Rafael Nadal outlasts Dominic Thiem in five-set US Open thriller

(CNN)World No.1 Rafael Nadal beat Dominic Thiem in a grueling five-set quarterfinal, recovering from a disastrous opening set to clinch the match in dramatic style. Follow @cnnsport “I just (kept) going, I’m very sorry for Dominic, he’s a close friend on tour, a great guy, and I wish him all…

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‘Devastated’ Alex de Minaur defeated in five-set US Open epic by Marin Cilic

Croatian powerhouse Marin Cilic has ended Alex de Minaurs US Open run with an epic third-round comeback win over Australias teenage excitement machine Croatian powerhouse Marin Cilic has ended Alex de Minaurs US Open run with an epic third-round comeback win over Australias teenage excitement machine. Champion in New York…

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Arthur Ashes real legacy was his activism, not his tennis

We remember Ashe for his electrifying talent. But he had a social conscience that was way ahead of its time Fifty years ago this week, Arthur Ashe shocked the tennis world by winning the mens singles at the first US Open. No one had expected a fifth-seeded, 25-year-old amateur on…

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Serena Williams fined $17K for three code violations, adding fuel to the fire in sexism row

Image: Tim Clayton/Corbis via Getty Images Serena Williams already paid a hefty price for the events which transpired on court during the women’s singles final of the U.S. Open. But now, in addition to being issued point deductions and being forced to forfeit an entire game, she will now have…

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Naomi Osaka: After Serena storm, US Open champion could have the last laugh

(CNN)The US Open should have been one of the showpiece events of the sporting summer. It started when chair umpire Carlos Ramos gave Williams a code violation for coaching, and eventually ended up with accusations of sexism in the aftermath. You are only a first-time major singles champion once, of…

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Serena Williams to play Japan’s Naomi Osaka in US Open final

(CNN)Serena Williams brushed aside Anastasija Sevastova in straight sets to advance to the US Open women’s final, taking her a step closer to equaling the all-time record haul of grand slam titles. Follow @cnnsport READ: Djokovic ends Millman’s improbably US Open run “It’s honestly really incredible,” said Williams, who is…

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Serena Williams learned her sister’s killer was free minutes before loss

(CNN)Tennis superstar Serena Williams says she found out her sister’s killer had been released from prison minutes before her loss to Johanna Konta last month. In an interview with Time Magazine, the 23-time grand slam champion said she was scrolling through Instagram 10 minutes before her match and learned the…

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Serena Williams suffers worst defeat of her career

(CNN)Serena Williams is usually the one who inflicts heavy defeats on others, but the former world No.1 suffered the most one-sided loss of her illustrious career Tuesday when she was knocked out of the first round of the Silicon Valley Classic after a 6-1 6-0 defeat. Follow @cnnsport Since turning…

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Serena Williams complains of ‘discrimination’ over frequent drug tests

…and it’s that time of the day to get “randomly” drug tested and only test Serena. Out of all the players it’s been proven I’m the one getting tested the most. Discrimination? I think so. At least I’ll be keeping the sport clean #StayPositive — Serena Williams (@serenawilliams) July 25,…

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