’ claims of sexism regarding the way she was treated by umpire Carlos Ramo…

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‘A new heroine’: Japan celebrates first grand slam winner amid Serena row

Shinzo Abe and Japanese news outlets have lauded Naomi Osaka’s victory at the US Open on SundayWhile the tennis world debated the merits of Serena Williams’ tirade against umpire Carlos Ramos during Saturday’s US Open final, Japan heaped praise on its …

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Ash Barty claims maiden grand slam title with doubles victory

Australian pairs with CoCo Vandeweghe for win‘We’ve done a hell of a lot of work,’ says Barty Ashleigh Barty will be hoping Sam Stosur’s wise words of wisdom ring true. The US Open champion of 2011 suggested success in doubles could only help her caree…

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Ash Barty claims maiden grand slam title with doubles victory

Australian pairs with CoCo Vandeweghe for win‘We’ve done a hell of a lot of work,’ says Barty Ashleigh Barty will be hoping Sam Stosur’s wise words of wisdom ring true. The US Open champion of 2011 suggested success in doubles could only help her caree…

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Ash Barty claims maiden grand slam title with doubles victory

Australian pairs with CoCo Vandeweghe for win‘We’ve done a hell of a lot of work,’ says Barty Ashleigh Barty will be hoping Sam Stosur’s wise words of wisdom ring true. The US Open champion of 2011 suggested success in doubles could only help her caree…

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Novak Djokovic powers past Juan Martín del Potro to win third US Open

• Novak Djokovic wins 6-3, 7-6 (4), 6-3• Djokovic wins 14th grand slam title and third in New YorkChampions have the rare talent of making their endeavours look easier than mere mortals can imagine, but Novak Djokovic’s straight sets win over Juan Mart…

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Novak Djokovic powers past Juan Martín del Potro to win third US Open

• Novak Djokovic wins 6-3, 7-6 (4), 6-3• Djokovic wins 14th grand slam title and third in New YorkChampions have the rare talent of making their endeavours look easier than mere mortals can imagine, but Novak Djokovic’s straight sets win over Juan Mart…