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Venus Williams overcomes Victoria Azarenka in three set thriller

Venus Williams crashes out of Wuhan Open

Venus Williams’ first visit to Asia since 2017 was cut short as she crashed out of the Wuhan Open first round on Sunday 7-5, 7-6 (7/5) to fellow American Danielle Collins.
Naomi Osaka

Coco Gauff, Naomi Osaka set for US Open showdown

US teen sensation Coco Gauff and top-ranked defending champion Naomi Osaka will meet in a third-round showdown Saturday at the US Open, each curious to test her game against the other.
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Serena Williams faces Maria Sharapova in US Open first round

It will be a blockbuster of a match as Serena Williams begins her quest for a seventh US Open title and record-tying 24th Grand Slam victory against long-time rival Maria Sharapova in the US Open women’s singles draw unveiled Thursday.
Madison Keys and Russian Daniil Medvedev, were winners of the Cincinnati crowns on Sunday, with the victories shooting up the duo in the tennis rankings to be released today.

Madison Keys, Daniil Medvedev win Cincinnati crowns

Madison Keys and Russian Daniil Medvedev, were winners of the Cincinnati crowns on Sunday, with the victories shooting up the duo in the tennis rankings to be released today.

Venus Williams stuns title-holder Kiki Bertens in Cincinnati Masters, as Serena Williams withdraws

Former world number one Venus Williams, playing what she called “smart” tennis, beat defending champion Kiki Bertens 6-3 3-6 7-6(4) in the second round of the Cincinnati Masters on Tuesday.
Russia’s Anastasia Potapova returns the ball to Germany’s Angelique Kerber during their women’s singles first round match on day 1 of The Roland Garros 2019 French Open tennis tournament in Paris on May 26, 2019. Anne-Christine POUJOULAT - AFP

Angelique Kerber crashes to Russian teen at Roland Garros as Roger Federer returns

German fifth seed and reigning Wimbledon champion Angelique Kerber saw her hopes of a career Grand Slam ended by Russian teenager Anastasia Potapova at Roland Garros on Sunday as Roger Federer prepared to make his Paris return after a four-year absence.
More than two decades after they last met on the red clay of Rome, Serena Williams will take on sister Venus in the second round of the Italian Open on Wednesday.

Serena, Venus Williams clash in Rome

More than two decades after they last met on the red clay of Rome, Serena Williams will take on sister Venus in the second round of the Italian Open on Wednesday.
Serena Williams

Serena Williams looking to turn the clock back in Rome before Roland Garros bid

Serena Williams returns from injury in Rome next week looking to get back to winning ways as she prepares her bid to match Margaret Court’s record of major singles titles at the French Open later this month.
Naomi Osaka

Top-ranked Naomi Osaka, Simona Halep crash out of Indian Wells

World number one Naomi Osaka crashed out of Indian Wells on Tuesday, routed by Belinda Bencic on a day that saw second-ranked Simona Halep sent packing, too.
INDIAN WELLS, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 09: Naomi Osaka of Japan during a change of ends against Kristina Mladenovic of France during their women’s singles second round match on day six of the BNP Paribas Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden on March 09, 2019 in Indian Wells, California. Clive Brunskill/Getty Images/AFP

Naomi Osaka turns tables on Kristina Mladenovic, Venus Williams rallies at Indian Wells

World number one Naomi Osaka launched her Indian Wells WTA title defense with a 6-3, 6-4 victory in a grudge match against Kristina Mladenovic on Saturday.
Chris Smalling

Chris Smalling: Why I turned vegan

Manchester United defender Chris Smalling says his strength and power have increased following his switch to a vegan diet.
World number one Simona Halep hit form to cruise past Venus Williams Saturday and set up a mouth-watering Australian Open last 16 clash with her sister Serena.

Top seed Simona Halep eclipses Venus Williams to set up Serena Williams clash

World number one Simona Halep hit form to cruise past Venus Williams Saturday and set up a mouth-watering Australian Open last 16 clash with her sister Serena.
Serena Williams swatted aside Ukrainian teenager Dayana Yastremska in straight sets on Saturday, powering into the Australian Open last 16 as she chases a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title.

Serena Williams rolls into Australian Open last 16

Serena Williams swatted aside Ukrainian teenager Dayana Yastremska in straight sets on Saturday, powering into the Australian Open last 16 as she chases a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title.
Serena Williams stepped up her drive for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam Thursday by swatting aside Eugenie Bouchard, but top seed Simona Halep had to dig deep to stay in the Australian Open on a day of epic battles.

Serena Williams in charge as Simona Halep, Milos Raonic battle through Australian Open epics

Serena Williams stepped up her drive for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam Thursday by swatting aside Eugenie Bouchard, but top seed Simona Halep had to dig deep to stay in the Australian Open on a day of epic battles.
Simona Halep

Australian Open: Simona Halep staggers into clash with Venus Williams

World number one Simona Halep scraped through to an Australian Open third round clash with Venus Williams Thursday after being pushed to the limit by unseeded Sofia Kenin over three sets.
Venus Williams

Venus Williams rises to reach Australian Open third round

Seven-time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams made a late charge into the Australian Open third round Thursday, grinding out a win in her second three-set victory of the tournament.
Serena Williams

Serena Williams handed tough draw in quest for record 24th Grand Slam

Serena Williams has been handed a challenging draw in her quest for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title at the Australian Open, starting with Germany’s Tatjana Maria in the first round.

Caroline Wozniacki begins warm-up for her Australian Open title defence

Caroline Wozniacki began her warm-up for her Australian Open title defence with a comprehensive 6-3, 6-2 win over Laura Siegemund in the first round of the WTA Auckland Classic Wednesday.

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Convicted Orji Kalu: 2023, here we come

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