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Serena Williams ‘not nice’ boxer Claressa Shields said | tennis, boxing

[ad_1] BOXING champion Claressa Shields has slammed tennis champion Serena Williams, revealing why it’s not always a good idea to meet your idols.The 23-year-old WBA and IBF female middleweight and super middleweight world champion said Williams used to be a idol, until they met at the 2016 Rio Olympics.She told the Detroit Free Press she was upset after meeting her childhood idol.“Well, one used to be Serena Williams,” Shields, 23,
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Shenzen Open results, scores, semi-finals: Alex de Minaur v Pierre-Hugues Herbert

[ad_1] ALEX de Minaur has moved a step closer to a breakthrough ATP tour title after a testing 6-3 7-6 (9-7) quarter-final win over Damir Dzumhur at the Shenzen Open - but Andy Murray wasn’t able to join him in the semis.The Australian set up a semi-final meeting with Pierre-Hugues Herbert and would be well fancied to move through to a third top-tier decider.Murray was beaten in straight sets by
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Wuhan Open results, scores: Ash Barty v Aryna Sabalenka, semi-final matches, final

[ad_1] ASHLEIGH Barty’s run at the Wuhan Open has come to an end in the semi-finals after going down to powerful Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka.Barty, last year’s runner-up, couldn’t contend with the heavy hitting of Sabalenka and went down 7-6 (7-2) 6-4.One of the form players of the hard court season, Sabalenka took out the New Haven title last month and was the only player to snatch a set off US
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Chengdu Open results, scores: Bernard Tomic reaches semi-finals with win over Felix Auger-Aliassime

[ad_1] BERNARD Tomic’s tentative steps away from tennis’ battler ranks are gathering momentum with the former world No.17 moving into the semi-finals of China’s Chengdu Open.It wasn’t exactly the hallowed grass of Wimbledon for the tennis prodigy and his opponent — world No.147 and qualifying lucky loser Felix Auger-Aliassime — is hardly a great of the game.But it was still an important win for the Australian who is projected to
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Serena Williams sings I Touch Myself on Instagram for breast cancer awareness

[ad_1] SERENA Williams has appeared topless in a new Instagram video in which she sings the classic Divinyls song, I Touch Myself.The tennis legend wasn’t trying to rack up likes on her page but rather drawing awareness for Breast Cancer Awarness Month.Williams surprises with her singing talent and shows she may have another career after tennis.She confessed that she was “uncomfortable” doing the video but believed in the cause that
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Fernando Verdasco ‘disgusting’ ball boy outburst: Tennis, Shenzhen Open

[ad_1] FRESH off a big win over Andy Murray earlier in the week, Spanish tennis star Fernando Verdasco has caused a new stir in the tennis world after unloading on a ball boy who was too slow bringing him his towel.Verdasco gestured wildly at the ball boy, trying to hurry him up during his 1-6 6-3 7-6 (10-8) semi-final defeat against Yoshihito Nishioka at the Shenzhen Open.Verdasco was handed a
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Bernard Tomic wins Chengdu title: video, score, Fabio Fognini, ATP 250

[ad_1] BERNARD Tomic’s two-years from hell are over after the polarising Australian broke his ATP tournament duck, defeating top seed Fabio Fognini 6-1 3-6 the Chengdu final.Tomic was back to his crafty best during the China tournament, carrying his form into the final after breezing past Portugal’s Joao Sousa 6-4 6-4 in semi-final.“Fabio is playing ridiculous, he has won three titles this year and he wants to win another one,”
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Sloane Stephens feud with Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova turns ugly

[ad_1] AMERICAN Sloane Stephens accused her opponent of trying to hit her with an overhead shot during a contentious first-round match at the China Open on Sunday (Monday AEST).In the third set, it appeared that Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova tried hitting Stevens with an overhead smash near the net. However, Stephens returned the hit and won the point.Things got heated between Sloane Stephens and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.Source: Getty ImagesWhile returning to the
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Ash Barty Hopman Cup: Aussie No.1 confirms Australian Open preparation

[ad_1] QUEENSLAND’S Ash Barty will start her summer tennis circuit away from her home state tournament, choosing instead to play Perth’s Hopman Cup.The announcement that Barty and Australian No.4 Matt Ebden will be Australia’s two-member team at the Hopman Cup, from December 30, means it is now likely that Nick Kyrgios will bid to defend his Brisbane International men’s title in that week.The alternative for Kyrgios and Australia’s other four
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Nick Kyrgios serves up victory for new coach James Cerretani in Tokyo

[ad_1] NICK Kyrgios says he has hired American James Cerretani to travel with him as a coach through his Asian swing, which started on Wednesday with a first-round win in Tokyo. OSAKA: US OPEN CONFIRMS BUSY AUSTRALIAN TOURNEW APPROACH: BARTY‘S QUEST TO BREAK AUS OPEN BARRIERKyrgios rode a good serving day, including 20 aces, to beat Japanese qualifier Yoshihito Nishioka, a winner of an ATP title in China last Sunday,