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US Serena Williams celebrates after defeating Czech Republic's Karolina Pliskova during their Women's Singles Quarter-Finals match at the 2018 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York on September 4, 2018.Six-time champion Serena Williams overpowered Karolina Pliskova 6-4, 6-3 on Tuesday to reach the semi-finals of the US Open. / AFP PHOTO / Don EMMERT

Madison Keys: Serena Williams can still grab Grand Slams record

American number three Madison Keys said she has no doubt Serena Williams can equal the record of 24 Grand Slam titles despite her stormy defeat in the US Open final.
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Wimbledon to rethink on-court coaching rules

Chairman Philip Brook could be willing to rethink Wimbledon’s previously-staunch opposition to on-court coaching after branding the Serena Williams U.S. Open controversy “not a good look for tennis”.

Osun: Election as theatre

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared the Osun Gubernatorial election of September 22 inconclusive and has ordered a supplementary election at seven polling centres in four local councils on September 27. Many Nigerians are taking a keen interest in the Osun election.
Serena Williams’s claim that the code violations that sparked her meltdown in the US Open final were sexist stirred debate, with WTA Tour chief executive Steve Simon backing her on Sunday.

Serena Williams’ US Open treatment divides tennis world

Serena Williams’ behaviour in Saturday’s US Open final divided the tennis world after she called the chair umpire a “liar” and a “thief”.
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Naomi Osaka wins US Open after Serena Williams ‘umpire thief’ meltdown

Naomi Osaka became the first Japanese to win a Grand Slam singles title on Saturday as her idol Serena Williams angrily imploded, calling the chair umpire in the US Open final “a thief”.
Serena Williams needed three sets to dispatch Kaia Kanepi in the fourth round at the United States Open on Sunday. CreditCreditKarsten Moran for The New York Times

Serena Williams faces history maker Naomi Osaka in US Open final

Six-time champion Serena Williams swept aside Anastasija Sevastova Thursday to reach a ninth US Open final, where she’ll face Japanese trail blazer Naomi Osaka. The last time they met in Miami Open last March, Osaka prevailed in two sets.
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 04: Serena Williams of the United States returns the ball during the women's singles quarter-final match against Karolina Pliskova of Czech Republic on Day Nine of the 2018 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 4, 2018 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. Matthew Stockman/Getty Images/AFP

Semi-finalist Serena Williams says still ‘long way to go’ at US Open

Serena Williams is taking nothing for granted as she heads into the US Open semi-finals on Thursday with a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title on the horizon.
US Serena Williams celebrates after defeating Czech Republic's Karolina Pliskova during their Women's Singles Quarter-Finals match at the 2018 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York on September 4, 2018.Six-time champion Serena Williams overpowered Karolina Pliskova 6-4, 6-3 on Tuesday to reach the semi-finals of the US Open. / AFP PHOTO / Don EMMERT

Six-time champion Serena Williams into US Open semi-finals as champion Sloane Stephens exits

Six-time champion Serena Williams shook off a sluggish start to power past eighth-seeded Karolina Pliskova 6-4, 6-3 on Tuesday and into the US Open semi-finals.
Serena Williams needed three sets to dispatch Kaia Kanepi in the fourth round at the United States Open on Sunday. CreditCreditKarsten Moran for The New York Times

Serena Williams, Sloane Stephens reach US Open quarter-finals

Six-time champion Serena Williams survived a spirited challenge from unseeded Kaia Kanepi to triumph 6-0, 4-6, 6-3 on Sunday and reach the quarter-finals of the US Open.
Serena Williams and Venus Williams. Tim Clayton-Corbis via Getty

Venus Williams: Serena on path for another US Open crown

Venus Williams says she believes her sister, Serena, could be on track to claim her seventh U.S. Open title if she maintains the form she showed in their third-round clash on Friday.
Serena Williams won her 35th night match in Arthur Ashe Stadium, the most by any player, male or female. DON EMMERT-AFP-Getty Images

Serena Williams cruises in US Open first round

Serena Williams was ruthless on her return to the US Open on Monday, opening her bid for a record-tying 24th Grand Slam title with a 6-4, 6-0 first-round victory over Magda Linette.
MASON, OH - Serena Williams of the United States returns a shot to Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic during Day 4 of the Western and Southern Open at the Lindner Family Tennis Center on August 14, 2018 in Mason, Ohio. Rob Carr-Getty Images-AFP

Serena Williams, Rafael Nadal headline opening night at US Open

Serena Williams launches her bid for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title on Monday, sharing the Arthur Ashe Stadium stage with defending men’s champion Rafael Nadal in a blockbuster US Open opening night.
Serena Williams has made the quarter finals at Wimbledon for the 13th time. AP - Tim Ireland

Serena Williams ready to take New York spotlight at US Open

Sloane Stephens will be defending her title at the U.S. Open but all eyes will be on Serena Williams over the coming two weeks as the six-times champion attempts to win her first Grand Slam title since becoming a mother.
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Serena Williams must balance daughter’s birthday with US Open demand

Serena Williams’ return to the U.S. Open for the first time since becoming a mother will be an emotional experience, not least because her daughter Alexis-Olympia’s first birthday is right in the middle of the tournament.
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Serena Williams still world’s highest paid sportswoman

Serena Williams was the highest paid female athlete for a third consecutive year in 2018, according to an annual list published by Forbes on Tuesday that was dominated by tennis players.
After turning heads in Paris with her black catsuit, Serena Williams is out to wow the US Open in her brand new “Queen” collection for Nike, designed by American stylist Virgil Abloh, the sportswear giant said Monday.

Serena Williams No. 17 seed for US Open

Serena Williams has been seeded 17th at the U.S. Open, nine spots higher than her WTA ranking as she returns from childbirth.
Angelique Kerber celebrates victory in the Ladies’ Singles final . Javier Garcia-BPI-Rex-Shutterstock

Angelique Kerber beats Serena Williams to win first Wimbledon title

Angelique Kerber denied Serena Williams a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam crown as she became the first German in 22 years to lift the Wimbledon title, Sky Sport reports.
Serena Williams has made the quarter finals at Wimbledon for the 13th time. AP - Tim Ireland

Duchess of Sussex to cheer Wimbledon royal Serena Williams

Serena Williams will be cheered on albeit quietly and politely from the Royal Box by her close friend Meghan Markle, the new Duchess of Sussex, during Saturday’s Wimbledon final.

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