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Wimbledon 2018: Serena Williams’ stunning transformation | Angelique Kerber

[ad_1] TEN months ago, Serena Williams was clinging to life. After giving birth to daughter Olympia in September, the tennis superstar was treated for blood clots, including a pulmonary embolism, and didn’t know if she’d live to see her baby grow up let alone win another tennis match.But traumatic memories of her complicated health struggles can be put to the side on Saturday night (AEST) when Williams plays Angelique Kerber
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Wimbledon 2018 Novak Djokovic future grand slams: Boris Becker predicts winning run

[ad_1] BORIS Becker coached Novak Djokovic for six of his 13 grand slam titles. After watching the Serbian win his latest major title at Wimbledon, the German legend writes why this is the beginning of something special. OF COURSE Novak Djokovic is back. If you’re not back after winning Wimbledon, then when are you going to be back?There were a lot of questions marks before this tournament, from himself and
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Tennis news: Alexander Zverev beats Alex de Minaur for Citi Open title

[ad_1] ALEXANDER Zverev became the first man in nearly a decade to win consecutive titles at the Citi Open, overpowering Alex de Minaur 6-2, 6-4 in the hard-court tournament final Sunday. Zverev hit six aces, topping 130 mph, and never faced a break point en route to his ninth career ATP title and third of 2018.“You really deserved it,” de Minaur told Zverev during the trophy ceremony. “Played too good
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Cincinnati Open: Andy Murry’s comeback from injury hits snag after loss to Lucas Pouille

[ad_1] ANDY Murray’s comeback from hip surgery hit another roadblock when he was beaten by France’s Lucas Pouille in the first round of the Cincinnati Open.Pouille, the world No. 17, proved to be the more resourceful as he claimed his first win in five tries against Murray 6-1 1-6 6-4.The former World No. 1 Scot has endured a frustrating time since he came back to the ATP Tour after 11
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Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic doubles at Laver Cup: Novak excited by prospect of doubles link

[ad_1] NOVAK Djokovic is looking forward to possibly forming a doubles dream-team with Roger Federer as Europe prepares to take on the Rest of the World in the Laver Cup next month. Djokovic and Federer will spearhead the European challenge in the second staging of the tournament, which takes place in Chicago from September 21-23.Team Europe completed their roster for the event with Britain’s Kyle Edmund being added to a
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US Open results: Ash Barty easily wins first round in New York

[ad_1] ASHLEIGH Barty has made a confident start to her US Open campaign with a storming first-round win over Tunisian qualifier and former junior doubles partner Ons Jabeur. Australia’s 18th seed spent just 65 minutes on court in stifling hot conditions, seeing off Jabeur 6-1 6-3 to book a second-round date on Wednesday with veteran Czech Lucie Safarova or Croatian Petra Martic.SHOCK: Top seed stunned in US Open boiloverCOMEBACK: Aussie
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US Open 2018: Nick Kyrgios Twitter exchange with Ben Rothenberg, Stefanos Tsitsipas

[ad_1] ROUND 39. Ding. Ding. Nick Kyrgios and American reporter Ben Rothenberg have traded Twitter barbs for the 638th time after the Aussie appeared to throw shade at his newest social media adversary.Rothenberg, a senior tennis correspondent for the New York Times, stumbled into an exchange with Kyrgios when the Australian for the second time this month poked fun of 20-year-old Greek rising star Stefanos Tsitsipas.Kyrgios has previously taken social
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US Open results: Sloane Stephens v Victoria Azarenka score, women’s draw

[ad_1] US Open champion Sloane Stephens kept alive her bid for back-to-back titles in New York, defeating former world No.1 Victoria Azarenka 6-3 6-4 in a gritty match to set up a fourth-round showdown with Elise Mertens.The third-seeded American was the sharper of the pair at the outset on Friday, firing nine winners and fending off Azarenka’s lone break-point opportunity to take the first set in a little over half
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US Open 2018: Roger Federer start time v John Millman, preview, schedule

[ad_1] ROGER Federer’s respect for John Millman is unquestionable ahead of their US Open fourth-round clash at Flushing Meadows. “I’m a big fan of John. Maybe not that many people know him but he’s a real hardworking guy out there and those are the guys who have all the respect from us top players in the locker room,” Federer said.“He’s just come to Switzerland to train with me before the